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Senior QA and Project Management

Saratoga, CA


12+ years of experience of quality engineering of front end web applications and backend enterprise scale systems in Tibco, Paypal/eBay, and Netflix 
Special talent of breaking the barriers while maintaining good relationship and coordinate complex projects delivery across all cross-functional teams 
Flexible and versatile - able to maintain a sense of humor under pressure. Poised and competent with demonstrated ability to easily transcend cultural differences. Thrive in deadline-driven environments..

Work Experience

Senior QA Engineer


Jun 2006Current

Netflix, is the world's leading Internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV shows
  • As a senior member of QA team I am responsible for getting complex projects delivered on time by coordinating across multiple cross functional teams from development to operation teams.
  • Involved in the Test engineering of various enterprise scale systems across backend, middle tier and front end systems.
  • Responsible for QA of Search, Merchandizing UI and algorhythmic variations, Account management, Videometadata service, A/B Tests.
  • Thorough understanding of business and end to end integrated systems. Consulted for application configurations
  • Involved in testing hosted enterprise applications in the data center and Amazon EC2 cloud. Was the first QA person involved with the cloud migration prototype for the Netflix iPhone launch.
  • Maintain and drive QA, engineering development, release engineering deliverables and be flexibile to adhere to business and marketing deadlines for every project that I have worked on.
  • Worked in QA of the very first original version of Asguard - which has been open sourced since May 2012.
  • Extensive experience in setting up amazon EC2 instances - configuration- deployment - debugging issues
  • Communication across various cross functional teams to maintain common deliverables is my forte.
  • Successful in a very agile development and release cycle
  • Can work under pressure and challenging environments with a very positive attitude.

Lead Quality Engineer - Merchant Features


Aug 2002Jun 2006

PayPal enables any individual or business with an email address to securely, easily and quickly send and receive payments online.

The Merchant Features team was responsible for all features that enable PayPal to integrate with Medium and Large size Merchants, I was personally responsible for the projects that enabled integration with both Apple (iTunes) and Dell computers.
  • My position required me to have thorough knowledge of PayPal and worked with backend API testing
  • Responsible for test automation using Silk
  • Created Test plans and written test cases for manual testing from the specifications and the technical documents for the same as required.
  • Regression testing and bug verification in every release.
  • Responsible for training other QA members across the organization.
  • Coaching/mentoring/hiring new QA team members.

  • Key member responsible for setting up PayPal's first offshore QA center
  • Hired and imparted exensive training of the newly hired offshore QA engineers located in Chennai, India.
  • Coordinating and resource planning and working towards the deliverable of major release from India.
  • As a QA lead worked on the first major successfule offshore deliverable effort for PayPal's first Mobile payment system to be built for P2P to be developed using SMS and an Interactive Voice Response

Senior QA Consultant


Oct 2000Aug 2002

TIB Mercury Online is a web enabled Order Management and Routing system, which allowed financial institutions to automate a variety of business processes, such as order collection, validation, routing, and execution handling. The system automated trade workflows from the moment the orders are generated until executions are received and trades are generated. The main components of the system are the User Interface (UI) and the TIB Mercury Order Management and Routing system, comprised of a set of distributed servers communicating with each other using TIB/Rendezvous. Using the TIB Mercury Online UI, the clients can trade in the equity instruments electronically over the Internet in multiple markets
  • Responsible for designing test cases and testing of TIB Mercury Online application.
  • Write Shell Scripts that called Perl Programs for automation of Back-end Servers in basic smoke tests
  • Automation of test cases using Java and Rhino Script which is an open source scripting environment for executing Java code and in-house Java tool
  • Regression testing for every build.
  • Responsible for bug prioritization and verification
  • Test result documentation.
  • Version control of tests and documents in Visual Source Safe.

Research & Development Engineer

India Telecomp (Dalmia Industries), New Delhi, Delhi

Jan 1990Jun 1991

Was involved in designing hardware components used in the first versions of Cordless Telephones that was commercially built and marketed.
  • Was responsible for feedback from the marketing and the Customer Support department.
  • Integrate this information into design documents that drove product development.
  • Key liaison role linking R&D and other functional areas of the firm.
  • Technical documentation for Cordless Telephones.
  • Worked with Government officials for the Testing and Certification for Cordless Telephones.
  • Technology partner for the marketing teams for technical demos and presentations in the Trade Fairs.


Certificate in C and Unix


Certificate in Visual Basic 5.x

APTECH, Bangalore, Karnataka

BS in Electronics and Communication

Faculty of Technology and Engineering,MS University , Vadodara, Gujarat

Certificate in Silk Test

Segue Software, Lexington, MA


Skills Summary ◆ QA Automation support ◆ Database usage ◆ Amazon EC2 ◆ Cloud migration from DC ◆ Performance and Load Testing support o JMeter, Silk Test 5.x, Selenium, o Oracle 10+, MySql o Java, JDBC, Unix Shell scripting o Cloud deployment, management, configuration o JIRA, Bugzilla, ClearQuest o Perforce, VSS, CVS o SOX compliance o Eclipse, SoapUI
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