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Thornhill, ON, Canada
May 19, 2020

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Boris Brodsky

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Thornhill, Ontario

L4J 8W7

Home: 416-***-****


An accomplished and results-oriented IT professional with over 8 years of experience in developing test strategy, executing test plans and managing quality centric milestones, Solid experience with all QA deliverables like test planning/scheduling, test scenario, requirement traceability matrix, test cases, data preparation, test coverage reports, defect reports, pre-production and post-production support.

Technical Knowledge

Ability to handle full life cycle implementation going through Development, Conference Room Pilot (CRP), User Acceptance Test (UAT), User training and Go-live and Post Production support in Multi-Org Environment.

Well versed in in manual testing using tools such as HP ALM, HP Quick Test Professional (QTP), HP Quality Center, JIRA, Microsoft TFS, Selenium.

Proven technical experience in integration testing

Working knowledge of Java environments writing testing preconditions.

Experience with automated testing using HP-QTP, UFT, HPQC, and SQL.

Experience in reviewing Business Requirement Documents, Software Requirement Documents and preparing Test Cases, Test scripts and Execution.

8 years' experience following various SDLC methodologies such as Waterfall, Agile, Scrum, and Software Integration.

Experience in Functional testing, System Testing, Regression Testing, Integration testing, GUI Testing, Security testing, Smoke testing, System Integration Testing (SIT), Software Validation testing, Configuration testing, Interface testing, Stress and Performance Testing.

Working experience in writing test plans, scripts, test cases and test scenarios, Applications and reporting defects.

Solid knowledge and technical skills in SQL, XML.

Excellent analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal and negotiation skills.

Excellent Communications skills - written and oral

Working Experience

Ministry of Education November 2019 - Presently

QA Analyst

Developed the test plan and the test approach for the project.

Performed Manual and Automated testing by using HP-QTP, UFT, HPQC, and run SQL queries.

Performing detailed unit tests and ensure high quality of the software.

Performing requirement gathering along with the users to understand the requirements

Performed end to end Testing for the functional configurations of CAMS Application and SQL Reports.

Fixing defects found during testing and support automation scripts.

Identifying and documenting test requirements by using Jira and link test requirements and test artifacts to test cases in HP ALM.

Documented detailed Test cases by incorporation both positive and negative condition for Functional and System testing based on the Test Scenarios and Use cases in MS Excel and then imported them to Quality Centre (QC) for proper test management and requirement coverage.

Developing Test Cases/Scripts test scenarios, test cases for manual and automated testing and gathering Data Requirements.

Performing backend testing by using SQL queries to verify the data integrity and completeness

Analyzed and debugged automation scripts and implemented data flows among the system and external systems.

Developing end to end scripts including expected results, prepare/modify test data.

Coordinating with onsite counterparts and business for the development of technical components.

Performing testing of the developed functionality and conducting UAT and production Go-Live activities.

WSIB (Work Safety Insurance Board) June 2019 – September 2019

QA Analyst

Gathered requirements from the Business Analyst and understood the requirements.

Participated in every day scrum meeting, and some business meetings with our team members.

Created Test scenarios and Test cases in Jira and linked to the appropriate tickets in HP ALM.

Prepared the Testing artifacts like QA Test Plan, Test Execution, Test Result Analysis, Test Cases and Bug Reported based on product release features, client requirements, and technical documents.

Provided feedback and recommendations to developers on software usability and functionality.

Performed workflow analysis, provided recommendations and implementing quality improvements for test plans and processes.

Performed Functional, System, Security, and Integration testing by executing all the Functional test cases.

Performed End to End testing by coordinating with all the testing teams.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), Toronto ON September 2018 – May 2019 QA Analyst

Environment: HP ALM, QA Symphony, Testrail, JIRA.

Identified test requirements from specifications, map test case requirements and designing test coverage plan.

Reviewed requirements, specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback during and after testing.

Used SQL on SQL plus to perform Backend testing on Oracle database to validate Data integrity and data mapping.

Liaised with internal team members (e.g. Developers, Business Analysts, Product Managers, and Support) to ensure quality in every stage of product development process.

automated testing using HP-QTP

Worked closely with Developers by following the Agile (Scrum) Methodology.

Made extensive use of Quality Center to log the Defects in Defect tab and to manage the Test Scripts in Test Plan Tab and Test Run Status in Test Lab.

Developed and creating Test cases based on project requirements.

Used HP ALM and Jira to develop document and maintain Project Requirements, functional test cases and other test artifacts like the test data, data validation, harness scripts and automated scripts.

Reviewed and performed analysis of Business Requirements, Technical Specifications and development of Test Plans and Test Cases depending upon the test scope and coverage.

Worked on gathering requirements for integration of a CRM (Salesforce) system with an Order Management system Developing Test Strategies, Test Plans, Test Scenarios, and Test Cases and obtaining sign-off from the business key stakeholders.

Planned, managed, and monitored all activities required to test multiple using manual and automated techniques within set timelines and budget including test preparation, test execution, defect logging, defect tracking

Communicated defects and issues in a concise, timely and professional manner. Assist development with reproducing defects under investigations.

Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) Toronto ON November 2016 – September 2018

QA Analyst

Used HP Quality Center 10 identified and entering defects, documenting requirements and test cases, defect reporting and analyzing test results.

Analyzed business and functional requirements to derive test plans, test cases, procedures, and expected results for testing UNIX/Teradata based data warehouse applications.

Mapped business requirements to IBM Curam Case Management software and utilizing Curam rules for gap/fit analysis.

Worked with two main applications in the government: CaMS (Case and Management Solutions) which uses IBM’s Curam 7 software and APPR (Apprenticeships programs)

Developed test cases, test scripts, and SQL queries required for testing.

Used HPQC (HP Quality Centre) performing IT application tests such as exploratory, system, user acceptance,

analyzing and documenting a detailed review of the client's requirements, use cases, made recommendations on alternatives, specifications, maintenance, and ensure that all I&IT standards are properly followed.

Document test results, report and validate defects during test execution.

Reviewed task progress and delivery plans with vendors and project team, manage risks & issues logs, prepare timely project status reports for senior executives and conduct project closure activities.

Gathered business requirements from various stakeholders based on the project scope and evangelized a range of in-house products.

Performed walk through for test documents and a hybrid methodology followed V-model, Waterfall and Agile to prioritize work and to establish continuous improvement processes using lean principles.

Created and validating XML files for System Integration and process simulation testing on third party vendor Interface and web enterprise application.

Developed user requirements following scrum methodology and following opened defects in HPQC for requirements defined incorrectly.

Detected, defined, reported priority and explained defects that found during the testing.

Supported all Testing and other testing of application and technical system changes to ensure the software is ready for release into production environment.

Communicated closely with Business Analysts and Application Owners to have a full understanding about the requirements of each application and assisted with creating clear documentation.

Reviewed Business and Functional requirements and provided constructive feedback to BA team.

Infrastructure Ontario - Toronto ON April 2014 - November 2016

QA Analyst

Performed security, usability, acceptance, regression, and functional/performance testing of application using manual testing methods.

Created a document “Testing Methodologies” which described in details the testing activities before development and production stages.

Validated and verified system and software application issues using defect management tools (Testrail), MS Test Manager, HP ALM.

Provided second level support to end users for issues related to physical/network printers, roaming profiles, user logins.

Used IT service management tools like JIRA and Agile Central to track work and measure productivity and quality using real time performance metrics.

Created Test Cases, test conditions and exit reports, used HP Quality Center/ ALM for requirements traceability, defect tracking, reporting and test metrics.

Analyzed Business requirements and design documents and provided suitability analysis

Performed functional, and regression, performance (load and stress) testing of web-based applications by using MS Test Manager.

Obtained user signoff / approval of UAT test plan and led UAT testers and offers support, expertise and direction.

Creating, reviewing and analyzing test scripts/plan, identifying and generating data requirements to execute the tests focused on mainframe batch and online, using validation, functional, integration and system testing.

Preparing test cases by analyzing functional requirement specification document.

Documenting, developing test strategies for application and coordinating and executing the completion of test strategies and test plans by using HP Quality Centre.

Verifying that test environments (Infrastructure and Application) and test data line up to technical and architectural design.

Interface with development teams and business analysts if clarifications were needed on requirements and providing quality control advice and guidance to project team members.

Bank of Nova Scotia - Toronto ON August 2013– June 2014

Software / QA Analyst

Performed end-to-end testing of financial transactions and reconciliation processes, full and brief regressions to validate that the application satisfies the design specifications and the business requirements.

Responsible for tracking defects and provide support for resolution.

Conducted walkthroughs of the test cases and scripts with the business and QA team prior to execution which provides the opportunity to discover defects at a very early stage of the development lifecycle.

Created and executed test plans for websites and validating Test requirements according to client specifications.

Generated status reports and defect management document for SIT and user acceptance testing (UAT).

Created test plans and exit reports for SIT and other test support documentation

Monitored deliverables against agreed plans and specifications applying iterative methodology

Performed regression testing of Online Banking, testing of real time application server transactions (Test types: error handling, functional, browser, transaction flow, security, non-functional etc.)

Liaison between QA and business unit managers, development teams, and support staff, and thus acted as the primary resource for resolving issues.

Made convincing recommendations of testing process and providing feasible options regarding research, selection, analysis, design, configuration, testing, implementation, trouble-shooting, improvement and modification phases.

Responsible for leading, coordinating, monitoring and reporting QA activities.

Developed test plans for user review and approval and ensured plans include testing and verification approach roles, responsibilities of the participants, the test facility, the test equipment, the test support requirements.

Performed User acceptance testing to verify expense administration to collections and accounts payable management processes associated with corporate procurement and reimbursement including expenses, invoices, requisitions and orders.

System / Network Support Specialist (Various companies) October 2002 – August 2013

During the period October 2002 until August 2013 acted as a System / Network administrator and provided technical support in medium and large companies as a System / Network Support Specialist:

Resolved complex issues including security breaches, system crashes, network slowdowns using trouble shooting techniques and templates and received appreciation from clients.

Updated software releases as required, including the testing and implementation of new releases of operating systems.

Responsible for supporting network systems for clients and mission critical application support

Responsible for all technical activities including assisting Network Administrator with designing, configuring, installing, testing, maintaining, and troubleshooting network systems


BSc Industrial Engineering July 1987

University of Technology, USSR

Information Technology College Diploma, May, 1997

Computer / Network Specialist


PRESENTING TO GROUPS, IWCC (Workshop) Toronto June 2015

Training for developing and delivering effective presentations


English - fluent (speaking, reading, writing).

Russian - mother tongue

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