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Chicago, IL
June 26, 2018

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Sudhendra Kulkarni 509-***-****

Manager/Lead Software Engineer in Test

Software Automation New Product Launch and Management Cloud Testing 10 Years of Proven Results o Specialize in launching products/initiatives. 5 businesses launched on time & within budget in UK, US & Mexico. o Developed corporate technology strategies, considering performance, reliability, scalability, usability, security, cost. o Contributed building modern digital lending platform, developed key cloud testing strategies and roadmap. o Lead in-house automation efforts including environments, scheduling systems, quality build system integrations. o Lead a direct report team in HR performance management and talent management processes. o Recognized for consistent success in developing systems, plans, and procedures to streamline operations and process. o Expertise in overseeing technology improvement initiatives and aligning them with business goals. o Managed operational strategies and directed projects flawlessly contributing to revenue producing activities. o Produce status reports, progress statistics, and business-oriented metrics as well as ROI studies, cost savings comparisons, and financial analysis to company executives.

Areas of Expertise

o Strategic Planning and Organizational Leadership o New Product Launch and Management

o Positive and Solution Focused Direction To Challenges o Mobile and Cloud Based Application Testing

o Application Architecture, Release Management

o Recruit, Train & Retain Top Talent

o Budgeting, Scheduling and Resource allocation

o Emerging Technologies, AI, Big Data, AWS

o Technology Strategy, Direction and Roadmap

o Customer Value Optimization and Management

o ETL, SQL + Scripting, and Analytics

o Consumer Finance Products

Professional Experience

iLoan, OneMain Financial Chicago, IL

Manager/Lead Software Engineer in Test, 10/2015 to Present Led quality team, successfully launching new internet lending business offered by OneMain Financial Services. Issued More than

$25M loans under new platform. Joined employee # 2 in Software Engineer in Test, build team of 8 test engineers. Developed innovative testing strategies and streamline processes with development activities to reduce redundancy and risks resulting, 25% efficiency gain across multiple projects. Provide go/no-go decision on release readiness. Results:

o Produced substantial cost savings, optimized systems, and successfully utilized technology and engineering solutions to maximize business efficiencies in a variety of intensely competitive industries. Achieved departments budget target and improved release process by improving in-house automation tools and processes. o Gained meaningful traction on all SDLC key metrics within first few days, including system architecture, application flow, release cycle bottlenecks. Balanced short term tactical decisions with long term strategic thinking. o Contributed identifying the root cause of declined customer for loan approvals, leading to increase in ROI per customer. Established work processes in a startup environment which increased quality without affecting time-to-market. o Leveraged variety of 3rd party tools, open source gems to effectively balance conflicting priorities of business vs learning curve vs project release consistency, quality and speed. Within 6 months build reliable system to support daily release to production. o Transitioned software development efforts to a test-driven development (TDD) process, which brought QA testing in on the front-end of the development cycle for gains in code quality, software functionality and better productivity. o Automated 24 7 proactive system monitoring which resulted in 60% decrease of manual maintenance cost. o Successfully managed diverse range of projects from conception through implementation. Enova Financial Chicago, IL

Lead Software Development Engineer in Test, 8/2013 to 9/2015 As a team lead, contributed improving communication across teams including C-level executives and building most innovative brands, as well as designing, scoping, pitching and overseeing tracks of research work that incorporate the latest in qualitative and quantitative research methods. Direct all aspects of cross-functional engineering department and oversee development of projects for an online lead-generation aggregator for lending. Supervise department’s activities related to weekly releases. Develop and implement quality processes and standard operating procedures by introducing metrics and documentation. Results:

o Lead QA team on various new product initiatives (On Stride, Pounds to Pocket, UK LOC) and Mexico. o Played key role in establishment of Best testing practices and Automation Excellence within QA team. o Quadrupled number of simultaneous projects for team through effective resource management, w/o increasing headcount. o Established QA department and reporting that demonstrated true cost of quality. o Took responsibility of ensuring Enterprise Testing & QA Team understands the relevant technology being implemented to ensure early defect management in all phases of new products and development lifecycle. o Designed and implemented automated testing tools and programs addressing areas including database impacts, software scenarios, regression testing, negative testing, bug retests and usability. o Increased efficiency by 20% through change release cycles and established development practices and entire software development lifecycle.

o Formulated suggestions for defining, prioritizing, and completing projects on schedule and within budget. Enova Financial Chicago, IL

Senior Software Development Engineer in Test, 1/2012 to 8/2013 o Assessed readiness and deviation of product / project performance based upon test results and product specifications. o Proposed and directed the establishment of technology methodologies and standards that helped improving group efficiency. o Managed resource allocation and capacity across the organization to ensure agreed upon project milestones are delivered. o Worked on multiple big projects at same time, focuses on all aspects of project management and execution through to delivery

(research/design approach, implementation, quality assurance, analysis, etc.). o Developed company-wide standards for QA automation and maintained QA libraries. Enova Financial Chicago, IL

Software Development Engineer in Test, 8/2010 to 12/2011 o Make sure we have good test coverage for each new feature. o Created test case templates to facilitate mapping of manual test cases to automation test scripts. o Ensured that the right tests are in place and passing, and to discover and resolve unhandled edge cases in UI and backend. o Collaborated with Business and Team leads, to consistently meet or exceed performance requirements and expectations. Wipro – India

Project Engineer, 8/2006 to 12/2007


Selenium Webdriver, Rspec, Cucumber, TDD, HTML5, CSS3, API testing, Ruby, Rails, C, C#, Java, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, XML, Windows, Linux, OSX, Git, CircleCI, Continuous Integration using Jenkins, SOA, SOAP/RESTful API Testing, Web Apps, PostgreSQL, Native and Web Mobile Application Testing, Agile/ Scrum SDLC, Trello, Slack, AWS, Sentry Error Tracking, Looker Education

Purdue University West Lafayette, IN, USA. Pune University India (Ranked 4th in the University) MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2010 BS in Electronics and Telecommunications, 2006

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