Versatile professional and strategist with 14+ years of diverse experience in the evolving field of Telecom Wireless, Software Engineering, and Quality Assurance. Obtained 10+ years of iOS (iPhone & iPad) Carrier Product Acceptance experience across major North American carriers. Specialized in product deliveries, from inception to commercialization of iPhones, iPads and Apple Watch. Proficient knowledge of legacy and emerging wireless technologies with advanced skills in the areas of leadership, project management, vendor management, and people management. Proficient in conducting analysis of system requirement specifications, functional specifications, and design documentation. Core Competencies: Research & Analysis, Test Strategies & Coverages, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Cross-functional Collaboration, Training & Development, Executive Reporting, Process Optimization, User Research, Technical Documentation, Quality Assurance, Vendor Management.
T ECHNICAL S K I L L S
Wireless Technologies: 5G NR, LTE, LTE Advance, VoLTE, GSM, UMTS, CDMA 1X/EVDO, WiFi RF Equipment: Rohde & Schwarz CRTU-W & CRTU-G, CMW 500, Spectrum Analyzer, Agilent 8960, Anritsu MD8475A. Telecom Tools: STT (Intel), QXDM, QPST, QCAT, X-CAL, Wire shark, RTA, Radio Comm, Metrico NoMAD. QA Tools: Jira, Red mine, DDMS, Odin, HP Quality Center, QTP, Clear Quest, Mercury, Load runner. EDUCATION
Master of Science, Computers & Communication, Networks Institute National des Telecommunications, Telecom-INT – Evry, France (2005) Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Science & Information Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University – Hyderabad, India (2003) E X P E R I ENCE
Apple Inc. – Cupertino, CA
Sr. System Design Engineer – Product Integrity 2015 – Present
Responsibilities include design and validation of Apple cellular products during development life cycle.
Led iPhone/iPad/Apple Watch E2E system validation activities for various cellular technologies (5G NR, LTE, CA, VoLTE, DSDS, LAA)
Spearheaded cellular validation efforts for multiple Tier 1 carriers in USA (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon & Sprint)
Define process improvements and methodologies to deliver best in class Apple cellular products.
Led validation of multiple technology feasibility studies that can enhance Apple wireless eco system.
Designed wireless validation systems which is deployed globally to enhance the productivity, thereby bringing significant savings
Evaluate wireless system of various Apple wireless products to ensure the performances are on-par / better than competitive devices.
Collaborated with multiple design and development teams to ensure high quality throughout product development process.
Tracked and monitored all Pre and Post release cellular KPI statistics such as call drops, data rate, audio quality, and stability.
Create comprehensive test plans to validate numerous functionalities & new Top Level Features (TLF’s) that are enabled on devices.
Analyze, debug and root cause various Cellular issues that are been identified during validation phases of product life cycle.
Present weekly validation summary and critical issues to executives and stakeholders based on deep dive analysis
Primary contributor for Go/No–Go decision-making on different cellular feature enablement in global carriers
Responsible for leading post launch connectivity issues and identify resolution by closely working with cross functional team System Design En gineer - WiSE 2012 – 2015
Responsible for validating pre-release SW builds for stability, functional and performance
Executed RAT-Retainability testing and isolated issues such as Out of Service, Registration, Re-selection and Handover success rate
Led Large Scale Testing (LST) effort for North America carriers for first launch of VoLTE feature on iPhone
Presented first-level analysis on issues reported on a weekly basis and improved knowledge on triaging issues.
Identified multiple user impacting issues which resulted in SW changes and design improvements
Developed a Plug and Play solution for collecting field data across multiple devices without user intervention.
Experienced in logging and debugging tools such as QXDM, QPST, QCAT, Apex, Wireshark and network monitors.
Mentored new hires and trained them on test activities, responsibilities, procedures, and tools.
Managed third party vendors for test plan creation, execution and reporting. Ryzen Solutions Inc. – San Jose, CA 2010 – 2012
iOS Location Engineer (iPhone/iPad) (Client: Apple Inc)
Expertise in GPS/A-GPS field testing for iOS Platforms (iPhones & iPad’s).
Obtained carrier technical approval for Emergency Services across iPhone platforms.
Performed cellular field validation on various LTE Networks (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint & T-Mobile). PRADEEP REDDY POREDDYGARI
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COMPLETED P ROJECTS
Employer: American Unit Inc – Frisco, Texas
PROJECT 1: CLEARWIRE, Bellevue, WA - Device Test Engineer - (Android) - March 2010 – October 2010
Expertise testing on LBS – [Location Based Services] & E911 – [Emergency Services]
Responsible for test case development based on gpsOne features such as Standalone, MS-Assisted, and MS-Based.
Involved in preparing test cases, test plan documentation, and gap analysis for different features and applications. PROJECT 2: AT&T Mobility, Bothell, WA - Device Test Design Engineer - September 2009 – March 2010
AT&T Online Account Management – Web Application testing to provide direct interaction with customers.
Validation of My Wireless app on mobile devices such as iPhone & BlackBerry devices - Bold, Curve, and Pearl.
Testing on Simulator’s for MAC OS – iPhone, Android, and Blackberry for My World mobile application. PROJECT 3: SONY ELECTRONICS Inc, San Diego, CA - Wireless Test Engineer, VOA-E Dept - May 2008 – March 2009
Field Interoperability testing preparation and execution of test cases on collecting related QXDM logs in a live environment against carrier provider networks CDMA 1X EVDO (Verizon Wireless/Sprint PCS).
Throughput UL/DL performance testing on VAIO Notebooks integrated with wireless WWAN modules QCT. Employer: CELAD-AFD – Paris, France
PROJECT 1: Motorola, Paris, France - Team Lead - Field Test Engineer - July 2007 – November 2007
Mobile terminal testing for GSM, GPRS, UMTS - WCDMA, UMA, SIP, WiFi, and Bluetooth.
Conducted KPI management and drive tests to assess handsets performance level on live network.
Collaborated closely with 2G and 3G+ handsets development teams to identify and resolve customer issues, failures and provided test support for fast debug cycles and regression testing at post launch phase. PROJECT 2: OPTION NV, Leuven, Belgium - SPQ-Certification Engineer – August 2006 – June 2007
Planned and actual execution/debugging of the certification tests referring 3GPP specifications and ETSI.
Conducted testing in Internal Lab infrastructure – GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA.
Conformance/ RF / Protocol testing – Agilent -8960, Anritsu, R& S CRTU-W, CRTU-G / CMU 200
GCF Field testing / IOT Testing in front of Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, and Nokia labs. PROJECT 3: ORANGE, Mont rouge, France - Device Development Engineer - April 2005 – July 2006
Mobility: Soft/Softer/Hard/inter-RAT handovers and Procedures, UL/DL, 3G-2G, Multi RAB tests.
Interoperability tests (IOT) in front of Alcatel, Nokia, and Nortel UTRAN.