Bhavani Sundarakrishnan

Bhavani Sundarakrishnan

Software Dev Engineer in Test (Skype), Microsoft

San Francisco Bay Area
Computer Software

As a LinkedIn member, you'll join 300 million other professionals who are sharing connections, ideas, and opportunities.

  • See who you and Bhavani Sundarakrishnan know in common
  • Get introduced to Bhavani Sundarakrishnan
  • Contact Bhavani Sundarakrishnan directly

View Bhavani's full profile

Bhavani Sundarakrishnan's Overview


390 connections

Bhavani Sundarakrishnan's Summary

Proactive QA Engineer with over 8 years of development testing experience within the networking and banking industries, with a track record of meeting tight deadlines to release high quality products. Highlights include:

• Excellent abilities to easily coordinate with cross-function teams to negotiate, communicate, and ensure smooth workflow processes; have acted as lead and mentor for local and offshore testing teams
• Experience in all phases of project life cycle, including product requirements gathering, project planning, scheduling, test planning, test execution, test result analysis, defect tracking, root cause analysis, defect verification and test result reporting
• Hands-on experience performing both manual and automated testing for system testing, function testing,
integration testing, user acceptance testing, performance testing, scalability testing, stress testing, regression, black box, and basic white box
• Expertise in developing automated test suites for Command Line Interface (CLI), Graphical User Interface (GUI) and Telephony User Interface (TUI); strong knowledge in TCL, Expect, Fanfare iTest, Autotest


Languages: C, C# in Visual Studio .NET, HTML, XML
OS: Cisco IOS, Linux, Windows
Scripting: TCL, Expect, Shell, CGI
DBMS: SQL, MS Access
Other Tools: Fanfare iTest, Memgraph, JConsole, vmstat, Autotest, TET, CVS, Camelot, ACME, MS
FrontPage, Rational Rose Enterprise edition

Bhavani Sundarakrishnan's Experience



Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MSFT; Computer Software industry

February 2012Present (2 years 8 months)

Senior Development Test Engineer


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CSCO; Computer Networking industry

January 2005August 2011 (6 years 8 months) San Jose, CA

* Tested the Survivable Remote Site Voicemail (SRSV): an embedded Linux application on service modules and service ready engine and covered system/solution testing and feature testing
- Wrote test cases from product requirement document and system functional specifications for solution testing/feature testing/negative testing/stress testing
- Built solution testbed with Cisco Unified Call Manager (CUCM), Cisco Unity Connection (CUC), DNS server, Unified Messaging Gateway (UMG), Cisco Call Manager Express (CCME)
- Executed stress/performance test cases using an in-house simulator tool and other monitoring tools like jconsole, vmstat, memgraph and REST calls for debugging
- Presented the new product introduction training to customer support engineers on debugging/troubleshooting some new features

* Worked extensively on testing the common linux infrastructure for all Cisco Unified applications.

* Led a team of engineers to test different Cisco linux applications like Cisco Unity Express, Cisco Unified Messaging Gateway, Application eXtension Platform, IP Video Surveillance on ISR-G2 routers. Collaborated with members from different cross functional teams such as development, build engineering, marketing, applications teams to achieve a product with the highest quality.

* Defined automation strategy to automate Survivable Remote Site Voicemail(SRSV), Enhanced Survivable Remote Site Telephony (E-SRST) and played a vital role in resource planning, automating & executing the automation plan.

* Co-Authored a course on automation to educate devtest engineers about the build automation infrastructure (TET) and tools (voice prompt recognition tool).

* Responsible for providing inputs to the marketing team on the product requirement document and testing Cisco unity express application on UC500.

Software Engineer Intern

Cisco Systems, Inc

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CSCO; Computer Networking industry

July 2004December 2004 (6 months)

• Built a training test bed using a set of 7500 routers and performed core switching test using Autotest.
• Configured RIP and OSPF on this test bed and examined the routing update messages and actions.
• Configured MPLS on these routers and used TDP and LDP for signaling. Also built MPLS traffic engineering tunnels between different areas of OSPF.
• Attended training to learn about the concept of QoS in IP and MPLS networks.
• Studied about IOS routing architecture and switching technologies.
• Learned the basic internal architecture of 7200, 7600, and 10K routers.
• Designed and developed a web page for Broadband System Testing Group and Cable Group.
• Designed a web interface for powercycling routers remotely using Expect script.

Software Engineer

Infosys Technologies Limited

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; INFY; Information Technology and Services industry

September 2000December 2001 (1 year 4 months) Bangalore, India

Implemented a decision engine module to process and validate credit card applications for a multi-billion dollar bank using C++, Pro* C, C, and Oracle. Responsibilities included:
• Preparation of detailed design documentation and test plans.
• Improvement of performance of the module by processing applications in batches.
• Implementation of the module in UNIX and testing the module for functionality.

Bhavani Sundarakrishnan's Skills & Expertise

  1. Test Automation
  2. System Testing
  3. Test Planning
  4. Performance Testing
  5. Manual Testing
  6. Regression Testing
  7. Software Quality Assurance
  8. TCL
  9. TCP/IP
  10. C
  11. Shell Scripting
  12. Linux
  13. Testing
  14. Unix
  15. XML

Bhavani Sundarakrishnan's Education

San Jose State University

MS, Computer Engineering


Madurai Kamaraj University

BS, Computer Science & Engineering


View Bhavani Sundarakrishnan’s full profile to...

  • See who you and Bhavani Sundarakrishnan know in common
  • Get introduced to Bhavani Sundarakrishnan
  • Contact Bhavani Sundarakrishnan directly

View Bhavani's full profile