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Naveen Sy

Naveen Sy

Senior Software QA Engineer
McAfee
 
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Naveen Sy's Experience
QA Engineer
McAfee, Bangalore, India
Naveen Sy's Education
BE
P.E.S College of Engineering, Mandya

About Naveen Sy's family

I am from Mandya district. Myself, My dad, My mom, My younger sister, and My wife live together. My Dad B.T Shivaramu is retired Chief Librarian in P.E S College of Engg Mandya, Mom B.S Yeshodara is house wife. My sister S.Y Nischitha and My wife Namratha is Asst. Professor in Engg. colleges.
Areas for the Future
1. Cloud Computing. 2. Security. 3. Automation. 4. Feature Integration Testing. 5. Performance and Power usage Testing.
Current and Previous Responsibilities
My responsibility is managing a complete product sustanance QA team where we have lot of interactions with product support and customers, where we try and help the dev team to identify and fix the customer issues. In my previous profile, I was performing Black Box testing, compatibility testing.
A Fine Balance:
First I don't get the work into home. My family support me a lot in balancing out work life. When ever I am stressed out or tensed i spend time with my family and friends. I plan well ahead on the work based on priority. I use more automation methods to do the normal testing.
Essential Advice
Testing is one of the best domain I feel to start with. In testing more than the programming knowledge you first will improve the domain knowledge, product knowledge and then programming if required. Testers are the people who signoff on the product whether it is of good quality.
Required Reading
Most of the service based companies like WIPRO, Infy, TCS provide best training on the QA/Testing domain. As now internet is been accessable by everyone, there is lot of documents related to QA/Testing available. Its very difficult mention some of them. Some imp links are: www.qaguild.com
Changes in the industry
When started my testing career manual testing was widely used, there was lot of limitation on automation. But today there is a drastic change in testing world, today we have automation tools, different test strategy, technical info on domains, System and mobile device Software Product
Role Model
Dave Dewalt is my role model who inspires me, He brought McAfee into No. 1 position when he was the CEO. His thinking towards the market requirement, Handling the customers, Shareholders and also managing a company by giving year over year record growth is commendable...
Currently working at
Currently I am handling or leading the Product Sustenance QA team. I manage the Service Level Agreement process. Guide my team, support in handling the customer issues by reproducing the issues and providing the work around and solutions if any.
Points of inflection
No
Tech trends to watch out for
1. Data protection over cloud and data centers. 2. Android/Windows 8/Google O.S implications on testing. 3. Mobile device protection.
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