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Sandeep ****** Quality Assurance Specialist

Summary

Built and developed robust Test Automation frameworks for Mobile, Web, and Desktop applications in a Continuous Integration and Deployment environment. Acquired thirteen years of experience in Testing, along with ISTQB certification.

Mastered software design, development, implementation & support, focusing heavily on Software Quality Assurance and Testing. Implemented cross-browser and cross-platform web testing.

Specialised in Functional Testing, Mobile Application Testing, Regression Testing, Integration Testing, Smoke and sanity Testing using various open-source and enterprise test automation tools.

SKills

AI EthicsAlgorithm DevelopmentAWSC#C++Data ScienceDeep LearningGITHadoopJavaSupport Vector Machines (SVM)Time Series Analysis
AI Curriculum DeveloperAI Research ScientistComputer Vision EngineerNatural Language Processing (NLP) Engineer

Education

Graduated 2008 Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science Engineering at Sri Vidyanikethan Engineering College, JNTU, India

Experience

Jul 2022 - Oct 2023 Quality Assurance Specialist at Insurance Australia Group

Main Responsibilities:
• Contributed towards requirement analysis and story point estimation for brand upliftment user stories
• Created and maintained the API automated regression and smoke test suite
using Java Springboot, Rest Assured and Java
• Monitored the daily automated test execution for multi-brands and including analysis of test failures and reporting of bugs in Jira
• Created build configurations in Bamboo pipelines to automatically trigger test executions for new brands in various lower environments used for multi-brand testing
• Helped agile teams deploy different versions of microservices to lower
environments
• Added automation scripts for new functionalities such as pricing and rewards system integration
• Supported Automation team in troubleshooting test automation framework
issues
• Reviewed production bugs using Splunk logs in production and lower
environments
• Created and maintained performance tests scripts to run in MOCK environments using Gatling and Scala as a programming language
• Participated in Defect Triage meetings and QA huddles

May 2021 - Jun 2022 Senior Test Analyst at Department of Justice and Attorney General

• Contributed towards Test Plans and Test Strategy creation for multiple projects based on feedback from various stakeholders
• Created and maintained the automated regression and smoke test suite using Ready API and Smart Bear Test Engine
• Monitored the daily automated test execution across different environments
and browsers, including analysis of test failures and reporting of defects as
necessary
• Created build configurations in Azure pipelines to automatically trigger test
executions for new deployments or on-demand
• Added automation scripts for new functionalities being delivered in various
releases
• Supported manual testing team for test data creation
• Assisted Test manager in creating Test Summary Reports and participated in Defect Triage meetings.

Jun 2020 - Apr 2021 Consultant at Credit Union Australia

• Added automation scripts for new functionalities being delivered in various
releases
• Maintained the automated Online Banking UI regression and smoke test suite, as well as its test automation framework using Java, Selenium, and BDD
• Performed cross-browser automation testing using sauce labs
• Monitored the daily automated test execution across different environments
and browsers, including analysis of test failures and reporting of defects as
necessary
• Optimised test automation framework to minimise unintended script errors and fasten the feedback loop
• Supported manual testing team for test data creation
• Added and maintained web service tests using Parasoft SOA Test
• Performed data fix and regression testing for defects during postproduction

Jun 2019 - May 2020 Automation Engineer at Royal Automobile Club oof Queensland (RACQ)

• Created and maintained the automated UI regression and smoke test suite in the CRM application, as well as its test automation framework using .NET
technologies, Java Selenium, and BDD
• Monitored the daily automated test execution across different environments
and browsers, including analysis of test failures and reporting of defects as
necessary
• Setup the build configuration in TeamCity to automatically trigger test
executions on new deployments or on a scheduled basis
• Research on automating Windows-based applications and its implementation using Windows Application Driver
• Identification of automation candidates together with the QA analysts to build the regression suite

Feb 2019 - Jul 2019 Senior Quality Engineer at Youfoodz

• Worked in agile teams with a Behaviour Driven Development approach
• Collaborate with the scrum team and product owners to understand the key
user stories
• Defined acceptance test criteria for user stories and development tasks
• Performed Test Design and Execution for E2E order creation and fulfillment in
Enterprise Systems
• Built and executed mobile Automation tests for iOS and Android using Java,
Cucumber and Appium
• Have setup test execution using continuous integration tools like Circle CI and Gitlab
• Performed remote app testing using AWS device farm
• Used Jira as a Test Management tool
• Mentored QA’s and developer’s team on Test Automation

Oct 2017 - Jan 2019 Senior Quality Engineer at Credit Union Australia

• Worked in agile teams with a Behaviour Driven Development approach
• Collaborate with the scrum team and product owners to understand the user stories.
• Designed acceptance criteria for user stories and development tasks
• Built and executed web tests using UFT for core banking changes and also
customer and staff facing web applications
• Built and executed integration tests using Soap UI and Parasoft SOA Test
• Built and executed mobile automation tests for iOS and Android using Java,
cucumber and Appium
• Created Jenkins pipelines for continuous integration
• Used Jira and ALM as Test Management tool
• Executed performance tests using JMeter
• Performed basic security testing using burp suite
• Mentored testing team on test automation

Nov 2014 – Oct 2017 Senior SDET at SilverRail, Australia

• Worked in agile teams with a Behaviour Driven Development approach
• Collaborated with the scrum team and product owners to understand the key user stories
• Designed Acceptance Criteria for user stories and development tasks
• Participated in daily stand up meetings, sprint planning, sprint grooming and
retrospective Meetings
• Designed and executed automation tests for web based (Microsoft Silverlight) applications, web services, UI applications
• Designed and executed automated tests using open source tools/languages like cucumber, selenium web driver, waitr, ruby and ruby mine
• Performed automated web services testing (SOAP and REST) using ruby
gems like Savon, rest-client, nokogiri
• Customised ruby gems to suit project needs
• Performed assertions in SOAP and REST responses in XML and json formats
• Created and executed cucumber projects overnight in AWS instances using CI tools Jenkins and Bamboo
• Maintained cucumber projects using open source repository management
tools like GitHub
• Performed ruby upgrades from time to time to maintain a bug free code base using chocolatey package manager
• Reviewed code, test scripts and provide review comments
• Automated performance test, volume test and memory leak test report
generation
• Performed defect tracking using Agile test management tool Jira and
Confluence
• Identified improvements in procedures, processes and automation utilities
• Report bugs through defect tracking tool

Jul 2013 - Jun 2014 System Tester at Innovation Group Australia

• Analysed new requirements for our Enterprise Insurance software
• Performed gap analysis
• Provided knowledge transfer sessions to team members on the Application
functionality
• Created Test Plans and Test Strategy
• Participated in peer reviews
• Analysed production issues and tested SQL data fixes for immediate resolution
• Participated in Test Design and Test Execution
• Participated in defect tracking using Agile test management tool version1
• Collaborated with the scrum team and product owners to understand the key user stories.
• Created Test Automation Framework and Automation Scripts for E2E Testing
using Open Source Automation tools like Selenium
• Identified improvements in procedures, processes and automation utilities
• Reviewed test scripts and provide review comments
• Executed automation scripts and reporting the bugs through defect tracking
tool
• Participated in daily stand-up meetings, sprint planning, sprint grooming and retrospective Meetings

Aug 2012 – May 2013 Senior Test Engineer at Hexaware Technologies Ltd

• Understand client requirements by studying functional documents
• Performed Sanity Testing, Functional Testing, Regression testing and User
Acceptance Testing for User Stories
• Provided KT sessions to team members on application functionality
• Participated in peer reviews
• Validated database against functional requirements using strong SQL queries
• Collaborated with manual testing team and business users for automation
inputs
• Created automation Scripts for End to End Testing
• Identified improvements in procedures, processes and automation utilities
• Executed automation scripts and reported bugs through defect tracking tool
• Participated in daily stand up meetings, fortnightly meetings with the clients
(Retrospective, planning).
• Provided detailed status report to the client

Sept 2010 – Jul 2012 Test Engineer at Cognizant Technology Solutions

• Analysed functional requirements and guided the team in scope definition,
Test Design and Test Execution
• Analysed design and execute tests for critical production hotfixes and
release specific (Ad hoc change requests) in Legacy Billing Systems
• Participated in design walkthrough calls with the business and development Team from Offshore
• Validated API request(s)/response(s) using Amdocs API Tester (A tool like
SoapUI to validate XML requests/responses) sent from/to telecom billing
systems, Amdocs and CSG
• Performed web services testing and validating requests/responses sent while adding rate codes into Billing systems using SOAPUI
• Executed automation scripts to perform regression testing using QTP
• Performed data validations by accessing the database through an analyst tool (a separate module to access database tables in mainframes application)
• Managed Software Configuration Management responsible for maintaining all the Quality related documents i.e. Software Project Plan, Software
Configuration Management Plan, Infrastructure Plan, Resource Plans
• Created, and executed test cases and logged defects in the Quality Center
• Prepared Traceability matrix.
• Reviewed the test artefacts created by the team members
• Prepared test data for executing various test cases
• Performed Sanity Testing, Functional Testing, Regression Testing and UAT
• Performed result Analysis & Reporting
• Tracked and reported testing Metrics fortnightly
• Escalation of issues to development teams and coordination with them to
resolve the issues

May 2008 – Sept 2010 Test Engineer at Tech Mahindra

• Involved in the test design and execution for systems such as Expedia OM,
Geneva (IRB) billing systems, Account Receivables
• Involved in design walk-through calls to discuss the solution of user stories
with the designers, discussion with solution and component designers for the
discussion of solution design documents
• Analysed solution design documents and came up with queries and interacted with designers to resolve queries
• Participated in sprint planning, test design and test execution
• Involved in Defect Tracking and closure of Issues
• Involved in environmental setup activities and access issues for team
• Performed UAT and Dress rehearsal testing for all the work packages before
Production deployment
• Participated in cross functional team calls, stand up’s, environment calls &
retrospective meetings.