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Waqar H
waq_sai@yahoo.com
469-243-7849
Simi Valley, CA 93093
Sr. QA Manager
21 years experience W2
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  • Sr. Engineering Manager of Quality Assurance with more than fourteen years of experience in QA and testing field including ten years of experience in management role in Leading and managing large multiple cross functional teams of onsite and offshore people with multiple product lines including Security & Fire products, Enterprise Content Servers, Module Compatibility, Blackberry Enterprise Servers test, Mobile Applications, graphical devices, Desktop Applications, Web Base Applications and services, Network Security Products and Enterprise content management suite of products in Client/Server environment.
  • Work closely with Product Management group, business analysts, program management, Technical Support, and Development Engineering teams to Plan multiple years of project road maps, Time lines, project budgeting, revenue growth opportunities and implement these Plans to achieve objectives and goals set for the organization’s success. Define high Level project Test Strategies and master test plans to Provide guidance in development of comprehensive test approach and scope.
  • Manage execution of comprehensive testing strategies to include, but not limited to, functional, integration, regression, performance, user acceptance and Automation testing. Present a strategic testing approach including SQA methodologies; define QA processes, driving test methods, risk analysis, QA metrics reporting, and resource planning to executive teams. Evaluate software functional requirements; Design specifications to create comprehensive test approach, cost and time estimates, equipments needs.
  • Oversee to ensure the quality of test plans, test cases, test matrix, and bug reporting are in place for QA projects. Provide detailed status of each active project, including overall product quality, outstanding bugs, test progress, automation achievements, milestones achieved and upcoming milestones to executive teams, Highly experienced using Agile and Waterfall development processes.

Experience
Sr. Engineering Manager, QA and Testing
Manufacturing
Mar 2013 - present
  • Manage and Lead multiple cross functional teams including QA, UI/UX, Test, Technical Support, and Compliance onsite and offshore. Lead test efforts for JCI Security & Fire products using P2000 Management system including variety of 3rd party Products and manage multiple programs and projects for testing. Analyze and evaluate business situations, production capabilities, economic trends, design and development of processes for consideration presented by other members of management team to improve quality.
  • Collaborate with other top management personnel in formulating and establishing company policies, operating procedures, and goals. Leading the planning, organizing, and implementing the test regime for delivery projects/programs and providing leadership for a multi-disciplinary team of Quality Assurance Managers, leaders, and analysts in planning and performing major release testing. Monitor test system configurations, lead test executions and reviews test cases and scripts for integrated systems.
  • Provide leadership, coaching, and mentoring on Quality Assurance testing processes to release staff to improve their ability to deliver to Quality Assurance standards Manage Web API testing project using SOA and Restful architecture and testing efforts with SOAP UI Pro Tool. Provide thought leadership on the use of Quality Assurance testing tools such as Quality Center, JIRA, TFS, and process to ensure the client delivers the highest possible quality software aligned with industry best practices.
  • Lead and provide assistance to technical support groups in resolving customer facing issues and use sales force Tool to track the progress and assign ownership for these issues to teams for better resolution and management. Strong understand of testing and delivering business solutions delivered in SaaS models. Manage testing team for certifications, Safety and compliance of JCI’s products. Manage test teams to test firm ware on embedded and variety of controller’s products.
Technical Support UI SOAP JIRA Monitors MS TFS Progress Quality Assurance SaaS Salesforce SOA Testing Tools UX HP QC Project Management Test Case Preparation Compliance Load Testing
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Manager and Lead Test Engineer
Manufacturing
Jul 2011 - Jan 2013
  • Manage multiple project teams with QA & Test analysts to carry out test efforts for multiple projects.
  • Extensive experience in testing desktop applications, emulators, hardware and embedded software devices. Hands on functional, performance, integration, system, UAT, backend and regression testing. Involve in decision making process to choose appropriate test tools for effective test execution.
  • Write project test strategies, test plans to provide guidance in development of overall testing approach. Use traceability matrices to track requirements to test cases and bugs to track project progress. Manage to work closely with automation team to define testing scope for product features.
  • Work closely with product development managers, business analysts, and product designers to understand product design and test scope.
  • Hands on in writing test cases, use cases, and logging issues in bug’s management systems.
  • Analyze functional, system and design specification documents to understand customer’s requirements. Responsible for assisting in monitoring of project progress, ensuring new products function in accordance with specified requirements. Works according to AGILE principles and methodologies. Lead automated testing initiatives provide guidelines to setup test scripts using frame work for execution.
  • Exceptional abilities designing/implementing test plans, test cases, and test scripts. Increase initial quality and release quality of products. Experience and demonstrable success with SDLC. Develop and maintaining a reference library of written material and reports that will assist the QA teams to meet quality objectives.
  • Coordinate with product management on roadmaps and operational improvement activities across the environment with accountability for continuously raising the bar on operating level agreement targets. Set direction for the preparation and delivery of reports to management on testing status. Manage Localization testing for different product lines.
Embedded Software SDLC Regression Testing Business Analysis Approach Automated Testing Product Management Progress System Design Agile Methodology Project Management Quality Assurance Database Design
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Lead Software QA Engineer
Information Technology
Feb 2008 - Jun 2011
  • Manage and Lead multiple teams to perform testing on highly complex quality assurance projects.
  • Monitor and Tested Content enterprise servers, enterprise Content management, and module compatibility products to ensure highest quality delivery of software. Manages and provides processes to ensure defects are identified, tracked, analyzed, corrected, and closed. Knowledge of user, Macro and Micro stories, and experience in web based application testing and web services.
  • Extensive hands on experience as QA representative on complex new and maintenance projects.
  • Multitasking, manages multiple projects workload and act independently and under general direction. Ensures all testing processes are followed and provides metrics and reporting as requested. Mentors and trains teams on testing methodologies and procedures. Create a high performance Quality focused culture throughout software testing teams.
Software Testing Testing Methodologies Content Management Monitors Quality Assurance
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Team Lead, Software Verification and Validation
Manufacturing
Apr 2005 - Dec 2007
  • Manage blackberry enterprise server and handheld teams to test mobile applications, services and components. Tested and managed mobile applications, attachment, Collaboration, mobile data connection, synchronization services, IT policies, device manager using blackberry handheld devices. Lead QA teams, allocate resources, provide risk assessments and act as first point of contact for all projects. Experience in manage and testing blackberry device and security management, BB device and BES level projects.
  • Oversee to ensure the quality of test plans, test cases, test matrix, and bug reporting. Provide detailed status of each active project, including overall product quality, outstanding bugs, test progress, automation achievements, milestones achieved and upcoming milestones. Initiate presentations to internal customers and external clients about QA processes and Requirements. Monitor, track, and report test status and bug statistics to Management on regular bases. Experience in web based applications and browser compability testing for product features.
Blackberry Monitors Risk Assessment
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Sr. Test Engineer
Information Technology
Feb 2000 - Feb 2005
  • Extensive experience in testing security products using SSL and PKI functionalities. Experience in creating and managing Keys, certificates, dn-templates, trusted certificates, signing certificates, signing certificate-requests, trusted-certificates, and verify certificates. Managed client/server environment and use CA’s VeriSign, Thawte, and Entrust for security testing.
  • Responsible for testing on security product, configure test environments, writing test scenarios, test cases, test plan and strategies and generate traceability metrics to track project progress. Experience developing and testing entire systems, with capability to understand details of the technology. Communicative, detail oriented and manage large projects with multiple teams. Great experience in command line and graphical user Interface testing.
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Education
Bachelor's in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Eastern Mediterranean University, 1994 - 1998
Bachelor's in Mathematics and Statistics
University of the Punjab, Lahore, 1990 - 1993
Certifications
SAFe Agilist (SA)
Scaled Agile, Inc.
SAFe Practitioner (Scrum XP)
Scaled Agile, Inc.
Skills
Progress
2021
9
Project Management
2021
8
Monitors
2021
7
Quality Assurance
2021
7
Compliance
2021
6
HP QC
2021
6
Load Testing
2021
6
Test Case Preparation
2021
6
SSL
2005
5
Content Management
2011
3
Agile Methodology
2013
2
Approach
2013
2
Automated Testing
2013
2
Blackberry
2007
2
Database Design
2013
2
JIRA
2021
2
MS TFS
2021
2
Product Management
2013
2
Risk Assessment
2007
2
SaaS
2021
2
Salesforce
2021
2
SOA
2021
2
System Design
2013
2
Testing Tools
2021
2
UX
2021
2
Business Analysis
2013
1
Embedded Software
2013
1
Network Security
0
1
Program Management
0
1
Regression Testing
2013
1
Risk Analysis
0
1
SDLC
2013
1
SOAP
2021
1
Software Testing
2011
1
Technical Support
2021
1
Test Planning
0
1
Testing Methodologies
2011
1
UI
2021
1
Waterfall
0
1
Languages
English, Fluent/Bilingual