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Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46227, United States
Salary:
75,000 per year
Posted:
January 29, 2009
Email:
ex1p84@r.postjobfree.com
Contact Info:
*******@*****.***


Aravind Putta
ex1p84@r.postjobfree.com
816-***-**** (C)

Professional Summary:

• More than 9 years of experience in Software Quality Assurance and Software Testing of Client-Server, web based applications.
• Experience in using the automated testing tools HP LoadRunner, QTP, Test Director/Quality Center, WinRunner, Rational Test Manager and Silk.
• Worked closely with developers, support group to ensure test environment, application and data readiness.
• Involved in Business Requirement Analysis, and writing Test Plans, Test Cases, Test Scripts for web-Based and Client/Server applications.
• Experience in Functional Testing, System Testing, Configuration Testing, Regression Testing, Black-Box Testing, Performance Testing and Back-End Testing
• Comfortable with various Industry Leading Operating systems (Windows NT/98/95/2000/XP and UNIX)
• Conversant with SDLC and Rational Unified Process (RUP)
• Efficient in Bug Tracking and Reporting using automated testing tools (Test Director/Quality Center and ARS)
• Strong experience in Testing and Implementing of Pharmaceutical, Financial and Telecom applications.
• In Depth Knowledge of Oracle Database, SQL and PL-SQL
• Excellent team player with good communication and interpersonal skills.

Education: Master of Science in Physics, 1992
Certification: BrainBench LoadRunner 7.x


Skills:

Programming Languages : C, C++, SQL, JAVA, SQL, PL/SQL
Testing Tools : QTP 9.2, LoadRunner 9.10, Test Director7.6 / Quality Center 8.2
Databases : Oracle 8i, SQL Server, MS-Access and TOAD
Web Technologies : JavaScript, HTML, DHTML, XML and Applets
Operating Systems : MS-DOS, UNIX, MS Windows 95/98 NT/2000
Servers : Tuxedo, iPlanet Web and Application Servers, BEA WebLogic Application server, WebSphere Application server, Windows 2003 Server

Baker Hill Corporation an Experian Company, Indianapolis, IN Aug 2008- Jan 09
Project: NAGE / CAP
Role: Performance Test Lead

Baker Hill has been focused on the financial services industry, delivering solutions that address business process needs and working as a trusted adviser to its banking and credit union clients. Baker Hill understands financial processes, knows how to implement technology to enable those processes and has a long history of client success from which to mine best practices. More than 1,200 financial institutions in all segments have drawn on the company’s business expertise to improve critical processes and have chosen Baker Hill’s relationship management, credit origination and portfolio risk-management solutions as their enabling technologies. Baker Hill is an Experian company (www.experian.com).

NAGE: National Australia Group of Europe is an international financial services organization that provides a comprehensive and integrated range of financial products and services. The Group is structured around regional banking and wealth management operations and an international capital markets and institutional banking business.


Responsibilities:

• Created the performance test scripts as per the requirements
• Created the Performance Test Plan
• Created performance testing environment and installed all the necessary components of LoadRunner on the remote machines and connected through Citrix
• Installed and HP Performance validation SDK ( Installation Builder and Configuration Builder)
• Configured HP Performance Center web enabled user interface and stored all the test scripts, Load Test configurations, test data and the Results
• Created 2 projects NAGE and CAP in the HP Performance center and created users
• Created performance test environment on the domestic site connecting through the VMware / Solution Center
• Created the performance scripts to load all the Test Data
• Created Database Vuser scripts by recording the activity between the client and the SQL Server
• Correlated the Database Vuser scripts
• Enabled lrd_fetch statements
• Created Database Vuser scripts by recording the activity between the client and the server
• Designed scenarios for Performance Testing, Generating scripts and handling Correlation as well as parameterization using Loadrunner Vugen, executed scenarios using Controller and analyzed the results using Loadrunner Analyzer.
• Performed Load test up to 2500 users
• Used web_reg_save_param functions to correlate the scripts manually
• Monitored the web server (IIS) and Database server (SQL 2005) reported the results to the development team
• Monitored the .Net counters such as .Net CLR memory,.Net CLR exceptions, .Net JIT and ASP.Net
• Compared the performance results for both 32 bit and 64 bit versions operating systems
• Responsible in delivering the complete Project Plan with total supporting data, which included the Status Reports, Issues Log, Performance Testing Matrix, Detailed Testing Reports, Fine-tuning Recommendation Report to both Executive Management & Senior Management
• Conducted performance regression testing after upgrading the hardware and software.
• Analyzed LoadRunner on-line graphs and reports to check where performance delays occurred, network or client delays, CPU performance, I/O delays, database locking, or other issues at the database server.


Environment:
HP LoadRunner 9.10, HP Performance Center 9.10, Quality Center 9.2, Windows 2003 Server SP2 64 bit, Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP1, Microsoft Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 2.0 SP2, Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0, Business Objects Assemblies , NHibernate 1.2, Citrix Client,Log4Net 1.2, SQL Server 2005 SP2 Enterprise Edition 2005, IE 6+


Abbott Vascular Devices (AVD), Temecula, CA June 2007- July 2008
Project: AMIGO
Role: Test Lead

Project AMIGO (Asset Management Integrating Global Operations) is a compliance driven project which will implement an Enterprise Asset Management system to manage the production equipment, calibration activities and facility assets of Abbott Vascular. A major aspect of the project is the replacement of the current MP2 based system by the Maximo Version 6.2.1 (MXES) System, which includes functionality related to tracking the maintenance of manufacturing assets and incorporating additional configurations necessary to support the business.
Maximo is a computerized asset maintenance system that provides asset management, work management, materials management, and purchasing capabilities. Maximo allows the user to create a strategy for maintenance, repair, and operation for Enterprise Asset Management (EAM).

Responsibilities:

• Tested Maximo 6.2 Asset Management software for FDA compliance including 21 CFRPart11 requirements
• Developed Master Baseline by loading all test scripts which were implemented in various releases to keep tack of the latest version of the test scripts in Rational Test Manager.
• Analyzed process development and metrics evaluation for Feature Testing, which involves tracking feature movement for the entire period of Feature Testing cycle. Also involved in metrics and process development Regression Testing cycle.
• Participated in design and JAD sessions with the business users
• Prepared, reviewed and executed the tests plan and test cases based on requirements.
• Used Rational Suite for all testing activities which include the following.
o Used Rational TestManager to execute functional, manual, integration, regression, configuration and component testing
o Rational Report Viewer for printing test scripts as per GSDM format which were executed manually
• Reported defects using BMC Remedy Version 7.0.01 (ARS) as defect tracking tool.
• Involved in production support documentation.
• Involved in installation verification and production release documentation.
• Used Citrix Client to connect the remote servers
• Involved in migration activities and performed system testing and verified its impact on the software applications.
• Developed TestPlan, Test Summary Report,Test Execution Matrix and uploaded into documentum smartspace.
• Identified critical process related issues which lead to change in business strategy
• Submitted weekly reports to the QA Manager.
• Performed backend testing using SQL queries to validate audit tables.
• Created Database Vuser scripts by recording the activity between the client and the Oracle Server
• Correlated the Database Vuser scripts
• Enabled lrd_fetch statements
• Created the plan for load testing.
• Created performance testing environment and installed all the necessary components of loadRunner on the different machines
• Created test scripts to meet the performance test requirements.
• Conducted regression testing after hardware upgrade to identify the hardware for the optimal performance.
• Performed load testing with 100/250/500 Vusers
• Expertise in Designing scenarios for Performance Testing, Generating scripts and handling Correlation as well as parameterization using Loadrunner Vugen, executing scenarios using Controller and analysis of results using Loadrunner Analyzer.
• Analyzed Throughput Graph, Hits/Second graph, Transactions per second graph and Rendezvous graphs using LR Analysis tool
• Prepared load Test analysis reports (%disk, CPU Utilization, Throughput, %page breakdowns, Response Times, Network Monitors, Web Server Monitor Counters, Captures, System Performance Counters and Database Performance Counters)
• Used Auto Correlation, Parameterization and Content Check features
• Designed the Manual and Goal oriented scenarios using LoadRunner Controller module
• Enhanced the script with Check Points, Rendezvous Points and Transactions to check the performance of the application and added General Vuser Functions,Protocol Specific Functions and Standard C Functions to handle bottlenecks of the application.
• Generated graphs and reports using LR Analysis to pinpoint the bottlenecks.
• Used Topas Utility tool to connect to the AIX UNIX server to monitor the performance of the application server
• Used SiteScope to monitor the server.
• Used QTP for testing System’s GUI, Functionality, Verifications and Validations.
• Created Shared Object Repository in QTP.
• Implemented Parameterization in QTP


Environment:
Rational TestManager 2003.06.00, Report Viewer,QTP 9.2, LoadRunner 9.10,SiteScope 9.10,Documentum SmartSpace 1.0.2, Actuate Report Server 8, MAXIMO 6.2.1 Build 156 DB Build V600-530, Oracle 10g, IBM Websphere Application Server 6.0.2.17, J2EE technology, Citrix Client, Windows XP/2000 , Internet Explorer 6.0 on client PC’s, AIX 5.3




Sprint/ Nextel May 06 to May 07
Client: Sprint Overland Park, KS
Role: Load & Performance Tester

Description:
As Sprint and Nextel have merged into one company that now supports two cellular networks CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) and IDEN (Integrated Digital Enhanced Network).CDMA is a legacy Sprint Network and IDEN is legacy Nextel Network. As a result, Sprint now requires a unified Customer Care and Billing supporting system policies, activities and processes related to both networks.
Unified Billing Platform provides a single consumer invoice that is an enhancement over the existing legacy Nextel and legacy Sprint invoices, which result in reduced cost to Sprint Nextel and increased customer satisfaction resulting in decreased customer churn.

Responsibilities:

• Created TSD (Test Strategy document), TCD (Test Case Document) on each release for testing the business rules.
• Performed End to End, Functional Testing, Regression Testing after fixing each defects.
• Wrote and documented detailed Test Cases, Test Plans and Test Scripts.
• Used Test Director 7.5 /Quality Center for the management of test cases and tracking the defects in each testing cycle.
• Documented the test results and test data.
• Expertise in Designing scenarios for Performance Testing, Generating scripts and handling Correlation as well as parameterization using Loadrunner Vugen, executing scenarios using Controller and analysis of results using Loadrunner Analyzer.
• Enhanced the script manually for Parameterization, Correlation and cookie handling, specify transactions names, Error, log and output messages.
• Extensively used LoadRunner monitors to identify the bottlenecks in Network, Database and Application servers.
• Using Performance Center to create scenarios and set up monitors to track load generator for performance testing. Involved in scalability and bottleneck testing of application.
• Analyzed LoadRunner on-line graphs and reports to check where performance delays occurred, network or client delays, CPU performance, I/O delays, database locking, or other issues at the database server.
• Analyzed Throughput Graph, Hits/Second graph, Transactions per second graph and Rendezvous graphs using LR Analysis tool.
• Enhanced Vusers scripts by correlation, parameterization, transaction points, rendezvous points and various LoadRunner functions.
• Prepared load Test analysis reports (%disk, CPU Utilization, Throughput, %page breakdowns, Response Times, Network Monitors, Web Server Monitor Counters, Captures, System Performance Counters and Database Performance Counters.
• Performed load testing with 100/250/500/***/**** Vusers.
• Used Auto Correlation, Parameterization and Content Check features.
• Performed manual correlation to compare and identify dynamic data in Vuser scripts.
• Used web_reg_save_param functions to correlate the scripts.
• Designed the Manual and Goal oriented scenarios using LoadRunner Controller module to test.
• Responsible for extrapolating the performance data from BEA WebLogic Monitor and other Monitoring tools and identify Bottlenecks in the system & propose steps to resolve them.
• Develop QTP automation scripts to fix and repair live system orders that fail due to human error or system errors.
• Enhanced the script by inserting checkpoints for checking objects, pages, Text and tables in the website Using QTP.
• Automated test scenarios for GUI, Functionality and Regression Testing using QTP.
• Used verification points and conducted Data Driven test with the Test Data set and
verified the contents of the website using QTP.
• Interacted with Business analysts to discuss the requirements and with developers to resolve the issues, helped other QA members in preparing test data.

Environment:
Automated testing, Load Runner 8.1, Test Director 7.5, Quality Center 8.2, QTP 9.0,Oracle 8i, Windows 2000, Java, BEA WebLogic Application server 8.1, Citrix Client, Site Minder, SQL Server.


Cerner Corporation, Kansas City Nov 04 to Apr 06
Designation: Compliance Quality Specialist / Performance Tester


Description:
Cerner Millennium is a healthcare information technology computing platform helping health professionals elevate safety, quality and efficiency.

ProCure is an online supply chain information system focused on comprehensive automation of supply chain management processes. ProCure functions are fully integrated with the Cerner clinical, administrative, and financial management systems. The Cerner solution supports all the capabilities of a traditional healthcare materials management system.

PharmNet fully integrates with other clinical applications, automating medication use across the entire spectrum of medication management. PharmNet goes beyond automating basic pharmacy functions by providing for the enterprise-wide management of pharmaceutical therapy critical to reducing risk in the medication-use process.

Responsibilities:

• Involved in process development and metrics evaluation for Feature Testing, which involves tracking feature movement for the entire period of Feature Testing cycle. Also involved in metrics and process development Regression Testing cycle.
• Followed Quality process and standard operating procedures.
• Participated in requirements and design meetings.
• Prepared, reviewed and executed the tests plan and test cases based on requirements.
• Involved in writing and reviewing the test cases.
• Utilized testing tools to manage the testing process.
• Documented and coded the automated test cases using QTP.
• Executed manual and Automated tests
• Verified EDI test files to communicate with external vendors.
• Logged and tracked defects identified during testing cycle.
• Maintained testing evidence for each test case by using Test Director.
• Troubleshot, tracked and escalated issues related to the test execution.
• Communicated project status to Leadership.
• Involved in Internal and External Audits.
• Involved in FDA Audits
• Tests using Load Runner, Monitor system under load using in-house tools and in conjunction
• With Capacity Planning
• Configure all necessary hardware and software to support Load Runner.
• Involved in designing and maintaining SharePoint Site.
• Involved in Quality Process - Preparing the Monthly Quality Reports, Benchmarking Reports.
• ISO Performed monthly reviews & followed the process defined for ISO purpose.

Environment:
Manual Testing (Black box), Automated testing, Load Runner 7.8/8.0, Visual Basic 6.0, VB.Net, Oracle 9i,Unix, QTP 8.2, TestDirector 7.5, Cerner Navigator, Feature Tracker, Requisite Pro, Revision info, VB script.

Amnesty International, Washington DC Feb 03 to Oct 04
Role: QA Tester

Description:
Worked on a web-based application, using Java Server Pages as a client interface. This application is driven from AIDOC library, which is a one-stop content management system contains the collection of Press releases, News and Annual reports of Amnesty International. Moving away from traditional page centric design, this site is based on a MVC (Model-View-Controller) design pattern. Created dynamic Death Penalty section for aiusa site. We are using Apache Struts as our framework on Tomcat with DominoR5, mySQL and DB2 databases on Red Hat Linux platform.

Responsibilities:

• Written Test plan and Test cases
• Installed the Testing environment.
• Performed functional testing, System testing, Regression testing and Performance testing
• Reviewed Business Requirements, Analysis and design documents and Uses Cases
• Created users, tables, test data and Performed back end testing manually
• Extensively tested the Enterprise promotion application by manual testing
• Performed System testing in different browser versions IE4.0, IE5.0, and Netscape 4.08/4.73/6.0.
• Interacted with developers to resolve application defects.
• Performed Back end testing using SQL.
• Performed Cross Browser, Configuration and Content testing
• Extensively used TOAD for Querying the database and back-end Testing
• Validated Rules engine’s complex business rules by preparing test data and inputting the values through front-end
• Developed Test Cases in Test Director from Business and Technical Specification (A & D Document)
• Maintained defect tracking and reporting using Test Director 7.0
• Tested Product Builder, an application, which updates the Back-end Data to the front-end DB through the Process of FTP and Parsing of file under UNIX Environment.
• Responsible for carrying out Manual testing during various phases of testing like Functional Testing, Integration testing, Beta Testing, Stress testing, Performance testing and Regression testing
• Performed Load and Performance testing manually.
• Created various performance scripts using LoadRunner Vugen.
• Created LoadRunner graphs to analyze the results
• Executed performance testing using Loadrunner Controller.
• Tested Entity relationship of the database.
• Checked Front-end validations, Front-end creation (images, Forms and pages), and form validations on server side.
• Checked java beans for server side functionality.

Environment:
Windows 2000/XP, Java, XML, JSP, Custom Tag Libraries, Apache Struts, HTML, CSS, XSL, XML, JavaScript, Java Beans, Dream weaver, DominoR5, mySQL, Oracle, Winrunner 7.0, Loadrunner7.0, Test Director 7.0 and Linux.

Project: Activist Database System Aug 01 to Jan 03
Client: Amnesty International USA - New York
Role: QA Tester

Description:
This is an intranet web-based application provides Amnesty employees to keep track their activists information, able to make email lists, able to print contacts postal labels and also generate reports filter by networks, groups, affiliations, departments, regions etc., using JSP, JavaScript As front -end application, java beans for middle ware and database is Oracle.

Responsibilities:

• Used WinRunner7 for Automated Functional Testing of Intranet and ADS Applications. Used Function Generator and also written functions in Test Script Language. Created Compiled Modules and made scripts modular and reusable.
• Used Test Director7 for Test Planning, Test Designing, Test Analysis, Test Execution, Defect Tracking and Test Evaluation
• Studied the ADS applications performance for varying Loads and Stress conditions using LoadRunner7.02. Planned and created the Virtual user scripts and enhanced them with Transactions, Rendezvous points, Think times and Parameterization. Designed, Configured and Monitored Scenarios for Performance/Load Testing.
• Studied the ADS web applications performance for varying Loads and Stress conditions using Astra LoadTest 5.0. Planned and created the Virtual user scripts and Monitored Scenarios for Performance/Load Testing.
• Network Performance testing by using OPTIMAL APPLICATION EXPERT 2.10
• Interacting with developers to resolve application defects.
• Performing Back end testing by writing SQL statements using SQL Plus
• Check the content retrieved on various windows against the database tables to make sure that the process retrieved all the data it is supposed to.
• Writing Test Plan, Developing Test Cases and Test Scripts
• System testing, Regression Testing and Performance Testing


Environment:
Windows 2000 environment, Dream Weaver, JAVA, JSP &, JavaScript, IPlanet Enterprise web server with iPlanet application server, HTML, Oracle 8i Database, Visual SourceSafe 6.0, Load Runner 7.0.2, Win Runner 7, Test Director 7


Dow Jones, Princeton, NJ Mar 00 to Jul 01
Wall Street Journal

Description:
WSJ.com is an online business newspaper. The redesign of Online Journal provides powerful new personalization tools and an all-new site that makes it faster, easier and even effortless to get the news you need. You'll also be able to create your own customized home page with one-click access to your personal collection of relevant information. This project involves Manual Testing of Web based Internet Application WSJ.COM that provides Stocks, Quotes & Mutual funds information. This application has modules like Today’s Markets, Companies, Industries, Breaking News, Columns, Topics, Deals, Search, Quotes and Research. It has 3 types editions (US, Europe, Asia). The default WSJ.Com Edition is U.S; depending upon the type of Edition the News’s Articles are displayed. WSJ.Com has two types of User’s: Recognized and Unrecognized. Recognized (Subscribers) users can only see wholes site.


Responsibilities:
• Performed Block Box Testing.
• Developed Test Cases from Business and Technical Specification wrote them in TEST DIRECTOR. 7.0
• Executed of generated Test Cases Manually in Test Director.
• Complete responsible for manual testing of the Web Site.
• Performed functional testing, Regression testing and System testing
• Maintained defect tracking and reporting using TEST DIRECTOR 7.0
• Written SQL statements manually to validate data from Database using SQL*PLUS & Toad.
• Performed Cross Browser, Configuration and Content testing
• Performed testing of the application on different versions of Internet Explorer, Netscape, AOL in diverse environments including Windows 98/2000/NT, Unix and MAC 8.0/9.0.
• Performed Stress testing & Load testing using Load Runner 7.0
• Identified functionality and performance issues, including: deadlock conditions, database connectivity problems, and system crashes under load.
• Provided management with analysis reports and recommendations, which resulted in a redesign of the architecture. Communicated with the management to resolve issues.
• Confirmed the scalability of proxy servers and application under test after the architecture redesign.
• Re-certify the proxy servers and a new version of the poll site a few months later. Identified new performance issues with the web site that appeared in the new version.
• Identified performance issues with the application and the integrated external procurement system from an outside vendor.
• Provided recommendations to the application on steps to meet performance goals.
• Determined the scalability of the clustered configuration and benchmarked the cluster's performance under load.

Environment:
Windows 98/2000/NT, MAC 8.0/9.0 Netscape v4.73/6.0, IE 5.0/ 5.5/ 6.0, Load Runner, Win Runner, Toad, Test Director 7.0, Java, HTML, DHTML, Java Script, Websphere and Oracle

Marsh & McClennan – NY Apr 99 to Feb 00
Role: QA Tester
Description:
Involved in developing the application in a 3 tier architecture, with JAVA Servelet programs as the middle tier, Oracle as the backend, JAVA classes, HTML and JavaScript as Front End. Maintained transaction state in the database, and used java's session handling mechanism. Used the MVC architecture, where the view was provided with the model (Javabean) and using jsp scriplets we could navigate through the methods present in the Bean. In the Controller the data was fetched from the db and passed onto the java object, which could be persisted when thrown over the net. The view is a jsp file, which is sort of an html file with scriplets.
Developed user-friendly HTML pages as the GUI by using Dream weaver Software. Form fields validations were done using JavaScript. Written applets for user interactivity. Developed coding to access the database using JDBC connectivity for Oracle.
Responsibilities:
• Involved in unit and Integration testing
• Involved in writing test plans, execution of test cases for system testing, regression testing GUI testing, back end testing and black box testing.
• Generation of SQL loader scripts to load oracle tables.
• Developed comprehensive Test Frame using Silk Test. Developed data driven scripts and created various functions that are useful for reusability and modularity using 4Test and automated the testing process.
• Performed User Interface, Functional, Integration and Regression testing of the application using Silk Test 2.1.4.
• Performed Load/Stress Testing with Load Runner 5.x. Created Performance Test Plan, Test Cases and Test Evaluation documents for specified test purposes and scenarios. Enhanced the virtual user scripts. Designed various Scenarios and Schedules. Configured the Runtime settings
• Performed data driven, black box, and performance tests using SILK.
• Table / index / view creation and data loading under Unix environment.
• Developed SQL queries to check the database.
• Performed Integration Testing and Acceptance Testing along with Users.

Environment:
HTML, JAVA, AWT, Applets, JavaScript and Servlets, LoadRunner5.x, Silk &UNIX