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Tapas
tapasbiswas@comcast.net
908-510-0520
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Business Analyst / QA Analyst
12 years experience W2
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  • Accumulates business requirements through interviews, prepares Business case and Business Requirement Document (BRD) with the interaction of User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX). Facilitates JAD sessions with System Architect, SMEs, Business stakeholders, Developers and QA team members to generate comprehensive requirement documents.
  • Translates business needs into Technical and functional requirements in a complete and correct manner to design properly.
  • Supports Business Requirements activities by providing end-to-end analysis of the entire system and takes onus with respect of metadata management, data requirements, data flows, workflow context and user interface design.
  • Organizes and facilitates Agile and Scrum meetings that includes Sprint Planning and Review, daily stand-ups with a team of business representatives, software developers, and testing team to create snapshots of project velocity.
  • Creates and maintains Business Use cases and System Use cases, Use Case diagrams, Workflow Diagrams, Business Process Flow Diagrams, Activity diagrams, Sequence diagrams etc. through MS VISIO tools.
  • Expert in preparing Test Strategy, Test Cases and its execution and the entire systems testing through various ETL tools, like, Informatica, DataStage, Ab-Initio etc. in addition to UAT (User Acceptance Test) and Production support.

Experience
Business Analyst / QA Analyst
Information Technology
Mar 2017 - present
  • Responsible for creating Use Case, User Stories and professionally maintaining Sprint Backlog in an Agile environment.
  • Collaboratively exercising with the development team to ensure data specifications are understood and followed, supporting Quality Assurance and User Acceptance Testing (UAT) during design and implementation of major enhancements.
Business Analysis Agile Methodology Quality Assurance
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Consultant - Business Data Analyst / QA Analyst
Information Technology
Jun 2016 - Feb 2017
Jersey City, NJ
  • Elicited business requirements from business users and subject matter experts, defined and documented requirements, wrote functional specifications, and performed business process design in conjunction with operations teams.
  • Served as liaison between the internal/external business community and the IT organization in order to provide technical solutions to meet user needs.
  • Identified and translated business needs into clearly defined requirements for the policy administration and claim systems.
  • Developed functional documentation inclusive of user stories/ use cases, process flows, data flows and report mock-ups.
    Responsible in formulating Data Dictionary from the existing SQL Script through the process of reverse engineering, maintaining integration between external and internal legacy systems, including data mapping and meta data management.
  • Developed complex SQL queries for querying data against different data bases for data verification process. Analyzed the data, understood the data, standardized the data and documented the lineage of data across the Enterprise.
  • Performed data mapping among various source systems, transformation of data to meet internal system requirements.
  • Compiled detailed documentation for technical team (Architect, Developers, QA etc.) and facilitated project/enhancement governance and prioritization.
  • Involved in defining source to target data mappings, matching from Custom to Standard field elements and data definitions.
  • Responsible for testing within the Quality Assurance testing cycle: Smoke (Sanity) Testing, Functionality Testing, Ad Hoc Testing, Regression Testing and End-to-End System testing on software applications.
  • Performed all levels of Data Warehousing testing within an ETL Architecture/process: extraction and conversion of data from external sources and transformation of data to meet internal system requirements, and loading into EDW.

Environment: SQL Server 2012, Unix, SharePortal, Toad, XML, Rational RequisitePro, JIRA, SoapUI, Informatica, ClearQuest.

SQL XML Metadata Regression Testing System Testing UNIX Informatica TOAD Business Requirements Data Analysis System Requirements Data Warehousing SQL Server ClearQuest Data Mapping ETL Quality Assurance JIRA Data Dictionary
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Lead Consultant - Business Analyst / Data Analyst / QA Analyst
Information Technology
Oct 2008 - May 2016
New York City, NY
  • Analyzed standard industry practices of back office applications of Insurance Company, underwriting, billing, policy and claims administration with the help of Subject Matter Expert.
  • Conducted user interviews and JAD sessions with end users, Stakeholders and Developers to gather functional and non-functional requirements of the system, and creation of Use Cases and Users Stories through JIRA tools.
  • Performed feasibility analysis and adept in using Gap Analysis techniques to gain a clear understanding of the AS IS of the System and additionally derived new scenarios to understand the potential TO BE system.
  • Full accountability to define, execute and manage system testing and UAT during implementation of major enhancements.
  • Built strong relationships within the business units and support functions to understand the business needs and planed, facilitated, and conducted requirements gathering sessions, meetings, and presentations.
  • Designed and worked on successfully developing web applications that allow independent sales agents and underwriters for quoting, rating, processing and tracking applications.
  • Created the entre workflow in processing the New Business, Renewal, Cancellation, Reinstatement, Billing for various lines of business (Fire, Auto, Commercial) and generated User Stories for Sprint backlog using JIRA Tools.
  • Designed and developed 1000+ test cases for Regression and end-to-end testing. Tested all Systems functionalities in Client-Server architecture to satisfy all Business requirements and FDA regulations.
  • Created and delivered daily QA performance and defect reports to Senior Project Management through JIRA Tools.
  • Conducted Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions for requirements gathering, analysis, design and Rapid Application Development (RAD) sessions to converge early toward a design acceptable to the customer and feasible for the developers and to limit a project's exposure to the forces of change Interacted with client and the Technical Team for requirement gathering and translation of Business Requirement to Technical specifications.
  • Performed feasibility analysis and adept in using Gap Analysis techniques to gain a clear understanding of the AS IS of the Communicated with the clients to gather business requirement and workflow analysis and created functional specifications and various type of diagrams, like, Use Case Diagrams, Activity Sequence diagrams, Process Flow and Workflow diagrams.

SQL Test Case Preparation Test Planning UAT Regression Testing System Testing Business Analysis Business Requirements Data Analysis Data Mapping Quality Assurance Requirements Gathering JIRA Requirement Analysis Analysis Project Management Gap Analysis
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Education
Master's in Economics and Statistics
University of Burdwan
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Skills
Business Requirements
2017
8
Data Analysis
2017
8
Data Mapping
2017
8
Gap Analysis
2016
8
JIRA
2017
8
Project Management
2016
8
Quality Assurance
2021
8
Regression Testing
2017
8
SQL
2017
8
System Testing
2017
8
Analysis
2016
7
Business Analysis
2021
7
Requirement Analysis
2016
7
Requirements Gathering
2016
7
Test Case Preparation
2016
7
Test Planning
2016
7
UAT
2016
7
Data Dictionary
2017
1
Agile Methodology
2021
1
Business Intelligence
0
1
ClearQuest
2017
1
Data Warehousing
2017
1
ETL
2017
1
Informatica
2017
1
Metadata
2017
1
Production Support
0
1
Scrum
0
1
SQL Server
2017
1
System Architecture
0
1
System Requirements
2017
1
TOAD
2017
1
UNIX
2017
1
XML
2017
1