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Test Automation Manager, Automation and Performance Architect

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
January 28, 2017

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** ***** **., ***** ****, ON, M*A 3J1. Phone: 416-***-**** E-Mail :


To obtain position where I can contribute my extensive Automation and Performance Testing experience, technical knowledge and programming skills to your organization.


Experienced in multiple industries including ISV, telecom, insurance, banking, finance, and government.

Extensive experience with Integration, Navigation, Functional, System, E2E, Regression, Performance, and User Acceptance testing.

Experienced in conducting end-to-end Manual, Performance and Automation testing tasks in different SDLC (Agile, Iterative, Waterfall) and concurrent enterprise level system development.

Extensive knowledge of Manual, Performance and Automation Testing of Internet and Web based multi-tier applications.

A self-starter with the ability to define and achieve goals, working with minimal supervision, with strong time management and strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Good organizational skills with ability to track and prioritize numerous simultaneous tasks.

Able to work on remote sites and coordinate activities for offshore team.

Experience with development of Test Plans, Test Strategies, Unified Testing Standards, and Automated/Performance Scripts.

Self-motivated individual works well with customers, co-workers and all levels of management.

Able to work with minimal supervision and meet deadlines, strong time management.

Strong problem-solving, analytical and organizational skills.

Strong Verbal and Oral Communication skills.


Test Management: ALM, Quality Center, Test Director, Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), IBM Rational Quality Manager.

Project Management: ALM, Quality Center, Microsoft Project.

Testing Tools/Software: HP UFT, HP QTP, WinRunner, HP, LoadRunner, HP Performance Center, Selenium, Site Scope, Rational Functional Tester (RFT), Rational Performance Tester (RPT).

Defect Reporting: HP ALM, HP Quality Center, Bugzilla, JIRA.

Scripting Language: VBA, VB Script, Java Script, TSL(C-like), LINUX/UNIX Shell, SQL, Python.

Programming Languages: Java, C, C#, .NET C++, VB, XML, HTML, SQL, WSDL.

Platforms: Windows 95/98/2000/XP/Vista/7, LINUX, UNIX,MS-DOS.

Databases and tools: Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, TOAD.

Other: Oracle, WebLogic, WebSphere, J2EE, SOAP, CVSNT, VSS, TFS, MTM, MS Visio, UML, NANT, Team City, VMWare, Norton Ghost, MS Office suite, IBM Lotus Notes, IBM CURAM.


06/2013 – Current Test Automation Architect/Team Leader

MCSS (Ministry of Community and Social Services).Toronto/Ontario/CANADA

Lead, trained and mentored Team of 4 automation script developers, managed their daily activity, provided technical supervision and coordination of development and test execution process. Communicated with management, provided LOE for all ongoing tasks, negotiated time frame and task prioritization for deliverables, participated in resource hiring process.

Designed and developed unique 24/7 self-recoverable Automation Framework for Test Data Creation and Functional/Regression Testing along with extended drillable HTML execution report for large and complex IBM CURAM based application (SAMS).

Built and tuned-up Automation Lab with 20 PC controlled by custom designed JAVA controller for uninterruptable continuous 24/7 simultaneous execution.

In close collaboration with IBM training team successfully delivered three yearly Training Projects by creating and validating over 150000 client records in Production-Like Environment in extremely tight and aggressive schedule.

Oversee all framework maintenance processes and developed most complex components, classes, and Execution Controllers. Supervised new development assignments and conducted code revision for all Automation Team members after their completion. Created and executed complex SQL queries to validate case worker accounts setup and other environment related issues.

Established Automation Testing Strategies and introduced 2 years road map plan for Automation Test Team. Created all supporting documentation according to SDLC best practices methodology.

Planned and supervised all scheduled and “Special Request” efforts for Automation Team such as Environment set-up and configuration, Extended Sanity Test for all environments, new Test Script development, framework maintenance activities, etc.

Coordinated set up and execution of Test Data Creation requests, Regression Automated Test Suites, E2E scenarios, etc.

Actively participated in discussion with Business Team during Requirements Gathering Phase to determine and prioritize most valuable components and scenarios to be automated in nearest future, designed complex E2E scenarios and Test Cases.

Actively participated in manual functional test case execution during “short hands” tight schedule testing processes, created defects, and supported all defect management activities in HP QC and HP ALM.

As part of collaboration with Performance Team created Performance Testing Guide and Test Strategies for their major activities. Reviewed existing LoadRunner Test Scripts and gave my comments and recommendations on how to set up additional procedures for better issue traceability and error recovery.


OS: Windows 7;

Technologies: IBM CURAM, Oracle 11.2.03, HTML, XML, VBA, Java, JavaScript, Visual Basic, SQL, Selenium, HP UFT 12.5, HP QTP 10.0/11.0., HP QC, HP ALM.

07/2012 – 06/2013 System Performance Engineer

Bell/Virgin Mobile Canada. Toronto/Ontario/CANADA

Proposed Performance and Load Testing strategies for Data Centre Move project based on analysis of software/hardware system design and configuration and conducted series of dedicated testing exercises.

Designed and developed unique Load Test scenarios for Data Centre Move project targeted to exercise all affected software/hardware/configuration.

In close collaboration with business team and system architect determine optimal and critical work load volume for Load Test scenarios.

Developed and executed LoadRunner scripts for various environments and applications such as WEB, WAP, WEB Services, People Soft, etc. Logged and managed defects in HP QC and HP ALM.

Performed End-To-End Web Service/API testing through Soap Xml using SAOP UI Pro 3.0/4.5 and QTP 11.00 tools to validate SOAP/WSDL messages.

Collected logs and monitoring data from all support teams for deep analysis, service messages tracing and error investigation to achieve maximum end-to-end transaction compliance.

Analyzed Load/Performance Test execution results, designed and executed series of secondary procedures to identify number of system performance related defects and bottlenecks.

Coordinated environment availability, monitoring and configuration during series of Performance/Load Testing exercises.


OS: Windows 7/Windows XP/UNIX;

Technologies: Web Logic, JMS, SOA Technology, SOAP UI Pro 3.0/4.5, Apache, PeopleSoft, Oracle 11.2.03, HTML, XML, VBA, Java, JavaScript, Visual Basic, SQL, TOAD, J-Meter, Selenium, HP LoadRunner 9.2/11.0, HP QC, HP ALM.

04/2011 - 07/2012 Sr. Technical Architect (Automation)/Team Leader

Rogers Communications Inc. Brampton/Ontario/CANADA

Designed Unified Automation Testing Framework for multi-platform and multi-application environment using HP QTP 10/11.5.

Created Unified Automated Testing Standards and Processes in accordance with SDLC.

Lead implementation of UATS across all existing test frameworks and provided multiple solutions for merging them into one Unified Automation Testing Framework.

Supervised implementation of UATF into existing Automated Testing Process and coordinated development of new Test Scripts for multiple offshore and locally based teams.

Supported development teams by finding solutions for various scripting related issues of automation tools limitations.

Designed and developed custom classes and remote execution module for Vision 21 application (AMDOCS) as part of UATF and Testing Center of Excellence (TCoE).

Created automated PDF report validation/conversion engine using custom designed toolkit and third-party software.

Provided technical lead, testing strategy, and architecture for team testing SOA Technology based applications.

Performed testing of Web Services by validating XML request/response data using SOAP UI Pro 3.0 and Eclipse 3.4.

Designed and developed multi-tool automation approach, which allowed utilize HP QTP, and Selenium tools in single uninterrupted automated testing procedure.

Created stored procedures for generating reports using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Crystal Reports.

Designed and integrated process of RQM based execution of QTP testing assets.

Designed unique method of Automation Script development, which allowed developers continue their work on limited environment without interruption.

Designed and developed QTP JAVA Controller application, which allow user to run multiple scripts in bulk mode collect execution results and publish them into HTML for further analysis.


OS: Windows XP;

Technologies: Web Logic, SOAP UI Pro 3.0, SOA Registry & Repository Technology, Apache, Tuxedo, AMDOCS, Oracle 10G/9i/8, HTML, XML, VBA, VB Script, Java, JavaScript, SQL, TOAD, Selenium, HP QuickTest Professional 11.0, Rational Functional Tester, Rational Quality Manager, Rational Clear Case.

08/2006 - 04/2011 Automation/System Performance Architect/Team Leader

Virgin Mobile Canada. Toronto/Ontario/CANADA

Designed, developed and implemented automated customer migration process, which saved company over $4,000,000.

Designed Architecture of Automated Testing Regression Suite and Global Automation Framework for multi-platform third party Web Services testing and process validation (Alcatel, Moneris, TransUnion, Equifax, RBC) based on system design and business requirements.

In close collaboration with business team designed 49 highly complicated multiple days E2E test scenarios. Actively participated in execution process and result analysis.

Created, maintained, and executed automation testing scripts for service-level testing Web Services to cover both direct API SOAP XML messages and loosely coupled service execution approach.

During 5 years provided Technical Lead of yearly global system tune-up Holiday Readiness project. Created full set of testing documentation including Test Strategies, Test Plan, Execution Plan, Test Cases, Technical Documentation such as Tool set up notes, and Recommended Environment Configuration.

Developed ~100 various Performance Test Scripts with automatic ORACLE data extraction using HP Load Runner, and complex SQL queries.

Conducted and supervised series of Load/Stress/Performance exercises to achieve maximum system stability and performance under heavy load during Holiday season on both prepaid and postpaid systems using HP Load Runner.

Identified and Analyzed System Performance issues and risks on multi-platform system (WEB Logic/UNIX/ PeopleSoft/AMDOCS/Oracle).

Coordination of Performance Testing Activities with remote 3rd party vendors (Enabil/Calgary) Test Leads and Project Teams.


OS: Windows XP/UNIX;

Technologies: Web Logic, Apache, PeopleSoft, AMDOCS, JMS, SOA Technology, Oracle 10G/9i/8, HTML, XML, VBA, VB Script, Java, JavaScript, Visual Basic, SQL, TOAD, Selenium, Mercury/HP Quality Center, LoadRunner 8.1/9.2, VuGen 8.1/9.2, QuickTest Professional 8.2/11.0, MS Internet Explorer 6.0/8.0.

01/2006 - 08/2006 Sr. QA Automation Architect/Developer

MPAC (Municipal Property Assessment Corporation). Pickering/Ontario/CANADA

Designed Architecture of Automated Testing Suite for SOURCE 1.0, based on system design and business requirements.

Developed fully functional demo version of Automated Testing Suite using Rational Robot 2003 testing tool.

Created universal and application specific Frameworks for Automated Testing of the SOURCE 1.0.

Performed manual Functional and Regression Testing of the multi-user, database driven, web-based application within SDLC best practices methodology.

Prepared, reviewed and updated Test Plans, Test Cases for System Integration and User Acceptance testing.

Created complex Crystal reports including sub-reports, Graphical reports, Formula base and well- formatted reports according user requirements.

Participated in identifying and resolving problems during all phases of testing.

Worked closely with members of client branches, other members of the system support teams and other sections within the technology group.


OS: Windows XP/2000;

Technologies: Web Logic 8.1, Web Sphere 4.01, MS Internet Explorer 6.0, HTML, XML, XSL, JSP tags, JavaScript, DHTML, Visual Basic, SQL, TOAD, Rational Robot 2003, Visual SourceSafe, Rational ClearQuest, C++, Polaris, Oracle 10/9i/8.

02/2004 - 01/2006 Senior QA/Automation Architect

TERANET INC. Toronto/Ontario/Canada

Created Unified Automation Testing Standards (UATS) for all major projects of Teranet Inc.

Analyzed Automated Testing process of the Teraview 5.2 and LRO 5.2 and delivered solution for reconfiguration of entire test suite in accordance with UATS.

Created Architecture and Design of UATF for existing Legacy System and Multi-Platform Environment (Mainframe/UNIX/Windows).

Provided consulting in implementation of UATF on majority of ongoing projects in the company by introducing Implementation Plan, Test Script Development Strategy, and Traceability Model for automation testing efforts.

Developed and implemented Unified Automation Testing Framework (UATF) using Rational Robot and Rational Functional Tester automated software.

Mentored and Assisted QA team members to adopt and utilize newest technologies of Automated Testing.

Developed, Reviewed, and Updated Testing documentation such as Test Plan, Use Cases, Test Cases.


OS: Windows XP/2000/NT 4.0/98/;

Technologies: Web Logic 8.1, Web Sphere 4.01, MS Internet Explorer 6.0, HTML, XML, SQL 2000, VSAM, JCL, FileAid, PowerBuilder 9.0, C++, Polaris, Java, J2EE, Oracle 10/9i/8, Rational Rose, Rational Clear Case, Rational Robot, Rational Functional Tester.

07/2002 - 01/2004 Senior QA Analyst/Test Automation Engineer

ACNielsen of Canada. Markham/Ontario/Canada

Created unified Automated Test procedures for UI validation to be used on multiple PC/VM and multiple OS environment with no maintenance involved.

Analyzed data and business flow processes of Data Selection component developed Automated Testing Framework to cover positive/negative data selection and to validate various types of output generated by Workstation Plus 5.I.

Using Rational Robot 2003/2002, developed Automated Testing comparator for Excel Workbook, Word Document, PowerPoint Presentation, and HTML files comparison.

Defined and Implemented testing efforts for multi-tier, multi-server 24/7 enterprise system integration with existing legacy system.

Designed and Developed Automated Performance Testing Toolkit for measuring load and processing time for importing data from various types of files and DB. Toolkit generated, updated and analyzed measurement metrics, monitored testing and development cycles iterations, and was successfully executed on different OS and languages.

Conducted regression testing of Workstation 5.0 Plus and SPACEMAN Suite 7.0 using Rational Robot 2003/2002.

Trained 2 QA engineers and 2 developers to use the Automation Framework in order to develop additional test cases and continue with framework enhancements.


OS: Windows XP/2000 Advanced Server/2000/NT 4.0/98/

Technologies: MS Internet Explorer 6.0, HTML, SOAP, XML (XPATH, XSLT), SQL 2000, OLAP Cubes, Oracle 9, C++, Microsoft.NET, C#, VB, VMware GSX Server 2.5.2.

12/2000 - 7/2002 Senior QA Automation Consultant

CIBC INC. Toronto/Ontario/Canada

Participated in Evaluation of Automated Testing Tools such as Mercury Interactive WinRunner, Rational Robot and Silk Segue to be able to use them in accordance with cost-effectiveness criteria on Mainframe and Terminal applications.

Developed Test Automation Framework by integrating WinRunner scripting environment, Test Director bug-tracking system and MS SQL Server to Verify and Validate UAT and SIT data.

Designed and developed ~500 Automated Data-Driven Test Scripts including Conditional, Execution and Verification Test Cases for Functional and UAT Testing of TSYS system (Terminal application).

Designed and implemented 3-tier Automation structure involving application server as source files (CSV files), SQL Server as target files (SQL tables) and Web Server for WinRunner and Test Director files and directories.

Coordinated the Automated Test Scripting with Quick Test Professional and modification of previously created WinRunner Scripts to be used with QTP, monitored progress and provided Automation status reports.

Provided basic and advanced training for QA team and Business Analysts on the Automated Testing tools WinRunner and QTP.

Developed Automated Test Scripts by using Visual Basic built in the EXTRA! Personal Client Attachmate Simulator, Tested Visa Card accounts and transactions by using TSO commands and queries.

Established communication with Visa Software developers and conducted Regression Testing activities for proper Bug-fixing verification.


OS: Windows 2000 Advanced Server/2000/NT 4.0/98/

Technologies: IBM 970, MVS, AS 400, TSO, CICS, JCL, Oracle, EXTRA! Personal Client Attachmate, Delphi 7.0, WinRunner 7.5, TestDirector 7.5.

2/2000 - 12/2000 Senior QA Analyst/Test Automation Developer


Designed the Processes and Standards for Automation Test Units for loading data and building utility scripts that can be used on a daily bases to increase the productivity of the manual testing team.

Created Architectural Design and Functional Specifications for Automated Testing of all related to Flex 13 illustration software packages (BMO Life, MD, CUMIS).

Implemented Metric Driven Automated approach for streamlining testing cycles, rapid product delivery, and the reduction of post-production defects.

Created and Implemented Automation Testing Framework for Flex 13 related life insurance illustration software packages using Rational Robot.

Developed Test Strategies and Test Plans based on Business and System requirements.

Developing Automated Procedure to compare and verify output results between Flex 13 and SaveTax calculation engines.

Conducted Security Penetration, Performance and Load testing for SaveTax web-based application.

Performed Manual Testing of Transaction Manager and General Ledger Viewer components.

Created LoadRunner Automation Test Framework, including Automation Test Matrix, Test Scripts, Virtual User Generator Configuration and Controller Scenario tune up.


OS: Windows 95/NT 4.0/2000. OS/390;

Technologies: MS Internet Explorer 5.5, Netscape Navigator 5.0, HTML, XML/SOAP, Citrix, DB2, JCL, Oracle 8i, Sybase 7/ISQL, C++, VB, VB Script, JavaScript, VU Script, Rational Robot.

3/1998 - 2/2000 Senior QA Consultant/Team Leader

NORTEL NETWORKS. Toronto/Ontario/Canada

Work description available upon request

10/1996 - 3/1998 Team Leader/Senior QA Analyst

DGL Consulting. Toronto/Ontario/Canada

Work description available upon request

10/1992 - 1/1995 Software Developer

DELTAROSSA Gmbh, Ratingen/Germany

Work description available upon request


Sep 1988 - Jul 1989 Business Management - Diploma

Moscow's University of General Management. Moscow/Russia

Sep 1982 - Jul 1987 Master’s Degree - Diploma

Moscow's Electro Technical University of Communications. Moscow/Russia

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