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Krishna Nagar, Tamil Nadu, India
Posted:
February 27, 2020

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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Ananda Raj has more than **+ years of progressive experience in the field of Information Technology. He is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and has vast experience in the testing of Mainframe, Web & Mobile applications and Agile (SAFe). He has good experience in preparing testing deliverables such as test plans, test cases, test data and reviewing input documents such as functional specifications. He is also a Certified RPA-Uipath developer.

A highly motivated Tester and Scrum Master with experience working with clients from Auto Insurance. Proficient decision-making, leadership, presentation, communication, problem-solving and analytical skills with ability to interact at all levels.

Authorized to work in United States with sponsorship. Holding I-140.

Major Strengths:

Ability to work with Business Analysts, Developers, Project Managers and other Team Members in complex testing projects and in the overall enhancement of software product quality.

Adept at various Project management methodologies such as Scaled Agile, Water Fall, and Iterative developments.

Organized and facilitated Agile and Scrum meetings, which included Sprint Planning, Stand-ups Sprint Review and Retrospective and Sprint report generation.

Worked with the Scrum team to identify the bottlenecks and to remove the impediments and increase the velocity of product delivery.

Preparing and reviewing Test Case Design, Test Data Creation and Test Case Execution.

Extensive work experience on Functional Testing, Regression Testing, Integration Testing, System Testing, User Acceptance Testing, and End to End testing in the mainframe and web-based applications.

Good Expertise in Bug Tracking and Defect Management System.

Performed manual testing of API and Java Web Applications using Postman and SOAP UI tool.

Experienced with various databases like Postgres and SQL server and used the various SQL commands and SQL statements to test the application.

Developing reports and providing client support

Interacted actively with the Developers and Product owners in identifying bugs and involved proactively to fix the issue.

Supporting post production issues.

Experience in Insurance Domain.

Certified and have a good Knowledge on Robotic process automation (RPA)-UiPath 2019.2.0

Educating and reinforcing scrum methodology and agile framework to team members and key stakeholders when needed.

Possess excellent communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

Ability to work as a good team player.

Good experience in Client Knowledge Acquisition/Transfer and User Interaction Processes.

Experience in working on multiple releases in parallel, able to work well in team environment to achieve results, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a self-starter who can deliver well as part of a team, ability to work under pressure during tight deadlines.

Expertise in Host Legacy Skills like JCL, COBOL, DB2 etc.

Supported Second level for applications using DB2, IMS, and JCL.

Experience in Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) using the Agile Methodology and the Waterfall Model.

Good understanding on Testing Process and Testing Techniques.

EDUCATION

Completed B. TECH- E.C.E, June 2003 in Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College, Mannadipet Commune, Madagadipet, Puducherry 605107, India

CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

Certified in

Certified Scrum Master - Certificate ID: 000919250.

UiPath RPA Developer - Certificate ID: 370456335921784318

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) 4.0 Practitioner in Troy, Michigan –

Certificate ID: 689*****-****

Scaled Agile SAFe 4.0 for Teams Course - Certificate ID: 581*****-****

Scrum Fundamentals Certified by SCRUMstudy -Certification ID :682011

VISA STATUS

Holding I-140 which got approved on 05/24/2017 and Eligible for Cap Exempt.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Languages

JCL, COBOL, JAVA

Methodology

Scaled Agile Framework methodology, Waterfall methodology

Databases

DB2, MS SQL

Utilities

BMC DB2 Utility, App tune

Tools used

SharePoint, Lotus Notes, Postman,Version one\Jira, IBM Data studio, HP Service Manager, Trac-it, Test Link, SOAP UI, MS Office, DUG, SPUFI, QMF, FMDB2, EJES and $AVRS, FILE-AID, PANVALET, BLDISS, STE, Control-M and other SF tools,Open Project.

Other Tools

UiPath Studio 2019.2.0 Enterprise Edition

Operating Systems

z/OS, MS Windows 95/98/2000/XP/2003/Windows 7

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Adappt Mobile Cloud Applications Pvt.Ltd. based on U.K April’2019 to till date

Role: QA Test Analyst

Project Description:

WHO HTS Info:

The first WHO guidelines app from the Department of HIV and Hepatitis provides on-the-go access to WHO’s current HIV Testing Services (HTS) guidelines and information. “WHO HTS Info” makes it easy to view WHO guidance on HIV testing on your smartphone or tablet, whether you’re online or offline.

Responsibilities:

Participated in Sprint planning, Daily stand-up, Sprint Reviews/Demos, Sprint Retrospectives.

Excellent knowledge of PI planning.

Worked on Manual testing for various projects.

Performed front-end Test Execution using iOS & Android mobile devices .

Working in an Agile (SCRUM) Environment to create User Stories/Use Cases using Open Project.

Worked on manual testing of API and Java Web Applications using Postman and SOAP UI tool.

Reviewed testing execution and ensured project testing deadlines and milestones were met.

Co-ordinated with Developers, Product Owner, Scrum Master, BAs, UI Designers to improve testability of requirements specifications leading to continuous process improvement for the project.

Environment: React, Hybrid, Web application node js, Open Project.

Leading Insurance Company based on Central Illinois Feb ‘2008 to Nov’2018

Project Team: CAAM - DC1 Host

As QA Test Analyst, Ananda Raj Ranganathan will be assigned to multiple projects in DC1-Client support area. He will be working on Testing and Service team testing support.

CROM-Customer Management & Modernization Agile Release Train

Project Description:

CMM train will maintain a backlog of customer integration work which will be continually prioritized based on Enterprise priority, as new work is added. This release may also include work for service and production maintenance as prioritized by the Product Management Team.This release will advance customer capabilities for a single authoritative source of customer data and advance Enterprise Customer Modernization Moving from the current ZOS DB2 platform to a future Platform. Following Scaled Agile methodology for this CMM train.

Responsibilities:

Ability to work with Business Analysts, Developers, Project Managers and other Team Members in complex testing projects and in the overall enhancement of software product quality.

Involving in creation of system/regression & acceptance testing activities like creation of test setup, test plan, test data creation, environment setup etc.

Participated in PI planning, Backlog grooming and worked closely with Product owners, scrum masters, Dev leads, Business Analysts for future sprint planning.

Hands on experience in Agile Methodology full life cycle of the project by attending daily

Scrums ceremonies such as Sprint Planning, Daily Standup, Sprint Demo, Sprint Review

Meeting and Sprint Retrospectives.

Work closely with members of the scrum team to translate the customers' business needs or Business Cases to a technical solution.

Involving in validation of test results, defect management & implementation of changes into production.

Involving in design, requirements gathering, requirements freeze & creation of component specifications phases.

Testing activities: designed test scenarios, test plan, and test cases as well as executed test cases, analyzed and prepared test summary reports.

Involving creation of system or acceptance test cases bases on component specs, requirements & design inputs

Gathered requirements in an agile environment/methodology web-based application.

Created User stories to define the detailed requirements and features desired in the application to be developed.

Maintained the access requirements on SharePoint, for the project team.

Created a timeline and methodology for the project, base lining the deliverables.

Involved in daily stand-up meeting with client for business requirements analysis and defect prioritization.

Experience in Database Testing. Extensively involved in Backend testing by writing and executing SQL Queries.

Attended weekly review meetings to discuss defects along with testers, Developers.

Handled projects spread across Offshore and Onshore.

Involving in review of system test results & review of work done by offshore team members.

Coordination with Offshore team members and Delivery Project Manager.

Knowledge sharing with offshore Team members.

Validated existing workflows written for scheduling of the batch jobs in the portal, and created Use cases, activity and sequence diagrams for the same.

Involved in identifying test scenarios and performing various testing like System, Integration, Functional, Regression, and User-Acceptance Testing.

Involved in web service testing using SOAP UI tool.

Performing functionality testing which involved the testing of all core functions of the application.

Involvement in all phases of the Testing Life Cycle.

Presented demos to the client on the overall status of the project.

Enterprise Unsubscribe Foundational Services

Project Description:

Canada's Anti-Spam Law went into effect on july1, 2014 the legislation is intended to prohibit the sending of commercial electronic messages (CEMs) to an individual in Canada or from Canada unless the intended recipient has consented to receiving it and applicable requirements have been

Metacam’s are any electronic message that encourages participation in a commercial activity, regardless of whether there is an expectation of profit. Electronic messages include, but are not limited to emails, IMs, mobile app alerts, text messages and social media.

On july1, 2014 all departments at State farm were required to ensure they operate in compliance

With Canada’s anti-spam Legislation (CASL).

CASL applies to all business, commercial and personal line products and service offered by State Farm.CASL applies to messages (email, text, mobile app alerts, social media, etc.) created in Canada and abroad.

State Farm's approach is to consider anyone with an address in Canada or has a relationship with a Canada Agent (Canada Product) as subject to CASL.To clarify, State Farm considers current customers, prospects and former customers too be subject to CASL if they have a policy/account in Canada, residence address, or have a mailing address in Canada.

CASL requires Canadian customers to directly accept (or opt-in) a request to be sent Commercial Electronic Messages (CEMs) from businesses.

CASL is applicable to all CEMs that are either sent from or accessed by a computer located in Canada.

CASL requires any business or organization to have

1) Express or implied consent (permission) and

2) An unsubscribe mechanism in place before sending a CEM, to, for example, Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

A short-term solution has been implemented and an interim solution is in process.

This project will implement a long-term solution for the CASL requirements provided by both State farm and Desjardins.

Responsibilities:

Involving in design, requirements gathering, requirements freeze & creation of component specifications phases.

•Involved in gathering requirements from the business analyst and created test plans.

•Involving in validation of test results, defect management & implementation of changes into production.

•Involving creation of system or acceptance test cases bases on component specs, requirements & design inputs.

•Involved in identifying test scenarios and performing various testing like System, Integration, Functional, Regression, and User-Acceptance Testing.

•Comprehensive knowledge in writing SQL queries on databases like MY SQL Server to

Validate the data on Front End Applications

•Created User stories to define the detailed requirements and features desired in the application to be developed.

•Maintained the access requirements on SharePoint, for the project team.

•Created a timeline and methodology for the project, base lining the deliverables.

•Involved in daily stand-up meeting with client for business requirements analysis and defect prioritization.

•Attended weekly review meetings to discuss defects along with testers, Developers.

•Coordination with Offshore team members and Delivery Project Manager.

•Knowledge sharing with offshore Team members.

•Developed SQL queries to extract data from the source tables.

•Validated existing workflows written for scheduling of the batch jobs in the portal, and created Use cases, activity and sequence diagrams for the same.

•Performing functionality testing which involved the testing of all core functions of the application.

•Involvement in all phases of the Testing Life Cycle.

Canadian Migration Program-Conversion-Agent List Creation (ALC) Marketing Solution-Execution

Project Description:

The purpose of Agent List Creation (ALC) Marketing Solution project is to support the overall Desjardins Canada Marketing Solutions in replacing State farm’s current Canadian marketing solution. State farm and Desjardins will continue to support the Agents by providing in-book marketing capabilities.

The Agent List Creation (ALC) application allows agents to create lists of people within their own book of business based on an established set of selection criteria, including consumer demographics, product ownership, and policy details.

These lists may be used for in-book marketing activities (cross-sell, up-sell), or simply for basic analysis of the book of business. When Canadian Auto policies begin migrating from State Farm to Desjardins, the information about those policies will no longer be available within the ALC application.

In order to preserve current functionality, this project will establish a new data feed from Desjardins to State Farm which will supply Auto policy data to the ALC application for use by Canadian agents. The data mapping which has already been completed by a joint

Desjardins & State Farm team shows there will be minor changes in functionality & search results due to differences in the policy data between State Farm and Desjardins.

However, core functionality will be maintained without changing the application user interface itself.

Responsibilities:

Involving in creation of system/regression & acceptance testing activities like creation of test setup, test plan, test data creation, environment setup etc.

•Involved in gathering requirements from the business analyst and created test plans.

•Involving in validation of test results, defect management & implementation of changes into production.

•Involving creation of system or acceptance test cases bases on component specs, requirements & design inputs.

•Involved in identifying test scenarios and performing various testing like System, Integration, Functional, Regression, and User-Acceptance Testing.

•Maintained the access requirements on SharePoint, for the project team.

•Involved in daily stand-up meeting with client for business requirements analysis and defect prioritization.

•Involving in review of system test results & review of work done by offshore team members.

•Coordination with Offshore team members and Delivery Project Manager.

Developed SQL queries to extract data from the source tables.

•Validated existing workflows written for scheduling of the batch jobs in the portal, and created Use cases, activity and sequence diagrams for the same.

•Testing activities: designed test scenarios, test plan, and test cases as well as executed test cases, analyzed and prepared test summary reports.

•Performing functionality testing which involved the testing of all core functions of the application.

•Involvement in all phases of the Testing Life Cycle.

Project Team: Auto/Fire Technical System (DC2\DC3)

Description:

As System Analyst, Ananda Raj Ranganathan was playing pivotal role in the support of Auto System Testing. Auto System testing is a service team which does the System testing, Regression Test, Implementation Test and Performances test for the projects in the Property and Casualty application area (Auto and Fire insurance) on request.

In System Testing, we will validate the code in Daily Flow with minimum amount of production of data. The code first has to clear the system testing and then we would install them into the Implementation Environments to test. Based on the requirement and business case we would decide the flows and execution.

Auto- Texas Conversion to Companywide Processing – Build

Project Description:

The goal of this effort is to convert Texas into a companywide state where possible. In some cases, certain changes will not be made due to regulatory or legislative requirements, but in most areas, we are implementing a companywide generic approach not only to our policy but our endorsements, coverage’s and processing.

Responsibilities:

Execute Auto Daily flows in System various testing environments

Coordinating with Offshore.

Test status reporting, test result evaluation and documentation

Provide input to the test manager, project leaders, and peers regarding testing and product quality

Assist with defect analysis and management (documentation and verifying resolution)

Setup meeting with Client, Business partner and various development team to coordinate

Perform testing deliverable reviews

Mentor new team members

Create Test Summary reports

Update the work status and assessing the work progress and risks involves.

Project Team: P&C Environment support – HOST

Description:

As Environment support analyst, Ananda Raj Ranganathan is involved in providing Second level support for System Testing and AED projects. The P&C test environment support project involves supporting all environments related to HOST and resolving defects and shakedown on environments for quality assurance to be delivered to the projects to test on.

Responsibilities:

Representing the offshore P&C Environment Team – Host.

Defect resolving, tracking and maintaining the SLAs.

Providing host solutions in the back-end to Web related apps that access them.

Working on daily scheduled works, providing incident support, implementing change requests, checking IMS systems, resolving issues and providing permanent fixes to the issues and documenting the resolutions.

Conducting knowledge transfer sessions to juniors and team members

Assisting the team members in solving the major issues.

Support to Test delivery team and AED.

Working and sharing the troubleshooting techniques.

Environment: Mainframe – JCL, DB2, IMS, REXX and HP Service Manager

Project Team: Auto/Fire Technical System & Implementation Test Team

Description:

As Test Analyst, Ananda Raj was playing pivotal role in the support of Auto System Testing.

Auto System testing is a service team which does the System testing, Regression Test, Implementation Test and Performances test for the projects in the Property and Casualty application area (Auto and Fire insurance) on request.

In System Testing, we will validate the code in Daily Flow with minimum amount of production of data. The code first has to clear the system testing and then we would install them into the Implementation Environments to test. Based on the requirement and business case we would decide the flows and execution.

Responsibilities:

Execute Auto Daily flows in System various testing environments

Test status reporting, test result evaluation and documentation

Provide input to the test manager, project leaders, and peers regarding testing and product quality

Assist with defect analysis and management (documentation and verifying resolution)

Setup meeting with Client, Business partner and various development team to coordinate

Perform testing deliverable reviews

Mentor new team members

Create Test Summary reports

Update the work status and assessing the work progress and risks involves.

University of Madras, Madras, India Mar’ 2007 to Jan’2008

Project Description:

This is a Web based application that is developed to manage the examination process of the Madras University. The process includes two phases namely the pre-examination and post-examination phases. Each phase has well defined activities and performing these activities will ensure managing examinations in a controlled manner.

As Test Analyst, Ananda Raj was involved in Test case preparation, Test execution of various modules in this application.

Responsibilities:

Involved in Reviewing of Functional Specification Performing Manual testing.

Gathered requirements in an agile environment/methodology web-based application.

Involved in identifying test scenarios and performing various testing like System, Integration, Functional, and Regression testing.

Preparation of Test Cases as per requirements specified in Functional Specifications.

Executing Test Cases and SQL queries.

Prepared and executed Integration Test Cases.

Preparation of Defect Control Form, Maintaining the Status and Severity of the Defects reporting through PPMA.

Sending the status report at the end of the day.

Environment: Java, Postgres

OLAM International, Singapore Oct’ 2006 to Feb’2007

Project Description:

Olam Exports is a leading global supply chain manager of agricultural products and food ingredients. Local sales, Processing, Stock movement, Local sales and Export sales are the main functions of this company. The application is used to maintain the Stock movement in a company and cash flow. The system helps the user to easily identify the stock status including quality of the stocks.

As a Test Associate, Ananda Raj was involved in design document review, test case preparation and execution of test cases.

Responsibilities:

Involved in Reviewing of Functional Specification Performing Manual testing.

Preparation of Test Cases as per requirements specified in Functional Specifications.

Involved in identifying test scenarios and performing various testing like System, Integration, Functional and Regression.

Executing Test Cases and SQL queries.

Prepared and executed Integration Test Cases.

Preparation of Defect Control Form, Maintaining the Status and Severity of the Defects reporting through PPMA.

Sending the status report at the end of the day.

Environment : Windows XP, Oracle Forms 6i, Oracle 9i Lite.



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