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Engineer Manager

Brentwood, CA
October 18, 2018

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Rajesh Kirubakaran

*** ***** ***** **** *********, CA 94513 H: 925-***-**** C: 248-***-****

Seeking Position as ... QA AUTOMATION ENGINEER

Expertise in Functional Testing, Agile Methodology & Diverse Business Domains

Award-winning senior quality assurance specialist with an intense drive for personal, team and company success acquired through 18 years of progressive experience and successful track record in automotive, financial services, claims/risk/safety management, wireless communications and banking industries. Credited with formulating the overall QA strategy and driving the full project testing lifecycle for product and application development to optimize productivity, maximize product value, increase growth and achieve cost savings.

Professional Overview

ANAPLAN / xoriant corporation QA AUTOMATION Engineer February, 2017 to March, 2018

Developed Page Object Model to Automate Functional tests with Java/Selenium WebDriver, Maven and TestNG. Provided ExtentReports detailing the success/failure statistics.

Integrated the execution of the automated UI test scripts into the Continuous Integration process.

Monitored Console/Network activities with Developer Tools on Chrome and Firefox browser, logged defects on Jira and wrote test cases on Test Rails.

Executed REST API tests with Postman to verify happy, alternate and negative paths along with JSON/GraphQL Response.

Viewed logs on Splunk. verify Configuration / Properties files, Chef Cookbook versions for accuracy,

SSH to various application servers/services to check current versions, Start/Stop/Restart services, Start/Stop Rabbit-MQ Cluster, verify if processes were running already, memory utilization, deploy Builds/Cookbook versions on different environments with RunDeck, search for PR’s/Commits to Develop-Arbitrary/Feature branches on Github to verify the code changes went into the correct branch and to kick off new Builds on Jenkins by passing correct parameters, communicate with other Teams both local and in other Countries to keep them updated, prior to making changes on shared environments, through Slack, host Zoom sessions with Development Lead / Product Owner to trouble shoot issues and do demoes.


Enterprise Identity Mgmt. - IAM Sys. & Eng. Senior QA Analyst May 2, 2016 to Dec 30, 2016

Worked on SailPoint for Onboarding/Off boarding employees/contractors into Federal Reserve Banks nationwide. Also, successfully tested the provisioning system used for managing Active Directory accounts, Enterprise Directory accounts, Email and other accounts which are unique to the Fed.

Tested Self Service Portal for changes to Password management, Security Questions/Answers and Two Factor Authorization. Also, the password interceptor and password sync features were tested.

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Developed Regression test set on Version One for all Workflows relating to Create Identity, Manage Accounts, Revoke/Restore, Terminate and documented the process of staging data by manipulating on back end to mimic PeopleSoft interface.

Cash Product Office - National Cash Automation - Central Application May 18, 2015 to May 2, 2016

Scope: Executed Functional test scripts, logged defects, created new test scripts for CR’s and participated in daily SCRUM meetings. Leveraged tools like HP ALM 12 & Oracle SQL Developer.

- Noteworthy Accomplishments –

Designed Test scripts for different functionality within Universals module of Central application.

Scheduled Skype meetings with business analysts to clarify the expected results, pre-requisites and data set up for enhancements and CR’s.

Executed Test scripts part of UI/Data Validation, Positive & Negative test sets for Round 1, 2 & 3 testing.

Verified the changes on the backend by querying the database tables.

Aon E-Solutions, LLC, San Ramon, CA July 2008 – March 13, 2015

Senior Quality Assurance Specialist/ Test Lead

Scope: Claims/Risk/Safety management systems product development Led the quality assurance team in the full-life-cycle. Leveraged tools like HP ALM 11, TeamCity, SVN, Oracle SQL Developer, Fitnesse/Selenium & Cognos.

- Noteworthy Accomplishments –

Harnessed Selenium WebDriver /Java fixtures called from Fitnesse scripts for verification of UI, Field validation and Functional tests.

Improved Automation coverage by creating and executing automation scripts with Selenium WebDriver/Java/Fitnesse for the stories in a sprint cycle.

Maintained, added automation regression scripts and executed after a new Build got deployed.

Enabled back-end testing- by executing PL SQL Packages and verify the procedures that were created for VAO BDT (Value As Of – Back Dated Transaction) on Data Warehouse.

Increased speed of development, by creating and executing scripts for Proof of concept to integrate a web application to our Product for managing/configuring users and forms.

Validated Identity and Access Management by testing different types of authentication: traditional login, network and single-sign on.

Led the testing of Multi Tenancy systems by validating single/multi-tenant functionality of Cognos CAP, regular user/Administrator privileges and access to Reports by users logged in with Light Authentication, SSO and email with Links.

Specialized in cross-browser validation on newly redesigned UI on IE, Chrome, Firefox and Safari browsers.

VERIZON WIRELESS / Apex Systems Inc. Walnut Creek, CA Oct 2007 – Mar 2008

Consulting SENIOR QA Analyst

Scope: Wireless Communications Platform - B2B application. Leveraged tools like Quality Center and SQL Navigator

- Noteworthy Accomplishments -

Designed Test cases and Test scripts by referring to the Approach.

Collaborate with business analysts to clarify the functions, processes or scenarios that are not covered in the Approach to clearly determine what the business wants.

Leveraged Quality Center for documenting test results.

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DAIMLER CHRYSLER CORP / Compuware Corporation, Detroit, MI Oct 2004 – Sep 2007

Consulting Test Analyst

Scope: Automotive Platform for Daimler Chrysler. Leveraged tools like LoadRunner, PVCS, WS_FTP, Putty & UNIX.

- Noteworthy Accomplishments -

Designed and edited Load Test cases and Test scripts based on performance requirements.

Collaborate with Liaisons and stakeholders of different Web applications to isolate the transactions that did not meet the criteria as defined in the SLA’s.

Leveraged LoadRunner Reports to provide breakdown of system response time in relation to number of virtual users, ramp up/ramp down ratio, network latency etc.

Provided deployment schedules to Project Management Office and processed source code requests.

Specialized in analyzing trouble tickets that needed immediate attention and escalated if needed.

DAIMLER CHRYSLER SERVICES / Exeter Systems Inc, Farmington Hills, MI Aug 1999 – Aug 2004

Consulting Test Analyst

Scope: Financial Services Platform for Daimler Chrysler Services. Led the Quality Assurance team in the full life-cycle. Leveraged tools like SQA Manager, Rational Robot, Mercury LoadRunner, MS Visual Basic v6.0, ASP, MS Word, MS Excel, VB Script, MS Visual Source Safe, DB-Artisan and MQ Series.

- Noteworthy Accomplishments -

Maintained Regression scripts for functional tests with Rational Robot.

Collaborate with developers and Product Owners to determine the efficient solution to Production issues.

Leveraged SQA Manager for documenting and communicating defects and test results.

Specialized in SQL and ran Stored Procedures to manipulate and create data.

Verified data completeness and transformation rules.

Processed data for testing and analytics after mitigation of data errors.

Education & Training

Agile Testing Practices

Bachelor of Arts Madras University – Chennai, India

Post Graduate Certification, Computer Applications NIIT – Chennai, India

Technical Proficiencies

Languages & APIs: SQL, PL/SQL, ASP & VB

Databases: DB2, Sybase 12.x, MySQL, Oracle 9i, 10g, 11g & SQL Server

Tools & Technologies: HP ALM 11, Fitnesse/Selenium/Java, IntelliJ/Eclipse, SVN, Oracle SQL Developer, TeamCity, Cognos, SQL Navigator, LoadRunner, QTP, PVCS, WS_FTP Pro, Putty, UNIX, SQA Manager, Rational Robot, MS Visual Basic v6.0, ASP, MS Word, MS Excel, VB Script, MS Visual Source Safe, DB-Artisan, MQ Series and Jenkins

Enterprise Applications: WebSphere Application/Portal Server, WebSphere, MQ Series, MSMQ & Cognos

Methodologies: UML, Rational Unified Process (RUP), Agile Modeling & Scrum.

Core Competencies

Selenium / Java / TestNG

ExtentReports / Jira / ALM

Agile Methodology

Github / Jenkins

Front-end Testing

Back-end Testing


Select Career Highlights

Spearheaded business transformation solutions at Aon E-Solutions from Claims/Risk/Safety management systems Stream lined the execution of test scripts, predicting performance issues and bottle-necks.

Reduced application development costs 35% by mentoring offshore resources in India/China. Assisted in building and aligning highly functional, tightly integrated onshore/offshore cross-functional teams.

Specialist in Agile Methodologies by leading the testing team in the daily scrum. Provided Sprint Demos and metrics.

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