·QA professional with a proven track record of strategic QA vision, quick delivery, and demonstrated ability to inspire/mentor quality assurance teams to implement latest QA programs for maintaining quality standards.
·Oversee all aspects of Quality Assurance including establishing formal QA processes, Performance testing, Functional testing.
·Coordinate QA resources, oversee testing scope, scheduling and budgets.
Methodology: Agile, Water Fall & Scrum – working experience in all the sprints (planning, product backlog, review) RUP, SDLC.
Testing Tools Management : QTP (Quick Test Pro) , Test Director, Quality Center10x, Test Complete, Ranorex, RUP (Rational Unified Process), Win runner, Load Runner, Selenium.
Business Tools: HP Quality Center, OnTime
Database: Oracle 11i, MS Access 2003, SQL Server 2000.
DB Tools : MySQL, PLSQL,SQL Developer ,TOAD.
Web Server: Microsoft IIS.
MS Office: Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
Languages: Java, C++, Visual Basic, SQL, HTML.
Other: Cruise Control, PVCS Tracker, Visio, Visual SourceSafe, Visual Studio team
·A dynamic hands-on manager of varied, multi-locations & multi -cultural teams.
·Experienced in coordinating QA activities of geographically dispersed technical teams located in the USA and India.
·Full Product Life-Cycle Development and Analysis (SDLC / Waterfall, Agile, Scrum).
·Proven proficiency in manual & automated test framework & customized user scripts for parameterization using Mercury Interactive Load Runner, QuicktestPro, Win Runner, Test Director,.
·Requirement Analysis: Worked with business partners, gathering, understanding, analyzing& participating in requirements reviews discussions. create functional specifications for the business needs, prioritize the requirements & guiding test team members for test case /use case creation.
·Planning: Participated in QA effort estimation. Prepared test execution plan, scheduled and determined resource requirements. Identifying project dependencies & risk assessments
·Defect Management &Tracking: Track QA progress against schedule, efforts. Ensure adherence to established processes and methods. Tracking defects raised by QA team members and retesting. Creation of regression tests based on Critical Defects. Seamless communications to the management for escalations, risks and issues.
·Documenting: Participated in software documentation process by writing all the test planning activities to the defect management to the production release versions. Review & verify processes have been followed prior to production/staging release. Reviews documentation authored by peers and makes recommendations for improvement.
·Deployment (Release) Management & Production Support: Develop & ensure compliance of departmental specifications, policies, and standards to guide the deployment and support of systems Also responsible for release management, knowledge transfer & supporting the clients until they take over.
·Mentoring: Successfully trained, mentored and motivated onsite and offshore QA Leads engineers and test developers in areas of domain expertise and internal procedures.
·Process Improvement: Recommending problem solving methodologies and participate in formal project review analysis. Enhance the project capabilities by continuous improvements & innovation. Providing regular feedback to the senior management on the effectiveness of the QA process.
GEORGE WEISS CORPORATION, Hartford, ConnecticutMay 2009 to May 2013
Led a software test team of 7+ persons as Functional Manager, including hiring, firing / feedback, mentoring, managing workload priorities, measuring staff performance and promoting professional development
·Experienced in maintaining overall test methodology and strategy, documenting test plans, test cases and editing, executing tests cases and test scripts Using Manual & Automated Test Tools ( Ranorex , Load Rrunner, Quick Test Pro).
·Track QA progress against schedule, efforts. Ensure adherence to established processes and methods.
·Tracking defects raised by QA team members and retesting. Creation of regression tests based on critical defects. seamless communications to the management for escalations, risks and issues.
·Developed and implemented a company wide quality assurance program/ project management and structured testing methodology
·Performed a Proof of Concept to verify/validate TestDirector and Quick Test Pro’s ability to automate and manage all regression scripts. Presented Proof of Concept to upper management and also presented a tutorial on each of the aforementioned tool sets.
·Designed and wrote the Test Strategy, Test Plan, Business Document, Technical Document and the Functional Documents. Implemented iterative approach to all phases of testing based on business evaluation and GAP analysis. Involved in mentoring business groups on the benefits of adopting QA processes, verification and validation methods, structured testing methodology and implemented automated testing using WinRunner and TestDirector.
·Acted as a focal point and leader to all quality related programs – Performed hands on QA activities to ensure maximum quality and effectiveness.
·Worked closely with leadership to identify opportunities for improvements, assess value and impact of suggested changes
·Worked on browser based applications & mobile handset applications focusing upon functional operation and usability.
·Aligned project efforts with business requirements and expectations.
·Constantly communicated and collaborated with various stakeholders to refine test strategy, develop test plan and identify risks and mitigation strategy in a challenging business environment with changing requirements and tight project deadlines.
ALLIANCE BERNSTEIN LLP, New YorkNov 2006 – Jan 2009
Led a Software Test team consisting of 9+ persons, including hiring, firing / feedback, mentoring, managing workload priorities, measuring staff performance and promoting professional development
·Directed and organized test process development work in order to rollout across the enterprise.
·Establishes standards and processes that Test Leads should follow to manage their areas of responsibilities.
·Provided leadership and direction for development and testing personnel; coordinated and directed QA activities; reduced rework and cycle time
·Preparation of system test strategy, test plan and effort estimations.
·Experienced in maintaining overall test methodology and strategy, documenting test plans, test cases and editing, executing tests cases and test scripts using manual & automated test tools (Ranorex , Load Runner, Quick Test Pro).
·Formation of test team, distribute the work loads, track the progress.
·Schedule preparation, module allocation, reviews on test process, client interaction, and verify status reports.
·Coordinated the testing efforts of multiple projects executed offshore.Offshore team located in Chennai consisted of nine QA resources.
·Effectively manage stake holders and effectively communicate testing progress and escalate issues in a timely and effective manner
Managed / Led a team of 12+ QA Test Engineersas Functional QA Lead , including hiring, firing / feedback,
mentoring, managing workload priorities, measuring staff performance and promoting professional development.
·Managed performance testing using HP Performance Center/ LoadRunner including the following activities: directing/identifying volume/stress/performance testing solutions, scheduling, tracking, measuring of Performance testing and test results
·Formation of test team, distribute the work loads, track the progress.
·Liaising with technical staff to ensure availability of all testing facilities.
·Coordinated the testing efforts of multiple projects executed offshore.Offshore team located in Mumbai consisted of twelve QA resources.
·Reviewed business requirements documents and analyzed user requirements and technical specifications.
·Created test plan & script ,defect management templates
·Created initial test plan and developed test cases and test scripts manually
·Wrote test objectives for audit reports and effective dating manually (complex features).
·Documented detailed test cases that described the steps needed and the expected results.
·Provided critical information needed for estimating time and resources required for testing and supporting various releases.
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