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Project Manager Test Cases

Brooklyn, NY
December 24, 2018

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Ilyas Khamzin

Email: Cellular: +1-917-***-****/New York, NY

•Professional Quality Assurance Analyst with over 5 years of experience in manual testing at Financial Domains and Banking Industries

•Strong knowledge of the Software Develop Life Cycle (SDLC)and System Test Life Cycle (STLC)

•Full understanding of the complex development methodologies such as: Agile, Waterfall

•Knowledge of Capital Market and testing experience of Trading Applications

•Full comprehension of Trading Life Cycle, Financial Instruments (Equities, ETF, Derivatives, Bonds, Fixed Income), FIX-Protocol

•Expert in running following tests: Smoke/Sanity, GUI, Functional, Integration, End to End, Backend, Regression, System, web based and desktop applications

•Proficient in analyzing requirements and creating Test Plan, Test cases Test scenarios, Test Data and Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) using HP ALM and MS Excel

•Hands on experience in writing detailed test cases on HP ALM

•Expert in working with defect tracking tool JIRA

•Experienced in using Linux Terminal to extract FIX logs for fix messages testing

•Capable to write complex SQL’s queries using MS SQL for backend testing

•Ran automation test sets using automation tool HP UFT / HP QTP

•Constantly used VeriFix to imitate exchanges and run automated scripts tests.

•Created and submitted Test Analysis report (TAR) including the status of the test cases

•Performed test case reviews and provided feedbacks to junior team members in developing appropriate test cases and test strategies

•Worked closely with Project Manager and BA to evaluate and recommend enhancements, document QA processes and improve best testing practices

•The ability to work as part of team and as well individually

•Focused and well maintained under the high pressure.

•Possess an excellent time management skill

•Great communication skills both writing and verbally, furthermore strong critical thinking.



SQL, Java, HTML / CSS and JavaScript, VB Script


MS SQL, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL/ PgAdmin,

Test Lab Tools:

HP ALM, Quality Center, VeriFIX, HP QTP/UFT

Defect Life Cycle:

JIRA, HP ALM, Quality Center,

Operating Systems:

Mac OSX, Windows, Linux,


LightSpeed Trading, LLC

QA Analyst

September 2016– Present

New York, NY

Lightspeed Trader– is the flagship desktop trading platform for Stocks and Options with over 100 order routing destinations. Designed for traders of all levels, the platform allows adapting the design and customizing the layouts and rules to fit each customer’s unique trading style.


•Part of the team which is responsible for the Equity trading part of the application

•Analyzed the Business Requirements Document (BRD) and Functional Specifications

Document (FSD) to understand the application

•Gathering and analyzing the latest requirements for the release

•Converting gathered requirements into perfectly written test cases which covers all user behavior

•Preparing and constantly modifying the test plan

•Login and reporting defects using the defect tracking tool JIRA by following the Defect Life Cycle

•Performing Smoke/Sanity, Negative and Positive, GUI, End-to-End, Backend, Boundary and Regression testing

•Extracting FIX Logs using Linux Terminal, and analyzing FIX messages (tags and values) with and without FIX translator

•Extensively using VeriFIX tool to simulate an exchange for end-to-end testing purposes

•Using SQL extensively performing back-end testing

•Manually performing Functionality testing of the application

•Generating and validating trading reports against the UI and back end information

•Hand on experience on running automation test scripts and constantly modifying the scripts for personal needs.

•Working closely with Automation Engineer to transform T minus 1 release test cases into automated regression suite

•Using HP UFT to perform automated regression testing

•Using Requirement Traceability Matrix to cover all the requirements by test cases and presented it to Business Analyst.

•Actively participate in daily daily stand up meetings to review and discuss standards, procedures and processes for Enhancement and Modification requests.

E-Trade Pro

QA Analyst

July 2014 – September 2016

New York, NY

E-TRADE Pro is E-TRADE’s trading and analytical platform designed to meet the needs of active traders and investors. It’s a customizable trading platform that offers a variety of features. Using the E-Trade Pro platform, investors/traders can trade stocks, options, futures.


•Identified requirements from specifications, mapped requirements to test cases and design test coverage plan. Maintained and improved the testing environment

•Actively was involved in Agile work flow

•Developed Test Plan for multiple projects, which followed agile methodology.

•Created and executed Functional and GUI test cases and other test artifacts like the test data, data validation.

•Created and executed test cases for various features and modules of Equites

•Was responsible for conducting End to End testing of complete trading cycle for equities: including pre-trade, actual trade and post-trade stages,

•Applied to HP ALM for writing, executing and mapping the test cases to requirements.

•Effectively used Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) to make sure all of the requirements were covered by the test cases;

•Retrieved data from database with SQL statements, such as joins, sub-queries and clauses for backend testing and comparison with the frontend data

•Worked closely with Project Manager and BA to evaluate and recommend enhancements, document QA processes and improve best testing practices

•Detecting bugs and classifying them based on severity and priority in JIRA

•Responsible for finding reliable ways to reproduce issues and raise defects that are found

•Helped the team from delays by preventing showstoppers.

Arab Banking Corporation (Bank ABC)

Junior QA Tester

June 2013- June 2014

New York, NY

Online banking – Bank ABC allows their US based clients to access their accounts through the Web.


•Reviewed requirements specifications, attend sprint grooming and planning meetings to provide timely and meaningful feedback wherever applicable Composed to HP Quality Center for Testing Life cycle

•Participated in developing Test Plan, Test Scenarios based on the Requirement

•Used HP Quality Center to do RTM (Requirements Tractability Matrix)

•Customized the scripts using QTP (Quick Test Professional) for performing regression testing

•Performed the following tests: Smoke/Sanity, Functionality, Integration, System Configuration, End to End, Backend, Regression

•Performed database testing on the back-end by running queries in SQL Server

•Participating in the daily Scrum meetings with Developer and Business team to discuss the defects logged in QC for every release

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

•Have created and maintained TAR (Test Analyzing Report)


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information

University of Abaya Myrzakhmetova

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