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Test Cases Manager

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
October 06, 2016

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Neelamprabhu Mandalik

Ph: 770-***-**** Ext: 307


Over 10+ years of relevant experience in Software Testing inclusive of 6 years to deliver in Scrum teams and over 1.5 year as Scrum Master. Domain experience in Financial Derivatives, Test Automation, Online Advertisement, Process Instrumentation and Banking.

Resourceful in creation and execution of test cases, test scenarios, bug documentation and bug tracking;

Creation of documents like Test Plans, Test Strategy, Schedules, Release Notes and Defect Tracking Reports.

Adroit at:

oPlanning the efforts for releases by estimating user stories and scheduling them across sprints, tracking the delivery till closure.

oConducting sprint planning, retrospective meetings and demonstrations of final deliverables to stakeholders.

Highly experienced in System, Integration, Regression, User Acceptance testing

Skilled in automating test cases using tools like Selenium, QTP and VSTE

An effective communicator with strong people management, coordination, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Areas of Strength:

Test Management:

Managing the team throughout the Software Testing process.

Leading the team for the creation of test plans, test cases, scenarios, and test execution.

Allocating tasks based upon project requirements and skill set. Ensuring task completion as per timelines and adherence to quality process guidelines.

Guiding team members, ensuring all parameters and performance benchmarks are met.

Conducting team meetings to brainstorm positive & negative scenarios, with regard to business requirements

Providing scope, resource and time estimates for testing projects

Working with business analysis function to ensure QA testing requirements are appropriately identified and included in the requirements.

Creating documents like traceability matrix, defect trend charts and metric reports.

Providing test status and progress reports as appropriate to top management.

Allocating tasks to resources, managing compliance to timelines specified and ensuring team members adhere to quality process guidelines.

Scrum Methodology:

Conducting user story analysis and efforts estimation

Accountable for sprint planning, scheduling, tracking and retrospective meetings

Managing the scrum delivery by coordinating between product owner and scrum team

Looking into status reporting to management and product team

Demonstrating user story implementations

Conducting retrospective meetings

Test Automation:

Good understanding of test automation framework requirements

Working knowledge of automation using Selenium, QTP and VSTE

Technical Skills:

Operating System : Windows 7

Languages : Java, SQL

Agile Tools : JIRA Agile, HP-ALM

Test Automation : Selenium, Quick Test Professional and VSTE


Bachelor of Engineering [Instrumentation and Control] from Pune university with distinction

Diploma in Software Testing from SQTL, Pune

Diploma in Instrumentation Engineering from Board of Technical Education, Mumbai

Trainings Attended:

Certified Scrum Master [CSM] from Scrum Alliance since May 2012.

Certified SAFe Agilist since March 2016.

Professional Experience:

JPMC, Florida Dec 15 to Till Date

Scrum Tester

Project: Corporate Due Diligence

Description: It is an AML application for bank’s Corporate Investment Banking Line of business that helps to perform due diligence for new and existing customers. This application performs AML verification for following types of customers.


User story analysis and efforts estimation.

Test planning, designing, execution for user stories in sprint

Automated regression test cases using Selenium (Web driver)

Used HP ALM for Test Planning, Test Cases, Test Execution and for Defect Tracking.

Defects reporting and triage till closure

Demonstration of user story implementations.

Environment: Java, J2EE, Oracle

Testing Tools: HP ALM, JIRA AGILE, Selenium

JPMC, Feb 15 to Sep 15

Scrum Master

Project: Audit Application

Description: The overall objective of the Audit Application is to develop an architecture and infrastructure to support the implementation and build-out of the Global Corporate Audit Application that will be used to plan and execute internal audits across LOB’s and geographies. The Audit Application (AA) will provide a comprehensive suite of application modules, which will provide a complete toolset for the management internal audit throughout the firm


User story analysis and efforts estimation.

Sprint planning, scheduling and tracking.

Managing the scrum delivery by coordinating between product owner and scrum team.

Status reporting to management and product team.

Developed test scripts using Selenium Web driver, executed automated test scripts & analyzed the results

Demonstration of user story implementations.

Proficient use of HP Load runner, ALM and Quality Center to manage the software testing process and also maintenance of ALM

Helping team to understand the requirements.

Design and implementation of testing process.

Review of developed features, test plans, test cases, user manuals.

Environment: Java, J2EE, spring, IBatis, JQuery, Oracle

Testing Tools: HP ALM, JIRA AGILE, Selenium

Bank of Nova Scotia Sept 14 to Feb 15

Project Test Manager

Project: Corporate Banking Document Migration

Description: Migration of the data and documentation pertaining to Corporate Banking customers to the new Regulatory On boarding System using Fenergo and Autonomy


Preparing the detailed project plan with specific milestones

Managing project activities in order to achieve the progress in line with plan

Deliverables are being completed in time to complete the tasks in planned cost targets and quality

Training and mentoring for the team in order to achieve expected results

Coordination and communication between various stakeholders across distributed team

Managing changes to the project without adversely affecting the stated milestones and deliverables

Timely reporting of project progress to the stakeholders

Environment: C#, Dot net

O & I glass company Nov 13 to Aug 14

Test Lead

Title: Windchill 10.1 Upgrade

Description: Windchill 10.1 is PLM software with the process of managing the entire lifecycle of a product from inception, engineering design, and manufacturing to service and disposal of manufactured products.PLM integrates people, data, processes and business systems and provides product information for companies and their extended enterprise. Scope of the project is to upgrade the Windchill 9.1 to Windchill 10.1


User story analysis and efforts estimation.

Designing and review of test plans, test cases, user manuals.

Defects reporting, review, prioritization and tracking.

Environment: Java, Oracle

Testing Tools: HP ALM

VideoLogy through Mphasis Ltd. April’12 to Nov’13

GlobalLogic Jul’11 to Mar’12

Role: Lead Test Engineer

Title: Offline Cookie Storage, Adserver and Utility Applications


Offline Cookie Storage: VideoLogy is an advertising agency which serves ads on web using cookies stored on user’s machine. Ads are served by Ad Server which has a decision engine which serves ads based on different fixed segments. The segments can be interest areas of the user. A cookie stored on user’s machine, is read by the program and stored in an offline database in the optimum way. This challenge was to retrieve the stored information within less than 1ms.


Utility Applications: VideoLogy is an ad agency which serves ads based on some criteria. Ads are served by Ad Server while serving ads also logs information related to user and the requested ad information to a text file in Json format. There is another program which runs in background to collect the user related information using some dataproviders. Ad server along with other programs log different information to number of log files. These log files are filtered and pushed to Amazon cloud using new utility. Also before these logs are pushed, these are filtered with another utility. These utilities make sure that logs should contain useful information to be retrieved by any programs for the payment of publisher and advertisers.


Had been responsible for conducting requirements analysis and efforts estimation.

Managing and execution of testing activities inclusive of design and implementation of testing process, test plans, test strategies, test cases

Development and execution of automated test cases using VSTE 2010.

Played a pivotal role in defects prioritization and tracking.

Facilitated recruitment and appraisals.

Environment: ASP.NET with C#, .net 4.0, NUNIT, Rhino-mocks

Testing Tools: VSTE, OnTime

Savi (A Lockheed Martin Company) Aug 10 to Mar 12

Scrum Master

Title: SmartChain Workstation, Site Manager

Description: SmartChain Workstation monitors and tracks shipments and assets as they pass through the supply chain. Using SmartChain Workstation together with an ITV server, you can track and manage your shipments and assets. SmartChain Site Manager is a software program that connects to a network with one or more automatic data collection devices using the SmartChain Device Framework. The automatic data collection devices can be RFID readers (active or passive), bar code readers, GPS devices, and other types of data collection equipment that are the source of data collection events.


User story Analysis and efforts estimation.

Sprint planning, scheduling and tracking.

Managing the scrum delivery by coordinating between product owner and scrum team.

Status reporting to management and product team.

Demonstration of user story implementations.

Developed the reusable functions in QTP using VB script.

Automate some of the critical functionality using QTP scripts.

Helping team to understand the requirements.

Design and implementation of testing process.

Review of developed features, test plans, test cases, user manuals.

Development and review of automated test cases using QTP.

Defects prioritization and tracking.

Facilitate recruitment and appraisals.

Environment: Java, EJB, Db4o, Jboss, C++, COM, VB, C#, Web services hosted on Apache

Testing Tools: QTP, Rally

ZenSOFT Services (Pvt.) Ltd., Pune Nov 05-Aug 10

Lead QA Engineer

Reporting to Vice President-Testing Services and leading a team of 7.

Managing Testing and QA activities inclusive of design and implementation of testing process, test strategies and test plans.

Providing training and mentoring to Team Members on testing processes and tools.

Contributing to talent hiring & appraisals of team members.

Major Accomplishments:

Merit of consistently delivering defect-free products (almost zero priority 1 production issues).

Generated 6-7 leads, which were successfully converted into orders.

Distinction of attaining Outstanding Performance grade from all the customers, without any complaints or concerns being reported.

Key Projects:

Terminal Automation System for EEEC (Emerson), The Netherlands Mar’10 to Aug’10

Lead Consultant

Scope: TAS is a product movement and offsite activities system. It helps in planning, defining, scheduling, executing, monitoring and accounting the operational activities on a terminal, tank farm, off-sites, and/ or storage vessels.


Overseeing the design and implementation of testing process.

Maintaining coordination with Onsite Team with regard to change requests review, scope, issues and queries.

Preparing effort estimates, test strategies and test plans. Designing templates for creating artefacts.

Handling reviews of test cases, test scenarios and defects.

Furnishing status reports on a regular basis to the Management.

Environment: C#.Net, SQL Server 2005, TFS (Testing tool)

Qualitia (Product Development) Sep’08 to Mar’10

Test Lead

Scope: Qualitia is a Test Automation Framework (TAF) that provides a comprehensive solution to automation testing requirements. It is a thick client application and acts as an interface between test automation tools & testers. The tool helps in regulating & accelerating the test automation process; and also eliminates the need for complex programming and script-based testing (usually required for automated testing).


Understanding requirements, drafting proposal and mapping them with product features.

Handling selection and review of test scripts developed in QTP 9.2. Designing test environment setup.

Selecting and implementing test management and defect tracking tools.

Used Quality Center for Test Planning, Test Cases, Test Execution, Report Generation, and Defect Tracking.

Coordinating sessions for review requirements understanding of Development and Testing Teams.

Maintaining interaction with Development Team on requirements builds and defects fixing.

Tracking and addressing defects to achieve product milestones. Implementing and tracking test plan.

Developing product help manual and managing demo builds & environments.

Environment: C#.Net, MySQL; Testing Tools: QTP, Mantis

RiskCompass and Ionpot for Pyxis Systems Feb 07 to Aug 08

Test Manager

Scope: The assignment involved Testing Process Implementation & Functional Testing of RisKompass, software solution for financial derivatives risk management; and Ionpot, a comprehensive web portal dedicated to the derivative world developed by customer.


Overseeing the complete delivery of the quality products.

Handling the set up of comprehensive testing process for organisation.

Understanding and finalising business requirements from documents and application.

Writing Test Requirements and plotting their traceability.

Used Quality Center for Test Planning, Test Cases, Test Execution, Report Generation, and Defect Tracking.

Mentoring and guiding Customer’s Manual Testing Team to understand the testing process and write test requirements/ test cases.

Identifying and designing Scenarios and Test Cases.

Managing the development and review of test scripts using QTP.

Environment: C#.Net, Windows 2000 Server, Oracle

Testing Tools: QTP, Rational Requisite Pro, Rational Test Manager, Rational Manual Test, Clear Quest

Online Poker System for Indecca Aug 06 to Jan 07

Test Lead

QC Scope: The application is web-based multiplayer online poker game. Its architecture consists of Game Engines for different variants of Poker, Communication server to maintain communication between system components, players and financial Institutions.


Designing different test documents like System Requirement Specifications, Test Strategy Documents, Functional Overview and Test Plan.

Liaising with the client for understanding specifications and preparing estimates.

Writing and executing test cases. Reviewing test cases written by Team Members.

Reporting bugs using QC.

Environment and tools: Environment: Java, J2ee, Jakarta-tomcat 5.0, and MySQL

Discus for Bitwise, NWI (USA) Apr 06 to Aug 06

Senior Tester

Scope: DISCUS is comprehensive distribution and sales management software by NWI. The scope of the assignment involved Automation Testing of the application.


Liaising with the client for understanding requirements, finalising estimates and specifications.

Designing the Automation Framework. Writing Test Cases.

Creating Test Scripts, Shared Object Repository and Functions in QTP 9.0.

Reviewing Scripts written by the Team Members.

Environment: VC++, SQL Server 2000

Testing tools: QTP 9.0 and Test Director

Conject for Conject (Germany) Nov 05 to Apr 06

Test Engineer

Scope: conject offers fully integrated IT solutions spanning the entire lifecycle of a building. conject supports in every phase: from development, to planning and building, and on to facility management. The assignment involved Functional Testing of the application.


Identifying Test Scenarios; and writing & executing Test Cases. Coordinating regression cycles.

Reviewing Test Cases and bugs in Test Director and JIRA

Environment: ASP.NET, MS SQL Server 2000

Testing Tools: JIRA, Test Director

Century Enka Ltd., Pune Mar 98 to Nov 05

Reporting to Senior Manager-Automation and leading a team of 6.

Actively participated in ISO and TQM implementations.

Erection & commissioning of control systems, handling the Troubleshooting, Loops testing & Programming of logic developed for PLCs like Allen-Bradley, Siemens, etc.

Undertaking functional Testing, Fault Finding, Calibration and Testing of instruments.

Maintaining smooth coordination with internal & external customers for ensuring smooth implementation of projects

Programming Recorders, Controllers and Transmitters.

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