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Test Lead Resume

Austin, TX

SUMMARY

  • Resourceful, self - motivated, results driven Senior Software Test Engineer and Test Lead with 14 years of increasingly responsible hands-on experience in performing testing activities and a Certified Scrum Master. Highly effective in delivering quality applications based on mainframe, database, web and web-based client server technologies across various domains. Possess valuable transferable skills including analyzing data, paying attention to detail, working towards goals and achieving results within tight deadlines.
  • Certified Scrum Master from Scrum Alliance.
  • Detailed knowledge of SDLC including different testing methodologies like Agile and Waterfall.
  • In Depth knowledge of Software Testing Life Cycle STLC starting from planning, designing, execution and defect logging.
  • Expertise in using bug tracking tools like JIRA, HP ALM Quality Center, Bugzilla.
  • Detail oriented with the design, development, and implementation of test plans and test cases.
  • Proficient in writing test cases and test steps, tracking the defects, mapping test cases to requirements in RTM, making pass-fail reports, maintaining test scripts for both Functional and Non-Functional requirements.
  • Extensive knowledge of system integration testing methodologies, defect tracking systems, and Quality Assurance process.
  • Excellent in Smoke Testing of application to confirm that the basic functionality of the system is working correctly once deployed in test environment as part of Entrance Criteria.
  • Well versed in performing Positive Testing, Negative Testing, Functional Testing, Component Testing, Integration Testing, System Testing, Regression Testing and coordinate User Acceptance Testing UAT .
  • Successfully tested small scale and large-scale applications. Experience in performing Black Box testing on web based and client-server-based applications.
  • Proficient in back-end testing using SQL queries, Database Validation, generating reports to ensure data integrity and validate business rules.
  • Expertise in performing verification and validation with the Business users.
  • Strong contributor in team goals and cross-functional team tasks.
  • Good team player and have ability to work independently in a time sensitive environment.
  • Knowledge of automation tools like QTP UFT and Selenium to perform regression and smoke testing.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Received individual recognitions and awards multiple times in different projects for my contribution and performance. Received appreciation emails from different Clients as well as internal management.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Languages/Application: C, C++, Java, SQL, Python

Operating Systems/Platforms: Windows 95/98/NT/2000/sever 2003/XP/vista/7

Database: SQL Server 2000/2005/2008 , Oracle 9i, Microsoft Access

Packages: PSPICE, Quartus II, MATLAB, LAB VIEW, SILVACO

HD languages: Verilog

SQA Tools: ALM 12.0, Quality Center, Use Case Modelling, UML, SOAP UI, TFS, Bugzilla, JIRA

Automation Tools: UFT QTP, Selenium

Batch Scheduler: Tidal

Microsoft Technologies: Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2007, Windows SharePoint Services 2.0/3.0, Microsoft Designer 2007, InfoPath 2003/2007, Microsoft Front Page 2003, MS Office, MS Excel

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Austin, TX

Test Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Utilizing the appropriate testing methodology, analyzed the testing requirements as the basis for developing testing scenarios for a test level to be executed on the project.
  • Designed testing scenarios and test cases that will demonstrate conformance to all functional and non-functional requirements, relative to the test level, as defined in business or technical specifications.
  • Lead, coordinated and tracked testing efforts and provided feedback to management on testing status.
  • Worked closely with BA, Development and Test teams to coordinate testing efforts across multiple levels of testing.
  • Executed tasks related to the production of the Test Plan, test cases, test scripts, and test data. Use NVDA to test the site accessibility for 508 Compliance.
  • Analyzed the results of the testing process and recommended appropriate solutions. Defined, identified, collected, and organized detailed information relating to testing requirements.
  • Regularly interacted with the project team to gain an understanding of the business environment, technical context, and conformance criteria. Understood and used appropriate automated testing processes and tools effectively.
  • Observed and analyzed test results and effectively communicated findings in writing and verbally. Documented all the observed test issues. Worked diligently to resolve them and reported progress on problem resolution to management.
  • Supported knowledge management and collaboration through participation in testing discussions, communities and improving testing collateral through lessons learned. Provided time and resource estimates for specific tasks.

Environment: All Fusion Gen, Java, Balsamiq Wireframing, Enterprise Architect, Sonar Qube, NVDA, WAVE web accessibility, Evaluation Tool, Siteimprove Accessibility Checker, Jenkins, TortoiseSVN, Oracle, Dynatrace, Bugzilla.

Confidential, Dublin, OH

RTLS Test Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Assisted in the creation of local Test Plans and scripts to be used for facility level testing efforts. Developed testing estimates in partnership with site leads and program leadership.
  • Coordinated and tracked testing efforts at the facility level, and provided feedback on testing status. Worked with internal and external teams to coordinate testing efforts across multiple levels of testing.
  • Travelled to and executed testing at various facilities on an as needed basis. Ensured commitments are delivered on time, to specification and with quality.
  • Actively understanding various testing efforts required and provided test strategies, plans and guidance to local facility testers. Monitored and reported on progress of test process as well as test planning and execution.
  • Mentored and provided guidance to new testers on test practices to improve efficiency, speed and quality of implementation. Communicated frequently with teams through group meetings and individual sessions, ensuring test issues and other observed input are heard and addressed.
  • Worked with the automation testing tool, Selenium for smoke testing.
  • Observed and analyzed test results and effectively communicated findings in writing and verbally. Assisted in the creation/coordination of test data availability.
  • Documented all the observed test issues. Worked diligently to resolve them and reported progress on problem resolution to management.
  • Made assignments of testing tasks and testers as required. Collected and facilitated the creation of testing metrics. Defined testing environment needs and ensured delivery from clients, partners and internal teams.

Environment: Intelligent InSites, Centrak, Pentaho, OAT Foundation Suite, AEMS/MERS Interface, Maximo, Interface, ALM, Microsoft BI, Selenium, SAS Analytics.

Confidential, OH

Testing Specialist

Responsibilities:

  • UsedAgile Methodology (Sprint & scrums) and respective testing at various phases of life cycle of application development. Involved in daily stand up and scrum meetings.
  • Worked closely with business analysts and product owners to gather business requirements while implementing the different types of taxes.
  • Prepared High Level Test cases for integration testing per the requirements analysis.
  • Prepared test scenarios and test cases as per Functional and Technical design documents for different Tax types.
  • Worked with job scheduler for submitting and monitoring the batch jobs.
  • Defect reporting and bug tracking using ALM. Worked efficiently with developers by updating the defects and resolving them and tracking the status
  • Worked with SOAP UI to test the web services and respective WSDL files developed.
  • Worked with the automation testing tool, QTP for regression testing.
  • Delivered test results in appropriate format for approval of the project team. Documented all the test cases, scenarios and procedures involved in the testing strategy appropriately.

Environment: Java, JSF, Spring Framework, JPA, Stored Procedure, XML, FileNet, SOAP, WSDL, ALM, QTP, XHTML, IBM Cognos, SQL, WebSphere Application Server.

Confidential

Testing Specialist

Responsibilities:

  • Attended application walk-through and review requirement meetings for stage 4(EPIC 4) interfaces to understand the scope.
  • Responsible for creating test cases and executing the test cases for change controls.
  • Defect reporting and bug tracking using TFS (Team Foundation Server).
  • Worked with Tidal job scheduler for submitting and monitoring the batch jobs.
  • Maintained Traceability Matrix to track the requirements to the test cases to ensure complete test coverage.
  • Identify inadequacies and improvement opportunities in methods/standards and recommend changes.
  • Stay current on established tools, techniques and technologies.
  • Establish and maintain security, integrity and business continuity controls and documents.
  • Documented all the test cases, scenarios and procedures involved in the testing strategy appropriately.

Environment: ASP. Net, TFS, Oracle, IBM COGNOS, SQL Server, Windows XP.

Confidential, MI

QA Release Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Utilizing an appropriate testing methodology, assist in developing a test plan for a test level to be executed for a project, as specified in the testing strategy for the project. Assist in the preparation of estimates for the performance of the various test activities like staffing plan, release notes etc. defined in the test plan.
  • Initiate and address the tasks of Deployment Processing, Data Extract Processing and correct environment usage. Monitor and verify that all necessary tasks are completed for the successful starting of a test cycle.
  • Manage the execution of the test cycle and monitor the daily progress of all testing activities and make changes as and when needed to accommodate the completion of the test cycle in scheduled time
  • Generate the appropriate reports using JIRA and ALM to monitor the testing activities and the progress and assist in generating the Test Results document for the completed Test Cycle.
  • Identify inadequacies and improvement opportunities in methods/standards and recommend changes.
  • Stay current on established tools, techniques and technologies.
  • Establish and maintain security, integrity and business continuity controls and documents.
  • Documented all the test cases, scenarios and procedures involved in the testing strategy and addressed the creation or modification of test cases as per the comments recorded in ALM during the testing cycle.
  • Coordinate between the BA, Test and Development teams through virtual rooms to address any unresolved and backlog issues/defects.

Environment: ASP. Net, ALM 11.0, ALM 12.0, SQL Server, Windows XP, Windows 7, SOAP.

Confidential, MI

Testing Specialist

Responsibilities:

  • Design complex testing scenarios and test cases that will demonstrate conformance to all functional and non-functional requirements, relative to the test level, as defined in business or technical specifications.
  • Strong functional knowledge of driver and vehicle modules and the respective interfaces.
  • Review and analyze test results to confirm, establish and communicate the cause of discrepancies and used JIRA and ALM to record all the defects against appropriate module in BAM.
  • Extensively used SQL query statements to verify the data integrity and validation between the front-end values with the backend database values of the application.
  • Performed Smoke Testing, System testing, Component Integration Testing, User acceptance testing, Regression testing and Third-Party web testing.
  • Stay current on established tools, techniques and technologies.
  • Establish and maintain security, integrity and business continuity controls and documents.
  • Documented all the test cases, scenarios and the testing procedures involved in Share point for the future reference of team members and new hires.
  • Using QTP to generate automated test scripts and executing the generated scripts as part of smoke testing at the start of every test cycle.

Environment: ASP. Net, ALM 11.0, SQL Server, Windows XP, SOAP, Agile.

Confidential, Cincinnati, OH

Programming Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Changing the look and feel of the portal website by working on Master Pages and Themes.
  • Customizing the Sites created by working on CSS files using SharePoint Designer 2007.
  • Creating & managing workflows using SharePoint Designer 2007.
  • Review and analyze test results to confirm, establish and communicate the cause of discrepancies and used Quality Center to record all the defects.
  • Documented all the test cases and scenarios involved in the testing strategy appropriately.
  • Assist in the preparation of estimates for the performance of the various activities defined in the test plan and worked on load balancing and performance testing of the website.

Environment: MOSS 2007, WSS 3.0, Microsoft Office Designer 2007, SQL Server 2005.

Confidential, Arlington, VA

Programming Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Participated in interaction with team lead, DBAs and technical manager to fully understand the requirements of the new system.
  • Involved in Creation of database, tables and procedures to update data.
  • Involved in writing scripts to check for duplicate records, delete/modify them depending on the business rule.
  • Created DTS Packages to load data from Source like Excel, SQL 2000, and MS Access.
  • Created and scheduled jobs that run the respective DTS packages.
  • Involved in Data Migration of the data to the current database.
  • Tested and debugged all the scripts to test the validity of the data after the export/import/delete were done.
  • Documented all steps involved in the migration process for future reference.
  • Assist in the preparation of estimates for the performance of the various activities defined in the test plan and worked on load balancing and performance testing of the application.
  • Wrote test cases and scripts using MS SQL for testing the migrated data.
  • Monitoring performance and optimizing SQL queries for maximum efficiency.

Environment: SQL Server 2000, Query Analyzer, Enterprise Manager, DTS Designer, SQL Profiler, Windows XP, MS Excel, MS Access.

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