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Engineer Test

Cupertino, California, United States
April 08, 2018

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Vijayalakshmi Kattimani

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Over 6 years of experience as a Test Engineer in Embedded Device Software field. Embedded Device Software testing included NEST Thermostat, Cisco and Motorola Setup boxes, Android & iPhone Apps. Have BS Degree in Electronics. Currently working as a Test Engineer at NEST, Google Inc. Experienced in working with different groups such as Design, Product, Engineering, Technical Marketing, and Customer Support to fully understand the product functionality and specifications to develop test processes that verify the functionality end to end and ensures the product is stable for our Customers. Strong track record for delivering reliable Products.

Current Responsibilities:

Work closely with the Design, Product and Development teams to understand the features

Develop End to End manual test cases and test scenarios

Develop test strategy and document the test plan and procedures

Execution of manual test cases to verify the functioning and quality of the product features

Isolate and report defects and get fixes verified during Feature testing, regression testing and other test methodologies

Organize and prioritize testing tasks as needed to meet project timelines

Other tests involved – Integration testing, User Acceptance testing, Smoke and Sanity testing

Prepare and submit status reports for minimizing exposure and risks on the project

Professional Experience Summary:

Presently working at NEST Labs, Google Inc. as Test Engineer since 09/21/2015

QA Engineer at Active Video Networks (Arris & Charter) from 03/11/2013 to 06/23/2015

QA Engineer at Asurion Mobile applications, San Mateo from 7/13/2010 to 11/24-2010

QA Engineer at Sky link Design Inc. Pleasanton from 4/5/ 2010 to 6/30/2010

Educational Background:

BS ( Electronics)

Cisco CCNA, MCP and CNA Certified

Products worked on as a Test Engineer:

NEST Smart Thermostat

Cisco Setup Boxes

Android Apps testing

iPhone Apps testing

Motorola Setup Boxes

Professional Experience in details:

Presently working as Test Engineer, NEST Labs(Acquired by Google) since 9/21/2015

Nest Labs is a home automation producer of programmable, self-learning, sensor-driven, Wi-Fi enabled thermostats, smoke detectors and other security systems.


●Worked in NEST Energy Integration team which is responsible for releasing new features to the NEST Smart Thermostat

●Responsible for major releases of the Nest Thermostat, Nest Thermostat E

●Device testing (Thermostat) on daily builds, Regression run,integration test run, Verify bug fix

●Execute test cases on quick looks, analyze logs to find the root cause of the bugs

●Worked on all the 3 generations of the Nest Thermostat,Nest Thermostat E

●Cross functional communication with the Apps team, Cloud team and Wi-Fi team

●Delivered through QA testing reports that determined product quality and release readiness

SQA Engineer, Active Video Networks (Acquired by Arris and Charter) 3/11/13- 6/23/15

Active Video Networks, Inc. Provides a Cloud TV, software-based platform that enables the development and streaming of smart TV apps to any screen, box or device.


●Involved in Integration testing of the Setup Box clients with the Cloud TV platform

●Successful release of the product to the major customers- LGI- Puerto Ricco, LGI-Chile, Charter

●Worked on smoke, functional, Integration, Build verification test(BVT), User acceptance test, end to end testing

●Products tested here- Motorola and Cisco STBs.

●Worked on Electronic program guide(EPG) on Passport client

●Verified the client application for the BCP proprietary protocol specifications

●Analyzed the network traffic using Wireshark and BCP dissector

●Worked on Agile, Scrum methodology

●Involved in complete project life cycle from writing the test plan from the requirement document, test cases, Integration testing, logging bugs, attending bug scrum meetings, release notes, handoff meetings.

●Collected and analyzed the logs in the Linux environment

●Worked on Video on demand module for the Charter project

●Responsible for the release of the Cloud TV player product which is a emulator of the set top box and TV monitor.

QA Engineer Asurion Mobile applications, San Mateo 7/13/2010- 11/24/2010

Asurion Mobile Applications is a leading provider of mobile applications designed to unlock user content from mobile devices, enabling backup, sharing, and syndication of that data.


●Tested My contacts backup app on Android, iPhone and BREW devices and Windows desktop on multiple browsers

●Performed Smoke test and Full certification tests on these devices.

●Developed test cases and documented the test results.

●Performed Ad-hoc testing on new builds

●Using the defect tracking systems Jira and Quality center to track bugs

●Manual Testing: functionality, performance testing of Mobile backup and my contacts backup on various phones (iPhone, Android, BREW, J2Me, Blackberry).

●Tested on Syncing of data from phone to web and from web to phone.

●Tested performance of application by importing/exporting huge data.

●Worked in close interaction with developers to get updates and resolve defects.

●Wrote the detailed test suite for testing customer service portal

QA Engineer Sky link Design Inc. Pleasanton 4/5/ 2010-6/30/2010

Sky link Design combines expertise in distributed hardware/software environments and wireless technologies to address the needs of wireless carriers, handset manufacturers, network equipment manufacturers and application developers.

●Performed mobile handset testing on smart phones


Platforms: Windows 10,Apple MAC

Languages: Basic Python

Web Tools :Fiddler, IE Developer Toolbar, Firebug

Networking: Cisco Router, switch configuration, TCP/IP, HTTP, FTP, Internet, Intranet, LAN, WAN, VLAN configuration

Bug Tracking: Bugzilla, Jira, Quality Center

Mobile testing: Android, iPhone, Blackberry

Device Testing: Nest Thermostat and Setup Boxes

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