Professional Summary

Sowmya Suresh has four years of experience in business and quality analysis. Her experience includes, but is not limited to, requirement gathering, software testing, and delivering critical solutions. Sowmya took time off to care for her two children in 2005, while volunteering for multiple local organizations during this period. She is now ready to re-enter the workforce full time to pursue a career in which she can utilize her project management and business analysis skillset. Upon completion of the Barriers to Entry program, Sowmya has been in this program for the last one year and worked as Scrum Master and QA Analyst.
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Skills

  • Methodologies: Agile, Waterfall
  • Soft Skills: Excellent organizational skills, Effective communicator, Team-oriented
  • Relevant Experience: Product design and development, Creating functional requirements, Testing and data validation
  • Technical Skills:
    • Testing Tools: QTP, Soap UI, ETL Testing, Zephyr, Sauce Labs, ALM 12.5
    • Languages: Visual Basic, SQL, JSON.
    • Databases: Oracle, SQL Server
    • OS: MS-DOS, Windows, UNIX
    • Web Technologies: Tally, HTML, XML
    • Management Tools: MS Office, MS Project, JIRA

Certifications

  • Scrum Master Certification
  • Certification Level QA Training Course (2015)

Professional Experience Highlights

QA Analyst

  • Part of the QMO Team.
  • Facilitated, Conducted demo and helped team to migrate from ALM/Manual test tool to Zephyr Test Management tool.
  • Migrated the test cases from ALM to Zephyr.
  • Created Test cases in Zephyr and linked to the User stories in JIRA.
  • Web/Mobile testing using Sauce labs.
  • Worked with the development and QA team to automate the test cases.
  • Helped in Wave planning for the migration.

Scrum Master

  • Scrum master for a 12-member team.
  • Facilitated Sprint Planning, Daily Scrums, Sprint Review and Retrospective meetings.
  • Direct and lead development team from initiation through product delivery.
  • Perform risk assessment and worked with team to arrive at mitigation plans.
  • Managed impediments/issues and worked with the team to bring it to closure.
  • Project documentation management.
  • Identify opportunities and bring improvements through constructive ideas.
  • Work closely with project owner in Backlog Management.
  • Team Building/Management.

Business Analyst

  • Designed and developed a product for retail stores
  • Involved in the analysis and gathering of requirements
  • Involved in extensive UAT Testing, Functional Testing, System Testing, Regression Testing and Production Validation
  • Performed queries to the database using SQL for Backend Testing and Data Validation

Quality Analyst Trainee

  • In charge of Testing Media application
  • Work mainly involved in preparing Test Scenarios, Test cases and Test Execution.

Education

  • York Solutions’ Barriers to Entry Program – Concentration: Project Management
  • Madras University (2002) – Masters in Computer Application
  • Madras University (1999) – Bachelor of Commerce