Expert : Sameer Kulkarni

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Expert Brief Profile

• Over 15 years of experience in large-scale enterprise software solutions

• Proven track record in leading the execution of multiple product releases

• Managed geographically diverse teams

• Built & fostered a strong team of engineers with focus on Agile transformation

• Inducted scrum practices & handled multiple scrum teams

• Experienced in the entire value chain of the software development life-cycle

• PG Diploma in Management (MBA) from T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal

Patent pending for an invention titled "Auction based decentralized ticket allotment" in the area of Service Support; filed with the USPTO in June 2013

Defining blueprints for consistency in Solutions, Security & Performance testing for the entire chain of products

Driving the customer engineering team aggressively in consistently maintaining the highest CSI scores

Leading the central automation team in reducing the time & effort required for the regression cycles across various products

Planning & leading the project of hosting Release Beta on AWS for easy access to the customers

Expert Detail Profile

• Specialization  Proficiency in Performance & Availability product set  Defining, implementing, and managing effective test processes  Product Testing Experience – Feature, System, Solutions, Regression & Performance testing • Project & Program Management  Planning & driving the end to end test strategy to validate product quality, usability & reliability  Risk mitigation to adhere to the quality & timelines  Handling concurrent releases – main, service pack & hotfix  Multi-level stakeholder collaboration  Maintaining the quality certification metrics to track the execution • People Management  On-boarding & managing engineers at various levels  Managing globally diverse virtual teams – SGP, IND, ISR, EU & US  Maintaining high levels of team motivation with minimal attrition  Transparent performance management • Technical  Experience in Client-Server, Web Applications, Databases, Virtualization, IPv6, Cloud Computing and Data Analytics  Windows & Linux; Java, Python & Perl; Oracle & Sybase BMC Software (April 2005 onwards) currently as Manager – SQA  Managing a team of 22 engineers while working with globally distributed teams in executing enterprise class projects  End to end validation owner for the products and solutions that cater to the Performance and Availability market and integrate with other solutions that fall under BMC’s Business Service Management (BSM) offering Prior roles @BMC & ProactiveNet (acquired by BMC in 2007):  Associate Manager  Lead SQA Engineer  Sr. SQA Engineer Hexaware Technologies (April 2004 – April 2005) as System Analyst This team was a build, operate and transfer venture between the erstwhile PeopleSoft Software (acquired by Oracle Software) and Hexaware Technologies. Being one of the early entrants in the team, the responsibilities included building a team of competent engineers in developing & maintaining the PeopleSoft frameworks using the proprietary PeopleTools and working in the onsite-offshore model for delivery of the releases. IBM Global Services (July 2003 –March 2004) as Sr. Software Consultant Responsible for enhancing the internal BAT tool used by the Business Analysts & Tech-Marketing functions in budget & sales forecast workflows on the Lotus-Domino platforms. Sonata Software (June 2000 –July 03) as Sr. System Analyst Responsible for the end to end development of workflow applications on the Lotus-Domino platforms for multiple clients across domains & geographies. Involved in designing, developing, customer roll outs (including onsite visits & configuration) and training.