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Business Analyst/qa Analyst Resume

Stamford, CT

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

  • A Business Analyst/QA Analyst with 7 years of experience with an understanding of Business Process Flows, Case Tools and Business Analysis. Generated models to depict business processes and information flows.
  • Expertise in conducting requirement gathering sessions, feasibility studies and Impact Analysis, Cost/Benefit analysis, Risk analysis & management, base lining acceptance criteria.
  • Very Strong with Data Warehousing: analysis, modeling, manipulation (ETL), mapping, have used Front End tools like TOAD, SQL Analyzer, SAS, PL/SQL Developer etc.
  • Strong Knowledge of SDLC, RUP, Agile (Scrum) methodology and ASAP.
  • Expertise in managing several projects simultaneously for the whole project life cycle.
  • Highly skilled in the use of UML, BPMN, RUP and Requisite Pro.
  • Solid understanding of Use Cases, Sequence Diagrams, Collaboration Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, and Class Diagrams, Data Flow Diagram, ERDs.
  • Extensive experience in the development, implementation, deployment & integration strategies within a team oriented environment, utilizing quantitative & qualitative analytical skills.
  • Hands - on with various computer programming languages including C, C++, JAVA.
  • Excellent knowledge of SAP modules especially CRM, SD, BW, MM, HR etc. Experience with SAP configuration and Portal.
  • Extensive knowledge of e-commerce, loan, debit card, credit card, credit card application process, electronic payment processing, stocks, commercial and retail banking, Financial Statement Analysis, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Inventory Management, FX Trading, and mortgage industry.
  • Good knowledge of the payment processing industry and hands on experience working on FX and Options Trading Applications.
  • Proven expertise in gathering, analyzing and documenting business requirements and developing Business Requirement Document.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in GAP Analysis, SWOT Analysis, Financial Statement Analysis, analyzing industry and market trends.
  • Rich experience in coordinating Joint Application Development (JAD) Sessions and effectively interacting with on-shore and off-shore business users across multiple locations.
  • Extensive exposure to various SDLC Methodologies like Agile, Waterfall, RUP.
  • Strong understanding of Investment banking, Bonds, Equities, and Portfolio Management.
  • Experience in conducting various analysis including ROI, AS-IS and TO-BE, GAP, Cost-Benefit analysis and Risk Analysis.
  • Proficient in UML - Use case Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams and Class Diagrams.
  • Experience in working with the QA Testing Team, assisting in the creation of Test Plans and Test Cases and also UAT (User Acceptance Testing)
  • Good working knowledge of MS Visio, MS Projects, and MS Office tools.
  • Performed GAP Analysis and Cost Benefit analysis by identifying existing technologies, documenting the enhancements to meet the end state requirements.
  • Analytical, methodical, and resourceful approach to problem solving.
  • Identifying and documenting root causes and corrective actions to meet short- and long-term business and system requirements.
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX).

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Project Management Tools: Microsoft Office tools Namely MS Project, MS Visio, MS Access, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and MS PowerPoint

SDLC/Design Methodologies: Unified Modeling Language (UML), RUP, Agile, and Waterfall

Requirements/Document Tools: RationalRequisite-Pro and RationalClear Quest

Testing Tools: Quality Center and Quick Test Pro (QTP), Test Director

Modeling/Design Tools: Rational Rose and Microsoft Visio

Operating System: Microsoft Windows

Data Analysis and Financial Modeling Tools: MS Excel (Pivot tables, Vlookup, Macros) VBA and SQL

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Stamford CT

Business Analyst/QA Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Conducted user interviews at both in-house and client locations, gathered and analyzed requirements using RequisitePro - RUP.
  • Designed and developed Use Cases, Activity Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams, OOD using UML
  • Identified, researched, investigated, and documented business processes and Use Case Scenarios.
  • Performed Gap analysis by identifying existing technologies and subsequently documented the enhancements to meet the end state requirements.
  • Conducted workflow, process diagram and gap analysis to derive requirements for existing systems enhancements
  • Gained working knowledge of investing in money market through detailed analysis.
  • Exposure to Calls, Loans/Depos, Terms, Repos, Securities, CDs, FRAs, Futures/Options, Interest Rate Swaps, Cash Pay/Receivables, FX Arbitrage, Futures contracts, forward contracts, options and swaps.
  • Assisted with user testing of systems (UAT), with developing and maintaining quality procedures, and with ensuring that appropriate documentation was in place.
  • Performed system test, integration test, functionality test (positive and negative), and re-test and regression test.
  • Undertook responsibilities for identifying and documenting business rules and creating detailed Use Case and Conducted User Acceptance Testing.
  • Worked with development and testing teams to accomplish timely release objectives.
  • Used detailed knowledge of application features and functions to assess the scope and impact of business needs throughout analysis.
  • Acted as an intermediary in understanding how IS carried out business functions and assisted in ensuring the timely and effective implementation
  • Developed timelines for project delivery, and managed projects and resources to successful completion
  • Acted as a liaison officer for projects with other corporate departments, including Executive, Legal and Information Services as well as vendor relationships.
  • Was responsible for all project documentations
  • Extensively worked on Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

.Environment: Microsoft Office suites (Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel, Rational requisite pro, Outlook, Project, Visio), Windows, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, UML

Confidential, Dallas, TX

Business Analyst

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Acted as the primary liaison between the Business users and the development team.
  • Assisted the Project Managers in the development of standard project documentation.
  • Identified, researched, investigated, analyzed, defined and documented business processes.
  • Conducted user interviews, gathered requirements, analyzed the requirements using Rational Rose, Requisite Pro - RUP
  • Collaborated with the Project Managers in the development of weekly and monthly status reports and documentation of process flows, policies and procedures.
  • Designed and developed Use Cases, Activity Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams, OOD using UML and Business Process Modeling.
  • Extensively worked with Risk Management, Mortgage Loan Servicing, and Commercial and Residential mortgage, CMBS, MBS.
  • Was Integrally involved in categorizing Mortgage Pre-payment risk, Risk Analytics for MBS, Loan Servicing, Loan Ordination, MBS, CMBS, Secondary Mortgage Market, Escrow and Reserve Administration, Escrow processing, Escrow Analysis, Non-Escrow Loans Collateral Inspection and Monitoring, Property Inspection, Income and Expense Statement Review, and Inspection Report.
  • Analyzed the existing reports, reporting system.
  • Stayed updated on SEC changes and adjusting financials and/ or reporting procedures accordingly to stay in compliance with GAAP and SEC requirements.
  • Assisted in the preparation of timely and accurate SEC financial reporting information so that important business decisions can be made based off of the results.
  • Assisted in the preparation and support of the complex and detailed quarterly and yearly financial statements and review.
  • Assisted in the maintenance of historical financial statements and most other financial information for the company.
  • Also developed training materials and executed user training.
  • Used Rational Clear Case and Clear Quest as Configuration Management and Change control tools.

Environment: Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio), UML, and SQL.

Confidential, NY

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for continuous process improvement and for identifying and maintaining a clear and measurable Development Process that is deployable throughout the enterprise using RUP.
  • Developed prototype of new information processing application. Facilitated collection of requirements from system users and preparation of business requirement documents using Rational RequisitePro that provided appropriate scope of work for technical team to develop prototype and overall system.
  • Gather Business Requirements, analyze data/workflows. Defined the scope, financial projections and Cost/benefit analysis. Progressed from Problem Statement to well-documented designs.
  • Assisted Project Teams in preparing Software Requirement Specifications (SRS), Software Design Documents (SDD), User Interface Design, designing of Application Architecture & Database Modeling.
  • Worked as an Interface between the users and the different teams involved in the application development for better understanding of the business and IT processes.
  • Proactively transformed the textual-based platform-specific architecture requirements into stable platform independent model products.
  • Analyze Business Requirements from Black Box testing perspective. Reviewed Test Strategy and Test Plans to ensure that test cases reflect user needs for the functional, User Interface, Performance, Usability and Security requirements.
  • Followed a structured approach to organize requirements into logical groupings of essential business processes, business rules, and information needs, and ensure that critical requirements are not missed.
  • Followed the UML based methods using Rational Rose to create: Use Cases, Activity Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams, and Collaboration Diagrams.
  • Identified Test Harnesses, which assisted QA effort in reducing the redundancy of Automation Scripts and made them more reusable.
  • Involved in generation of test data inputs for both positive and negative data to enhance Recovery/ Failover testing.
  • Coordinated work plan between project manager and client with Microsoft Project; implemented and managed migration process & developer fixes; retested fixes; scheduled and tracked progress for team members of project through completion.
  • Establish Incident Reporting and Change Control procedures using ClearQuest.
  • Using RUP provided technical leadership and expertise in reorganization of a complex End-to-End Testing effort and performed System analysis and organizational review of existing QA process.

Environment: MS Project, MS Visio, MS Office, SQL Server, SQL, Windows/Unix, Requisite Pro, Rational Rose,