Software Engineering Leader capable of working big and small/startup companies with good command of computer science fundamentals, experience leading software projects in different engineering models(agile, combined engineering and devops and infrastructure) and leading the transformation. Experienced in building teams across time zones with full time employees and vendor model to take advantage of 24 hour engineering cycle.
Software Engineering Leader capable of working big and small/startup companies with good command of computer science fundamentals, experience leading software projects in different engineering models(agile, combined engineering and devops and infrastructure) and leading the transformation. Experienced in building teams across time zones with full time employees and vendor model to take advantage of 24 hour engineering cycle. Very passionate about building quality at ground floor with continuous development and release. Well versed in setting product quality goals and driving the team to meet quality goals. Work with customers and partners to close the feedback loop and deliver higher quality products and services. Managed and grow engineering teams and devops with focus on delivering great quality products and services. Particularly interested in delivering software as service involving bigdata, mobile, ecommerce. Experience in working with outsourcing partners/vendors to speed up delivery and contain cost.
Opportunities: I am always looking for exciting and challenges, and always willing to talk. Feel free to ping me at [email protected]
Specialties: Building teams, reforming existing teams to adopt to changing software development cycles(agile and combined engineering), incorporating customer feedback, big data, machine learning and modeling, software quality engineering, agile process, test automation, training and technical writing. Over 10 years experience working with teams across locations to bring efficiency and speed. Managing the workflow and increase productivity and agility, while building a great work atmosphere for everyone to have fun.
Director of Technology @ Lead a team of software engineers to build backend services for packages at Expedia. Working on cutting-edge research and data-driven processes by providing search and shopping experience to travel shoppers. Harnessing the power of big data and search patterns to deliver savings into packages, and increase the conversion from shopping to booking. Responsible for the pricing and deals engine for the packages. Lead the engineering team delivery and work with business to come up with exciting customer scenarios and revolutionize travel using technology. Work with cutting edge technology in the AWS cloud, NO SQL databases like Cassandra and MongoDB, and adopt many open source technologies to enable rapid development in the ecommerce world. From 2014 to Present (1 year) Bellevue, WAFounder/ Healthcare EMR Consultant @ Consultanting services to small medical practices to help them move from paper based medical records to efficient and affordable electronic medical records, that is not too complicated to implement and use and wont break the bank account. The implementation varies from physician's office to office with customized solution. Goal is to make sure the small physician offices dont get left behind the Electronic Records migration and can take advantage of the incentives offered by US Government. Work with the physician office in automating their lab result importing into the EMR software, move to cloud based backups and faxing solutions. Enable remote access so that physicians can update notes in the coffee shop or from home. From October 2008 to Present (7 years 1 month) Bellevue, WashingtonDirector, Center of Excellence @ Build and manage the software automation discipline across Nordstrom enterprise suite of applications from mobile, store, web and cloud.Lead a team of project manager, release management, devops and development scrum teams to deliver better online customer experience. Also responsible for growing Nordstrom's center of engineering excellence(COE) to incorporate enterprise agile transformation and building continuous integration and continuous development practice. Lead Configuration Management Engineering team with a strong focus on software build & lifecycle standardization, consolidation, automation and execution and be responsible to continue charting a course for a DevOps vision. From 2013 to 2014 (1 year) Greater Seattle AreaDirector of Engineering @ Lead and Manage software engineering and quality engineering teams, sustained engineering for all products for eHealth. Partner closely with cross-functional leaders to deliver high quality products and services to our customer base. Plan,manage and execute on engineering projects with team of engineers spread over multiple locations. From 2011 to 2013 (2 years) bellevue, waPrincipal Engineering Manager @ Managing Quality Engineering team spread across 4 different incubations projects and involved in design, resourcing, planning and execution of the quality and release strategy. Dealing with various partners and cross group colaborations within the company. Manage department budgets, plan for future needs. Managed teams of varying size from 5 engineers to 60 engineers across various locations.Shipped various products on time and budget with fast execution cycles in services world and boxed products. From 2008 to 2012 (4 years) Greater Seattle AreaHead of Quality Engineering @ Software Test Management for all the product lines in the company that spanned platform, SaaS offering, mobile solution. Own quality decisions, and releasability decisions, and make teams accountable to deliver on quality. Staffing team by hiring talented software test engineers, managing and communicating risks with software development schedule, interacting with large customers to present QA methodolgy and coordinate risks.Working with engineering team on exciting technologies like BI, Big data and predictive modeling. Experiment with various technologies to measure quality on cutting edge concepts. From 2005 to 2008 (3 years) Kirkland, WashingtonLead Software Design Engineer @ Lead and Manage a team of software engineers in testing software applications and reporting the quality of the product.
Planning and Designing Databases using Microsoft SQL Server
Development/Testing of .Net applications
Software Test Planning and Execution
Software Project Management and People Management
Planning and executing on customer reach program
Working and managing vendors to outsource pieces of project for time efficiency and cost effective of software testing. From March 1999 to November 2005 (6 years 9 months) Redmond, WAEscalation Support Engineer @ Support SQL Server installations at major customers of Microsoft with problems, issues and consulting on recommended usage of the MS SQL Server Product. Responsible for training the field support staff on new product features and taking level 3 escalated issues from all over the world involving database issues. From March 1997 to May 1999 (2 years 3 months) Bellevue, WashingtonDatabase Developer/Administrator @ Design, implement and manage online market quote/news service.
Troubleshoot networking and database issues with database corruption, disaster recovery plans and continuous 24/7 operations.
Plan and manage operation staffing for continous coverage. From May 1995 to February 1997 (1 year 10 months)
MS, Information Management @ University of Washington From 2001 to 2003 BS, Computer Science @ Mangalore UniversityBtech, Computer Science @ Manipal Academy of Higher EducationMS, Computer Science @ University of Illinois Srini Kandala is skilled in: Software Engineering, Testing, Agile Methodologies, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, Cloud Computing, Start-ups, Test Automation, Scrum, Web Services, Quality Assurance, DevOps, Test Management, Databases, Enterprise Software, Mobile Applications, SaaS, Software Quality..., Software Development, Engineering Management, Vendor Management Skills, Software Design, Cross-functional Team..., Big Data, Agile Testing, Offshore Software..., Test Strategy, Microsoft SQL Server, Mobile Devices, SDLC, .NET, Distributed Systems, Team Building, Machine Learning, Test Cases, Requirements Analysis, Healthcare Information..., Entrepreneurship, Cross Functional Team..., Department Budgeting, Scalability
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