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Qa Associate Resume

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • 10 years of overall experience in Software Quality Assurance & Testing in Securities and capital markets / Investment banking as QA Lead.
  • Experienced in Functional, UAT, System Integration (SIT), Regression, Sanity, Performance, Back out, Data Migration and in Automation Testing.
  • Specialized in Trade life cycle, Equities settlement, SWIFT messaging, Tri Party Repo, Collateral Management, Settlement and clearing, Regulatory reporting, FCA, MIFID from a domain front.
  • Experienced in using HP ALM (Quality center formerly) as a complete test management tool starting from Requirement creation to Dashboard generation
  • Proficient in using JIRA as an Agile tool, IBM Clear Quest/ALM as defect tracking tools
  • Well versed in all Agile ceremonies such as Backlog grooming, sprint planning, Daily stand - ups, Sprint Retrospectives and Demo’s.
  • Well versed in Release Planning and Management, Producing Burndown and Burn-up charts, communicating with Project Owner and Stakeholders.
  • Proficient in Business Requirements Analysis, Validating and determining gaps in functional specifications.
  • Expertise in deriving QA Estimation and Maintenance of Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) to ensure coverage of requirements
  • Experienced in defining Testing Methodologies, devising Test Strategy/Test Approach Designing Test Plans, Test Scenarios, Test Cases, Verifying and Validating Web/Citrix/Mainframe applications and Documentation based on standards for Software Development and effective QA implementation in all phases of Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC) and generation of Test Metrics such as Root Cause Analysis and Orthogonal Array.
  • Excellent troubleshooting abilities using log verification in UNIX and database validations using SQL queries. Expertise in Control M Jobs scheduling and Dataproducts.
  • Expertise in creating estimation methods such as Dependency Structure Matrix and getting Impact Analysis reports from Dev Team
  • Exceptional Vendor management and leadership skills in terms of task allocation, monitoring test progress, running defect status/triage meetings and escalating at the right time.
  • Well versed in Estimation and Drafting of Test Cases and execution of Test scripts in Quality Center ( Waterfall and Agile testing methodologies)
  • Proficient in managing Bug Life Cycle, Defect tracking, responsible for test deliverables, status reporting to management, issue escalations
  • Experienced in communicating with Business units and external testing teams (upstream or downstream entities) for gathering test data and test execution
  • Expertise in handling Audit for projects and in the preparation of Test process documents
  • Excellent communication, presentation and written skills, quick learner, team player

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Testing Tools: HP (ALM), HP Quality Center, JAMA, JIRA, Clear Quest, Bugzilla, Oracle SQL developer, TOAD for Oracle, HP UFT, Junit, Selenium, TESTNG, Cucumber, Java Eclipse, Maven, ETL Informatica Powercenter, PERL, Github, SOAP UI/Web service testing, SVN tortoise, Control M, UNIX & Windows OS

Domain Expertise: Securities/Capital Markets, SWIFT messaging, Trade life cycle, Equities settlement, Tri party Repo, Fixed income instruments, FCA, MIFID, Regulatory reporting, FATCA, Confidential (ADR)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

QA Associate

Confidential

Responsibilities:
  • Worked closely with Business/functional analysts in determining requirement gaps and in comprehending the gaps between current state and target state of a project.
  • Involved in providing ball park test estimation effort based on high level business requirements to estimating man days and resource planning after functional specs are concrete.
  • Participate in design and code reviews to determine gaps in tactical solutions proposed by dev.
  • Wrote agile stories/tasks in JIRA and story pointed them based on their complexity to facilitate Sprint planning. Worked diligently in sprints to deliver on the committed stories.
  • Participated in all agile scrum meetings including stand ups, retrospective and demo meetings. Provided project updates to product owner and QA manager and raise risks in a timely manner.
  • Devised a test strategy/test approach and then identified test scenarios and expanded them to valid test cases in ALM which will be approved by BA’s
  • Driven Test plan walkthrough meetings to get approval from stakeholders.
  • Involved in setting up/creating and gathering complex test data required for AUT
  • Performed CIT (Component integration testing) equivalent to UNIT testing to determine issues early in the testing phase and perform Sanity testing to verify AUT is stable before SIT phase.
  • Performed SIT (End to End testing) to make sure the system behaves as expected while the AUT interacts with all upstream and downstream systems.
  • Followed the defect triage process and bug life cycle to track defects in ALM/JIRA
  • Provided Test completion report and sign off to stakeholders
  • Provided functional support to UAT test teams and project managers during UAT phase

QA Test Lead

Confidential

Environment: Java, Web based

Testing method: Manual and Automated

Tools: Used: Quality Center, Clear Quest, QTP

Responsibilities:

  • Understanding Business Requirements and providing test estimates. Creating, updating and reviewing test plan, test strategy, test cases, test scenarios, test data and functional test matrix.
  • Involved in Risk Management (Identifying and mitigating the risks associated with testing).
  • Understanding project design and implementation.
  • Maintaining stable test and production environment, creating test cycle, executing tests, defect tracking and analyzing test results for the projects.
  • Performing Functional, UAT, System Integration, Sanity, Regression (QTP), Performance, Back out testing and Database testing
  • Created SQL queries to perform database validations
  • Generating defect status report using Quality Center and running the defect status meeting with QA, Development and Business team.
  • Generating testing status reports and charts using Quality Center and distributing to all project stake holders.
  • Optimized the usage of Quality Center by using Requirements to Dashboard modules
  • Mentoring, coordinating and assigning tasks to the offshore team
  • Designing and planning for performance load testing and tracking test metrics for the same.
  • Verifying the testing process is followed throughout the testing phase and maintaining supervisory policies and procedures for the product.
  • Provided complete QA support for UAT, Client testing and Production support.

Confidential

Module Leader

Environment: Java, Web based

Testing method: Manual and Automated

Tools: Used: Quality Center, JIRA

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze business and system requirements, mange development of specifications to create and execute detailed test plans, and verify bug fixes.
  • Determined testing requirements developed and reviewed scripts for positive and negative test scenarios, conducted baseline testing, and generated reports.
  • Involved in Test execution and raised major functionality related bugs
  • Tested critical bug fixes including critical fixes and coordinated with developers in release of bug fixes meeting tight timeline
  • Test Metrics including Root Cause Analysis and Orthogonal Array methodologies
  • Validating XML files using XML parser.
  • Executing complex SQL queries to validate the database updates.
  • Analyzing and resolving production environment issues using Citrix Client.
  • Knowledge transfers to the team members and ensure the testing process is followed throughout the SDLC phase.
  • Involved in developing standards and procedures for defining standard testing process.
  • Communicating with the business team to gain knowledge on the business processes.
  • Prepared all Audit related documents such as Look Ahead Meeting, MOM etc.
  • Presenting the Daily Status Report to client

Confidential

Project Engineer

Environment: .Net, Citrix based

Testing method: Manual and Automated

Tools: Used: Quick Test Professional, Quality Center, JIRA

Responsibilities:

  • Understanding the Business Requirement Document.
  • Creating test scenarios, test cases and traceability matrix.
  • Creating, maintaining the test environment and performing sanity check to ensure the stable test environment.
  • Reviewing the test scenarios, test cases and ensuring it meets the user requirements.
  • Execute test cases, analyze test results, defect tracking and publish test results.
  • Maintaining the release and test artifacts using the configuration management tool.
  • Exhaustive integration, system, regression, recovery and performance testing.
  • Validating XML files using XML parser.
  • Involved in data migration testing (Owl to MS-Access) using migration tool.
  • Executing complex SQL queries to validate the database updates.
  • Analyzing and resolving production environment issues using Citrix Client.
  • Knowledge transfers to the team members and ensure the testing process is followed throughout the SDLC phase.
  • Involved in developing standards and procedures for defining standard testing process.
  • Communicating with the business team to gain knowledge on the business processes

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