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Manager Software Developer

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United States
Posted:
October 23, 2019

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Sushmitha Nalamothu

630-***-****

adanv9@r.postjobfree.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/snalamothu/

Summary

An experienced and motivated Manager of Software Quality Assurance (SQA) and Testing who leads teams and SQA departments by creating and institutionalizing a vision and strategy that appropriately employs SQA and Testing best practices.

Project Test Management

More than 14 years of experience in SQA and 10 years of project test experience including creation of Testing Vision, Strategies, Test Estimates, Forecasting, Methodologies and Resource Plans

Effectively institutes and improves SQA and Test processes based on formal test management experience and industry standards/best practices with in Waterfall, Iterative and Agile Methodologies and coached/Mentored teams from waterfall to Agile transformation and also introduced Sprint Automation.

Defines Automation Strategies, identifying the tools and Framework.

Defines and implements Test Environment Management, Test Data Management, Defect Management, and Metrics.

Introduced Risk Based Testing, Sprint Automation, Quality Score and analysis on Product Quality.

Relationship Management

More than 10 years of experience as a Manager building effective working relationships with business partners, Information Technology leadership and staff.

Works with customers to develop and implement SQA and Testing methodologies, strategies, and processes.

Communicates and collaborates with staff and Management through Senior and Executive leadership levels in supported departments.

Works with business management to identify system requirements, provide Test estimates and set priorities.

Builds valuable relationships with contract staff and vendor partners.

Partners with Project Managers, Business Analysts and Information Technology Department managers on the testing, implementation and support of applications.

Proficient in initiating/substantiating SOW/RFP.

Staff Management

More than 8 years of experience in team and staff management.

Experience building and managing SQA and Test teams supporting projects and systems for businesses in Telecommunication, Retail, Health Care, Financial and Banking industries.

Implements and manages remote staff including an off-shore Test team.

Creates resource plans to effectively allocate team resources.

Works with team members to effectively plan Test efforts for projects and manage priorities.

Assists team members with task definition and work estimates for proposed and assigned projects.

Develops staff through coaching, mentoring, timely performance feedback and development plans.

Provides salary recommendations based on skills and performance.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Insignia LLC

Riskonnect, Chicago, IL Oct 2018—Present

Test Manager

Led and managed the Software Quality Leads/Engineers in Agile Model leading QA direction across the Claims Admin and Claims Management app.

Training Manual testers with impact Analyss objectives and goals.

Introduced test automation practices and architecture for scalability and maintainability.

Good knowledge on CI/CD process and build & deployment tools like Jenkins, TeamCity and Ant.

Ensuring best practices are introduced for Mobile (iOS/Android ) testing devices.

Identified, defined, created, implemented, and monitored Software Quality Assurance and Testing policies, procedures and processes.

Led Product Quality meetings within the Portfolio and prioritized customer requirements.

Assessed issues impacting the project and helped formulate appropriate measures for avoidance/mitigation.

Set direction and establish processes as it relates to QA environments and functional tools, testing practices and QA processes

Responsible for Resource allocation, Staffing requests, Schedule and Deliverables.

Successfully managed complex projects with global implementation, and rapidly evolving requirements with Onsite/Offshore Model.

Conducted project walkthroughs and meetings involving various leads from Development, QA and Technical Support teams

Defined Business Process; identified risk, performed risk analysis and provided baseline acceptance criteria and deliverables

Successfully implemented structured use of HP Quality Center tool (HP-ALM), leveraging automated defect tracking and testing traceability to requirements

Introduced new methods to build success of UAT test creation, including partnering with Business partners in workshop format to train, mentor and leverage tools for UAT test creation.

Created quality metrics off of JIRA to keep the stakeholders updated with the Project Status and Quality.

Managed/Mentored/Motivated resources with the priorities of the Project/s, Testing Process, Agile Principles and Procedures across the organization.

Northern Trust Corporation, Chicago, IL Oct 2017— Oct 2018

Test Program Manager

Highly technical/hands on Test Manager

Coordinate all phases of the software development cycle against project plans

Engage with stakeholders to understand their business objectives and translate them into delivery plans

Interface and coordinate between cross-functional teams to ensure project deliverables are on time

Communicate project status to stakeholders

Manage multiple projects simultaneously

Assess issues impacting the project and help formulate appropriate measures for avoidance/mitigation

Responsible for creating, implementing and managing effective SQA and Testing vision, strategies and methodologies for multiple organizations.

Effectively institutes and improves SQA and Test processes based on formal test management experience and industry standards/best practices.

Defines Automation Strategies. Selects and implements Automation and Test Management tools.

Defines and implements Test Environment Management, Test Data Management, Defect Management, and Metrics.

Conduct project walkthroughs and meetings involving various leads from Development, QA and Technical Support teams.

Maintained updated project schedule via MS Project

Virgin Islands Benefit Eligibility System (VIBES) May 2016—Sep 2017

Test Architect/Sr. QA Test Manager

The VIBES project is an IE&E transfer implementation of Cúram for the Government of Virgin Islands. Phase 1 of the project covers the Medicaid, SNAP and CASH programs. Phase 2 covers Childcare and LIHEAP.

Highly technical/hands on Test Manager

Planned, executed, monitored, controlled, and closed projects according to PMO standards and best practices

Developed strategy and managed test resources

Assessed progress and effectiveness of the test effort

Defined Business Process, identified risk, performed risk analysis and provided baseline acceptance criteria and deliverables

Developed timelines and cost estimations in coordination with cross-functional teams for ensuring time-bound project delivery

Conducted/coordinated project walkthroughs and meetings with senior officers including Managing Director, Program Managers, and Technical Partners.

Developed and revised project materials and maintained project documentation

Obtained approvals from Change Control Board for change requests

Worked with JIRA/Confluence software to setup workflows and defect flows

Evaluated Zephyr test management tool for the enterprise QA organization, worked towards setting up Zephyr with Jira and trained the teams.

Demonstrated/applied strong knowledge of Agile Methodologies

Worked with Automation tool Ranorex to implement Medicare eligibility systems to run automated scripts with less Manual intervention.

INSIGNIA INC Nov 2011—Apr 2016

Sr QA Test Manager (BMO Harris Bank, AT&T)

Led and managed the Systems Quality Assurance and Testing team.

Identified, defined, created, implemented, and monitored Software Quality Assurance and Testing policies, procedures and processes.

Interfaced and coordinated between cross- functional teams to ensure project deliverables are on time. Communicated

project status to the stakeholders and sponsor

Assessed issues impacting the project and helped formulate appropriate measures for avoidance/mitigation

Set direction and establish processes as it relates to QA environments and functional tools, testing practices and QA processes

Successfully managed complex projects with global implementation, and rapidly evolving requirements

Conducted project walkthroughs and meetings involving various leads from Development, QA and Technical Support teams

Defined Business Process; identified risk, performed risk analysis and provided baseline acceptance criteria and deliverables

Successfully implemented structured use of HP Quality Center tool (HP-ALM), leveraging automated defect tracking and testing traceability to requirements

Introduced new methods to build success of UAT test creation, including partnering with Business partners in workshop format to train, mentor and leverage tools for UAT test creation.

Transformed Waterfall teams to Agile

Assessed Automation tools like Selenium and UFT for the respective projects and implemented the same across QA Organization and transformed Manual QA’s to QA Engineers.

Allscripts, Libertyville, IL Oct 2009—Oct 2011

Sr. QA Engineer

Understood the requirements and formulated a comprehensive Test Plan. Estimated the resources required to carry out all phases of testing life cycle. Created a Test Strategy and Testing Schedule

Involved in the Transformational/implementation of Waterfall to Agile methodology, including QA Processes & Practices, Defect and Test Management

Good experience with SOAP and/or REST based Web Services testing SOAPUI or any other open source tools

NYSE ARCA, Chicago, IL Oct 2007—Sep 2009

QA Analyst/Software Developer

Wrote Detailed Design Documents (DDD) for individual modules and Mapping the Functional design (FD) and Requirement Specification (RS) documents

HSSE CMS—British Petroleum, Naperville, IL Jul 2004—Jul 2006

QA Analyst/Software Developer

Wrote Detailed Design Documents (DDD) for individual modules and Mapping the Functional design (FD) and Requirement Specification (RS) documents

Managed the testing process, schedule batch tests, log and track defects using Test Director

Wells Fargo, West Des Moines, IA Jun 2003—Jun 2004

QA Analyst/Software Developer

Wrote Detailed Design Documents (DDD) for individual modules and Mapping the Functional design (FD) and Requirement Specification (RS) documents

Created detailed test plans and developed test cases from requirements

EDUCATION

Madras University, 1999-2003

Bachelors of Engineering

PMP Course completed



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