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Test Lead Resume

Cary, NC

SUMMARY:

  • Have 15+ years of IT industry experience in Software Development and Testing with business domain experience in Retirement Income Solutions, Mortgage, Property & Casualty Insurance, Banking and Financial Services.
  • Test lead with exposure to automation frameworks by leading automation team working on scripts and enhancements
  • Experience in manual and functional testing, by collaborating and leading testing teams along with hands on experience in database testing, web based testing, UI testing, Infrastructure, Technology upgrades, software/platform migrations, batch jobs executions and stand alone application testing.
  • Exposure in testing applications running in Selenium and Cucumber frameworks.
  • Expertise in testing applications running in Windows, Mainframe platforms, migration, upgrade and enhancement projects.
  • Tech lead and Developer experience in analyzing, developing, enhancing, testing and supporting applications running on Mainframes using Cobol, JCL, VSAM, DB2 and other Mainframe utilities.
  • Expertise in performing proxies API testing, web services testing using Soap UI and Postman working on migration project from Data power to Apigee.
  • Experience working on ETL tool Informatica in upgrade projects and acted as a single point of contact for all the QA deliverables and sign off.
  • Experience in both Agile and Waterfall methodology.
  • Expertise in Banking and Financial Services domain especially in Cards and Payments area.
  • Expertise in Insurance domain with Annuity Customer Experience, Mortgage, Origination, Life, Group Insurance, Property and Casualty, Auto insurance.
  • Experience as Testing Senior in preparing test plan, strategy, writing test cases, setting up the test environment, executing the system test cases, running automation scripts, autosys batch jobs, documenting the results and coordinating with various stake holders.
  • Worked with major clients like AXA, Prudential, Safeco, Confidential, First Data, Confidential, Confidential Bank, Confidential, Confidential .
  • Expertise as Tech Lead involving in various SDLC phases like Analysis, Design, Development, Testing, Application support, production support, quality reviews, capacity planning, effort estimations, team management.
  • Exposure to BA role by translating the Business requirements into functional specifications and interacting with development teams and customers closely.
  • Experience as a Systems Analyst by analyzing the existing system, documenting and providing business solutions feasible to the customer.
  • Expertise in Analysis, requirements gathering, mapping requirements to design, writing up High level designs and detailed designs.
  • Expertise in gathering requirements from client by participating in BSD calls, getting clarifications and finalizing the requirements.
  • Expertise in interacting with business and leading teams to provide high quality deliverables using comprehensive testing methodologies.
  • Participated on design and code review walk through with the client on all the major enhancements.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills, providing leadership to team members to ensure well defined, developed and tested quality deliverables resulting in maximizing client satisfaction.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Operating System: OS/390, Windows

Programming Languages: Java, COBOL, JCL, Visual Basic

Automation Framework: Selenium, Cucumber

Product: Vitech V3

Technologies: Mainframe, Data warehousing

Database: DB2, SQL, VSAM, Oracle

Tools: Informatica, Apigee, Autosys, QTP, Beyond Compare

Web services Tools: Soap UI, Postman

Defect/Bug Tracking Tools: HP Quality Center, Jira

Scripting Languages: JavaScript, VB script, HTML

Other Utilities: File Master, File Aid, Xpeditor, Move to Legacy, Jobtrac, Changeman, FTP, Abend - Aid, QTP, QC Claim File, Endevor, Spufi.

MANAGEMENT SKILLS:

  • Successfully managed complex projects as Project Lead and managed team size more than 15 members
  • Experience as a Test Lead by working along with offshore team, managing daily tasks, issues, removing blockers, participating in business meetings and providing application support at onsite.
  • Experience as a Tech Lead by working along with offshore team, being SME to applications, managing the tasks and providing successful deliveries
  • Have come up with initiatives that could improve the productivity and have implemented the same.
  • Follow-ups on any open issues till its successful fix/closure. Project delivery under stringent timelines and high pressure.
  • Exceptional ability to maintain and build client relationships, able to comfortably converse with all aspects in the client organization.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Effective communication skills and record for coordination between distributed teams.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Cary, NC

Test lead

Responsibilities:

  • Lead automation team for Docker project running in Selenium and Cucumber business data driven framework.
  • Worked by collaborating with various teams from onshore and offshore to get the day to day activities delivered on time without any schedule slippages.
  • Conducted daily stand up meetings to review the day to day progress, issues and blockers the teams are facing.
  • Analyzed the Vitech V3 application and prepared test plan and test scenarios
  • Analyzed change requests and performed test cases automation, executed automation scripts, did functional testing, end to end testing, defects retesting of all the ACE products that are in the release plan.
  • Configured the plan and job setup to trigger the scripts using Bamboo tool.
  • Deployed and promoted the code using UCD.
  • Conducted defect review meetings and clarifications with business, development teams and other stake holders like Vitech.
  • Worked with UAT leads and business to review test strategies, change requests, and plan for the upcoming releases
  • Participated in ART sync up meetings, PI planning and various other scrum calls.
  • Provided status to the customers in the form of status reports daily and weekly basis on various products that are tested.
  • Ensured issues and defects are properly tracked in JIRA and followed up to closure.
  • Around 234 Informatica folders that were modified based on the version compatibility were tested out in collaborating with upstream, Informatica and downstream applications and the stake holders.
  • Provided QA sign off for all the components that are tested and ready to be deployed to production.

Tools: JavaScript, Selenium, Cucumber, Bamboo, UCD, Windows, Vitech V3, JIRA, HP Quality Center

Confidential, Mc Lean, VA

Tech Lead and Senior Tester

Responsibilities:

  • Worked on origination and underwriting system upgrades and testing, by interacting with BTO, upstream and downstream teams
  • Also worked on other core applications of Confidential by executing various test cycles and providing quality deliverables.
  • Lead automation teams and automated test cases and functional scenarios, wherever feasible for the Confidential applications running in Selenium and Cucumber frameworks.
  • Analyzed the applications identified for testing and prepared test plans.
  • Prepared test cases based on the requirements
  • Executed the test cycles, automation test scripts for various rounds of testing for the applications in Factory team
  • Executed jobs running in Autosys Unix environment.
  • Executed automation scripts based on the needs for testing.
  • Created defects in ALM and coordinated with developers for resolution
  • Reviewed and coordinated with offshore on project activities and deliverables.
  • Prepared test summary document SIT results documents, defect summary and report, provided application support until warranty closure.
  • Reviewed with business by providing test results walkthrough and obtained sign off from the business.
  • Interacting with business customers for requirement gathering, estimation of tasks and project planning, identifying and resolving issues
  • Being a SME for the MF OUS, SLA applications and various other core applications of Freddiemac
  • Review and Coordinate with offshore on project activities and deliverables.
  • Responsible for overall quality and timely delivery of all offshore deliverables
  • Conduct KT sessions to new-comers in the team.
  • Conduct Defect review meetings, publish metrics, status reports on regular basis
  • Follow up with business and get sign off on the deliverables
  • Facilitate the supporting documents for Project Audits (from Auditors) or Surveys, from the Business

Tools: Windows, Java, Cucumber, Apigee, MF OUS, SOAP UI, Postman, HP ALM, QTP, Putty, Autosys, Beyond Compare, HP Quality Center

Confidential, Auburn Hills, MI

Tech lead/BSA

Responsibilities:

  • Worked with upstream, downstream, offshore and testing teams in developing 100+ MF components, executing various test cycles and providing quality deliverables.
  • Have developed MF components with respect to Stan OTP files, Fraud suspect report, Profile rule report, Bank control parameter report, Fraud audit trail report.
  • Executed the test cycles for various rounds of testing for the applications EXC, IRI, XAA, CFD, Cold reports
  • Performed adhoc tasks like files extraction using FTP from Trips server, rerun test jobs due to defects, incorrect formats, etc.
  • Preparations of Inbound Outbound data for every test cycle, which acts as key information for Hogan cycle execution.
  • Reviewed and coordinated with offshore on project activities and deliverables.
  • Created the Prod special jobs for the files interfacing with XAA and PEP application.
  • Prepared data for Deployment Plan for all the Mainframe interfaces by coordinating with the core team in the project.
  • Taken care of install activities such as GDG bases requests, change control forms, prod special requests, promoting components, scheduling change requests.
  • Coordinated with scheduling team in reviewing the job scheduling requests and finalizing them.
  • Provided KT to offshore and BSO (support) team
  • Provided application and Install support until warranty closure.
  • Resolved issues, incidents during warranty and support
  • Worked as BA for Currency Transaction Reporting Upgrade replacement.
  • Responsible for translating the Business requirements into functional specifications with respect to CTR
  • Interacting with business customers for requirement gathering, estimation of tasks and project planning, identifying and resolving issues
  • System study and disseminating the information within the team
  • Responsible for overall quality and timely delivery of all offshore deliverables
  • Have conducted business KT to offshore team to understand the application functioning.
  • Facilitate the supporting documents for Project Audits (from Auditors) or Surveys, from the Business

Tools: Mainframes - Cobol, JCL, Mainframe utilities such as File Aid, Endevor, CA-7.

Confidential

Tech lead

Responsibilities:

  • Performed coding in mainframes and unit test the developed application for Confidential modules.
  • Performed system and integration testing by executing various test cycles.
  • Supported the application enhancements for 14.1 major install
  • Participated in peer reviews providing feedback and managed the project team
  • Took part as a project lead and C20 lead by creating tasks, assigning to team and tracking until closure
  • Reviewed and tracked all the team deliverables and provide quality code to the customer.
  • Participated in weekly status calls with onsite team and discussed on the outstanding issues, tasks completion, take away, etc.
  • Effectively managed issues and escalations in the team.

Tools: Mainframes - Cobol, JCL, VSAM, DB2 and Mainframe utilities such as File Master, Endevor, CA-7.

Confidential

Project lead / Developer

Responsibilities:

  • Enhanced and maintain third party credit card processing applications running in MF.
  • Built new architecture based on the requirements and provide feasible solutions to the customer.
  • Gathered and analyzed the requirements from client, write up designs, perform coding and testing the applications in mainframe.
  • Analyzed the existing application and provided architectural solutions
  • Participated in BSD calls to gather the requirements from client, get clarifications on the same on need basis and finalized the requirements
  • Participated on design, code review walks through with the client on all the major enhancements of First Data.
  • Also, as a project lead, assigned tasks to the team and tracked the same until closure
  • Participated in peer reviews, status calls and effectively managed the outstanding issues and escalations in the team

Tools: Mainframes - Cobol, JCL, VSAM and Mainframe utilities such as File Aid, Endevor, CA-7.

Confidential

Developer and Test Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed and enhanced the R&A application running on Mainframe based on the requirements and design.
  • Participated on requirements gathering call with the client and finalized the requirements.
  • Developed components in Mainframe by developing various tools which support the application.
  • Set up the test environment during system testing and test the existing as well as the developed application
  • Set up various jobs in JCLs according to the development iterations and test the enhanced application.
  • Prepared unit test set up, write unit test plans, execute the unit test cases and test the developed applications.
  • Developed tools in Rexx and Visual Basic based on the system and customer needs.

Tools: Mainframes - Cobol, JCL, VSAM and Mainframe utilities such as File Aid, Endeavor, Microsoft Visual Basic.

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