15 years Quality Assurance technical/hands-on and executive leadership delivering significant improvements in cost of poor quality by manual and automated testing of web applications,databases, datawarehouse applications,network, data centers, infrastructure,automation, hardware and performance testing.
SDLC : Agile with SCRUM/Sprints,Iterative, Waterfall
Test Planning : Scoping, estimates,strategy,plans, presentation, coordination.
Risk Management : Identify risks and plan best case approach for risk mitigation.
Implementer/Mentor of QA processes, techniques, standards in non-structured business cultures.
Test Case Management : Managing test cases with/without requirements/design docs.
Defect Management : Tracking, reporting and defect triage/management meetings.
Test Execution : Web apps, SOAP/RESTful API's databases, network,security,data center, hardware and infrastructure.
Test Types (manual) : Functional, Regression, Integration, Smoke, System,UAT, Usability, Production verification/smoke test, (automated) : Regression, test data generation,performance,stress,load testing.
Release Management : plan, develop, coordinate and lead software release activities with application and support teams.
Automation : Selenium Webdriver, TestNG,Continuos Integration using Jenkins, Maven,QTP.
Mobile Applications : Native, web and hybrid applications.
10g/9i, SQL Server 2000/2005, 2008, Sybase,
DHTML, XML, SOAP,REST, Splunk,Swagger, Graphite,Grafana,Zenoss,Nagios,QTP,
LoadRunner, Quality Center,Testrail,Selenium Webdriver,Github,Jenkins,Maven,TestNG,
WebSphere, JRun, Tomcat,
Initio GDE 1.14.13, Co>Operating System 2.10.15, Informatica Workflow
Manager/Monitor/Designer 7.1.13/8.1.1, Cloud bases solutions Device
Anywhere, Perfomobile, Jamo Solutions, Long Arm, Windtunnel, Seetest, Experitest,
Developed innovative testing strategies and streamlined processes with development activities to reduce testing redundancy & risks leading to 45% efficiency gain across multiple projects.
30% reduction in cost of poor quality via industry best practices.
Experience in setting up automation frameworks for integration and regression testing activities.
Defined best practices, test strategies and methodologies for Functional, Regression and Automation tests.
Successfully managed a diverse range of projects from conception through implementation.
Enhanced and standardized software defect life cycle management processes that helped to reduce downtime from bug detection to resolution with an estimated gain in time of ~3 weeks/project.
Written multiple whitepapers on Emerging Trends/Automation. Presentations in multiple testing conferences viz. QUEST, STC, QAI.
Collaborated and established periodic requirement reviews by stakeholders to ensure requirements were well defined that lead to delivery of flawless applications in production.
FireEye Inc.Reston, VASenior Software Quality Assurance Manager07/2015 to Current
Managing and leading a team of 25 team member Manual and Automated QA organization.Spearheaded all quality assurance efforts within an organization, including the development and implementation of a quality assurance program.Defined QA policies,quality improvements processes, best practices.Held overall responsibility to plan, develop, coordinate and lead software release activities with application and support teams. Developed QA budgets, hire, train, and supervise QA Engineers,Test Automation Developers and managers.
Played a key role in the establishment of TCoE (Testing Center of Excellence, Automation Center of Excellence) and managed Automation & Functional testing areas, created Test Strategies, Test Plans,Dashboards etc.Designed and developed robust and Enterprise level automation.Excellent decision making,
leadership, analytical, interpersonal, communication skills with strong
motivational skills and ability to speak with different development/TechOps/Devops teams and
daily, program status reports to the executive management with appropriate RAG Status,KPI's/metrics. Risks and mitigation plans. Have a thorough understanding of the architectural and design principles, hands-on testing experience.
eBay Inc.King of Prussia, PATechnical QA Manager12/2013 to 07/2015
Building and growing an effective QA team from the ground up. Lead and managed a team 33 Manual and Automated QA Engineers.Implemented Testing Center of Excellence and Automation Center of Excellence.Participating in cross functional team discussions to help improve the
overall service quality, providing input for a go/no-go decision on
release readiness, reviews, and communicating status to stakeholders. Hand-on testing experience on various applications. Contributed heavily and implemented testing process to infrastructure initiatives and automation frameworks.Conducted several Proof of Concepts.Used technical skills to help mentor QA Engineers when needed.Work with other members of the quality group and the organization to ensure tactical execution of quality protocols and SOPs to minimize risk to the business.Onshore/Offshore co-ordination activities.
UBS Investment BankWeehawken, NJTechnical QA Manager09/2010 to 12/2013
Evangelize adherence to defined development life cycle, good software design practices, and Architecture strategy and intent.Co-ordinated releases with Devops team to ensure production readiness,deployments, verifications using manual and automated test runs.Anchored defect prevention activities, implemented defect management plan, conducted defect triage meetings,applied broad technical knowledge and skills to analyze, develop and implement solutions for process improvements, trouble-shooting and new product development support in assigned area.
Capital OneRichmond, VATechnical QA Manager07/2008 to 09/2010
Established QA best practices and performance metrics/KPI's to ensure quality throughout the SDLC and holistically.Hands on experience in one or more of the following: AWS, mobile, Web front-end or Backend applications.Implemented automation frameworks for regression testing.Find competing technology initiatives across the organization and where possible collapse them in order to promote reusability.
Fannie MaeHerndon, VATechnical QA Lead03/2006 to 07/2008
Provided technical leadership to a team of QA engineers. Understanding risk areas and prioritizing QA effort to mitigate them. Test Planning and Execution in Agile/Scrum environment.Defined Test Strategies, Test standards, Processes,Policies,Procedure,Template, Beta testing,UAT testing processes.Developed automated and manual test procedures for requirement validation, integration, regression, performance and usability testing.
Google IncMountain View, CASoftware Quality Engineer05/2004 to 03/2006
Hands on experience in testing various applications in Google.Requirement
Analysis, Test case Preparation, Execution, Metric management,defect tracking, reporting.
Masters:Computer ApplicationsUniversity of MadrasIndia
Certified Software Test Engineer from Quality Assurance Institute