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Sr Consultant Resume

Boston, MA

SUMMARY:

  • Senior Manager having diverse experience in Information Technology with focus on analysis of application software for Financial Services including Investment Management, Retirement Services, Commercial Banking domains and Retail Corporate Finance.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Self - starter, quick learner, good team player and have the ability to work independently in time sensitive environment.
  • A results oriented BAQA hands-on manager /lead who is able to maintain projects from inception to completion by maintaining project enthusiasm, a consistent view of the big picture and working the necessary details to completion. 10+ years of experience in managing, coaching and providing direction to the project stakeholders in a quality assurance environment.
  • Excellent BAQA experience in various stages of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) including requirements gathering, risk analysis, project planning, scheduling, testing, defect tracking, system management, and reporting.
  • BAQA lead with expertise in all phases of testing for client/server and Web applications.
  • Experience reviewing and building the automation feasibility studies, ROI Analysis, automation framework (keyword driven, data driven and hybrid) with reusable libraries, object repositories, functions.
  • Thorough understanding of the best industry standards in SDLC, QA practices and in delivering the audit compliable project artifacts.
  • 12+ years of experience working on onshore-offshore models and managing offshore resources
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.
  • Volunteer and flexible to work off hours to achieve best results from global teams in projects, willing to travel.

FINANCIAL DOMAIN KNOWLEDGE:

  • Thorough understanding of financial services, capital markets and variety of financial instrument types including equity, structured fixed income products and derivatives, options, forex, Trading and Settlement concepts, trade lifecycle and Straight through Processing (STP), order routing, FIX (Financial Information Exchange) protocol and SWIFT.
  • Thorough understanding of Portfolio/Investment Accounting Systems. Worked on Eagle Confidential and PACE.
  • Familiar with data integration frameworks including Tibco Messaging.
  • Good knowledge on General Ledger Structure, Chart of Accounts, US GAAP rules, Sarbanes Oxley compliance, Settlement and Reconciliation process, mutual fund accounting, Retirement services Investment work flows including Transfer Agency, trading, NAV valuation, Fund performance, trading, cash and share position settlement and end to end cycles.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

SDLC methodologies: Waterfall, spiral, RUP, Agile

Requirements Management Tools: Use-case Models, Rational Requisite Pro

Business Modeling Tools: Rational Rose, MS Visio, UML

Testing Tools: HP ALM/QC, Bugzilla, Clearquest, Win Runner, Jira,QTP, Load Runner, JMeterSelenium

Operating Systems: UNIX, Sun Solaris, Red Hat Linux, Windows NT/2000, AS-400, Mainframes

Tools: Basic knowledge in Java/Visual Basic 6.x, Crystal ReportsDatabases, DW, BI Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, SQL/PL SQL, SQL, TOAD, MS Access, Teradata, OBIEE

Web Technologies: ASP.NET, HTML, XML, JavaScript

Software/Applications: MS Project, Microsoft Office

PROFESSIONAL EXPERINCE:

Confidential, Boston, MA

Sr Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Projects include Paydown and sink payment processing for MBA/ABS securities. Reviewed complex workflows associated the functionalities and surrounding calculations.
  • Created requirements, strategy for test cases involving ABS securities in Eagle Confidential system.
  • Created Test Plan for unit, System Integration, UAT, parallel and service s testing. Analyzed the test data needs.
  • Built Traceability matrix.
  • Hired, trained offshore test team and directed and monitored the offshore work for testcase creating.
  • Provided management on test metrics for overall QA effort, test case writing and test execution efforts.
  • Managed global teams from India and Poland. Performed onshore-offshore coordination.
  • Generated Test reports, which clearly communicated test results, concerns, and project status with an emphasis on project risk including defect rates.
  • Interacted with business and development teams to understand and resolve defects in all phases of project life cycle.
  • Worked for best work output in an offshore-onshore model.
  • Streamlined the test requirements, steps and logical reasoning and sequence in test cases; brought visibility to the expected results.

Confidential, Malvern, PA

Sr.BAQA Lead/QA Advisor

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewed application maintenance and testing needs of Confidential ’s corporate action business process flows such as managing Corporate Action Announcement, creation of composite/golden record, managing Elections, managing Entitlements and the process of determining Eligibility.
  • Reviewed and analyzed the Value Stream mapping of group functions such as incident management, change management, release planning, elevation planning, interact with various shared services such as DBA, Security, Compliance, Internal Controls, Production support (PCoE) teams.
  • Analyzed upstream messages, validation rules, exception processing etc from GSTMarkit and various custodians ; downstream data flow needs, SWIFT messages., messaging ques, messaging standards MQ, SWIFT, TIBCO etc,.
  • Analyzed SWIFT 2017 standards testing strategy.

Environment: Contorl- Confidential, MQ, TIBCO, Jenkins, Oracle, Linux, MS Project, HP QC/ALM

Confidential, Buffalo, NY

Sr BAQA

Responsibilities:

  • Formalized the process for Epic/ User story understanding and knowledge transfer among offshore and onshore teams; Reduced the unproductive efforts.
  • Got the End - to-End process flow test cases and building of Regression Test suite initiated.
  • Directed and cleared ambiguity for apt traceability coverage by duly implementing QC entity changes.
  • Revamped the Status Reporting Metrics keeping various audience and stake holders need in view.
  • Involved in creating proposals from SLK to MTB for additional resources for change requirement implementation and automation testing by duly quantifying the efforts.
  • Planned and initiated action item identification for ETL Testing, Webservices Testing and UAT testing across teams.
  • Streamlined ramp-up and ramp-down procedures in a global onsite- offshore model and alleviated the mishaps in the process.
  • Handled several other misc. QA manager functions such as conducting Triage meetings, bringing collaboration between offshore and onshore team etc

Environment: MS Project, HP QC/ALM, IBM BPM Process Engine, IBM Blue work Lives, Oracle Database, HP UFT

Confidential, Charlotte, NC

Sr.QABA

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewed, analyzed and streamlined the requirements and test harness strategies for Fixed Income calculation methods such as of YTW, YTM, Yield to Next Call, Yield to Next Put, Accrued Interest for fixed coupon non-callable and callable bonds.
  • Prepared roadmap for testing Trade booking workflow including trading capture, fills and placements, trade allocations, trade executions, trade confirmation and settlement.

Confidential, Boston, MA

Sr.BAQA Lead/QA Advisor

Responsibilities:

  • Eagle Confidential Scheduler reset for Unity Financial Reporting, Negative coupon Payment processing and Journal entry generation, Security Manager Composite process for Overlay function, Reuters Windows Server Upgrade etc.
  • Worked on Eagle Confidential components such as Message Center, SRM, Pricing Center, PACE Data warehouse, Work Flow Manager, Confidential processing engine and Scheduler, Confidential frond end panels. Testing include mimicking several Fund Accounting and Fund Administration user roles.
  • Coordinated software development and testing with offshore teams, and tracked defects in HP ALM.
  • Liaison between business units and development teams during all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Directed transmissions team in the creation of FTP/SFTP data transmission profiles to third-party vendors for the automated delivery and receipt of pricing valuation data.
  • Generated test plans and validated the functionality of both soft and hard edit checks for automated solutions; leveraged PL/SQL to generate queries of Oracle database tables.
  • Established processes in newly created QA organization, created templates for Test Management functions.
  • Managed global teams from India and Poland. Performed onshore-offshore coordination.
  • Involved in building hybrid automation framework for regression test cases in Test Complete.
  • Developed, maintained and tracked quality assurance metrics.
  • Generated Test reports, which clearly communicated test results, concerns, and project status with an emphasis on project risk including defect rates.
  • Interacted with business and development teams to understand and resolve defects in all phases of project life cycle.
  • Drove Quality Management practices throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Worked for best work output in an offshore-onshore model.
  • Streamlined the test requirements, steps and logical reasoning and sequence in test cases; brought visibility to the expected results.
  • Quantified Test case writing effort which made easier to monitor and report progress, created report templates suitable to individual project situations- templates include test execution progress graphs; weighted and proportionate allocations of effort and progress to team members carrying different loads.
  • Created and maintained Quality Center (QC) instance for Regression Test Case Repository and performed QC administration.

Environment: Eagle Confidential and PACE, Filezillaw, MS Project, HP ALM/QC, Test Complete, Jira, Unix, Oracle Exadata, PL/SQL, SVN, Maven, Jenkins

Confidential, Enfield, CT

Sr.QA Lead/Test Process Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Worked as client side QA lead overseeing the quality of test cases (around 6500 in number) and test execution for the IDT project conducted by the software services vendor (Cognizant) team.
  • Reviewed and verified the work of 6 cognizant onsite QA leads and 25 to 30 offshore test analysts; work involved 6 different key business capabilities such as Investment Administration, Investment Valuation, Investment Trading, Investment Accounting, Investment Reporting and Investment Reconciliation.
  • Identified a sample size of 3200 test cases for internal audit by using data mining techniques, pivot tables and by creating customized queries in HP QC report dashboard.
  • Directed the QA team in identifying the right test conditions for around 1200 test cases, increasing test coverage by 20%
  • Reduced the test timelines by 15% by identifying around 18% redundant test cases in the test plan sets.
  • Rectified test execution process errors by synchronizing the Design doc, Test case framework docs, feed fie extracts in a single location at test case folder level.
  • Recommended apt public views in QC report dashboard in a large integration execution effort so that the defects are assessed by business capability and sub-business process area.
  • Evaluated the QA phase risk and gave recommendations for UAT and other phases of testing.
  • Validated test data in OBIEE reports by cross checking in Teradata tables and views using SQL queries; verified the feed file generation, transfer from the source systems and receipt at target systems by checking the log files; compared and validated file layout details.
  • Established rules for Test data valuation for complex end to end business process flows.
  • Contributed effectively in identifying key negative test scenarios for UAT testing duly customizing to Confidential Retirement Systems business flows.
  • Coordinated and managed the internal test audit effort of 9 SMEs
  • Streamlined the traceability doc and made it compliable to external audit by duly referring to multiple requirement, change requirements and design docs.
  • Provided reports to management on QA risks and risk mitigation strategies; concise estimates on effort timelines, resource needs and status metrics.

Environment: MS Project, HP ALM/QC, SRM, Phoenix TA, Deltadata FUNDlinx, VPA, Teradata, Informatica, Maestro Job Scheduler, OBIEE

Confidential, Woonsocket, RI

Advisor, Quality Assurance ( Sr QA lead/Manager)

Responsibilities:

  • Managed Corporate Systems Portfolio for all test planning, documentation and execution of functional, system and regression tests with a view to uncover defects which led to the overall quality of the applications worked for.
  • Participated in scheduling of target dates for testing deliverables, prioritized and monitored activities to meet such dates; successfully managed concurrent projects
  • Actively involved in reviews and provided feedback on Requirements, Design documents and Specifications from testing perspective.
  • Planned, directed and coordinated the test environment set up and test load schedules
  • Reviewed test script automation feasibility study and ROI analysis

Systems: Ariba, Oracle database, Hyperion, Essbase, Teradata, OBIEE.

Confidential, Philadelphia, PA

Sr Systems QA Analyst /Sr QABA lead

Responsibilities:

  • Worked on several Wachovia to Confidential merger related initiatives and SWIFT changes projects.
  • Worked on Charter consolidation (report validation), AFS bridge, Hogan bridge, PMAX (validate revenue elements), Midas DDA (validate UK DDA transaction migration), J systems integration (validate Correspondent bank transactions), SWIFT BIC change, SWIFT 2011 standards, Asia trade line migration to Midas (International Accounting entries to Nostro/Vostro accounts), SWIFT 2011 (validate SWIFT transmission of MT7XX, 4XX series from US, UK and Asia offices).
  • Developed QA test strategies, test plans to meet the business requirements

Environment: Oracle 10g, AS400, SQL, HTML, SWIFT, HP Quality Center, Rational Clear Quest, Windows office XP 2003, Outlook, MS Share Point.

Confidential, Merrimack, NH

Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Assisted the QA Manager to establish Functional test requirements for trade lifecycle process enhancements, including new system development, new functionality, version upgrades, and reporting requirements
  • Translated technical, functional and business requirements into re-usable test case scenarios.

Environment: VB.NET, Oracle, AS400, SQL, HTML, Mercury Quality Center, Rational Clear Quest, Windows office XP 2003, Outlook, MS Share Point.

Confidential, Boston, MA

BA/QA Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Worked on the Trade Order Management implementation of London Trading Desk.
  • Designed the Test Plan duly coordinating with the other sub-team leaders to minimize duplicity of test conditions.

Environment: VB.NET, Oracle, AS400, SQL, HTML, Windows office XP 2003, Outlook, Toad

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