Mahesh Divakaran

  

Test Manager, Tata Consultancy Services

Location: Plantation,FL

7542346295

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Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

mahesh.alakkatt@gmail.com.

+1 – 754 234 6295

 

Career objective:

 

 To become Software professional as a part of a well-established organization in a key role that offers me new challenges, personal development and an opportunity for advancement. An organization where my achievements will be recognized helps me to enhance to my full potential and gain job satisfaction by contributing towards the organization’s objectives.

 

Personal Strength:

 

My greatest strength is a positive mental attitude towards every aspects of life. I am having a great confidence about myself to face any kind of challenges in life. I am a good listener and a good learner. My other strengths include: -

 

  • Very good analytical Skill.
  • Quick learner and result oriented.
  • Hardworking, energetic, enthusiastic and sincere.
  • Insatiable desire to learn and grow.
  • Good Presentation and demonstration Skills.

 

Professional Summary:

 

  • 8 years and 5 months of experience in Software Testing (manual and Automation
  • Domains worked on :
  1. Strong on Retail Domain and has experience of 4 Years 3 months
  2. Strong in Banking Domain and has experience of 4 years and 2 months.
  • Strong Knowledge in Test management and co-ordination on System testing driven by Manual and Automation methodologies.
  • Good Understanding and Expertise on Automated testing tools like Win Runner, QTP and Test Management tools like Test Director and Quality Center/ALM.
  • Excellent knowledge on back end testing on various databases like SQL server, MySQL, Oracle, DB2 and expertise in batch testing in UNIX environment.
  • Good at developing tools to support testing methods in VBA and Macro.
  • Expertise in Application support on Dot Net Web Applications using C#

 

Educational Summary:

  • Bachelor of Computer Science from Sree narayana Guru College affiliated to Bharathiar University, Coimbatore with Aggregate of 69.3%.
  • 12th Standard from CBSE board, with Aggregate of 62.5%.
  • 10th Standard from State Board of Examinations, Kerala with Aggregate of 72.5%.
  • Completed Masters on Computer Application from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore on Distance Education 59 %.

Specialization:

 

  • Test management and co-ordination of testing activities in an End to End level across different systems.
  • Manual Testing (Black Box).
  • Preparation of Test cases documents and other deliverables.
  • Automation test script and framework development
  • Reporting Bugs and Tracking.
  • Effective communication skills
  • Arranging group discussion and issue resolution calls during the testing phase of projects.

 

Technical Skill Set:

 

Programming Languages: C, C++ and Java

Operating Systems:          Windows XP

Database:                       SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, DB2

Tools:                              WinRunner8.0, Test Director 8.0, Quality center/ALM,QTP

Methodologies:                  STLC

 

Professional Experience:

 

Working with Tata Consultancy Services in Kochi as ‘IT Analyst’  from Jan 2010 to Till Date.

 

Total Experience: 4 years 2 months.


Job Profile:

 

Domain worked on: Banking Domain

 

  • Working as Test Manager to support testing for multiple projects.
  • Managing resources to provide effective Testing for each project.
  • Creating test cases, test scenario, running test, preparation test plan.
  • Creation Automation test scripts and execution for regression.
  • Providing Testing deliverables during the various stages of Testing.
  • Managing interface calls to support application testing.    

 

 

Worked with Infosys Technologies in Trivandrum as ‘Senior Testing Executive’ from Oct 2005 to Jan 2010.

 

Total Experience: 4 years and 3 month.


Job Profile:

 

Domain worked on: Retail Domain

 

  • Creating test cases, test scenario, running test.
  • Also has supported production smoke tests.
  • Creation Automation test scripts and execution for regression.
  • Direct client communication as part of project execution.
  • Currently doing manual testing.

 

Projects:

 

Project 1(Current Project):

 

As Test Manager for Amex (American Express) on Integration Testing on their applications.

 

Client:                    American Express

Organization:                    American Express

Duration:                Jan 2010 to till date.

Environment:                    Windows XP.

Tools:                    QTP, QC/ALM, Putty, Mainframe.

Technique used:       Manual testing and Automation Testing.

Team size:              15 (Total Team size 3000).

 

 

Location: Kochi


Profile: American Express Company , sometimes known as "AmEx" or "Amex", is a diversified global financial services company headquartered in New York City. Founded in 1850, it is one of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company is best known for its credit card, charge card, and traveler's cheque businesses. Amex cards account for approximately 24% of the total dollar volume of credit card transactions in the US, the highest of any card issuer.

 

Please refer: http://www.americanexpress.com/

 

Roles in the project:

 

  • Managing resources to provide effective Testing for each project.
  • Creating test cases, test scenario, running test, preparation test plan.
  • Providing Testing deliverables during the various stages of Testing.
  • Creation Automation test scripts and execution for regression.
  • Managing interface calls to support application testing.         

 

Project 2:

 

As Test Engineer for ICA (ICA Norway) on Testing on their EMS (European Merchandising Suite) Integration

 

Client:                    ICA, Solna, Sweden.

Organization:                    ICA

Duration:                Sep 2009 to till date.

Environment:                    Windows XP.

Tools:                     QTP, JIRA, Confluence, Clear Case, TOAD

Technique used:       Automation Testing, Manual testing.

Team size:              7.

 

 

Location: Trivandrum


Profile: ICA AB (Inköpscentralernas aktiebolag) is a Swedish retailing corporate group. The company was started in 1938, based on a business model which was introduced by Hakonbolagen in 1917. Most of its operations are based in Scandinavia, and the company is the largest retail company in the Nordic countries.

The company was owned by the participating retailers until 2000 when half of the company was sold to the Dutch retailer Ahold. Ahold is prevented by contractual obligation from exercising majority control over ICA even if it should acquire a majority of the shares.

 

Please refer: http://ica.se/

 

Roles in the project:

 

  • Automation script creation and execution based on keyword driven framework.
  • Modification of the Framework to Data Driven
  • Requirement study, Creation of test cases, Test case execution and defect reporting through JIRA.
  • Testing includes testing the EMS Suite Modules and Integration    based on web service XML Publishing to each module and rigorous       back end and DB testing and batch testing.

 

Project 3:

 

As Test Engineer for Sears Holding Corporation on Testing on their Back end applications

 

Client:                    Sears Holding Corporation, Hoffman Estates,                                   Illinois, U.S.

Organization:                    Sears Holdings Corporation

Duration:                July 2008 to Sep 2009.

Environment:                    Windows XP.

Tools:                     Mercury Quality Center, Rational Clear Quest, JIRA

Technique used:       Manual testing, Regression testing, Smoke testing

Team size:              15.

 

 

Location: Trivandrum


Profile: Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's fourth largest broadline retailer with approximately 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, home electronics and automotive repair and maintenance.

 

Please refer: http://www.searsholdings.com/

 

Roles in the project:

 

  • Requirement study, Creation of test cases, Test case execution and defect reporting through Clear Quest and JIRA.
  • Worked on Content Management application and Back end         Business Intelligence application to provide testing support.
  • Testing includes testing the web application and rigorous back    end and DB testing and batch testing.

 

Project 4:

 

Test Engineer for Blockbuster on Testing on their various Applications.

 

Web Based DVD rental service provider.

 

Client:                    Blockbuster Inc, Dallas, Texas.

Organization:                    Blockbuster Inc.

Duration:                July 2006 to July 2008

Environment:                    Windows XP.

Tools:                     Mercury Test Director

Technique used:       Manual testing, Regression testing, Smoke testing

Team size:              15.

 

 

Location: Trivandrum


Profile: Blockbuster is the world's largest video rental chain; with about 8,900 company-owned or franchised stores in 27 countries (about 65% are located in the US). The company rents more than 1 billion videos, DVDs, and video games at its Blockbuster Video outlets each year. It also operates Blockbuster.com and has marketing partnerships with companies such as Time Warner and DIRECTV.


Roles in the project:

 

  • Requirement study, Creation of test cases, Test case execution and defect reporting through Test director.
  • Worked on application, which includes Warehouse management,         Procument planning, Web application, which includes an e- commerce, related testing.
  • Web testing on the online application. Also has been part of batch       testing.       
  • I am also involved in direct client calls and reports directly to the         client leads.
  • Production smoke test on web application.

 

Project 5:

 

Test Engineer for Sysco on Testing on their Application

 

Food Distribution System - Testing on the Clients Software using automated testing tools.

 

Client:                    Sysco, Dallas, Texas.

Organization:                    Sysco Inc.

Duration:                November 2005 to June 2006

Environment:                    Windows XP.

Tools:                     Mercury Test Director, Win runner 8.0

Technique used:       Manual testing, Regression testing, Smoke testing

Team size:              7

 

Location: Trivandrum


Profile: Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the food service and hospitality industries.


Role in the project:

  • Testing on the Clients Software using Automated testing using tools
  • Mercury Win runner as the Frame work for the Data driven testing
  • Mercury Test Director as the Test Repository
  • Creating test scenarios
  • Test cases & Test Scripts
  • Execution of test cases
  • Defect prevention  (internal)
  • Defect logging for the application for the client.

 

Personal Details:

 

Name:                   Mahesh. D

DOB:                    2nd July 1984.

Sex:                       Male

Marital Status:       Single

Nationality:           Indian

Know languages:    Malayalam, English, Hindi, and Tamil.

Passport No           F5518349

NSR ITPIN               771015497332

 

US Visa Details:

Visa Type     : H1B

Valid till       : 30 Sep 2014

 

 

 

Permanent address:   "Sudarsanam”

                                      Chirakkad,

Kunnathoormedu (p.o),

Palakkad – 678013

Phone: +91- 4912524278

Phone: +91- 9895402078

 

Date:                                                                              Signature:   

 

Work experience

Tata Consulatancy services, Test Manager - Scrum Core Team
January 2010 - Present, Plantation, FL - Florida, United States
Professional Experience: Working with Tata Consultancy Services in Kochi as ‘IT Analyst’ from Jan 2010 to Till Date. Total Experience: 4 years 2 months. Job Profile: Domain worked on: Banking Domain • Working as Test Manager to support testing for multiple projects. • Managing resources to provide effective Testing for each project. • Creating test cases, test scenario, running test, preparation test plan. • Creation Automation test scripts and execution for regression. • Providing Testing deliverables during the various stages of Testing. • Managing interface calls to support application testing.