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Software Test Engineer

Bellevue, Washington, United States
September 02, 2011

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Urja Gandhi (ISTQB Certified Tester)

Redmond, WA 98052

(425) ***-****


Career opportunity focusing on making the best use of knowledge & skills to learn to the benefit of the organization.


- 2+ years experience in Software Automation Testing as a full time employee at "Tech Mahindra Ltd." (Pune, India) working for Client AT&T


- Year 2007 - Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology (B.E.-I.T.)

- Sardar Patel University, India.


- Software Tools:

- WTT equivalent: HP QTP 9.1 (Automation Test tool)

- VSTS/ VSTF/ Product Studio equivalent: HP Quality Center (Software Quality Management tool)

includes Requirements Manager, Test Plan, Test Lab, Test Manager, Bugs/defects Manager, Business components.

- Toad for Oracle (SQL Database tool)

- Languages: C++, C#, VB Script, ASP.NET, VB.NET, SQL, HTML, XML

- Databases: SQL Server

- Worked on / Familiar with: Java, Unix, SQL Server Reporting Services, WTT, Batch Scripting for Build, Visual Web Developer, VSTF Source Control, TFS, Apache Tomcat, AJAX, Web Services.


- Jan 2010 - at present

- Developing a client-server RTR software.

- Technologies used: Visual Web Developer, ASP.NET, C#.NET, SQL Server 2008 Management Studio, HTML, HTTP Client/Server configuration

- Working on Windows phone app dev using Silverlight (Beginner level)

- Technologies used: Visual Studio 2010 express for Windows phone, Silverlight, C#, XAML


- Aug 2009 - Nov 2009

Role: Defect Manager & Usability Tester


- Assigning all bugs logged by the testers to the responsible Development /Support team, arranging Working Sessions with them over Q-messenger/ Conference calls/ E-mails in order to get the bugs fixed.

- Coordinating with various teams on a daily basis to be updated about the latest changes on the applications which involve new requirements coming up from client side, new change requests emerging, availability or downtime of the Environment, installation of upgrades on the Environment, planned or unplanned bounces made on the Environment.

- Streamlining a process to be followed by all team members in order to achieve a base lined workflow for managing the defect bucket.

- Coordinating with client-side business team in order to explain the change in requirement to resolve upcoming bugs.

- As a usability tester, analyzing specification provided by the clients, designing and execution of test scenarios used to carry out Usability Testing to ensure that the Software meets customer requirements.

- Identifying, logging & getting resolution of bugs found for usability testing.

- Executing the Test Scenarios manually by comparing the application screens with the base lined CRD (Content Related Document).

- Carrying out Ad-Hoc testing to identify early bugs in the software.

Tool Sets:

- HP Quick Test Professional (QTP) 9.1

- VB Script / VB.NET


- HP Quality Center

- Jul 2007 - Aug 2009

Role: Software Automation Tester


- Understanding the software applications CRM & AMSS for IPTV, HSIA, and C-VOIP products of AT&T.

- Planning according to HLP Matrix & SRS document. ( includes writing test scenarios/test cases, reviewing test cases, mapping requirements )

- Developing automated scripts/programs for Functional testing as per the test scenarios in HP QTP 9.1 using VB Script.

- Automated execution & debugging of test cases designed during Planning phase, execution on Test Environment & Production Environment of the applications.

- Monthly execution of Test Scenarios as batch to ensure regular Quality Regression testing.

- Identifying & logging bugs into HP Quality Center, assigning to development team & getting resolution as per customer requirements.

- Carrying out daily smoke/sanity testing through automated scripts to ensure the Environment is ready for testing & the interfaces are working fine.

- Sending out smoke/sanity test results to update the latest behavior of the application after daily refresh on the environment.

Tool Sets:

- HP Quick Test Professional (QTP) 9.1

- VB Script / VB.NET


- HP Quality Center


- Project: "Web Server Load Balancer"

- Company: EITL (Elecon Information Technology Ltd.)

- Duration: Jan 2007 - Jun 2007

- Technologies used: JSP, Java, Apache Tomcat, HTTP.


- Achieved Certificate of Appreciation with a token Amount of 21,000 INR from Tech Mahindra Ltd. as a recognition of performance on 15th Mar 2009.

- Achieved the Best Team Award from Tech Mahindra Ltd. on 14th April 2008.

- I had been selected as Training Coordinator for the Team of 40 associates (Onshore + Offshore) to achieve organizational training KRA.(Key Rating Areas).

- I had been promoted to a role of Defect Manager in Aug 2009.


- Achieved certification of ISTQB. (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) in 2009.

- Achieved certificate with A+ Grade in D.M.C.P. (Diploma in Computer Multilingual Programming) including C, C++, Java from CDAC PACE Centre, India from Oct 2004 - Mar 2005.

- Pursued a certificate holding A Grade in ORACLE 9i from CDAC PACE Centre, India in 2006.

- Achieved Soft skills-certificates for the below from Tech Mahindra Ltd. during my tenure:

- *Effective time management: for delivering within the deadline, managing time to work effectively and judiciously using best time available to output in fastest possible way.

- *Business Writing: for business written and oral communication skills.

- *Stress Management: for handling stress at the time of unexpected failures or downtimes.

- *Creativity & Innovation: for proposing & implementing creative ideas for improvement.

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