+1 (303) 517-7090 soorajchettada@outlook.com

Technical Project Lead

Work in a competitive environment that effectively utilizes my analytical, interpersonal, leadership and organizational skills to conceive and achieve solutions. The solutions which help the organization in not only meeting its targets, but also allowing it to grow, thereby, enhancing my own skills as an individual and as a key player in the organization’s development.

Address: 6772 Green River Drive Unit B, Highlands Ranch, Colorado – 80130
Phone: +1 (303) 517-7090
Email: soorajchettada@outlook.com
Visa Status: Valid H1-B
Relocate: Yes

Summary

  • 11+ years of experience in Technical Software Development, Management, Quality Assurance and Automation.
  • Experienced in all areas of Product Delivery starting from requirement gathering, design & development, testing & automation, timely delivery and production support.
  • Excellent understanding of SDLC and STLC with project frameworks like Waterfall, Agile, DevOps & CI/CD.
  • 2+ years of experience & strong understanding of Agile Methodologies(SCRUM).
  • Proficient in Test & Defect Management tools like QC, ALM, TFS, JIRA.
  • Experienced in functional UI automation using QTP/UFT & TOSCA and in Web Services & Web API testing using SOATest & LoadTest.
  • Experienced in various domains like Banking, Finance, Media, Telecom & Retail.
  • Strong communication & problem-solving skills with ability to independently drive projects & work collaboratively across teams.
  • Enthusiastic & Motivated self-starter with exceptional team building, leadership & interpersonal skills.
  • Hardworking team player with ability to work in time sensitive environment with strong inclination to improve/optimize process development & implementation.
  • Experienced in delivering high quality products within short release cycles through agile automation & continuous integration.
  • Proven experience in collaboration within multi-cultural team dynamics across multiple time zones for support of global initiatives.
  • Quick learner with adaptation to new technologies & roles.
  • 4 years of experience in lead / management role with team strength of 20.
  • Clear and direct leader, skilled in developing and maintaining vision, building excellent relationships.
  • Experienced in all aspects of recruiting, retaining, developing careers of IT professionals in addition to managing performance and team objectives.
  • Experienced in setting up CI/CD Dev-Ops framework for the entire project from development to delivery using Atlasssian tool suite.

Experience

October 2006 – Today

Wipro Technologies

Technical Project Manager, Technical Project Lead, Team Lead, QA Lead, Sr. Software Engineer, and Project Engineer.

Technical Project Lead

  • Manage and Lead multiple teams simultaneously & deliver high quality product on time
  • Requirement gathering, analysis, effort estimation & obtain management support for time & resource
  • Closely work with business teams on User Acceptance testing (UAT) and help them with their validation
  • Proactively coordinate with relevant stakeholders – Other Quality Assurance/ Development/ Environment Support/ Business team & Offshore team as per project needs
  • Involve in test plan, test strategy preparation, test scenarios & test summary review.
  • Participate & conduct project planning, product demo/reviews, bug triage and walk-through meetings.
  • Execute multiple E2E Integration testing projects as QA Lead Coordinator
  • Extensive experience in testing all business flows and case management functionalities
  • Contribute actively in all Agile ceremonies and work in CICD environment using Bamboo
  • Manages project plans for QA task in Bamboo for different environments
  • Implement Bamboo integration for SOATest scripts and Zephyr integration.
  • Good Understanding of SOAP and Restful Web Service/Web API testing using Parasoft SOATest tool
  • Work on automated Performance testing for Web Services using Parasoft Load Test tool
  • Prepare & maintain TCs and scripts using MTM and Zephyr for JIRA
  • Execute manual test cases, test automation suites and participate in all forms of testing as per the Software Quality Assurance Life Cycle
  • Lead a team with various expertise like IBM Open Pages, Informatica, Business Objects, Metadata management, data validation and data modeling.

Lead DBA

  • Netezza Database Administration, support day to day activities and on call support work
  • Development and Maintenance of Enterprise Data Warehouse system
  • Define and implement User Access controls Security for database and other application environments
  • Design and implement disaster recovery platform for Netezza using PTS systems
  • Generating default auditing columns for ETL and reporting purpose; also choosing the correct distribution keys to boost up the performance
  • Configuration and optimization of Netezza Data warehouse appliance
  • Establish standards and implement best practices wrt EDW architectures
  • Generate, configure, and optimize the performance of the Netezza Data Warehouse appliance
  • Implement BAR (Backup & Recovery Architecture)
  • Implement data refresh mechanism using NZ_Migrate and NZ_Load
  • Install and configure Netezza client tools/ODBC drivers on Informatica Linux servers and BO window servers
  • Data modeling and database design with Erwin
  • Develop Unix based ETL scripts for data loading and extraction

Tech Lead

  • Analysis and identification of root cause for customer issues
  • Identify the fix, develop and deliver the patch
  • Reviewing the code and quality checks
  • Technical guidance for team members on various technologies
  • Assigning and monitoring the tasks to completion
  • Guiding the team members for their professional development
  • Regular interaction with the client to get the updated requirements as well as updating the latest progress
  • Documentation of entire product life cycle and user document preparation
  • Work on technologies like SQL, PL/SQL, Netezza, Data warehousing

Software Engineer

  • Lab/Server admin for the entire products group, which involves install and upgrade of the UNIX based servers, troubleshooting the issues, setup network routing for special requests
  • Develop install-upgrade framework of the product
  • Involved in the requirement gathering process for the product
  • Code/module owner for the install/upgrade framework and other functional modules
  • Involved in product migration activity from Solaris to Linux
  • Regular interaction with the client to get the updated requirements as well as updating the latest progress

Skills

  • Agile Project Management 85%
  • Software Project Management 85%
  • DevOps 70%
  • Agile Methodoligies 75%
  • Requirement Analysis 95%
  • Software Development Life Cycle(SDLC) 95%
  • Requirements Gathering 90%
  • Global Delivery 90%
  • Agile Testing 90%
  • Distributed Team Management 95%
  • Test Automation 80%
  • Linux 90%
  • Shell Scripting 85%
  • Database Administration 70%
  • Netezza Administration 70%
  • JIRA, Bamboo, BitBucket & Zephyr 80%
  • SOA & Selenium 55%
  • Amazon AWS 30%
  • Microsoft Azure 30%
  • Google Cloud Platform 30%

Education

2006 – 2010

Master Degree in Software Engineering

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India

2003 – 2006

Bachelor Degree in Electronics

College of Applied Science (University of Calicut)

Accomplishments

Classes, Seminars, Workshops

Project Management, Productivity Management and Budget Prep, Time Management, Agile, Team Building, Motivation, People Development and Diversity Training.

Languages

  • English – Full professional proficiency
  • Hindi – Professional working proficiency
  • Malayalam – Native or bilingual proficiency

Certifications

Contact

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