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Summary

Insightful, focused & results-driven Principal / Manager QA specialising in Automation, with a proven track record of over 10+ Years with notable success in delivering major test solutions for global projects on behalf of leading retail organisations. With strong project management skills , key areas of expertise includes: understanding complex business requirements & formulating robust test strategies;developing automated test solutions using Selenium WebDriver, Visual Studio, Test Manager & TFS and HP testing tools QuickTest Pro (QTP) / Unified Functional Testing (UFT) & Quality Centre (QC) ; the ability to interface between Development, Project, QA & Test Teams to ensure execution of test strategy; and extensive software engineering skills including C#, Selenium, SQL Server , Visual Studio , vbScript , QTP/UFT , BPT & QC/ALM. 

Strongly self-motivated, willing to assume responsibilities and can work independently, manage , lead or work within a team environment. Through excellence in technical, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills able to deal successfully and providing timely solutions with high level of commitment and hard work, also been able to meet very strict schedule deadlines and exceed customer expectations. Making optimum use of my strengths and capabilities to get the best results and contributing the maximum share in the success journey of the organization.

Mercury Certified QuickTest Professional Specialist with an Overseas Experience of 6 months

Core Competency & Skills

Core area of expertise in strategizing and executing Automation Testing Projects. Strong expertise in all phases of software test management: defining requirements, planning testing process, test automation & execution, analyzing and reporting results, tracking and managing defects.

  • Test Automation & Manual Testing
  • Test Automation Framework Development
  • Selenium WebDriver with C#
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • HP QTP / UFT  , HP QC / ALM & HP BPT
  • Mobile Apps Automation : Jamo Solutions M-eux Test 
  • Web Responsive Automation : Perfecto CQ Lab
  • Performance Testing
  • Oracle & SQL Server
  • CodedUI
  • Soap UI / Ready API
  • Agile, Waterfall, Scrum & V-Model
  • Developing Test Strategy & Plans
  • Team Leadership, Training & Coaching
  • Establishing Test Environments
  • Project Management 
  • Windows , Mac OS , iOS & Android

Work Experience

Oct 2014Present

Principal / Manager QA

Herbalife International India Pvt Ltd.

Responsible for managing Automation & Manual QA Projects and successfully delivering many mission critical projects in Herbalife involving project planning , resource allocation, extensive communication, reporting & problem solving.

Jan 2012Oct 2014

Senior Associate QA / Senior Automation Specialist

Sapient Consulting Pvt Ltd.

Client : JC Penney

Dec 2009Jan 2012

Test Automation Specialist

IBM India Pvt Ltd.

Clients : Elsevier , Qwest, Bell Canada, Deutsche Bank, Rabo Bank

Oct 2005Dec 2009

Test Automation Analyst

Infosys Technologies Pvt Ltd.

Clients : Tesco , Boots, Starbucks, JC Penney, Williams Sonoma, Payless, Baker Hughes, Telstra, Aetna, Home Depot, Kroger, PepsiCo, Limited Brands, Taco Bell, Toys R Us, Safeway, Herbalife, DHL & Wal-Mart.

Professional Experience & Notable Contributions

Principal / Manager QA , Herbalife , Oct 2014 - Present

  • Accountable for meeting project objectives and goals during the implementation of an enterprise software application for 80 locales.
  • Provide technical & management oversight for a large team of Quality Assurance professionals. 
  • Responsible for coordination and direction of all software testing activities.
  • Manage a portfolio of engagements and projects supporting all aspects of product release activities for the company.
  • Planned and managed all functional automation and performance testing activities for multiple applications , along with interviewing, on-boarding, training, periodic performance reviews, and release.
  • Defined, implemented, and managed automated functional and performance test procedures and processes: Scope definition, test case creation, delivery estimates, automation library design, test scheduling, progress reporting and quality signoff.
  • Developed, implemented and maintained detailed project schedule to successfully coordinate multiple activities.
  • Communicated critical issues and regular status updates to staff and senior management in a timely manner.
  • Improved efficiency and reduced test cycle by increasing automating test script execution by 70%.
  • Implemented initiative to establish performance test baselines for the 100% of applications supported.
  • Developed best practices and procedures to be used by the entire team which spanned various internal projects
  • Responsible for creating detailed project plans and work breakdown structure plans to illustrate resource allocation and scheduling tasks using TFS.
  • Successfully implemented & delivered test automation using Microsoft Visual Studio & Selenium.
  • Conducted Test Automation Feasibility, Identified the scope of automation and provided Effort Estimation details.
  • Created project framework from scratch, including: defining standards, defining testing procedures and best practices, creating functions, defining naming conventions and project documentation.
  • Manage & Lead the effort to convert manual test scripts into automated test scripts for functional, regression and sanity testing.
  • Pushed for improvements in software development practices to increase software maturity prior to delivery to test team.
  • Focused on employee growth to give test engineers visibility and accountability for their work. Recognized by management for ability to get the most out of individuals.
  • Greatly improved integration of test engineers with development teams resulting in a cohesive work environment.
  • Presented weekly/monthly updates on testing plans, status and progress to business partners, stakeholders and organization management.

Senior Associate / Lead QA , Sapient , Jan 2012 - Oct 2014

  • Leading the Automation & Manual Testing Team.
  • Conducted Test Automation Feasibility, Identified the scope of automation and provided Effort Estimation details.
  • Designed, implemented and published test strategy and develop deliverables outlining the testing approach.
  • Created project framework, including: defining standards, defining testing procedures and best practices, creating functions, defining naming conventions and project documentation.
  • Lead the effort to convert manual test scripts into automated test scripts for functional, regression and sanity testing.
  • Analysed defects found during test execution and documented all outstanding issues and their appropriate solutions.
  • Managing day–to–day activities of the Automation Team and interaction with the various teams to facilitate smooth implementation.
  • Interpreted test results, documented and tracked defects, issues, and problems with completeness and accuracy.
  • Prepared weekly and monthly status reports for managerial reference.
  • Mobile Apps Automation with Jamo Solutions M-eux Test add-in using QuickTest Professional to test mobile applications (iPhone, iPad & Android)

Test Automation Specialist, IBM , Dec 2009 - Jan 2012

  • Actively participated and contributed to Automation Proposals.
  • Conducted of Proof of Concept for automation feasibility analysis, identified the scope of automation and provided Effort Estimation details.
  • Designed, implemented and published test strategy and develop deliverables outlining the testing approach.
  • Created project framework, including: defining standards, defining testing procedures and best practices, creating functions, defining naming conventions and project documentation.
  • Lead the effort to convert manual test scripts into automated test scripts for functional, regression and sanity testing.
  • Analysed defects found during test execution and documented all outstanding issues and their appropriate solutions.
  • Managing day–to–day activities of the Automation Team and interaction with the various teams to facilitate smooth implementation.
  • Interpreted test results, documented and tracked defects, issues, and problems with completeness and accuracy.
  • Prepared weekly and monthly status reports for managerial reference.
  • Verified the test environment to limit the risk associated with potential problem areas such as databases, applications, and connectivity to outlying factors that could create issues in the automation test effort.
  • Provided technical guidance to the QA automation team and ensured that overall automation is proceeding in the best technical direction.

Test Analyst , Infosys , Oct 2005 - Dec 2009

  • Managed, coordinated and actively participated in all phases of Quality Assurance and Test Automation process for various applications deployed.
  • Conducted Test Automation Feasibility, Identified the scope of automation and provided Effort Estimation details.
  • Designed, implemented and published test strategy and develop deliverables outlining the testing approach.
  • Created project framework, including: defining standards, defining testing procedures and best practices, creating functions, defining naming conventions and project documentation.
  • Lead the effort to convert manual test scripts into automated test scripts for functional, regression and sanity testing.
  • As a result of a team effort, achieved 90+ percent automation level and reduced regression testing cost by 60%.
  • Analysed defects found during test execution and documented all outstanding issues and their appropriate solutions.
  • Managing day–to–day activities of the Automation Team and interaction with the various teams to facilitate smooth implementation.

Education

20012004

BITM

Ravenshaw College

Percentage : 78%

19982000

[10+2]th C.H.S.E

Stewart Science College

Percentage : 68%

1997Present

10th I.C.S.E.

S.C.B. Medical Public School

Percentage : 82%

Personal Details

Father’s Name                       : Mr. Saroj Kumar Dey

Age & D.O.B.                           : 33 Years, 12th February 1983

Nationality                             : Indian

Languages known               : English, Hindi, Oriya, Bengali

Address                                   : #301, Deepam, 2nd Floor, Thimma Reddy Lane,  Old Airport Road , Bangalore- 560017

Declaration

I hereby declare that the above-furnished particulars are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Place  :  Bangalore                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ujwal Kumar Dey

Cell     : 91-9341739966

Email : ujwal.therock@gmail.com