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Chandra Maddigapu

QA Lead Consultant @ Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas

QA Manager / Architect

Greater Chicago Area

Ranked #973 out of 19,460 for QA Lead Consultant in United States

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas

QA Lead Consultant

September 2014 to Present

Greater Chicago Area


QA Consultant - Guidewire ClaimCenter

December 2013 to September 2014

Lansing, Michigan Area

Lincoln Financial Group

Lead Software QA Engineer and Automation Architect

August 2008 to November 2013

Fort Wayne, Indiana Area

Chandra Maddigapu's Education

Sri Venkateswara University

Master of Computer Applications Computer Science

1998 to 2001

Osmania University

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Computer Science

1993 to 1996

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas

• Designed and developed end-to-end automation testing framework. • E2E automation framework scripts, GUI and Back-end validation scripts were developed using the following technologies. -HP QTP/UFT, HP ALM QC, VBScript, HP ALM VAPI-XP/OTA scripts, Teradata SQL Assistant, Zena - job scheduler • Functional decomposition and Data Driven framework was developed using the following techinolgies. - Selenium WebDriver,...

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Over 14 years of extensive QA, Testing and Automation experience, in a variety of industries and environments. A strong QA lead, automation architect, and team builder with proven success. I bring coherence to an organization which increases the team's energy, and overall product reliability and quality. Test Automation: • A highly technical and hands-on type of resource with automation knowledge. • • Participated in full life cycle of multiple automation projects in Waterfall and Agile environments from conception to completion - Initiation, Assessment, planning, analyses, design, scripting, execution, reporting and maintenance. • Design and develop automation framework functions/scripts, application UI validation functions/scripts using HP UFT/QTP, Selenium WebDriver-Java in Eclipse IDE, application back-end data validation functions using Teradata SQL scripts (data validations) and VBScript, HP ALM Quality Center VAPI-XP/OTA scripts, batch scripts, Job scheduler tool, HTML reports, TestNG reports etc. Test Management/Leading • Highly experienced in leading and managing full life cycle activities of manual as well as automated testing projects. Successfully served as QA Lead for several releases of large enterprise level applications. • Extensive experience in SDLC methodologies and alignment of testing life cycle. SDLC Methodologies used include Waterfall and Agile. • Proficient in creation and execution of manual and automation test strategies, test plans and approaches. Manual Testing • Excellent analytical skills at requirements review, analyses and decomposing requirements into test conditions. • Design test cases, Create traceability matrices and write manual scripts in HP ALM (Application Lifecycle Management), and excel/word templates.QA Lead Consultant @ • Designed and developed end-to-end automation testing framework. • E2E automation framework scripts, GUI and Back-end validation scripts were developed using the following technologies. -HP QTP/UFT, HP ALM QC, VBScript, HP ALM VAPI-XP/OTA scripts, Teradata SQL Assistant, Zena - job scheduler • Functional decomposition and Data Driven framework was developed using the following techinolgies. - Selenium WebDriver, Apache POI API (parameterization using Excel reading/writing), TestNG-XSLT (reporting in HTML format), POM (object repository), Log4j (Apache logging service), Apache ANT (Ant build to clean, compile, run, and reports), and Maven & Jenkins (schedule automation tests to run at specific time, save the execution history and Test Reports, Jenkins supports Maven for building and testing a project in continuous integration.). • HP UFT scripts/functions were developed completely using descriptive programming due to nature of the application. • Coordinate and work with manual testers, business and technical SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) located in different regions, working on different source and consumer systems to identify ideal candidates for E2E automation. • Design and create database table structure for maintaining dynamic data for validations and test results for report generation. Utilized these tables for HP ALM QC integration with automation frameworks developed using UP UFT, Selenium WebDriver, or any other tools. From September 2014 to Present (1 year 4 months) Greater Chicago AreaQA Consultant - Guidewire ClaimCenter @ • Worked closely with Guidewire ClaimCenter Property and Casualty integration and configuration development team in Agile environment to test daily changes to the product. • Reviewed requirements with developers and other QAs for consistency and accuracy. • Entered test scenarios, cases, and expected results in the test management tool. • Created and executed test sets in the test management tool; analyze and communicate test results from tool • Created and implemented a plan document to close gaps in regression testing and received complements from the client. • Assisted Business users with developing acceptance criteria for JIRA user stories/improvements. • Attend/conduct meetings with the IT team, vendor, business team and other application teams to accomplish project goals. • Participated in daily scrum meetings. • Provided best ideas in terms of testing during daily stand-up meetings and retrospective meetings. • Provided application scenario demos to business unit for completed functionalities. • Created test cases by evaluating functional and non-functional requirements of JIRA user stories/improvements. • Created and tracked defects in JIRA. • Maintained traceability between HP ALM test cases and JIRA defects, stories, improvements, epics etc. • Mentored junior testers on a daily basis and train them to function independently. • Worked closely with UAT testers to support UAT testing. • Created Daily/weekly metrics/reports to capture test progress for projects and releases. • Performed back-end data validation for SQL and Legacy Mainframe systems. • Create and maintain regression test bed under HP ALM. • Identify ideal candidates for automation. • Evaluated and implement test automation in the iteration cycle. From December 2013 to September 2014 (10 months) Lansing, Michigan AreaLead Software QA Engineer and Automation Architect @ • Involved in the continual improvement of test processes to provide improved quality assurance and reduction in testing cycle time. • Prepare and review the functional test plan (test scenarios, conditions and data). • Introduced, Enhanced and maintained Integration/Functional/Regression Automation model, framework and approach. • Introduced automation frameworks, HP ALM/QC Dashboard reports (Daily QA health status, Progress status - test script development, Test execution status, Defect status, and Overall QA performance), traceability matrix, QC defect scenario video files etc. • Created QTP/UFT automation test scripts working with HP ALM for cross browsers (IE, FireFox, & Chrome). • Provided Training for off-shore/On-shore IBM and other resources on the projects. • Create and maintain the overall release and project specific test strategy and scope that include the various types of testing and amount of testing based on resource capacity and skill set along with adhering to testing standards. • In some releases, worked closely with developers in the agile scrum team to test the daily changes to the product. • Effectively used RDBMS Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, and Oracle for QA Back-end testing. • Validated security of application user account authentication & session management, data masking, Backend Communications. • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with all the areas engaged with the QA team. From August 2008 to November 2013 (5 years 4 months) Fort Wayne, Indiana AreaSoftware Test Lead - Consultant @ • Followed Agile Methodology practices and attend daily Scrum meetings. • Manage daily work status in VersionOne Agile tool. Escalate roadblocks to project managers. • Manage VersionOne stories as requirements in Quality Center. Create Test plans, and test cases. Run manual/automation tests from Test Lab, manage defects, and provided test results to the project team. • Validate Datastage Data Conversion jobs by retrieving data from a source database (Oracle /SQL Server), and compare with data of target database (SQL Server/Oracle) as per the data mapping document. • Participated in the Database Testing to check data was Consistent and in testing Data Quality, Foreign Key and Primary key constraint violations. • Schedule data staging jobs using Appworx. • Worked with command-line UNIX to manipulate log files. • Worked on Multiple testing projects concurrently and met project timelines. • Create functional and performance automation test scripts for Web, Data Stage and Legacy systems using QuickTest Professional (QTP 9.2) and LoadRunner. From March 2008 to August 2008 (6 months) Greater St. Louis AreaSenior QA Engineer/Test Lead - Consultant @ • Estimation of Manual effort vs. Automation effort for execution. • Met with business analysts to understand the new business and involved in walkthroughs & periodical meetings to come up with project plans. • Involved in the A&D Phase for a Claims Release and created test requirements and traceability (forward and backward) to business and functional requirements. • Created End-to-End scenarios and scenario variations for the components in the Claims application using MS Visio to reflect the business process. • Responsible for creating automation test metrics, test Strategy, technical test plan, and automation test scope documents with relevant schedules, resource plans, risk analysis and prioritizations etc. • Conducted knowledge transfer sessions for Wipro onsite and offshore team members. • Created an Estimation tool [Complexity Factor Analysis] for estimating the time for automating the application. • Created Test Data for the application and maintained a database with all possible variations causing test data. From May 2005 to February 2008 (2 years 10 months) Greater Chicago AreaSoftware Engineer @ • Responsible for ensuring adherence to project processes for all work performed in offshore-India Development Center. • Involved in preparation of Review and Re-review sheets and Uploaded recent review documents into the Web. • Monitored Rational ClearQuest to close the bugs/cases as and when developers fix the bugs. • Performed White box testing for structural flow of the COBOL programs. • Copy the base cycle versions for HiperStation and Playback cycles. • Created MS-Excel Tracker Sheets (Version Control) in order to maintain versions of Hiperstation and playback cycles, setting up the stages, setting up the panels, and region maintenance. From October 2004 to February 2005 (5 months) Master of Computer Applications, Computer Science @ Sri Venkateswara University From 1998 to 2001 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Computer Science @ Osmania University From 1993 to 1996 Chandra Maddigapu is skilled in: Quality Center, Test Automation, Test Planning, Software Quality Assurance, SDLC, Manual Testing, Regression Testing, QTP, Business Analysis, Quality Assurance, Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Oracle PL/SQL Development, Databases, Test Management

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