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Qa/ba Director Resume

Rochester, NY

SUMMARY:

  • A challenging, rewarding position as Sr. Lead QA Engineer
  • I have more than 29 years of experience in the engineering field. I am known for my extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • I am able to lead complex projects. I am accustomed to fast - paced environment where deadlines are priority and handling multiple projects simultaneously is the norm.
  • I enjoy a challenge and work hard to attain my goals.
  • I am Able to finish any given task ahead of schedule.
  • I have an intense desire to do an outstanding job in anything which I undertake. I am willing to learn. I am self-motivated and proactive, able to carry the ball on all projects independently. I am able to quickly grasp technical concepts.
  • I have strong analytical and time management skills. I have excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • I am organized and detail-oriented, work well under pressure and on deadlines, enjoy working with variety of people; team oriented, and have a great attitude. I am looking for a creative, challenging, growth-oriented position as Quality Assurance Engineer. I will be an asset to any company. I look forward to hear from you.
  • Experienced developing applications with C, C++, Java and FORTRAN programming languages
  • Experience with testing and using DB2, Oracle and SQL database.
  • Experienced in web-based testing (White box, Black box, Unit testing, Functional testing and Regression testing) based on Functional Spec.
  • Experienced in writing detailed test cases using the Functional Spec if exists, if FC did not exists always made an effort to get the information from people they knew the product such as the Product owner or the developers.
  • Experienced using UNIX, VAX VMS, Sun Solaris, Win NT, and Win 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP
  • Experienced with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Lotus Notes applications, MS Project, PCAnywhere, SourceSafe, SourceFordge, Toad, SecureCRT, SecureFX, Rational Clear Quest, Power Point, Microsoft Project, Visio, Bugzilla, DBVisulaizer, Team Track, Microsoft SQL Server, Mozilla Firefox, RepliWeb R1, Beyond Compare, SVN, JIRA, Rally, SOA, TFS,, HP Quality Center 8, 9, and 10, Sharepoint.; YouTrack
  • Experienced with SOA environment.
  • Experienced testing SOAP, XML and WSDL.
  • Experienced testing Web Services.
  • Trained and experienced with SDLC and methodologies (Waterfall, IEEE, CMM, and ISO)
  • Willing to learn, Team player.
  • Self-motivated and proactive and intuitive, able to carry the ball on all projects independently.
  • Able to quickly grasp technical concepts.
  • Able to handle multiple projects with rapidly changing priorities and deadlines and to work in a fast paced environment with rapid project cycles.
  • Strong analytical and time management skills to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent Sales and Customer Service skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Able to work well alone or in a team;
  • Passionate about testing as a daily activity and career option;
  • Strong desire to produce first-class software;
  • Capable of working with little supervision;
  • Meticulous eyes for detail;
  • Able to write adequately detailed “defect” reports;
  • Able to voice quality concerns against the pressure to release;
  • Able to adhere to and improve quality processes;
  • Over 10 years of Lead QA experience

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

QA/BA Director

Confidential

  • Managed team of 2 QA and 2 BA
  • Created procedures to ensure quality such as Test plans, Test cases, Requirement documents
  • Mentor the BA to create requirements
  • Tested the applications came to QA and mentored QA team to do full coverage testing
  • Assist in Hiring of Developers, BA, and QA
  • Attended CIO monthly meeting and presented QA achievements.
  • Delivered every product with highest quality.
  • Interacted with Business to gather the requirement.
  • Assisted on project delivery time line and budget.

Sr. Lead SW Quality Assurance

Confidential

  • Found over 500 defects in the Core project in the first two months
  • Created the entire regression plan for the Core project in less than two months
  • Trained offshore team members and Onshore team members on how to test to have near 100% test coverage, how to write test cases, how to write bugs.
  • Created a test plan document for the project
  • Attended daily grooming, participated heavily in clarifying the requirement to prevent the bugs before development starts.
  • The 10 sprints before I joined the team were failing, user stories will carry over at least 4 to 5 sprints, bugs were not discovered at the time user story was tested. After 2 sprints I was here, user stories are tested fully during the sprint, and sprints have been a total success no user story is being moved.

Sr. Lead SW Quality Assurance

Confidential

  • Participated with development groups to review functional specifications.
  • Created, maintained and updated test plans and regression scripts in HP Quality Center (ALM), based on project requirements based on IEEE standards.
  • Performed White Box, Black Box, SQL database, user acceptance, and regression testing on incremental releases of the software (Web Based application- using SQL and Oracle database).
  • Logged defects found in testing in Rally and duplicated problems for developers if necessary.
  • Adhered to the testing principles in the Software Development Lifecycle.
  • Reported and managed software issues and test activities throughout the software development lifecycle.
  • Attended project meetings to report on status of testing (Scrum Team), communicated issues, enforced QA standards, HIPAA Standards and policies, and set QA schedule.
  • As a member of QE Initiative team created and defined standards and documents to train the QA team member to become better testers.
  • Held weekly Brown Bag series for QA team members to teach them QA standards.

Lead SW Quality Assurance

Confidential

  • Participated with development groups to review functional specifications.
  • Created, maintained and updated test plans and regression scripts, based on project requirements based on CMM, IEEE standards.
  • Performed White Box, Black Box, SQL database, user acceptance, and regression testing on incremental releases of the software (Web Based application- using SQL database).
  • Logged defects found in testing in Bugzilla and duplicated problems for developers if necessary.
  • Adhered to the testing principles in the Software Development Lifecycle.
  • Reported and managed software issues and test activities throughout the software development lifecycle.
  • Attended project meetings to report on status of testing, communicated issues, enforced QA standards and policies, and set QA schedule.
  • Leading the effort to create a QA department Then I was promoted to become Director of QA for the entire company. My duties were:
  • Helped to select a new RIS.
  • Helped to select and hire a new director of IT.
  • Going through the helpdesk tickets and tried to facilitate the outstanding one that was over 24 hours old.
  • Helping HR to set new procedures that is based on HIPAA Standards.
  • Finding and reporting areas the company needs improvement in Training the employees.
  • Finding and reporting HIPPA violations, taking the steps to correct the issue.

Software Quality Assurance

Confidential

  • Working on Agile environment.
  • Create, maintain and update test plans and regression scripts, based on project requirements based on CMM, IEEE standards.
  • Perform Black Box, SQL database, user acceptance, and regression testing on incremental releases of the software (Web Based application- using SQL database, and Backend CRS).
  • Log defects found in testing in Rally, JIRA, and ClearQuest and duplicated problems for developers if necessary.
  • Writing and executing test cases for DerbySoft project which was SOAP and XML testing.
  • Build and Deploy the code on QA.
  • Helping other projects in their testing as necessary
  • Adhered to the testing principles in the Software Development Lifecycle.
  • Received an award for the work I did on one of the projects.

Senior Software QA Engineer

Confidential

  • Participate with development groups to review functional specifications.
  • Create, maintain and update test plans and regression scripts, based on project requirements based on CMM, IEEE standards.
  • Perform White Box, Black Box, SQL database, user acceptance, and regression testing on incremental releases of the software (Web Based application- using SQL database).
  • Log defects found in testing in Team Track and duplicated problems for developers if necessary.
  • Build and Deploy the code and DB changes to several different environment (such as Test Servers, Staging Servers, and Live servers)
  • Adhered to the testing principles in the Software Development Lifecycle.
  • Reported and managed software issues and test activities throughout the software development lifecycle.
  • Attended project meetings to report on status of testing, communicated issues, enforced QA standards and policies, and set QA schedule.
  • Promoted to Test Architect after 15 months and reported directly to Director of QA. My new responsibility was to train the QA team member s how to write best test plans and test cases and how to execute them to get the best results possible.
  • Leading a team of 4 offshore QA and 3 in house QA
  • I was promoted to the Lead Test Architect position after a year and was helping the entire QA team of (50) to create best test cases, teaching and training the team members that lacked experience in writing good test cases.

Senior Software QA Engineer

Confidential, Rochester, NY

  • Responsible for the development, improvement, and application of quality systems to meet customer expectations and internal/external regulations and standards for new/revised product programs.
  • Developed, implemented, and managed corresponding Quality Plan within the SPMP and associated quality systems and standards.
  • Developed the Verification & Validation Strategy. Assured that Design Control is maintained. Assured Confidential & Confidential new product programs are effective and within compliance to all applicable regulations/standards, both internal and external.
  • Elevated key issues to senior management in a timely manner.
  • Assisted training of other team members to SDLC, and IEEE standards
  • Participated with development groups to review functional specifications.
  • Created, maintained and updated test plans and regression scripts, based on project requirements, using CMM, IEEE, ISO and FDA standards.
  • Created and maintained Project management plan via MS project.
  • Provided work and timeframe estimates required to perform quality assurance testing within product release cycle guidelines to project manager
  • Leading the project through SDLC

Senior Test Engineer

Confidential, Rochester, NY

  • Participated with development groups to review functional specifications.
  • Created, maintained and updated test plans and regression scripts, based on project requirements based on CMM, IEEE standards.
  • Performed White Box, Black Box, SQL database, user acceptance, and regression testing on incremental releases of the software (Web Based application- using SQL database).
  • Logged defects found in testing in Bugzilla and duplicated problems for developers if necessary.
  • Adhered to the testing principles in the Software Development Lifecycle.
  • Reported and managed software issues and test activities throughout the software development lifecycle.
  • Attended project meetings to report on status of testing, communicated issues, enforced QA standards and policies, and set QA schedule.
  • Created the QA department from ground up
  • Leading a team of 3 QA team members

Senior Test Engineer

Confidential, Danbury CT

  • Extensively involved on reviewing the Software Specification documents. Made a tremendous amount of contributions in the outcome of these documents.
  • Reviewed/ approved system documentation such as System Design, Manuals, and Functional Specifications.
  • Interpreted product design documentation to create, maintain and update test plans and test cases based on CMM, IEEE standards as well as to ensure quality and reliability standards
  • Performed White Box, Black Box, SQL database, user acceptance, and regression testing on incremental releases of the software (Web Based application- using SQL database)
  • Validated code delivery against specifications utilizing established quality assurance policies and procedures
  • Interacted closely with System Engineers, Project Manager and development staff
  • Conducted testing on products at specified stages during the production process, including, but not limited to, functional, regression, and system
  • Developed testing scripts and other utility programs necessary to test.
  • Conducted installation testing of Web-based products to ensure successful install at client site
  • Execute test plans against incremental builds as well as release candidate builds.
  • Labeled and Built the code to ensure a successful build
  • Logged defects found during the testing in Clear Quest and duplicated problems for developers if necessary.
  • Tracked and verified corrections and ensure completion
  • Recorded test data, applying statistical quality control measures and procedures
  • Reported outcomes of testing to appropriate development personnel for corrective action as needed.
  • Actively participated in the Development Life Cycle Methodology via attending design meetings, evaluation of proposed software enhancement, etc.
  • Assisted in formulating and establishing quality assurance policies, standards, operating procedures, and departmental and company goals
  • Provided work and timeframe estimates required to perform quality assurance testing within product release cycle guidelines to project manager
  • Lead a group of 3-4 in house QA and 3 offshore QA in 5 different projects

Senior Test Engineer

Confidential, Fairfield CT

  • Extensively involved on reviewing the Software Specification documents. Made a tremendous amount of contributions in the outcome of these documents.
  • Reviewed/ approved system documentation such as System Design, Manuals, and Functional Specifications.
  • Logged and documented trouble reports found in testing.
  • Duplicated problems for software and hardware engineers and provided specific information to engineers such as dump, logs and traces.
  • Developed and maintained test requirements, test plans, test matrices, and test suites (white box) for various components based on CMM, IEEE standards.
  • Executed test plans against incremental builds as well as release candidate builds.
  • Actively participated in the development of a variety of test suites including functional, regression, stress/load, etc. Participate in software test automation projects in order to minimize manual testing (Web Based application- using SQL database).
  • Performed White Box, Black Box, SQL database, user acceptance, and regression testing on incremental releases of the software (Web Based application- using SQL database)
  • Reported interim and production release test results, and provide rapid feedback on the overall quality.
  • Worked closely with development engineers to help identify and isolate problem areas in the product.
  • Configured, installed, set up, and maintained test configurations during various testing cycles.
  • Attended project and test team meetings as necessary.
  • I received the Company's Employee Recognition Award for my hard work, dedication, and finishing the job ahead of the schedule.

Senior Software Engineer

Confidential, Wallingford, CT

  • Participated in software test automation of the PSAX product in order to minimize manual testing
  • Assisted in preparation of software quality assurance plan for each product release
  • Supervised, reviewed and executed software test procedures manually
  • Assisted in preparing Validation Report and participate in product release process
  • Reviewed Quality Assurance documentation at each phase of Quality Assurance
  • Performed all tasks necessary to produce quality software product and follow Corporate Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Logged the defects found in a defect tracking and bug management system
  • Provided directions to team members to find and report problems effectively
  • Designed/ generated defect tracking reports as required by project management
  • Coordinated with Development team in resolving bugs
  • Assisted in maintenance of the Quality System

Application Software Engineer

Confidential, Rochester, NY

  • Participated in the reviewing the Software Specification documents.
  • Designed and developed software systems (using C and C++) based on CMM, ISO, IEEE standards needed for control systems include coding, testing, integrating and documenting for KCRC project in Hong Kong, EJE, and METRA in Chicago.
  • Maintained existing Code and modify code to customers' satisfaction
  • Traveled to Hong Kong, LA, and Chicago to implement and test the software.
  • Participated in project or task definition and time estimates.
  • Documented completed tasks according to accepted standards to aid in future interpretation and modification of assigned projects.
  • Developed and maintained technical competence in the use and application of computer software, hardware and programming language.
  • Interfaced with the vendor, customer and management to better understand the Control System Application.
  • Translated the specification and programs of the Control System Application into operating instructions for the end user.
  • Developed and designed the FAT procedures based on IEEE standards for EJE, and METRA projects in Chicago, and TFM in Mexico. Extensive interacting with the software testing and FAT plans.
  • Supported all the employees in my department as they needed PC support.

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