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Project Assistant

Seattle, WA
April 18, 2016

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Pavithra Umakanthan

Email: Phone: 425-***-****

Professional Summary

* ***** ** ********** ** Software Quality Assurance & Testing.

Well versed with different Software Development Life Cycle models – Waterfall, Agile/Scrum, U model.

Experienced in

oRequirement reviews including Wireframes, peer reviews and Ping Pong Flows.

oTesting methods, Test Case writing, Defect logging, design and management.

oPreparation of Test Cycle plans and Traceability Matrix.

oBug Triage and Issue Tracking.

Key Skills

Functional testing

UAT & Integration testing

Regression testing

Performance testing

Boundary testing

Ad-hoc & Cross Browser testing

Load and Stress Testing

Black box and White box testing


Automation: Selenium IDE, Selenium RC and Selenium web driver

Manual Testing: HP Quality Center

Stress Testing: Load runner

Ticketing/Tracking: JIRA, Service Now, Remedy

Languages: Java,HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, XML


Bachelors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Aug 2007 - May 2011

T.J. Institute of Technology, Anna University, Chennai First-Class graduate


Client: Northern Trust Investment Banking, Chicago January 2013 – November 2014

Tools: Reporting Tools, Load runner, Microsoft Lync and Microsoft Excel

Role: Test Analyst

This project involved migration of Northern Trust Trade Center application from PowerBuilder to a web based application. The project had its own challenges and my main responsibility was to ensure the migration did not break any existing functionality.

Role Description

Analyzing Functional and Business Requirement documents and deriving test cases based on them.

Organizing Test case/scenario walkthrough with the Business peers and Project stakeholders

Coordinating the End-to-End, Functional and Integration Testing for the Project.

Performing Regression testing to ensure the code functionality is not broken.

Preparation of Knowledge sharing document for the project.

Client: Lowe’s Companies, Inc March 2012 - January 2013

Title: Lowe's Unique Item Program

Tools: HP Quality center, Microsoft Lync and Microsoft Excel

Role: Test Analyst

The goal of Lowe's Unique Item Project is to ensure each item has a unique Lowe’s item number. This will facilitate the sourcing of correct items within the Lowe’s network.

Role Description

Reviewing of Software Requirements Specification

Analyzing the product and setup test data

Preparation and tracking of Defect Report

Submission of Test Execution Summary & Bug Reporting

Certifications and Rewards

Obtained certification in Software Testing Fundamentals – course #98-379 sponsored by Microsoft.

Best Newcomer award received from the Cognizant CIO in 2013.

Cognizant certified professional in banking domain.


Worked as HR Assistant at Zulily, Seattle

Worked as Merchandise Assistant at Zulily, Seattle

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