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QA Fix Protocol Analyst

Brooklyn, New York, United States
August 12, 2018

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Well versed with Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and System Test Life Cycle (STLC);

Knowledge of Agile & Waterfall methodologies and its phases - Requirements gathering, Analysis/design, Development and Testing;

Proficient in preparing Test Scenarios, Test Plans, Test Cases and Test Reports by analyzing Business Requirements (BRD) and Software Requirement Specifications (SRS).

Hands-on experience of performing GUI, Smoke / Sanity, Functional, Backend, Regression and End-to-End Testing.

Experienced in developing and reviewing RTM to ensure comprehensive test coverage of requirements.

Ability to create SQL queries and Linux commands for data verification and back end testing for transaction based financial systems.

Expertise in documenting defects in detail and recreation steps using HP Quality Center (HP ALM) and JIRA

Proficient in testing complex financial applications and deep knowledge of Capital Markets, Trade Life Cycle and Financial products such as: Equities, Derivatives and Fixed Income.

Experienced in Order Management Systems (OMS) and Electronic Trading Applications.

Strong knowledge of FIX Protocol, ability to read FIX messages by extracting FIX Logs using Linux Terminal and analyzing different tag and values combinations.

Experienced in using VeriFIX tool in order to perform E2E of trades and running automated scripts.

Worked closely with Business Analyst and Developers for defect reproduction.

Dedicated, highly motivated, result-oriented in delivering quality software solutions and strategies to achieve high level of software quality that exceeds business objectives.

Good Interpersonal skills in working closely with various stakeholders, supporting User Acceptance Testing when needed.

Capable of working both as a team player and independently.

Strong ability to resolve issues and prioritize workload in a timely and effective manner.


Testing tools: HP ALM/QC, QTP/UFT, VeriFix, JIRA

Project environment: HTML, XML, VBscripts, FIX Protocol

Databases: MS Access, SQL Server

Platforms: Windows/OS Server, Mac, Unix/Linux


Interactive Brokers Secaucus, NJ Quality Assurance Analyst June 2015 - Present

Project: Trader Workstation - IB TWS is a comprehensive and powerful desktop trading platform that allows traders/investors to find investment opportunities, analyze them and place a trade. Through this application user can perform multiple functions: trade stocks, options, ETF, futures, bonds and mutual funds


Reviewed and analyzed presented requirements in Agile/SCRUM environment.

Use HP ALM to organize and manage all phases of software testing process, including planning and executing tests, tracking defects and creating Test Analysis Report (TAR).

Participate in the design, creation and execution of comprehensive test strategies/plans, focusing on End to End Testing and dependencies across projects/teams.

Work on Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) to make sure that all requirements of each module are covered with test cases.

Perform Smoke, Positive and Negative, Boundary, GUI, Functional, End-to-End, Backend, Regression testing.

Assign tickets of founded bugs to Development team using bug tracking tool JIRA.

Verify the UI of the application comparing to the standard Updated, executed, and maintained Test Scripts when Change Request was received.

Responsible Backend testing by running SQL queries to retrieve and check data against Test Data.

Execute manual test cases developed specifically for pre-trading phase and verifying front end functionalities of the system.

Retrieve FIX Logs using Linux and comparing FIX Messages against GUI and Test Data with and without in-house build FIX Translator.

Interact with automation team and discuss the test cases, which need to be automated.

Run automated scripts using HP UFT and verify created checkpoints and used parameterization from data tables.

Use VeriFIX in order to perform End-to-End testing of the Trade Life Cycle.

Verify order types and TIF in the drop-down menu and how they work in combination with each other.

Manually tested functionality of trading stocks and executed Trading Reports to cross check with database and FIX logs.

Run prewritten scripts during Performance testing using VeriFix simulation tool for mass order creation and cancellation.

Participate in Root Cause Analysis, prioritize defects and provided defect lifecycle improvement suggestions.

Attend in daily SCRUM Meetings to discussing progress made, plans “roadblocks”.

MarketAxess New York, New York Quality Assurance Analyst April 2014 - May 2015

Project: MarketAxess Bond Ticker – a web-based tool for global fixed income data and trading platform that enables investment professionals to efficiently access trade and reference data of corporate bonds and other types of fixed-income instruments.


Analyzed Business Requirements Document (BRD) and Functional Specifications Document (FSD) to understand the application.

Maintained the Requirement Traceability Matrix after developing and updating test cases.

Interacted with various departments to understand and fulfill business requirements as they relate to applications.

Wrote and executed test plans and test cases for different features of Bond ticker and its modules.

Used HP ALM in order to write and update test cases, execute and track testing process.

Performed GUI, E2E, Smoke, Functional, Regression and Backend testing for bonds.

Tested RFQ messages: acknowledgment, execution and cancelation.

Composed SQL queries using aggregate functions, subqueries, joins and other clauses for data manipulation and Backend testing.

Tracked defects in JIRA, interacted with Developers to manage project-related issues and processes.

Reported arising risks to Business Analyst, QA Manager and Project Manager; released notes during the absence of QA and BA lead.

Worked independently and in a team with Business Analysts, Developers and other project management staff involved in Software Development Life Cycle.

Created Test Analysis Report (TAR), delivered issues and suggestive solutions to management team.

Attended daily and weekly meetings for reviewing the testing process with QA team, Developers, Project Managers and Business Analysts.

Habib Bank LTD Hartford, CT QA Tester January 2013 –February 2014

Online Banking Services: This web based application was developed for allowing account holders to perform online transactions like opening Personal Accounts, quick transfer of Funds, Pay Bills, Balance Inquiry and detailed transactions report.


Participated in all phases of Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC), writing test cases, executing tests, logging and tracking defects and reviewing test cases collection executed within the result Test Analysis Reports (TAR).

Performed Smoked (Sanity) to ensure that project is ready for further testing.

Performed Regression, End-to-End, Functional testing.

Performed positive, negative, boundary testing to ensure that necessary modules are working properly.

Developed test cases from user stories for specific functional requirements.

Performed Backend testing using SQL to access database.

Executed GUI testing to ensure that interface and its modules are working as per requirement.

Interacted with Business teams and Developers to understand business requirements.

Performed Defect Management Life Cycle using Jira.

Prepared Requirement Traceability Matrix to establish traceability between requirements and test cases.

Prioritized workflow to deliver deliverables before the deadline.

Communicated with developers through all phases of testing to prioritize bug resolution.

Actively participated in Scrum meeting, review-meetings and walkthroughs to discuss the status of the project.


Tashkent State University of Economics Tashkent, Uzbekistan

BS, Economics

Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate Bloomberg LP

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