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Scrum Quality Engineer

Location:
Santa Clara, CA
Posted:
March 10, 2020

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BORA ASHA

San Jose, CA ***** 510-***-**** adb8nj@r.postjobfree.com

Professional Summary

Self-directed and driven technical analyst with comprehensive accomplishments leading quality assurance testing, development and cross-functional teams to ensure success and achieve goals. Known as an innovative thinker with strong lifecycle, new product development, data collection and work stream acumen.

Demonstrated success developing and seamlessly executing plans in complex organizational structures. Recognized for maximizing performance by implementing appropriate strategies through analysis of details to gain understanding of the technology position, emerging issues, trends and relationships.

Team-oriented individual promoting exemplary presentation, project management and risk oversight skills. Demonstrative Scrum Master with background communicating effectively with and leading high-performance teams. Considered expert in prioritizing tasks and optimizing workflows.

Skills

SAFe, LeSS, Lean, Kanban, Scrum, XP

DevOps, CI, CD, TDD, ATDD, BDD, FDD

Agile PLM, PH ALM, HP PPM

Cross-Functional Team Building and Leadership

Risk Assessment, Impact Analysis and Risk Mitigation

Agile framework for project management & Process Implementation

Sprint Planning, Coaching, Facilitating, Product grooming’s, Backlog’s, Brainstorming

Capacity Planning, Team Velocity, Burndown and Burnup Charts

Manual and Automation Testing

Decision making, problem solver (Impediments)

Business Intelligence, Rally, Version One

Audit/Analysis, Report, Root Cause, ROI

Black Box Testing, Project Management, Product Management

SQL, writing queries, MYSQL

Agile project management, Quality planning & Implementation

JENKINS, Maven, GIT hub, Puppet

Agile best practices, Servant Leader

Product Backlog grooming’s, Estimating story points

Project Management, Communication

GUI, API testing, Defect Management

JIRA, Bugzilla

Accomplishments

3+ years of experience facilitating all scrum ceremonies such as sprint planning, sprint review, sprint retrospectives, daily stand-up, and working with DevOps teams utilizing engineering practices such as ATDD, BDD.

8+ years of Industry experience as Quality testing lead, Information system analyst /business analyst with solid understanding of Business Requirements Gathering, Evaluating Data Sources, Translating Requirements into Specifications, Application Design.

Project Management

Coordinated with third-party development team on engineering and professional service activities and tasks.

Analysis and Development

Resolved core issues through the redesign of the broker data model, data house-holding processes and daily round-trip database synchronization.

Set new standards for virtually 100% code coverage, while piloting Oracle Designer.

Proud scrum master for multiple team and deployed the right quality of the product

Strategic Planning

Designed IT support strategy that clearly defined workflow between external clients, application teams, and infrastructure team.

Work History

Scrum Master 07/2019 to Present

Apple – Cupertino, CA

Led 3 Product team’s transition to Agile development.

SM for 3 geographically distributed teams and managed planning, backlog grooming and TDD implementation.

Customized Scrum and crafted an in-house version.

Responsible for release train management: dependencies, challenges and risks.

Product ownership - Created comprehensive functional requirements and prioritized them for all sprint meetings.

Gathering and updating project materials, completing budgeting, forecasting, project documentation, business flows, and lessons learned documents

Scheduling and allocating work, providing advice and guidance, and resolving problems to meet technical performance and financial objectives

Coordinate all Scrum Ceremonies including Sprint Planning, Daily Standups, Sprint retrospectives, Sprint Demos, Story Grooming, and Release Planning

Coaching and mentoring other Scrum Masters on our program team. Partnering to ensure that our ways of working are consistent across teams

Assist in defining and deploying new product development processes and in facilitating the continuous improvement of existing processes

Coaching and mentoring other Scrum Masters on our program team. Partnering to ensure that our ways of working are consistent across teams

Liaising between developers and project stakeholders; fostering quality communication between engineering disciplines

Scrum Master 12/2018 to 07/2019

PayPal – San Jose, CA

Working closely with cross-functional teams and resources to achieve program and project milestones within established timeframes.

Work with the Executives across various teams such as Portfolio Planning, Change Management, Legal, Risk and others to ensure the project is progressing as planned.

Proficient with Agile techniques User Stories, ATDD, BDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Continuous Testing (CI/CD), Automated Testing, Agile Games (Planning poker).

Transform requirements into User stories that represent actionable development tasks to be added to the Product backlog.

Discussion with the process Consultants regarding the scope for Continuous Service Improvement and resolution of any impediments that are hindering the progress.

Working on team velocity by incorporating capacity planning into sprint planning sessions.

Facilitated PI planning workshops and system demo, inspect and adapt workshops for future PIs and Release Management meetings.

Experience in diversified fields of the Software Development Life Cycle with expertise in managing end to end lifecycle processes using Waterfall & Agile methodologies.

Communicated team status/progress via Release/Sprint Burnt down charts, story acceptance rate and defects and make sure the stakeholders are aware of the project.

Facilitated meetings to iron out blockers, conducted JAD sessions with the Product owner and other stakeholders on regular basis and helped the team to make better use of these time and estimate more effectively thus ensuring a healthy sprint progress.

Facilitated Scrum framework – sprint planning, backlog grooming, daily scrums, sprint reviews and sprint retrospectives.

Planned Agile best practices and encouraged team cohesion, overcoming impediments and hurdles to productivity.

Drove Scrum team progress to overcome obstacles and realize success throughout life of each sprint.

Led sprint reviews, daily scrums and planning meetings to realize full team engagement.

Worked effectively with multiple Scrum teams both internally and offshore.

Provided extensive guidance on Agile scrum processes and methodologies to highly effective teams with goals of improving quality and productivity.

Shielded scrum team from external interference for optimal productivity and success of Agile process.

Scrum Master/QA Lead 08/2016 to 11/2018

Facebook Inc

Facilitated Scrum framework – sprint planning, backlog grooming, daily scrums, sprint reviews and sprint retrospectives.

Planned Agile best practices and encouraged team cohesion, overcoming impediments and hurdles to productivity.

Managed product backlog and supported SCRUM framework for monthly sprint releases.

Provided extensive guidance on Agile scrum processes and methodologies to highly effective teams with goals of improving quality and productivity.

Led sprint reviews, daily scrums and planning meetings to realize full team engagement.

Used Data Driven Framework to check the behavior of application with different inputs as parameters using Selenium.

Analyzing user/business requirements, writing test plans for positive & negative scenarios for functional, GUI & security testing.

Translate stakeholder requirements into different tangible deliverables such as functional specifications, user cases, user stories, workflow/process diagrams, data flow/data model diagrams.

Created Test plan & Script, Defect Management Templates, created Initial test plan and developed test cases and test scripts manually

Define requirements for automated customer support via bot flow logic diagrams, e-commerce/external system data integrations, bot metrics and live agent escalations.

Manage CX flows for email, chat and phone channels via support website eCommerce web pages, Messenger platform and device.

Black box testing, Tested Portal Device with Wi-Fi, Installing and Uninstalling the Applications.

Conducted UAT to ensure that developed systems satisfied the needs of business clients as specified in the functional requirements.

Conduct 5+ levels of testing including functional, regression, user acceptance, integration, and performance to verify the client's needs are met.

Manage test exit – all criteria, reporting and sign offs – for Unit Testing, End to End Testing, UAT test cycle stages.

Business Analyst _ Intern 12/2015 to 07/2016

Blue Cross Blue Shield _ San Jose, CA

Develop business architecture using requirements such as scope, processes, alternatives and risks.

Managed and organized documents, clearances, certificates and approvals from local, state and federal agencies.

Performed initial client assessment and research analysis; ensured collaboration between technology and project managers.

Analyze client's business requirements and processes through document analysis, workshops and workflow analysis.

Translated business goals, feature concepts and customer needs into prioritized product requirements and use cases.

Created innovative and intuitive product features to include designs, road maps, integration and tool to quantify progress.

Contracted to conduct business process analysis and identify key issues, gaps and needs for an established multi-unit brick and mortar custom window coverings retailer.

Performed competitor benchmarking analysis and identified savings opportunities and potential product enhancements.

Managed testing cycles, test plan creation, development of scripts and coordination of user acceptance testing (UAT).

Implemented user acceptance testing with a focus on documenting defects and executing test cases.

Prepared business and functional requirement documents use case scenarios, flow diagrams, DMD and testing documents.

Software Quality Engineer 03/2010 to 12/2014

United Health Group _ India and USA(Wisconsin)

Liaising between developers and project stakeholders; fostering quality communication between engineering disciplines.

Provide transparency on product and sprint backlogs using Jira as the primary Agile Project Management and planning tool.

Engaged across project's SDLC, executing RUP methodology of iterative software development.

Developed Test Plans, Test Cases, Test Scripts, Test Scenarios, Test Data and Traceability Matrix.

Designed and developed functional specifications, business requirement and testing documents based on SDLC methodology.

Provided guidance on designing, developing, and implementing functional and performance tests using the Open-load tool.

Provide single point of contact for all vendor issues to the tool vendor, liaise with the vendor on a weekly basis to review outstanding issues.

Involved in Functional and Performance Test Lead & Coordination, Project Initiation Deck activities, Estimations for each Iterations, lead daily status meetings and capture, manage, and follow-up daily action items.

Using the Atlassian agile tools suite (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket/SourceTree), migrated requirements and planned design captured in integrated planning tools Jira and Confluence into testing artifacts that linked back to requirements including test case and results tracking pages, as well as overall test plans.

Performed manual and automated testing of the product UI and back end using Rainforest and Postman for API testing, updating test results in real time for continuous development and documenting defects in Jira.

Facilitated demos with Clients for User Acceptance (UAT) and providing QA Signoff on the testing.

Managed the QA Project planning activities by identifying the resources, Timelines, Schedules, Testing Cycles, QA Strategy documentation and automation.

Identified and tracked defects with JIRA and supported developers in resolving problems by completing additional tests.

Debugged code and located root causes of problems by reviewing configuration files and logs.

Mobile Automation QA Engineer 06/2008 to 01/2010

Jiwaji University

Analyzing business, functional requirements and used and developed test plans, test cases and test scripts for both positive and negative tests.

Implemented handset automation framework, scripting and execution Sanity, Regression, Stress and Boundary test cases for mobile applications using Device Anywhere Automation Tool.

Implemented Wireless Handset automation framework, scripting & execution Sanity, Regression, Stress & Boundary test cases for mobile applications on Android, Apple.

Performing functional, regression and integration testing using Automation tools to make sure the application conforms to the requirement specifications.

Developed test scripts on Device Anywhere according to test specifications/ requirements.

Performed Sanity test on the mobile application, functional testing, Interrupt Testing, Compatibility testing.

Performed functional, regression and integration testing using Device Anywhere to make sure the application conforms to the requirement specifications.

Tested mobile application through black box Technique (testing on multiple devices, changing port and IP address to make sure device is getting connected and disconnected properly)

Prepared reports and test results after each release cycle for management and further test planning.

Education

Master of Science: Computer Science

San Jose State University - San Jose, CA

B.Tech: Information Technology

Jiwaji University - India

Master’s in business administration: Business Administration, USA

Sofia University - Palo Alto, CA

Certifications

Certified Scrum Master

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

Certified Business Analyst

PMI-ACP in progress



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