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QA concepts, Webtesting, Web automation, Performance testing, Release management


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Functional testing, Performance testing, Platform testing, Java, Selenium, TestNG framework, Stakeholder management, Release management

Expert Brief Profile

QA in WebNMS, WLAN, Cloud security, Analytics, Embedded systems.


Expert Detail Profile

Seeking techno-managerial assignments as QA Manager / QA Lead/ Principal QA/Analyst and deliver solutions for complex technical requirements in a technology driven organisation
 Technical professional with 14+ years of experience including:
o 7+ years in technical leadership & project management roles following result-oriented approach to deliver quality software applications by efficient use of minimal resources
o 4 years of experience in designing and maintaining test automation frameworks for Enterprise application in multiple platforms
o 5 years in developing automation, testing & productionizing user-friendly software applications
 Thorough understanding of the SDLC with expertise in mapping client requirements, testcase design, development, integration, testing and troubleshooting for complex information systems management
 Expertise in liaising with cross-functional teams and solving customer issues.
 Excellent skills in establishing test strategy, setting up functional test lab, test bed creation, automation, scale/performance and test management activities
 Proficient in Agile, Hybrid-Agile and Waterfall release methodologies.
 An effective leader with proven abilities in leading teams during the project phase, training & guiding team members & enabling knowledge sharing among the team.
 Managing and leading team members; allocating resources among team members, guiding team members during the project, & release management.
 Hired and supervised QA, conducted QA Reviewer, set quarterly milestones, co-ordination and monitoring.
 Performing due diligence, thus helping teams in Identifying and tapping new customer, understanding their requirements and working towards Business expansion; providing support by customer presentations, demos & writing technical proposals
 Understanding and coordinating client’s needs / enhancements, customizing them accordingly and consulting with the technical team to provide solutions as per the delivery schedules
 Requirement gathering; conducting system study and coordinating with team members for Product Documentation, System Design & Integration, Coding, Application Maintenance, etc.
 Designing and executing test plans, UAT and gap analysis to ensure that business requirements and functional specifications are tested and fulfilled
 Delivering and implementing the project as per scheduled deadlines and extending post-implementation and maintenance support; providing training to end users.
Soft skills
 Good team player with excellent organisation and communication skills.
 Self-driven, motivated and a self starter.
 Good with people handling, managing, driving projects and strategizing.
Technical skills
Technology domains : WebNMS, Wireless LAN, Cloud security, RF , Embedded systems.
Networking : HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, Rsync, ICMP, VLAN, GRE, ARP, IPv4/IPv6, SNMP, NTP, SSH.
Programming : Java, Perl, Python, Bash, Embedded, C, Assembly (CYM8C25xxx/26xxx, 8051), MATLAB, MVS Cobol, JCL..
Platforms : Linux, Windows, DOS, OS390, Virtualization platforms, Terminal services, Citrix Xenapp and Xendesktop.
Software Tools : Bugzilla, Testlink, Selenium driver, Maven, ANT, Ethereal – packet capture tool, Perfmon – performance monitoring tool, Ixia Chariot and Iperf – traffic generator tools, Cypress pSOC, Debugger, and Oscilloscope MATLAB, SIMULINK, Xilinx, Code Composer Studio, Emulator, Mantis, CVS, P4.
Automation : Selenium Webdriver, Java, ANT, TESTNG framework.
Continuous Integration : Github, Jenkins, Atlassian-Jira.
Database : PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongodB
Release models : Waterfall, Agile, Hybrid-agile
Company name
Date of joining
Date of relieving
In web-testing freelance projects & from Apr 2016 to current in Glassbeam
QA consultant
Oct 2015
Till date
QA Staff engineer
Mar 2015
Sep 2015
Meru Networks
QA technical lead
July 2007
Feb 2015
Airtight Networks
PV lead
Mar 2006
Jun 2007
Innoviti Embedded Solutions
System QA engineer
Jul 2003
Feb 2006
Summer intern
May 2001
Aug 2001
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Mass, USA.
Teaching assistant(part time)
Aug 2000
May 2002
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Programmer analyst
Oct 1998
Jun 2000
Professional Experience
QA Consultant, Glassbeam Apr 2016 – Present
The Glassbeam’s GB studio parses logs and shows you details about how all cloud apps are being used and enforces granular policies, both sanctioned and unsanctioned apps
Environment: Linux, Windows, MAC.
Tools used: Selenium, Java, Github, Jenkins, Yodiz.
Roles and Responsibilities
 Mainly responsible for Maintaining and incrementally augmenting Automation framework and automating Testcases in various platforms, cross-browser[FF, Chrome, IE, EDGE] automation and performance automation.
 Managing 2 automation engineers in achieving CI/CD for Platform, Infoserver and GUI automation.
 Implementing Process changes in following it up with the team.
 Dashboard automation for the Solution team.
QA Staff engineer, Netskope India Pvt Ltd Mar 2015 – Sep 2015
Netskope active Platform
The Netskope active platform shows you details about how all cloud apps are being used and enforces granular policies, both sanctioned and unsanctioned apps
Environment: Windows, MAC, iOS.
Tools used: Jira, Atlassian confluence, Jenkins, wireshark, sumologic, tcpview, SCCM, Alteris.
Roles and Responsibilities
 Mainly responsible for Integration/Solution/Acceptance testing of Netskope active path flow.
 Designed, implemented and executed customer solution testbeds: Kaiser, Taylor Morrison and Staples, by liaising with PLM, SE and CS.
 Feature testing of terminal services feature.
 Evaluation of terminal services feature in Citrix Xenapp and Xendesktop platforms for Fractals[India customer].
 Replicated customer issues and validated patches.
 Took additional initiatives to sort out UI and workflow issues. Liaised with PLM for finalization.
 Reviewed and brought about testing paradigm change of functional testing by driving solution focussed testing.
 Reported 120+ bugs.
QA Technical lead, Meru Networks Pvt Ltd
E(z)RF Application suite – Network Manager Jul 2007 – Feb 2015
E(z)RF is an enterprise level WebNMS solution for Meru WLAN. Meru E(z)RF is a key component of the Meru wireless LAN system, which also includes Meru access points(APs), controllers, and Meru System director software. Meru E(z)RF application suite offers rich feature set: Monitor, DPI[Application visibility], Events, Visualize, Locate, Configuration, Report, WIPS, Service Assurance, Spectrum Manager. It is available in various platforms with linux as the base: SA200, SA1000, SA2000, MC6000, EC2[hosted on Amazon cloud as an instance] and VMware.
Environment: Linux, Windows 2003/XP
Tools used: Testlink, Bugzilla, MySQL, 3Cdaemon, Airopeek, Iperf, Wireshark, Ixia Chariot, Controller/AP/Station simulation tools.
Roles and Responsibilities
 Taken complete ownership of EzRF QA, effectively playing the lead role thus making me the single point of contact for E(z)RF QA. i.e Planned, scheduled, strategized, drove, tested and released all the E(z)RF releases.
o Creation of QA strategy documents, QA plan, and reporting QA metrics to the management.
o Designing testbeds.
o Reviewed PRD, SFS, testplans and testcases.
o Engaged in automation of regression and sanity testcases using Selenium with Perl as backend.
o Creation and execution of testplans for N+1, EC2 cloud platform and Scale/Performance evaluation.
o Supported the Beta program by creating the Beta testplan.
o Mentored, driven and handled 6 people for test execution.
o Trained and conducted Transfer of Information sessions, to the SEs and CS.
o Debugging and diagnostics of customer issues.
o Release activities:
 Liaised with PM and Dev Manager for releasing the product.
 Driven bug scrub meetings
 Actively involved in hirings for building the team.
 Planned and trained new recruits.
 As an interim activity between two EzRF versions, I contributed towards Controller GUI accuracy testing, focusing on Graphs stats accuracy.
 Actively involved in Beta program for all the EzRF releases; responsibilities including liaising with the customers, co-ordination, Beta testplan creation, answering Beta related queries, being SPOC for customer issues/concerns.
 UI activity on Controllers – Ownership of improvising the UI accuracy, look/feel in various s/w versions of Controllers.
 Created a EzRF-SD test architecture and presented in hackathon.
 30% time involved in solving and managing EzRF customer issues.
Product verification Team lead, Airtight Networks Pvt Ltd.
Products: Spectra Guard Enterprise(SGE) & Spectra Guard Planner(SGP)
SGE is an enterprise level IDS/IPS Solution for WLAN.
For enterprises with wireless LAN networks, as well as those without, Wi-Fi brings a new set of security threats that cannot be protected against by firewall and VPN security systems. SGE Wi-Fi IPS solves these problems by delivering the same comprehensive protection as a wired firewall, but focused on corporate airwaves.
Spectra Guard Planner is WLAN planning tool for coverage, performance and security. Calculation of loss of RF signal depending upon the materials used in building various objects of the building, layout plan designing and RF Planning are some features of the application.
Roles and Responsibilities:
 Completely responsible for Performance/Load testing of SGE.
 Planned, allocated and tracked progress of QA tasks
 Reviewed requirements, test plans, test cases and defects.
 Involved in creation of testcases, test scenarios and test strategy.
 Defect tracking and root cause analysis of the problem.
 Execution of test cases for the components High availability, troubleshooting and location tracking.
 Involvement in design discussions to finalize SRS/PRD.
 Involved in functional, sanity, system, exploratory & integration regression.
 Drove and conducted RF related experiments to improve accuracy of SGP.
QA lead
Innoviti Embedded Solutions Pvt Ltd Jan 2004 – Feb 2006
VAAYU is a dialup wireless adaptor for global roaming users, who require internet access while travelling internationally. It helps the user access their dial-up connection wirelessly thus helping them to improve their productivity. PAYEZEE, a variant of VAAYU, is a wireless adapter that makes any payment terminal wireless without the need to change any software or install any expensive equipment.
Roles & Responsibilities:
 Involved in leading the QA team of 3 people.
 Creation of QA test plans, quality control docs & execution.
 Estimation and release management.
 Conducted internal audits and review meetings.
 Automation of test setup.
 RF and Product verification testing, debugging and diagnostics.
 Incorporation of design changes from requirement specs.
 Control software development.
 Performance analysis and improvement of the system.
 Characterization of RF system with/without Telephony system using MATLAB simulations.
Programmer/summer intern, The Mathworks, Natick, USA
“Advanced topics in Signal Processing” was a course designed for graduate students of WPI and the staff of Mathworks. It covered topics like Matched filters, Wavelets etc.
Roles & Responsibilities:
 Developed GUI based application using MATLAB and SIMULINK.
 Presented the material to the staff of Mathworks.
Programmer analyst, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Chennai, India.
The Pacific Stock Exchange is America’s third largest and most active stock exchange. It has been the primary source of technological innovation for securities markets around the globe. The PCX operates the nation’s most automated equities trading floors in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Decimalization of Equities and Options aims at conversion of trading prices from fraction trading to decimal trading on a stock by stock basis. Using an integrated on-site/offshore model, the project aims at implementing over one million lines of code in a CICS/COBOL environment.
Roles & Responsibilities:
 Performed impact analysis.
 Was responsible for coding, data conversion, regression testing and variance fixing.
 Developed expertise with SEI-CMM quality procedures and project development life-cycle.
Other Experience:
Teaching assistant (part-time), Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
I was a teaching assistant to the undergraduate courses: Principles of Electrical engineering, Communication systems, and Introduction to Digital circuits and Comp Engg.
Roles & Responsibilities:
 Handling lab and help sessions.
 Classroom teaching to the undergraduates.
 Grading exam papers.
 Participated in Meru hackathon event, where I presented a prototype on Intelligent WLAN troubleshooting and received appreciation. Aug 2014
 Invited to be a part of Sales kick off meeting in Sunnyvale, US, representing EzRF suite of products.
Jan 2014
 Won Spot award in Meru Networks for contribution in resolving critical customer issue. Oct 2013
 Part of EzRF 1.1, which won the 2007 Product of the year award from INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. Dec 2007
 Recognition by Innoviti for excellence in QA. Achieved zero customer issues. April 2005
 Co-inventor of “Vaayu”, an internet connectivity device. Patent details:
VaayuWirelessAdapter-Ptno216674 July 2004
 Vaayu won the Design Excellence award – 2004 for the best consumer product category, instituted by Businesstimes and National Institute of Design. Dec 2004
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 Presented the paper “An Investigation of the Adaptive Temporal Selective Attenuator” at the 24th meeting of the New England Section of the Institute of Navigation Jan 2002
 Best project recognition for “Network queues and Performance Analysis”, an academic project in Masters Course. Aug 2002
 Co-authored a paper “An Investigation of the Adaptive Temporal Selective Attenuator” ION Sept 2001
 Education:
o Secured 84% in SSLC.
o Secured 681 rank in CET
o Secured 65% in B.E, E&C
o Secured 3.27 CGPA in MS. Topped in many courses.
Other Interests:
 Cricket
 Chess(Won 2nd prize in Connecticut open chess tournament)
 Badminton
 Cycling
 Adventure sports
 Scrabble