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System Engineer Resume

New Jersey, NJ

Experience Summary:

  • Over 6 years of experience as Quality Assurance Tester with Client-Server and Web-based software applications with effective use of QA and Testing practices.
  • Performed QA testing on Data-warehousing projects with reporting tools like Cognos.
  • Proficient in Manual Testing and also automated testing tools like HP (Mercury Interactive) Test Suite-Quick Test Pro, Win-Runner, and Quality Center.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in all stages of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) beginning from initiation and definition to deployment and support.
  • QA Experience in all phases of life cycle, including requirements gathering, risk analysis, project planning, scheduling, testing, defect tracking, management, and reporting.
  • Worked extensively in developing the Test Plan, Test Scripts, Test Cases, Requirements, and executing for both Manual and Automated Testing
  • Expertise in various testing techniques like Smoke Testing, Regression testing, User acceptance and Media Testing, Load testing, and Performance testing.
  • Expertise in multilingual testing to ensure the browser support for multiple languages.
  • Experience in Developing and Maintaining Test Scripts, analyzing bugs and interacting with development team members in fixing the defects.
  • Ability to work in Multi-Platform Environments like Windows, UNIX.
  • Familiar with Perl and shell scripting.
  • Sound domain knowledge of Business Intelligence domain.
  • Extensive experience with MS office tool’s Like MS-Word, Excel, Access.
  • Strong knowledge of MS SQL.
  • Good communication skills, team problem solving ability, analytical and programming skills in high speed, quality conscious, multitasked environment.
  • Good understanding of technical trends, architectures and highly motivated to know more about latest technology, new software and products.
  • Ability to work in team as well as alone.


Testing Lifecycle Tools:

Mercury Quality Center, RTC

Test Automation Tools and Framework:

QTP, Winrunner 7.5

Defect Management Tools:

Clear Quest, Trakweb, Mercury Quality Center

Programming Languages:

C, C++, Perl, Shell


SQL, DB2, MS Access, Oracle

Operating Systems:

Windows XP/Vista/Server2003/Server2008, UNIX

Web Technologies:


Configuration Management Tool:

Microsoft Visual Source Safe

Other tools and software’s :

Microsoft office Suite, MS Project, MS SSAS, DB2OLAP, VMware, XML spy, HTML

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.

Confidential,Senior System Engineer
Feb 2011 to current

Project 1
Client: Confidential,
Description: Cognos is the world leader Business Intelligence (BI) and performance management solutions. It provides world-class enterprise BIsoftware and services to help companies plan, understand and manage financial and operational performance. The project involved working on their Cognos Series 7.4 / 7.5 Suite where we manage enhancements, customer requests and do manual as well as Automation testing of the product with continuous interaction with development team.

  • Designing of test specification, Requirement test plan, Component test plans and schedules test strategies for the applications and executed them.
  • Automating Various IBM Cognos Powerplay products (e.g.; PowerPlay Client, Powerplay Web, Powerplay XL and Powerplay Data Services) using QTP.
  • Web based testing for Powerplay Web ensuring its functionality is working correct with different web settings.
  • Creation and execution of manual test-cases for PPWEB, for any new feature added.
  • Writing Manual Test cases for various applications.
  • Perform Smoke test of the application Pre & Post deployment of the application on QA Environment.
  • Work closely with development team during build creation and build testing.
  • Install, Uninstall and troubleshoot the Cognos suite in various platforms (UNIX and windows) manually as well as through automated scripts and find and report if there is any bug.
  • Multilingual testing for Powerplay Web to ensure the browser support for multiple languages.
  • Handling Media verification testing and acceptance testing for Cognos suit.
  • Execute test scripts (manual) as well as Automation and validate the application functionality in maintenance release (MR) cycles on UNIX as well as Windows.
  • Responsible for defect management includes logging, tracking and closure of the Defects and issues identified during the functional testing of the application using Clear Quest and Trakweb.
  • Perform Regression testing after retesting the defects to make sure the fixes do not have any negative impact on the application. Maintain and update regression suit.
  • Involved in Sanity Testing, GUI Testing, Functional Testing and User Acceptance Testing.
  • Store and maintain test documents such as manual/ automated test cases, test results and other testing cycles related docs in the Perforce (Repository for test documents).
  • Tested the Compatibility of the web pages in different browsers such as Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari on multiple platforms.
  • Identify, document and track defects, anomalies and potential improvements identified during ad-hoc testing.
  • Worked closely with the development team to solve the problems encountered in the test scenario run.

Environment: Cognos 7.5 BI suit, Windows XP/ Vista/ NT/Server 2000/2008, UNIX, Perl, QTP 9.0, IIS,
DB2OLAP, MSSAS 2000, MSSAS 2005, VMware, Beyond Compare, MSSQL.

Confidential,Client – Confidential,
Role: Senior Software Tester
Jan 2008 – Feb 2011


  • As a member of Cognos Powerplay team, Model generation through Transformer, cube creation, report creation by client and publishing.
  • Independently handling Power Play Data services (PPDS) and 3rd party OLAP Driver (3POD) Module which includes execution of smoke tests, regression suits and bug Verification.
  • Creation of third party OLAP cubes (MS SQL Server Analysis Services, DB2 OLAP), to use them with various IBM Cognos products. ((including PowerPlay, PowerPlay for Excel, PowerPlay Web, IBM Cognos Visualizer, IBM Cognos Planning, and IBM Cognos Finance)
  • Take care of day-to-day activities as part of the Cognos-QC team in, Pune.
  • Responsible for Test planning, monitoring and control of the project.
  • Responsible for creating Test Strategy and documentation for the data migration.
  • Responsible for creating test plans, test scenarios in quality center.
  • Responsible for the defect tracking in Clear Quest.
  • Responsible for daily handoff to onshore team on the testing tasks done for the day.
  • Responsible for creating Induction manual for the project team.
  • Responsible for transversal testing and Online Data check.
  • Responsible for performing regression testing
  • Responsible for automation of the web based applications.

Confidential,Feb 2006 – Dec 2007
Client – Confidential,
Role: Software Tester

Project’s worked:
1. Legal process updates for customer base


  • Take care of day-to-day activities as part of the Testing Team in Infosys Technologies Ltd.
  • Responsible for creating test plans, test scenarios in quality center.
  • Responsible for the defect tracking in Quality Center.
  • Responsible for creating test strategy planning for the project.
  • Responsible for test scenario execution.
  • Responsible for logging and tracking defects in quality center.
  • Responsible for daily handoff to onshore team on the testing tasks done for the day

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