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QA Automation Test Lead

Montville, NJ
September 05, 2018

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Parsippany, New Jersey ● Cell: 860-***-**** ● ●

Professional Summary

Enthusiastic Test lead professional with 10.5 years of strong leadership and hands-on scripting\coding experience in Software Quality Assurance Test Automation, seeking an opportunity to utilize my acquired skills, experience, expertise and education to help a company become more efficient and profitable.

Highly ambitious, self-motivated, proactive, innovative, process-oriented and goal-oriented experienced professional. Dedicated team player with organizational, multi-tasking skills and very committed to high quality work.

Expertise in Agile, onshore-offshore delivery models and building positive client and vendor relationships.

Very well versed with project test-planning, automation framework designing and execution, quality review, cross-functional team collaboration, mentoring, resource management, project closure report/test report and monthly & weekly status reports to stake holders

Worked for BFSI projects (Banking: Capital Markets - Equities & Shares, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mortgage, etc.), Healthcare projects (ETL), Tax applications till date.

Technical Skills

Automation Testing: Developed Page-Object model, Data driven, Keyword driven and Hybrid Automation frameworks. HP QTP\UFT, Excel Macros, Microsoft Visual Studio – Coded UI, Selenium basics.

Testing types performed: Smoke Testing (BVT - Build Verification Testing), System, Functional, Integration, Regression, UAT (User Acceptance), Volume testing, Penetration testing, Back-end (database) testing, Migration testing, RBS (Role Based Security) testing, Cross-browser testing, Reports Testing (Qlik, BI), Cloud platform testing, etc.

Continuous Integration (Dev-Ops) and Version Controlling: TeamCity with Microsoft Visual Studio - Team Foundation Server (TFS), SharePoint, Tortoise SVN, and HP Quality Center\HP ALM11.5.

SDLC\STLC models: Agile (Tools used: Rally, Jira), Iterative, Waterfall & V-models.

Database: Oracle, SQL Server, Toad (Interface), MS Access, MySQL, IBM iSeries.

Types of applications: Desktop, Mainframes applications, web-applications that were based on Java, .Net, Pega, Oracle forms, online Excel UI (Microsoft Online 365), Azure (cloud) platforms, etc.

Languages: C#.Net, VB Script, VBA, C, C++.

Other skills: OOP concepts, Citrix, Basics of ETL & Informatica DVO, Web-services Testing, Java basics.


Feb 2016-Present KPMG LLP

Montvale, NJ, USA.

Role: Quality Assurance Lead (Team size: 4)

Developed automation framework using the Page-Object Model method.

Prepared precise estimates for all modules required for test automation.

Automated test scripts for scenarios provided by the Business team.

Coordinated with the application team and ensured resolution of all issues and completion of work on time.

Reviewed all test cases and test scripts for quality and purposely looked for additional areas to review.

Maintained, debugged and optimized automation scripts.

Analyzed all change requests and prepared requirements for project.

Maintained and issued weekly reports on all automation tests.

Developed manuals for scripts to be implemented by user.

Assisted users in understanding and executing automation scripts.

Also performed Backend testing, Volume and Security testing

Jul 2011-Jan 2016 ACCENTURE Services Pvt. Ltd.

Dallas, TX, USA and Bangalore, India.

Role: Software Engineering Team Lead (Team size: 15)

Managerial responsibilities:

Key member of TCoE (Testing Center of Excellence) team. Set up the Automation team from staffing resources to aligning different teams to various projects, as per clients' expectations.

Analyzed the existing QA processes, environment & capabilities and worked with the Client Automation Architect to understand and define Automation Project Goals per quarter.

Identified gaps in Current state to Target state and came out with a proposed Automation Framework.

Defined and integrated application specific Automation Framework based on the Regression Test Suite.

Base-lined the manual Test Cases to be automated for each quarter.

Coordinated, supervised & tracked the overall testing activities and deliverables of offshore automation team.

Initiated Agile within the automation team and created all-embracing spreadsheets to record the automation targets and status/progress by area which were shared with and well received by management.

Prepared coding standards document and enforced compliance within the team.

Prepared Weekly and Monthly Status Report Dashboards and shared with all the relevant Stakeholders.

Handled multiple initiatives, mentored the team and built effective communication to make the onshore-offshore model successful, which was highly appreciated by clients.

Test Automation: Recognized Subject Matter Expert (SME).

Designed test automation frameworks based on the complexity of the Test requirements. Created Test Automation Scripts using UFT 11.5.\12.

Published test results, managed test cycle & tracked defects in HP ALM.

Performed Regression testing, which normally cut down the 80-90% of the manual effort.

Documented on the usage of Test Automation Scripts developed.

Trained functional testers on the usage of scripts developed by the core automation folks.

Reviewed code, enforced coding standards and delivered uniform, good quality work.

Customized framework and enhanced existing automated scripts.

Feb 2008-May 2011 SOCIETE GENERALE Global Solution Centre

Bangalore, India.

Role: Automation Test Engineer

Identified automation candidates out of the available test cases list provided by the functional testing team.

Designed and customized test automation frameworks based on the complexity of the Test requirements. Created Test Automation Scripts using HP QTP 9.5/10.

Prepared coding standards document and enforced compliance within the team.

Reviewed scripts developed by peers within the module-team as well as at the project team level too.

Published test results, managed test cycle & tracked defects in HP Quality Center.

Documented on the usage of Test Automation Scripts developed.

Maintained, debugged and optimized automation scripts.

Performed monthly regression testing and share results with stakeholders.


Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering (2007).

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