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Software Quality Assurance And Testing Consultant Resume

Boston, MA

SUMMARY:

  • Dynamic, driven, and accomplished IT professional with significant experience and success in leading and managing teams and projects across multiple industries and technology disciplines. Demonstrates expertise in financial services/banking, health care, donor - advised funds/non-profits, commercial insurance (auto, general liability), and retail businesses and systems.
  • Develops new organizations and top-performing teams.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; forges and maintains effective relationships with diverse groups of clients and colleagues across all organizational levels.
  • Employs strong initiative to excel in fast-paced, challenging work environments with shifting priorities.
  • Resourceful, proactive and respected.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Software QA Testing/Automation/Test Data Management Test Environment Management
  • Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence
  • Vendor & Customer Relationship Management Software Engineering Management
  • Team Building & Leadership Project Management (Agile/Scrum and Waterfall) Budgeting Forecasting
  • Multi-site Team Management Staff Selection & Development Technical Proficiency

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY:

Test Management and Automation Tools: Test Methodology, HP QualityCenter & QuickTestPro, Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest, Design and development of test management systems and automation, Test Data Management ( Confidential

Platforms: Java, WebSphere, Oracle, SQL Server, IBI WebFOCUS, SAS Reporting Tool Suite, Business Intelligence and Data Warehouses, Mainframe, Client/Server and Web Development

Software Development Methodologies: Agile/SCRUM, LEAN, Waterfall

Technical Management: Software engineering, Production and test environment support, Information Security, Help Desk

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Boston, MA

Software Quality Assurance and Testing Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Successfully completed an engagement as Program-wide Test Manager at a major US Bank leading the testing effort to ensure compliance with new Anti-Money Laundering (AML) rules.
  • The effort involves test planning and management across 26+ applications..

Confidential, Boston, MA

Software Quality Assurance and Testing Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Completed and engagement at Confidential NA, an environmental services company, as program level test coordinator responsible for the testing and validation of 63 SAP and non-SAP applications, to support the acquisition of a sulfur company.
  • Leading the test strategy, planning, execution, management and reporting across 8 workstream teams using HP ALM.

Confidential, Boston, MA

Software Quality Assurance and Testing Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • As a member of the QA Practice Team, responsible for conducting project quality health checks.
  • Also responsible for definition and implementation of Testing & QA best practices, Test Automation Strategy and Project Management Standards

Confidential, Burlington, MA

Principal Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Excelled as Program Manager for Test Data Management initiative at Confidential ; developed initiative strategy and consolidated efforts of 5 different work streams
  • Delivered the following functions across enterprise QA organizations: enablement of Confidential and Delphix tools, Mask Personally Identifiable Information (PII) information from the Relational and Mainframe databases from Production to Staging environment, provision data from Staging to Test environments by building or enhancing existing capabilities to subset data and tool to facilitate data mining and reservation by QA teams

Confidential, Boston, MA

Software Quality Assurance and Testing Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Planned and managed the migration validation of legacy claims/product systems at Confidential of Massachusetts to Confidential (National Account Service Company) platform
  • Liaised between User Acceptance Test team, System Integration Test team, Program Management Office and various operations groups in support of testing efforts

Confidential, Newton, MA

Software Quality Assurance and Testing Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Completed engagement in test leadership role at large financial services institution; headed business intelligence and data mart program testing effort using agile methodology
  • Defined test strategy, project/resource plans, test environment build, test preparation, test execution and management reporting in support of development of enterprise-wide data warehouse and data mart for Home Loan Services division of the bank (including use of Confidential 's DataStage 8.1/8.7, Teradata RDBMS and SAS Reporting Tool Suite)

Confidential, Burlington, MA

Software Quality Assurance and Testing Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Completed engagement at Merrill Lynch Retirement Technology Group; led implementation of automated regression testing for their employee stock plan product
  • Developed, presented and received approval for automation strategy; utilized data-driven framework, HP QualityCenter and QuickTestPro
  • Directed team of onshore and offshore QA and Automation Engineers tasked with developing and testing scripts

Confidential, Boston, MA

Vice President of Quality Assurance & Production Services

Responsibilities:

  • Led 10-member team for management of 24x7 production applications, quality assurance, release engineering, test environment support and Information Security
  • Oversaw QA and testing of eCommerce sites used by clients (site received 93% highly satisfied rating for functionality, ease of use, availability and reliability in customer survey)
  • Ensured successful performance testing to support 4 times peak transaction volume
  • Headed project team in migration from Microsoft Access platform to a data warehouse/business intelligence platform using IBI WebFOCUS, SQL Server and WebSphere
  • Managed delivery of 4-5 software releases per year (each containing 5-6 individual projects)
  • Directed business and technology team in the design, development and deployment of fully functional demo site to enable sales team and customers to simulate production system
  • Assisted in development and monitoring of $20M technology budget

Vice President of Quality Assurance & Testing

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Managed 40-person multi-site test organization responsible for Defined Contribution software quality assurance averaging 50-60 projects/year
  • Built new team to conduct integrated client testing across all Confidential product lines
  • Negotiated test data management tool acquisition cost from $11M down to $1.4M by initiating revised billing model with vendor
  • Constructed team to develop and deploy proprietary and vendor test tools; led development of proprietary web-based test reporting tool that aggregated test artifacts from multiple test repositories
  • Led definition and build out of new backend test environments for Payroll and Health & Welfare systems

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