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Manager Quality

Pune, Maharashtra, 411005, India
16-18 LPA
January 21, 2018

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Rahul Apte


Contact: +91-982**-*****, E-mail:

Profile Highlights

Extensive experience of over 16 years in building Effective and Predictable Enterprise Quality.

Proven record in reducing Cost of Quality through Automation and LEAN practices.

Rich experience in Support Engineering and Customer Satisfaction.

Work Experience

Sr Manager, Quality Engineering at Mediaocean, Pune Dec 2013 – June 2017

Mediaocean - HQ in NY (US) A company providing Software for Media Planning, Buying, Financials and Analytics. My role was to deliver Quality for multiple software solutions including flagship Prisma, I lead a team of 40+ QA Professionals including Front Line Managers.

Key Accomplishments:

Built the QA Org and Program for Pune site – An eight member team has grown to 42 members.

Achieved 80% First-Pass Rate for Automation runs and Improved the Rate of Conversion.

Reduced the 'Waste' in the R&D cycle (from 30% to 13%) that improved the speed of deployment.

Improved team's Readiness by creating Knowledge Repositories for the Product Modules.

Defined the Talent Segmentation and built the Next Level of Leadership.

Sr Manager – SQA Engineering at BMC Software, Pune Aug 2010 - April 2013

BMC Software- HQ in Austin, Texas (US) – Offers Product/Solutions for ITSM domain. I had an overall accountability of the Quality function for the flagship BMC-Remedy and CMDB.

Key Accomplishments:

Achieved high Mean Time To Failure ( > a week ) for the modules by promoting Reliability Testing.

Reduced the Fixed Cost of Testing by 40% by bringing more functions under Automation.

Brought down the Cost of Poor Quality to $60K from $100K through LEAN initiatives.

Achieved 40% reduction in QA cycle time by improving throughput of the Virtualized infrastructure.

Sr Manager, SQA Engineering at Symantec Corporation, Pune Oct 2006 – July 2010

Symantec Corporation- HQ in Mountain View, CA (US) – I was accountable for the Quality for the Compliance and Security Manager Suite having large deployments at fortune 500 companies.

Key Accomplishments:

Initiated a Quality Framework to bring Consistency and Repeatability to the Quality function.

Developed a 'Smart' Dashboard to prioritize the issues resolution, resulted in happy customers.

Saved Recurring Cost of writing hundreds of literal test cases by Automating Test Case generation.

Successfully Transitioned the Product Know-how and related Automation to India.

Manager, SQA Engineering at Symantec Corporation, Pune June 2004 - Sep 2006

My responsibility is to develop the Master Test Plan, Achieve Coverage and Completeness for the modules, Automation, People Management and Interaction with Dev and Tech writers.

Key Accomplishments:

Achieved Consistency in testing across various modules using a "Test Bank" approach.

Uncovered Reliability issues like Memory Leak, Deadlocks, Timeout expirations early in the game.

Gathered better understanding of the Customer Environment by developing a Diagnostic Tool.

Rahul Apte

Contact: +91-982**-*****, E-mail:

Sr QA Lead at Bindview Corporation, Pune Sept 2000 – June 2004

BindView Corporation- HQ in Houston, TX (US) – I was responsible for the Quality of flagship bv-RMS, bv-Control for SQL, NETInventory and bv-Control for NDS/Netware.

Key Accomplishments:

Successfully predicted Memory Issues in the v 1.0 of the product using Mathematical Simulation.

Recreated Critical Customer Scenarios by creating the required topology.

Enhanced the Build Verification by adding more Automation.

Sr QA Engineer at Entevo, Pune Sept 1998– Sept 2000

Entevo- HQ in Arlington, Virginia (US) – I was responsible for the Build and Config Management, Automation, Install Scripts, Test Execution and Test Lab creation.

Exposure to Models, Tools and Scripting

Development Models : Web Application, SOA and Micro-services, Restful APIs, Thick Clients

Deployment Models : Agile, CI/CD, SAS, Multi-tenancy, Cloud, On-Demand and On-Premise

Tools, Scripting and Databases : Postman, JMeter, Selenium, NewRelic, SQL, HTML, Oracle, MS SQL

Quality and Configuration Management : Jira, Rally, SVN, GitHub, Jenkins, Maven

Education and Professional Development

Master of Management Science, 1996, Pune University

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical 1991, Pune University


Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (ASQ-CMQ/OE # 15228) -

Certified Software Quality Engineer (ASQ CSQE # 4790) by ASQ -

Project Management Professional (PMP # 1662289) by Project Management Institute

Certified - ITIL v3 Foundation by TUV (Germany)

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Oracle Apps (Mfg) by Oracle Education

Memberships and Associations

A Senior Member of American Society for Quality and Six Sigma forum

Examiner Panel Member at the Bestprax club, Mumbai an initiative by Qimpro

Other Details

Current location : Pune, India

DOB: 22-04-1969

Passport: P0572149, valid till 6th July 2026


US Business Visa: B1 - Valid till Jan-2024

Australia Business Visa : Valid till July-2019

Singapore Business Visa : Valid till Apr-2019

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