I liked the working environment in RBC and my team mates.
Business Analysis and Facilitation Skills:
Experienced in capital markets business analysis as an automation facilitator. Responsible for business analysis and worked in Foreign Exchange trading platforms. Experienced running the trading software “Fidessa” and generated reports. Experienced in financial accounting working with front, middle and back offices.
•Responsiblefor drive the direction of automation across all the business verticals of Capital Markets particularly in those business verticals that do not have dedicated testing resources.
•Responsible for the creation, execution of test cases based on business requirements to ensure quality delivery of software. Formulated, managed a defined automation processes as framework, coding standards, script structure and ensured all standards are met. Provided guidance on complex application development projects. Dealt with small to large development or maintenance projects with multiple function, multiple application projects with multiple interfaces and/or 3rd parties.
•Presented automation plan/approach, effort and schedules to the application team with long term goal/vision of functional automation to the application. Ensured planning and automation approach contains full vision of automation and potential for automating new functionality. Worked with developers/application team for maintenance and development projects ensuring all platform requirements are met to ensure automation scripts can run in the test environment. Analyzed projects, requirement documents to identify test requirements. Developed master/automation – more... test strategy and plan.
•Worked closely with developers to ensure that functional requires are understood and verify that the functional workflows of the automation scripts are in keeping with the functions being automated and flexible enough to be expanded for future automation efforts. Partners across IT and assigned business lines to test new or existing software in order to ensure requirements are met. Mitigated shortcomings of application documentation/ staffing shortages/ automation tool limitations to manage risk and prevent the failure of the testing initiative.
Quality Assurance Skills:
•Managed the defined QA processes to ensure all standards are met.
•Worked as QA representative on new application development or maintenance projects.
•Worked with offshore team on QA deliverables and bridge the communication between QA offshore team and project teams, analyzed project or requirement documents to identify test requirements.
•Coordinated/ documented actual test results & responsible for the end-to-end tracking of all issues found. Walked through the QA Test Results with automation analyst & communicated status to project leaders. Assisted in defect investigation & escalation. Provided back-up to other QA testing projects as required. Provided assistance to ensure business acceptance, user acceptance and system integration. Collaborated other IT areas to identify and improve testing tools and approaches. Provided expertise, direction, training and coaching to offshore staffs. Used QA software for defect management, regression, performance or automation testing. Deal concurrently with business demands and technological challenges while managing client expectations in a vertically integrated testing organization. Responsible for communication & leading offshore teams on QA deliverables.
•Developed Master Test Strategy and Plan. Provided QA estimates to projects. Developed the Test Case documents according to the Master Test Plan. Walkthrough the QA Test Cases and the QA Test Plan with the QA Team prior to execution. Executed test cases. Coordinated/Documented actual test results and responsible for the end-to-end tracking of all issues found. Walkthrough the QA Test Results with the QA Team and communicate status to Project leaders.
•Assisted in defect investigation and escalation. Provided input to QA metrics on all projects including defect rates and root cause analysis. Assisted Release Manager with department monthly metrics and PowerPoint presentations.
•Participated in Change Advisory meetings if required. Partake in Work Intake Committee to provide weekly estimates to business units when required. Provided backup to other QA testing projects as required.
•Provided the QA automation team with application functionality workflow. Contributed towards Target Test Automation Savings and Reuse. Used defined/new methodologies and software to test new technologies/ system functionality of simple to high complexity to ensure business acceptance, user acceptance and system integration. Collaborated with other areas within IT to identify and improve testing tools and approaches. Used software tools for defect management.
•Tested applications thoroughly to ensure that the risk of promoting changes to production are minimized. Identified quality issues to protect the production environment.
•Provided direction, expertise, feedback, coaching and development to build the capability of offshore teams. Enhanced skills and builds knowledge in all aspects of the organization, the business and information systems.
IT Standards, Methodologies, Waterfall/Agile SDLC methodologies, CMM and audit requirements, Data Warehouse Environment, Knowledge of Teradata, Testing tools, Testing approaches/ methodologies, Automation approaches/ tools/workflows, SQL, QTP, HPQC, Software performance testing, Business line(s), business processes knowledge. – less