Kamesh Velu's Resume

Kamesh Velu

Sr. SQA Manager

http://www.kameshraj.com/ 

http://www.linkedin.com/in/kamesh

[email protected]

PROFILE


Highly successful and dynamic leader recognized by peers as excellent mentor, team
player and a good manager. A result oriented, highly motivated, and self-driven
individual with good communication skills, consistently promoted to positions
of increased responsibility. Good experience in building, training and managing
local and offshore teams. Possess a high level of business sense with customer
focus, technical aptitude, and analytical ability to excel at work.

SUMMARY


  • Help define product strategy/definition, marketing programs and launches in highly growth startups.
  • Good sense of end user implementation, designed user interfaces and eco-systems for applications.
  • Extensive experience in Internet product, applications and user interface.
  • Strong technical and business sense to validate and align the team and product to meet business goals.
  • Experience in setting up offshore teams, establishing processes for effective execution.
  • Experience in managing of offshore teams, ODM/OEM teams across the globe.

WORK HISTORY


2Wire dba Pace Americas.

Sr. SQA Manager

San Jose, CA

2007 October - Till Date

2Wire provides ISP's with broadband products,software, and services that enable an integrated triple play of networked, data, voice, & video services.

  • Managing local and offshore, automation, VoIP, WiFi and System test groups.
  • Handling customer issues and support TAC team for resolution.
  • Work with Product management to scope and define feature roadmaps.
  • Resource planning, budget planning and adhere to it on approval.
  • Project planning, tracking, and delivering quality products on time.
  • Define QA processes, guide team towards detailed test plans and clear executions with emphasis on working closely with development teams.
  • Identify resource gaps in project execution and mitigate it by renting test gear, hiring contractors, using testing house.
  • Create MSA and SoW for vendors and negotiating price for outsourced work.
  • Visit customer's sites to build relationship and facilitate Beta trials, collect customer feedback, product expectations & requirements.
  • Manage and drive Wi-Fi certification for pace home gateways.
  • Architect and develop the automation frame.

Achievements:

  • Started 2Wire Campus, a forum where in engineers can do ToI.
  • Worked with AT&T in scoping out 6RD and IPv6.
  • Reduced operational cost by converging on tools, removing obsolete tools and negotiating price with vendors.
  • Reduced contract pricing by 60% by engaging testing partners from India.
  • Reduced test turnaround time from 6 weeks to 4 weeks with automation.
  • Gained access to customer networks & infrastructure by building relationships.

Clearfly Communications. (DiVitas Networks)

 SQA
Architect

Mountain View, CA

2006 October - 2007 October

DiVitas Networks is a young startup pioneering in Mobility convergence. Managed Handset Mobility group with a cross functional team of engineers in US and India.

  • Managed and delivered 1st Symbian
    release in an aggressive schedule and on time. Got Trail Blazer award & stock incentives for the effort.
  • Responsible for delivering handset project and releases.
  • Mentor & Motivate new hires and drive them towards success.
  • Architect and developed the test system.

Devicescape Software, Inc.

SQA Lead

San Bruno, CA

2003 July - 2006 October

Devicescape Software provides innovative turnkey solutions for WLAN deployment. Joined as a Sr. QA engineer and got promoted to team lead, managed QA group in US and India.

  • Managed QA team for Wireless Infrastructure Platform (WIP).
  • Mentored new hires and remote team, and helped them ramp up.
  • Interact with customers and test the product onsite (Traveled to Japan NTT-DoCoMo, for product demo and train customers).
  • Evaluate and implemented test tools IWL (SNMP) and TAS (automation).
  • Migrated FogBugz to Bugzilla and customized Bugzilla.
  • Developed ATT (Activity Tracking Tool) and RAT (Reservation Activation Tool) using PHP and Java. These tools were used to schedule test and track different projects and releases and for inventory control.
  • Designing test plan, setting up test beds, automate and tracked projects
  • Automated Dynamic VLANs, 802.1P, STP, 802.11d, wireless-subsystem, Orchestrator (protocol to sync configuration across APs), SNMP and Conductor (wireless monitoring and trouble shooting Java application) using Expect/TCL and Perl.

Ericsson (former Redback Networks).

SQA Lead

San Jose, CA

2001 Feb - 2003 April

Redback Networks makes access concentrator for edge networks and I worked in their SMS division.

  • Dev-test for GigE I/O: Work involves develop test plan, conduct review, define QA entrance criteria.
  • Interoperability, Bench Marking (RFC 2544 & 2432), performance, stress testing.
  • Testing OSPF & RIP, IP, TCP/UDP, ICMP, Multicast, VLAN (802.1Q) and ARP.
  • System testing with PPP, L2TP, Routing protocols and ACLs enabled.
  • Automation using Expect/TCL, Perl, IXIA and conduct code reviews.
  • Developed an interface for Perl scripts to call TCL libraries in IXIA. Seeing the benefits of this library it was adapted in automation frame work.
  • Received award of recognition for GigE Dev-test.
  • Received award of recognition for building a regression infrastructure.

 HCL Technologies (ODC - Cisco Systems).

SQA Lead

Chennai, India

1999 Jan - 2001 Jan

HCL Technologies Ltd. is a Cisco offshore development center in India. Responsible for driving QA team in India and transitioning
projects from San Jose to India.

Santana - Voice Hub - (2000 Jun - 2001 Jan)

Double play ADSL modem with VoIP, supported four phone lines with primary line fail over, call waiting, call forwarding
facilities, data fax modem and 911 service.

  • VoIP signaling (H.323, SS7) and SNMP testing.
  • SNMP MIB testing using IWL-SilverCreek (Internet Working Labs).
  • Participated in ISO and CMM certifications.

Hendrix - ADSL modem - (1999 Nov - 2000 Jun)

Double play ADSL modem with VoIP (MGCP/SGCP) and HPNA.

  • VoIP signaling (SGCP, MGCP) and SNMP testing.
  • Data forwarding and filtering capabilities of Ethernet.
  • Automation using TCL/Expect, Abacus (bulk call generator), IXIA.
  • Build regression test lab in San Jose.

Partners Cable modem - (1999 Jan - 1999 Nov)

DOCSIS 1.0 for partners (Sony, Samsung, Askey and Toshiba).

  • Automation for Data forwarding and filtering test cases (ETH-01, ETH-02, MP, BPI and OSS of DOCSIS 1.0 ATP).
  • Fine-tuned regression scripts and reduce test run time from 13 hours to 6 hours.

SysInfo Tech

 Programmer

Chennai, India

1998 April - 1998 Dec

Sys Info Tech is an outsourcing company for K7 computing (Vx2000) which was involved in designing anti virus solutions and vaccines. Task involved are coding vaccines for Boot and Partition sector virus.

OTHER ACTIVITIES


  • Designing web pages using HTML, Java Scripts, PHP, CGI/Perl for team management, which involves Action tracking, Scheduling, Status reporting, Regression testing, logging test bed issues, Bug Tracking, Minutes of meeting.
  • Developed tools for TL_9000 and CMM certification.
  • Participated in documentation for ISO 9001 and CMM.

TECHNICAL SKILLS


Languages/Scripting

Perl, TCL/Expect, Python, Unix Shell,  C, C++

Web technologies

Drupal, Ruby on Rails, Java, HTML, XML, CSS, PHP, Perl/CGI, MySQL

Protocols

IPv6, 6RD, 6to4, TCP/IP, Routing Protocols (RIP, OSPF, IGRP, EIGRP), PPP, VPN, PPTP, L2TP, IPSec, NAT, SNMP

Wi-Fi

802.11 a/b/g/n, WPA, WEP, 802.1x, Azimuth, Veriwave

Traffic tools

IXIA, Spirent,  MGEN/DREC, iPerf, IxChariot

Engineering tools

Bugzilla, Jira, FogBugz, Extra view,  SVN, CVS, Perforce, EDCS

SNMP tools

IWL-Silver Creek, SimpleTester, SimpleAgentPro, Net-SNMP

VoIP

SIP, MGCP/SGCP, Asterisks, Cisco Call Manager, Abacus, Ameritec, Sage, Malden

Technologies

Broadband Forum (TR-69), DSL, Cable (DOCSIS 1.0)

EDUCATION


Bachelors in Engineering (Computer Science) University of Madras

Cisco Certified
Network Professional (CCNP)

Cisco Certified
Network Associate (CCNA)

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