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Senior QA Engineer, BA, QA Lead

Denver, Colorado, United States
October 11, 2016

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Sirisha L Jasty

Phone: 303-***-**** E-mail:


Seeking a challenging position as a Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer / QA Lead for testing ETL Data Warehouse, Web and Client/Server based applications that will best utilize my knowledge, technical skills and experience.

Experience Summary:

Over 13 years of experience in Quality Assurance, Requirements gathering, Data Analysis, Design, Functional testing, Integration testing, System and Regression testing.

Proficient in building automated Regression suites using complex SQL scripts for any ETL process which includes several layers of transformations from multiple Sources to Target with normalized, de-normalized and staging data.

Good understanding of the business logic as well as project life cycle. Represented QA team during the entire SDLC by closely working with Development, Project Management team and Sales team.

Experienced in testing Mobile applications with various iOS compatibilities.

Experienced in providing Test Suites for Agile Environments with solid experience in testing Web, Client/Server and Database Applications.

Proficient in writing Test Plan and scenarios from Requirements and Design documents.

Expertise in Data driven testing, assisted in developing Test Harness for the automation of regression test cases.

Involved in all phases of testing that includes preparing the Test Plans, Test Cases, Test Case Execution, Defect Reporting, building Traceability matrix and Defect Verification.

Proficient with different SDLC processes such as Waterfall, Agile methodologies such as SCRUM/Kanban, Iterative Development Process (IDP) model of Software Engineering. Experienced in V&V (Verification and Validation) testing model

Extensive experience in ensuring Quality with System, Integration, End- End, White box, Black box and Back End Testing using PL/SQL for generating reports and data Validations.

Liaison between the Developer and the User community to interpret the user requirements (Stories), define Critical Path and conduct User Acceptance Testing (UAT).

Technical Skills:

Programming Languages

C, C++, Java, Shell Scripting, SQL, PL/SQL, isql, Perl

Relational Databases

Oracle 8.1.7/7.3,10g,11g MS Access 2000

ETL Tools

Informatica 9.1, Cognos 10.2.1,DVO, Power Center

Internet Tools

HTML, DHTML, JavaScript, JSP, XML and CGI


Microsoft PowerPoint, MSOffice, MS Project, Visio

Operating Systems

MS Windows, DOS, UNIX, AS 400

Testing Tools

SQA, JIRA, Win runner, Load runner, Silk, Test Director, TFS, Microsoft Test Manager, Rational clear quest, MS Visual Studio, Junit and Jmeter


Masters in Math and Computer Science from DU with GPA of 3.6/4.0.

Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications.

Visa Status: Citizen of USA. No Sponsorship Required.

Professional Experience:

Oppenheimer Funds Inc. Jun 2014 - Present

Sr. Tech QA Analyst/BA

Environment: Informatica9.1, Oracle 11g, UNIX, Cognos 10.2.1, Jira, Version One, DVO, AS400, Salesforce, Denodo, Subversion

Oppenheimer is a reputed financial investment firm specializing in domains like financial advisors, wealth management, retirement planning and Investment management services. On the Distribution technology team, I’ve played a prominent role providing QA/BA support to Enterprise applications, MDM, Sales and Asset Management for Advisors, Asset Retention, Retail Brokerage, Fundshare splits, Third-party Vendor support.

Roles and Responsibilities include:

Developed and performed extensive ETL Data Validations, built regression suites using complex SQL scripts, DVO for End-End testing (Flat file to Cognos Reports), to ensure the data has been transformed accurately between several layers of multiple Sources and Target.

Responsible for validating MDM (Master Data Management) upgrade by developing an automated regression suite with full data compares using complex SQL.

Built statistic reports for monitoring the data to provide more insight to the team, management in case of any unanticipated spikes in the data before and after the daily cycle has run.

Built a wiki dashboard to provide the team with insight to monitor the progress of nightly cycle.

Worked with the team in building QA processes (TSR, UAT approval, A/C signoff etc.) around Agile, Kanban methodology in JIRA and Version One boards.

Developed and demonstrated detailed Test Plans for several Data Warehouse projects using Visio diagrams and Component based approach.

Validated the Reporting layer (Cognos Reports) with Salesforce UI to ensure there is no data mismatch when Advisors are on the field.

Built Informatica mappings to validate data between Source and Target for most of the Distribution data loads from Third-party vendors.

Validated the ETL Informatica mappings and other ETL star schema processes.

Played the role of BA by gathering and analyzing the requirements for multiple projects.

Have been leading several QA projects with primary responsibility of building test plans, Automated Regression suite and guiding the team build scenarios to uncover corner cases, ensuring timely deliverables and providing management with test coverage.

Facilitating the builds by wearing the RCM hat and deploying DB deploys, Informatica, Autosys, UNIX scripts and AS400 code changes to various environments.

Have been the only On-call for Distribution QA cycle, worked with several teams to coordinate fix for failures, to ensure the cycle completes in time.

Worked with UAT team to ensure the business users are in agreement with the upcoming release.

OnTargetJobs Inc. Oct 2012 –May 2014

Sr. QA Engineer/QA Lead

Environment: Java, Oracle 10g, UNIX, PL/SQL, TFS, Selenium

OnTargetjobs is a niche job-board company with strong brands such as, HCareers, HealtheCareers, and These Web sites provide online career services to life science, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, healthcare, hospitality and local markets.

As a Sr QA Engineer, I’ve taken over the responsibility of being a lead for the entire HCareers Job board and Mobile Testing Applications.

Roles and Responsibilities include:

In a core Agile environment, performed sprint planning, elaboration, providing a Demo to stake holders on the current sprint. Responsible for analyzing the User stories to find Requirement gaps, drafting story points and defining a sprint.

Leading and mentoring a group of 4 QA resources help follow the Agile methodology and train them on how QA fits into Agile/Scrum.

Creating/Executing the Test Cases, Providing Test Plans, Reporting/Tracking bugs as found in the Development cycle.

Entire Mobile Testing on iPhone4, iPhone5, and iPad with iOS 5, iOS6 compatibility.

Build/Deploy code once certified by QA to Production and provide Production validations before Users start using the apps and websites.

Worked with Users and Sales Team in UAT, to ensure released User stories meet Business expectations.

Execution of Test Scripts using Selenium to minimize Regression Bugs.

Database validations using SQL and PL/SQL scripts for entire HCareers Job board.

Provided detailed Test status, traceability to senior management using TFS and Microsoft Test Manager.

Ensured that a high quality product is delivered after every release cycle.

InfoNow Corporation Aug 2005 to Oct 2012

Sr QA Engineer

Environment: Java, WinXP, Oracle 10g, UNIX, PL/SQL, XML

NUCLEUS is the primary application that is used by Infonow’s Fortune 500 manufacturing Customers to provide them Product and Address Matching and Insight to the Channel. This application provides a variety of services for the Customers Channel Insight. This takes care of 1) Credit assignment for Sales People, 2) Data warehouse for data between Customers -->Product -->Sales People-->End User. 3) Market Intelligence. 4) Opportunity Tracking.

Roles and Responsibilities include:

Built test plans and prepared test data based on the test scenarios from the test plan.

Responsible for creating and executing Test cases, Test scripts for the Entire Application.

Extensively worked in the ETL world with validating data at every staging Database.

Data validation and Database integrity testing done in Data Warehouse by creating variety of PL/SQL scripts.

Successfully led a team of 6 offshore QA resources to plan/execute Regression.

Maintained the automated test scripts for the Functional and Regression testing using Silk.

Extensively worked on handling the application response for Positive and Negative sets of data with Data Driven Testing using Silk Tests and manual Test scripts.

Responsible for doing End-End testing of the Application starting from GUI Testing to Validating Reports which include Web testing, Data Validations in the DB, ETL process testing and verifying Reports.

Used JIRA for creating Improvement/Enhancement tasks, for the bugs in the application and helped developers to track the problem and resolve the technical issues.

Tested the applications compatibility in all versions of Netscape, IE browsers, Firefox, Chrome & AOL

Worked extensively in Functional Testing, System testing, Data Validations and much more of the product

Extensively worked to meet the monthly Release cycles and their deadlines.

Responsible for managing UAT and providing technical support for Business users during major planned releases of the Application.

McKesson Health Care Solutions Jan 2005 to May 2005

QA Consultant

Environment: WinXP, Perl, Oracle 9i, Reports 6i, TOAD, PL/SQL, Java, WinRunner, Test Director, Load Runner

McKesson is a Fortune 100 Company involved in Medical/Nurses Applications. These Critical Applications are used by Nurses for Scheduling, SSN Authentications, and Calls to patients. Worked as a QA Consultant responsible for the quality of PHA, Care Coordination and INSIDER/itraQ Applications for each Release with enhancements at McKesson Corporation.

Roles and Responsibilities include:

Preparation of Test Plans, created and executed test cases for both Web Based Application (PHA and CC) and Client/Server Application (INSIDER/iTRAQ)

Maintained and executed Automated test Scripts using Winrunner and Load Runner

Worked with developers to Integration test and involved with Business users during UAT.

Responsible for Manual Testing of Reports in application by running SQL for individual test cases using TOAD.

Modified Perl Scripts and embedded SQL queries into the Scripts.

Created Change Requests and reported defects using PVCS Tracker.

Created User Guide and Installation Instruction documents for the PHA/CC/iTRAQ applications Releases.

SUN Microsystems, Inc. Denver, USA Jul 2000 to Jul 2004

System Test Engineer

Environment: UNIX (Sun Solaris, C Shell & K Shell), Perl, isql and HTML

Emetrics collects logs from 50 country sites +5 internal sites, strips the unessential data in the pre-processing step and loads the logs into the database. Reports are generated on all the above sites from this database using three different reporting tools (HTML Reporter, Reporter Site and Desktop Client Reporter). As a System Test Engineer responsible for automation, quality and on time delivery of Emetrics releases.

Roles and responsibilities include:

Worked closely with developers during Integration testing and played a key role during User Acceptance Testing (UAT).

Responsible for Manual Testing of Log file differences, database records, and Reports using shell and Perl scripts and data validations performed using SQL for back-end testing.

Ensured the quality of every release by conducting functional tests, system tests and regression tests for each component being delivered. All releases are fully documented with test plans, test cases and test results as well as an installation plan.

Automation of Service Desk and Bugtraq reports using isql/perl and shell scripting.

Monitored the logs and loaded the logs into DB, in case of failures using UNIX, Shell scripting and Perl.

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