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Arun TewathiaTelephone: +91 9900821550| Email: hiarun@gmail.comLinkedIn:

Senior Quality/Automation Manager for Cloud Storage, Networking and Virtualization Technologies


Seeking Senior Managerial/Architectural Assignments in IT Program/Project Management, Delivery and Client Servicing with a focus on Quality for an organization of repute. SUMMARY

Expert Software Quality Professional having experience of over 17 years; including 9 years in Management role working with top Storage (NetApp, Actifio), Networking (Cisco) and Virtualization (VMware) product companies. Hands-on with leading End-to-End software development life cycle for complex products across different domains coupled with knowledge of emerging technologies and insight into customers perspective about deployment and manageability. Experienced in Agile development methodologies. Have defined processes for release management and product development processes, which were adapted across organization. Have been defining strategic growth objectives for the Product Engineering in lieu off competitive analysis, opportunity mining and marketing analysis grounds. Driven automation successfully for various complex technologies and experienced in optimizing the automation efforts for best ROI and also have managed to deliver early automation for Agile/Scrum development environment. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Experienced in analysing Customer Issues and inference some good practices out of it to reduce the "Inflow of Customer Bugs". Proven track record of building, leading, mentoring and managing highly productive QA teams from scratch for delivering world-class software products. An effective process, work flow and systems designer; good at figuring out what to measure to track progress; sets up systems that can almost manage themselves; a master at the effectiveness and efficiency of work systems; quickly diagnose and fix a work flow problem and always looking for incremental process improvements. Effectively handled multiple projects with high quality standards across geographical locations, driven virtual teams. Expertise in Functional, Unit, Integration, Regression, Black box, White Box, Stress, Performance, Throughput, Yield and code coverage Testing. Assertive and influential in communication across various stakeholders and experienced in presenting the progress status, plans, various quality metrics etc. with help of clear and crisp presentations to higher management.


Proven track record of successfully meeting release deadlines with excellent quality products for top MNCs like Cisco, NetApp, Symantec, VMware, Actifio etc. Reduced Customer Issues by approx. 40% by conducting periodic root cause analysis of customer issues using various techniques and suggested process improvement techniques. Global experience in handling End-to-End projects with proven track record of delivering high quality products for various Enterprise level as well as start-up software companies in India as well as in Silicon Valley (US). Published couple of research papers in International Generals and Symposiums while working with DRDO.


Software Development Methodologies:Agile Scrum as well as Traditional software development Methodologies

Project Management Tools:MPP, PowerPoint, Excel, MindMap, Resource Planning Tool (RPM)

Dev/QA Tools:HP QC, JIRA, SVN, Jenkins, Testlink, Bugzilla, Perforce, CVS, ClearCase and Network Sniffers (Ethereal, tcpdump, iptrace and snoop)

Storage:File Systems, UI and Management Infrastructure, Storage Virtualization, RAID, NAS and SAN, SCSI and Fibre Channel

Networking:Networking Protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, NFS V3/V2, FTP, ARP, ICMP), Network Sniffers, Network Testing for Storage and Virtualization Products

Virtualization:VMware GSX/WS/ESX Server, Virtual Center

Programming & Scripting Languages:PERL, Shell and C

Operating Systems:Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX, SCO UNIX and Windows (All flavours)


Certified White Hat Hacker June, 2014. PMP Certification July, 2008. Attended International Conference on Software Testing, Organized by ISQT, at Bangalore Sept, 2007. HP-UX11.x Internals at Hewlett Packard, Cupertino, CA. ClearCase(Jazz) at Hewlett Packard, Cupertino, CA. Oracle 8.0 and Developer 2000 at Software Technology Group, New Delhi.


DAVV, IndoreMaster of Science In Computer Science, 1997 - 1st Class and Distinction (78.1%)

IGNOU, New DelhiPost Graduate Diploma in Management Specialization in Operations Research, 1998


Actifio Technologies India Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad June 2015 May 2016Sr. Manager QA

Responsibilities & Achievements As Sr. Manager for India QA & Automation teams, my objective is to facilitate and drive dramatic improvement in testing delivery bringing in best practices of testing processes, metrics monitoring and transform the testing team. Managed 3 Functional QA teams defined the charters and responsibilities for the teams consisting of about 30 engineers thru 3 first line managers. Driven Automation for whole Actifio and helped company to achieve automation goals by reviving dead Old-Automation-Framework (OAF) from planning till post-delivery reviews with engineering across Actifio. Also helped organization to choose the right automation tools for our technology. Strategically owned efficiency of delivery, people and knowledge capital of the India based QA team. Accountable for QA deliverables for all feature releases, patches, customer specific releases. Managed successful releases for all the products and also improved the test coverage by providing the active feedback on continuous basis to the QA teams, which in terms lead to overall improvement in Quality. Defined process improvement strategies and objectives by analysing key pain areas for different functional units and use of continuous improvement models. Ensured all required processes were followed and documentation kept up to date, bugs were correctly prioritized and tracked resulting in on-time deliveries. Audited existing test strategies for functional, performance, security and automation testing and executed changes as necessary to make quantum leaps in QA efficiency in both process and product quality. Provided direction and supervision to the team of Engineers for: Gathering test requirements; Developing, implementing and executing test plans; Test scripts; Test reports; Test summaries. Prepared and maintained capacity plans and resource allocation to all the projects. Managed the careers of whole Hyd QA team (mentoring & coaching them to set their goals, present their accomplishments effectively and grow their skills). Handling the people issues to ensure high motivation & productivity levels by counseling and also by coaching 3 managers on daily basis. Provided various quality metrics and updates to Program Management and senior management about progress of the QA projects, Resource Management Tool, Automation Plans/Stats, and Test Completion Plans/Stats etc. during weekly Program meetings. Reported progress against plans, risks, issues and coordinated/triaged with development and other teams to mitigate issues and defect resolution.

TestOptimizer Solutions Pvt Ltd (An OpCord Company), BangaloreDec 2014 May2015Sr. Technology Manager

Responsibilities & Achievements Responsible for creating long term strategy for all product related aspects for TestOptimizer (A Spread sheet based Web-site Testing Automation Product). Also responsible to convert strategy into high-level execution plan. Role included creating a product strategy based on multiple inputs including: 1) Analysis of Technology trends in the market to define the business and technical strategies. 2) Market Research of competitors and define the product roadmap to beat the competition. 3) Strategic customer requirements and feedbacks. 4) Sales, pre-sales and marketing departments requirements. 5) Overall company strategy both in terms of business plan and target markets for business growth and expansion.

Cisco Systems India Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore May 2012 Dec 2013Engineering Manager Software Development (Testing)

Responsibilities & Achievements Managed the core team responsible for evolution and definition of the next generation Broadband Switches. Actively engaged with Product Marketing, Software Development teams and Customers to define and address various Customer requirements and also to lead the technology in new products by introducing features which will help maintain the lead in Switching and Broadband sector of World Market. Managed to improve the automation coverage for DSL technology by re-structuring of the existing code, generating new code & optimizing and standardizing the test infrastructure compliant to Best Automation Practices and Guidelines defined by Cisco wide Automation Council. This helped in improving the Automation coverage by 50%, which resulted in doubling the test coverage matrix for next releases and 25% reduction in overall execution cycle. Conducted a study over Customer Issues from previous releases and derived some good practices out of it to reduce the "Inflow of Customer Bugs", which resulted in 40% overall reduction in bugs overflow. Establishing the teams equilibrium and maintained a motivational environment among the engineers and managed the performance and career aspirations of the team effectively. Planning and tracking all DSL related tasks and metrics such as firmware validations, Equivalence Certifications, Automation Plans, Customer Issues, Analysis of bugs to ensure phase containment, enhancement of automation for b