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Engineer Test

Redmond, WA
February 19, 2020

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Nandini Badrinath

*****, ** **** *** *** ***, Redmond, WA 98052

Email: Tel: 425-***-****


Hands-on technology professional with 14.5 years of experience in software QA and testing accustomed to working in agile test environments. Proficient in Requirements Analysis, Test Planning, Test Execution, Reporting and Results analysis across platforms. Specialized in Functional and Performance Testing, Web Services Testing, Functional and Performance Test Automation, Agile Methodologies and Quality processes.

Passionate about understanding customer usage models and delivering high quality products which result in great user experience. Certified HP Lean Sigma GreenBelt.

Currently on L2 Visa with approved EAD.

Academic Qualifications

M.S in Software Systems

Distance Learning, Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani

2005 – 2007

B.E in Computer Science & Engineering

B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bangalore

Affiliated to Vishveswaraiah Technological University, Belgaum.

1998 – 2002

Employment Chronicle

OpenText, Bangalore

Principal Engineer

Feb 2017 - July 2019

Hewlett Packard, Bangalore

Test Engineer/Senior Test Engineer/Test Specialist

Aug 2003 - Sep 2014

Mphasis-BFL Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

Associate Systems Engineer

Sep 2002 - Aug 2003

Technical Proficiency

Leading test activities

Test requirements, scope planning, test planning, task allocation, test co-ordination with customers, test reporting, test reviews, risk planning and technical mentor for the team.

Identifying first order processes, Operational Metrics and Leading Quality Indicators.

Worked on continuous improvement of QA test processes, process document for the project.

Review feature development plan and provide feedback to developers.

Software Testing

Strong organizational skills with the ability to track multiple test executions simultaneously.

Well versed with agile testing processes, test management, test planning, test coverage, test deployments and upgrades, defect life cycle, test reporting and documentation updates.

REST & SOAP Web services testing, functional and non-functional testing, solution testing.

Load, performance and stress testing, exploratory testing, acceptance testing, installation testing, browser compatibility testing.

Ability to debug complex product issues and take it to closure.

Testing in multiple environments – Operating Systems (Windows, Linux, AIX, Solaris, and HPUX), Databases (PostgreSQL, Oracle, MSSQL, DB2, MySQL) and Application Servers (WebSphere, WebLogic, JBoss, Tomcat).

Hands on experience with testing database migrations, software migrations and deployments on complex enterprise test setups.

Expertise with performance baselining and comparisons across different operating systems.

Expertise in agile testing environments.

Expertise in software cloud testing on AWS.

Test Automation

Extensive API level test automation experience with Apache JMeter and SOAPUI.

Extensive functional test automation experience with Quick Test Professional and Perl scripting frameworks.

Performance test automation experience with JMeter, Loadrunner, Windows Performance Monitor and Perl scripting frameworks.

Trained on Selenium Test Automation.

Familiar with UNIX shell scripting.

Evaluation of automation tools and frameworks.

Scripts development and maintenance using existing test automation frameworks.

Monitoring test automation runs and performing regression analysis of failures.

Familiar with QARun and AppleScript.

HP Certified Lean Sigma GreenBelt.

Presented technical papers in conferences within and outside the organization.

Software Tools

Test Automation: Quick Test Professional, Selenium, JMeter, SoapUI, Loadrunner, Windows Performance Monitor, Perl Scripting

Test Management Software: Quality Center

Defect Management Software: JIRA, Quality Center, Rational ClearQuest

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, AIX, HPUX, Solaris, Mac

Application Servers: WebSphere, WebLogic, JBoss, Tomcat

Web Server: Apache, IIS

Programming Languages: Familiar with C, C++, Java, Python

Databases: Familiar with Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL

Projects Summary


Company - Role


Web Delivery

OpenText Output Server Web Delivery enables authorized users to publish virtually any kind of information to a company intranet or the World Wide Web, and view and organize that information using a Web browser.

Environment: C++, RHEL, Windows, AIX, HPUX, Linux, Solaris

Activities: IDOL to Solr Migration testing, MySQL to PostgreSQL migration, performance benchmarking and functionality tests.

OpenText – Principal Engineer

Feb 2017 – July 2019

Secure Access

Secure Access provides comprehensive document security and helps prevent confidential information from reaching incorrect or unintended recipients. Documents cannot be printed without user authentication and document selection at the printer.

Environment: C++, RHEL, Windows, AIX, HPUX, Linux, Solaris

Activities: Test planning, Test execution and automation.

OpenText – Principal Engineer

Nov 2018 – July 2019

Engine as a Service (EaaS)

EaaS provides simplified deployment, ongoing management, maintenance, use and reporting of the HP Exstream engine in AWS.

Environment: Java, AWS, Windows

Activities: Test co-ordination, REST APIs testing, automation

HP - Test Lead

Mar 2013 - Sep 2014

Live Application Library

Software development kit (SDK) for HP Exstream Live applications to integrate with external applications and data sources.

Environment: Java, Windows, AIX, HPUX, Linux, Solaris

Activities: Test co-ordination, Deployment, REST & SOAP APIs testing

HP - Test Engineer/Test Lead

May 2010 – Feb 2013

HP Exstream

HP Exstream is a comprehensive platform for building and deploying high-volume, on-demand and interactive document applications across the enterprise.

Environment: VC++, Windows

Activities: Defect verification, automation, regression analysis

HP - Test Engineer

May 2009 – Apr 2010

HP SmartStream Production Pro Print Server

HP SmartStream is a graphic arts portfolio of workflow components for creating digital printing production solution for HP SmartStream Production Pro Print Server.

Environment: Java, JSP, XML, Apache, Tomcat, JMS, MySQL, Windows 2000 Server

Activities: Test co-ordination, reporting, reviews, defect tracking

HP - Functional & Test Lead

Mar 2008 – Apr 2009

Retail Marketing Automation (RMA)

RMA is a Marketing Communication Automation solution to simplify and streamline marketing communication processes, from design to execution.

Environment: Java, SQL Server 2000, Windows 2003 Server, Quark DMS, Quark Xpress, Mac OS X

Activities: Test planning, test designs, execution and defect tracking

HP - Test Engineer

Apr 2005 – Feb 2008

Production Flow

HP Production Flow is an integrated, open software and hardware system that helps automate and manage the production workflow process throughout a complete print shop system. This web based solution helps users to manage the print production process from job acquisition through printing and finishing.

Environment: Java, Tomcat, JMS, MySQL, Windows 2000 Server

Activities: Test designs, execution and defect tracking

HP - Test Engineer

Aug 2003 – Mar 2005

CAFÉ for Federal Express, Memphis

CAFÉ is a Client-Server application to keep track of domestic and international shipments along with label generation.

Environment: VC++,Windows

Activities: Test designs, Test automation, execution and defect tracking

MphasiS-BFL Software Ltd – Associate Systems Engineer

Sep 2002 – Aug 2003

Rewards and Recognitions

Jan 2013

Award for demonstrating proficiency in Continuous Improvement methodology and successfully implementing improvement ideas.

Jul 2012

Award for outstanding contributions towards the project.

Oct 2011

Technical paper titled “Best Practices for Security Testing of Enterprise Applications” selected for presentation in the HP India technical conference “Parasparam”.

Dec 2010

Technical paper titled “Test Process Improvements” selected for presentation in the “Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing in India” conference in Bangalore. Recognized by the Anita Borg Institute for the same.

Sep 2010

Award for outstanding contributions towards the project release activities.

Sep 2010

Technical paper titled “Throughput Improvement for Exstream System Test” selected for presentation in the HP India technical conference “Parasparam”.

Jul 2010

Lead the GreenBelt Improvement project for HP Exstream. “Certified as HP Lean Sigma GreenBelt” after presenting the project to management and Green Belt Certification Review Panel. Improvement project achieved annual cost savings of $72,000.

Jun 2010

Award from the customer for thoroughness in providing functionality testing and defect verification.

Jun 2008

Award for outstanding contributions in the project – leadership skills, team work & quick learning.

Feb 2007

Award for outstanding contributions to the Highlander project: initiative & speed at work.

Feb 2006

Award in appreciation of efforts in the Highlander project.

Jun 2004

Award for excellence in providing software testing as part of the end to end test lab.

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