I'm Lakshmi Chandana.

Java Programmer & Front End Developer

HI, MY NAME IS LAKSHMI CHANDANA K

I will either find a way, or make one.

4+ years of working experience in Java/J2EE programming and front end development.

Experience in building automation framework using Selenium IDE and Web Driver (Java/JUnit4) for various applications in retail, revenue protection and credit risk spaces.

Displayed key skills in successfully understanding the processes from onsite and forming the offshore team.

Enjoy working on challenges and projects from freeCodeCamp and spend quality time crafting my blog.

My Strengths

Facing challenges with strength, determination and confidence is what matters to me.

86%
Communication
78%
Confident
90%
Commitment
64%
Creative
82%
Cooperative

My Projects

My portfolio keeps expanding over time to better address even more challenges.

Random Quote Machine

Front End Developer

TributePage

A Tribute Page

Front End Developer

ScopeWatch

Scope Watch

Programmer Analyst

TSL Virage-Retail

TSL VIRAGE - CAIS

Programmer Analyst

TSL Virage-CR RP

EE UK

Team Lead

MyBlog

Selenium to the Rescue (Blog)

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Project Title

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My Skills

Wisdom is knowing what to do next. Skill is knowing how to do it.

Java
Selenium IDE
JavaScript
J2EE
Selenium WebDriver
My SQL
HTML5
CSS3
Bootstrap

My Resume

I like to challenge my limits, and never miss an opportunity.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Oct 2016
Key Responsibilities:

  • Designed the UI making sure that all user stories were fulfilled, with a personal style!
  • Consumed Andrux, a free API from Mashape marketplace which gave the result as a random quote in JSON format.
  • Familiarized myself in handling JSON data and converted it into JavaScript objects for further use in the code.

Jun 2016
Key Responsibilities:

  • Gathered information and organized as per the requirements.
  • Designed the page such that all user stories were fulfilled.
  • Used Bootstrap framework to obtain a responsive page.

2014 - 2015
Key Responsibilities:

  • Showed leadership by managing a team of 7 members efficiently and identified risks that ensured reduction of about 90% of escalations.
  • Participated in requirements gathering from business and revenue operations teams.
  • Involved in direct client interaction including principal designers, architects, release controllers etc. on a day-to-day basis.
  • Participated in release/Go-No Go meetings.
  • Involved in the development for handling products (phones, tablets, accessories, mobile Wi-Fi & dongles), price plans (pay monthly, pay as you go, SIM only, sharing plans), bundles (related to roaming, data, text messages, MMS etc.), broadband plans (fixed and mobile) and certain other features such as magic numbers, clone phone.
  • Used Maven for managing project build.
  • Build deployments were performed in WebLogic server.
  • Developed automation framework from scratch with Selenium WebDriver using Eclipse IDE, Java programming language and JUnit4 testing framework.
  • Provided KT and conducted micro-knowledge sessions for the team whenever a knowledge gap was identified, as a result, all members were on the same pace.

2012 - 2014
Key Responsibilities:

  • Around 8 releases were delivered successfully without any escalations and in expected quality.
  • Obtained Call Detail Records for individual customer MSISDN based on the SIM and IMEI.
  • Used JavaMail API to send email notifications with attachments on various occasions (credit check, billing information, changes in subscribed plans, activations etc.)
  • Involved in UNIX shell scripting and SQL scripting.
  • Included direct client interactions involving principal designers, architects, release controllers, UAT, internal project teams on a regular basis.
  • Effort estimation sheet was developed.
  • Provided client presentations to Senior Manager - Operational Performance Management, Senior OPM - Application Operations, CSS Governance Manager and Cognizant project stakeholders.

Jan - Aug 2012
Key Responsibilities:

  • Interactions with various project leads and architects during requirement gathering phase
  • Designing wire frames, checking the feasibility and identifying possible risks
  • Implemented MVC architecture for the tool.
  • Developed from scratch using Ext-JS framework for UI which gives high-performance grids, trees, menus thereby improving the usability and providing a gentle look and feel to the user.
  • HTML, AJAX, JavaScript, JSP, Servlet, Core Java, JDBC and MySQL (SQLyog) were used.
  • Implemented responsive design and Apache POI library was used for writing data to excel sheet.
  • Used ANT for managing build and generating reports.
  • Build was deployed in Apache Tomcat 7.
  • Involved in unit testing and bug fixing in testing phase.
  • Provided support post deployment

EDUCATION

  • 2012 - 2014
    PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY
    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    Specialization: International Business

  • 2007 - 2011
    St. Joseph's College of Engineering
    Bachelor of Engineering (BE)

    Specialization: Electronics and Communications

  • 2005 - 2007
    SBOA Matriculation Higher Secondary School
    Higher Secondary Course

    Major: Computer Science

Why Me?

Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.

MILESTONES

4800
Hours Worked
132
Successful Projects
16
Awards won
36
Blog Posts

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE6 Programmer
  • Brainbench Certified in Java 5 fundamentals, Oracle PL/SQL and Business Communication
  • Cognizant Certified Level 0: Telecommunications Professional
  • Cognizant Certified Level 1: Telecom - Wireless
  • Cognizant ComEx (Communication Excellence) Certified
  • BULATS (Business Language Testing Service) Certified
  • ISTQB Foundation Level Certified
  • Honor Code Certified in Introduction to Linux (offered by LinuxFoundationX)

AWARDS

KUDOS Awards(Jul and Nov 2014)

Quality Interaction with Clients

SHINING STAR Award (Q1 2014)

Efficiency in leading the Team

ACE Award (Nov 2013)

Developing an Effort Estimation Model

KUDOS Award (May 10, 2013)

Single handedly delivering critical Releases

ACE Award (Dec 2012)

Exemplary performance in project Virage

FLASH and DEXTER Awards

Most Enthusiastic in ComEx Program

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Performed at Cognizant TED event 2015, as part of ComEx event.
  • "STAR OF THE MONTH" - most interactive in ComEx - Praxis journey (Jan 2014).
  • "STAR OF THE DAY" - Received appreciation for resolving an outstanding issue in Enable application for code release (Nov 22, 2013).
  • "WAY TO GO" card - most enthusiastic participant for Cognorators session (Nov 12, 2013).
  • Entered "HALL OF FAME" for the innovation made as part of the "Data release automation for Domain J" innovation campaign (Oct 31, 2013).
  • Was recognized in TSL-Virage Newsletter for spear heading a crucial RRT (Jun 12, 2013).

Contact Me

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