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QA Test Specialist

Emeryville, California, United States
January 04, 2017

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Sagira Shah

Software QA Tester/ UAT Specialist


Clear understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC), especially Agile/Scrum Software development.

Requirement Management, Requirement Traceability Matrix, Defect Report and Weekly Status Reports using Test Director, Quality Center and Remedy, Peer reviews, Inter group coordination and Training Programs.

Analyze System and Applications and translate requirements into Test Cases..

Stress, end to end, Regression, Smoke, Ad-hoc, ETL, Integration, Black Box,White Box, GUI, Responsive Web Design, UAT, WIT, Database and System, Testing.

Create test suites/test cases, strategize test plan, timeline and deliverables, provide data visualization to appropriate stakeholders.

Dedicated, self-motivated and willing to willing to accept additional assignments, and take the lead, and assist other team members as necessary

Pragmatic. Enjoy working as a part of a result-driven team

Personal skills include Communication, strong sense of Organization and Effective Time Management

and have the Ability to work in a team as well as independently.

EDUCATION: Bachelors in Information Science & Technology - Penn State, Pennsylvania


Testing Tools - QTP, Selenium with TestNg framework, HP ALM, 1Cloud, Storm, Jama and Mobile app beta


BI Tools - Business Objects, Crystal Reports

RDBMS - Oracle, MS SQL Server, Mongo Db(DBMS)

Defect Tracking Tools - HP ALM 11.2, Rational Clear Quest, JIRA, Remedy and Clear Quest.

Languages - JavaScript, JSon

Methodologies - Agile, Waterfall


Kaiser, CA March 2016 to Sept 2016

UAT Test Specialist

Short term project worked on their National Cost Estimation and CDHC projects, supporting their Responsive Web Designing Testing, Workflow Integration Testing and UAT phase of their new Claim platform, Tapestry for NCAL, SCAL, OR. CO and GA regions. Worked with product owners to create User Acceptance Test scripts. Owned UAT timeline and authorized deliverables (scripts, scenarios, exit criteria, entrance criteria, and defect log). Coordinated UAT resources.and was an active member of testing sessions performing the needed test scenarios per each test case to both validate and audit the data. Providing data visualization that clearly conveys relevant information to appropriate stakeholders

Modified and added Business requirements for the new CDHC project(Open source project) in their Jama Requirements Management Tool for features to be tested for Functional and UAT in their releases.

Wrote test cases and mapped them to these requirements.

Created a Test Plan as per the environment outages road map for all their test environments, channels, applications, region wise.

Added/Modified test scripts in HP ALM and created the requirement traceability matrix to demonstrate the test coverage, managing their Risk Based Quality.

Performed browser compatibility, navigation, links, images, on-line forms, etc. manually for Responsive Web Design testing for all mobile(Android specifically) devices, iPad and the Tablet.

Viewed and tracked their Management Release module and their Release Cycle folders.

Synchronized their Library Management module, added items to the library requirement and test cases for CDHC project.

Created test cases and test strategy for Regression, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), ad-hoc and End to End Testing.

Coordinated code turnovers to the testing environments, ensuring release contents are documented.

Created Test Data required for connectivity testing between their two estimation tools for the IT Dept to create in their Database so as validate the connectivity and then UAT testing.

Effectively implemented QA methodologies, strategies and plans in their whole waterfall methodology process.

Savemart, Dublin, CA 2014 to 2015

Consultant QA Tester (merchandizing)

Save Mart Supermarkets is a privately held food chain operating under Save Mart, Lucky and FoodMax. I worked on their merchandise promotion management module maintaining their promotional assortment and implementation of promotion program for Lucky brand. Verifying their daily/weekly category based updates on their website.

Reviewed Business requirement documents (BRD) for features to be added for Functional testing in their releases while writing test scripts.

Added/Modified test scripts in HPQC and created the requirement traceability matrix to demonstrate the test coverage.

Performed browser compatibility, navigation, links, images, on-line forms, etc. either manually and/or using Selenium WebDriver for automation testing.

Executed manual test cases using Quality Center and automated them for an automation team.

Performed Functional, Regression, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), ad-hoc and End to End Testing.

Coordinated code turnovers to the testing environments, ensuring release contents are documented.

Executed SQL queries to validate the data in target database, during ETL phase of the project.

Effectively implemented QA methodologies, strategies and plans in all stages of SDLC either for manual and/or automation testing.

ENVIRONMENT: HP Mercury Quality Center, MS office 2007, Agile.

Rosendin Electric Inc, San Jose, CA March 2014 to Dec 2014

Consultant/ Quality Assurance

Rosendin Electric is an electrical contractor offering integrated construction and engineering for design and much more. I worked on their engineering project on implementation of the business installation and system integration on finance domain. Main responsibilities were to review/analyze design requirements against alternate designs, create test plan for drive data from the model to prefab, create test scripts for driving data from the estimate to the model, and then to prefab before being shipped to the field. Data features included costs, schedule durations and risks, field tracking of changes in scope, and material procurement and logistics tracking in real-time.

Analyzed, developed and executed the test cases in HPQC and Selenium Testing framework based on the documents BRD and ADS.

Identified functional and nonfunctional requirements in QC, analyze the system, provide suggestions, and design as per requirements and test the design.

Supported verification of a software release when it is deployed to production, adhering to QA policies/procedures and audit guidelines.

Reported, documented defects and managed defects tracking in QC and/or Remedy.

Performed various types of testing such as: Functional, Integration, System, Black box, Acceptance and Regression. either manually and/or automated

Executed automated tests against a SAP system

Worked with the stored procedures to retrieve member data from different systems executing SQL queries.

Daily updated the Test case execution status, scheduling Defect Status with IT and Business key stakeholders

Worked as team lead for the UAT team and attended the triage meeting

Expedited the creation of SAP Test Plans and ensured test coverage of SAP business processes within manual/automated is achieved within QC to reduce costs and errors.

Minimized the effort to tests related to change impact for SAP change requests.

Imported WSDL using SOAP UI, created test suites and ran the test case by entering the request parameters in SOAP request envelope and verified the SOAP response envelope.

ENVIRONMENT: Quality Center, HP Quality Center, DB2, SQL, Flat files, XML files, Message Broker.

Magnus International Group Inc, Consultant: Exton PA Oct 2011 to Nov 2012

Software Quality Assurance/Lead

Magnus International is a consulting firm providing independent software testing and team augmentation service. I worked on their application management and training module, software maintenance and Web Application testing support, for both offshore and onshore to business enterprises.

Wrote Test Cases from the Test Plan and manually tested the application for Positive / Negative Testing, Regression testing after bug fixes or system enhancement.

Maintained training management and curricula maintenance updates and generate regular training compliance reports

Review and monitor progress on deliverables

Assign tasks to the team based on the timelines and scope agreed with customer

Retrieved records from multiple tables from Oracle Database through SQL by using joins such as Inner Joins, Outer Joins using Oracle

Tracked and reported defects using MS Excel, and/or QC including synchronizing defects in QC with SAP requests.

Identified the test scenarios and performed Web Services functional testing using SoapUI.

Involved in developing Test Plans, Test Cases to test the Screens and workflows for Quality Assurance and supported developers to identify the modules and code sections to be fixed.

Performed User Acceptance Testing (UAT) manually.

ENVIRONMENT: Windows XP/7, Quality Center, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Oracle, SQL.

GSK Pharmaceuticals, King of Prussia, PA Jan 10 to Oct 11

Triage Manager / UAT

GSK Pharmaceuticals is a science-led global healthcare company to research and develop a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. I worked on the Hyperion Module integration into their pharmaceutical's financial domain. Role was to triage the testing efforts for their client support on GSAP Infrastructure Program.

First completed the Hyperion module training in one week;

Second step was to set up testing, test script teams;

Then liaised with project manager and user management team to set up user ids for each team member;

Created test strategy using GSAP Program documentation for Design Specifications, Business & System Requirements and key quality management deliverable;

Generated Basic Acceptance and End-to-End test cases and expedited the creation of Test Plans.

Mentored the hired consultants and trained them for UAT testing process and future support;

Worked with Performance testing team to study and provide statistics of response times of the application under stress;

Get the sign off from CS business unit and participate and contribute to Go/No Go decision calls

Reviewed the bottlenecks in their current system architectures and thus triaged at hand clients requirements;

created reports projecting issues with migration of data from development to QA Test Environment;

Executed automated test scripts, analyzed the results and reported bugs in Quality center;

Managed defects in Remedy, solved and at hand defects to 80% resolution;

Identified and defined data exchange points, identified round-trip transactions to ensure end-t-end data coverage.

Conducted testing at all stages such as Functional, Smoke, Regression, and Exploratory testing of weekly builds, as well coordinating UAT and pushing to Production;

Managed batch cycle schedules in Jenkins ensuring accuracy across test plans and change management module;

Applied Agile techniques to keep the team on track.

ENVIRONMENT: Oracle, Web Logic, Windows 7, UNIX, ALM,.

Object CTalk, West Chester, PA July 08 to Dec 09

Software Test Engineer

This was a DoD project so briefly it was to centralize their "" system. My key assignments besides whats listed down there, were to perform Adhoc Testing, create and maintain User Management module, maintain requirements matrix and automate their reporting module.

Acquired skills in performing functional test of COTS applications designed for DoD project;

Coordinated with development team for test data preparation, BOA enterprise applications and reports

Gained hands on experience on DoD standards for Information Assurance Compliance and for new system development;

Third-party software testing to find any conflicts that may occur. These included security applications, pop-up blockers, etc.

Prepare and report the testing status to onsite Test Manager

Supervised the processes of Encryption checking of users personal data, usability and UAT

Maintained the Requirements Traceability Matrix across the deliverable of the project, in RTM

Generated the test scripts for Functional, Data driven and Regression testing using automated testing tool Quick Test Pro and managed/recorded defects in ClearQuest.

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