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Quality Engineer Analyst

Location:
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Posted:
October 29, 2019

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Luckson Makatu

Senior Test Analyst

PERSONAL DETAILS

Full Name:

Luckson Makatu

Known as:

Luckie

ID Number:

CN626703

Nationality:

Zimbabwean

Gender:

Male

Home Language:

English

Other Languages:

Shona, Ndebele

Drivers Licence:

Availability:

Immediate

SKILLS MATRIX

Skill

Level of Expertise

Years of Experience

Comments

Manual Testing following both SDLC and Agile approach

5

5 years

How to use ALM

4

5 years

Agile coaching

3

2 years

Scrum Master

1

1 year

Leadership

3

2 years

Facilitation

3

2 years

Legend:

SKILL LEVELS

1 - Trained, but limited experience

2 - Has experience

3 - Has worked extensively

4 - Worked extensively and can train others

5 - Expert

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Qualifications:

Highest Qualification Obtained:

Year Completed:

Institution:

GCE O Level

2001

Ngundu Halt High

Testing / QA Qualifications and Certifications Obtained:

ISTQB Foundation

ISTQB Advanced-Test Analyst

ASTQB Mobile App Tester Certificate

ISTQB Agile Tester Extension

HP AIS ALM Certificate

Current Job Title

Senior Test Analyst

Years of QA/Testing Experience:

5+ years

QA/Testing Industry Experience:

Business Domains

Corporate Investment Banking

oForex & Commodities products.

oBonds products.

oEquities products.

Transaction processing.

Insurance.

NGO Youth Employment

IT Application Domains

BaNCs Core Banking System.

Vendor & Bespoke Payment engines – CFC, ISW, Amdocs, and Retail Forex.

Sec Lending and– trade capturing and processing.

Compass, BluePrint Online, BNBQ - Insurance Calculations and Capturing.

CaseBlocks

ODS Data Storage

Big Query

Testing phases & types (across Waterfall and Agile SDLC models)

System Functional testing.

Integration testing.

Regression testing.

Mobile Application Testing.

Migration testing.

Testing Tools used

HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM/QC).

JIRA/Confluence

HipTest

TestRail

TestLodge

Aqua ALM

PractiTest

QA Complete

QA/Testing Skills:

As a Test Analyst, I have participated in the following test processes, across multiple client projects:

Attended SCRUM meetings, pre-sprint planning and sprint planning sessions.

Attended Feature Design meetings before development began.

Analysed different client Documentation types (Functional Specs, Technical Specs, and Business Requirements etc.)

Identified and extracted both detailed and high-level test requirements.

Performed Test Design and execution, using JIRA,QC, HipTest and Test Rail test ware tools.

Performed Test Execution across multiple cycles.

Designed and managed own Test Data.

Ran sql queries

Defect Management.

Test Documentation activities (Test Plan, Test Closure, Daily Status Reports and Lessons Learned sessions)

Participated in Knowledge Management activities e.g. creation of Testing checklists for different platforms.

Participated in meetings or sessions of different types e.g. Project Workshops, Project Planning Sessions, Defect management meetings, Retrospectives etc.

Verbal and written reporting to team members and client stakeholders (business and IT).

Risk Management including planning contingencies for client-accepted risks.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Company:

GatesTech Solutions Consulting Pty (Ltd)

Period:

Sept 2017 – Feb 2019

Job Title:

Software Quality Engineer

Client:

Business area:

Harambee Youth Employment via IQ Business

Harambee Dev-IT

1)Harambee MVP

Worked on the new MVP project for Harambee where I was testing their new candidate registration and recruiting system. The system is built on Google Cloud and integrates with Caseblocks and ODS Data storage. It is also integrated to a mobile application, Harambee.mobi. The team consisted of 4 Test Analysts, 4 Developers, 4 Data Analysts, System Architect, Product owner, Project Manager and 1 BA. Unit, integration, system and regression testing was conducted to ensure that all new business processes could satisfactorily be achieved during testing. The team used HipTest and later Test Rail to document and track requirements, test cases and defects.

I also updated the Application Training documentation pertaining to the updates that were implemented in each Release.

Other responsibilities included:

Demonstrating new functionality to business stakeholders.

Conducting Peer Reviews

Company:

Rubric Consulting Pty (Ltd)

Period:

July 2017 – Aug 2017

Job Title:

Software Quality Engineer

Client:

Business area:

FNB-RMB

FNB-RMB Fraud

2)Sec-Lending

Worked on RMB Securities Lending project where a new system was built to replace the old Securities Lending.

As a Test Analyst I analysed Requirement Specifications, extracted requirements, prepared Test cases, test execution as well as logging defects. We used a waterfall model on this project

I also updated the Application Training documentation pertaining to the updates that were implemented in each Release.

Other responsibilities included:

Demonstrating new functionality to business stakeholders.

Conducting Peer Reviews

Company:

Rubric Consulting Pty (Ltd)

Period:

January 2015 – June 2017

Job Title:

Test Analyst

Client:

Business area:

Standard Bank of South Africa

Corporate Investment Banking (CIB)

Non-TPS business area

3)Amdocs Billing and Pricing project

Worked on the Amdocs Billing and Pricing Project where the billing of Foreign Currency Account customers was migrated from being a manually captured process, to an automated one. The team consisted of 3 Test Analysts, 2 Developers and 1 BA. Unit, integration, system and regression testing was conducted to ensure that all existing business processes could satisfactorily be achieved during testing. The team used HP ALM to document and track requirements, test cases and defects.

I also updated the Application Training documentation pertaining to the updates that were implemented in each Release.

4)Investor Services DIS Project

SBSA was migrating the BONDS client from the Unexcore system to the BaNCs core banking system. I was part of the team involved in manual functional testing.

Other responsibilities included:

Demonstrating new functionality to business stakeholders.

Assisting the TM with the preparation of the Release Closure reports.

Company:

Rubric Consulting Pty (Ltd)

Period:

May 2014 – December 2014

Job Title:

Junior Test Analyst

Client:

Business area:

Liberty Life

Retail SA project

5)Project Challenge and GRD Project

On these projects, key Liberty Life systems were being updated in line with new government tax rules. During the time, i tested the integration between systems including Compass, BPO and Pinball.

The projects used the Waterfall SDLC methodology with structured Releases. Certain Agile elements such as the demonstration of new functionality to business stakeholders, was included.

During these project, i also assisted the TM in preparing the Test Plan and the Daily Status Reports that sent to different stakeholders.

Other Responsibilities:

Updated the Application Training documentation pertaining to the updates implemented in each release.

Company:

Rubric Consulting Pty (Ltd)

Period:

Feb 2014 – May 2014

Job Title:

Graduate Test Analyst

Client:

FNB-Rubric Graduate Programme

Responsibilities:

Underwent FNB-Rubric graduate training for QA Analysts.



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