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Qa Lead Resume

Denver Co Qa Lead Denver, CO

CAREER OBJECTIVE:

To work with an organization that provides opportunities and encourages professional learning and growth.

SUMMARY:

  • Around 11 years of experience in
  • 4.5 years as Quality Assurance of Mainframe, Stratus, Database,Client/Server, Cloud, GUI, Web and Facets applications(Healthcare)
  • 6.5 years in Mainframe Development/Maintenance projects (Banking and Financial Services)
  • Participated in Requirement Analysis and Design Analysis with the Development, Business and other stakeholders
  • Experience in the entire project life cycle, from inception to implementation including analysis, design and development and testing. Verifying project requirements, documenting test plans, tracking and reporting the testing progress at various stages of SDLC
  • Experience in creating and developing strategic Test plans, Test Cases, Test Scripts and generating Test Reports for Integration /System /User - Acceptance/Regression tests
  • Defining and communicating the in-scope & out of Scope of testing, Entry and exit criterias
  • Experience in creating Traceability Matrix to ensure comprehensive test coverage of requirements.
  • Experience of writing and reviewing test artifacts, effort estimation document
  • Review test atrifacts with stakeholders at various phases and incorporating any suggestions if provided
  • Ensuring that the stage gates are met and presenting the details to the management at the beginning and end of each testing phase
  • Extensive hands-on experience on Mainframe, Databases, Facets 5.4, EDI and Workday-Cloud
  • Good exposure on test management tools like HP ALM
  • Performed Back End Testing by developing and executing complex SQL queries.
  • Performed Functional Testing, Integration Testing, System Testing. Regression Testing, GUI Testing and User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
  • Actively interacted with the development team in resolving Bugs/reproducing identified from Testing.
  • Excellent Business knowledge on Eligibility, Adjudication, Billing and Reporting modules in PBM and Health Care industry.
  • Strong working experience on integration projects with multiple vendors.
  • Previously worked as Development Lead for Confidential Customer Correspondence & Output Services Application ( Confidential ) under Cognizant’s Banking and Financial Services (BFS) vertical. Also, worked as an offshore developer in some of critical projects belonging to Banking & Financial majors like Northern Trust, First Data Merchant Services and Bank of New York Mellon.
  • Strong Mainframe Development skills
  • Knowledge of Programming languages like COBOL, DB2, JCL
  • Expertise in Batch and online Mainframe applications coding and testing

PERSONAL SKILLS:

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal & written, with particular emphasis on the production of clear & detailed written Test Plans, Business Requirements & Functional Specification
  • Highly creative and extremely hardworking with strong analytical and intuitive ability to master new technologies, concepts, and applications
  • Ability to understand & analyze business processes & workflows with the objective of providing recommendations for the best use of technology to improve the process.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills, issue finding, solving and learning skills, ability to work independently with minimal supervision and perform as part of a team
  • Expert in working with various cross geo teams across the world with various time zones as well as ability to work in co-ordination with large teams and different people
  • Extensive experience on ‘Offshore-Onsite Delivery Model’ with the strong Team Management skillsExperience in training and mentoring new team members and leading offshore quality teams
  • Good Track record of producing High quality results while under Pressure
  • Experience of representing team and working closely with customer at client site
  • Received appreciations at various levels for first time-defect free delivery
  • Quickly adapt to new guidelines and procedures. Able to grasp new concepts quickly and efficiently.
  • Open and enthusiastic to work under tight deadlines and rapidly changing priorities with proactive, creative & focused approach to business needs with high analytical, inter personal and team playing skills

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Operating System: MVS, OS/390, Windows, MS-DOS, UnixLinux

Programming Languages: COBOL, JCL, SQL & REXX

Database: Oracle, SQL Server,Teradata, DB2, VSAM

Tools: and Utilities:: Stratus, Workday Payroll, FileZillaSQL Developer, Teradata SQL AssistantBO Dashboard, Ultra Edit, Beyond-Compare

Test Mangement Tools: HP ALM, Bugtracker, SPUFI, File Marvel, XPEDITER, XACTControl M, Data vantage, QMF, SPUFI SAR, INSYNC, Start tool, OPC, ESP, Platinum, BMC, File-Aid(DB2), IOF, Dumpmaster, CA7, NDM

SCM tools: Endeavor, SCLM, Infoman

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Denver, CO

QA Lead

Database, Tools and Utilities: QNXT, HP ALM 12.5, SQL Server, Oracle, Putty, FileZilla, Ultra Edit and Compare

Responsibilities:

  • Participating in development of Functional test cases, test strategy and estimation of test duration.
  • Identification of the test scenarios to be tested
  • Used PL/SQL Queries for data mining and validation through Oracle and SQL Server Database
  • Validate the different files received from the vendors and validate their load and mapping(source vs target) across SQL and Oracle databases
  • Set up data in files and QNXT(vice versa) and cross check the processing/mapping
  • Defect Tracking and Management using ALM. Conduct Defect Triage.
  • Test Summary Report Preparation, Tracking and Management.
  • Risk Tracking, Management and Mitigation.

Confidential, Rochester, NY

QA Lead

Database, Tools and Utilities: Facets Client 5.4, HP ALM 12.5

Responsibilities:

  • In Excellus have worked in various Facets Modules for Member Enrollment and Claim processing
  • Participating in development of Functional test cases, test strategy and estimation of test duration.
  • Identification of the benefit scenarios to be tested in Facets for the new products/benefit modifications
  • Working with Test Data Management for setting up the Group, Membership and Plan Product data used for Facets claims testing. Once enrollment data is setup, work in depth with TDM team for Facets claim level data setup based on the scenarios provided by business
  • Used PL/SQL Queries for data mining and validation through Oracle Facets database for existing products/plans
  • Logging various claim scenarios in Facets Claims Processing as per the claim grid and validate the rule, payments and the processing codes as per the benefit summary
  • Defect Tracking and Management using ALM. Conduct Defect Triage.
  • Test Summary Report Preparation, Tracking and Management.
  • Risk Tracking, Management and Mitigation.

Confidential, St Louis, MO

QA Lead

Database, Tools and Utilities: Stratus TTWIN, COBOL, DBQM2, SQL, Mercury Quality Center, claim submission tool, HP ALM

Responsibilities:

  • QA Onsite lead/Integration Tier Lead involving complete ownership of entire QA life cycle including estimations and resourcing.
  • Creating and maintaining RTM, Test Strategy, Test plan, Test cases. Reports etc.
  • Effort Estimation, Forecasting and Resourcing.
  • Process Control, QA Metrics generation, Effort Saving solutions.
  • Extensively worked on Stratus TTWIN, Rumba client.
  • Strong knowledge on Eligibility, Pharmacy Pricing, Client Billing, State Reporting, Remittance modules.
  • Extensively worked on DBQM2.
  • Defect Prevention, tracking and reporting.
  • Excellent hands on experience on Smoke testing, Adhoc Testing, Risk Based testing, System testing, UAT, Regression testing.
  • Conducting Audits for various QA applications to improve process.

Confidential, St Louis, MO

QA Lead

Database, Tools and Utilities: Workday Cloud, Ultra Edit, Beyond-compare, HP ALM, Sharepoint

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in testing of many Workday Payroll system enhancements - employee payroll data exchange process from Workday (HR System) to Confidential vendors like ADP, MetLife, Fidelity, etc.
  • Preparation of test cases for Functional and regression testing
  • Responsible for developing Traceability Matrix and Test Results Metrics
  • Identified the bugs and interacted with the team lead and developers to resolve them.
  • Worked on multiple business areas
  • Validation of data consistency across various tenants
  • Inbound file validation against data across tenants
  • Outbound file validation against data across tenants
  • Preparing and analyzing Weekly and Monthly status reports and defects metrics

Confidential, St Louis, MO

QA Lead

Database, Tools and Utilities: FileZilla, Putty, Oracle, HP ALM, SQL Developer, Teradata SQL Assistant, UNIX, FTP client, Agile/Scrum project methodologies

Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of test cases for Functional, Regression, Integration and System testing.
  • Responsible for developing Traceability Matrix and Test Results Metrics
  • Identified the bugs and interacted with the team lead and developers to resolve them.
  • Reviewed the HIPAA documentation and prepared the Test plan and Test cases for HIPAA transactions 837, 856
  • Testing and Reporting the Bugs in product releases and Performed the Root Cause Analysis for the Defects raised.
  • Coordinated test execution efforts such as test data and support team provision, defect tracking and management, ensuring resolution of testing issues.
  • Conduct backend testing by querying databases to synchronize testing databases and check for data integrity and proper routing based on specifications.
  • Expertise in 837, 997 transactions and hands on experience.
  • Validated that all newly required Pharmacy claims data changes are incrementally loaded into Oracle via the incremental processing.
  • Database Validation (SQL) to check the updated data in the Database using Toad (Data Query Tool).
  • Preparing and analyzing Weekly and Monthly status reports.

Confidential, Omaha, NE

QA Lead

Hardware: IBM Mainframe, Pentium Workstations

Operating Systems: MVS-OS 390, z/OS 1.8

Programming Languages: COBOL,JCL,DB2, VSAM, HP Dialogue

Responsibilities:

  • Engaged in enhancement and expansion of various process.
  • Understanding technical and functional specifications of the system and develop applications using COBOL, DB2, JCL and HP Dialogue
  • Client/Business interaction for requirement gathering, application study and analysis
  • Design, development, testing, bug-fix and RCA
  • Developing Programs, Forms and JCL
  • Excuting SQL queries in DB for test validation
  • Generating ad-hoc reporting programs for reporting
  • UAT support and Production support
  • Acted as a key liaison between India and the U.S. and utilize analytical tools methodologies to assess the requirements for system maintenance in United States as developed by our offshore development center.
  • Prepared Unit Test Plan and Cases.

Confidential, Omaha, NE

QA Lead

Hardware: IBM Mainframe, Pentium Workstations

Operating Systems: MVS-OS 390, z/OS 1.8

Programming Languages: COBOL,JCL,DB2, VSAM

Responsibilities:

  • Engaged in enhancement and expansion of various process.
  • Understanding technical and functional specifications of the system and develop applications using COBOL, DB2, JCL and VSAM
  • Client/Business interaction for requirement gathering, application study and analysis
  • Design, development, testing, bug-fix and RCA
  • Developing Programs, Forms and JCL
  • Excuting SQL queries in DB for test validation
  • Generating ad-hoc reporting programs for reporting
  • UAT support and Production support
  • Acted as a key liaison between India and the U.S. and utilize analytical tools methodologies to assess the requirements for system maintenance in United States as developed by our offshore development center.
  • Prepared Unit Test Plan and Cases.

Confidential

QA Lead

Hardware: IBM Mainframe, Pentium Workstations

Operating Systems: MVS-OS 390, z/OS 1.8

Programming Languages: JCL, COBOL, SQL and DB2 (Database)

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in Development and alteration of DDL/DCL/DML, table
  • Database maintenance activities like REORG, partition management, indexing, RUNSTATS,
  • Refresh of various test and production beds,
  • Query optimization and performance tuning, database and table design and design of queries for different development teams.

Confidential

QA Lead

Hardware: IBM Mainframe, Pentium Workstations

Operating Systems: MVS-OS 390, z/OS 1.8

Programming Languages: JCL, COBOL,SQL and DB2(Database)

Responsibilities:

  • Started as a junior team member and worked with the business analysts at onsite to directly transform requirements into detail technical designs.
  • Dedicatedly involved in requirement and feasibility analysis, design, coding, unit/integration and system testing, issue resolution, providing support.
  • Critical in that team as he was the POC for all DB2 activities
  • Extensive knowledge in Cobol-DB2 program design and DB2 tuning.
  • Awarded with prestigious award "BFS Applause" for his involvement in OPS reporting and daily performance calculation. He was a module lead of a 4 member team since February 2010.

Confidential

QA Lead

Hardware: IBM Mainframe, Pentium Workstations

Operating Systems: MVS-OS 390, z/OS 1.8

Programming Languages: JCL, COBOL,VSAM and IDMS(Database)

Responsibilities:

  • As a team member he was responsible for analysis, coding, unit testing, and review, in corporation of review comments, impact analysis, bug fixes and installation support.

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