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CV, Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer Looking Worldwide

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 10495

List top 5 skills: quality assurance
Short Bio:

I've done my Bachelors in Computer Science from California State University, USA. I have about 8+ years of experience with almost 5 years in USA and 3 in Pakistan now. I am currently working with DataFocal Innovations (It's a Virginia based company) as Software quality assurance /Test Lead.
I've previously worked in US for IBM Corp, State of Indiana - department of child services, Travidia, 1800flowers.com, and WSP Flack & Kurtz.

Current location: 

Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan - View on map

Nationality: 

Pakistani

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

IT and Technology, General Management

Spoken languages: 

english, punjabi, Urdu

Locations I am interested in working:

Anywhere



Education

 

• BS in Computer Science from California State University, Chico, USA.

• Pursuing MBA from International Technological University (ITU), California, USA.

Work Experience

SQA Test Lead / Sr QA Engineer,

DataFocal Innovations Jan’ 14 – Current

• Leading and managing QA team.

• Training of newly hired resources, to make them functional on Organization work.

• Involved in the interview and hire process of QA members.

• Training of existing employees for new technologies and methodologies for process improvement and skill enhancements.

• Estimating QA effort for the project.

• Understanding and developing the testing requirements by reviewing software requirement specifications.

• Functional and Non Functional Testing (Black Box, Smoke, User Interface, Integration Testing, Regression, System Testing, Cross browser Compatibility Testing, Performance Testing etc.)

• Defect Reporting and maintaining bug tracking tool by logging bugs and changing their status.

• Implementing Agile methodologies and continuously improve the practices as per needs.

• Define and Create Test Scenarios.

• Documentation of test cases.

• Cover all bug life-cycle process during testing phase.

• Perform, Sanity, Smoke, Regression, Database, GUI/Usability testing.

• Testing of desktop apps, web applications, Api’s and web services.

• Performed cross browser testing to ensure functionality on different operating systems and to ensure compatibility of the application.

• Extensive experience in coordinating testing effort, responsible for test deliverables, status reporting to management, issue escalations.

• Investigated software bugs and interfaced with developers to resolve technical issues.

• Positive and Negative Testing was performed for application so that every possible scenario is covered in testing and risk can be avoided.

• Installation testing of product for compatibility with variety of platforms.

• Integrations testing of new components in system for regression and release.

IT and Operations Consultant (part time),

Data n Web Technologies Aug’ 11 – Current

SQA Test Lead,

SNL Financials Pakistan May’ 11 – Jan’ 14

• Managing QA team locally and globally.

• Training of newly hired resources, to make them functional on Organization work.

• Training of existing employees for new technologies and methodologies for process improvement and skill enhancements.

• Implementing Agile methodologies and continuously improve the practices as per needs.

• Define and Create Test Scenarios. Documentation of test cases.

• Cover all bug life-cycle process during testing phase.

Sr. Report Developer / Reporting Lead.

Govt. of Indiana, Department of Child Services, Indianapolis, IN, USA Oct’ 08 – Dec’ 10

Information Systems Engineer / QA,

Flack + Kurtz, San Francisco, CA, USA May’ 08 – Sept’ 08

QA Engineer/Data Analyst/IT Support

www.1800flowers.com, Sunnyvale, CA, USA Feb’ 08 – May’ 08

QA Lead.

Travidia Inc, Chico, CA, USA Feb’ 07 – Dec’ 07

Software Engineer (QA & Testing),

IBM Corp., San Jose, CA, USA May’ 06 – Jan’ 07

QA, Technical Support, and Work Flow (Setup),

Travidia Inc, Chico, CA, USA May’ 05 – Apr’ 06

IT Lab Support, CSU Chico, CA, USA Sept’ 04 – May’ 05

Profile

8+ years of experience in IT industry with special emphasis on QA/Testing, Crystal reports, IT Support and Information systems engineering.

 Comprehensive understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Software Test Life Cycle (STLC) and Test Methodologies from project definition to Post deployment documentation.

 Manual testing using agile methodology. (Scrum teams).

 Well communicative, Self-directive, Self-motivated and have the ability to cope with the challenging situations and to meet dead lines.

 Reporting in Crystal Reports XiR2/10/8.5 and Crystal Enterprise Xir2/10/8.5, and SSRS.

 Proficiency in creating and developing strategic test plans, test cases, test scripts and test reports for both Manual Testing.

 Good experience of managing a task force up to 20 people.

 Experience in Coordinating with the off-shore teams.

 Reported defects using various tools like Microsoft Test Manager, JIRA, Test Director and CMVC.

 Helped test and troubleshoot new server hardware components and designs.

 Developed test cases for UAT, Integration, Roll-out, Regression and System Testing.

 Knowledge of Oracle 9i, SQL, PL/SQL. Good in writing SQL queries.

 Strong Team Player having good verbal and written communication skills. Have acquired strong interpersonal and analytical skills.

 Experience with BI testing and unit testing of reports.

 Writing performance test plans for reports and report test plans.

 Extensive work experience in designing Test plans, defining Test cases, performing Verification and Validation, maintaining test scripts, analyzing bugs, interacting with other Team members, Developers and users to debug the errors.

 Possess wide range of IT industry experience with strong analytical, problem-solving, organizational, communication, learning and team skills. Experienced with coordinating cross-functional teams.

 Excellent management and team leadership abilities. Results driven project management abilities, excellent client and cross-functional team interaction skills.

 Excellent communication, presentation and coordination skills.

Technical Knowledge & Tools:

Testing Tools : Test Director, TFS, Microsoft Test Manager (MSTM), Win Runner, CompuWare, JIRA,

Zephyr. REST / RESTFul web services, POSTMAN, Confluence.

Reporting Tools : Crystal Reports, SSRS.

Workshops, Achievements and Awards:

 ‘Khan Scholarship’ recipient for two consecutive semesters in CSU, Chico, USA.

 Brainbench SQL Certification.

 ‘Academic Fee Waiver’ recipient throughout all the semesters.

 Workshops: “Leadership best practices”, “Effective Business Communication” and a seminar on “How to Write a Research Paper”.