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Quality Assurance Software

Toronto, ON, Canada
April 29, 2014

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Simon Novshadyan

Toronto, Ontario



Software Quality Assurance-Test Automation

5+ years of QA Automation experience in leading Companies

(Paymobile, Univeris, AMD to name a few)

Experienced in various testing software and current QA methodologies.

Experience with a wide variety of projects and environments.

Functionality, compatibility, reliability, load/stress, usability, methodologies.

Testing of desktop, web application, client-server, network, multimedia, and database.

10+ Cumulative years of software development and automated testing experience.

QA professional, leading complex QA projects in various industries (Multimedia, Wealth

management, eCommerce, Social platform)

Excellent knowledge of all aspects of Test Methodologies, all stages of the SDLC

Linux platform; shell scripting; Testing web application with PHP and other technologies

Experience in Agile environment with QA Automation with Selenium 2

Preferred working environment: Open/Sharing/Social/Agile/Knowledgeable/Recognizing

Software Experience and QA Skills

Selenium, QTP, Eclipse, IntelliJ, Bugzila, JIRA, LoadRunner, Winrunner

Microsoft Visual Studio

DOS, MS Office, Windows, Visual Studio, SQL Server management studio

Working experience with computer protocols

Java, PHP, .NET, XML, HTML, VB, XML, C/C++, SQL, Unix/Linux, Shell scripting, Perl

Acceptance, Manual, Functional, Regression, Automated testing; Analysis

Integration testing, System testing, Performance Testing, Load testing, Fault Analysis

Working experience with virtualize environments Oracle Virtual Box and VMware

General Skills

Strong Communication skills, Organized, Team Player, Motivated, Contributor

Strong debugging and Analytical skills

Team leader skills ( team of 5 members )

Social and interpersonal skills,

Innovative and out of the box thinker, reaching for solutions and solving problems

Strong Multitasking skills with ability to set priorities under tight deadlines

Good time management skills; working well independently as well as in team

Professional Experience

LIVA Software Test Automation QA 2008- Present


Developed test plan and test cases for automated testing of web applications

Developed automated testing environment from ground up

Test planning; Writing business cases, Test case development, Manual and Automated

testing; Load/Performance testing; Result analysis; Defect management and reporting

Developed few thousand test cases and large number of test scripts and test suites for

SQL queries to insert/extract and manipulate data from/to SQL database

Developed test scripts in Java for automation test flow with Selenium2 and Eclipse and

test on Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome browsers

Extensive manual and automated testing of web application and database

Verified/reproduced and documented defects and ensured verification of resolutions

Worked with developers in regular bases to prioritize and drive defect resolving

To meet the release dead lines within the acceptable quality

AMD Markham, Ontario Software QA/Test Engineer 2005 – 2008

Software QA for Multimedia Web and UI applications using QTP, and Selenium

Participated in design reviews to learn about the software and provide input on


Developed test scripts in VB for automation test flow in HP QTP Professional.

requirements, product design, schedules, or potential problems

Reviewed software documentation to ensure technical accuracy and compliance,

completeness or to mitigate risks

Planed test schedule and strategies in accordance with project scope and delivery dates

Developed test plan to address areas such as functional, database, load, regression,

stress, boundary, system testing

Developed test cases, and scripts in Java and VB

Load, regression, stress, boundary, network, database, system level tests

Documented software defects using bug tracking system Bugzila and JIRA. Regularly

held Meetings with designers to discuss and prioritize.

Provide guidance and training to junior QA team members in the execution of

their testing assignments

Keep track of progress on QA projects and generate status reports on a regular basis.

Lead the QA team of 5

ATI Technologies, Markham, Ontario

Senior Test Software Development Engineer 2001-2005

Created test plans and methodologies. Developed test programs with VB and C/C++

Debugged and implemented all the test cases; data analysis with Perl and Linux scripting

Developed special test cases for new methodologies for fault and speed grading

Worked with development team to feedback and improve the design and testability

Worked with internal and external costumers to improve the test and the throughput

and yield to maximum possible. Products I worked on had highest yield (~99%)

Education and Trainings

Bachelor in Computer Science – State Engineering University of Armenia –Yerevan, AM

Certified Software QA Professional – Canadian Technology College – Toronto, Ontario

Certified test software developer on Credence and HP platforms

Reference Contacts available upon request.

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