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Sam
samkhayal79@gmail.com
972-977-7973
10299 Summit Run Dr.
Frisco, TX 75035
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21 years experience W2
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Summary

  • 10+ years of experience in software design, development and testing including system integration, automation, regression, user acceptance and E2E testing.
  • Experience in Building Automation Framework from scratch in Selenium, Win App Driver and Appium.
  • Proficient in establishing QA procedures and preparing test plans, test strategy, test scenarios, and test cases.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge on industry standards and new development methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experience in waterfall and agile/scrum methodologies. Experienced in agile tools: Rally, JIRA, HP ALM, Azure DevOps.
  • Participated during sprint planning and full system smoke testing and End to end Testing.
  • A received of the Wolters Kluwer Flash and Value awards for supporting and helping the marketing team in automating a process for integrating for one of WK customers.
  • One of top three producers-highest number of manual test cases automated from the regression test suite (Optimal Blue Rock Star Award).

Experience
QA Automation Engineer
Construction/Engineering
Dec 2015 - present
Member of software quality team testing client/server and web-based mortgage pricing engine and lending solutions using manual/automation testing techniques including functional, end-to-end, and regression testing. Participated in daily stand ups, sprint planning, and product backlog refinement. Participating in test scenarios identification, test plan creation including mitigation plan creation, functional and regression test case creation and execution, defect tracking, defect retesting and deployment support. Selected to be part of the automation team. Assisting with creating automated test cases for a customer specific project, improving and optimizing classes and functions used in automated scripts. Supported Ditech testing and helped in identifying bugs and reporting using JIRA and Rally. Sole QA on team.
• Assisted in automating the regression suite, reducing the manual testing for each release from 90% to 25%. Progressed toward reducing manual testing percentage to zero.
• Participated in sprint planning and tasking. Combined understanding of user stories, acceptance criteria and complexity of implementation to estimate work required.
• Participated in creating and executing test cases.
• Led the functional, performance and load testing for the new developed pricing engine.
• Created automated functions and test methods to generate XML used for testing the old engine for engine performance comparison and evaluation.
• Tested client/server and web-based mortgage/loan application using automated and manual testing techniques including functional, end-to-end and regression testing.
• Developed test data strategy as part of Business Intelligence (BI) testing.
• Experience with XML, JSON, web services and backend database testing using SQL server and SoapUI.
• Built new framework using Selenium due to business requirements and limitations of Coded UI with Visual Studio 2017.
• Created automation framework using Visual Studio coded UI.
• Automated the regression test suite.
• Automated API services using RestSharp and NUnit. *
Automation Engineer JIRA Load Testing Manual Testing Quality Assurance Regression Testing Selenium SQL Test Case Preparation Automated Testing JSON SQL Server Test Planning UI WebServices XML Visual Studio OPTIM
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Dec 2015 - Dec 2015
one of top 3 achievers in automating the highest number of manual test cases from the regression test suite. * One of three people who built coded UI framework.
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Software Test Lead Engineer
Information Technology
Jul 2013 - Dec 2015
Lead of software quality team testing client/server and web-based healthcare application using automated and manual testing techniques including functional, system, end-to-end, regression and performance testing. Participated in Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) by attending and participating in design and requirements gathering sessions, test scenario identification, test plan creation, functional and regression test case creation and execution, defect tracking, defect retesting, signing off and deployment support.
• Created and executed test cases as member of team.
• Worked with XML, SOAP based web services, and backend database testing including InterSystems CACHE in Microsoft SQL and Oracle environments.
• Tested client/server and web-based healthcare application using automated and manual testing techniques including functional, system, end-to-end, regression and performance testing.
• Utilized Postman.
• Created LOE's (Level of Effort), analyzed requirements per project, and created test plans.
• Led smoke testing effort. Participated actively in planning, scheduling, training, mentoring and support of full system smoke testing.
• Interacted with business analysts and software developers in requirements analysis, design reviews, and testing. In SME role on member managed care, achieved team communication within one week.
• Participated in automating regression test cases using QTP and UFT.
• Identified the critical business scenarios and prioritized execution of test cases.
• Wrote and executed SQL queries to validate the data updates in different tables for backend-testing.
• Provided status reports and communicate quality metrics to and leadership on a periodic schedule.
• Documented and reported defects created.
• Participated in disaster recovery simulations planning and execution.
• Supported and trained new testers to speed up their learning curve in test creation, execution of test case, test processes and learning the product.
Oracle SOAP SQL WebServices XML Disaster Recovery Postman
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Computer Lab Assistant
Dec 2012 - Jul 2013
Plano, TX
Assisted students in use of library computers, programs and scanners.
• Assisted students with logging in, reserving a computer and printing.
• Assisted students with Microsoft Office 2010 programs, Word and PowerPoint and creating graphs and charts in Excel.
• Resolved computer issues as first-line troubleshooter.
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Software Test Engineer
Information Technology
Jun 2010 - Oct 2012
Berlin, AR
Created overall project test plan, facilitated the review of the overall project test plan and obtained approvals.
• Effectively managed multiple tasks simultaneously and met deadlines with accuracy and efficiency.
• Coordinated data setup efforts for E2E testing.
• Managed and tracked test planning, test case creation, and test execution across teams identified with testing activities for all testing phases (Unit, System Testing, Integration/E2E, UAT, L&P Testing and Operational Testing).
• Reported testing status to managers and project leadership teams using Dashboard.
• Generated test results reports, requirement traceability reports and defect reports from quality center for each testing phase.
• Participated in weekly testing meetings with the necessary stakeholders.
HP QC
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Software Test Engineer
Information Technology
Jan 2007 - May 2010
Berlin, AR
Tested client/server and Web-based booking application using automated and manual testing techniques including functional, system, end-to-end, regression, user acceptance testing and performance testing.
• Communicated frequently with Air Berlin agents regarding applications functionality requirements.
• Analyzed business requirements/functionality to write test cases.
• Participated in sprint planning sessions, sprint reviews, daily scrums, and design review meetings and project schedule meetings.
• Automated test cases using Selenium and Visual Studio.
• Developed new test cases and identified test cases from regression suite.
• Created test documentation (test strategies, plans, designs) derived from a variety of sources (business use cases, functional requirements, relational diagrams, system diagrams) to support individual and group testing efforts.
• Executed queries in SQL developer to support backend testing.
Scrum Selenium SQL Visual Studio SQL Developer
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Web Administrator
Sep 2005 - Dec 2006
Berlin, AR
Assisted in administering website content, including updating content.
• Configured, installed, tuned, troubleshooted, applied patches, supported web server, and integrated third-party applications.
• Provided enhancements and support for website.
• Checked all information and updates were 100% accurate even when it required working extra hours to ensure quality and a fully functional, user friendly website.
• Effectively managed multiple team projects simultaneously by identifying and highlighting risks based on priority, timeframe, and project requirements.
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Software Developer
Information Technology
Jun 2002 - Jul 2005
Gaza, Palestine
• Developed and utilized knowledge of financial systems.
• Developed and implemented Oracle backup and recovery strategies.
• Scheduling database backups with the bank branch teams.
• Troubleshooted, diagnosed and resolved database related issues for the administrative software systems. Established and maintained client files for auditing purposes.
• Provided support for customer billing system.
• Demonstrated a commitment to the team and success of the overall branches.
• Worked closely with senior management in all aspects of client relationships.
• Effectively managed multiple tasks simultaneously and met deadlines with accuracy and efficiency.
• Participated in upgrading bank database from Oracle 8i to Oracle 10g.
• Served as SME to all departments.
Oracle
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Education
Gaza, Palestine
Al Azhar University
Skills
SQL
2021
9
Visual Studio
2021
9
OPTIM
2022
7
Selenium
2021
7
WebServices
2021
7
XML
2021
7
Automated Testing
2021
5
JSON
2021
5
Oracle
2015
5
SQL Server
2021
5
Test Planning
2021
5
UI
2021
5
Automation Engineer
2021
4
JIRA
2021
4
Load Testing
2021
4
Manual Testing
2021
4
Quality Assurance
2021
4
Regression Testing
2021
4
Test Case Preparation
2021
4
Scrum
2010
3
SQL Developer
2010
3
Disaster Recovery
2015
2
HP QC
2012
2
Postman
2015
2
SOAP
2015
2
Adobe Flash
0
1
Agile Methodology
0
1
Appium
0
1
C
0
1
C++
0
1
CSS
0
1
FileZilla
0
1
HP ALM
0
1
HP Loadrunner
0
1
HTML
0
1
JavaScript
0
1
MS Azure
0
1
MS SharePoint
0
1
Objective C
0
1
PHP
0
1
Smoke Testing
0
1
UNIX
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1
Windows
0
1
Windows Server
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1