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Qa Lead Resume

SUMMARY

  • Lead Quality Assurance Analyst with more than 9 years of experience in Financial services.
  • Proficient in developing Test Strategies, Test Plans, Test Cases and Test Scripts based on Business and Systems Requirements specifications.
  • Excellent experience in Testing and Supporting Front Office Electronic Trading applications.
  • In depth experience in testing Smart Order Routing business engines and Order Management systems. Proficient in the usage of Front Office GUIs and Testing Tools.
  • Extensive Hands - On experience in testing financial applications using FIX Protocol.
  • Good knowledge of complete Order Life cycle, Front Office to Back Office.
  • Experience in implementing and usage of Test Management tool, Mercury Quality Centre.
  • Hands on experience in Testing AML and Compliance Business Models.
  • Extensive experience on Sybase, SQL Server Databases; developing and executing complex Queries to test model behavior and logic, creating Test Data to simulate Test scenarios.
  • Proficient in Data Analysis of large Transactional and Trade Data Sets.
  • Experience in Business Analysis activities, including Requirements Gathering, analysis and creating Functional Specifications.
  • Testing Experience with both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
  • Good experience in working with and leading geographically distributed teams.
  • Hard working individual with excellent inter-personal and communication skills and eagerness to learn new business lines and tools.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

QA Lead

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Lead Quality Assurance efforts for Global Real Time Indices Platform group, utilize knowledge of business products and real time market data and processes.
  • Manage multiple projects; work in a dynamic, agile environment, coordinating with geographically distributed teams.
  • Evaluate requirements and define Test designs and approaches; manage testing tools and oversee test preparation, execution, and automation.
  • Ensure proper and timely configuration of test systems and environments while contributing to the continuous improvement of the testing methodology and testing techniques.

QA Lead

Confidential, NJ

Responsibilities:

  • QA Lead for Compliance and Anti Money Laundering group. Act as SME for Quality Assurance activities across geographically distributed teams..
  • Define Test Strategies and Test Approach for all projects in Surveillance IT. Work closely with Business Analysts and Users to formulate QA Strategy.
  • Design, Develop and Implement Test Plans, Test Cases and Test scripts for implementing new models and enhancements to existing Compliance and AML Business Models.
  • Test and validate Surveillance Models output as Actimize Alerts and BO reports.
  • Extensive usage of Database tools, SQL queries for Test Data creation and Data analysis activities.
  • Perform ETL and Data Warehouse testing.
  • Maintain Mercury Quality Centre as test management tool for Surveillance IT.
  • Usage of issue tracking tool, JIRA and content management tools like MS Sharepoint
  • Create UAT plans, conduct User Acceptance Testing, and obtain business sign off.
  • Facilitate resolution and communication of cross-application/organization architectural issues and decisions.
  • Work on Ad Hoc Business User Requests to generate Wire scans and Fincen search results.
  • Create Data Specifications document and Business Requirements Document.
  • Participate in Project Management activities, including creation and maintenance of Project Plans and other project metrics, issue logs.

Senior QA

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Conducted Functional testing of Smart Order Routing Business Engines.
  • Performed Regression testing, Integration and System testing of Smart Order Routing engines involving orders received from multiple upstream systems, like Algorithmic Trading engines and Order Management system.
  • Conducted Stress and Load Testing of Business Engines and Functionalities by populating bulk orders and simulating multiple order actions.
  • Conducted User Acceptance Testing exercises and provided ongoing Application Support.
  • Defined Test strategies and developed Test Cases, Test Plans and Estimates for Testing of Smart Order Routing Business Engines..
  • Extensively used Electronic Trading GUIs, FIX order entry tool, Aegis Client Simulator and Perl scripts.
  • Performed Testing with Market Data Simulators and Exchange Simulators to simulate Market Data and Exchange behaviors.
  • Worked with developers in creating test data and templates for Automated Testing Tool Repository, Test Harness.
  • Traced process logs in UNIX/LINUX to confirm engine behavior and business logic.
  • Created QA Process Reports like Monthly Defect Count per Release per Application and prepared QA Schedule and Estimates.
  • Provided Release Support and Release Notes with functionality and configuration details to Production Support team for Release Rollout.
  • Performed Agile Testing and Quality Assurance activities on Emergency Patches and Releases.
  • Closely interacted with Business team for Requirements Gathering, analysis and creation of Functional testing document from Business Requirement documents.

QA Team Lead

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • QA Team lead for a group of 4 people. Acted as primary interface for QA team for developers, production support team and end business users.
  • Supported and Tested Order Management and Algorithmic Trading systems, Derivatives-Futures and Options, Fixed Income, Direct Access, Private Wealth Management, and Institutional front office applications.
  • Conducted Testing through Sales and Trading GUIs and FIX protocol.
  • Formulated Release Management process for QA environment.
  • Configured Job scheduling tools like Autosys and Cron.
  • Interacted with Business users on gathering business requirements and simulating test scenarios to get UAT Sign Offs.
  • Created project management reports for project progress, status and issue reporting.
  • Participated in recruitment of QA team members and actively mentored new resources.

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