Arkady Demin

Software Quality Engineer

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Experienced Software Quality Engineer with extensive scope of technical skills, analytical abilities and thorough understanding of software deployment readiness.    
QA Lead at EZE Software Group Chicago, IL
   2006 - 2019

As a Lead QA Engineer at financial technology firm:

Provided technical leadership and team guidance in verification and validation of a global, cross-asset trading platform.

Enhanced formulation of use cases and the risk assessment by interviewing customer support team members, collecting server logs and examining database transactions.

Designed and developed general testing strategy, test scenarios and test cases for the distributed client-server applications.

Improved test cases accuracy by configuring and deploying a copy of the production server farm to the virtual test environment.

Simulated real life trading scenarios, order management and imitations of exchange responses in mirrored settings.

Installed and tested software updates for the web-based customer on-boarding application with multi-level permission and account authorization structure.

Supported and tested Bloomberg Desktop API integration with Execution Management System by validating user access to market data.

Developed strategy and executed automated software test plans, test cases and test scripts to uncover, identify and document software non-conformities.

Using automation software packages authored test automation scripts for the replication of user workflows. Improved turnaround time of regression testing by adding an automation infrastructure and heuristic code to the scripts.

Reported automated test results to the test case management software via publicly available application interface.

Collected, analyzed and presented the results of the performance tests to the product and software development teams. Setup workstations and configured network connection for ongoing performance monitoring.

Developed and customized software installation packages, provided client support resolving difficulties with software installation,
Senior QA Analyst at Olenick & Associates Chicago, IL
   2003 - 2006

As a Senior QA Analyst at software quality engineering firm:

Increased repeatability and reliability of regression tests by developing the GUI test automation framework for cellular phone billing and accounting application.

Organized and prioritized collection of manual test cases with subsequent automation of tedious and time-consuming tasks.

Automated functional and prolonged multi-days regression tests. Built a test database infrastructure to run scheduled test script unattended.

Developed GUI automation framework for bond valuation application service front end.

Facilitated portability and convertibility of automation tools used in de-serialization of XML files to the in-memory database with subsequent data object serialization to the file int XML format.

As part of a consulting project developed multi-user simulation scripts for Smart Electric switches software used by Exelon Corporation.

Modeled multiple user interaction with website managed by Chicago Mercantile Exchange Delivery Department.

Improved performance and availability of the Web application by providing response time metrics for data entry and user registration.

Researched and developed scenarios for most frequent and most critical workflows using Compuware performance software.
QA Analyst at divine (marchFirst) Chicago, IL
   2000 - 2003
As a QA Engineer at the interacitve web services and branding company:
Conducted web interface test automation.
Measured performance and scalability of web sites.
Setup and supported defect tracking database.
Microsoft Windows, Unix, Mac OS.
HP Unified Test, TestComplete.
HP LoadRunner, WebLoad, Silk Performer.
C#, Java, Transact-SQL, PHP, javaScript, HTML.
Working knowledge of popular web development standards and frameworks.
Experience in implementation of encryption and secure communication.
VeriFix, VMWare, Bloomberg Terminal, Wix Toolset, TestRail, DevOps Atlassian Software API.
First Medical School of Saint Petersburg, Russia 1990

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