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Technical Test Lead Resume

Denver, CO

SUMMARY:

  • 13 years of experience in Information Technology with emphasis on Quality Assurance.
  • Well versed with different phases of SDLC and worked for various clients across the globe.
  • Certified Professional Scrum Master from Scrum.org
  • 3.2 years of proven client facing experience working for Confidential, Financial services firm in Denver, Colorado, USA.
  • 1.5 years of work experience in Automation using Tricentis TOSCA tool.
  • 12 years of expertise in Manual and Functional Testing dealing with Capital and Financial Markets, Real Estate, Telecom and E - commerce domains
  • 3 years of experience working in Agile methodology in Scrum framework participating in all scrum activities such as Sprint planning, Sprint Review, Product Backlog grooming, daily stand up and Sprint retrospective.
  • 1.5 years of experience in performing the Production smoke runs using Tosca Test scripts per Business approved scenarios
  • 5 years of experience in Project Management handling a 10-member team across different projects managing project scoping, planning, scheduling, organizing, time-management, and reporting
  • 1.5 years of experience working in Kanban framework for Release management and Regular activities
  • Certified Tosca Automation Specialist level 1 and 2
  • Accomplished Continuous Integration process CI-CD though Bamboo and Jenkins integrated to Tosca Test Scripts.
  • Well versed experience in REST/ SOAP services validation using Postman, Tosca API scan, SOAP UI and Parasoft SOA Test
  • Proficient in writing SQL queries and executing SQL queries to perform backend testing with ORACLE and SQL Server database.
  • Possess exposure in Automation using Selenium Web Driver and Load testing using Jmeter
  • Excellent in product delivery, analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to lead multiple Quality Assurance teams
  • Excellent working experience with QA & QC Standards/ Process and involved in all phases of SDLC
  • Possess extensive work experience working with Agile, Waterfall and V-model methodologies
  • Excellent skills in preparing the Test Strategies/ plans, Test cases, Test Coverage and Test Metrics
  • Excellent communication, coordination between globally located teams and Interpersonal skills
  • Extensive work experience in dealing with Functional, Integration, Regression, Exploratory, Browser compatibility, Regression Testing, User Interface and Ad-hoc Testing
  • Expert in working with defect management tools / Bug Tracking using Team Foundation Server (TFS), JIRA and Bugzilla
  • Excellent Test Reporting & Test Documentation skills
  • Possess good organizational skills with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Excellent ability to effectively prioritize workload to meet deadlines and work objectives by utilizing available resources effectively and efficiently

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Functional Testing Tools: - Tricentis Tosca, HP Quick Test Professional, Soap UI, Postman, Parasoft SOA Test, Selenium, MS CRM, EPI server CMS

Defect Tracking Tools:: JIRA, Team Foundation Server (TFS), Bugzilla, IBM clear quest, MTM, HP Quality Center

RDBMS/ Database: SQL Server, Oracle

Performance Testing Tools: JMeter

Platforms: Windows, Unix, Mac

CICD Tools: Bamboo, Jenkins, Zephyr

GUI Tools: MS Visual Studio, VSTS (Visual Studio Team System), IIS

Testing types: Manual, Automation, Black Box, System Testing, Integration Testing, Exploratory testing, Regression Testing, Production or UAT Testing, Test Plan, Test cases, Test Matrix, Cross Browser compatibility testing

Other Skills: Writing Test Strategy or approach and Technical Specifications documents, Knowledge of SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle), QA methodologies and Different Quality standards

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Denver, CO

Technical Test Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Playing a key member role in handling all QA activities as the lead QA on development and maintenance projects. Supervise ten - member QA testing team in developing and implementing quality-assurance activities to ensure compliance with QA standards and customer specifications.
  • Participation in end to end Agile Scrum process
  • Participation in Weekly Product backlog grooming, Bi-weekly Sprint planning, Bi-weekly Sprint review, Daily Scrum and Bi-weekly Sprint Retrospective
  • Ensure the sprint runs smoothly and meet the committed average velocity in the sprint
  • Acting as QA Lead for 10-member QA team in Offshore-Onsite QA model
  • Ensure definition of done is maintained for all QA activities during the sprint
  • Review the team members effort burn down and tasks tracking on daily basis
  • Attending Daily stand up calls to provide testing updates and discuss any blockers
  • Participate in production deployment meetings and perform Production Smoke runs post deployments
  • Effective communication and participation in Retrospective meetings
  • Participate in release management Kanban board activities and plan for release cycles
  • Analyze Test approach for user stories acceptance criteria and perform test execution
  • Review test results of the team members and provide QA sign off
  • Prepare test metrics for the overall release at the end of regression sprint
  • Risk identification and analysis to mitigate them
  • Review test plans, cases and scripts to uncover, identify and document software problems and their root causes.
  • Conduct Cross s within the team to avoid the knowledge gaps
  • Ensure test management of test cases in Zephyr and manage defects in JIRA and Confluence
  • End to end coordination with Scrum team including Offshore
  • Creating TOSCA automation scripts and review of the regression test suite
  • Creating Technical user stories for QA automation, CI-CD implementation and run it through Grooming
  • Perform continuous integration runs through Bamboo integrated with Zephyr and JIRA

Environment: Tricentis Tosca, JIRA, Confluence, Zephyr, Postman, SOAP UI, Jmeter, Bamboo, Visual Studio(.Net), Eclipse (Java), Toad for Oracle, SQL Server, Unix (ESP Batch jobs), Hipchat, IE, Chrome, Windows

Confidential

Technical Test Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Participation in Product backlog grooming, Sprint planning, Sprint review, Daily Scrum and Sprint Retrospective
  • Leading 12-member team at Offshore and Onsite for End to end QA delivery
  • Ensure the sprint runs smoothly and meet the required average velocity in the sprint
  • Creating Test strategy and review it with Product owners
  • Schedule review meeting and run through the test cases of the sprint
  • Perform regulatory testing for Fixed income securities with NSCC, MSRB regulations
  • Perform dealer testing with VBOND, BDG etc. to ensure the trading activities with dealer quotes
  • Ensure the effort burn down and tasks tracking on daily basis
  • Attending Daily stand up calls to discuss on implementation and testing updates and challenges
  • Effective communication and participation in Retrospective meetings
  • Prepare QA test metrics for the overall release at the end of regression sprint
  • Risk identification if any and analysis to mitigate them
  • Review test plans, cases and scripts to uncover, identify and document software problems and their causes.
  • Conduct Cross s within the team to avoid the knowledge gap
  • Ensure test management of test cases and defects in MTM and JIRA
  • Defect prevention reports and handling DP meetings at project level
  • Onsite - Offshore coordination globally across teams
  • As a lead, my responsibilities involve Requirement Analysis, Effort estimation, onsite coordination, planning and managing daily activities and interaction with client to facilitate smooth implementation.

Environment: Quick test professional, Selenium, JIRA, MTM, Quality Center, SOAP UI, Eclipse (Java), Angular JS, Windows, IE, XML

Confidential

Technical Test Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Acting as QA Lead for 11-member team in Onsite-Offshore model
  • As a lead, my responsibilities involve Requirement Analysis, Effort estimation, onsite coordination, planning and managing daily activities and interaction with client to facilitate smooth implementation.
  • Participate in Requirements analysis meetings
  • Create, Review and execute software test plans
  • Team coordination with Onsite and Offshore
  • Conduct test plan walk through and defect triage meetings
  • Issues analysis with Tech and Business Partners
  • Preparing test completion and test metrics reports
  • Cross s conducted between the teams
  • Conducted formal and informal product design reviews throughout the SDLC
  • Provide Sizing/ Estimations
  • Attend Daily Status and Ambiguity review calls with Onsite and Offshore
  • Test strategy preparation and reviews
  • Perform Risk identification and analysis
  • Test Management using MTM
  • Create Test Planning and Test Execution Plan
  • Defect Tracking to closure in TFS
  • Participation in triage meetings
  • Daily status and weekly status reports presentations
  • QA Test Metrics Preparation and presentations
  • Effective usage of version control in MTM
  • Introspective and Retrospective discussions post to release deployments
  • Participate in Go-No Go meeting for the release decision making
  • Analyzed Business requirement documents and Functional requirement documents for application requirements.
  • Participated in FRD walkthrough calls and business requirement discussions.
  • Analyzed and provided effort estimation and QA timelines to the business and stakeholders.

Environment: MTM, Team Foundation Server (TFS), Excel Macros, Selenium, Quality Center, SOA test, Eclipse (Java), Golden Source product, SQL Server, Oracle, Windows, IE, XML

Confidential

Technical Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Promoted to serve as QA lead tester in performing quality-assurance testing
  • Analyzed Business requirement documents and Functional requirement documents for application requirements.
  • Performed system, Regression and data migration testing for client Confidential ; a leading real estate agent in UK
  • Provided client developer teams with detailed reports on quality metrics, identified bugs/flaws and recommended fixes.
  • Document software defects using bug tracking system
  • Deliver thorough QA testing reports that determined product quality and release readiness.
  • Ensure the effective usage of version control systems like Visual Source Safe to maintain documents and prepare metrics and release notes
  • Participation in requirements definition and design meetings
  • Participation in client calls and discussions to analyze the requirements
  • Provide the estimates and preparing the test plans
  • Monitor the team activities during the project execution
  • Identifying / estimating the risk factors in test execution and supporting the team members.
  • Participation in bug triage meetings

Environment: MS Dynamics CRM, EPIServer CMS, Bugzilla, Visual Studio, IIS, IBM Clear Quest, SQL Server, Windows, IE and Chrome, XML

Confidential

Module and Technical Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Promoted to serve as QA tester in performing quality-assurance testing
  • Participation in requirements definition and design meetings
  • Participated in FRD walkthrough calls and business requirement discussions.
  • Created Test Scenarios, Test Cases for all phases of testing.
  • Participation in client calls and discussions to analyze the requirements
  • Provide the estimates and preparing the test plans
  • Perform test execution using different types of testing as defined in the test plan
  • Monitor the team activities during the project execution
  • Identifying / estimating the risk factors in test execution and supporting the team members.
  • Participation in bug triage meetings

Environment: MS Excel, Bugzilla, IIS, Data feed management tool, Visual Studio, SQL Server, HTML, Windows, IE

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