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Rana
rsarmad.qa@gmail.com
410-881-7427
Baltimore, MD 21298
Manager, Quality Assurance
14 years experience W2
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A competitive quality assurance and engineering manager with 13+ years of experience in focusing on testing in very diverse business and technical areas including functional, integration, system, regression, user acceptance, automation and performance engineering. Various tools and technologies expertise doesn't limit but includes Azure DevOps, TDM, ALM, JIRA and skilled with Openstack, vArmour etc. My versatile experience in different business types and environments and continuous self-growth in learning various technologies has enabled my work implementation like establishing completely virtual testing labs using Amazon Mobile Hub, Sales force etc. Efficient optimizer, debugger and tester. Efficient facilitator leader and problem solver to the team who just doesn't lead but motivates and works with the team. Also, my CSM certification adds agile expertise along with my groundwork in Waterfall too. As a graduate in Cybersecurity and Policy also enables my work area in security compatible testing too.

Experience
Manager, Quality Assurance
Oct 2018 - present
Leading 3 different QA team that includes QA Analysists, Engineers, leads and testers. Analyzing the QA resources to create and deliver a testing project solution Working with Customer appointment teams on web enhancements for all Upcos BGE, ComEd, PECO, PHI, PEPCO Also manage and help the QA team developing functionalities for Web UI, backend XML MISMO 3.0 Do coordinate testing efforts with UAT team and support with my expertise throughout the testing. Do participate and contribute to WAR room session with developer business and key stakeholders. Do work with SQL query testing. Deliver QA work in agile scrum lifecycle Do act as Scrum Master for projects wherever required. Create a test plan, strategy, scenarios, test cases, stories for the scrum driven projects, data setup for QA as per the company standards. Actively attend and contribute to project kickoff meetings, BRD creations and Review with SMEs. Do Design and maintain various test reports, lessons learned documents. As an expert in various defect and project tracking tools like JIRA, MS Azure etc. I do create various project and test/defect tracking boards and traceability matrix to provide high level reports to the management. Conduct and run Defect management meetings with the project team and business to discuss the bugs by their Business severity. Have designed the new hire onboarding knowledge transfer for QA personal in systems like SharePoint and Confluence. Manage and work with Automation, manual and performance engineering team for best Quality Assurance delivery. Overseeing the ongoing review of test statuses, risk identification and do develop, recommend and implement risk mitigation solution from QA standards. Main Achievement is the implementation of AWS Mobile HUB testing suite which not only builds, tests and manages the code and testing but enables and makes the cross functional teams work easier and efficient. Experience testing databases using SQL using SQL server, MySQL Workbench, SSMS Experience testing mobile apps, web apps, native, hybrid on different devices such as phone, iPad, tablets (iPhone, Android, Samsung) Experience in developing automation scripts for mobile platforms for iOS and Android and web applications using suitable automation frameworks Experience with performance and/or security testing Experience with configuration administration tools Experience working with CI/CD, REST/WebAPI service, automation test framework using Protractor
Agile Methodology JIRA MS SharePoint Quality Assurance REST Scrum Scrum Master Security Testing SQL Stakeholder Engagement Test Case Preparation Test Planning UAT
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Manager, Quality Engineering & assurance
Information Technology
Jan 2015 - Oct 2018
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with Chief Security Officer
Aug 2012 - Dec 2015
cloud security and threat analytics team. Worked on AUDIT functionality violation rule implementation including email notification and escalation as part of QA strategy. Created tested and managed forensic templates policies and rollback functionality and worked on backend changes validation Managed the QA team and worked with them on testing different modules of Astra Cloud based application such as information and admin dashboard reports policies logs and users. Worked with AIC- AT&T integrated and ITO cloud etc. Build the comparative testing suite Implemented testing of data validation with different backend systems like Openstack, Catbird, vArmour and Panorama Managed day to day QA team management activities like, status calls, task assignment and tracking, test strategy, scenarios, test cases, stories and report creation like traceability metrics and bug trackers Experience working on AWS, React
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QA test Lead/Manager
Jun 2011 - Jul 2012
Delivered my work as a QA lead in broad Agile team for the project Gas Transformation As part of Agile team, used VersionOne and Kanban agile types and delivered QA test work using ALM. Worked on various versatile applications which includes but doesn't limit to, Deal Capture, Star 2.0, Retail Broker, Pathfinder and Pinnacle applications Assisted QA teams as a QA test lead with various work responsibilities like, Test strategies, Plan, scenarios, reports etc Major achievement was introducing the automatic alert system for any requirement traceability changes through the Traceability Matrix. Worked with SQL Server management Studio to test DB using SQL queries *
Agile Methodology Quality Assurance SQL System Requirements
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QA test lead
Information Technology
Oct 2007 - Jun 2011
Managed QA teams located Onsite and offshore Analyzed Business requirements and created Test strategies, plans, reports and assisted QA analysts and testers to generate manual and automated test scenarios and test cases. Used Enterprise tester for test cases, Data Trek for data validations, putty for logs validation, DSYS and FDR for payment processing validation Worked with Selenium for automation testing Major responsibility was Quality Control of the testing results delivery from the QA testers and analysts *
Automated Testing Quality Assurance Selenium Test Case Preparation
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Education
cybersecurity management and policy
university of Maryland global campus
Cybersecurity
university of Maryland global campus
Certifications
my CSM certification adds agile expertise along with my groundwork in Waterfall too
PMP strategic management
Certified Scrum Master with 98% passing score
Path to getting Advanced and professional SM Certs
Udemy - QA/QE courses
Skills
Quality Assurance
2021
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Test Case Preparation
2021
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Automated Testing
2011
4
Selenium
2011
4
Agile Methodology
2021
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SQL
2021
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JIRA
2021
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MS SharePoint
2021
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REST
2021
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Scrum
2021
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Scrum Master
2021
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Security Testing
2021
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Stakeholder Engagement
2021
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Test Planning
2021
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UAT
2021
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System Requirements
2012
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Regression Testing
0
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Waterfall
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1