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Senior Software Qa Specialist Resume

SUMMARY:

  • Quality Assurance Principles and SDLC
  • Ability to supervise multiple test teams to handle multiple applications
  • Capability to collaborate effectively with all levels of the organization, as well as with external parties
  • Skill to multi - task and interact with many cross-functional teams
  • Work efficiently both on independent basis and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills
  • Motivates internal team and external customers to improve products and processes
  • Highly experienced in the information technology industry with an emphasis in Software Quality Assurance (QA) and verification and validation of web-based applications using Agile and Waterfall methodologies
  • Extensive experience in preparing Test Strategies, Test Plans, Test Scenarios and Test Cases as well as Training Manuals, Interface Control Documents, Test Analysis Reports, Requirement and System Design Documents for small and large-scale systems for the Government sector
  • Ten years of experience in requirements gathering through documenting and analyzing the required information and data through workshops, surveys, and meetings to deliver functional requirements
  • Strong knowledge of Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) at levels 2, 3 and 5

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Microsoft Office Suite 2010
  • MS Project
  • Adobe
  • Rational Quality Manager
  • Rational ClearQuest
  • Rational TestManager
  • Rational RequisitePro
  • Rational Functional Tester
  • SoapUI
  • Sauce Labs
  • Trac
  • Snagit
  • SharePoint
  • Visio
  • Lotus Notes
  • DB2
  • Oracle
  • SQL Server
  • Sybase
  • FileZilla
  • PVCS Tracker
  • PVCS Version Manager
  • GUI
  • VSAM
  • AccVerify
  • StarTeam
  • Mercury Test Director and WinRunner
  • DOORS
  • TOAD
  • SQL
  • PL/SQL
  • XML
  • Java
  • WebSphere/WAS9
  • HTML
  • COBOL/CICS
  • ROSCOE
  • RACF
  • JCL
  • DB2
  • Window 10
  • Mainframe
  • IBM and compatibles
  • MVS
  • OS/2
  • TSO/ISPF
  • VTAM
  • TN3270 Plus

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Senior Software QA Specialist

Responsibilities:

  • Supported the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs for the Confidential web-based Employees’ Compensation Operations and Management Portal ( Confidential ) and client-server Integrated Federal Employees’ Compensation System ( Confidential ) applications
  • As Senior QA Specialist, recommended, developed and reviewed QA standards policies and procedures for all functions involved with or related to the quality and testing in accordance Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) as well as Software Testing Life Cycle
  • Used Agile and Waterfall Methodologies
  • As Senior Tester performed smoke, system, functionality, integration, GUI testing, backend testing, regression testing, performance testing and bug reporting/tracking on web-based and client-server Confidential applications using Rational Tools (Rational Quality Manager/Test Manager, Rational Clear Quest), Sauce Labs, Trac and SoapUI
  • Participated and provided input on story requirements, design, estimation and test approach discussions
  • Reviewed function requirement documents and prepared test plans, requirement matrix, test cases, and test scripts
  • Wrote and executed SQL queries to validated actual test results match expected results
  • Assisted with 508 Compliance Testing
  • Performed smoke testing for the Amazon Web Services for Confidential
  • Assisted end users to help identify and document problems with the Confidential system and/or Confidential, coordinated with development team to replicate, identify, and document problems using Rational ClearQuest and Trac
  • Provided weekly status report to project manager and team lead, worked closely with Business Analyst and development teams
  • Worked closely with members of the project to provide testing timelines

Confidential

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Ensured the quality and integrity of all software deliverables for Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA's) Personnel Security Branch (PSB) IT project
  • Created business requirements and use cases, re-engineered business processes, developed change impact assessment/test plans, wrote test scripts, executed testing (unit, system integrating, regression, and user acceptance testing), used SQL to create test data and to validate test results, delivered peer reviews of project work products and client demos, developed and training materials and provided instruction
  • Provided production support for Personnel Security Staff (PSS) and the EPA Personnel Access Security System ( Confidential ), including training and troubleshooting production issues
  • Provided progress and status reports, both in writing and verbally, for all activities to management and stakeholders

Confidential

Quality Assurance Tester

Responsibilities:

  • As the Quality Assurance Lead Tester was responsible for the development test strategy/test plan for the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) Training Support application
  • Planned, developed, and executed testing of Defense Security Service (DSS) web-based applications using AccVerify, SQL, Rational RequisitePro, PVCS Version Manager, and PVCS Tracker while following CMMI Level 5 processes and procedures in an agile environment
  • Provided progress and status reports, both in writing and verbally, for all activities to management and stakeholders
  • Participated in reviews/audits of documentations and meetings that affect the system and applications in accordance with the IEEE standard and Project Management methodology

Confidential

Quality Assurance Specialist

Responsibilities:

  • Provided Quality Assurance Specialist III support as the Test Team Lead on the Confidential / Food & Nutrition Services ( Confidential ) contract
  • Planned, developed, and executed testing of Confidential web-based client/server, and mainframe applications using DB2, SQL, JCL, TSO/ISPF, COBOL II, VSAM, CICS, and Rational ClearQuest
  • Performed evaluation and analysis of requirements, requirement traceability matrix, test plans, and wrote test cases/scripts, developed test analysis reports/ project schedules, and Quality Assurance plans in accordance with the software developments life cycle process
  • Evaluated system requirements for testability using RequisitePro
  • Conducted reviews and audits in accordance with Project Management methodology and best practices
  • Developed and implemented standards and procedures for Quality Assurance and Configuration Management toward meeting the company CMMI Level 2 certification
  • Chosen as one of the assessors for the initial SCAMPI B assessment

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