Interest

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Summary

  • A dynamic Program / Project management professional with around 15+ years of rich overseas & indigenous experience in managing multiple large scale testing program deliveries encompassing onsite & offshore spanning across planning, proposals, design, quality management, software testing, implementation and maintenance of systems.
  • Expertise in establishing IT Assurance practice as well as effective governance of different testing disciplines across the organization which have maximized the IT Value delivery.
  • Expertise in spearheading multiple & complex Testing Projects (Functional , Test Automation, Performance, Siebel, Security & Mobile) as well as new technology (SOA) implementation for streamlining IT operations within the time & cost parameters as per quality standards.
  • Deep understanding and proven track record of IT Quality Assurance strategy delivery and awareness of strategic goals and ability to define and influence these goals.
  • Organizational skills in managing distributed resources and organizations. Ability to manage within a matrix organization.
  • Comprehensive experience in creating RFPs, Proposals, Vendor Evaluation, Test Lab Setup, Test Planning and Verification, Quality Metrics Analysis.
  • Domain expertise in Public sector, Logistics, CRM,Manufacturing, Mutual Fund, Asset Management, Content Management & Product Management.
  • Recognized for leadership in project planning, scheduling, prioritization, contingency and risk planning, work assignments, and definition of scope for enterprise information systems projects.
  • Proficiency in Functional , Test Automation , Performance , SOA and Security Testing in different platforms.
  • Resourceful in deploying various QA methodologies to analyze various processes based on deployment scenarios, recommending modifications to minimize escalations, realize operational efficiencies, control variability, costs and reduce cycle-time for the enhancement purposes.
  • Expert in business process analysis & Re-engineering
  • Successfully executed Six Sigma Black belt projects using Six Sigma Tools and Methodologies
  • Expertise with test automation & performance testing tools like HP – QTP & Performance Center, Mercury - Win runner & Load Runner, Segue - Silk test  and Rational - Visual Test.
  • Formally trained on SEI CMM & Six Sigma Black Belt processes.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving & multitasking abilities. Possess a flexible & detail oriented attitude.
  • An effective communicator with excellent relationship, team building & interpersonal skills

Objective

Seekingsenior level managerialassignmentswith a growth oriented organizationwhere I can build/ enhance the IT Assurance and testing practice and leverage it to maximizethe IT Value delivery,which is criticalfor the success of the Business

Work History

Work History
Feb 2013 - Present

Principal Consultant

Infosys Technologies
  • Currently assisting the Major European bank to meet the Monetary Authority of Singapore's Compliance regulations.
  • Providing consultancy services for large transformation engagements
  • Testing COE Assessment and Implementation.
  • Compliance and IT Assurance Services
  • Performance Testing, Test Automation and QA Process Consulting
  • Specialized in initiating large programs by identifying the pain points of the customers, proposing the right strategic solution approach
  • Lead for Strategic Alliance Partnership with Tool Vendors - Vendor analysis, tool fitment, strategic collaboration, pricing negotiations
  • Market Research, Analysis, New Business Revenue Stream Incubation
  • Business Planning, Business Case Creation, Go-To-Market Strategy & Road map Definition
  • E2E experience in tool vendors relationship management - NDAs, assessments, alliance formalization, providing platforms for evangelization, etc
  • QA Thought leadership
  • Delivery Management
  • RFP/RFI responses, project initiation, project budgeting, resource management, invoicing to revenue recognition.
  • Building successful QA consulting team in cross cultural environments.
Dec 2010 - Nov 2012

Software Quality Assurance Manager

Abu Dhabi Judicial Department

Managerial

  • Implementing and Governing the IT Assurance & testing practice.
  • Preparing the annual budget for the Section (Human resources, tools, infrastructure) and obtaining the necessary approvals and also ensure the proper usage of the approved budget.
  • Architecting testing Strategy & testing processes for System Integration, Test Automation, Performance testing & SOA testing for the programs.
  • Setting directions to constantly upgrade the testing tools stack with demanding testing needs.
  • Staff management including hiring, training, coaching, counseling and evaluating performance of Test associates
  • Leading the team for the creation of test plans, test cases, scenarios, and test execution.
  • Implementing of project plans within pre-set budgets and deadlines.
  • Managing resource allocations and setting up of communication channels across the various horizons of the organization structure.
  • Guiding team members throughout the assignments, ensuring all parameters and performance benchmarks are met.
  • Allocating tasks based upon project requirements and skill set. Ensuring task completion as per schedule.
  • Managing timely delivery of the scheduled activities/ technical deliverables, as per quality standards specified

Functional

  • Defining quality specifications, enabling the validation and verification procedures to ensure the defined quality specifications through automated and manual testing
  • Metrics Analysis and Process excellence drive.
  • Providing scope, resource and time estimates for projects presented to QA for testing and analysis.
  • Designing & coordinating implementation and availability of QA test environments. Ensuring compatibility of testing.
  • Go – No Go decision for project releases based on the Quality control measurements
  • Working with business analysis function to ensure the IT Value delivery as per the business expectations.
  • Reviewing quality assurance documents like traceability matrix, defect trend charts and metric reports.
  • Allocating tasks to resources, managing compliance to timelines specified and ensuring team members adhere to quality process guidelines (as per CMM/ CMMi standards).
  • Review and authorize all major testing deliverables which includes Test Plan ( Functional, Performance), Testing Frame work, Testing sign-off reports and etc.
Jul 2007 - Nov 2010

Test Manager

Dubai Customs
  • Successfully implemented the IT Assurance practice which includes Functional, Test Automation, Performance, SOA and Security testing.
  • Headed the testing efforts across Dubai Customs all ambitious program deliveries to ensure the quality with optimum cost.
  • Implemented IT Assurance best practices and latest testing tools.
  • Played a major role in architecting the testing infrastructure.
  • Successfully implemented test automation suites to reduce the cost of quality by 60% with improved time to market.
Feb 2006 - Jun 2007

Test Manager

Information Technology Center (Esquire Systems)
  • Successfully implemented the Testing practice
  • Successfully implemented the defect management process (Bugzilla) for the whole organization.
  • Established the Testing Centre of excellence (COE) including test lab setup.
  • Guided the automation tools evaluation effort for suiting different applications of various platforms.
May 2004 - Jan 2006

Test Lead

Fidelity Investments
  • Successfully lead the testing team (Functional, test automation & Performance) from offshore.
  • Played the Key role in transforming the testing activities specific to Enterprise Processing Services applications to offshore
  • Vendor management for testing tools.
  • Team building & mentoring
Jan 2004 - Apr 2004

Test Lead

Aztec Software
  • Successfully lead the testing efforts (Functional, test automation & Performance) specific to Hyperion product from Offshore
  • Played the Major role in setting up a test Lab ( Test automation & Performance)
Nov 2002 - Jan 2004

Module Lead

Wipro Technologies
  • Successfully led a 6 member testing team for a project in securities domain.
  • Successfully led the functional test automation & Performance testing projects from onsite.
  • Created the test strategies and master test plans for those projects.
  • Successfully played a quality coordinator role a Supply chain project.
  • Effectively co-ordinate the day to day testing activities from offshore.
  • Prepared a Proof of concept for character based testing using Smart term software, in a view to reduce the cost spent by the client in manual testing.
Apr 2001 - Nov 2002

Senior Software Engineer

GE India Business Center
  • Active member of the global design for the leading 3 industrial automation applications of GEFANUC.
  • Entire QA ownership for those applications from offshore.
  • Successfully reduced the cost of quality for those applications releases through 2 greenbelt six sigma projects withmore test coverage and minimal turnaround time.
  • Successfully Implemented six sigma tools like DOE to increase test coverage and test efficiency.
  • Successfully setup the test lab with required hardwares ( PLCs, Quick Panels, Desktop with different OS and browsers)
Apr 1998 - Apr 2001

Test Engineer

Techno Tips Computer Services
  • Successfully completed in-house software testing training and played a major role in establishing testing practices inthe organization
  • Successfully created the regression test automation suite using silk test
  • Successfully delivered the functional test design and test execution.
Sep 1997 - Mar 1998

Programmer

Web Soft Systems
  • Successfully designed, developed and implemented the web sites.

Education

Education
Apr 2000 - Dec 2000

Diploma in Advanced Java & Web Technologies

SSI LTD.
Jun 1997 - Aug 1997

Advance Diploma in Computer Technology

YMCA
May 1993 - May 1997

Bachelor of Engineering

Government College of Engineering

Skills

Skills

DWBI & Data Migration

Change Management

Procurement Management

Business Process Re-Engineering

Risk Management

IT Service Management

Agile, V&V, Iterative and Waterfall methodologies

Offshore Setup and Management

Vendor Management

Continuous Process Improvement

Performance Engineering

Test Automation

Test Management

IT Assurance

Software Quality Assurance

Program/ Project Management

Certifications

Certifications

Program Management certification course

Prog study

SIX SIGMA

MISP

ISTQB

ISEB

ITIL V3

EXIN

COBIT

ISACA
Oct 2012 - Oct 2015

PMP

PMI