Saikat Pal Chowdhury

Driver Engineering Manager at Intel

Sector: IT-Software

Member Since, April 21, 2023

About Me

  • Academic Level Master’s Degree
  • Experience 18
  • Gender Male
  • Industry Management
  • Date of Birth 30 Jun 1979


  • Offering 18 years of experience in large engagements in Project / Product Management, Software Testing & Quality Assurance
  • Product management ownership to work with the cross-functional team as Sales, Marketing, and customer account team.
  • Rich expertise in product development lifecycle using Agile Methodology inclusive of iterative sprints aligned to the scrum approach
  • Gained technical expertise in cutting-edge technologies and domain knowledge in niche areas – NIC validation, SAN (Storage Area Network), Storage Interop & SRM Products (SAN Resource Management)
  • Led team and took initiative to increase automation utilization in all major projects and contributed towards automation Strategy and design review process
  • An ambassador of change with the merit of successful business process restructuring implementation of business solutions in organizations through thought technical expertise and leadership
  • Notable success in leading the design, development, and delivery of complex projects and highly complex solutions
  • Exhibited excellence in end-to-end project planning & implementation from scope management to activity sequencing, effort & cost estimation, risk analysis to quality management
  • Project sizing and effort estimations, team identification and collaboration, variances across the schedule, cost and quality, and vendor team efforts and planning for design & delivery of applications
  • Expertise in concepts of end-to-end program planning & implementation from scope management to activity sequencing, cost estimation, and risk analysis to quality management in line with international guidelines & norms
  • Efficient in establishing and enforcing standard test processes and deliverables (including defect management) to streamline testing and support automation and manual testing efforts


  • B. Tech. (IT) from Murshidabad College of Engineering and Technology, University of Kalyani (2000 - 2004) Murshidabad College of Engineering and Technology, University of Kalyani

  • Currently pursuing an executive MBA in Product leadership at the Institute of product leadership, CMR University (2022 - Present) Institute of product leadership, CMR University

Work & Experience

  • Intel Tech India Pvt Ltd (2020 - Present ) Since Dec’20-Till Date:Intel Tech India Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru as Driver Engineering Manager

    Growth Path: Dec’20 – Mar’22: Driver validation Engineer / Tech Lead Apr’22-Till Date: Driver Engineering Manager Role: Working as a Driver Engg manager at Network Group, Intel, and managing a team of 10 members Responsibilities include, managing all stakeholders like development, program management, and Sales team Also work with cross-functional team for design, installation, monitoring, and uptime of their respective products with other business units like Cloud group, Enterprise Data Center, Network & Edge group. Worked directly with a customer like -Rakuten on the resolving NIC issue & proper ORAN deployment from Intel Working on automation landscape strategy for maximum reuse between SoC & NIC products Working on 200G ethernet product for a new test plan for Linux base validation delivery. Built a new team at the Bangalore Intel site for Ethernet Product Group in 2021-22. o Hiring process o New Hire Ramp-up o Mentoring and continuous support for upskilling team members o Educate the OKR process a team member Contributed to solution-aware validation strategy as part of Timing protocol like – PTP & SyncE for Telco vRAN customer Developed test plans and approved test cases, scheduling projects for releases in coordination with project managers Providing technical guidance & debugging/ troubleshooting the network stack; identifying & analyzing the defects, questionable functions, errors, program functionality, outputs, online screens, and content Worked on technical PoC for PTP/SyncE and build test topology and test scenarios for 100G Intel NIC worked for the synce4l app to upstream for the open-source community Worked as a contributor for multiple WG (Working Group) for Process improvement e.g. – Bug rejection rate, solution validation, Linux upstream validation

Honors & awards

  • 2022 Q4'22 DRA for supporting the Rakuten Symphony ORAN enablement for RMI

    o Multiple recognition for passion for Customers, integrity, and fearless innovation at Intel. o Q4\'22 DRA for supporting the Rakuten Symphony ORAN enablement for RMI o Q1’22 DTA Award - First Columbiaville product to enable high-precision timing synchronization across the network, which is aligned to significant growth & market opportunities in 5G RAN and edge o Q3’21 Star Award - Quality Data Driven proposal for Columbia Park automation robustness and coverage o Bravo Award in Jun’FY20 for driving IPS test gaps in COMMS and ensuring scenarios were covered & regressed o Bronze Award for Good Customer Experience for 14G Intel Server with COMMs adapters in Oct’17 in DellEMC o Bronze Award for driving Test Case to revamp, QMetry migration & implementation configuration sheet approach to COMMs Team in DellEMC in 2015 o Bronze Award for Automation of SNMP Get for storage and finding critical defects in CEM in Dell India R&D in 2012 o OTS (On the Spot) Award for identifying the Highest number of quality & complex defects (including design flaws) in CEM1.0 for Storage in Dell India R&D o Award for the recognition of innovative work during HP Idea Fest’08 for representing the idea of Virtualization of CIM object using proxy CIMOM in HP STSD Piloted the Idea filed in Dell Patent Tool using Centralized Management Server to retrieve TTY log the for DAS controller from multiple hosts at a time in OOB through agent-free monitoring in 2012