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Business Analyst / Release Train Engineer Resume

NY

SUMMARY

  • 13+ years of experience working as either a Business Analyst, QA Lead and Release train Engineer with an extensive knowledge of financial products, trade capture, trade life cycle events, trade activity supervision and regulatory reporting.
  • Dynamic Professional with creativity, leadership, collaboration and a team player.
  • Proven skills in working with end users for Business Requirements documenting Business Requirement Document (BRD) actively used Joint Application Requirement (JAR) sessions with business users to understand new business requirements and create business and data flow diagrams using Visio.
  • Breaking BRD and major milestone into actual implementation by converting huge requirements into deliverable, epics and stories.
  • Industry Knowledge of Financial instruments/technology such as: Asset classes (Credit, FX - Spots, FWD, Swaps, NDF), Fixed Income (Corporate Bonds), Derivatives (Interest Rate Swaps, Credit Default Swaps, Mortgage Back Securities, Total Return Swaps), Regulatory (CFTC, MIFID).
  • Delivered end to end projects starting with budget discussion, requirements gathering, BRD creation, writing user stories, work with Dev and QA teams, Coordinate UAT and track until Go live.
  • Provide data mappings to help implementation and participate in design discussions.
  • Expertise creating clear metrics for reporting to higher management for both Project progress, risk and issues and agile teams metrics.
  • Train and coach Scrum Masters to make sure all teams are aligned to same process and resolve challenges in handling new projects.
  • Define definition of done/ acceptance criteria on user story and evaluated QA test results to sign off on functionality pass/fail.
  • Experience with SQL Queries for Querying the data, updating, deleting table records, worked for data migration and reconciliation- Informatics / ETL Testing projects and made sure all business logics are valid and data is not corrupted and is in sync.
  • Scrum Master Certified and through with Agile concepts with 6 years’ experience working in Agile, also manage all Scrum activities and artifacts. Represent team in Go/No Go call to discuss issues and concern.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Core Skills: Business Analysis, Requirement Analysis, Data Analysis, Agile methodologies, Scrum, Release Train Engineer, Project Management,, VB Scripting, SQL, Relational Databases, RDBMS, Macros, (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)

Management Skills: Visio, Microsoft Project, JIRA, MS Excel, Word, Power Point, Sharepoint

Asset Class: FX Fixed Income, Derivatives (Total Return Swap, Credit Default Swaps, Credit Default Swap Index

Trading: Trade Capture, Trade life cycle events (Amends, Unwinds, StepIn StepOut, Fixing, Clearing, Rolls, Compression, Aggregation), Settlements, Reporting Regulatory (CFTC, MIFID)

External systems exposure: TradeWeb, ICE link, Markitwire, Bloomberg, LCH, Broker platforms, Order Management Systems (FlexTrade, FX Connect)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, NY

Business Analyst / Release train Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Business Analysis for multiple FX trade capture projects which includes Internal Audits, CFTC Regulatory requirements, Venue Surveillance MRA, Onboard new Order Management System - FlexTrade and expand Sales business.
  • Analyzed and documented decades old trade capture application flows and source systems.
  • Breakdown BRD into Deliverable, epics and stories and provide acceptance criteria. Provide data mappings for dev teams.
  • Work with Dev teams during implementation and clarify requirements and work with release manager on release planning.
  • Validate Changes with QA Team and Coordinate UAT and sign off on production releases.
  • Oversight of 7 agile teams to enforce consistency and standardize processes across different teams.
  • Prepare Agile Release Trains by training, coaching and execution and Coach SMs and POs to improve process and help team to get more efficient.
  • Transformed teams from conventional waterfall to Agile framework and mentor Scrum Master of other team and help them through challenges.
  • Help teams with prioritization and also allocation of priority tasks when one team has capacity issues.

Confidential, New York, NY

Business Analyst / Project Manager / Release train Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Worked with Front Office supervisors / multiple Product Owners to gather requirements for Supervisory reports to satisfy OCC requirements.
  • As Functional Lead for the project worked with lead for tech design and with dev team for work allocation and prioritization
  • Worked with multiple Line of Business to deliver reports across multiple asset class and products (FX, Credit, Equities, Commodities, Bonds etc) and documented business logic to generate exception reports for managing out of hours trades, trades above and below market price, orders front running and to highlight other suspicious trading activity for Supervisors to review with Traders.
  • Managed all milestones and expectations with users to satisfy external mandatory dates.

Confidential, New York, NY

QA Lead/ Scrum Master /Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • To get new requirements from client and form it into user stories and get sign off on definition of done for each requirement.
  • Organize Scrum Planning, Daily Scrum, Retrospective Call and capture all suggestions from the team and focus on continuous improvement.
  • Lead offshore team to allocate Tasks and track the progress in daily standup call
  • Follow up with users on requirements clarification and make sure team has no roadblocks.
  • Responsible for all Sprint artifacts and meetings, Maintain Project backlog and make sure all users requirements are logged.
  • Coach New Team Member with Agile Process. Coach New Team Member with Agile Process.
  • Highlights the roadblock and dependencies with team and discuss with required team to resolve.
  • Send notification/ Release Notes to users on functionality release every sprint and reply to their queries.
  • Conduct Demo to users on new functionality and also help them for smooth UAT.
  • Update and maintain documents for higher management reporting.

Confidential, New York, NY

QA Lead/Automation

Responsibilities:

  • Work with off shore team to test trade capture allocation, allocate tasks, provide estimation for all QA efforts and track QA progress.
  • Validate all credit Trade capture flows, Including capturing trades fron ECNs, Broker, enter manual trades, novations, clearing and compressions.
  • Coordinate with Dev team to communicate defects and track those.
  • Work with Users to demo new functionality and get UAT sign off.
  • Work with automation team to manage regression test suite automation. Sign off on frame work and decision on what is automated and priority.

Confidential, New York, NY

Automation Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Define testing process and identify regression scenarios.
  • Design Automation framework ‘Data Driven’ and create Function libraries.
  • Identify major functionalities for automation Prepare automation scripts using QTP integrated with Quality Center
  • Create Automation scripts reusable actions and generic and web library function components to increase the modularity of code.
  • Test OBIEE reports, create UAT test scripts for end users and coordinate UAT Testing.
  • Study Technical Design Documents and create Integration scenarios for testing.
  • Create Test plan for release with details of all the iterations and Test schedule.
  • Execute Automation scripts and log the defects in JIRA and log defects and assign same to developers. Also generate various defect reports and track defect till its closure.

Confidential

QA Lead / Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Understand client requirement and collate in requirement specification document.
  • Help development team in understanding the requirement with the help of User stories, Usecases description, Flowcharts, Detailed BRD.
  • Create Test plan for release with details of all the iterations and get client consent and give Test estimates and define the test scenario and test cases.
  • Design Automation framework ‘Data Driven’ and create Function libraries and identify major functionalities for automation Prepare automation scripts using QTP integrated with Quality Center
  • Create function to get test data from excel, database (whatever is the data source) to QTP and Create driver script to fit the data and to call reusable actions in given order, execute end to end scenarios.
  • Creating Documentation for the script Flow and User Guides.
  • Log and Track UAT defects, present demo on new application to clients and track UAT sign off.
  • Also Prepare Automation scripts using open source tool selenium as POC and data driven framework.

Confidential

QA Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of the Clients’ requirement and write Backend/Functional Scenarios and test cases
  • Create ETL testing scenarios for testing the flow of data across the system.
  • Define automation Framework and to provide modularity and maintainability to the test automation project.
  • Create function libraries - Web Function, Excel Function and Generic function from scratch etc.
  • Create QTP Scripts and initialize all parameters and settings like adding folder at run time calling function library files and prioritizing recovery, saving output data and error messages in logs
  • QTP scripts execution to automatically create the data to test ETLs.
  • Execute ETL jobs to verify the data transformed correctly. Execute function test scripts
  • Log and tract the defects and assign it to respective developers. Create defect report and share with team.
  • Participating in client calls from Demo and UAT or requirement clarification and Maintain Traceability Matrix for the test cases

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