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Software Development Information Technology

Columbia, MD, 21046
January 31, 2024

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Aruna Kakarla

Tel No: 443-***-****



Over 9+ years of Information Technology (IT) experience in Healthcare, Finance and E-Business with

key emphasis on Communication, Requirement Analysis, Testing, Cloud computing, Security/508 testing,

business analysis and system operations/maintenance/support.

Proficient in preparing Test Plans, Test Scripts, Test Scenarios, and Test Cases for both Manual and Automation Testing.

Complete understanding of Agile Methodology, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), QA Methodology, QA Strategy and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

Hands on BA/Tester with proven ability to direct and improve quality programs, reducing defects and improving overall efficiency and productivity.

Highly adept at developing and implementing test strategies, test procedures, test plans by following Agile/Iterative development methodologies and understanding and analyzing user stories and business specifications to perform smoke, acceptance, regression, functional, usability, system integration and compatibility Testing.

Hands on experience in coaching and mentoring team member’s including offshore team.

Expertise in defect tracking, reporting and QA metrics risk analysis, automation and business process.

Technical Skills:

Experienced Quality Assurance Specialist.

Experience in Cloud, Mainframe, Web, Mid-Tier and Business Intelligence Technologies.

Experience in Agile & Water fall methodologies to support Software Development life cycle.

Experience with Technologies include

RDBMS (PostgreSQL, DB2, MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, MS Access)

Mainframe - DB2, JCL, VSAM, Endeavor, ISPF, File aid, Super C, TSO View

SQL Procedures, APIs and Web Services (SOAP, WSDL, REST)

Database Tools - BMC, QMF, SPUFI, PgAdmin, SQL Workbench, DBeaver

BI Tools - Micro Strategy

AWS technologies - Cloud Watch, Cloud Trail, SQS, API, Amazon EventBridge, S3 Buckets, Athena, AWS Batch, Systems Manager, Amazon Elastic Container Service

Incident Management Tools - JIRA, Confluence, SharePoint, Remedy, Service Now(SNOW)

Test Management tools - TEST RAIL, HP ALM, JMeter, Postman


BS in Computer Applications, India

Agile Training, 3-Day Workshop, MD, USA

Professional Experience:

CMS-Medicare Advantage Prescription Drugs-MARx (AWS Migration) 11/2019 – Present

MARx AWS migration replaced the legacy system to process 60+ Medicare beneficiary Enrollments, Payments and Premiums and exchanges the data between CMS, States, Medicare Plans, Social Security Administration(SSA) and Railroad Retirement Board(RRB) systems.

Responsibilities (Senior BA/Tester):

●Extensively involved in requirements gathering, preparing Test plans, Test Scenarios and Test cases by evaluating business requirements and various other artifacts.

●Provided test strategy, guidance, approach and execution support of testing activities with all the impacted partner and downstream systems/stakeholders including CMS internal and external systems (such as States, Federal Systems, Plans, SSA, RRB, etc.).

●Experienced in maintenance of Test Matrices and Traceability Matrices to ensure comprehensive test coverage of requirements.

●Experienced in meeting deadlines and delivering critical solutions on various levels of Business Analysis and Quality Assurance testing for AWS, Mainframes, Mid-Tier, BI and Web based applications.

●Involved in writing system requirements based on existing system to convert the code into modern software languages.

●Interact with business owners to understand and interpreting the business requirements, converting them into user stories which will help to design and develop software, come up with test scenarios to test the code developed code.

●Involved in software development team supporting activities like design and code reviews and test case reviews which will increase systems end user efficiency to demonstrate the prototype new technologies.

●Strong ability to work independently and as a team member to meet tight schedules and deadlines.

●Involved in Performing integration and test of software with target hardware in the loop and for interfacing with various systems including system, integration, volume and test engineering.

●Sound knowledge of SDLC and testing methodologies.

●Experienced in working with Agile development and offshore teams.

●Worked in close collaboration with team members to ensure quality of the application.

●Proficient in learning new technologies and quickly adapting to new environment.

Environment: AWS, PostgreSQL, Redshift, MySQL, PgAdmin, MySQL Workbench, DBeaver, AWS Event Bridge, AWS SQL, Cloud Watch, Cloud Trail, API, S3 Buckets, Athena, AWS Batch, Systems Manager, Amazon Elastic Container Service, Visio, MS Office, JIRA, Confluence, Test Rail

CMS-Medicare Advantage Prescription Drugs-MARx (Legacy Systems) 06/2016 – 10/2019

MARx Legacy system receives millions of Plan transaction daily in batches and processes the Enrollments, Payments and Premiums in Mainframes and send the response via Batch completion summary and Daily Transaction reports to Medicare Plans.

Responsibilities(Senior BA/Tester):

●Actively involved in preparing Test plans, Test Scenarios and Test cases based on functional requirements for both Online and Batch processing.

●Involved in various testing phases such as system testing, integration testing, regression testing, volume testing, smoke testing and user acceptance testing.

●Test and review of work done by team members before delivering the deliverables to client

●Experience with working closely with business units / Product Owners.

●Extensively used Quality Center and JIRA for tracking, analyzing and documenting defects.

●Expertise in understanding and writing the Acceptance Criteria for the User stories.

●Working with the developers in the case of functionality modifications on a regular basis.

●Extensively participated in demonstrating the product deliverables to the client.

●Participating in daily standup meetings discussing the progress and goals.


E-Business, Marriott International, QA Analyst 01/2015 – 05/2016

Worked as QA Analyst, involved in analyzing and writing system testing scenarios.

Setup and maintained product test environment for use during testing.

Developed test data for use during test execution and managed test results and outcomes.

Involved in Integration and volume testing activities.

MF RealNet Accounting, Freddie Mac, QA Analyst 02/2013 – 12/2014

Developing test plan and test strategy.

Review the scripts written by team members, create compiled modules and functions.

Analyze and write detailed specifications and Test Requirements using Test Director.

Writing Test scripts and functions wherever necessary for various units of the business modules.

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