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Test Lead

Boise, Idaho, 83713, United States
May 30, 2010

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Shibu Chacko

Apt ***, ****, N park Meadow way,

Boise Idaho-83713


Project Lead with more than 6 years experience in Embedded Test environment with HP Imaging and Printing Division.


• Around six years of experience in testing, quality assurance and leadership in embedded applications.

• Technical Skills include performance testing, functional (black box) testing, limits (white box) testing, verification (Regression) testing, Duration, Stress, Exploratory, interface (data/communication) testing, test analysis, test data design, automated testing, test case development, defect management, defect error resolution.

• Received an award for gathering important triage information reproducing and providing all the required details in quick period for a highly escalated request from customer.

• I take ownership of the work entitled to me, complete work with minimum supervision and deliver quality results on time. I am very quick in learning and applying new technologies to the assignments at hand.

• Able to work under tight schedules, rapidly changing priorities and ability to work on multiple projects with in a given timeframe of the release cycle. Excellent oral and written communication skills. I can interact well with all levels of team members including clients, management and interdisciplinary teams. I can work efficiently in a team environment as well as independently.


• Working as Project Lead for “Wipro Technologies” from May 2004 to till date.

• Experience in Printer driver application testing and experience in Multi Function Printer (MFP) testing.

• Hands on experience in performing Feature Functional testing, Integration testing, Regression testing, Exploratory Testing for printer Firmware

• Proficient with Software development life cycle and Software test cycle

• Development of feature qualification plans, test plan, test case design, test case development and test result analysis and also defect tracking and reporting.

• Using Quality centre for Test plan creation, Test set creation, Running Automated test, Defect Logging, Tracking and generating Metric Reports.

• Performed Lab setup for printer testing like installing Cluster Server, Novell and Terminal Server.

• Handled all the customer escalations and was capable of reproducing the defects which was observed only at customer locations.

• Timely Response to customer requests. Maintain unambiguous and timely (on the same day or else acknowledgement to go on the same day) communication with the Client engineers over email and Teleconference.

• Received an award for setting up the cluster server required for the project with the available test machines.


Operating Systems HP Unix, Novel Linux Desktop

Windows XP, Vista

Scripting Languages Unix Shell

Programming Languages C

Testing Tools PATT(Product Automated Testing Tool owned by Hewlett Packard Company), Anteater, Orthogonal Array, Neptune

SCM Rational Clearcase, SVN Tortoise, GIT

Bug tracking tool DIMS(Rational Clearquest), Bugzilla, Quality Center

Testing Methods Manual Regression testing, System tests, Automation testing, Memory Leak, Stress Testing, Performance, Exploratory


TES 101, VelociQ-101, Reviews and Inspection, Test Process Management


Project: OXPd- Open Extensibility Platform Nov 2009-Till Date

Client: Hewlett Packard, USA

Project Lead/Onsite Coordinator

Presently I am working on OXPd testing for Multifunction Printers –for the past 4 months. OXPd is part of HP’s Open extensibility Platform (OXP) and represents the “device” layer of this platform. OXPd is intended as a “fleet-wide” SDK and specification that operates in a uniform way across a wide variety of devices.

I am working as an Onsite Coordinator in Boise managing the testing of fleet products which involves Regression, Duration, Performance, Memory Leak, Exploratory and Automation of OXPd core specific test.


• Provided suggestions for value addition in terms of converting exploratory scenarios to Automatic script with the available tools for the client.

• Presented Test plan and obtained customer approval.

• Proactively seeking customer feedback for the project.

• Studied and got familiarized with the client environment, test set up and process at client site.

• Participated in all client called meeting and Minutes of Meeting was sent to offshore lead/PM without fail.

• Followed up on partner testing for each release.

• Provided inputs for release check points.

• Tracked offshore team adherence to test plan and test cases in QC as per test strategy

Project : Firmware Testing of Multifunction Printers June 2007- Oct 2009

Client: Hewlett Packard, USA

Project Lead/Onsite Coordinator

Role : Test Lead

Products : 6 MFP Products

Client : Hewlett Packard, U.S.A

Testing environment : Printer, Emulator

Platform : Red Hat Linux, HPUX, PATT

Description : Printer firmware Qualification

Testing done on firmware : Regression, Duration, Memory Leak

Exploratory testing, System and feature testing


• Created QA Test plan from project documentation.

• Created Test cases from use cases and product(s) review.

• Provided strategy to find Quality defects to the team members.

• Test cases porting were done to create test sessions for the particular freeze on daily basis.

• Managed automated test using Hewlett Packard Test server.

• Prepared review sheet for Qualification plan and test report for features.

• Tested and submitted bug reports in Quality Center

• Provided complete Triage information on Defect logged.

• Onsite Coordinator between clients and team members.

• Conducted weekly team meetings

• Managed additional testing resources to bring slow/late projects back on track for an on time delivery.

• Assisted individuals and groups of team-mates with tools knowledge, process knowledge.

• Reported results to management, client and was instant status go to person

• Created weekly report on current and future facility activity and accomplishments to management & client.

Project: Testing of Inkjet and LaserJet Printer Drivers May 2004- May 2007

Employer: Wipro Technologies, India

Software Engineer

Products : 13 Ink Products

Client : Hewlett Packard, U.S.A

Platform : Windows Vista, XP, 2K, 2K3

Languages : English and Asian languages

Description : Printer Driver Testing


• Prepared Qualification plan

• Provided strategy to find Quality defects to the team members.

• Executed test cases with highly productivity

• Managed automated test using Visual studio.

• Tested and submitted bug reports in Quality Center

• Provided complete Triage information on Defect logged

• Ghosted machines multiple times daily for clean testing

• Performed Knowledge Transfer for a 3 month Training in Vancouver, USA with client Hewlett Packard, U.S.A

• Performed Lead Tester and Analyst duties as situation/team warranted.

• Received Feather in my cap award for the project

Employer: Vitronics Limited, India July 2002 –March 2004

Customer Support Engineer

Products : Tektronix Oscilloscopes, Logic Analyzers


• Responsible for providing first line support.

• Responsible for maintaining all necessary and applicable documentation.

• Provided presentation to customer location of the products.


B.S in Instrumentation

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