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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
August 17, 2018

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(Test Manager Test Lead) Mobile: 412-***-**** Project Management Professional (PMP)® with experience in all stages of software development life cycle (SDLC) for medium to enterprise level projects. Skills and experience include: test management, quality assurance, scrum master, stakeholder engagement, risk management, managing distributed teams, delivering multiple projects simultaneously. Comfortable with managing projects from cradle to grave – inception to cycle close. Passionate about AGILE (SCURM/KANBAN/SAFe) framework and in continuous improvement. EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:

• 12+ years of overall IT experience • 7+ years of Test Manager experience

• 2+ years of Energy/Utility experience • 5+ years of Test Analyst/Lead experience

• 10+ years of Banking and FI experience • 5+ years of experience in managing team TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE:

• 10+ years of experience in Mainframe Testing • Mainframe Tools: JCL, FILEAID, VSAM, DB2, SQL, SORT

• .NET, JAVA based application testing • AGILE Tool: CA Rally

• Test Management Tool: HP ALM & JIRA • 2+ years of experience in automation testing (UFT)


• Work Authorization: Green Card

• Bachelor degree in Engineering (2002-2006)

• Project Management Professional (PMP)® (2018 – Present)

• Certified Scrum Master (CSM)® (2017 – Present)

• ISTQB certified test professional


• Tata Consultancy Services – 09/2017 to Present – Test Manager & SCRUM Master

• Aspire Systems, USA – 05/2017 to 08/2017 – Test Lead/Test Manager

• Cognizant Technology Solutions – 08/2006 to 04/2017 – Delivery Manager PROJECT SUMMARY:

American Express Florida, 06/2018 – Present

Technology & Tools: Mainframe (Changeman, IMS, JCL, COBOL, DB2, Control M), Distributed System, Rally & Clarity Distributed Team: 7 offshore contractors, 2 onsite contractors & 1 onsite FTE Methodology: AGILE/SAFe

Role: 25% as SCRUM Master & 75% as Test Manager

Project Background: Confidential

Industry: Card and Payment Solutions

Top Five Responsibilities: (As Test Manager)

Coordinating with multiple stakeholders (Dev, deployment team, PM, DBA, BA) to ensure timely delivery from QA

Test planning, E2E test strategy, phase wise testing planning, test data management, defect management

Capacity planning, resource allocation, prioritization, allocation of task, monitoring, collaborating

Closely working with UAT team and deployment team to support their activities. Managing Risks and issues

Managing testing effort sizing, estimation, budget, reporting, metrics, KPI, Go-No-Go input, governance Top Five Responsibilities: (As SCRUM Master)

Serving as a entry supporting SCURM master to instill AGILE/SCURM principle in team practice. Learn and adjust

Coordinating with multiple product owners to define/understand/maintain product backlog for two teams

Organizing SCRUM ceremonies (Release & Sprint planning, Stand up call, product demo, sprint retrospective)

Continuous improvements, removing impediments, instilling SCRUM best practices, ensure alignment

Task creation, backlog grooming, maintaining velocity/capacity/burndown details One Main Financial Evansville, IN, USA, 09/2017-05/2018 Technology & Tools: Mainframe (Changeman, JCL, COBOL, DB2, VSAM), Distributed System, JIRA Distributed Team: 3 onsite contractors & 1 onsite FTE Methodology: Waterfall

Role: 100% as Test Manager

Project Background: Confidential

Industry: Financial (Secured & Unsecured Personal Loan) Top Five Responsibilities: (As Test Manager)

Manage QA resources across several releases and parallel projects. Includes forecasting, scheduling, and resource leveling.

Scope definition, Effort Estimation, Identify, scheduling, allocating, monitoring of QA tasks. Managing risks.

Coordinating with various stake holders (BA, PM, Dev, UAT, UX). Defining E2E test strategy, timely completion of tasks.

Test data management, defect life cycle management, system, end to end, regression testing coverage.

Working closely with the PMO, development, production support and business solutions to ensure that the quality objectives of all projects are met within schedule constraints

Jack Henry & Associates Seattle, WA, USA, 05/2017-08/2017 Technology & Tools: Mainframe (Endevor, JCL, COBOL, DB2, VSAM), Distributed System, MTM, UFT Distributed Team: 6 offshore contractors & 2 offshore contractors Methodology: Waterfall

Role: 50 % as Test Manager & 50% as Project Manager Project Background: Confidential

Industry: Card and Payment Solutions

Top Five Responsibilities: (Test Lead/Test Manager)

Managing one or more projects simultaneously from initiation to closure phase meeting the given constraints

Providing test leadership for the ongoing projects. Managing onsite and offshore team. Coordinating UAT phases

Planning, risk management, test governance, project communication, issue resolve, defect management

Stakeholder engagement, reporting, managing cost, constantly asses the avenues to improve the process

Implementing the test automation framework, maintaining test regions, collaborate with automation testers DIRECT ENERGY Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 03/2015-04/2017 Technology & Tools: .NET, Mobile Application, SITE CORE, HP ALM Distributed Team: 8 offshore contractors & 3 onsite FTE Methodology: Hybrid Agile/SCRUM

Role: 100% as Test Master

Project Background: Confidential

Top Five Responsibilities: (As Test Lead)

Complete estimation, test design and planning and test execution for projects assigned.

Owning the planning, scheduling and supporting the client UAT projects. Providing environment test data support.

Identify and provide the requirements that will enhance test execution, manual testing, regression coverage

Supervise a team of employee and contract resources in support of the Quality Program based on project assignments.

Collaborate with Business Project Managers, Technical Deliver Managers, Applications Development and Infrastructure managers to document, investigate and resolve quality issues.

Provide test progress report with metrics to project stakeholders. Bank of New York Mellon India (08/2006-01/2014); Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 02/2014-03/2015 Technology & Tools: Mainframe (Endevor, JCL, COBOL, DB2, VSAM), JIRA, UFT, Automation Distributed Team: 17 offshore contractors & 3 offshore contractor Methodology: Waterfall

Role: 50% as Test Manager & 50% as Project Manager Project Background: Confidential

Industry: Banking

Top Ten Responsibilities: (As Test Lead/Project Lead)

Managing one or more ongoing project by planning, resource allocation, prioritizing, engaging, overseeing.

Align team to strategic objective of the project. Managing risk & cost of the project. Keeping communication open

Reporting, attending various meeting, stakeholder engagement, providing status, managing effort & budget

Capturing KPI, metrics, deviation and share the same with management. Managing reportees as people manager

Proving necessary support for governance, documentation, audit, processes improvement initiatives

As a functional test lead providing leadership to team for system, integration, regression & UAT

Hands on participation for test planning, test case designing, review, allocation of task, issue resolve, TDM

Building the automation test framework, test suite, managing environment, coordinating with test leads

Coordinating with various stake holders (Dev, BA, PGPm, UAT leads, UX team, external vendors)

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