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Qa Test Specialist Resume

SUMMARY:

  • I am a highly motivated and adaptable Confidential ® Project Manager/Business Analyst with a demonstrable career spanning over 13+ years, specialising in Project Management, Business Analysis and Quality Assurance within the financial industry (specifically into trading, clearing and settlement departments).
  • I am innovative and target driven with proven success in managing full project lifecycle and implementing improvement strategies to streamline and simplify processes, commanding expertise in defining requirements, budgeting, planning and change management.
  • 9+ years of experience in Project Management roles within front to back trading.
  • 13+ years of experience in BA - QA roles within front to back trading.
  • Clear understanding on front to back trading and extensive hands on exposure to some of the world’s best-known trading platforms / matching engine’s
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering complex technology projects, on time, within budget, within the agreed scope (up to $5M budget).
  • Expertise in implementation, deployment, upgrade and migration of IT applications. Extensive stakeholder management skills.
  • Ability to maintain a consistently high standard of work under pressure.
  • Excellent intercultural communication skills: worked in India, Malaysia, England & Australia.
  • Exceptional communication, collaboration & team building skills with proficiency at grasping new technical concepts quickly and utilize the same in a productive manner.
  • Experience in gathering business requirements via interviews, workshops, reviewing existing documentation and meetings with business stakeholders.
  • Business process analysis to identify business needs, opportunities and improvements and to document, AS IS - TO BE processes current state & future state.
  • Extensive experience in conducting workshops with stakeholders for requirement gathering, Project budget estimation and scoping, risk management, RFP creation, develop process maps, gap analysis, negotiation skills.
  • Hand-on experience working with agile teams and fast paced environment with rapid releases.
  • Expertise in documenting the business analysis artifacts such as Business Requirements, Functional Specification, User Stories, Use Cases, Case diagrams, Flow Charts etc and establishing the acceptance test criteria with client.
  • Collaborated with Product Owner for Product Backlog prioritization besides engaging in agile ceremonies such as Backlog grooming, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Retrospective and Sprint Review.
  • Experienced in creating Test Strategy and Plan document with approach to functional and non-functional testing covering high availability, smoke testing for infrastructure validations, database testing and disaster recovery testing.
  • Experienced in created build checklist along with smoke tests for applications as well as environment readiness.
  • Testing scope identification, gathering business requirements, impact assessment for internal readiness. Test cases identification, test-data identification and prioritisation for functional and non-functional testing.
  • Identifying testing dependencies, risks and bottlenecks and bringing them to the Management notice for resolution.
  • Conducting Defect Triage on daily basis to prioritise Defects and also highlighting testing bottlenecks.
  • Expert in conducting and helping users in Alpha / Beta / UAT release.
  • Providing UAT & QA test status and progress reports as appropriate to senior management.
  • Responsible for QA sign off to mark the end of a release.

CORE STRENGTHS:

  • Business and IT Project Management.
  • Experience In End-To-End Project Lifecycle.
  • Pre Project Phase.
  • Project Initiation.
  • Project Planning.
  • Project Execution.
  • Project Monitoring.
  • Project Reporting/Escalations.
  • Project Budget Management and Financial Reporting.
  • Project Closure.
  • Post Project Retrospective.
  • Software Delivery Methodology (Agile, Waterfall, on/off shore development).
  • Production Implementation, Data Migration, System Decommission.
  • Creation of user documentation & guides and facilitation of user training.
  • Strong Communication Skills across all Stakeholder levels.

TECHNICAL / ANALYTICAL SKILLS:

Trading Applications: X-STREAM Classic Matching Engine AKA Classic / Confidential X-STREAM INET Matching Engine AKA Confidential ME / Confidential GENIUM Clearing & Settlement / ISWAP - ICAP XW-XFE / RoyalBlue - Fidessa / Murex.

Domain Knowledge: Debt (Bonds, Repos) / Equity / Derivatives (Forwards, Futures, Spreads, Swaps, Implied).

PM Tools: Agile / Waterfall / Scrum / Microsoft Projects / PSQL / Informix / BPMN 2.0 / Microsoft Office / Confluence / Share Point / Clarity / Workday / JIRA / Confidential .

BA Tools: Agile / Waterfall / Scrum / BPMN 2.0 / Microsoft Visio / Microsoft Office / PSQL / Informix / FIX Protocol / Python Scripting / ITCH / OUCH / Sequencer / IPXS / TSMR / OMS / TMS / NEWS / Market Data

QA Tools: Agile / Waterfall / Scrum / JIRA / PSQL / Informix / Microsoft Visio / Python Scripting / Mantis / Microsoft Office / FIX Protocol / Verifix / ITCH / OUCH / Sequencer / IPXS / TSMR / OMS / TMS / NEWS / Market Data

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

Confidential

QA Test Specialist

Confidential

BA / QA Lead

Confidential

QA Lead

Confidential

BA / QA Lead

Confidential

BA / QA Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Managing full scope of BA-QA work of the project for multiple accounts.
  • Responsible for helping Product Owner in creating Epics from the Requirements Specification.
  • Responsible for creating user stories from Epic using Confluence/JIRA.
  • Responsible for prioritising user stories from the Spring Backlog.
  • Estimating user stories in Sprint Planning meeting.
  • Driving requirement workshops and stakeholder meetings. Understanding business requirements from key stakeholders.
  • Responsible for creating / maintaining / presenting, business requirement documentation, process documentation, functional specification documentation, test scenario documentation, test case documentation, JIRA tracking and reporting.
  • Negotiating deadlines with clients due to scope creep.
  • Proactively looking into client issues in order to generate confidence in the relationship.
  • BETA/UAT Lead for all BETA/UAT releases in reference to all the clients mentioned above.
  • Writing/Reviewing UAT Test Plan / UAT Project Plan.
  • Writing/Reviewing UAT Test Scenario/Cases.
  • Proactively providing feedback to developers early and often on ways to keep quality at check with the features they are working on.
  • Work collaboratively with PM, DEV and QA teams, to develop a strong understanding of the project and its objectives.
  • Development of As-Is and To-Be process maps and work instructions / procedure documents for matching engine covering front office, middle office and back office trading flows.
  • Creating / maintaining Test Approach / Test Strategy / Test Pan / Test Condition documents.
  • Creating test cases from test condition / scenarios. Creating Python scripts for test cases.
  • Creating, maintaining and presenting weekly defect and test progress reports to Senior Management.
  • Evaluate existing manual test cases and compile gap analysis to show what new test cases and scenarios should be updated for the testing phase.
  • Ensuring Test coverage across all test types (Automation, Functional, Non-Functional, Usability and Performance) and end to end responsible for new version release.
  • Responsible for all QA Sign offs from Alpha to Beta to UAT release cycles.
  • Defect & Test Management using JIRA/Mantis. (Reporting, Tracking, Closure).

Confidential

PM / BA

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible and Accountable for defining and controlling project costs, scope, goals and deliverables.
  • Responsible for planning and scheduling project timelines and milestones.
  • Responsible for creating full-scale project plans and associated communications activities.
  • Responsible for effectively communicating and managing expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Responsible for creating / maintaining / presenting, business requirement documentation, process documentation, functional specification documentation, test scenario documentation, test case documentation, JIRA tracking and reporting.
  • BETA/UAT Lead for all BETA/UAT releases in reference to all the clients mentioned above.
  • Writing/Reviewing UAT Test Plan / UAT Project Plan.
  • Writing/Reviewing UAT Test Scenario/Cases.
  • Responsible for tracking milestones and deliverables throughout the project life cycle.
  • Responsible for Identifying and managing project dependencies and critical paths.
  • Proactively managed change requests in project scope, identified potential risks and devised contingency plans.
  • Defined project success criteria and disseminated them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.
  • Conducted project retrospective reports in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
  • Created master project plans and stage level project plans helpful for managing large scale projects.
  • Managing early identification of issues and risk, raise alerts and get these resolved at the same time optimize and manage resources for all the projects.
  • Responsible for achieving high customer satisfaction and build great customer relationships. Primary contact for the customer regarding technical questions and issues.
  • Responsible for key stakeholder management involving Front Office Traders and Back Office teams and stakeholder’s requirements capturing and organising interviews / workshops.
  • Own and coordinate all customer incidents and ensure that they are monitored, regularly updated and resolved.
  • Responsible for writing incident reports for Very High and Critical production incidents.
  • Responsible for managing and delivering all software releases to the customer.
  • Owner of customer incidents and defects. Ensures that they are planned, addressed and communicated.
  • Conducted weekly and monthly status reporting and conference calls including defects, incidents, release status, risks etc.

Confidential

Senior QA Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Working on SIT & UAT for the financial market project.
  • Performing the role of Gatekeeper in UAT cycle.
  • Actively participating in Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Backlog Log Grooming and Retrospective Meetings. Adhering 100% to SCRUM - AGILE Model.
  • Providing Quality Assurance across all Development Activities on Sprint basis.
  • Requirements understanding from the Product Owner / Business Analysts.
  • Test Management carried out using hp Quality Center 10:
  • Creation of Test Cases using TDD / BDD approach. Analysis for Creation of Test Cases
  • Executing Test cases in QA & DEV environment.
  • Participated in Test Case walkthroughs, inspection meetings
  • Defect Management using hp Quality Center 10. (Reporting, Tracking, Closure)

Confidential

Senior Test Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Writing complex SQL queries required for Testing
  • Executing the project as per Scrum-Agile Model.
  • Test Management carried out using hp Quality Center 10:
  • Defect Management using hp Quality Center 10(Reporting, Tracking, Closure).

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