Gaurav from India applies for Blue Card Germany

Software and applications developers and analysts not elsewhere classified

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Name of profession: Software and applications developers and analysts not elsewhere classified Name of latest business sector: Service Industry Latest occupation/title: Project Manager Latest main activities: Software Testing Project management


Completed education: bachelor Title or Qualification: Bachelor Of Engineering Specialisation: Electronics Additional trainings:

Preferred countries:

1. Preferred country | region / city: Germany | 2. Preferred country | region / city: Belgium | 3. Preferred country | region / city: Denmark |

Language skills:

1. Language skills: english => excellent 2. Language skills: 3. Language skills: =>

Personal note /detailed application:

Professional Profile:
Experienced Software Testing professional having 11+ years of success in product and service industry with proven ability to take end-to-end bottom line responsibility of a project, build the project team, schedule assignments, monitor and review project status, manage risks and ensure successful delivery

• Working knowledge of End-point, SME and Enterprise level products in Symantec
• Experience of working in BFSI domain at Infosys Ltd
• Exposure of working in Agile and Waterfall methodologies
• Adoptable to different technology areas
• Exposure of working in Multi-vendor, Global and End-to-End delivery model
• An articulate and an effective team player / lead with strong coaching skills
• Ability to work & coordinate with different teams across geographical locations
• Customer interaction experience, practice knowledge sharing and multi-tasking
• Flexible and proactive with strong personal ownership of problem resolution

Rewards & Recognization:
• FSI (Financial Services Insurance) INSTA Award at Infosys Ltd in recognition of outstanding performance
• Applause and appreciation award for testing activities from senior management
• Promoted to Sr. SQA Engineer at Symantec Software
• VERITAS (now Symantec) Engineer Award
• Letter of Appreciation from VERITAS Technical Support organization
• Spot Bonus Award for identifying defects/bugs in the software
• Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding performance in category: Soft skills

Career Progression:

1.) Infosys Ltd Project Manager Oct 2010 - Present

2.) Symantec Software India Pvt Ltd (Formerly Veritas Software)
Senior SQA Engineer July 2008 – Oct 2010
SQA Engineer Nov 2005 – June 2008
Technical Support Engineer Nov 2002 – Nov 2005

3.) SoftCell Technologies Limited Trainee Technical Support Aug 2002 – Nov 2002

4.) Ensoft Technologies Systems Administrator Feb 2002 – Aug 2002

5.) Datapro Infoworld Limited Engineer Dec 2000 – Dec 2001

Infosys Ltd, Mysore, India Oct 2010 – Present
Designation: Project Manager-Testing
Client: ABN ABMRO Bank
Delivery Management:
• Primary responsibility for projects or work streams within a program, ensuring delivery is on time within the scope, effort and budget
• Understands and applies the appropriate project management disciplines, i.e. planning, scope, estimation, scheduling, resourcing, risk, change management, monitoring, reporting and closure
• Build client relationships at project level by engaging them regularly on project related activities, business value articulation and participate in client visits and presentations
• Worked on multiple RFP’s on the testing solution for new and existing accounts in order to position Infosys suitably towards winning the deal
Key achievements: Managed and successfully delivered high critical programs with zero post-production defects. No escalation from client. Independently handled multiple client visits

Operations Management:
• Prepare SOW’s for new engagements, update and review SLA reports
• Track and comply project parameters e.g. resource allocations, budget submissions and invoicing. Alert senior management on the issues/gaps
Process Improvements: Implemented centralized revenue tracker tool at account level for better collaboration between onsite-offshore and provide projections to GPM/DM
Key achievements: Zero escalation from client on the invoices submitted. Projections with variance of <10%

Quality Management:
• Track and submit Monthly and Quarterly status reports to SQA
• Provide Risk profiling of projects
• Testing Metrics measures within the goals identified at account/unit level
Process improvement – Streamlines effort submission process, conduct cross-portfolio KM sessions, create awareness on Tools and Reuse (TAR) though quizzes and mailers
Key achievements: All projects at SEI CMM Level 5. No NC’s observed during Corporate and internal audit reviews. TAR effort saving exceeded account level goal of 8%

Team Management:
• Responsible of handling team of 15-20 people and for major programs it was around 30+
• Allocation of tasks, plan for and mentor team in competency development
• Implement performance management as per organization guidelines, R&R, team building, compliance to HR processes
Key achievements: Attrition rate of <2% in last two years

Symantec Software, Pune India Nov 2005 – Oct 2010
Designation: Sr. SQA Engineer
Test Management: Manage and monitor day-to-day operations of test team, ensuring that testing activities are completed in accordance with the agreed schedule and acceptable quality. Collaborate with Development team, Support, Sales and PM team to understand customer requirements, design and use cases. Review all customer facing documentation for accuracy and readability. Participate in conference calls/meetings to obtain necessary data from different teams. Participate in feature sign-off, release & knowledge transfer meetings with team members to maintain paradigm shift.

Test Planning: Design, review and development of test plans. Design test cases from story requirements, functional design and specifications documents. Lead test plan and test cases reviews for multiple features. Adhere to entry and exit criteria for the testing phase.

Test Estimation: Work closely with management on estimate time and resource needs for testing assignments to include test coverage, test development, test execution, fix verification and delivery. Provide inputs on estimation of tasks broken down to measureabe units

Test Execution: Extensively worked on test execution as an individual contributor and lead. Test functionality of the product by applying different testing types

Test Reporting: Report on status of product quality to development, customer support and product teams by including key data points

Defect Management: Drive and manage bug triage process within the team. Represent in project meetings on defect status and fixing process. File defects and drive it to the closure.
Coordinate with technical writers in publishing known issues and limitations

Test Tool: Experience on Test/Agile Management tool e.g. Quality Centre, RQM, VersionOne

Test Automation: Work closely with automatiom team in identifying the scenarios to be automated. Review, execute test scripts and provide enhancemnts to optimize testing.

Symantec Software, Pune India Nov 2002 – Nov 2005
Designation: Technical Support Engineer
? Single Point of Contact in handling technical issues for escalated cases
? Provide technical support on products that are implemented on mission critical systems
? Train and conduct presentations on Storage, Windows & Linux to entire support team
? Work closely with development team to troubleshoot complex customer issues
? Coordinate with internal departments in resolving IT issues
? Assist Team manager in recruitment process by conducting technical interviews
? Maintain storage knowledge of pre-release product of VERITAS & Microsoft products
? Report software bugs, enhancements and customer feedback to concerned owners
? Write technical articles for VERITAS knowledge base (
? Simulate problems in house and providing evidence where bug fixes are required

SoftCell Technologies Ltd, Pune India Aug 2002 – Nov 2002
Designation: Trainee Technical Support
Technical support to internal and external customers on installation, configuration and administration of software’s at customer site. Resident engineer at SEI CMM Level 5 company. Facilitate technical skill enhancement sessions for internal Marketing Team on various technologies. Conduct POC and corporate level end user training

Ensoft Technologies, Pune India Feb 2002 – Aug 2002
Designation: System Administrator
Activities included e.g. setup of Windows/ Linux systems for development and training requirements, troubleshooting software issues, monitoring capacity and user management. Coordinate with hardware vendors and maintain inventory. Provide weekly reports to senior management. Additional responsibilities were related to hiring & supporting marketing team

Datapro InfoWorld Ltd, Pune India Dec 2000 – Dec 2001
Designation: Engineer
Provide technical support to new Datapro franchisees signed at different locations in India and facilitated training sessions on Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) Administrator course. Conduct corporate level training

Professional Development: Technical training and Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) from Scrum Alliance July 2012
HP-UX Certified System Administrator (CSA) October 2007
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation August 2006
Certified Vulnerability Assessor (cVa) from DNV, India August 2006
Attended ISO 27001:2005 ISMS training from BSI, India April 2006
Attended facilitating program for PMP exam April 2006
Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) SCP March 2005
Certified CompTIA LINUX+ October 2004
Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) Windows 2000 March 2003
Certified Internet Web (CIW) Administrator Certification May - Dec 2001


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