Testing Tools: Selenium Webdriver, Cucumber, Specflow, QTP, WinRunner, TestDirector, Windows Test Tool, WatiN, Frank, SOAPSonar.
Bug Tracking Tools: Jira, Test Director, Mantis, Bugzilla, Rally
Cloud computing, AWS
RDBMS: Oracle, Sybase, Access, SQL Anywhere, Microsoft SQL Server
Operating Systems: Windows 10, OSX, Mavericks, Solaris, Linux, Mainframe (AS/400)
Senior ManagerApr 2012 to Current Medidata Solutions － New York, NY
Manage a team of 18 Engineers working in multiple agile teams across multiple projects.
Oversee all study planning software testing and validation activities.
Liaise with multiple departments to achieve software release goals and
Review and approve Validation Master plans and protocols.
Manage a Ruby-on-rails based development projects that allows sharing test documents with external clients.
Reduced Rave regression tests execution time from 1 month to 2 days by implementing test automation.
Implemented Exploratory testing approach leading to 90% reduction in production bugs.
Organized and presented at Selenium meet-up Attended professional meetings to advertise and promote the company.
Defined and implemented strategy for integration testing
Defined career-paths for SDETS, SQA Analysts and Managers.
Reviewed/Approved SOPs for QA validation process.
Re-prioritized automation backlog to maximize ROI.
Proposed and implemented Ruby-based solution to test integration with Amazon's SQS (Simple Queuing Service).
Test Engineering ManagerApr 2011 to May 2012 Gerson Lehrman Group － New York
Improved product quality, reduced regression time and minimized resource requirements using automation tools.
Drove design and development of automation frameworks.
Worked with clients to understand their requirements and deliver high quality products.
Implemented test strategy involving developers and manual testers.
Tested client facing web applications focusing on compliance, CRM (SUGAR)
Managed a distributed team (onshore and offshore) of 10 including automation and manual QA Engineers.
Managed multiple projects with aggressive deadlines simultaneously.
Set performance objectives for the team members.
Managed recruiting process and made hiring decisions.
Conducted interviews for cross-functional teams.
Defined long-term and short-term strategies for the team.
Arranged and conducted training sessions for the team.
Member of cross-functional management team responsible for making key strategic decisions.
Worked with external vendors for contractor hiring, tools licensing.
Assigned tasks to individual team members in an effective and efficient manner to meet project schedule.
Performed risk analysis and provided work duration estimates.
Created performance improvement plans for non-performing team members.
QA Automation LeadJan 2006 to Mar 2011 Gerson Lehrman Group － New York
Managed and led automation regression tests using QTP, WatiN and Selenium 2.
Set up and led an offshore team of four Automation Engineers Extensive experience with Automation Architecture.
Used VBScript programming extensively to enhance QTP automation framework.
Used SQL in automation scripts to retrieve, update and delete data.
Led initiative and write integration tests in C# using APIs provided by developers.
Led and direct creation of automation test strategy with developers/manual testers.
Worked closely with developers to ensure proper test coverage at unit and integration level.
Defined and presented test strategy to upper management Devised strategy to implement automation in Agile environment Implemented automation in agile development environment Solely responsible for automating over 50% of regression test cases Trained and mentored QA team members on WatiN and QTP automation tools.
Trained off-shore automation team on GLG applications and QTP framework.
Led multiple automation projects to successful completion Responsible for implementing best practices throughout the QA department Set up guidelines to improve quality of automation scripts Conducted POCs for implementation of open source tools such as Selenium and WatiN Provided expert feedback on test plans written by manual testers.
Supported staging and production environments.
QA Test LeadJan 2005 to Dec 2005 Mycroft Microsoft － New York, NY
Managed and lead a team of 3, to develop test plans and effectively test integrations Developed automated tests using VBScript.
Tested various MIIS (Microsoft Identity Integration Server) integrations for enterprise products such as Oracle database and SAP systems developed by Mycroft for Microsoft Corporation.
Represented QA in meetings at Microsoft Headquarters in Seattle to provide QA resource estimates.
Initiated procedures and guidelines to improve testing process Represented QA team and provided status update in daily triage meetings.
Automated regression testing procedure using MASONAR (Microsoft's internal test tool) Manually tested the bug fixes and non-automated tests.
Quality Assurance AnalystJun 2004 to Dec 2004 A & P － Montvale, NJ
Prepared and maintained test plans Developed QTP test scripts for Oracle forms GUI and web-based shopping cart system.
Automated regression testing scripts for CICS (IBM Mainframe system) using QTP Conducted functionality and regression testing involving legacy systems, Oracle forms and web client.
Managed process for reporting and tracking issues.
Software EngineerDec 2002 to Jun 2004 Thor Technologies － New York, NY
Led the automation of regression testing procedure using QTP Coordinated 5-member off-shore QA team Developed QTP test scripts extensively for Web and Java Swing based GUI Responsible for preparing test plans per specifications Worked closely with developers to fix issues and bugs reported by clients.
Worked with customers to understand their problems and Conduct functionality, integration and regression testing for Java and Web clients Integrate and test various environments Seamlessly managed multiple projects.
Developed and automated testing of a Java-based scheduler-Kronos (key competitor of Flux)
Developed and tested a Java-based reporting tool (J-report) Led and managed regression testing automation using WinRunner and TestDirector
Designed and developed Winrunner test scripts for Swing based GUI
Conducted testing on Java as well as Web client Extensive understanding of Java event model and SWING components Mentored beginners on requirement analysis Led design and development of GUI using Swing/AWT Designed and developed server-side components using EJBs, JDBC, Session and Entity beans
Designed and developed an Internet application for BMW (using JSP, JDBC and RMI)
Developed an event hosting system, using SilverStream 2.5
MBA2013Rutgers University － Newark, NJ, USA
Master of Science, Chemical Engineering1999University of Toledo － Toledo, Ohio, USA
Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering1996MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology － Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Sun Certified Java Programmer
Attended Web Application Security Testing Training
Attended SilverStream 2.5 training at Indus Consultancy Services, Paramus, NJ.
Attended Test Suite 5.0 training and obtained certification in web testing by Mercury in WinRunner and TestDirector 7.0