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Test Lead & Architect || Test Automation & Tools Expert || Agile Testing


My vision is to empower Agile Engineering teams' and organizations to adopt QA Best Practices, Tools, Techniques and together deliver consistent high quality software products with great customer experience 


  • Technical QA Management Professional having  12 years of experience in Software Testing with over 6 years in lead role
  • Experienced in leading and transforming QA efforts for start-ups and corporates
  • Successful track record of building QA Teams, Implementing QA Processes, Automation Framework & Tools
  • Hands on with coding, product technologies, test automation frameworks & tools, testing techniques, continuous integration systems and agile development methodologies
  • Extensive experience in working with Open Source Technologies and Contributor to Open Source projects

Work History

Jul 2011Present

Senior QA Manager

Pearson India Education Services Pvt Ltd, Bangalore - India

Pearson India Technology provides Educational Software products, Solutions and Services for K-12, Higher Ed and Vocational segments across India and North  America. 

I head the QA efforts for Pearson India Technology and our team of over 20  QA Engineers' ensures that the Software Quality Processes and Practices are built in during the development and release of all Pearson India Products and Services as per the Business & Technology Acceptance Criteria

Nov 2009Jun 2011

Associate Technical Manager - QA

AOL India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore - India

I was part of the AOL Lifestyle Agile Product Engineering Group responsible for the Development and Maintenance of AOL Lifestyle portals. 

As a QA Lead, I was leading a team of QA Engineers and responsible for ensuring the overall Software Quality of multiple AOL Lifestyle Portals

Feb 2005Nov 2009

QA Engineer

Sun Microsystems India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore - India

I was part of the Sun Portal Server Product Engineering Group responsible for the development of a leading Enterprise Open Source Portal (was positioned as Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant)

As a QA Engineer, I was responsible for  testing various Admin & Web 2.0 components of the Sun Portal Server Releases by working closely with geographically distributed development teams across India and the US. During my tenure with Sun, I had the extensive opportunity to work with Open Source Software Initiatives  and Communities and was involved in testing the Sun API Implementation of JSR 168 Portlets and automation using tools like Selenium and Perl

Oct 2003Feb 2005

QA Engineer

Polaris Software Labs, Chennai - India

As a QA Engineer, I was part of the Testing Center of Excellence Group responsible for the OffShore Testing of Citibank Global ATM Banking Project. Our Team was responsible for the Systems, Integration & Functional Testing of ATM Front End Application Softwares.

During my tenure, I had developed automation using Shell Scripts which reduced Manual Effort of ATM log collection and Reporting that was  part of the Daily Status Report Deliverable to the client 

May 2003Oct 2003

Project Intern

FirstApex Technologies, Bangalore - India

I was hired by FirstApex to automate the Internationalization of their Insurance Product to Japanese and Korean languages. Using AutoTester tool, xml locale files were converted to multiple languages using multi lingual mapping data as input file

During my Internship, I also played the role of a web developer and developed mock web applications using HTML, CSS and Javascript for Pre-sales POC 

TEchnical Skills

Test Frameworks, Automation & Tools
  • Test Frameworks - JUnit, PHPUnit, TestNG, FIT, Cucumber BDD, Emma, PHPCodeCoverage
  • Web & Desktop Automation - Selenium/Webdriver, Sikuli, SilkTest, JavaRobot, EggPlant, AutoIT
  • Mobile Automation - Robotium, Appium, Calabash, Selendroid, EggPlant, UIAutomator, Sikuli
  • Design Patterns - Model View Controller, PageObjects, Auto Test Script Generator, Keyword Driven, Data Driven
  • Accessibility - JAWS Accessibility Test Tool, WCAG Familiarity
  • API & Performance - JMeter, SOAP UI, Charles Proxy Server, Nagios, Pingdom, KCachegrind
  • Cloud Test Platforms - Testdroid, Appthwack, Browserstack, Blazemeter
  • Beta Testing Tools - TestFairy
  • Test Management  / Agile Tools - JIRA, Rally, Version One, TestLink

Build Automation & Release EngineeringTools
  • ANT, Maven, Shell Scripts
  • Jenkins


Operating Systems & Virtualization Tools
  • Linux, Solaris, Mac, Windows, Android, iOS
  • VirtualBox, Genymotion, VMWare, Vagrant
  • Xen, Linux Containers, Solaris Zones


Programming  / Scripting
  • Java, HTML, XML, Javascript, Groovy, PHP, Shell Scripts, Perl
  • Eclipse & Netbeans IDE
  • Talend IDE

Server, Middleware & Database Technologies
  • Apache Web Server, Tomcat, Liferay, Sun Portal Server, Glassfish App Server
  • Memcache, Ejabber, LDAP, Apache SOLR
  • MySQL, Oracle, NoSQL


Jun 1999May 2003

Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology

Bharathiar University, India


  • Agile Fundamentals & Engineering Practices by Thoughtworks
  • Certified Software Test Engineer (CSTE) by QAI
  • User Centered Analysis & Design by Human Factors International
  • People Manager Program by Maynard Leigh Associates