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Sr Qa Tester/qa Lead Resume

IllinoiS

SUMMARY:

  • More than ten year experience of Quality Assurance Testing i.e. analyzing design specs, writing functional and regression test plans and scripts, setting test environment, conducting inter - platform & inter-modular testing. Also experienced with Software Testing tools & Methodology, Bug Tracking and metrics
  • Extensive experience in planning and testing architectural upgrades. Tested several projects like upgrade of Unix to Linux upgrade, 32 bit to 64 bit upgrade, Sybase to Oracle conversion and conversion and optimization of application from single threads to multi-threads for large financial applications.
  • Expertise in creating test environment and recreating the issues and test scenarios.
  • Special skills include data mining, business analysis, simulating the issues in test environment and resolving complex problem solving.
  • Application metrics management relating to performance, availability, application modules utilization and outage analysis for preemptive action to fix the likely problems.
  • Development of several tools to do regression test, data copying/synching tools to simulate production environment in test environments, auto reporting of business errors/task messages to business partners after processing of global night-streams.
  • Experience of working with automation tools like ALM, Selenium etc. for testing and maintaining metrics.
  • Extensive experience in creating test plans, test scripts, test execution and defect tracking for complex application as well as infrastructure upgrade projects.
  • Very experienced in doing diverse kind of testing i.e. Functional testing, Regression testing, GUI (Client Interface testing), backend testing using SQL and Linux scripts, Performance testing, Load Testing, Smoke testing, negative testing and interface testing across different platforms (mainframe, Linux, Windows etc.) and between different applications.
  • Experienced in requirement analysis, requirement matrix, requirement gap analysis and risk analysis and risk mitigation planning
  • Extensive skills in planning, estimating and managing testing efforts involving Back-end, Front-end (User Interface testing), Regression Testing, across the application and across the platform testing.
  • QA testing on diverse business applications i.e. Performance Analysis of Funds for Banks/Trusts, Insurance Underwriting, Claims & Accounting, Reinsurance and Billing and Rating for Land-line and Cellular Phone Industry
  • Other experiences include:
  • Project management for business applications, infrastructure upgrades and management of QA testing efforts.
  • More than 15 years of experience on all phases of SDLC
  • Experience in SQL, Linux scripts, programming languages i.e. COBOL, JAVA, C/C++
  • Experience in different databases Oracle 11g, 12c, Sybase and DB2
  • Production Support working with offshore and onshore resources
  • Source code migration planning using PVCS
  • Job scheduling on Linux and mainframe using Control-M al qualifications in management field, receptive and adaptable to change in environment & technology and experience in preparation of management reports

SOFTWARE/LANGUAGES/TOOLS:

  • C /C++ Oracle 11G/12c Agile DB2 PVCS
  • ENDEVOR UNIX Shell scripting JIRA ETL
  • JAVA .NET FOCCUS COBOL TSO/ISPF
  • WorkShop Xpediter MQ Series Control-M Selenium
  • ALM
  • SUN Solaris e-450, e-170 LINUX - RHEL 7/RHEL 5 UNIX (AIX/Sun Solaris) Mainframe/MVS Windows

BUSINESS SKILLS:

Funds/Asset Management: Performance Analysis, Rate of Return calculations of fund investments for Banks/Trusts

General Insurance: Insurance Underwriting, Claims, Reinsurance & Financial Accounting, EFT between claim adjusters, body workshops and insurance companies

Mobile Applications: Toll Rating & Air Rating and Billing applications for Confidential (SBC) Cellular

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, ILLINOIS

Environment: LINUX, Oracle 10g, Sun Solaris Linux, PVCS, JAVA with Power Builder & .NET interface as front-end, COBOL, DB2, FOCUS, CICS, Endevor on mainframe, ALM, Selenium

Sr QA Tester/QA Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Test planning, test scripts creation and test execution for complex projects relating to financial business applications and infrastructure upgrade initiatives.
  • Business requirement analysis and requirement gap analysis
  • Worked as team lead for testing several complex projects relating business process and architectural enhancement projects like upgrade of Unix to Linux upgrade, 32 bit to 64 bit upgrade, Sybase to Oracle conversion and conversion and optimization of application from single threads to multi-threads for large financial applications
  • Special skills in simulating production problems in test environment, business analysis, analyzing and resolving the problems.
  • Managing the test environment and test cases, data analysis and data transfer from other environments.
  • Data Authentication, Defect Tracking, and Performance Testing. Performed Business Function Testing, Unit Testing, Integration Testing, User Interface Testing, Back-End Testing, Regression Testing and White Box Testing, System Testing.
  • Application metrics management relating to performance, availability, application modules utilization and outage analysis for preemptive action to fix the likely problems.
  • Defect tracking using defect tracking tools i.e. JIRA.
  • Development & implementation of regression testing tool for PACE application.
  • Development and implementation of Data synching/copying tools across different environments i.e. from Production to systems testing or UAT testing.
  • Estimating, planning and executing the time-lines and testing resources, for complex Quality Assurance projects.
  • Feasibility and risk analysis for new projects or enhancements after reviewing business process technical analysis.
  • Leading Team of on-shore and offshore QA resources for managing complex projects related to investment applications.
  • Heavy usage of SQL for data validation regarding testing and authentication using Emacs, ReflectionX, SQL Developer, Rapid SQL, Power Builder
  • Planning interface and job dependencies/scheduling with external applications and heterogeneous platforms.
  • Risk mitigation planning during the life cycle of the project.
  • Managing 24X7 production support for these applications used by world-wide clientele with the help of off-shore and on-shore resources.
  • Besides business applications also managed infrastructure upgrade projects like upgrade from UNIX to Linux, Database Upgrades for the applications from Sybase to Oracle etc.
  • Used Agile as well as Waterfall methodologies.

Confidential, ILLINOIS

Sr. QA Analyst

Environment: IBM mainframe, COBOLII, CICS, VSAM files, FILEAID, MQ SERIES, WINDOWS 95, UNIX(AIX) and SYBASE using SQSH, ISQL, Exceed, MERCATOR

Responsibilities:

  • QA Testing for Pathways -EMS interface project for Clients Nationwide & GEICO.
  • Created test plan for QA testing Pathways EMS interface for these clients.
  • Successfully executed test plan on UNIX, Mainframe (EZNET & COT) and PC using Pathways. This involved setting test environment on Pathways, Mainframe and UNIX, creating appropriate test data and executing the test scripts.
  • QA Testing for Allstate Pro-EFT project for electronic invoicing and Billing on mainframe, UNIX and Pathways. Created test plan and did extensive testing of the communication of messages between mainframe and UNIX using MQseries, EXCEED, ISQL (for query on SYBASE) using EZNET mailbox etc.

Confidential, ILLINOIS

IS Consultant (Developer and QA Tester)

Environment: IBM ES9000, COBOLII, DB2, CICS, ENDEVOR, UNIX and ORACLE

Responsibilities:

  • Part of the system is on mainframe DB2/CICS and other one is on Unix/Oracle.
  • Development and maintenance of the system.
  • QA testing work: system test planning, execution and bug tracking.
  • Functional, interface testing across the applications and platforms (mainframe and UNIX)

Confidential, ILLINOIS

IS Consultant/QA Tester

Hardware Software: IBM ES9000, COBOLII, DB2, CICS, ENDEVOR, TEST DIRECTOR

Responsibilities:

  • My responsibilities involved software development, testing at unit level, subsystem testing, Business Integration Test Planning & Execution using testing tools like Test Director, Bug Tracking etc. for Message Processing module (MPS).
  • The job involved active co-ordination with users and testing & development teams for other modules i.e. Customer, Billing & Accounting etc.

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