Deepak Selvaraj

Head of Test and Deployment (Technology Solutions)
Virgin Wifi

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Bio

As Head of Test and Deployment, I run a team of software testers, web developers, automation engineers and core wireless network test engineers responsible for delivering quality corporate and public WiFi service for more than 100 million Wi-Fi users every year across 120,000 UK hotel rooms, 32 airports, London street and many other public and corporate sites.

Followed to 3 plus years of software development experience; I pursued my Masters in Future computing with major focus on cloud security and artificial intelligence. With almost 5 years experience in leading telecoms based test and deployment teams to build functional test automation framework, performance testing framework, real-time test metrics; I also head the cyber security remediation and release management for Virgin WiFi.

I am also a certified ISTQB, ITIL and Agile professional – currently my team and I are driving the change towards agile ITSM/Devops for customer project deliveries and scrum based feature drops for product delivery with more focus on automation tools & implementing CI/CD pipeline.

In addition to strong technical knowledge and ability, my methodical and analytical mind is capable of interpreting complex data, analyzing problems and coming up with solutions. In fact, I was awarded 2 times (FY2017, FY2018) as ‘Virgin Sparkle’ further evidence of my creativity/leadership quality and “Arqiva Excellence Performer 2015”  for playing a vital part in ensuring the quality of software products to multiple clients across the world.

I am also a frequent speaker in national software testing conferences across UK.

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