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Test Lead, Quality engineering Manager, Lead Quality Engineer

Overland Park, KS
December 23, 2019

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Pradeep J Keshavamurthy


Mobile: 913-203-698



14+ years of total experience in Software Industry which includes, 6 years in Yahoo! R&D and 5 years in HappiestMinds Pvt Ltd.

Working now as Sr Test Lead/Manager in Happiest Minds and deputed at Ascend Learning, Leawood, Kansas .

Proven experience in handling the critical projects starting from scratch.

Experience in working on Selenium Webdriver Java, QTP, and Test Complete automation tools

Experience in automation of REST API’s using SoapUI, Rest Assured, Ziggy

Experience in Test Automation Framework Design in Selenium and QTP tools.

Very good understanding of the Test processes, practices, methodologies, techniques and ability to suggest the right approach/methodology to teams

Experience in generation test plans, design test cases, test reports, trouble shoot defects, bug reports

Experience in playing multiple roles in projects like Individual Contributor, TL and PM.

Good communication skills, creative problem solver, proactive listener and ability to work in a team or individual.

Professional Experience

Working in Happiest Minds Technologies Ltd, as a Sr, QA Lead/Quality Engineering Manager from Aug’12 to Jan 16 and Deputed at Ascend Learning, Leawood Kansas.

Working in Happiest Minds Technologies Ltd, Bangalore, India as a Test Lead from Aug’12 to Jan 16.

Worked in Yahoo! R&D as Tech Lead QE (from Nov ‘06 to July`12)

Worked in TestingCzars Pvt. Ltd as QE Engineer (from Aug ‘05 to Nov ‘06)

Skills Summary

Testing Tools : Selenium 2.0, QTP, Test Complete 5.0, API automation tools(SoapUI, Rest Assured, Snoopy), TestNG, Maven, Bugzilla, SoapUI, Test Director, and Ethereal sniffer programs

Languages : Java

Operating Systems : Windows, UNIX, Mac

Trainings Undergone : Selenium automation tools from Yahoo R&D, I18N & L10n from Yahoo


1999-2003 Engineering graduate from Visveswaraya Technological University. India

Personal details

Date of Birth : 28th April 1981

Marital Status : Married

Sex : Male

Contact Address : 6640 W, 140th Street, apt 3502, Overland Park, Kansas 66223

Career Summary:

Position: Senior Test Lead


Java, Selenium Webdriver, API testing, Project Management, Supporting Sales Activities, Accessibility testing,


(Aug 2012 – Till date)

Worked on solving challenges faced by prospective customers during initial sales activities and providing automation POC’s to win the new clients.

Building successful teams from scratch and handling critical projects for major Edu-tech companies like Pearson and Ascend Learning as the first employee for these engagements

Functional automation, Framework creation using Selenium Webdriver, Java, TestNg, Maven, Jaca

REST API automation using Soap UI, Ziggy, Request Builder, Snoopy framework developed by Pearson client

Position: Tech Lead


Mobile Web automation, Selenium 2.0, Backend testing,TestNG,

Selenium Framework Building, Building mobile testing capabilities,

Project setup from scratch, I18N and L10n testing. Team Lead


(Dec 2005 – July 2012)

Worked in Yahoo Mobiles teams, supporting all Yahoo properties on mobile divices and in other teams like Yahoo! AutoUpdater, Search Suggestions, Yahoo! Toolbar, SearchProtection etc.

Worked on creation of property independent backend automation framework, which can be run against any Yahoo mobile blueprint property without modification, thus saving nearly 2 resource effort required for on-boarding all other yahoo properties on to the Duplo in coming days

Selenium automation for Yahoo Mobile properties with emulation of mobile phones user experience on the browser using mobile user agents

Y! Toolbar testing, with automation of toolbar using QTP and working with Product management Teams to build costomized toolbars for some of the major clients like Adobe, AT&T, DivX, BT etc

Leading critical project successfully with highest quality: Yahoo! Search Suggestion, Yahoo! Auto Updater, Yahoo Mobile Blueprint.

Position: Quality Engineer


Functional Testing, QTP Automation


(August 2005 to Nov 2005)

Automation of tests using QTP

End to end Functional testing activities

Training on QTP automation

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