Vikram Gudur

Director of Software Development, Sabre Hospitality Solutions at Sabre Corporation
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Education:
Sriram Engineering College, Madras University
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Director of Software Development, Sabre Hospitality Solutions
Sabre Corporation, Bangalore
Jan 2016 - Present (1 year and 9 months)
Managing multiple areas catering to Hospitality Industry / Corporates facing Product, Product catering to the Hotels domain.
Technical Environment : Java,VB.Net & Web Services
Database : Oracle 11g Support end to end ownership of product right from budgeting, requirements, market analysis, development, tech debt management, quality management, customer support, production support, dev-ops and data center deployments.
Some of the products are called out here. http://www.sabrehospitality.com/
Manages vendor and Dev team responsible for developing, coding, testing, debugging of highly complex new product
Demonstrated technical leadership to deliver on-time/on-budget software by accurately estimating software budget and scheduling for various software development stages and releases
Collaborate with other team leadership to provides direction for the entire project or a project teams
Works with technical staff and team leadership to understand problems and come up with the best approach to resolve them.
Collaborate with product management leadership and oversee product development.
Manages/leads team to apply and introduce industry advance best engineering practices
Manages work closely with team leadership, architect and technical staff to understand problems with software and support team for resolving them
Lead the team for greater solution and responds to suggestions for improvements on the new product
Applies fundamental skills, concepts and practices to solve difficult assignments. Demonstrates broad knowledge of technical solutions
Understands capabilities and complexity of environment and manages its scalability/high availability/performance requirements.
Software Development Manager - PSS- Subscriber Ticketing Client/Company
Sabre Corporation, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Jul 2013 - Jan 2016 (2 years and 7 months)
Technical Environment : TPF Assembler, JAVA, J2EE, VB.Net & Web Services
Database : Oracle 11g, MySQL, Hawk
Tools Used : z/TPFGI & Eclipse Function/Application
• Provides customers with an automated method of validating and gathering ticketing information
• Accepts ticketing requests and performs validation and authentication
• Obtains passenger information from the PNR for ticket processing
• Obtains price for ticket using ATSE
• Provides ticket sales data for airline accounting and regulatory authorities
• Uses industry standards for issued documents
Responsibilities:
• Supervise the day-to-day activities of the team members assigned and Serve as the Development manager’s responsibility as necessary
• Develop growth plans for team members and support them in their career road map
• Project- wide reviews of requirements, system architecture, and detailed design documents
• Develop industry best tools to produce cost effectiveness to company
• Work with Development as a liaison to the QA project teams to manage and plan the implementation of change requests across the project
• Develop quality standards for products, oversees the development and execution of software test plans, and analysis of test results. Provides guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with established policies
• Analysis and creation of Product and Quality metrics for executive level consumption
Manager Software Development - TPF Tools and Data Solutions
Sabre Corporation, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Jul 2012 - Jul 2013 (1 year and 1 months)
Technical Environment : Java,VB.Net & Web Services Database : Access, MS SQL.
Tools Used : QTP, Quality centre, Bugzilla, Sub-Version, Load Runner Function/Application :
1. Solutions that automatically gathers, stores and reports on the data by partnering effectively with different TPF teams and also partnered with development and release management teams to create automation where possible to address the needs of inefficiencies 2. Portfolio of tools developed to address the needs w.r.t data, process automation, alerts and analysis
Responsibilities:
• Supervise the day-to-day activities of the team members assigned and Serve as the Development manager’s responsibility as necessary
• Develop growth plans for team members and support them in their career road map
• Project-wide reviews of requirements, system architecture, and detailed design documents
• Develop industry best tools to produce cost effectiveness to company
• Work with Development as a liaison to the QA project teams to manage and plan the implementation of change requests across the project
• Develop quality standards for products, oversees the development and execution of software test plans, and analysis of test results. Provides guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with established policies
• Analysis and creation of Product and Quality metrics for executive level consumption
Software Development Supervisor - Automated Script Generator & Host Regression Suite -TPF
Sabre Corporation, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Apr 2009 - Jul 2012 (3 years and 4 months)
Technical Environment : Java,VB.Net & Web Services
Database : Access, MS SQL. Tools Used : QTP, Quality centre, Bugzilla, Sub-Version, Load Runner
Function/Application : Solution to automate, maintain and executes all TPF test Scripts in a centralized test management environment which supports multi test environment inclusive of 400 customer based interfaces. This team helps in Automating functional, Regression and making decisions in release schedule plans of all the supported areas.

Responsibilities:
• Supervise the day-to-day activities of the team members assigned and Serve as the Development manager’s responsibility as necessary
• Managed migration and new feature rollouts for new TPF applications
• Extensive collaboration with software engineers, support, management, steering committee, and training.
• Facilitated and documented weekly project team meetings.
• Managed relationships with outside vendors, including providers of Infrastructure and resources.
• Recruited and supervised resources on software test project.
Software Team Lead - Sabre Cruises
Sabre Corporation
Jan 2007 - Apr 2009 (2 years and 4 months)
Technical Environment : JAVA & Web Services Database : Access, MS SQL
Tools Used : QTP, Quality centre, Bugzilla, Sub-Version, Mozart, Load Runner Function/Application : Sabre Custom Trip (Total trips For Travel Network) is a new Web-based dynamic packaging engine that enables travel agencies to customize unique travel packages for their clients saving travelers money and providing revenue opportunities for them and their business. Custom Trip offers a seamless online process to book packaged travel, leveraging a broad array of Sabre content and leading packaging technology Packages available from over 1,300 different airport cities Select hotels from over 21,000 available properties Create O&D packages from over 200K different city pairs Intuitive interface helps agencies increase their productivity by allowing them to shop for the whole trip at one time.

Responsibilities:
• Supervise the day-to-day activities of the team members assigned and Serve as the QA manager’s responsibility as necessary.
• Participate in project-wide reviews of requirements, system architecture, and detailed design documents.
• Develop industry best and product useful Frameworks to produce cost effectiveness to company.
• Lead efforts with other QA leads to develop, document and implement applicable QA processes and procedures to provide more effective quality methods within the group in support of the company’s Quality Management System.
• Work with Development as a liaison to the QA project team to manage and plan the implementation of change requests across the project.
• Analysis and creation of Product and Quality metrics for executive level consumption.
Senior Automation Engineer - Trip Tailor Merchandizing
Sabre Corporation, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Aug 2006 - Jan 2007 (6 months)
Technical Environment : JAVA & Web Services
Database : Access, MS SQL, Oracle Tools Used : QTP, Quality centre, Bugzilla, Sub-Version, Mozart, Load Runner
Function/Application : Sabre Custom Trip (Total trips For Travel Network) is a new Web-based dynamic packaging engine that enables travel agencies to customize unique travel packages for their clients saving travelers money and providing revenue opportunities for them and their business. Custom Trip offers a seamless online process to book packaged travel, leveraging a broad array of Sabre content and leading packaging technology Packages available from over 1,300 different airport cities Select hotels from over 21,000 available properties Create O&D packages from over 200K different city pairs Intuitive interface helps agencies increase their productivity by allowing them to shop for the whole trip at one time.

Responsibilities:
• Supervise the day-to-day activities of the team members assigned and Serve as the QA manager’s responsibility as necessary.
• Participate in project-wide reviews of requirements, system architecture, and detailed design documents.
• Develop industry best and product useful Frameworks to produce cost effectiveness to company.
• Lead efforts with other QA leads to develop, document and implement applicable QA processes and procedures to provide more effective quality methods within the group in support of the company’s Quality Management System.
• Work with Development as a liaison to the QA project team to manage and plan the implementation of change requests across the project.
• Analysis and creation of Product and Quality metrics for executive level consumption.
Project Engineer - Citrix Products
Wipro, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Jan 2005 - Aug 2006 (1 year and 8 months)
Technical Environment : Linux, MS Windows Terminal Services
Database : Access, MS SQL, SQL 2005, Oracle9i, IBM DB2, oracle 10g
Tools Used : People soft CRM system, Test director, Symantec Ghost, VM ware

Function/Application : The Citrix Presentation Server suite of products provides integrated management capabilities for system administrators, along with ease of use and productivity enhancements for users who access applications using Citrix Presentation Server Clients. The new features in this release are RADE, Configuration Logging, IMA Protection, Health Check Agent, Enhanced support for 3D Graphics and Trusted Server Configuration.

Responsibilities:
• Performs independent and complex technical and functional analysis for multiple projects supporting several initiatives
• Designs applications or subsystems on major projects and for/in multiple platforms
• Assists in the planning and conducting of user acceptance testing
• May be responsible for directing and monitoring the work of team members
• Participate in strategic initiatives relating to system enhancements and development
• Work with business partners on identifying systems requirements
• Contribute to the corresponding delivery specifications and technical design specifications
• Participate in all phases of projects
• Manage individual tasks and deliverables in order to complete projects on schedule
• Define and analyze problems in terms of systems requirements and modify system design
• Work closely with the other technology departments within Fidelity Investments
• Maintain user/external group relationships (Developers, Business Analysts, DBAs)
Project Engineer - Citrix Presentation Server (Deputation to Wipro Technologies)
Vista Infotech, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Jul 2004 - Dec 2004 (6 months)
Technical Environment : Linux, MS Windows Terminal Services
Database : Access, MS SQL, SQL 2005, Oracle9i, IBM DB2, oracle 10g
Tools Used : People soft CRM system, Test director, Symantec Ghost, VM ware

Function/Application : The Citrix Presentation Server suite of products provides integrated management capabilities for system administrators, along with ease of use and productivity enhancements for users who access applications using Citrix Presentation Server Clients. The new features in this release are RADE, Configuration Logging, IMA Protection, Health Check Agent, Enhanced support for 3D Graphics and Trusted Server Configuration.

Responsibilities:
• Performs independent and complex technical and functional analysis for multiple projects supporting several initiatives
• Designs applications or subsystems on major projects and for/in multiple platforms
• Assists in the planning and conducting of user acceptance testing
• May be responsible for directing and monitoring the work of team members
• Participate in strategic initiatives relating to system enhancements and development
• Work with business partners on identifying systems requirements
• Contribute to the corresponding delivery specifications and technical design specifications
• Participate in all phases of projects
• Manage individual tasks and deliverables in order to complete projects on schedule
• Define and analyze problems in terms of systems requirements and modify system design
• Work closely with the other technology departments within Fidelity Investments
• Maintain user/external group relationships (Developers, Business Analysts, DBAs)
Director, Product Development
Sabre
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Publications
http://www.siliconindia.com/events-agenda/software-testing-Bangalore-SoftecBangalore_2011.html
2 Jul, 2011
Test Automation Strategy and Planning
Education
Sriram Engineering College, Madras University
Bachelor Of Engineering, Mechanical
1999 - 2003
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