Venkatesh - IT Tech Lead - Bangalore, KA, India

Lakshmi Venkatesh

Bangalore, KA, India


IT Tech Lead

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp



Work History

Project Management


From November 2012

Project Status Reporting, Resource Utilization, Resource leveling, Test Management, Test Planning , RCA,


From November 2012

Protocols LTE & SIP/IMS
Clients AT&T, Redmond USA
Duration Nov2012 - till date
Development Environment Spirent iTEST/TCL, PERL, TAS, JDSU, NetScout, IRIS , SVN
Description: LTE service implementation happens in various phases/various services. Testing scope includes testing of end to end network functionalities across all network elements and testing of 4G mobile services including voice services.
My Responsibilities:
✓ Develop and Deliver Project Reports, Designing Proposals, Project Status Reporting, RCA Reporting, Active participation in Proposal Review Meeting with the client.
✓ Developing Project Scope , Plan and Schedule Project Timelines and Milestones using MS project
✓ Scripting on Spirent iTest framework /TCL Test Automation Development on 4G/LTE-EPC for VoLTE network Elements.
✓ Automate E2E functional scenarios of VoLTE i.e. IMS Registration, Re-Registration, De-Registration, MTM, MTL, CSFB, SRVCC and Supplementary features [CFU, CFNR, CFNRc, CFB, Call Hold and Conference]
✓ Testing of LTE scenarios i.e. LTE Attach/Detach, Dedicated Bearer Activation/Deactivation, TAU, RAU, IRAT-HO, X2 and S1-HO of LTE network.
✓ Managing a Team of 8 members working on multi-discipline teams to develop the scripts using automation TCL framework and PERL.
✓ Review and understand test cases and come up with a plan to automate the test cases using LTE NDR's

Sr. Test Engg


July 2011 - August 2012

MPP, TTL dashboard, Test Schedules, TestEstimation,TestPlan,TriWeekly


From July 2011

OCS for Data Charging based on Diameter CCA implementing credit-control On 3G OSS (Gy(Ro), Gx, Cx): AUTOMATION
Protocols SS7: ISUP , SCCP/TCAP, INAP, CAP3, DIAMETER ((Gy(Ro), Gx, Cx) ),
Clients PORTA (Conecel-Ecuador), Claro Argentina(Mexican América Móvil), Celcom(Malaysia), Elisa(Finland),
Duration July2011 - till date
Development Environment SunSolaris, Linux, Sybase, Eclipse, CGW, G-ESN, Seagull(3GPP/Cx), MGTS
My Responsibilities:
✓ Primary Role to upgrade NID, configure Nodes, troubleshooting setup issues, E2Etesting on CGW/CTP (NID, SMPP, PE, RE, SDP).
✓ Developing and maintaining automation frameworks code changes on Test Suite in JTAF.
✓ Functionality and Regression of Manual/Automation test Charging features like Voucher recharging , Packages, F&F, BF, PostpaidRating for Auto control subscribers, CollectCallPreselect, simultaneous Charging.
✓ Code Merging and Updating subversions on SVN (source code control systems).
✓ Additional Responsibility to update mpp, TTL dashboard , TriWeekly report , Defining Test Plan/Strategy, Develop RTM , Document review, Test audit , Scheduling, Task assignment, tracking/Monitoring.

Project Associate Enggs


April 2009 - June 2011

TAD (TTA/FIA), Test Audits, Test Review.

IVR development


April 2009 - June 2011

HUAWEI uIVR Centralized Solutions - AUTOMATION and MANUAL
Protocols SOAP, SOCKET, HTTP, TCP/IP, SIP, FTP, Huawei proprietary(HESSIAN, ICDComm, INTESS)
Clients Tunisia OTT, PERU telefonica , Russia , Costa-Rica, Equador, Philippines, TELEnor, Ufone, Libya
Duration April 09 - June11
IVR development environment:
IVRTools: GTR(~TTCN3) , GT3K Scripting Tool, Autospace , CTI, WAS,
O/S: Linux
DB: Oracle11g(PL/SQL)
Server: IVR Server(SQL Server), ISP( Tomcat 5.3), UAP, ACD, I2000,
Portals (JSP): IVR Portal(HTML), ISP, User portal, CCportal, UMCP(SRV), UMCP(MGT)
Portal Skills: WebSphere(JSR168/286)
Web Content Management: XML

Description: uIVR Centralized Solutions supports IVR call/service center implementation to assist call routing, service centers, VoIP, IVR, ACD, CTI & VAS. Telephony infrastructure will be hosted internally & supported by the Huawei. Huawei also Administers ODC Projects at CTS.
This project includes configuration of UMCP, CTI & PORTALS to meet client requirements for IVR (interactive Voice Response system) & Web functionalities .these two channels are very critical as client have access to PROVISION & SERVICE.
All testing is complex & involves contact center technology which includes IVR, ACD/CTI (routing & reporting), Web server applications

My Responsibilities:
✓ Participating in automation test system implementation, architecture test specification and managing configurations.
✓ Maintaining test automation system environments, Customizing automation Base framework, Develop automated test scripts for test suites
✓ Acquired ownership of Test estimation, SA/FIA, Test Audit, Verification, Root Cause Analysis, Mitigate Network (Site) Defects.
✓ Setup IVR test lab, servers, devices and network, prepares test data and configures environments for web portal projects
✓ Execute automated regression, debug failures, and compile test reports thru' GT3K,
✓ Task assignment,...

Sr. Software Engg


August 2007 - September 2008

Artifact Review, Peer Review, Weekly Report

CMC, FEDORA, Cingular_Swift , AT&T , LG Telecom-Lumina

August 2007 - September 2008

Tools: NetHawk EAST M5 , Shell Scripting, Python 2.5, Mercury Quality Center, Fast Medic Multiloader , TKfileExplorer , Ramp Dump Extractor
Proto Analyzer: Wireshark
Server: Nortel (SIP), Celtius (IMS), Jain-sip-presence-proxy (apache-ANT-1.6, Java 1.4SDK)
O/S: Linux
Target: 3G Terminals - i780.1ea WM, OPEN ERA747 - WM , DELUXE MITS, PC Client(+Webcam)

SISO IMS Protocol stacks are tested against 3GPP OMA ETS which includes Conformance on IP based service for IMS clients.
Features includes Service Registration, Authentication, Presence info Update Process, Contact List Management , Session Related process, On demand 1-1 session , Adhoc sessions & group Management
ISIM related, MD5 Related, Video Share/Streaming, Quality (Video & Audio), Request & Response Messages, Dialog, Options, DNS, Session Timer, Multiple CS calls.

My Responsibilities:
✓ Verify Protocol stacks for Conformance against 3GPP OMA ETS, RFC3261, RFC3666, IMS 3GPP TS 24.228 & 24.229 for VAS.
✓ Reporting non-conformance with Call Logs if any.
✓ Retest of HQ issues - Fixed, & Respond the onsite HQ Engineer's on the same
✓ TP Creation, TC Designing, Modifying, Reviewing Conformance test cases to insure Test Requirements are covered.
✓ Involved in Artifact reviews & Peer reviews & Rework with Lead engineer for the same.
✓ Reporting, analyzing, tracking & verifying bugs on Clear Quest to assure proper fix/change was made


June 2006 - May 2007

Browser Functionality & Conformance Testing on 2.5G Protocol stack
Clients Verizon, Alltel, Cricket, USCC, Virgin Mobile, VIVO, Amp'd, Centennial, LATEM
Duration Jun 06 - May 07
Browser Source: NETFRONT 3.4 Access JPEG group easyedge v.
Server: CRICKET - WAP server , Alltel - WAP server, TATA Indicom, AirTel
Test Tools: SPIRENT, Airaccess2K, CAIT, KPST, Chameleon, CRMDB, Perforce

KWI Stacks Developed are tested against OMA ETS which includes Browsing, DRM, Download OTA, Content Screening; WAP enabled services, web Browsing, Interrupts etc operated by EVDO & Client Requirements for proven compatibility with GPRS service.

My Responsibilities:
1. Functionality , Memory Testing , conformance Testing for Stability on 2.5G Protocol stack
2. Analyzing SRS, FDD & Create TP & TC's to insure test requirements are covered.
3. Participate in Peer Reviews for the same
4. Reporting, analyzing, tracking & verifying bugs on Clear Quest. Preparing, reviewing & analyzing test result

Project#2 MMS IOT/Conformance Testing on 2G Protocol Stack
Client Cricket, USCC, Virgin Mobile, VIVO, Amp'd, Western Wireless, Peru, Movistar


April 2005 - May 2007

FDD, TC Design, TC Review, Test Data Report , CR Report , CR Retest Report , Daily Report

Technical Skills:
Platforms: JAVA, Linux , SunSolaris, Sybase,
Domain/Protocols - Knowledge: VoLTE , IN Billing(DIAMETER), IN(SOAP)/ SS7 (ISUP), VOIP (SIP), IVR, VAS , IMS(SIP/RTP), CDMA1x,
Intelligent N/W: AT&T, Huawei, Ericsson
Automation Tools: iTEST/TCL , Eclipse3.1.0(JTAF), GTR(~TTCN3) , GT3K Scripting Tool,
Testing Tools: JDSU, NetScout, IRIS, Ixia(MGTS), Seagull(3GPP/Cx), , CTI(IVR) tool, CAIT, QXDM, QPST, Chameleon
CM Tool: SVN, Clear Case
Bug tracking Tool: Requeste, DTS(Huawei proprietary), Clear Quest , CRMDB(Kyocera proprietary)

Test Engineer

CDMA1x, Simulator, Kyocera-3G Phones, Data Cable

April 2005 - May 2006

Role Test Engineer
Team Size 6
Test tools RACAL, AMBER, CAIT, KPST, Chameleon, CRMDB, Perforce
Environment CDMA1x, Simulator, Kyocera-3G Phones, Data Cable
Duration April 05 - May 06
Messaging Services is the technology that allows messages to be sent & received over mobile devices. The Gateway acts as a bridge between the technologies used in the wireless device & the Internet. Testing of this application involves a comprehensive system testing that includes Feature testing, Feature interaction testing.

My Responsibilities:
✓ Analysis of SRS provided by client, Active involvement in the Testing of each feature..
✓ Involved in writing & executing Conformance test cases.
✓ Interact with Onsite engineers for all process updates.
✓ creating weekly reports & communicating the same to onsite engineers in weekly conference call
✓ Raising the CR's & Tracking them.

Qualifications & Certifications

Kuvempu University

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