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QA Lead

New York City, NY
December 28, 2019

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Amarnath Desai +1-908-***-****

Professional Summary

QA lead with 9+ years of experience in Production support, Quality Assurance & Testing. Intuitive Test scripts design, development and defect free software is my strong area. I have very good experience in all the aspects of Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC) and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) processes in both Agile and Waterfall methodology. I have worked in various challenging projects in different roles like QA, Backend test automation and production support lead in Banking, E-Commerce and Marketing domains. Strategic problem solver, visualizes efficient solutions and executes diligently across all levels of the business.

Expertise in Quality Assurance, Automation Testing, Requirement analysis and Team Management

Extensive experience in reviewing and analyzing Business Requirements and creating Test Plans, Test Cases, Test Scripts, Test Estimation & Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM)

Strong analytical abilities in software testing, scenario creation, bug identification and validations

Skilled in developing automation script with use of open source tools like Selenium, Rest API

Professional expertise in Smoke Testing, Backend Testing, Black-Box Testing, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Functional Testing, Positive/ Negative Testing, System Testing, Regression Testing, GUI Software Testing, Ad-hoc Testing, Cross Browser/ Cross Platform Testing, UI Validation, Boundary Value Testing

Exposure in building new Automation framework for web based applications

Exposure of deployment tool AWS DevOps & Jenkins for continuous integration and deployment

Experience of Database QA testing by using DB tool like SQL Server/Sybase/DB2

Experience in managing the project by using SharePoint, file share, GIT, Perforce

Skilled in using MS Excel to enhance the efficiency of reporting the progress of QA activities

Extensive working experience on all phases of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), its methodologies such as Agile, SCRUM, Waterfall and V-Model

Technical Skills

Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows XP, Linux, UNIX, MacOS

Tools: HP ALM, Jenkins, GIT, Autosys, Perforce, JIRA, Postman, Continuous Integration & Execution

Languages: Shell scripting, Python, Perl, HTML, XML, SQL

Database: Sybase, DB2, SQL Server 2005-2008

QA & Testing: UAT, Regression testing, STLC, SDLC, Functional & Non-Functional Testing, Mobile Application Design & Testing, Requirement analysis, Test planning, Test scripting

Scrum/AGILE: Kanban Board, Task Board, Iteration Backlogs, Burn Down and Burn up Charts, Product backlogs, Team Velocity, Scrum Ceremonies

Support functions: Application support, Production support, ITIL, QA Support

Industries: Banking, E-Commerce, Education

Employment History

Client - Morgan Stanley (New York, USA) January 2015 - Present

Lead QA (Capgemini America Inc.)

RICE is Risk Calculation Environment, An infrastructure built to develop single set of libraries, providing common infrastructure for verticals such as Interest Rates, Foreign Exchange & Credit Derivatives. Quality Assurance part of the project ensures software to undergo thorough tests before deployment. It involves regression testing the functionality and data integrity of the application.


Gather requirements from stakeholders, including department heads and executives

Discuss requirements with Manager to define appropriate test strategy, efforts and estimations

Evaluate technical feasibility of each requirement and prepare test plans, test scripts, test environment, regression test suite

Implemented BDD framework using Jenkins, GIT, Bash scripting, UNIX, SQL, Treadmill, Autosys, Python for automating test scenarios for reducing repetitive testing efforts

Track and report upon testing activities, including testing results, test case coverage, required resources, defects discovered and their status, performance baselines, etc.

Defect management with HP Quality Center, JIRA

Single point-of-contact for development, Production management teams to resolve their queries related to testing and provide 100% test execution coverage across various regions such as New York, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo

Work with release management team to schedule production releases

Prepare quarterly statistics report to share QA performance across management level

Attend daily standup meetings to provide work status to mitigate sprint success

Impart latest updates, tools, techniques to associates

Client - Morgan Stanley (New York, USA) February 2013 - December 2014

Test Analyst (Capgemini India Pvt. Ltd.)

CreditOne is a Credit Derivatives trading application, which is used in various divisions of Morgan Stanley such as Corporate Credit, Structured Credit, and Emerging Markets etc. for trading different Derivative products such as Credit Default Swaps, Basket Default Swaps, Bonds, ABS Default Swaps.


To develop test cases, test scenarios and test steps

To develop test data and execute it as per requirements

To understand the business requirements and create understanding document

Defect management and follow-ups using HP Quality Center, JIRA

Test and resource estimations for new initiatives as per project requirements

To provide daily testing progress to all project stack holders and managers

To identify the scope of test automation to reduce manual efforts, executing automated scripts and maintain them

Conduct work product reviews with developers, requirement writers and business owners

Participate in Inspections, Walkthroughs and work product reviews

Create quality assurance documentation and reports using a variety of diagnostic tools

To validate high level test cases to verify the testability of the code

Automate tasks using Shell scripts, SQL, Autosys

Sankalp computer & systems Pvt. Ltd. (Pune, India) August 2010 - November 2012

Senior Software Test Engineer

Salesplanner project is to simplify and track all customer relationship activities. The Database which stores and Maintain the information about customers, events and a sale, tracking of planned events this project is fully integrated solution for managing customer information, marketing, campaign management, sales and customer support functions.


Gathering requirements from Sales team, Business analysts

Reviewing and participating in walk-through of Requirement Specifications

Prepared and documented the test scenarios, test conditions, test cases

Participate in project design (involved in application UI designing, Application workflow)

Participated in walkthrough and defect report meetings periodically

Responsible for Functionality Testing, Integration Testing, regression testing, Smoke testing & compatibility testing

Perform API testing to validate response data, verify data from database for early defect detection

Peer reviews, Resolving issues

Preparation of Traceability Matrix

Executions of test cases and reporting Defects

Hobbies & Interests

Music, Movies, Traveling, sports (Table Tennis, Badminton, Cricket), Blockchain cryptocurrency


KIT's College of engineering (Shivaji University) - Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering with 1st Class - 2008

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