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Engineer Quality

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
April 27, 2019

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US Citizen (Clearable)


Washington DC

Quality Assurance Professional

Information Technology Professional, with extensive experience in Software quality assurance and requirements analysis. Proven ability to lead teams of various sizes in end to end quality initiatives and processes for web-based applications and mobile applications using agile methods and BDD. Adept with developing, publishing, coordinating and executing test plans, test cases, test strategy... Coached new hires to bring them up to speed. Very analytical problem solver and detail oriented and very organized excellent communication skills written and oral. Excellent trouble shooting and documentation skills and a multi tasker. Collaborative in approach with geographically spread teams. Offers expertise in all phases of SDLC and all types of testing. Worked directly with client like Microsoft for resolving accessibility issues in SAP Success factors Learning management product. Banking, E-learning, Content management, offline player and more.

Key skills:

• Selenium • Scrum • Agile

• Test Plan &Strategy • Detail oriented • Functional Test

• Accessibility Test • API testing • Problem Solver

Data Migration •Connectors • User stories

AWS • SaaS • ETL

Validation • Upgrades • Patches

508 •Mobile device tests •Quick learner

Team Player •SSO • Integration test

SAML •LDAP • Certified quality


End to End • Water Fall • Use cases

Test Planning •Test Design •Test Execution

Test Evaluation •AICC • SCORM

Deploy code •Command Line •Java Script

Manage\Mitigate Risk •Python •Maven

Integration testing •Data Validation •Risk Analysis

Compliance •IntelliJ •UAT

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SAP, Reston, VA 2010-Present

Senior Quality Specialist

Developed test strategy. Oversaw team members for organization, communication and leadership. Test cases review, analysis review and domain help. Test effort estimation, capacity planning, Resource planning, sprint planning. Proven ability to successfully deliver high quality deliverables under high pressure/ tough time lines handling multiple projects simultaneously too.

Managed the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which was implemented in Europe for Leaning Management Systems (LMS).

Developed, published and executed test plan, significantly improving test plan outcomes.

Analyzed the GDPR requirements, developed test strategy, Test cases (functional and non-functional), Test scenarios (user centric and system centric). Test data (positive and negative flows) resulting in very high-quality product.

Presented requirements gap analysis to product managers for customer friendly product.

Identified regression as SME for learning management system resulting in highest quality product.

Identified test cases to be automated and worked closely with automation team, monitored test case automation using Selenium and executed automated test cases and brought in effective

automation coverage.

Reviewed team’s work for accuracy, completeness and consistency with standards.

Reported progress to management /stake holders and responsible for briefing management on the status of various projects and daily operations for technical and non-technical audience.

Worked with team in executing functional and nonfunctional test cases and test scenarios.

Validated the data from front end (UI and functional flows) and back end using SQL queries both on HANA and Oracle databases ruling out back end issues.

Tested API’s (using Rest client postman application) that were developed and delivered to cross module teams as GDPR is an integration project among all modules of success factors. This ensured smooth data flow.

Created defects in Jira with supporting screens and documentation and correct prioritization keeping the exit criteria in view supporting a high-quality shipment.

Verified server logs in Splunk for defect root cause analysis and conveyed it to developers for ease of defect fixes.

Recommended defect prioritization in the defect review meetings with developers and product owners and played a quality advocate role.

Involved in global meetings for GDPR project to update and gather statuses for learning management system.

Led teams for testing software deliverables in development, staging and production environments standing as a guide, mentor, coach to my team.

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Provided SME guidance and monitored the testing activities carried out at overseas development center there by facilitating company budgets.

Microsoft Accessibility Project: This project is specifically for Microsoft (MS) for LMS software to address accessibility issues.

Worked directly with Microsoft team to resolve over 1000 accessibility issues and this gave me experience with direct client and the value I added for the company is knowledge of direct client interaction.

Had weekly meetings with MS to go over the updates and demo the fixes. Direct Client Interaction in identifying, prioritizing and resolving Customer satisfaction is the biggest achievement.

Took feedback from accessibility testers from MS and conveyed results to Product managers, Developers, UI designers and was collaborative in approach to address voluminous issues within tough time lines.

Made recommendations for frame work improvements, adding value to the LMS application.

ATL 508 certification: Offshore external team for 508 certifications for SAP.

Led an offshore external team for accessibility certification for VPAT.

Helped the team with flows and involved in status meetings and got the certification.

Built In Quality: Moving into agile BDD, TDD, CD, developed process criteria for Definition of Done on Jira.

Worked with couple of teams in a work stream called built in quality for moving from regular deliveries to continuous delivery.

Determined and documented definition of done for agile process which is implemented SAP company wide.

Global Assignments -Common Employment:

This was an integration project for integrating several success factors modules like Employee Central, Recruiting, Onboarding, Talent, Learning etc. using a common ID. The complexity and most important aspects of this project are getting deliverables that are prerequisites for learning development within time lines and resources all over the globe.

Lead a global team throughout the project from analyzing requirements, came up with test scenarios, test cases, test plan, requirements traceability matrix resulting in smooth release.

Worked with product management and development teams for defect reviews prioritization there by product released with very few issues.

Provided SME guidance and monitored the testing activities carried out at overseas development center and improved cycle times.

Worked on data migration Via Connectors and reduced time for data creation.

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Worked on SSO and SAML responses and mitigated any log in issues for clients.


Gamification project is an integration project with SAP Gamification in vision. Initial integration happened with Bunch Ball. This is a tool to encourage training completions on time and it tracks rewards. Trained new hires in the team.

Managed time effectively in order to keep up with time lines is a challenge faced and resolved it by breaking down the work into smaller pieces and assigned for SME assistance.

Validated the data from front end (UI and functional flows) back end using SQL queries both on HANA and Oracle data bases.

Verified server logs in Splunk for defect root cause analysis facilitating quicker defect fixes by developers.

Success Factors, Arlington, VA 2009-2010

Senior Engineer Quality Assurance

Success Factors Mobile App:

Bizx External User:

This is also an integrated project developed by several modules of success factors.

Plateau Systems, Arlington, VA

Senior Engineer Quality Assurance 2007-2009

Custom BIRT Reports:

Accomplishment: Reports are customizable using BIRT tool. Customer satisfaction.

Federal Learning and Training Module:

Developed the Federal SF182 form.

Accomplishment: Federal Learning approvals are streamlined.

Security Module of Talent management suite:

Accomplishment: E-signatures are introduced for Health care customers.

Analytics Module:

French Government Reporting:

Project for mandatory training for French government employees to track, monitor and credit.


Jira, Test link, Share Point, Selenium, IntelliJ, JAWS 508 tool, Jenkins

Splunk, SQL Developer, TOAD, HANA, C, UNIX, HTML, UML

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MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Visio,Version1

J2EE, SOA, CMMI AND 508 Compliance JAWS, BIRT Report tool

Additional Details:

Instrumental in starting Toast Master’s club at our office as team building

Certified in Program management

Attended Training for Trust worthy leader

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