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T. Laxminarayana Goud
Seeking assignment in IT / Banking / Insurance Domain Applications
For Role of
Test Architect & Test Manager
M.Sc Computer Science batch from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marthwada University, Aurangabad, MH, India
> Plan and perform effective software testing through a combination of familiar test techniques, rapid test practieces
and test automation where beneficial
> Improve software quality, meet customer expectations and reduce defects by supporting proven software quality
practices and implementing practical and effective process improvement methods
> Effectively manage software testing and development teams while improving testing process to
efficiently deliver products and services which meet customer expectations
> Laxminarayana is effective software Test Manger and Test Architect, having extensive experience of + years in
Banking & Insurance Domains, effectively leading the testing team. Having extensive experience in client, team
management, implementation and maintain an effective testing process. Proven track record in creating a test
infrastructure that supports robust communication and a costeffective testing framework and productive longterm
endtoend software testing solutions and software testing services to the esteemed clients of my current and
previous employers. My experience and knowledge of testing methodologies and automated software testing tools,
organizing, management abilities and topnotch clientengagement skills are proven as an asset to the organization.
> Defining and implementing the role testing plays within the organization.
> Defining the scope of testing within the context of each release/delivery.
> Deploying and managing the appropriate testing framework to meet the testing mandate.
> Implementing and evolving appropriate measurements and metrics:
• To be applied against the product under test.
• To be applied against the testing team.
> Planning, deploying and managing the testing effort for any given engagement/release.
> Managing and growing testing assets required for meeting the testing mandate:
• Team members
• Testing tools Fitnesse, JIRA, TFS – Calitrack, Mantis, QC, QTP, Load Runner
• Testing processes Agile, Waterfall, V Model and adhere to SDLC life cycle
> Retaining skilled testing personnel, Transition to Offshore, Resource Ramp Up & Ramp Down
> Working with various applications and customers with business analysis expertise in Capital Markets, Derivatives,
Retail Banking, Insurance Customers, BASEL III regulations, Credit Risk Reporting, Fixed Income Derivatives,
Trade Life Cycle, Trade Reconciliation, Reference Data, FOBOCA, KYC, & SWIFT Messaging.
> Track record of delivering stake holding projects in a given budget with client satisfaction
> Effective requirement gathering/business analysis techniques and articulating same with use case/business process
modelling using Enterprise Architect SPARX Systems
> Sense of ownership and responsibility for deliverables, works effectively both independently and as a member of
> Sound judgment and business acumen to identify issues and escalates when appropriate
> Solid experience in stakeholder management and worked in large scale projects
> Ability to work with multifunctional, crosscultural teams in an Agile SDLC model environment
> Performing rootcause analysis of testing exceptions and issues and identify key risks
> Strong general knowledge of banking business systems and deep understanding of flows from
front to back office systems
> Report generation on CALYPSO, MUREX, SGR, MIHOS & BLA Front Office trading applications Vs Back Office
trade data reconciliation to ensure Trade count, MtM Amount, PNU and Risk Mitigants
> Regular test status reporting to management & providing RAG status monitoring on all project activities
> Coordinating issues resolution during SIT and UAT with PM, Developers, BA and Users UK, Hong Kong, USA,
India & Paris
> Working with product development to define test strategies, detailed test scenarios, scripts, steps, expected results
> Project planning in test phase and resource schedule are inline with client’s policies, standards, guidelines and
Strengths & Specific Expertise
. Test Consulting, Testing Delivery Management, Due Diligence & Portfolio assessments, noted for Testing Service
. Software Testing – Testing Automation Consulting, Testing Methodologies Definition, Test Estimation
and Test Management in the areas of Functional Testing, Black Box Testing, Test Automation and Performance
. Software Quality Assurance & Quality Control – Implementation and Maintenance of Management Systems with
respect to ISO , CMMI , PCMMI and Six Sigma.
. Handling multiple onsiteoffshore Testing Engagements across domains like Corporate
Banking, Investment Banking, Finance, Insurance, and ERP projects.
. Subject matter expert in Counterparty Credit Risk, BASEL II/III regulatory reporting, Economic and Regulatory
Capital, Risk based decision making and pricing using RAROC, PD, LGD, EPE, CVA, VaR & RWA and Reference
. Good understanding of Trade Life Cycle, Trade Reconciliation, OTC derivatives, Forwards, Futures, Options, FX,
Interest Rate & Currency Swaps, Credit Default Swaps & Investment Banking operations; Corporate Actions and
SWIFT messaging MT, MT & MT
. Proven skills in test management, troubled project planning and management
. Recognized for technical, analytical, multitasking, leadership, clientcommunication, project management and team
. Hands on experience in HP Quality Centre QC, Quick Test Professional QTP, JIRA, Fitnesse, TFS Calitrack,
Microsoft SharePoint, Fitnesse, VBA, Core Java, Microsoft .Net, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio,
Access, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Visual SourceSafe, Business Process Modelling Notation BPMN Enterprise
Architect SPARX Systems and UNIX
. A person of flexible and detail oriented attitude with strong problem solving and coordination skills
. An effective communicator with excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills
. Strong customer orientation and skilled in customer interfacing – across hierarchies and geographies
• Attended days full time training in Agile Scrum Project Management Best Practices course
• Attended days full time training in BASEL II & III Credit Risk Management, Market Risk, Counterparty Risk,
Reporting, Credit Allocation Calculation trainings in Paris
• ISEB Test Management Advanced Certification in Software Testing Software Asset
Management Essentials from British Computer Society – Information Systems Examinations
• ISEB Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing from British Computer Society, UK
• ISEB ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing from British Computer Society, UK
• Certificate in Structure Query Language
• Trainings from Credit Suisse – Business School, in Futures, Forwards, Swaps, IR and
Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Singapore since August, to till date
Sr. BA & Test Manager – BASEL II Credit Risk Applications PHIDIAS, EURECCA, BMA & SDP
• Calculate the capital requirement Regulatory capital for credit risk under the Advanced Internal Ratings
Based method defined in Basel II.
• Estimation of Basel parameters: Probability of Default PD, Loss Given Default LGD,
Exposure At Default EAD, Effective maturity, Risk weighted assets RWA, Expected
Positive Exposure EPE, VaR, Credit Value Adjustments CVA taking into account the credit risk mitigation
• Calculation of Economic capital, Riskadjusted return on capital exante RAROC and
EVA to help with the decision making process
• Define, Validate, help implement and test
. Various exposure calculation methods considering credit risk Mitigants.
. RWA calculations at transaction and counterparty level Based on PD and LGD
Inputs, EAD calculations
• Prepare principle documents / user stories.
• Define Acceptance Tests using Fitnesse. Fitnesse is a testing, software development
collaboration tool. Fitnesse enables to define what software should do, and to automatically
compare that to what it actually does. It’s an invaluable way to collaborate on complicated