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Qc Lead Resume

Chicago, IL


  • Over 8 years of Quality Assurance experience with extensive knowledge of testing methodologies, specializing in Mercury\HP testing tools including Quality Center ALM 11, 11.5, Quality Center Enterprise, QuickTest Pro, Jira and Selenium. Can adapt Quality Center to work in an agile environment and integration with Selenium
  • Strong expertise in all phases of software test management: defining requirements, planning testing process, test automation & execution, analyzing and reporting results, tracking and managing defects
  • Knowledge of modern programming languages, multiple communication protocols, and server systems
  • Strong SQL knowledge leveraged for data staging, data mining, and gray box testing
  • Solid background in financial analysis, mathematics and statistics; excellent quantitative and analytical abilities
  • Great technical writing, teamwork and interpersonal communications skills
  • Experienced gray box tester with strong knowledge of back end testing and automation


QA Tools: Quality Center, JIRA, Selenium, QuickTest Pro, LoadRunner, WinRunner, Elementool, REST/JASON, SoapUI, Squish, Site Catalyst, JASON, Google Development Tools, keypass, firebug, Web Services and Web API's, Angular, Putty

Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 98/2000/ME/XP/Vista/7/8, NT/2000/2003 Server, Mac OS9, OSX, UNIX, Linux

Databases: SQL Server 7.0/2000/2003 , MS Access 97/2000, Paradox, Oracle 9/10

Networking: WAN/LAN, TCP/IP, HTTP, routers, switches, FTP, TELNET, NAT, Firewalls, DNS, DHCP

Languages: C, C++, Visual Basic, VBScript, TSL, Java Script, SQL, HTML, XML, XSL, .Net

Software: MS Office, MS Visio, MS Project, ESignal (Forex, Equity), MetaStock,Mobile testing for IOS and Android


Confidential, Chicago IL

QC Lead


  • Worked closely with other members of the Development Team and Marketing to review the designs of systems, implement test plans, and test the quality of software products
  • Developed quality assurance standards
  • Defined and tracked across multiple tracks of work quality assurance metrics such as defect densities and open defect counts.
  • Lead adoption of Agile across multiple teams including those outside testing
  • Relied on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Lead and directed the work of others including those in Ireland and India
  • Worked under little to no supervision in a position that required a certain degree of creativity and latitude
  • Made a business case for and implemented conversion from manual testing that required users to perform testing on the street to simulated testing leveraging JASON and SOAP UI

Environment: Selenium, Jira, REST/JASON, Quality Center ALM, PL/SQL Developer, SQL Server Express, Oracle, SQL, Java, XML, Windows, Mobile, MS Project, MS Visio

Confidential, Chicago, IL

QA Lead


  • Lead the creation of TCOE (Testing Center of Excellence)
  • Made a business case for and implemented conversion from JIRA to QC. Created an integration approach from Selenium to QC
  • Managed a dynamic international team of four to eight testers across complex projects leveraging Waterfall and Scrum methodologies
  • Created automated test suites to test functionality cross browser
  • Utilized Web driver
  • Participated in all stages of the SDLC. Attended requirement meetings, created estimates, developed test strategies and test plans. Reviewed and created test scripts. Created and audited defects
  • Collaborated with PM’s, BA’s, Business, Developers, other test teams, and the governance body
  • Performed RCA as part of continued quality improvement
  • Created and presented daily status reports
  • Acted as a SME for the HPX Exchange
  • Pushed the “red button” in cases where there was a lack of quality
  • Leverage SQL for data mining, staging, and testing
  • Heavy focus on gray box testing
  • Leveraged automation and manual scripts for testing third party provided UI
  • Delegate work between planning, creating scenarios, review, execution among test team
  • Used JASON and Angular (developer tools) to test back end when the UI was not yet available

Environment: Selenium, Jira, Quality Center ALM, PL/SQL Developer, SQL Server Express, Oracle, SQL, Java, XML, Windows, Mobile, MS Project, MS Visio

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Quality Assurance Team Lead


  • Managed and played a part in the development, deployment, maintenance, enhancement, integration and synchronization of regression activities.
  • Involved in multiple projects covering a wide range of products. Worked across all phases of functional testing, including test planning, scripting and test execution
  • Responsible for communications with business and development communities to gather test requirements and coordinate test activities.
  • Analyzed and decomposed business and functional requirements to identify testable business scenarios.
  • Participated in the creation of test automation framework including: defining standards, naming conventions, test case template, testing procedures, project documentation and functional design
  • Created test plans, test matrixes, test monitoring and test scheduling related documentation.
  • Spearheaded meetings and client presentations, conducted QC training, provided leadership and technical training for new team members and consultants
  • Identified improvements to the SDLC process and assisted in their implementation. Focused on mitigating risk associated with testing
  • Verified the test environment to limit the risk associated with potential problem areas such as databases, applications, and connectivity to outlying factors that could create issues in the automation test effort
  • Ensured that system testing covers entire set of application components including interfaces to other applications Interpreted test results, documented and tracked defects, issues, and problems with completeness and accuracy

Environment: QuickTest Pro, WinRunner, TestDirector for Quality Center, PL/SQL Developer, SQL Server Express, Oracle, SQL, VB Script, XML, Windows XP, MS Project, MS Visio

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Test Engineer / Test Lead


  • Designed, implemented and published test plan based on product functional requirements, defined test cases, and test data. Provided testing strategy input and developed deliverables outlining the testing approach
  • Coordinated reviews of project scope, test plan, test cases, test schedules and identified project milestones & risks
  • Verified and validated that tests are conducted and documented according the standards approved by management
  • Led Quality Assurance team through development and maintenance of a comprehensive and reusable automated test scripts utilizing variety of advanced methods and techniques in order to ensure high quality of software releases
  • Continually and effectively communicated with QA manager, testers, SMEs, developers and DBAs to meet project time - lines, goals and resolve questions in prior to and during the test execution phases
  • Identified appropriate test data in relevant source systems, and in corporate this data into test scripts and expected results documents for testing activity
  • Coordinated testing resources and end-user testing activities including publishing testing schedule, defects logging, identifying and implementing solutions as well as monitoring progress throughout completion
  • Facilitated communication of issue resolution between IT and business unit to ensure adequate regression testing of any impacted functionality
  • Supported completion of QA deliverables, defect reports maintenance and change requests resolution

Environment: QuickTest Pro, TestDirector for Quality Center, Visual Studio, ColdFusion, SQL, VB Script, XML, Windows XP, VMWare, MS Project, MS Visio


JR Test Engineer


  • Participated in the creation of project framework, including: defining standards, best practices and testing procedures, creating functions, establishing naming conventions; participated in the test plan composition
  • Performed reviews and quality audits of functional requirements and specifications
  • Created new and updated existing test cases according to the business requirements and functional specifications
  • Developed multiple user-defined functions to support script interaction with applications XML and Excel data files as well as AS400 based DB2 database used to control clients and users entitlements
  • Participated in creation of web based test automation management tool designed to store test data, run automated tests and report results using the QTP automation object model
  • Utilized Mercury Quality Center to document issues found during the test automation process, suggested appropriate solutions and prioritized defects for resolution in coordination with the development team
  • Provided business guidance to the QA automation team to ensure that overall test automation process is proceeding in the appropriate direction
  • Designed test cases based on functional requirements and existing defects
  • Analyzed defects found during test execution and documented all outstanding issues and their appropriate solutions
  • Provided an ongoing knowledge transfer of techniques developed throughout the project life-cycle
  • Analyzed financial information to forecast industry and economic conditions for use in investment decision making
  • Participated in gathering and analysis of financial statements, industry, regulatory and economic information
  • Interpreted data concerning price, yield, stability, and future trends of investments; summarized data describing current and long term trends in investment risks and economic influences pertinent to investments
  • Summarized data describing current and long-term trends in investment risks and economic influences pertinent to investments; proposed specific common stocks for potential trading.

Environment: Infragistics TestAdvantage, TestDirector for Quality Center, Clear Case, Visual Studio, DB2, VB Script, XML, SQL, .NET, AS400, Windows XP

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