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Engineer Test Cases

New York, New York, United States
August 27, 2018

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Bek Bannat


Sr. QA Engineer

Experienced QA Engineer with over 9 years’ experience in manual and automated testing of trading applications in client server and web-based environments. Extensive experience in managing large and small projects from inception to completion. Strong knowledge of Capital Markets, Derivatives, Pricing Models and Greeks, Electronic Trading, TOMS, FIX Protocol, SWIFT messages, Trade Life Cycle - Front Office, Middle Office and Back Office.



Client Server, Multi-tier/Web based application

Operating Systems

Windows, Unix/Linux


JAVA, C++, C#, .NET, VBScript, Python, Bash, XML, HTML


Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall

Testing Tools

Selenium WebDriver, QTP, HP ALM


MS SQL Server, Oracle Enterprise, IBM Informix

Trading Platforms

Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Misys


Strong knowledge of all phases of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall methodologies.

Solid experience in GUI, Functional, Integration, Back-end, Regression, System, and End to End testing of Fixed Income, Equity and Derivatives trading systems.

Experienced in functional testing and validation of Pricing Models and Greeks.

Solid experience in functional analysis of trading systems and processes, translating business needs into user stories and testable acceptance criteria.

Excellent communication skills to interact with internal and external team members to plan all applicable test phases to ensure project’s successful completion.

Proficient in leading UAT efforts from creation of Test Cases through Test Execution.

Highly skilled in developing test plans, test scenarios, and test cases.

Experienced in creating test data files for positive and negative testing scenarios to thoroughly test program logic and verify system flow.

Highly skilled in writing SQL queries to fetch data and perform data validation.

Hands on experience in data analysis using Python Pandas DataFrame.

Experienced in using Selenium WebDriver and TestNG.

Hands on experience in running UNIX commands to check and analyze log files.

Highly skilled in defect management, analysis and reporting (JIRA, HP ALM).

Cross-platform skills in Windows, UNIX/LINUX.

Experienced in leading teams onshore and offshore.


MIZUHO CAPITAL MARKETS, New York, NY 3/ 2015 – 6/ 2018

Sr. QA Engineer – FX & Derivatives

Prepared and executed both manual and automated test scripts to validate code changes and ensure that Apollo system, interest rate derivatives and forex system that handles trade capture, valuation, and back office processing, works as per users’ expectations. As a member of DevOps group provided 1st Line Support to Business.

Analyzed business requirements document and prepared test plans and test cases for Functional, Integration, Regression, and System Testing under Agile Methodology;

Partnered with cross-functional teams to coordinate development, testing, deployment processes;

Developed and executed both manual and automated test scripts;

Ran tests and test suites using Selenium WebDriver and TestNG;

Tested and validated Pricing Models and Greeks for Derivative Products;

Participated in Margin, Intraday risk management, Counterparty credit risk projects;

Tested the system’s Trade Capturing, Processing, Confirmation/Matching, Settlement and Notification functionalities;

Tested trading system’s Valuation (trade and portfolio level) functionalities;

Tested Confirmation and Matching platforms (Bloomberg, Settlement Center, Misys) for message exchanges, reference data and process automation;

Analyzed and validated Fix messages received from Fix gateways;

Validated changes in SWIFT messages MT300, MT304, MT305;

Ran UNIX commands to analyze logs and SQL queries for data validation;

Tracked defects (JIRA) and made sure the requirements traceability matrix is updated;

Led teams in global locations to execute test scenarios and coordinate releases.

BNY MELLON, New York, NY 8/ 2013 – 11/ 2014

QA Consultant – Fixed Income

Evaluated BondCentral fixed income trading system’s features and prepared test cases for Functional, Regression, Integration, System testing under Agile Methodology. Worked directly with product managers and developers to review and address bug issues.

Developed comprehensive set of use cases and test scenarios;

Wrote scripts inserting checkpoints and using Descriptive Programming in QTP;

Mapped the business requirements with the test cases;

Performed data driven testing on the application’s GUI using Parameterization;

Closely worked with Product Managers and Development to remediate defects;

Used HP ALM to organize and manage all phases of the software testing process.

MERRILL LYNCH, New York, NY 5/ 2012 – 8/ 2013

QA Consultant – Equity, Fixed Income & Derivatives

Analyzed the Business Requirements Document for Merrill Edge MarketPro platform enhancement, developed and executed test scripts for Functional, Back-end, Regression, Integration, and System testing.

Tested functionality of trading bonds, stocks and options using QTP;

Developed and maintained strong relationships with all stakeholders;

Participated in defect triage with reports detailing all bugs found in each test activities;

Executed SQL queries to provide backend data consistency;

Used HP ALM to organize and manage all phases of the software testing process.

BANK OF AMERICA, New York, NY 1/ 2009 – 4/ 2012

QA Consultant

Performed Functional, Back-End, Regression, Integration, and System Testing on financial applications and ensured they meet highest users’ expectation.

Involved in full SDLC and worked closely with Business Analysts and Developers;

Performed Functional, Back-end, Regression, Integration, and System testing;

Linked test cases to requirements using HP ALM;

Wrote SQL queries for database backend testing using Microsoft SQL.


The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY

Software Quality Assurance: Automated and Manual Testing

Masters, Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

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