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Lorton, Virginia, 22079, United States
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March 06, 2018

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HTTPS://WWW.USAJOBS.GOV/GETJOB/VIEWDETAILS/*******00ARUNA KEDARSHETTY

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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Tenured professional with 18 years of experience in independent verification & validation, systems integration testing and user acceptance testing.

Expert in all aspects of test management including test planning, test documentation, test execution, defect management and test reporting. Expert in functional testing, automation testing, section 508 compliance testing and end-to-end integration testing. Performed cross-functional integration testing with internal and external partners.

Systems engineering experience in programming languages, operating systems, database management systems, middleware, service oriented architecture and web services.

Worked in a fast paced Agile/Scrum framework. Conducted daily stand up meetings and other scrum ceremonies in the capacity of a scrum master. Participated in grooming and estimation sessions for several critical epics/user stories to be committed in the future sprints. Provided guidance on “definition of ready”, “definition of done” and acceptance criteria for several sprint cycles. Participated in program Scrum of Scrum meetings.

Conducted client demonstrations at the end of each sprint to explain the new features implemented and answer any questions from the clients. Provided input in retrospective meetings for areas of improvement for testing and other processes.

Worked with architects to do triage analysis for any production issues in different environments and created bugs. Helped testing and implementation of the bug fixes into production with a quick turnaround besides sprint work.

Successfully implemented quality assurance programs, strategy, and test solutions for mission critical projects in various industries/ lines of business such as PeopleSoft/ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), CRM, Acquisitions, Finance, Secondary Mortgage, Payroll, Media & Communications, etc.

Extensive experience in testing applications on various platforms and technologies – E-Commerce, Client-Server, Web Services (ESB), Web-Based applications, ETL

Considerable knowledge of SDLC and QA Methodologies. Experienced in managing test efforts for multiple projects under tight deadlines.

Ability to transform operations, eliminate process inefficiencies, and drive quality products to market through comprehensive, innovative solutions.

Highly motivated professional with strong work ethic and the ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously.

RESIDENCY/CLEARANCE STATUS/Certifications

US Citizen

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) HQ Clearance (Active).

Department of Justice Clearance (Active).

SAFe 4.0 Program Consultant (SPC4)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Certified Section 508 Tester.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SENIOR TEST ENGINEER May 2017 to Present

Rockhammer Talent Solutions (T-Rex Corporation) Greenbelt, MD

Currently serving as a senior functional test engineer on United States Census Bureau’s Decennial Census program. Working on a Census 2020 program to conduct the Operational Readiness Testing for various releases. Performed system testing on various systems including Decennial Applicant, Personnel and Payroll Systems (DAPPS) a People Soft HR system for hiring process, personnel, time and expense processing and payroll, Census Hiring Check (CHEC), Recruitment and Assessment System (R&A), Unified Tracking Systems (UTS), Mobile Operation Job Optimizer (MOJO), Enterprise Census and Survey Enabling Platform- Field Operational Control System (ECaSE -FLD-OCS), Listing and Mapping Application (LiMA), Mobile Case Management MCM, Identity ADMS, Sample Matching, Review Coding Systems (SMaRCS), Master Address File/Topologically Integrated Geographic and Coding and Reference System (MAF/TIGER) verifying the Business Process Model (BPM) for major functionality. My tasks include the following.

Contributed to the development of the overall testing strategy, scope, and master test plan for the testing program for quality delivery.

Conducted demos to the client for various releases and worked with them to meet the Business Process Model and the checklists to validate the requirements.

Tested custom Payroll interface process to import payroll information and benefits accrual balance information from EcaSE-FLD-OCS to PeopleSoft system and Bureau of Fiscal Service.

Involved in interface testing to send/receive messages real time from PeopleSoft System to Cornerstone application via SOA and Monitored service using Pega Designer

Coordinated with different testing teams across multiple testing phases, including System Integration Testing (SIT), User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Performance, and End-to-End.

Developed test result reports, collected testing metrics, developed reporting plans and reports status to program leadership.

Along with functional users and analysts, designed, developed and executed functional test cases that ensure the software meets the intended requirements and quality standards. Wrote test cases, test plans, and test processes for completeness, effectiveness and efficiency.

Provided leadership and consultation to program and application development groups for all testing related matters.

Participated in decisions regarding transition of software and systems into production to represent the completeness and quality of the testing effort.

SENIOR FUNCTIONAL TEST LEAD/FUNCTIONAL SME August 2016 to April 2017

Abacus IT Solutions Inc. (CSRA/Dominion Business Solutions) Arlington, VA

Currently serving as a senior functional test lead and subject matter expert of DHS – Transportation Security Administration’s HR Access system.

Reviewed HR Access process flows to obtain understanding of current applications.

Reviewed documentation of various commercial off the shelf (COTS) products used in HR Access as part of transition from Leidos/Lockheed-Martin to CSRA. The applications reviewed were Metastorm (RPA), PAN, CHS, Integrated Hiring System (IHS), Candidate Dashboard, Kofax, Kapow, Integrated Data Warehouse, etc.

Participated in knowledge transfer sessions and started taking ownership of new product backlog.

Participated in architecture and design meetings for Process Suite tools.

As part of the sprint team to transition from Metastorm to Process Suite performed analysis, requirements and testing for one sprint cycle. As part of this sprint cycle, Section 508 testing was also performed in adherence to DHS Section 508 standards.

SENIOR AUTOMATION TEST ANALYST September 2017 to Present

Abacus IT Solutions Inc. (Phacil Inc.) Remote

Currently serving as a senior automation test analyst supporting regression test automation of Department of Justice (DOJ) – Office of Justice Programs (OJP).

Process Improvements/Test Automation

Performed an assessment of various applications in DOJ – OJP portfolio. Selected Grants Management System (GMS) as a candidate application for creating regression suite automation.

Created an automation test framework using Selenium Grid, Selenium Webdriver, TestNG, Eclipse IDE, Allure, Jenkins and other tools.

Identified regression test cases and document test scripts.

Developed automated test scripts using Eclipse IDE and executed in the automated test framework.

Demonstrated automation framework and progress to DOJ clients on a periodic basis.

SENIOR FUNCTIONAL TEST LEAD/FUNCTIONAL SME/ANALYST June 2012 to July 2016

Abacus IT Solutions Inc. (CSC/Dominion Business Solutions) Washington DC

Currently serving as a test lead for USCIS’ SPAS program supporting EDMS (Electronic Data Management System), EPMS (Electronic Print Management System) and NPS (National Print Services) projects. Served as a test lead for web services testing and functional subject matter expert (SME) on USCIS’ Verification Information System (VIS) program. VIS consists of several applications for example E-Verify is a online I9 form system to verify employees to get Employment Authorized eliminating paper based. SAVE is a online system which determines the immigration status to determine benefits Eligibility. And SVS is a internal Application to disposition TNC cases. Identified and fixed problems within existing systems design/implementation of new systems, enhances the existing systems and participates in analysis, design and new construction of next generation IT systems. As part of the role interacted with senior management and involved in client negotiations.

Process Improvements/Test Automation

Automated test scripts for new functionality and existing functionality added them to the automated regression test suite. To date automated about 70% of regression test suite resulting in reduced regression cycle execution time.

Developed automated test scripts using Quick Test Professional and Telerik.

Established as a trusted Senior Tester & Functional Lead for all VIS applications.

Commitment to work, to the team and to our business customers. Directly added value to the client and customer satisfaction in terms of the 98% bug free applications deployments of several releases in VIS.

Collaborated with IV&V and scrum teams to efficiently target Critical path test execution after deployment to staging environments. This reduced the number of additional builds required by more than 50%.

Performed “Responsive Web Design” (RWD) website testing on multiple operating systems and browsers.

Subject Matter Expert (SME), Systems Analyst Role

Assisted all scrum teams in the capacity of a SME. Provided detailed overview of system functionality and associated business rules. Provided guidance to other testers on integration testing strategy for some complex functionality.

Provided technical/management leadership on major tasks or technology assignments. Established goals and plans that meet project objectives.

Analyzed functional business requirements and designed specifications for functional activities.

Responsible for understanding the needs of the customers and the realities of commercially available IT products, and creating requirements that will allow implementation by the architecture and engineering team and COTS products.

Invited by Architects and Business Analysts to participate in any critical system change discussions. Performed impact analysis from a functionality and testing perspective.

Acted in the capacity of a Test Manager and managed all mandatory tasks related to documentation, reviews, decision making, etc.

Became the go-to person for handling all production deployments – especially when multiple external stakeholders such as AAMVA, Microsoft, etc. were involved.

Triaged and analyzed complex/special scenarios upon Client’s request. As a member of the “Team Dynamite” scrum team, successfully tested numerous critical and high-visibility scenarios.

Performed data extract/transform/load (ETL) operations for Enterprise Data Marts. Created BI reporting using Oracle Discoverer.

Technical Expertise

Extensively used SOAP UI and Fiddler to test all requests and return XML data. Performed extensive ESB testing internally and coordinated with external ESB teams with integration testing.

Assisted Client, Business Analysts and Web Services team in creating data for complex scenarios.

Led web services testing for E-Verify, SAVE. And tested SVS, EV Star, CTMS, Web HQ, Web Admin and Web Help systems.

Led test effort for ActiveMQ, queuing and CRM.

Developed and updated HTML pages for tutorials.

Documented system test scripts for various external interfaces using Quality Center.

Updated the Agile tasks in Team Foundation Server (TFS).

Assisted with database and ETL Testing, database used in the project was Oracle. And the reporting tool for the data warehouse was discoverer.

Helped with requirements expanding on the acceptance criteria for the user stories, Helped in reviewing and participated in developments activities with the peer help and also with implementation in various environments.

Helped with development of database user stories and helped with the development of XML templates and HTML pages.

Developed database deployment scripts for the different XML notices developed.

Helped with Client demos and help the clients in creating data for UAT testing.

Helped external testers with the UAT to make sure all the scenarios are tested.

Worked in Agile scrum methodology with sprint cycle of 3 weeks.

Section 508 Testing

As Department of Homeland Security certified and trusted Section 508 tester, performed extensive Section 508 Testing on VIS applications.

Identified and selected applicable Section 508 requirements.

Identified and requested exceptions that may be applied to the end product.

Documented Accommodations Plans for USCIS products do not fully comply with Section 508 functional performance criteria and applicable technical standards.

Ensured that Section 508 is properly addressed in each stage of the lifecycle review process, as documented in the SELC.

Reported on Section 508 programmatic and technical adherence to product owners, managers, USCIS OIT, DHS OAST, and appropriate government oversight agencies as requested.

Provided guidance in interpreting Section 508 requirements.

Coordinated approval process for exception requests for National Security and Undue Burden with DHS OAST.

Summarized Section 508 test results in the Section 508 Independent Test Summary Report and Development Test Summary Reports.

Notified the Section 508 Coordinator of pending SELC Reviews, and coordinated efforts to ensure Section 508 is accurately accounted for in the Project Tailoring Plan and other SELC artifacts

Executed the test cases in this document and recorded results as part of functional qualification testing (FQT) efforts.

Completed Section 508 D&F Forms on behalf of the Requiring Official as needed.

Performed testing of Section 508 technical standards 1194.21 (software applications and operating systems) and 1194.22 (web information and applications) also yields compliance results for 1194.31 (functional performance criteria). The Section 508 Test Summary Report contains a cross-reference matrix which traces the relationships between the technical standards and functional performance criteria.

SENIOR TEST ENGINEER/REQUIREMENTS ANALYST July 2010 to May 2012

IBM Global Business Services Washington, DC

Worked as a Senior Test Engineer/Requirements Analyst on USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) Transformation program. The USCIS Transformation Program is a large scale business transformation effort for USCIS within the Department of Homeland Security.

Reviewed use cases, logical design and related workflows. Performed quality assurance activities including review of documentation, peer reviews, etc. Performed gap analysis of assigned use cases.

Gained domain and expert technical knowledge on the core systems. Directed and controlled activities for a client, having overall responsibility for financial management and staffing to ensure that technical requirements are met.

Identified BRTs (Business Rule Tasks) in assigned workflows and documented business logic for the BRTs in Websphere Business Modeler.

Performed extensive ESB (Enterprise Services Bus)/SOA Web Services testing using SOAPUI (through DataPower) and GEMS.

Responsible for creation of test scenarios and test data for XML requests that were invoked through SOAPUI. Tested data exchange between USCIS Core System and other external systems such as SEVIS, US VISIT, DOJ, CBP, CIS, etc in a multi-tier service oriented architecture (SOA).

Responsible for doing database testing using Siebel and Oracle.

Responsible for setup of Listener Queues and exception handling while testing services using GEMS.

Performed extensive ETL and BI testing using Oracle, Siebel, Informatica and OBIEE. This included pre/post ETL, reports and dashboard testing.

Performed Section 508 compliance testing using ACC Verify, JAWS, Visual Inspection and WATS.

Documented test scenarios and test cases. Executed test scripts for EIP-II (Early Integration Prototype) in OBIEE. This included manual execution of Informatica jobs and verification of reports and dashboards in OBIEE.

Performed backend testing – wrote extensive SQLs for data validation.

Created reference and validation templates that could be reused by the project team.

Identified the need for additional attributes and entities in ADM (Application Data Model) and created Data Change Requests for the attributes/entities to be created to effectively complete the business rules logic in WBM.

Prepared and presented documents for the assigned workflows to the customer.

Evaluated IBM testing tools and provided implementation guidance.

SENIOR QA LEAD October 2009 to January 2010

VIP Consulting Chantilly,VA

Worked as a Senior QA Lead on U.S. Department of Education’s Enhanced Financial Partners Data Mart (EFPDM) project.

Participated in requirement gathering JAD sessions and performed requirements gap analysis.

Created and maintained test schedule for EFPDM project.

Established test strategy for TIVAS BI Reports (MicroStrategy) testing and ETL (Data Stage) testing including data element testing between source databases and dimension/fact tables.

Created system test cases for TIVAS Reports.

Assisted DOE users in creation of User Acceptance Test plan and User Acceptance Test scenarios/cases.

QA LEAD September 2009 to October 2009

ALPI Crystal City, VA

Worked as a QA Lead on U.S. Department of Defense’ Defense Travel System project.

SENIOR QA LEAD June 2008 to September 2009

IBM (M2 Strategy) Fairfax,VA

Successfully developed and implemented quality assurance program including system test and government acceptance testing standards, procedures and templates supporting the U.S. Army’s education portal (GoArmyEd PeopleSoft and .Net Platform)

Leveraged PeopleSoft and .Net functional expertise to perform gap analysis.

Participated in requirement gathering sessions and documented use cases for Release 6.3 of the GoArmyEd System. Performed gap analysis while documenting requirements.

Established test strategy and directed test team in system testing preparation and execution tasks from requirements analysis through test case development and validation of core PeopleSoft and portal functionality and data integrity.

Developed templates for System Test Plan, Government Acceptance Plan, System Test Report and Government Acceptance Test Report.

Performed independent verification and validation of release documentation including requirements, design documents, test scripts and deployment plans.

Performed data migration testing during Release 6.3 involving Army Reserve Soldiers. Performed data validation at subsequent phases of the migration to ensure no loss of data.

Tested Cognos data warehouse reports against requirements.

Provided strategy for regression test cases maintenance and execution.

Created Regression and Government Acceptance test cases.

Executed test cases and documented the System Test Report and Government Acceptance Test Report

Involved in extensive backend testing; wrote PL/SQL queries for data validation.

Participated in developing stored procedures using PL/SQL.

Assisted business users with understanding and executing UAT scenarios.

QA LEAD/MANAGER December 2007 to June 2008

COBALT Alexandria, VA

COBALT is a software development firm that specializes in working with member based organizations and certification boards.

Lead the test effort for multiple Client-server and Web-based projects.

Established quality assurance program planning, test processes, standards and templates increasing efficiency of internal operations.

Leverages best practices in quality assurance program planning in support of CRM-based data management products and content management solutions.

Responsible for standardizing the Microsoft Team System for Tracking defects.

Developed a test strategy for a CRM implementation project for Human Resources Institute of Alberta (www.hria.ca ), American Feed Industry Association (www.afia.org) and Women in Cable Telecommunications (www.wict.org ).

Documented the System Test Plan (SIT) and User Acceptance Test Plans (UAT). Created SIT and UAT test cases.

Executed system test cases and documented test evaluation summary.

Provided onsite training to the business users on the Cobalt associate Management System (CAMS) system.

Managed User Acceptance Testing.

Receive feedback from the client and address any issues with the product in addition to providing additional training on topics.

Conduct weekly defect tracking meetings with the Project Manager, the Development team and the Client.

QA LEAD May 2007 to Dec 2007

AMERICAN CAPITAL (REMX) Bethesda, MD

American Capital is an equity partner in management and employee buyouts; provides mezzanine and senior debt financing for buyouts led by private equity firms; and provides capital directly to private and public companies.

Led the test effort for multiple releases of two key projects – CRM SalesLogix and Valuation Automation.

Led a team of 4 testers to oversee manual and automation test efforts for the projects. Responsible for test management, test design, scheduling and execution.

Reviewed business and functional requirements and identify gaps in requirements.

Developed an integrated test plan outlining the test strategy and approach for systems testing and user acceptance testing.

Conducted test readiness review sessions as entrance criteria for test execution.

Implemented QA best practices such as test documentation, test suite review with business, peer reviews and requirements traceability.

Implemented an automation testing solution for regression testing using HP Quick Test Professional (QTP).

Managed defect tracking and conducted weekly meeting with the project team to prioritize defects and seek resolutions.

Communicated test progress and issues to various levels in the organization.

SENIOR TECHNICAL ANALYST February 2005 to May 2007

FREDDIE MAC McLean, VA

Freddie Mac is a stockholder-owned corporation chartered by Congress in 1970 to keep money flowing to mortgage lenders in support of homeownership and rental housing.

Created requirement templates in Telelogic DOORS according to the Requirements Management Plan for various projects in the Phoenix initiative. Created links between application use cases, business rules and test cases.

Conducted assessments and reviews on initiatives by tracking and comparing actual and forecast data for each initiative on a monthly basis. Identify variance in budgeting and propose possible explanation on a monthly basis.

Created and maintained time codes and Capital & Expense forms per release. Facilitated time reporting (PeopleSoft eTime) to budgeting (PeopleSoft Project Costing) reconciliations on a monthly basis. Worked extensively with Microsoft Excel pivot tables to generate metrics for Finance and Accounting Business Information Services group.

Reviewed FTD (Freddie Mac Technology Delivery Methodology) and SOX deliverables for Phoenix phase gate reviews.

Generated monthly ITR (Initiative Tracking Report) and MMR (Monthly Management Report) for executive management.

Oversaw the daily executions operations such as QA for amortization, deployment preparation, and audit documentation for the Single Family Financial Accounting and Valuation department.

Followed run instructions to execute scripts in Production, sent output files to customers and escalated issues in a timely manner.

Validated Micro strategy EDW dashboards and reports in UAT and Production.

SENIOR QA ANALYST October 2004 to December 2004

BEARING POINT McLean, VA

Bearing Point is a global management and technology consulting company with over 17,000 employees known for its deep industry experience and high customer satisfaction.

Worked on Freddie Mac’s Project Enterprise – Adjust Terms project as a QA lead.

Participated in requirement analysis and design review sessions. Created system test use cases and identified gaps in the requirements.

Documented test plan, created test scripts and map test scripts with application use cases.

Managed the test execution and reporting effort.

Documented System Test Acceptance Report certifying the system test effort for the project.

SENIOR QA ANALYST June 2003 to September 2004

CERIDIAN PAY AMERICA McLean, VA

Ceridian’s payroll processing and human resources solutions serve 25 million employees and 110,000 companies worldwide. Ceridian is a leader in managed business solutions for human resource and employee effectiveness services to employers of all sizes in the United States.

Worked as a Senior QA Analyst providing test solutions to Ceridian’s Freedom Payroll Management System.

Documented system test plan, created test cases based on the specifications documents and executed test scripts.

Created and maintained automation test scripts using IBM Rational Robot.

Linked test cases in Test Manager with requirements in Requisite Pro to generate a traceability matrix and ensure test coverage.

Involved in extensive backend testing; wrote SQL queries for data validation.

Participated in meetings with business analysts to understand requirements for new releases of the application and provide guidance to business users for user acceptance testing.

Coordinated with clients in CRC 3rd party file validations.

Created Test Evaluation Summary document for every release highlighting the QA recommendations and lessons learned.

Tracked defects using Element tool and assured zero defect software deployments for every production release.

QA ANALYST Apr 2003 to May 2003

CHELSEA INTERACTIVE Herndon, VA

Worked on www.ralphlauren.com website as part of Chelsea Interactive's ecommerce platform.

Documented system test plan, created test cases based on the specifications documents and executed test scripts.

Worked in the capacity of a business/system analyst providing requirements and solution architecture on the web platform. Provided technical guidance on implementation of key features such as coupon/promo code application, mass e-mail marketing and free shipping functionality.

In the capacity of a Senior QA lead wrote and executed multiple test scenarios. Led performance testing using Mercury Load Runner tool. Used VuGen to create virtual users for multiple load scenarios based on input from Ralph Lauren business operations team. Identified capacity and load choke points and provided input to handle optimal and heavy load volumes.

Involved in extensive backend testing; wrote SQL queries for data validation.

Participated in meetings with business analysts to understand requirements for new releases of the application and provide guidance to business users for user acceptance testing.

QA ANALYST March 2001 to January 2003

DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS Bethesda/Silver Spring, MD

Test Windows 2000 compatibility for all DCI (Discovery Communications Inc.) applications.

Install Windows 2000 image on all desktops and resolve application conflicts due to operating system changes.

Effective use of Lotus Notes to identify and track potential conflict issues across Novell and Microsoft Servers.

Production inventory across DCI was maintained on the intranet. I was involved in testing this website to monitor the inventory.

Affiliate Information system (AIS) for Windows is repository databases for affiliate sales information such as affiliate and head-end addresses, contact names, phone numbers, network contract information and network subscriber information.

Developed test plans, test cases and test scripts for manual testing of AIS application.

Created GUI Maps for the front-end. The GUI map editor was used to identify all standard GUI objects.

Created custom functions and startup tests.

Administered and maintained updates to the TSL script and GUI maps.

Created test data for various conditions and executed extensive data driven tests.

Performed functional testing, performance testing and regression testing of the application.

Coordinated with clients to perform User-Acceptance Testing.

Responsible for documenting test results and generating status reports for various phases of the software release.

PowerBuilder, SQL Server, Winrunner, XML, Crystal Reports, Windows 95/2000.

QA TESTER October 1999 to Feb 2001

WINSTAR SYSTEMS Falls Church, VA

Functional, performance and regression testing of Winstar's e-commerce application Winstar Online (v1 - v3).

Technical POC for performance testing and production releases.

Installed, customized and administered Mercury Interactive Test Director and Winrunner test tools.

Creating virtual users, identify test scenarios for rendezvous testing. Creating individual Winrunner TSL scripts for the test scenarios.

Troubleshoot any issues encountered, evaluate and perform upgrades on any of the tools in the Mercury test suite.

Identified functionality and performance issues under load.

Created and modified custom functions that were used in various phases of the testing.

Provided management and vendor with analysis reports and recommendations.

Developed automated scripts and used PVCS Tracker (Defect Management), Test Director for issue reporting and tracking.

Participated in JAD sessions for new product development. Involved in testing applications that involved third party partners' software.

Employed various methodologies for system testing, performance/volume testing, stress testing and UAT.

JDK 1.2, Oracle 8.x, PVCS Tracker, Winrunner, Test Director and Windows NT.

PROGRAMMER ANALYST March 1996 to June 1998

OMAKAR INDUSTRIES LTD INDIA

Programmer, Activity Monitoring System.

Activity Monitoring System is used to keep track of the everyday activities of the developers



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