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Qa Lead Resume

Summary of Qualifications

I am working as a test lead in my current role with expertise in executing software testing projects, including hands-on testing experience with many enterprise applications/products, environments, and testing methodologies. Highlights of my skills are as follows:

  • Total 9 years IT experience and 8 year experience in software validations for Insurance, Credit Card, Printing and Technology domain.
  • 2 years of software development experience in Windows Platform on VBScript, C#, Java, C++, C, XML)
  • Extensively worked on Test Plan/Strategy, System Testing, Functional Testing, API testing, Test Automation, Test Reporting and Onsite/Offshore model
  • Established Test and defect management process and adherence to existing organization standards.
  • Assess and communicate risk associated to testing.
  • Collaboration within and outside Test Team to achieve desired end result.
  • Well versed with installation and troubleshooting process for Windows, UNIX and Macintosh platforms.
  • Accountable for timely and quality test deliverables throughout the project life cycle.

Technical Skills

Testing Tools: QTP, WinRunner, LoadRunner, Silk Radar, Silk Test, Vantive, QualityCenter, JMeter, MS ACT, Dr. Watson, PairTest, Rational PureCoverage
Languages: COBOL, C, C++, C#, Java, Visual Basic, Visual C++
Operating Systems: Windows Family of OS, UNIX, Macintosh, Mainframe
Miscellaneous: SQL Server, SharePoint Server, Visual Source Safe, QuarkXpress, Lotus Notes, XML, DOM, SAX, SOAP, WebSphere, IIS, Netscape, Apache

Certifications

  • Certified Software Test Engineer (CSTE), QAI Orlando, Florida.

Professional Experience

Contract Services May 2009 to Present
Test Lead | Confidential
Key Technologies: CICS, Hogan, Share Point, Clear Quest, HP Quality Center

  • Managed and executed testing activities for Hogan’s CIS and Integrated Deposits Systems.
  • Contribution in requirement analysis, Test Planning, Traceability Matrix and Test design for the projects planned across the releases.
  • Identify and satisfy test resource needs.
  • Delegated and Coordinate Test design and Execution tasks with offshore team.
  • Conducted meeting/walkthrough and get approval for test deliverables, Test estimation, defect triage reporting, and training material development.

Contract Services May 2006 to May 2009
Test Lead | Confidential
Key Technologies: OS 390, CICS, DB2, JCL, ColdFusion, Hyperion Brio Query, Mobius, QTP, HP Quality Center

  • Managed and executed testing activities for more than 12 projects related to property casualty insurance application (Legacy, internet/intranet) implementations on goal state platform.
  • Contributed in requirement analysis, Test Planning, Traceability Matrix and Test design/execution for the projects planned throughout the year using HP Quality Center.
  • Planned and published Cycle Calendar for Test Execution. Coordinated cycle requests to Release Team.
  • Identify and satisfy test data and resource needs.
  • Delegated Test design and Execution tasks among the test team. Coordinated out-side of test team to validate the system e.g. RTM, Vendor team, 3rd party service provider.
  • Conducted meeting/walkthrough and get approval for test deliverables, Test estimation, defect triage reporting, and training material development.
  • Automated Regression test scripts using HP-Quick Test Pro.
  • Supervised the testing activities of a vendor’s team on behalf of the client for a group of internet/intranet applications. This project was a new initiative of the client and posed challenges of distributed team and multi-vendor management.

Contract Services February 2003 to May 2006
QA Lead | Confidential, 2005 to May 2006
Key Technologies: J2EE, CICS, DB2, Lotus Notes, SilkTest

  • Contributed in requirement analysis, Test Planning, Traceability Matrix and Test design/execution for the projects planned throughout the year
  • Conducted and Participated in review meetings,
  • Test design and identified test data and resource requirement.
  • Defect Tracking and status reporting.
  • Automated regression script with Silk Test.
  • Worked with multiple projects concurrently. Collaborated with different stakeholders during test design and execution.
  • Mentored other Test Analysts.

QA Lead | Confidential, October 2003 to January 2005
Key Technologies: Windows Servers, IIS, SharePoint Server, Kanisa, SQL Server, Vantive, MS Application Center Test, SOAP, C#, Jaws tool

  • Lead Test Design Engineer for three content search enterprise applications and one content creation and workflow management system(similar to Documentum)
  • Planned and executed System Test, Functional Test, Integration Test and Regression test using Product Studio.
  • Prepared daily and weekly status report, Postmortem report, and readiness review report.
  • Performed back-end validation querying SQL Server, IIS and Event log of multiple servers.
  • Designed and Executed Webservice testing.
  • Performed browser compatibility and accessibility testing using JAWS tool.
  • Installed and configured Window Services, Web servers, Application servers and Sharepoint.
  • Provided end-to-end validation of products at all points in architecture. Transitioned project from onsite to offshore.

QA Lead | Confidential, February 2003 to September 2003
Key Technologies: OS390, J2EE, CICS, DB2, DAVOX dialer, WinRunner, Mercury Quality Center

  • Studied system architecture. Provided test design and developed test cases.
  • Planned and Executed System Test, Regression Test for Credit Card Contact Center Application implementing Inbound and outbound call feature.
  • Identified test criteria for data mining, managed versions for test artifacts, and collaborated with business analysts, project leads and test data team.
  • Tracked defects and allocated tasks during script execution.
  • Coordinated with onsite technical team and business team for smooth Test Execution. Provided status reporting.

Confidential, December 2001 to February 2003
QA Lead
Key Technologies: Windows/Macintosh Servers, Visual C++ 6.0, XML, DOM, QuarkXpress, Quark Document Management System, Zion App Server, JMeter, Silk Radar

  • Responsible for test design and execution of a functional test, as well as other QA activities for the QuarkDDS application.
  • Designed and developed test harness programs and libraries in VC++ to validate the QuarkDDS APIs.
  • Designed and developed a test harness program for XML toolkit 1.0, which implements DOM 1.0 specifications recommended by W3C.
  • Performed integration testing by developing stubs and driver for XML toolkit.
  • Performed Code coverage analysis using Rational PureCoverage.

Contract Services January 2001 to November 2001
QA Analyst | Confidential
Key Technologies: BMC PATROL, UNIX, Linux, Window Servers, Web Servers, App Servers (Apache, IIS, Weblogic, JBoss, Netscape, Tomcat), UNIX Shell Scripts, Mercury Test Director, Vantive

  • Designed and executed Functional, Localization and Compatibility testing using Test Director and Vantive.
  • Testing of end-to-end application monitoring, events correlations from multiple sources for internet services including Web Sites, Web Applications and Internet services such as FTP, SMTP and POP3
  • Designed and tested Globalization/localization and compatibility testing
  • Installed and configured software for testing pre-requisite viz. Apache, IIS, Weblogic, Netscape server and services on Microsoft OS and UNIX platforms viz. HP, SOLARIS, AIX, UNIX, and Linux.
  • Developed UNIX shell scripts and Patrol Scripts during the testing process.
  • Monitored processes, services and event-logs, during test execution.

Contract Services April 2000 to December 2000
Software Engineer | Confidential
Key Technologies: OS/390, CICS, IDMS, COBOL, Visual C++ 5.0, Visual Basic, Keyboard Hooks

  • As a team member of the FACT Maintenance project, contributed in impact analysis, design and coding of program modules.
  • Coordinated with client representative for requirement gathering and technical issue resolutions.
  • Designed and developed a windows platform utility tool with Visual C++, Visual Basic and Keyboard hooks.

Education

  • Masters of Computer Applications (MCA)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)

Employment

Confidential, Jun 2006 - Current
Confidential, Feb 2003 – May 2006
Confidential, Dec 2001 – Jan 2003
Confidential, Jan 2001 – Dec 2001

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