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Guidewire Test Lead Resume

Columbus, OH

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • 6+ years of professional experience and experienced QA Lead in Software Industry focusing on Quality Assurance in P&C Insurance. Analysis, Design, Testing and Implementation of Insurance application systems for Insurance Industry.
  • Guidewire PolicyCenter: Strong work experience on Property & Casualty Insurance with Guidewire PolicyCenter, have excellent knowledge in complete Policy life cycle and also have good knowledge on GW Claims center.
  • Specialized in Property & Casualty Insurance domain, Functional, Integration testing and Test Management.
  • Strong Experience in Agile testing model which involves QA lead activities on a large scale testing model solving IT business problems through testing & implementation support of Guidewire Policy Center, client - server, web-based project experience.
  • Expertise in Requirement analysis, Test Design approach, Test Strategy planning, Effort Estimation, System Testing, Implementation and Production support.
  • Hands-on experience in managing defect tracking lifecycle using Quality Center to maintain defects log, to track defects, and to generate defects summary report .Having good experience in the area of QC (Quality Centre) tool.
  • Proficient in creating Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) for reviewing & tracking business requirements against test cases.
  • Having experience in the preparation of Test Plans, Test Strategies, Test case Documents, Test Result Report documents and having good knowledge of reviewing and executing Test cases based on the requirements.
  • Strong in Delivery, Project, Process and People Management skills, Leadership qualities include operational, resource onboarding, mentoring and capacity planning. Involved in the data analysis for multiple source and target systems.
  • Performed Card testing, Integration Testing, System Testing and User Acceptance Testing. Proficient in Functional Testing, Regression Testing, Smoke Testing and End to End Testing.
  • Proficient in analyzing and reviewing functional specifications, system specifications and Business Requirement document(s).
  • Participant in Defect management, Bug Reporting and providing status reports to higher management on testing activities
  • Experience in Web service testing using SOAP UI.
  • Experience in executing SQL queries in order to view successful transactions of data and for validating data.
  • Expert in using of RTC, HP ALM or Quality Center (QC). Experience in running automation scripts in HP QTP. Experience in Bug Tracking and Reporting Systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and is experienced in working with senior level managers, business people and developers across multiple disciplines.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Guidewire: PolicyCenter 7.x - 9.x.

Test Management Tools: HP Quality Center 11

Test Automation: HP QTP 11

Agile methodologies: SDLC, Waterfall methodologies, Test estimation, Test Plan, Defect Management, Product testing, resource planning.

Tools: RTC, RRC to analyze the business requirements.

Web technologies: Java, HTML, SOAP UI, SQL Developer

Programming Languages: IBM Mainframe, DB2

MS Office excel: Status reporting, Building execution tracker and tools for testing purpose.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Columbus, OH

Guidewire Test Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Testing lead for all functional testing efforts
  • Engage with Project managers for current and future releases to get the scope information for current and future sprints
  • Planning and reviewing functional requirements for current sprint.
  • Coordinating with various teams across different releases for seamless testing of multiple projects.
  • Helping the team in removing any blockers and helping in smooth workflow for all activities.
  • Providing estimates for testing effort to senior management for each release and sprint.
  • Create functional scenarios for the requirements under test each sprint.
  • Developing test scripts for all functional, GUI and data verification for each functionality.
  • Working closely with UAT team for development for UAT scenarios.
  • Providing support to the automation team and providing them with business - critical scenarios to automate as well and helping them with regression scenario execution.
  • Utilizing MS SharePoint to create Team Site, out of the box forms, content management for knowledge sharing, version tracking & user management.
  • Leading the defect / issue prevention activities by utilizing defect tools such as Quality Center
  • Coordinating with offshore counter part and keeping the issue resolution SLA in check
  • Daily Status reports to all the stakeholders and keeping them apprise on any blocking issues

Confidential, Columbus, OH

Guidewire Test Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Create project plan to carry out testing for implementation & upgrade of existing legacy system with Guide Wire Policy Center & Guide Wire Claim Center
  • Testing lead for all functional testing efforts
  • Engage with Project managers for current and future releases to get the scope information for current and future sprints
  • Planning and reviewing functional requirements for current sprint.
  • Coordinating with various teams across different releases for seamless testing of multiple projects.
  • Helping the team in removing any blockers and helping in smooth workflow for all activities.
  • Providing estimates for testing effort to senior management for each release and sprint.
  • Create functional scenarios for the requirements under test each sprint.
  • Developing test scripts for all functional, GUI and data verification for each functionality.
  • Working closely with UAT team for development for UAT scenarios.
  • Providing support to the automation team and also providing them with business critical scenarios to automate as well helping them with regression scenario execution.
  • Utilizing MS SharePoint to create Team Site, out of the box forms, content management for knowledge sharing, version tracking & user management.
  • Leading the defect / issue prevention activities by utilizing defect tools such as Quality Center
  • Coordinating with offshore counter part and keeping the issue resolution SLA in check
  • Daily Status reports to all the stakeholders and keeping them apprise on any blocking issues.

Confidential, Columbus, OH

Guidewire Test Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewed and understood user stories/ functional Requirements and various business requirements documents.
  • Designed and executed Test plans and Test cases according to product backlog and user stories
  • Identified and organized the overall plan for test data, strategy and the Scope of testing within the context of each Sprint.
  • Performed Sprint level testing, Functional Testing, Systems Integration Testing, UAT, and Regression Testing.
  • Extensive analysis of the requirements and overall program
  • Understanding the screen flow and business functionality
  • Participated in daily Scrum Meetings, Sprint Planning Sessions, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective Sessions.
  • Interacted with developers, Business & Management Teams and End Users
  • Prepared and provided status summary reports on system status, system changes, problems and potential impacts.
  • Interacted with different integrations services like Rating, Motor Vehicle, Address validation and Document & Forms
  • Tested various major functionalities like Policy Submissions, Changes, Cancels, Reinstate, Rewrites and Renewals.
  • Performed Policy and Billing Center Integration Testing on various Billing Instructions.
  • Worked with developers by updating the defects and resolving them and tracking the status.
  • Defects found during testing were logged in HP ALM (Quality Center 11).
  • Queried database using SQL queries to ensure data integrity and to validate the inserted and updated data
  • Tested business integration between internal and external systems in a SOA.
  • Discussed with the team in identifying regression areas that can be automated
  • Executed test scripts in QTP for regression testing to ensure the quality of the system
  • Maintained RTM to check if all the requirements are implemented and Tested according to entry/exit criteria.

Confidential, IL

Test Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Perform System testing for various releases and different CD Activities as specified by the client.
  • Preparing System Testing Document and analyzing the abends occurred in System Testing and solving them.
  • Environment Set up for System Testing
  • Preparation of Test Plan and the Test case documents.
  • Facilitating project management and quality activities by using IPMS.
  • Carrying out everyday tasks based on customer’s prioritization of work.
  • Inducting and training new associates
  • Defect tracking and prevention initiatives
  • Collecting metrics

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