●Experienced professional with a demonstrated history of testing various web applications along with leading Software Quality Assurance teams for past several years at various organizations. Solid track record of delivering high-quality releases in both Agile as well as Waterfall models. Strong Experience in leading all phases of QM including Test Designing, Test Case Creation, Test Execution, (which includes but not limited to Functional, Regression, Acceptance, Integration Testing), Defect Management, RCA (Root Cause Analysis), Metrics Management (Generating Metrics reports, etc.).
American Advisors Group (AAG)- Orange, CA
QA Engineer II (Lead) 04/2015-Current
●Extensive experience testing on the in-house developed application for the Reverse Mortgage.
●Worked as a Lead QA Engineer in the team and helped build the QA team from 2 to 8.
●Developed Automation Regression Suite.
●Lead the QA efforts in ensuring all the releases (Planned and Off-cycle) are released smoothly with highest quality within the given timeline.
●Led the efforts of API testing using POSTMAN tool.
●Introduced team with Agile and Scrum methodology and helped in the moving from Waterfall model to Agile model.
●Managing work assignments. Working closely with each QA members to ensure there is no roadblock in carrying out their tasks. Collaborate with Dev and BSA team when needed – to help smoothen the overall STLC process.
●Conducting weekly/bi-weekly QA meetings to check the pulse of the team, workload, etc.
●Involved in Candidate screening and Interviewing process for hiring new QAs in the team.
●Demonstrated success in Onboarding, Training and allocation of work to the new QA Consultants.
●Actively participated in analyzing the projects and assisted Management team in planning, scheduling and Resource allocation.
●Assisting different team (outside of current assigned team) with testing of the RPA (Robotic Process Automation) project.
●Demonstrated success in taking over new tasks and challenges on a regular basis– recent e.g. Working as a SME/BSA as well as leading the QA efforts for the monthly Advantage Product (AAG proprietary products) changes which comes through on a high priority basis and it can have a major financial impact to the organization, if not addressed with urgency.
●Cross Training QA Team members to ensure full knowledge coverage within the team.
●Actively working with QA team to enhance the current Regression suite for Automation.
●Providing Defect Analysis report to the management team on a monthly basis and meet with the QA team to find the root cause and what could have been done to avoid the defect. (Lessons Learned).
●Regularly Participating and contributing in assessing the Enhancement Registry Items. Providing my inputs from QA standpoint, so that the overall Estimate (RICE score) is more realistic.
Environment: Windows, MS TFS (Team Foundation Server), API Testing – POSTMAN, SQL Server, Selenium Web driver, Java, .NET, Agile/Scrum, Waterfall, JIRA
Capital Group of Companies (CGC)- Irvine, CA
Lead QA Analyst 07/2012-04/2015
●Led a QA Team of ten members which was responsible for the Quality of Financial Trading application.
●Worked in 2 different time zones (IST and PST) as half of the QA team was based in Pune, India.
●Trained new QA members (team grew from 3 QAs to 10 in the span of couple of months).
Represented QA team (as a QA Lead) at all Scrum ceremonies – i.e. Backlog grooming, Spring Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Reviews and Sprint Retrospective Meetings.
Responsible for ensuring offshore teams’ work and provide training/ knowledge transfer to them on a daily basis and then provide updates to the Agile team the following day, during the daily standup.
●Worked Closely with the Automation Engineers to Review and Add Test Cases to the Regression suite.
●Responsible for Collaborating with multiple teams within the Capital group and Signing off of End to End testing of various critical Trading applications used within the Capital Group.
Environment: Windows 7, UNIX, HP ALM Quality Center 11.5.2, .NET, IE, Firefox, Agile/Scrum.
CityGrid Media, West Hollywood, CA 2/2011-04/2012
●Joined as a Consultant to primarily work as a Lead QA in the team which was to grow rapidly.
●Established QA processes, created documentation such as Test Plans, Test Case Templates, etc. besides testing various applications (Desktop as well as Web).
●Worked Closely with QA Director in performing Resource Gap Analysis and then involved in the screening and Interview process in hiring more QA Resources (both manual as well as automation).
●Worked on Rally for story tracking and JIRA for reporting bugs.
●Learned tools such as SVN (Subversion) as a Version Control System and Hudson as Continuous Integration tool.
●Actively participated in daily Scrum and project planning meetings.
●Conducted Defect Triage meetings
Environment and Testing Tools: Windows Vista, UNIX, Rally, JIRA, Subversion (SVN), Maven, Eclipse IDE, Hudson, IE, Firefox, Agile/Scrum.
Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA 7/2010- 1/2011
●Testing the software for the heart monitoring system which included Functional, Stress, Regression, and Integration Testing
●Involved in Defect Management-assigning the bugs and enhancement request to the developers and follow up, using the PVCS tracker.
●Involved in testing and reporting of errors of subsequent builds during the process of development and production and maintaining test logs.
Environment and Testing Tools: Manual Testing, PVCS Tracker, Windows XP, C#, Oracle, Waterfall.
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sydney, Australia 11/2007 -3/2009
●Worked closely with Business Teams to understand the requirements and created FSD and SRS documents for the Software Development team to work on.
●Responsible for User Acceptance Testing and Integration testing
●Actively Participated in Defect Triage and Root Cause Analysis.
Environment and Testing Tools: SQL Server 7.0, Rally, Excel and Windows XP
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
BS in Information Technology Diploma in Mining Engineering
Charles Sturt University, Australia Govt. Engineering College, India
Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
Credential ID: 1011007
ASTQB Certified Advanced Level Test Manager
ASTQB Certified Tester, Foundation Level
ASTQB Certified Agile Tester