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sAmarth patel



  • 7+ years of experience as a Software Engineer - Software Test & development of Acceptance criteria
  • Working in “Agile Methodology” & “SPICE Methodology”.
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) certified trained.
  • International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) certified tester foundation level.
  • Solid working knowledge of current infotainment technologies, including Bluetooth, Voice Recognition, Wi-Fi, Navigation and application development.
  • Extensive Knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle, Testing & Bug Life Cycle.
  • Independently involved in Defect Management (Defect Reporting and Defect Tracking).
  • Coordinates and reports status of internal project deliverables (ELVIS, ESIM, etc) using HARMAN - GM tools.
  • Well-versed in test scenarios/case creation based on the requirement of the project/application and its functionalities.
  • Exhibits an honest work ethic with strong problem solving & analytical skills, flexibility.
  • Resourcefulness and the ability to work cohesively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Work experience

June 2016current

Lead Design release engineer

HARMAN international, End client General motors
  • Representing Harman as an on-site ( Managing 12 resident engineer) Lead Release/Resident engineer for program execution matters.
  • Meets with customer representatives regionally and globally to ensure program / project objectives are being met within designated parameters (Eg. Germany, Hungary, Korea, china, Mexico).
  • Responsible for communicating the customer requirements within the organization and interface with multiple groups within to ensure customer’s requirement expectations are being met.
  • Providing weekly program status updates. Represent the program to Internally to Management during program, quality and operations reviews.
  • Leading and managing customer relationships at a release engineer and manager level for overall program development.
  • organize a cross-functional Product Development Team (PDT) to coordinate the development and integration of products into the vehicle.
  • Leading communications for software issues, reporting, investigating and identifying priorities.
  • Leading the program adherence to follow standard processes and maintain program and customer related documentation.
  • Creating, releasing and follow up on work orders using OEM internal database.
  • Create/Approve Engineering Work Orders (EWOs) to release component and all fastener part numbers
  • Assisting manufacturing plants in troubleshooting product assembly build, Text to Speech, System and Power Management, Phone,Data Carrier,and Data Downloads.
  • Initiate and conduct Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA).
    Prepare and track Engineering Change Work Order for release documentation and changes.
  • Develop design alternatives and present them to management for decision.
    Manage Change Requests and Issue tracking.
  • Coordinating build related activities with Application Development staff
  • Coordinate design of component with vehicle changes.
  • Initiate, analyze and revise design if test/ manufacturing/ field problem is shown in test reports and implement problem resolution.
July 2013July 2015

Lead Software Validation Engineer

Elektrobit Automotive GmbH, Erlangen, Germany
  • Organize, conduct and support testing activities including Vehicle Systems, Audio and Acoustics,
  • Networking, and Navigation Applications for BMW & Mercedes benz lines.
  • Performed testing on various embedded features like HMI, Entertainment, Connectivity like BT andCarPlay.
  • Tested features such as AM/FM, XM, USB, CD, AUX, Bluetooth connection and other functionalities that are part of the car infotainment system.
  • Used Jira, RTC (Rational Team Concert) to report defects.
  • Study and analyze product specifications and requirement documents (Polarion).
  • Develop manual and automated test cases with script generation for Systems, Audio, Media and Navigation features as per customer requirements.
  • Test and verify audio, video, media, phone, receiver, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, route guidance, safety and security features, interfacing icons and widgets, etc.
  • Perform issue tracking and root cause analysis of test failures and participate in audits and reviews of testing highlighting areas for improvement including monitoring and reporting .
  • Participate and discuss with developers, team lead, manager and other team members in meetings about the issues reported and retesting the fixed issues.
  • Test and analyze driver assist systems by understanding traffic patterns and environmental driving in the US
July 2010Oct 2012

System engineer 

Tata Consultancy Services (Jaguar cars )
  • Requirement analysis and creating traceability in IBM Doors for ensuring that requirement
    statements are complete, traceable, verified against standards
  • Participated in customer meetings for requirement changes
  • Created test harness and software tool in C++ for different ECUs on bench and in vehicle
    testing which interfaces with diff modules like CAN, Android system, Variable power supply
  • System integration of infotainment modules and build software then flashed ECU modules
  • Performed testing of function block on MOST protocol using K2L ATS.
  • Validate the Phone, Bluetooth, Audio, Touchpad features in the Infotainment system
  • Validated telematics features like remote start/stop, remote unlock, Wi-Fi, Emergency assist
  • Review the Spec sheet, prepare test cases and suggest the changes in the Spec sheet.
  • Created test simulation using CAPL scripting, Python in CANoe
  • Performed vehicle testing flash ECUs and collect logs if any issues observed
  • Validate the Internal messages between HMI and Audio devices.
  • Sign-off on different software releases and flash them to hardware and did smoke testing
  • Well versed with Bug reporting, tracking and fix verification process with Polarion’s  Bug
    management tool.

Internship Softwareengineer/hw

SoftwareEngineer/HW-SWtester Stuttgart(Germany) HWtesting(GLM100C) calibrationtesting, functiontesting Embeddedtestingofblackbox[powertooldeviceusingrangefinderMeasurethedistanceusing laser] SWtesting(Android/apple(IOS) testingtheapplicationandthesimulationexpectedconstant connectionbetweenhardware(GLM100C) andsoftwareapplication SWtesting(unittesting, integrationtesting, systemtesting) testthesoftwareandattheendallthe flashfiletestingwithallfunctionsofthedevice WorkonSoftwareDevelopmentLifeCycle, Testing&BugLifeCycle.


SoftwareTester/SoftwareEngineer ProficientinFunctional/RegressionTestAutomation-ConceptDesign, andScripting ExtensiveKnowledgeofClientServerApplication&Web-basedApplications Workingin* AgileMethodology*,* SPICEMethodology* HandsonexperienceintheSystem, Functional, Regression, andDatavalidationTesting ExtensiveKnowledgeofSoftwareDevelopmentLifeCycle, Testing&BugLifeCycle





Master in Automotive software engineering 



Gujarat University

Bachelor's in  computer science 


Dec 2014Jan 2015

CCNA –Cisco Certified Network Associate

Cisco Systems, Inc.
Apr 2013Aug 2013

ISTQB Software tester Foundation level

International Software Testing Qualifications Board

The Foundation Level qualification is aimed at professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of software testing. This includes people in roles such as test designers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and IT Professionals.

The Foundation Level qualification is also appropriate for anyone who needs a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants.

Apr 2011Sep 2011

German Language 

Gujarat vidhyapith

B1 Level certificate

Technical skills and competences

Project management
German language

Good: Speaking, writing, Reading

Microsoft office
Automation testing
Software testing
C, C++,C# 

Computer Skills and Competences

Operating System:

Win 7, Win 8, Linux, Mac, Android,QNX

Functional Skill

Strong analytical skills

Management and communication skills

Strong client interaction skills


Dilip Rathi, Team leader

Elektrobit Automotive GmbH

Am Wolfsmantel 46, 91058 Erlangen, Germany

[email protected]
Andreas Fetzer, Quality Engineer

Robert Bosch GmbH

70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen


[email protected]

 Valecha, Lead engineer V&V


41131 Vincenti Court

Novi, MI

[email protected]