ALLAN W. BENISON
Quality Assurance Tester Consultant
Experienced Quality Assurance Tester possessing an extensive track record of on-time delivery and user satisfaction. Recognized Systems Designer focused on business needs for efficiency, cost savings and client reporting. Experienced in all phases of the Project Life Cycle. Technical Manager with hands-on experience, with strong knowledge of mainframe / pc systems design in Financial Systems and Trade Processing. Core management skills include:
PMI Project Management
Excellent client relationship skills
Business Analysis and Research
Waterfall and Agile methodologies
Advanced Technology Skills
JPMorganChase, Quality Assurance Testing, New York City 03/2003 – 04/2019
Test Consolidation Project (2018 – Present)
Tests consolidated statements. JPMorganChase clients can have multiple brokerage accounts and this application merges more than one account into one consolidated statement that simplified the customer’s report.
Actimize Application Project (2013 – 2018)
Provided QA oversight of conversion to Actimize application that monitors unauthorized behaviors and creates alerts when there is a breach; performed by JPMorgan financial advisors to ensure customer protection.
Merger Project (2009 – 2012)
Oversaw QA lifecycle to support the Bear Stearns JPMorganChase merger that involved knowledge of the domestic trading applications. Managed the testing of the account maintenance on-boarding process along with push or pull monies to or from a Banklink JPMCC brokerage account to the appropriate Chase or non-Chase bank account.
Security Lending Project (2005 – 2009)
Managed the QA lifecycle to support the Securities Lending Business that involved domestic and international loan applications and custody business. Created automated tool to run electronic messages reducing amount of time to do manual transactions and getting quicker results in testing. This resulted in getting product into production at a faster pace.
QA Skills – planning, analysis, documentation, testing and support
Reviewed business and functional requirements to manage the QA cycle. Requested and coordinate requirement reviews and walkthroughs with the business analyst and development teams to understand and clarify requirements at Scrum meetings.
Created project plans, test plans and test scripts based on functional requirements. Ensured test scripts were linked to requirements / enriched with risk / complexity attributes.
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Collaborated with the project team to enforce the SDL, planned and finalized QA testing scope and efforts to ensure a timely execution and delivery of software and packages.
Created and maintained knowledge transfer documents to facilitate the training and knowledge acquisition process. Responsible for drafting a standardized test plan templates.
Manually executed test scripts, tracked execution metrics and managed the issue tracking and resolution process with the project teams. Test scripts, requirements, reporting done through Mercury Quality Center (Test Director and ALM).
Distributed daily execution metrics that managed the QA testing progress and efforts.
Worked with the project team to maintain and managed expectations around scope creep, unrealistic timelines and various impeding factors that were placed in the backlog via JIRA.
Enforced Soft and Hard code freezes to stabilize applications and engage in sanity checks to ensure system integrity prior to production delivery.
Worked with team to provide QA production checkout support /ensure a smooth and uneventful production deployment; distributed test summary reports of QA efforts.
Education / Certifications
Master in Business Administration (MBA), Computer Methodology
Baruch College, New York City
Bachelor of Science (BS), Computer Science
City College of New York
Certificate in Web Design, Hofstra University
PMP Certified in Project Management