QA LEAD – APAC REGION
-11+ years of extensive experience in QA processes, implementing QA industry best practices
-Hands-on Functional & Non-Functional testing, both manual & automation.
-Requirements gathering, business analysis, transforming requirements into user stories
-Backlog review & prioritization, sprint planning, execution, retro, status reporting
-Worked closely with consultants, support, business analysts to review requirements
-Exceptional skills in test design, test execution, reviews, co-ordination with Automation team to improve the automation coverage, providing test data setup & regression scenarios to automation
-Excellent test planning, test strategy and successful execution of SIT, UAT, Regression, Release testing, L2/L3 support, product quality expert
-Team Leading, recruitment, on-site/offshore work experience, close work relationship with business teams/consultants and QA management activities.
-Proven experience in both Agile and waterfall models and translating waterfall applications to Agile.
-Extensive experience in testing ETL/DWH/ODS/Web Applications, desktop applications, Dataflow/Data management application, calculation Engine (Economics) in both Financial/banking domain and recent experience with Oil and Gas industry.
-Proven record of successful & on-time project deliveries with great quality.
2016(Feb) - Present
QA LEAD – APAC Region/Senior QA Analyst – Palantir/Aucerna – London, UK (2016), Singapore (2017 – Present)
PlaninngSpace Dataflow - Leading a customized dataflow system handles all the data within PlanningSpace
-Leading QA Teams under APAC Region following industry best practices of QA and better quality deliverables
-Responsible for Dataflow Management System, Economics applications’ quality as a whole, testing processes, execution, integration tests with modules integrated with Dataflow, functional/non-functional testing, QA Environment setup
-Maintaining Regression suite, baseline, test data setup for automation, Web based testing, Web API Testing, OData End Points, Power BI.
-Manual/Automation testing co-ordination, improve test automation coverage, designing automation features, regression impact
-Team Mentoring, Test plan reviews, Estimations, QA Dashboard Reporting, Sprint meetings
-Co-ordination with TPM/BA/PO for the sprint planning
-Working closely with consultants, add business use cases/workflows.
2013(Aug) - 2015 (Jul)
Project Manager/Scrum Master at Microsoft FRS Project – Espoo, Finland
FRS is a “Forecasting and Reporting System” for the planning and Order data for Nokia gadgets.
-Requirements gathering, transforming requirements into user stories.
-Sprint planning, execution, status reporting, client communication on release milestones
-Managed onsite/offshore testing team of 25+ through SDLC development cycle as per the Nokia standards.
-Responsible for all key deliverables & testing artefacts from testing team.
-ETL Testing for NDW (Nokia Data Warehouse) and reporting tool.
-Driven UAT from kick-off to sign-off at the client location.
-Daily stand up, backlog prioritization with the stakeholders, effort estimation sessions, weekly status calls, Status Reporting, Task management, crisis/risk management
-Project Management - identifying the bottlenecks and resolution, on-time delivery management, resolving issues with team size, ensuring smooth flow of the project and quality
-QA Management - Test case design, review & coverage, End-to-End test management, Front end testing, Regression testing, QA testing.
2012(Jan) – 2013(Aug)
QA Lead at Nokia ODS Project – Espoo, Finland
ODS is an ‘Operational Data Store’ to keep all the transactional data for the claims submitted by consumers for Nokia gadgets
-Test Case Design, Requirement analysis, implemented Nokia test processes, automation test data setup, Integration testing, Regression Testing.
-Improved automation coverage, Hands-on automation with Perl scripting
-Functional and Non-Functional test execution, ensuring smooth releases, Support on production issues
-Improving test coverage, test environment setup, test execution
-QA Dashboard Reporting from HP QC/ALM, Reporting issues for Go-No-go decisions, Release checklist
-Ensuring all test processes from unit testing, integration testing, system integration testing in the respective environments and QA testing before every go-live.
2010(Jan) – 2012(Jan)
ETL Developer & Test Lead - GE HealthCare– Mumbai, India
DWH solution for financial visibility & data governance system
As an ETL Developer using Informatica(ETL Tool)
-Informatica Mappings, Maplets, Workflows and Worklets.
-Transformations - Source qualifier, lookup, filter, router, stored procedure, sequence generator, expression etc.
-Informatica sessions, parameter files, session variables etc.
-Workflow monitoring, mappings debugging, troubleshooting
-Code migration using Informatica Administrator
As an ETL Test Lead
-Test planning and design, Unit testing, Integration testing, System Integration testing in the respective environments. Data testing, stress testing, Performance testing in the QA env.
-Regression testing, status reporting through HP QC.
2009(Oct) – 2010(Jan)
ETL Developer & Tester – GE Energy – Mumbai, India
DWH solution for Apex oil & gas system
As an ETL Developer using Informatica(ETL Tool) –
-Involved in Data Modelling with Erwin
-Created Informatica Mappings, sessions and workflows as per the requirements and test the code in Dev and made the migration possible to QA and then from QA to Prod
-Creation of Unix scripts, database tables, index, Sqls
As an ETL Tester
-Testing the Informatica code, UNIX scripts, preparing test plan and test results.
Documentation of Implementation plan, operations manual, deployment guide, troubleshoot doc etc.
Provided production support while migrating this code.
2007(Nov) – 2009(Sep)
ETL Developer & Tester – GE Money – Mumbai, India
DWH solution to keep the collections data for GE Money Banking project
As an ETL Developer using Informatica(ETL Tool) –
-Informatica mappings, sessions, worklets and workflows
-ETL Solution for an IDW(Integrated Data Warehouse)
As an ETL Tester –
-Testing Information workflows, Workflow Monitoring, Code migration to the upper environments
-Integration tests for DWH->BI Reporting tools
-Data verification, System Integration Testing(SIT) in QA Environment
Learning & Development of Informatica attended various Data warehousing, ETL, Informatica trainings internal to TCS and offered technical trainings to newly joined employees.
Master of Computer Applications  – Annamalai University, Tamilnadu, India
Bachelor of Computer Science  – Andhra University, AP, India
ISTQB Certified Professional (CTFL)
Six Sigma Green Belt
Completed Try SQL course from Code school online
Alison’s Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management Systems
Completed Six Sigma green belt certification and implemented several projects in adherence to Six Sigma methodology as best practice.
Got recognized for community initiatives by Mr. Ramadorai (CEO, MD TCS)
Received star of the month award several times while working with TCS
Created a blog on software testing https://softwaretestingcom.wordpress.com/
English – Fluent
Hindi – Fluent
Telugu – Native
Available upon request.
–Oracle, SQL, PL/SQL
Methods, Tools & Practices
–CI using Jenkins
–Client/Server installation on VMs through RDP
–Citrix, Bootstrap of client applications
–Scrumban/Kanban, Scrum works
–TFS, SVN, Visual Studio
–Microsoft Test Manager
–OnTime, VSTS, AcceptIT
–HP QC, ALM
–Informatica (Mappings, Workflows, Sessions, Monitoring)
–Power BI, OData
–ETL Development, E2E Testing
–Basic Perl/Python scripting, Selenium
–Agile QA methodologies
QA Test types
oWhite box/black box testing
oWeb API Testing
oWeb Application Testing