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Alexandria, VA
March 09, 2020

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Nadera Farivar

Software Test Automation Engineer


Alexandria, VA

Work Status: U.S. Citizen


●Over five years of experience in Information Technology, with extensive focus in Software Quality Assurance, proficient on testing Web-based applications and a good experience on Core Java.

●Experience in all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and strong knowledge of Agile-Scrum and Waterfall Models.

●Strong Java skills with experience on Selenium WebDriver/IDE for developing automation test scripts for Web-based applications.

●Sound knowledge of Cucumber (BBD) and TestNG frameworks for UI testing and good knowledge of tools like Apache Maven and Git.

●Experience using Maven for build management, and Jenkins for Continuous Integration of the builds(CI/CD).

●Experience Writing automation tests within the automation framework and contribution toward the maintenance of the frameworks.

●Experience in developing Test Cases, Test Scenarios, Test Scripts, and Feature files for Behavior Driven Development using Cucumber framework.

●Experience in manual and automation testing on various domains including Insurance, Banking, Retail and E-Commerce.

●Experience in reviewing and analyzing Business Requirements, Test Plans, Test Cases, Test Scripts, Test Estimation & Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM).

●Thorough knowledge in Cross Browser/Cross Platform Testing, Smoke Testing, Black-Box Testing, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Functional Testing, Positive/Negative Testing, Regression Testing, GUI Software Testing, UI Validation, Boundary Value Testing.

●Exposure to API testing, SOAP and REST. Familiar with HTTP Methods Such as GET, PUT, POST and DELETE.


Testing Tools

Selenium IDE/WebDriver



Web Technologies



Eclipse, pgAdmin, SQL Developer

Test Framework

TestNG, Cucumber

Build Tool

Apache Maven, Jenkins, Git


Agile-Scrum, Waterfall

Bug Tracking Tools


Data Bases

PostgreSQL, Oracle, MS Excel

Operating Systems

Windows (7, 8, 10) Mac OS


Test Automation Engineer

December 2018 - Present

UnitedHealth Group

Washington DC

●Maintained automation framework and used POM Page Object Model approach to develop automation scripts using Java and Selenium WebDriver.

●Performed BDD (Behavior Driven Development) using Cucumber Features, Scenarios and Step Definitions in domain specific language, Gherkin.

●Designed automation tests within the automation framework and provides required maintenance on those tests

●Experience in Core Java, OOPS concepts.

●Performed User Acceptance testing (UAT) in an agile environment.

●Implemented Regression and Smoke/Sanity test execution using Selenium WebDriver.

●Managed tickets in JIRA

●Used MAVEN for build management, and Jenkins for CI/CD of the builds.

●Participated in Stand-up meeting, weekly automation meeting and weekly assessment meetings with business analysts and developers.

Environment: Selenium WebDriver, Cucumber Framework, Maven, Apache-POI, BDD, Gherkin, Oracle DB, Eclipse, XML, HTML, SQL, XPath, Windows 10, Oracle SQL Developer, MS Office suite, SDLC, STLC, XML, CI/CD, and HTML, Windows, Mac OS.

QA Automation Engineer

October 2016-November 2018

TD Bank

Cherry Hill, NJ

●Developed test code in Java language using Selenium WebDriver and TestNG framework.

●Maintained testing frameworks and automated test suites for the product teams to which they are assigned.

●Used TestNG testing annotations to group the test methods and for cross-browser testing.

●Utilize CSS selectors, IDs, and XPaths to locate elements on Web pages

●Designed the test scripts and analyzed the results in various levels of the application including integration, regression, functional and acceptance testing using Selenium.

●Used Selenium WebDriver to run test cases in multiple browsers and cross Platforms.

●Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test cases and test scripts

●Reports software defects and shepherds them through the defect life cycle to closure.

●Assisted test lead in documenting User Acceptance Test report and reporting defect resolution.

Environment: Selenium, WebDriver, Java, TestNG, SQL, Maven, HTML, XPath, GitHub, Windows 7, Oracle SQL Developer, Jenkins, MS Office suite; JIRA, SQL, SDLC, STLC, Agile/Scrum, XML, JSON and HTML, Mac OS, Chrome, Firefox and IE, Core Java.

Manual QA Analyst

April 2015 September 2016

Nationwide Insurance

Columbus, OH

●Participated in requirement analysis, created test cases, and execute different types of testing throughout the test life cycle according to the test plan.

●Write & execute functional and regression Manual tests using requirement document.

●Triaged and troubleshooted on issues found during testing. Supported defect fix testing, including reporting, tracing and troubleshooting defects in JIRA

●Report and manage software issues and test activities with a clear understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle and the Agile-Scrum methodology

●Work closely with business and technical teams in an agile environment to derive testing requirements and scenarios for our e-commerce web applications.

●Performed End-to-End testing of database to check data integrity using SQL queries.

●Reviewed database test cases according to assigned Requirements to validate reports by retrieving data with SQL queries from oracle database.

Environment: MySQL, Oracle SQL Developer, MS Office suite; JIRA, SQL, SDLC, STLC, Agile/Scrum, XML, JSON and HTML.


Northern Virginia Community College

Associates of Applied Science in Information Technology

Certificates in Database Management and Web Design

ISTQB – CTFL (Certified Tester Foundation Level)

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