Arkady Demin

Software Quality Engineer


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Experienced Software Quality Engineer, with extensive scope of technical skills, analytical   abilities and profound understanding of software deployment readiness.    
QA Lead at EZE Software Group Chicago, IL
   2006 - Present
As a Lead QA Engineer at financial technology provider:
Verified and validated trading platform for institutional brokers.
Designed and build test environments to mirror production.
Ran system wide integration tests after software upgrades.
Automated and coordinated software releases.
Facilitated application design reviews at Agile Scrum meetings.
Implemented functional and regression test automation.
Sr. QA Analyst at Olenick And Associates Chicago, Illinois
   2003 - 2006
As a Senior QA Analyst at software quality engineering firm:
Developed frameworks for test automation tools.
Implemented functional test customization.
Conducted requirements acquisition from the customers.
Developed solutions for measuring web applications scalability and resilience.
Reviewed and reproduced software defects.
Prepared test plans and wrote test cases.
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.
QA Analyst at InterFace Software, Oakbrook, IL
   1999 - 2000
As a QA Analyst for a Legal Software development company:
provided user acceptance testing for Customer Relationship Management application.
Microsoft Windows, Unix, Mac OS
HP Unified Test, TestComplete
HP LoadRunner, WebLoad, Silk Performer
C#, Java, Transact-SQL, PHP, javaScript, HTML
json, XML, jQuery, Encryption basics.
VeriFix, VMWare, Bloomberg Terminal, Wix Toolset
First Medical School of Saint Petersburg, Russia 1990

Eze Software Group
Standardized and facilitated QA and DEV teams testing efforts by creating production like QA environment. QA environment was used for simulation of order execution management system and exchange trading activities. The project has involved an export, adjustment and import of the an Active Directory structure along with multi-server configuration and Microsoft SQL server database content conversion.    
Eze Software Group
Simplified implementation and testing of web application for client on-boarding, support and account management.  The system included multi-level permission structure and authentication management. The project involved provisioning and modification of the production data along with examination of log files for executing real-life test workflows.    
Eze Software Group
Provided thorough testing support of Bloomberg Desktop API integration with RealTick Execution Management System . The project was initiated by numerous client requests asking for an ability to view financial Bloomberg market feed withing RealTick client application.  The main testing efforts were devoted to visual comparison and market data validation.    
Eze Software Group
Performed a role of release engineer and Microsoft Windows Installer developer. Refactored code for Microsoft Windows installation packages to suit user needs. Provided client support in case of technical difficulties with software installation.   
Eze Software Group
Automated user interaction with Microsoft Window based client application. The project has started as a solution to overcome difficulties of GUI objects recognition coded in MFC classes. The work included extensive script authoring to reliably recognize unique properties of GUI objects for further events simulations. The automation scripts have been incorporated into a regression testing suite integrated with test management software TestRail.    
Eze Software Group
Conducted side-by-side performance evaluation of Execution Management System client application. The application performance has been evaluated by collecting a data from performance counters and log files. The results were presented in form of charts and analysis. The project required the setup of several workstations with identical hardware and network configuration. The performance evaluation was done by concurrent execution of most critical workflows with automation tools. The windows scripts were written for automatic performance data collection and presentation.    
US Cellular
Using Mercury's (HP) Windrunner software and database drivers the automation framework of cellular phone billing and accounting application has been developed. The project invloved organization of manual test cases and subsequent automation of tedious tasks, data saturated functional tests and prolonged multi-days regression tests. The test infrastructure has been extended by making connection to database with live monitoring. Test were designed to run scheduled to run unattended.   
Citadel Investment
Developed GUI automation framework for Bond valuation application service front end. To facilitate portability and convertibility automation tool used in deserializationof of XML files to in-memory database with subsequent data object serialization to xml file   
Exelon Corporation
The consulting project involved development of multi-user simulation scripts for Smart Electric switches software used by Exelon Corporation.    
CME Group
Modeled multiple user interaction with website managed by Chicago Mercantile Exchange Delivery Department. Improved performance and availability of 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.   

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