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Project Developer

Prospect Heights, IL
November 08, 2019

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Deepti Banyal


Summary of Experience

●Solutions focused, meticulous, results oriented professional offering 11+ years of experience in IT with proven success

●Expertise in manual and automation testing using MSTest, Selenium, and QUnit scripts

●Experienced in creating and executing test strategy and test case estimation for functional, regression, smoke, user acceptance, and end-to-end testing

●Extensive experience with ASP.Net, C#, SQL server 2005/2008, HTML5, JavaScript, and Ajax

●Excellent knowledge of web services and WCF services

●Expertise in requirement gathering, functional and design specification document preparation, high level application solution design, flow chart and use case preparation, requirement interface packages, and effort estimation

●Complete knowledge of all Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) phases such as planning, analysis/design, development, and testing

●Complete knowledge of all Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC)

●In-depth knowledge in project execution adhering to Agile and Waterfall methodologies

●Strong understanding of various project management processes including project initiation, planning, implementation, monitoring, and risk management

●Worked as project coordinator between development team and business clients for proper project implementation (timely and accurately)

●Skilled in grasping the big picture, conceptualizing, developing, implementing solutions, and partnering closely with business leaders and senior level executives

●Highly motivated, pro-active, trained professional demonstrating continuous effort to improve and streamline operations, work processes, and requirement/system analysis

●Experienced leading a team of 10+ resources

Technical Skill Summary

●Defect Management Tools: Jira, HP QC/ALM, and TFS

●Automation Scripts: Selenium, MSTest, and QUnit

●Languages: C#.Net, Java

●Web Technologies/Scripts: ASP.Net, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, Web Services, WCF, and jQuery

●Packages/Tools: MS Office including Visio, Excel, and PowerPoint

●Databases: SQL Server 2005/2008 and Oracle

●Release Management: ServiceNow

●Testing Platforms/Tools: Sauce Labs, Dynatrace, and SonarQube

●Testing Tools: Postman, Fiddler, and SoapUI

●Deployment Tools: Octopus and Jenkins

●Release Management: ServiceNow/HP Service Center

●Content Management Tools: TeamSite

Medline - Sales Compensation July 2019 – Sep 2019

QA Test Lead

●Actively collaborated with the SME and business stakeholders to clarify requirements, especially in terms of testability, consistency, and completeness

●Created and executed test scripts for newly developed Territory and Quota Management and Incentive Compensation Management system.

Allstate July 2016 – January 2019

Application/Test Automation Developer

●Created automation scripts using MSTest, Selenium, and QUnit

●Worked with product owners to define acceptance criteria and the definition of done in Jira stories

●Actively collaborated with the development team and business stakeholders to clarify requirements, especially in terms of testability, consistency, and completeness

●Participated proactively in daily stand up meetings, story grooming sessions, and team retrospectives as well as suggested and implemented improvements

●Created and executed automated test plans, cases, and scripts to uncover, identify, and document issues and their causes

●Measured and reported test coverage across all applicable coverage dimensions

●Designed and coded application components in an Agile environment using ASP.Net, C#, HTML5, and jQuery

●Delivered code on daily and weekly basis that was robust, functional, and scalable

●Test services/webAPIs using Fiddler, Postman, and SoapUI

●Took part in release management process for go/no-go on release as well as updated deployment status in Jira/ServiceNow

Cuna Mutual July 2015 – June 2016

Lead Automation QA

●Analyzed the requirements of project to fully understand the testing effort

●Identified the scope of testing required for a particular release based on the requirements document

●Estimated and obtained management support for the time, resources, and budget required to perform testing

●Organized the testing kick-off meeting and defined the test strategy

●Developed the test plan after discussions with the test team and ensured it was reviewed and approved by the management/development team

●Collected queries related to the requirements and got them resolved by working closely with business analysts, product managers and project managers assigned to the project

●Assigned tasks to all testing team members and ensured that all of them had a sufficient amount of work on the project

●Ensured that content and structure of all testing documents and artifacts was documented and maintained

●Checked and reviewed the test cases documents

●Kept track of new requirements as well as changes in requirements of the project

●Organized the status meetings and sent the daily and weekly status reports to the client

●Participated in on-going client calls and discussed weekly status with the client

●Acted as the single point of contact between business team, development, and testers

●Tracked and prepared the report of testing activities such as test testing results, test case coverage, required resources, defects discovered and their status, performance baselines, etc.

●Ensured the timely delivery of different testing milestones

●Reviewed defect reports and assigned valid defects to the relevant developer/development manager

●Managed defect reporting through HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

●Assured the quality of application developed was in accordance with the needs of the customer

Allstate November 2012 – June 2015

System Analyst

●Gained full understanding of customer needs and translated them onto operational, functional, and technical requirements

●Facilitated communication with product stakeholders to understand product needs and priorities

●Interpreted business needs, translated them into requirements, and implemented solutions to meet project needs

●Created functional requirements and functional design documents

●Acted as an interface between business units, technology teams, and support teams

●Involved in project estimation at various levels

●Worked with developers to manage and handle break-fix issues resolution efforts including functional, performance, and integration testing

●Performed root-cause analysis to determine underlying problems and make recommendations for short and long-term solutions

●Planned and managed releases and product release cycles including coordination of user

●Responsible for chairing CAB review meetings and providing approval for changes after reviewing operational readiness with project teams

●Managed risks and interacted with IT project managers to mitigate issues that affected release scope or schedule

●Managed and coordinated implementation activities and chaired the bridge for deployment/checkouts

●Managed ServiceNow CO activities

●As part of effort estimation team, handled RFPs to estimate requirements

●Led and organized walk through meetings to review project roadmaps with IT project teams, QC/regression, and stakeholders

Allstate Insurance January 2009 – October 2012


●Worked with business stakeholders to define operational and project objectives

●Created functional requirements and functional design documents

●Acted as an interface between business units, technology teams, and support teams

●Ensured that all products, requirements, and design deliverables adhered to design and usage consistency by maintaining standards including conducting users acceptance testing and product verification with the business users

●Provided guidance to test teams to create detailed test plans and test cases

●Collaborated with delivery leads and quality assurance teams to conduct UAT and risk assessments, ensuring project readiness for production and validation

●Multitasked between multiple applications, projects, and project phases

●Created COs and was involved in deploying code to production boxes

●Responsible for ad-hoc SQL querying to provide various reports requested by clients

Allstate Insurance July 2008 – January 2009

Production Support

●Analyzed and fixed production support issues

●Actively supported deployments and testing on each of the development and production environments

●Involved in all code and deployment related issues in the project

●Responsible for application monitoring

●Managed and updated the release management documents on SharePoint that consisted of software release policies, procedures, processes, and standards

●Credited for ensuring the successful migration of software/hardware releases to production with no negative impact to operations

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