• Pratap V
  • Last/current workplace: Commonwealth Bank of Australia (through HCL)
  • 42 years old from Ashfield, NSW

Introduction

Dear Sir/Madam I wish to apply for a suitable position in your esteemed organization. I believe I would enjoy the challenge and the opportunity to learn provided by this position. I am an Australian Permanent Resident currently living in Sydney. I have around 12+ years of experience in Testing and Analysis. I have worked with major clients like DnB (Dun and Bradstreet), GE (GENPACT), AIMCO (Apartments & Investments Management Company), BT (British Telecom), IKEA and CBA in my previous project assignments. I am currently looking for work and have worked for Commonwealth Bank of Australia (through HCL Technologies Services Australia) as a Test Lead from March 2010 to April 2013. My technical skills and hands-on experiences are focused mainly into Functional Testing, Performance Testing and Test Management. HP Quality Center is the tool I use for the Test Management and Defect Management activities. Some of my key roles and responsibilities are outlined below for your ready reference: • Masters in Computer Applications with a 12+ years experience in Testing and analysis • 5+ years of experience as a Performance Test Lead (includes 1.7 years of Local Australian work experience) • 6+ years of experience into Non-functional Testing • Possess an in-depth expertise in Functional Testing, UAT, Non-Functional Testing and Test Management of applications developed by emerging technologies. • Experience in conducting discussions / workshops with Project stakeholders for business requirements feasibility and analysis • Experience in following QA processes and procedures in Software quality of SDLC lifecycle • Experience in designing Test strategies based on the Business Requirements and Technical specifications • Hands on experience in usage of Test Management tool like Quality Centre • Interacting with stakeholders regularly with project status updates • Trained fellow team members on the best practices in testing process and new testing tools as and when required • Producing defect metrics/reports and chasing up with different teams. • Analyzing and preparing Test recommendation / closure reports • Conducted training on System Performance testing using HP Loadrunner to teams

Employment History

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    Commonwealth Bank of Australia (through HCL)

    • Mar 2010 - Apr 2013
    Worked as a Performance Test Lead from Mar 2010 – Apr 2013. Responsibilities: • Lead the performance testing team • Responsible for the entire application performance testing activities during the SAP migration implementation cycle • Formulating Performance Test plans / strategies based on the requirements and scope of the project • Analysis of the test results and recommendations provided to application teams • Interaction with Project teams comprising of Solution Architects, Application Architects, Database Administrators, and Project Managers to gather performance testing requirements/scope. • Initiate the specification, preparation, implementation and execution of performance tests, monitor the test results and check the exit criteria • Regular follow-ups with the Project team for clarifications and any new system related changes to ensure that testing covers all necessary changes. • Conducted Performance Risk Assessment for the core banking modernization program for every project release. This activity is followed by subsequent review and walkthrough to relevant stakeholders to ensure the risks are identified, mitigated and is transparent throughout the project release phase. • Conducting daily start up meetings with other test environment teams to facilitate effective test environment usage and avoid environment contentions • Ensuring Application Build availability for Test environment by conducting weekly meetings with the Application Build team • Coordination with several teams (Database, Development, and Build) for faster defect fixing during test execution phase. • Responsible for QA Test management activities like Requirements Mapping, Defect Management, Testing status updates using HP Quality Center tool • Preparation and circulating the System Performance Test closure report followed by a detailed walkthrough to all relevant stakeholders.

Skills

  • JavaScript
  • Testing Methodologies
  • Flowcharting
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • Microsoft Project
  • Java
  • SQL
  • Driver
  • Agile Software Methodologies

Education History

  • University of Madras (MCA)

    • Jun 1999 - Jan 2004
    Masters in Computer Applications
  • University of Madras

    • Jun 1995 - Jan 1998
    Bachelor of Commerce