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Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Resume

Princeton, NJ

To seek a challenging position in Testing of GUI and Database oriented applications in the Client/Server environment and Three-tire Web Environments. Experience in Manual and Automated Testing using automated tools like SQA Suite, WinRunner & Load Runner. Experience in the areas of RDBMS, ODBC, Web based applications, Networking and Internet.

A Senior Quality Assurance Engineer with nearly 11 years of Information Technology experience, which includes nearly 5years of valuable experience as a QA Lead writing system Test plans,Test Strategy documentation, for Manual and Automated testing in both client/server & Web Browser based applications.
  • Designing and writing test strategies for various phases of testing.
  • Functional and Business testing, testing and implementation of test cases and various systems.
  • Resource planning & scheduling, participating in reviews/presentations, document control/compliance and project co-ordination with statistical update.
  • Knowledge of business data analysis & modeling, data mining andTable manipulation using SQL.
  • Experience in full Life cycle development of projects, including design specification, development, unit, functional, Regression, System, Black box, White box testing integration and user acceptance testing, validations and deployment.
  • Expertise in automation tools: Mercury WinRunner and Load Runner, Test Director
  • Experienced in analyzing technical and business specifications, writing system specifications and documentation and intensively checking the data flow in the Web and Client/Server environment.
  • Understands complex test requirements and able to formulate test planning and design approaches to support requirements; able to perform multiple responsibilities concurrently.
  • Experienced in Java, Visual Basic, VB.NET, C++, Oracle, PL/SQL, SQL, Sybase, and SQL Server development and application environments.
  • Excellent Communication and Inter Personal skills.

Confidential, Princeton, NJ Jul’06-Present

  • Managed and assigned work schedule to QA staff members.
  • Assisted in Project Assessment, Planning, Sizing, Scheduling, Team Building and Team Management.
  • Key responsibilities included mentoring QA team members, refining QA process and QA Methodologies.
  • Developed Test Strategies, Test Plans, Test Cases, Defect Reports, Traceability Matrices and Test Environments in QA Process Management.
  • Evaluated user requirements and technical requirements to determine feasibility, cost and time required for developing new systems or modifying existing systems while maintaining compatibility with existing systems.
  • Performed Integration Testing, System Testing, Regression Testing, GUI Testing, Installation Testing, Database Testing, and Smoke Testing.
  • Wrote SQL statements to test Data Conversion, Data Reconciliation, and Synchronization Process.
  • Responsible for testing and monitoring software releases and enhancements in QA Environment
  • Core functions as a Test Director Administrator, Configured and installed Test Director Server enterprise edition as well as Test Director Client software with assistance from HP support. Customized requirements and defect entities by creating user-defined fields, using Data Hiding Filter customized user views.
  • Prepared detail steps for upgrade of Test Director to Quality Center and worked closely with Infrastructure team on this project.
  • Created user groups, customized access privileges / permissions by user groups.
  • Performed Workflow management functions such as list customization, defect mailing lists, customization for defect details.
  • Managed all types of tests, test sets, conditionally running tests and change requests including defects, enhancements, issues and documentation changes using Test Director’s flexible workflow process.
  • Used project customization to create a lookup list and restrict a user group to only being able to access defined defects module. Configured the emails by selecting fields that will trigger by specifying the conditions from Configure Mail Window, set up necessary notification rules from Traceability Notification Rules.
  • Documented the Installation plan, backup plan and migration Plan for Test director Projects, Database and Domain Repository
  • Extensive experience in Performance testing. Captured business requirements for performance project, prepared detatil test plan. As project lead evaluated load and stress tools and service providers to perform this assignment.
  • Worked with third party vendors in identifying best model to meet business requirements. Worked with consultants on cloud computing model and played a key role in defining performance benchmarks for the system.
  • Hands on experience in administering UAT. Defined ‘UAT coordinator role’ responsibilities.
  • Used MS-Visual Source Safe for version control management and MS-Project for Project Management
  • Assisted in QA Dictionary creation and documentation of standard QA terminology and processes.

Confidential, NY Feb’06-Jun’06

  • Prepared detail Test plans for the WideOrbit system and test cases for the EATEC.
  • Prepared training manual for the implementations.
  • Updated TestScripts for the EATEC UAT environment .
  • Trained end users on Oracle 11i and worked with payroll for better understanding of the functionality during Proplesoft daa conversion.
  • Interacted with the analysts to better understand the requirement and discussed the same with developers to fix the bugs.
  • Support test efforts by ensuring effective communications are in place between IT Project Management, Application developers, Test teams and Business Product teams
  • Coordinating with the managers and interviewing Business owners before writing Test Plans, Test Cases and Documentation.

Confidential, NYC Apr 04’—Feb’06

  • Prepared Detailed Test Scripts and Test cases by understanding the business logic and User requirements for Manual and Automated testing.
  • Expertise in writing test scripts for UAT environment understanding the user requirements.
  • Performed Manual Testing for the Entire Application and reported the defects to the developer using Source Forge.
  • Prepared detailed System Integration Test Plan for the GRCM application.
  • Tested application in a Traditional CMMI or waterfall development model
  • Handled data on UNIX environment and written shell scripts for data search..
  • Expertise in writing SQL queries for testing the data Integrity.
  • Automated Test Scenario for GUI, Functionality, Security and Regression Testing using WinRunner.
  • Developed Database Test Scripts using Database Check Points and TSL Statements.
  • Tested the functionality of the Message Flows by successfully using the reusable automation framework and data driven test architecture.
  • Analysing the data and saving to the database for the analysts to write research on day-to-day analysis.
  • Involved in UAT and tested the interoperability of the documents in XP and NT.
  • Tested the distribution flow of the created document with the exact data pulled from different databases R1,RDS and CMS.
  • Also done the data validation of data in the Coverage which is the repository database for all the three above databases.
  • Performed cross Browser testing to ensure compatibility of the application on IE and Netscape (Testing of different versions of Browsers)
  • Identified defects and interacted with developers to resolve issues..
  • Automated the data validation of legacy files in the Equities website using Winrunner.
  • Extensively used SQL to perform transaction testing to ensure data consistency and data integrity.
  • Extensively tested PL/SQL Packages, and written some Stored procedures for some updating of the databases.
  • Tested for the documented report is getting published and distributed based on the regional server.
  • Tracking and reporting defects to the Source Forge which facilitates workflow issues and helped resolving technical issues with developers.

Confidential, NYC, NY Feb ‘03 – Mar’04

  • Mostly Involved in Stress Testing and exactly what the point where the system crashes. Created VUser Scripts for Load and Performance.
  • Mostly involved in the UAT process of the applications and modified the scripts and tested for the compatibility of the application on end user environment.
  • Good knowledge and done lot of Beta testing.
  • Solely responsible for installing and configuring Win Runner 7.6 on all clients for automated regression testing for all safe releases of the AccOrd application.
  • Created/updated and executed test plan and test cases for automated testing.
  • Created configuration and installation plans for various patch and SAFE releases of the ACCORD application.
  • Extensively used SQL to perform transaction testing to ensure data consistency and data integrity.
  • Tracking and reporting defects to the Test Director (Web Defect Manager 6.02), which facilitates workflow issues and helped resolving technical issues with developers.
  • Written, executed and analyzed the test configuration and installation plan for the Transfer Connect System for CABS systems.
  • Created and implemented various tools to help build and send network’s Mechio records into the system in IT environment.
  • Interacted with developers for resolving Change Request issues.
  • Updated existing integration test plan from notes taken during test effort and from the updates to the specs.

Confidential, INDIA Apr’00 – Jul’ 01

Sr. Web Testing

  • Developed Front-end using Java Applets.
  • Implemented java Servlets
  • Used JDBC for Database connectivity.


Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Applications
Master’s In Computer Applications

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