QUALITY ASSURANCE PROFESSIONAL
Comprehensive experience in planning and managing software quality assurance activities. Provide strategic QA vision and quick delivery with proven ability to build, inspire and mentor quality assurance global teams in successful implementation of latest QA processes. Demonstrated success in reviewing and applying test strategies and ensuring quality of functional, performance and regression testing for large-scale projects. Expertise in:
Waterfall Agile Methodologies
Test Strategy Test Plan
Manual Testing Automated Testing UAT
Test Plans Use Cases Test Cases Stories
Communication with Cross-Functional Teams Reporting Dashboard Metrics
Requirements Gap Analysis Large Data-sets Analysis Visualization
Market Data (fixed income, equities, etc.)
Data Delivery Platforms Wealth Management Reporting
Trading Platform (basic) Trading Principles
Trading Flow Diagrams
Defect Tracking: TFS Jira QASAR Bugzilla
Staff Hiring Assessment Development Managing Offshore Onshore Team
Automated Tools: HP Quick Test Professional (QTP) SOAPSonar SilkTest Scripting (basic)
UX Testing UI Testing
API XML HTML
HP Quality Center TestRail (Jira add-on)
MS Office Professional Access
Proficient in MS Visio
Windows OS UNIX (basic)
MUFG SECURITIES New York, NY 2018 to present
Project: Securities Borrowing and Lending trade cycle, settlement and reporting.
Project: Automated Testing Process.
Project: Operational Risk Management – platform for managing policies, risks, assessments across lines of business.
Project: HCM – Migration to Workday.
Project: Trade Surveillance
QA Lead (contract)
Defined road-map for QA team including automation.
Reviewed and analysed business requirements, hands-on with developing test plans, scenarios, and test cases.
Examined current processes, reviewed workflows and recommended improvements.
Collaborated with stakeholders to establish and incorporate testing in SDLC process including auto-deployments.
Applied QA best practices to ensure the highest software quality delivery.
On-boarded QA resources.
Planned UAT and assisted users during User Acceptance test execution.
Coordinated testing efforts across multiregional QA teams.
Designed Workday HCM test scenarios and test cases.
Created trade flow diagrams for Front and Back Office to visualize trading process of equities, fixed income, SBL.
Helped build and maintained trade flow diagrams library.
BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH New York, NY 2017 to 2017
Project: Mercury User Management: self-service tool that provides consolidated view of company and user entitlements across line of business within Mercury platform.
Application Architect, QA (contract)
Planned and defined test strategy for Mercury User Management project.
Reviewed business requirements and user stories, hands-on with developing test plans and test cases.
Defined test data for automated and manual testing.
Communicated with cross-functional teams.
Worked with QA offshore team on building test suits and test cases.
Wrote concise, well-organized defect reports.
Identified and logged defects in software development tool - Team Foundation Server (TFS).
THOMSON REUTERS, New York, NY 2008 to 2017
Project: Thomson Reuters DataScope Select: Data delivery platform for non-streaming content. Hosted data extraction platform that provides access to global pricing, validated terms and conditions, historical data content, corporate actions, cross-reference data, and legal entity data. Supported instruments include; equities, funds, derivatives, money / foreign exchange, warrants, fixed income securities and sell-side estimates and is enabled through browser, FTP and Web service API.
Project: Disaster Recovery environment build-out.
QA Manager, Financial & Risk (2014 to 2017)
On-boarded, led, mentored, coached global team of 10 offshore / onshore test engineers. Led and developed high-quality QA team, with expertise in functional, regression and performance testing for DataScope Select (DSS).
Collaborated with Development, Business, OPS, Database and Service teams discussing test approaches and strategies, edge cases, and test scenarios.
Monitored testing results, compiling reports and risk assessments based on feedback from teams, communicating project testing status, progress and risks across multiple projects to stakeholders.
Analyzed requirements, developed test plans and implemented test approach that ensured adherence of product to application requirements.
Planned, allocated resources and assigned tasks to global engineers determined by individual experience and technical strengths.
Designed and implemented Performance Portal for QA and Development teams used for executing performance tests and collecting data, such as execution time, extractions size (number of instruments and fields), server name, and including any delayed and failed extractions, analyzing statistics and generating reports.
Analyzed and visualized large data sets to define test samples and identify data usage trends to recommend future development.
Awarded ‘Employee of the Month’ for delivering strategic high-visibility project, overcoming resource challenges, frequent requirements changes and tight schedules.
QA Team Lead, Financial & Risk (2008 to 2014)
Defined test sets for software builds and production releases. Provided 3rd-level support for DataScope Select external clients. Participated in testing new hardware and database upgrades.
Built repository of over 4000 regression tests used during testing cycle and production releases.
Introduced HP Quality Center that stored, organized and maintained regression test suites and tracked progress of test execution, enhancing capabilities and overall efficiency than previous methods.
Increased testing productivity 80% by implementing automated testing (Quick Test Professional-QTP) and batch scripting.
Designed and implemented library of over 500 SQL queries, along with automatic updates, increasing efficiency of creating and maintaining test data samples 15 times.
Monitored and remained hands-on with all projects, identifying and filing all issues in clear and concise manner.
LEHMAN BROTHERS, New York, NY 2007 to 2008
Project: Wealth Management Reporting (WMR): Initiative provided consolidated printed document that included enhanced reporting on hedge funds, performance reporting, portfolio and legal entity summary views of client investments.
QA Team Lead
Provided oversight of quality assurance testing of WMR project. Led team of 5 offshore / onshore QA testers. Performed review of functional requirements and use cases to develop test strategies. Assisted Business with user-acceptance testing.
Coached, guided, and mentored QA team members, ensuring proper procedures were followed and requirements were met.
Created test plans, test cases and requirements traceability matrixes, meeting business requirements, technical specifications and use cases.
Worked with quality management tool, HP Quality Center, managing business requirements, new and regression test cases and test suits, test execution progress and test reporting.
Documented software issues using bug-tracking system (Jira), reporting defects to software developers.
Designed MS Access database and modules that helped manage large amount of test cases with limited resources.
REUTERS, New York, NY 1998 to 2007
Project: DataScope Select: Product gave clients ability to create, download and manage bulk extractions of financial instrument information.
Project: 3000Xtra: Platform delivered business and political stories, including insight from all asset classes, equities, FX, money, fixed income, commodities and energy. Combined real-time data, news and historical data to build accurate, comprehensive picture of market activities.
Project: Reuters Station: Consolidated information, tools and analytics into single service with predefined or customized screens, allowing in-depth, accurate picture of market. Comprised several Market related modules – Market Watcher, Athena Charting, Bond Analytics, Bond Watch, Bond Search.
Project: TTMS (Turnkey Trade Management System) provide a paperless trading environment for both buy- and sell-side institutions. It offered the end user a seamless environment in which to research and execute transactions, monitor holdings, and advertise inventory. Trading and position maintenance was fully supported for the following security types: equities, fixed income, futures, options, mutual funds, FX.
Conducted functional, integration, regression, data verification and performance tests on multiple market data delivery platforms to provide access to real-time data, news and historical data via GUI, FTP and API for projects listed above.
Led testing efforts of Web Services API to access market data.
Created presentations and learning materials for data delivery via FTP.
Developed and executed test procedures.
Performed data mining (fixed income, equities, corporate actions, derivatives, mutual funds), creating test sets.
Analyzed performance statistics and compiled reports.
Evaluated automated test tools (Silk Test, QTP, SOAPSonar) and established functional automated testing in QA team. Worked with vendors to obtain quotes and demos for selected test tools.
Defined testing strategies and testing scope for buy– and sell-side for TTMS (Turnkey Trade Management System) project.
Master in Civil Engineering
RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, Riga, Latvia
Management Development Program (MDP), Thomson Reuters, New York, NY
QTP, Borland (Mercury) Professional Training Courses, New York, NY
SilkTest, Borland (Segue) Software Professional Training Courses, New York, NY