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Manager Engineer

Rockville, MD
September 29, 2018

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Archana Kaur Sarin

***** ******* ***** ***** ***** Potomac MD 20878 301-***-****


Experienced in Web based Client/Server applications with knowledge of testing and development lifecycle. Seeking a responsible position as a tester in a renowned and fast paced working environment

•Experienced in all stages of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Agile Life Cycle.

•Participated in complete Testing Lifecycle, Test Plan, Test Cases, Test Execution, Excellent analytical and troubleshooting and Defect Report skills.

•Executed manual and automated test cases and test scripts.

•Extensive experience in Web Based and Client/Server applications on several platforms.

•Performed Smoke Testing after every deployment to make sure the application delivered is testable.

•Attended review sessions to understand the Business Requirements/Functional Specifications and reviewed the documents to understand the client business logic.

•Experienced in analyzing Functional and Business Requirement. excellent analytical and troubleshooting

•Interacted with Government POC’s on daily basis,

•Utilized agile standards and best practices, and be prepared for disaster recovery.

•Performed back-end testing by executing SQL queries over various databases.

•Worked well in diverse teams to achieve goals through effective communication and interpersonal skills.


Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows (10, 7, Vista, NT, XP) Unix, Linux

Software Tools

IBMs Rational Clear Case, Clear Quest, Rational Test Manager, Rational Functional Tester, ETL (Informatica) QTP 9.0, HP Quality Center 9.0/ALM 11.0, PVCS Tracker and Version Manager, Load Runner 10.0. SOAP UI Pro (Web Services URL)


ITDL database, Oracle 8/9i/10/11g, DB2 Version 7 z/390, MS SQL Server


Java, HTML, XML,


Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome



Autosys, eDocs, Exstream, Mail stream, CSB, Loan LQP, HUD TRACS, Group1, Microsoft Internet Information Server, Sun Application Server 9.1(Glassfish), Internet/Intranet Client Server, Alfresco Server, PVCS Tracker and Version Manager.


CSRA Inc., 02/17 - Present

Test Engineer

Client: DHS (United States Secret Service)

Project: PIV Enablement

•Met with leads to review requirements and application design

•Developed and modified test plans

•Employed system analysis techniques that translates system requirements into test cases/scenarios that ensures that all the assigned subset requirements are part of the system to be delivered

•Created test case and data.

•Interacted with the team and Government POCs to ensure the applications provide the best possible solution for the customer

•Developed project standards and processes

•Planed for testing and evaluating each PIV enabled application.

•Created Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP).

•Tracked requirements and test cases related to the PIV enablement activities.

•Worked independently to ensure full test coverage of the assigned test

•Provided full scale testing of applications and data

•Managed the generation of problem and change reports, communicate orally and in writing with the leads and developers, and ensure the corrective action for problems and change reports are completed correctly.

•Tested Web Services application using SOAP (Simple object access protocol) UI Pro. Web Services Description Language (WSDL) for XML request and response messages and HTTP protocol between service and client.

•Provided technical guidance regarding operational matters and conduct test studies of SOW-related efforts.

•Attended Daily stand up and weekly status meetings.

•Conducted testing activities for the application and modules.

•Reviewed Application Tracker daily and stored Test cases in the SharePoint

•Interpreted operational user requirements for inclusion in test studies and analysis.

•Assisted in policy development and define information requirements.

NCR Government Systems, LLC 5/15 -7/15

Professional Services Quality Engineer

Client: United States Postal Service (USPS)

Project: Postal Office Services (POS)

•Worked as a Quality Engineer Tester for POS application

•Experience in testing large retail solutions application

•Reviewed requirements documents, functional specifications, developed test cases documents

•Performed tests on complete test cycles and integrated system.

•Interacted with Business Analyst, Software testers for bug reviews and participated in daily and weekly meetings.

•Participated in smoke and regression testing validation. Tested hyperlinks, objects, radio buttons, drop down menu etc. Performed UAT testing and Integration testing, continuous testing of the systems when code modules and systems are integrated.

•Participated in walkthrough and defect report meetings periodically.

•Attended weekly status meetings.

NTT DATA Federal Services, Inc. - QA Analyst/Tester 07/12 – 06/14

Client: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

NTT Data Federal Services Inc., Mclean, VA

Project: USCIS System Assurance Technical Services (SATS) IV&V Project

•Involved in performing Functional, Integration, System, and Regression Testing, Load and Performance testing on multiple projects.

•Implemented Agile (Scrum) QA methodologies.

•Interacted with 508 compliance and security testing teams.

•Prepared all the necessary Agile and SELC templates required for the meetings.

•Used Version Manager and Tracker tool to navigate the SCR’s and generated the reports for the teams.

•Performed tests on complete test cycles and integrated system.

•Managed and tracked all defects on products from conception to completion.

•Monitored frequent deliveries SELC releases Planning Review (RPR) and Release Readiness Review (RRR)

•Participated in gate reviews, checklists, dashboards and QC plans.

•Experience in review sessions to understand the Business Requirements/Functional Specifications and reviewed the documents to understand the client business logic.

•Involved in testing the new functionalities based on test cases and coordinated with development team in fixing the issues.

•Prepared Entry Criteria email, document assessment request email, reminder email, Meeting Invitation (Agenda), Meeting materials and facilitation package folders. Entry criteria status, published CDA with defects, send out Approval Certification for approvals to the signatories.

•Worked very closely with Team leads, Program Manager and developers to ensure that the application development met the user expectations.

•Participated in walkthrough and defect report meetings periodically.

•Attended weekly status meetings.

ACS, A Xerox Company - QA Test Engineer III 01/08 - 3/11

Client: SSA Social Security Administration

Project: Beneficiary Access Support Services, Ticket to Work System

Client: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Project: Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS)

•Evaluated Business and Systems Requirement documents.

•Contributed in regular status meetings to state any bugs, problems and risks.

•Participated in implementing test-plans and test-cases built on high-leveled and detailed design. Broadly done manual testing and the functional testing.

•Tested Data Base validation, logging validation, and GUI (Graphical User Interfaces) for objects, radio buttons, test boxes, drop down menus, check box etc validation. Performed UAT testing and Integration testing.

•Used ETL for extract, transform and load the data in the database.

•Responsible to writing test plans, define test cases, created and executed test scripts for the Web and Client/Server applications and uploaded them in the Mercury Quality Center/ALM tool.

•Performed Functional Testing, smoke, regression, end-to-end, Integration and load testing. Executed batch and online testing. Responsible to coordinate User Acceptance testing (UAT) and communication with HUD end users.

•Provided documentation and followed test procedures in conformance with CMMi level 3 standards and the SDLC process. Monitored and reported to management the testing progress, issues and results. Worked closely with developers during test execution to ensure proper communication of defects. Managed defect tracking and defect reporting for assigned projects.

•Reported bugs and tracked defects using Rational Clear Quest, Jira

•Wrote detailed test documentation supporting assigned deliverables. Met scheduled deliverables as defined by Project Manager. Imported data from ‘XLS’ to ‘XML’. Verified information using ‘XML spy Editor’.

•Tested Web Services application using SOAP UI Pro Web Services Description Language (WSDL) for XML documents and HTTP protocol.

•Worked closely with development and operation teams to re-generate software defects within the QA environment, capture logs, and provide root cause analysis.

•Generated weekly and monthly status reports.

Production Control Specialist

Client: Department of Education, Federal Student Aid

Project: Common Services for Borrowers (CSB)

•Responsible for providing DLSS (direct loan student services) services to the borrowers. Variety of assignments like monitoring (AUTOSYS Web Interface Jobs), reconciling data and scheduling fulfillment production jobs. Handled multiple tasks to meet production scheduling and processing deadlines.

•Knowledge of student financial aid programs (FAFSA, Pell Grants, and/or Direct Loans)

•Analyzed, escalated issues with production jobs. Reviewed & reconciled that all fulfillment correspondence data had been generated, delivered, mailed from the fulfillment center to meet schedule deadlines, coordinated and track all Bills, Account Statements as well as reconciled all the data.

•Updated all the required spreadsheets. Interface with the team and external vendors to ensure that fulfillment process workflow and deadlines are met.

•Used Clear Quest for incident management/tickets for the issues or errors. Submitted the tickets if the problems resolved then close the ticket or reopened the ticket and updated/edited.

EDUCATION /Certifications/ Previous Clearances with Government Projects

•Bachelors of Commerce

•US Citizen

•Public Trust Security Clearance Level 6 Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

•Public Trust Security Clearance Level 5C, Department of Education

•Public Trust Security Clearance Social Security Administration & HUD Govt.

•Certified Scrum Master

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