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I am Abdul, I am an enthusiastic software engineer working in IT industry.

ABOUT ME

Introduction

I am a passionate IT professional helping teams to get products/serivces faster to the market by achieving shift left and test automation.

I am a seasoned professional with vast experience in the Banking and Financial domain. I am currently working with one of the biggest banks in UK on their Open Banking platform and Mobile application as a QE Lead.
 

I have an exceptional skills in Testing, Automation, Test Management Programming and Communication.  

I am a Certified Scrum Master from Scrum Alliance. 

Education

I have done Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical stream from DKTE Ichalkaranji (Maharashtra) India. This institute comes under Shivaji University Kolhapur. I secured first grade as an average across four years of this course.
 

My basic schooling was done in private state board schools in Jaysingpur (Maharashtra) India. 

Tools

and

Skills Experties

Here is a list of tools and skills I have acquired over the years of experience.

API Testing and automation

Expertise in API testing. Backend testing for Webservices, REST & SOAP calls etc. Can create a JSON or XML request and responses and validate using various assertion methods in different tools. 

ready api

Successfully created and implemented a custom hybrid framework using Ready API tool for a client to automate number of WebServices. This automation saves around £30 k every year in regression test suite running costs.

postman and newman

Expert in Postman tool for unit and system level testing. Created a CLI automation using Newman which was integrated with CI Jenkins pipelines to run the automated regression pack at the end of each deployment. 

Selenium WEBDRIVER

Everyone loves parallax scrolling effects, they are simply beautiful. Flexi has advanced parallax options & controls based on flexible and easy-to-use RD Parallax plugin.

JAVA

Flexi has full set of social icons and styling options which allow you to share any content the way you want.

CUCUMBER

We know how embarrassing and time-consuming content loading can be, so we took care of pages optimization for your smooth experience.

TestNg

Flexi is based on the one of the most popular and flexible CSS Frameworks - Bootstrap. It gives you confidence in quality and flexibility of the product you buy.

Karate framework

Flexi provides a powerful and flexible extended toolkit in addition to basic Bootstrap. If you’ve used Bootstrap itself, you’ll find this all super familiar and easy-to-use.

postman and newman

Flexi includes a wide variety of skins and colors, from which you can easily select what you like to attract the attention of your customers to your company.

Selenium WEBDRIVER

Everyone loves parallax scrolling effects, they are simply beautiful. Flexi has advanced parallax options & controls based on flexible and easy-to-use RD Parallax plugin.

JAVA

Flexi has full set of social icons and styling options which allow you to share any content the way you want.

CUCUMBER

We know how embarrassing and time-consuming content loading can be, so we took care of pages optimization for your smooth experience.

API Testing and automation

Flexi is based on the one of the most popular and flexible CSS Frameworks - Bootstrap. It gives you confidence in quality and flexibility of the product you buy.

ready api

Flexi provides a powerful and flexible extended toolkit in addition to basic Bootstrap. If you’ve used Bootstrap itself, you’ll find this all super familiar and easy-to-use.

postman and newman

Flexi includes a wide variety of skins and colors, from which you can easily select what you like to attract the attention of your customers to your company.

Selenium WEBDRIVER

Everyone loves parallax scrolling effects, they are simply beautiful. Flexi has advanced parallax options & controls based on flexible and easy-to-use RD Parallax plugin.

JAVA

Flexi has full set of social icons and styling options which allow you to share any content the way you want.

CUCUMBER

We know how embarrassing and time-consuming content loading can be, so we took care of pages optimization for your smooth experience.

Thank you Icons creators at www.flaticon.com

Organizations I have worked for

Virtusa

QE Lead | SDET

Sept 2021 - till Date

Cognizant

SDET | SR Test Architect

Nov 2011 - Aug 2021

Capgemini

SR Consultant

Feb 2010 - Nov -2011

IBM

System Engineer

Jun 2008 - Feb 2010

Syntel

Programmer Analyst

Dec 2006 - Jun 2008

***DISCLAIMER - ALL LOGOS BELONG TO RESPECTIVE ORGANIZATIONS

Highlights

and

Client Projects

Working as a SDET | Test Architect | Analyst for various clients of Cognizant.

 Currently working with one of the biggest bank of UK.


 

 I am an integral part of the Digital team which delivered an Automation framework for IIB SOAP/REST services regression test pack automation using Ready API which helped achieving saving of £30k throughout the year.

 

Our Digital team delivered highly complex upgrades in the bank like implementation of Open Banking APIs, Cashback, Multi Card Holder & Instalments functionality in the Credit Card app.



My major responsibilities include:

 • IIB webservices testing and automation using Ready API. I was the key team member to design and orchestrate the automation framework.

 • IBM APIC Microservices (Open Baking APIs) testing and automation using Postman and Neman CLI

 • Credit Card Mobile app testing for backend APIs and automation using BrowserStack & Appium

 • TS2 - Credit Card management system testing for end to end product upgrades.

 • Testing Open Banking APIs and participating in design clinics for the regulatory upgrades.

 • Supporting Open Banking Technical issues raised by TPPs/Customer

 • End to end / System Integration Testing activities for various projects.

 • Test Lead / Test Manager activities to manage QA teams and stakeholders.


 

 My day to day tasks -

 • Understanding end to end functionality of the CR for the testing and preparing high level test strategy for testers.

 • Work as end to end test manager for some of the assignments. Collaboration with multiple teams and stakeholders.

 • Managing QA Team & their deliverables

 • Senior test analyst for some of the assignments. Test model & test plan creation.

 • Test data setup and actual hands on test execution.

 • Running mainframe jobs and batches.

 • Creation and automation of regression packs of various processes.

 • Daily and weekly status reporting, governance decks and matrices reporting.

 • Conducting interviews and KTs for new joiners in the account.

Working as a SDET | Test Architect | Analyst for various clients of Cognizant.

 Currently working with one of the biggest bank of UK.


 

 I am an integral part of the Digital team which delivered an Automation framework for IIB SOAP/REST services regression test pack automation using Ready API which helped achieving saving of £30k throughout the year.

 

Our Digital team delivered highly complex upgrades in the bank like implementation of Open Banking APIs, Cashback, Multi Card Holder & Instalments functionality in the Credit Card app.



My major responsibilities include:

 • IIB webservices testing and automation using Ready API. I was the key team member to design and orchestrate the automation framework.

 • IBM APIC Microservices (Open Baking APIs) testing and automation using Postman and Neman CLI

 • Credit Card Mobile app testing for backend APIs and automation using BrowserStack & Appium

 • TS2 - Credit Card management system testing for end to end product upgrades.

 • Testing Open Banking APIs and participating in design clinics for the regulatory upgrades.

 • Supporting Open Banking Technical issues raised by TPPs/Customer

 • End to end / System Integration Testing activities for various projects.

 • Test Lead / Test Manager activities to manage QA teams and stakeholders.


 

 My day to day tasks -

 • Understanding end to end functionality of the CR for the testing and preparing high level test strategy for testers.

 • Work as end to end test manager for some of the assignments. Collaboration with multiple teams and stakeholders.

 • Managing QA Team & their deliverables

 • Senior test analyst for some of the assignments. Test model & test plan creation.

 • Test data setup and actual hands on test execution.

 • Running mainframe jobs and batches.

 • Creation and automation of regression packs of various processes.

 • Daily and weekly status reporting, governance decks and matrices reporting.

 • Conducting interviews and KTs for new joiners in the account.

Working as a SDET | Test Architect | Analyst for various clients of Cognizant.

 Currently working with one of the biggest bank of UK.


 

 I am an integral part of the Digital team which delivered an Automation framework for IIB SOAP/REST services regression test pack automation using Ready API which helped achieving saving of £30k throughout the year.

 

Our Digital team delivered highly complex upgrades in the bank like implementation of Open Banking APIs, Cashback, Multi Card Holder & Instalments functionality in the Credit Card app.



My major responsibilities include:

 • IIB webservices testing and automation using Ready API. I was the key team member to design and orchestrate the automation framework.

 • IBM APIC Microservices (Open Baking APIs) testing and automation using Postman and Neman CLI

 • Credit Card Mobile app testing for backend APIs and automation using BrowserStack & Appium

 • TS2 - Credit Card management system testing for end to end product upgrades.

 • Testing Open Banking APIs and participating in design clinics for the regulatory upgrades.

 • Supporting Open Banking Technical issues raised by TPPs/Customer

 • End to end / System Integration Testing activities for various projects.

 • Test Lead / Test Manager activities to manage QA teams and stakeholders.


 

 My day to day tasks -

 • Understanding end to end functionality of the CR for the testing and preparing high level test strategy for testers.

 • Work as end to end test manager for some of the assignments. Collaboration with multiple teams and stakeholders.

 • Managing QA Team & their deliverables

 • Senior test analyst for some of the assignments. Test model & test plan creation.

 • Test data setup and actual hands on test execution.

 • Running mainframe jobs and batches.

 • Creation and automation of regression packs of various processes.

 • Daily and weekly status reporting, governance decks and matrices reporting.

 • Conducting interviews and KTs for new joiners in the account.

Working as a SDET | Test Architect | Analyst for various clients of Cognizant.

 Currently working with one of the biggest bank of UK.


 

 I am an integral part of the Digital team which delivered an Automation framework for IIB SOAP/REST services regression test pack automation using Ready API which helped achieving saving of £30k throughout the year.

 

Our Digital team delivered highly complex upgrades in the bank like implementation of Open Banking APIs, Cashback, Multi Card Holder & Instalments functionality in the Credit Card app.



My major responsibilities include:

 • IIB webservices testing and automation using Ready API. I was the key team member to design and orchestrate the automation framework.

 • IBM APIC Microservices (Open Baking APIs) testing and automation using Postman and Neman CLI

 • Credit Card Mobile app testing for backend APIs and automation using BrowserStack & Appium

 • TS2 - Credit Card management system testing for end to end product upgrades.

 • Testing Open Banking APIs and participating in design clinics for the regulatory upgrades.

 • Supporting Open Banking Technical issues raised by TPPs/Customer

 • End to end / System Integration Testing activities for various projects.

 • Test Lead / Test Manager activities to manage QA teams and stakeholders.


 

 My day to day tasks -

 • Understanding end to end functionality of the CR for the testing and preparing high level test strategy for testers.

 • Work as end to end test manager for some of the assignments. Collaboration with multiple teams and stakeholders.

 • Managing QA Team & their deliverables

 • Senior test analyst for some of the assignments. Test model & test plan creation.

 • Test data setup and actual hands on test execution.

 • Running mainframe jobs and batches.

 • Creation and automation of regression packs of various processes.

 • Daily and weekly status reporting, governance decks and matrices reporting.

 • Conducting interviews and KTs for new joiners in the account.

Professional and Learning Certifications

Certified Scrum Master

Scrum Alliance

Selenium Webdriver

Udemy

Core JAVA

Udemy

Splunk 7.x Fundamentals

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Selenium + Cucumber BDD

Udemy

BDD Framework Maven GIT Jenkins

Udemy

BDD Challenge Workshop

Serenity Dojo

Recommendations from LinkedIn

I had great happy experience working with Abdul at Barclays Bank and found him a brilliant, well qualified & enthusiastic test manager with excellent communication, team leadership and attention to details skills. His test deliverables were always with high qualities playing great role in the success of the project. I very much admire his display of sheer dedication, trust and going extra miles to support the project milestones. I would be very happy to work with him again and certainly recommend him as a valuable test lead/test manager.

Ravi Kumar

VP-Business Embedded Technology at Wells FargoDecember 27, 2014Ravi was a client of Abdul’s

 Abdul is a very hard working person. He has an excellent grasp on most technologies used on Mainframes. He has a keen eye for detail and actively participated in many problem-solving sessions at technical level. His contribution is valued by the management during those sessions. He is also very supportive of other team members. 

Chandrasekhar Murthy Yechuri

Advisory Project Manager at IBM India Private LimitedDecember 31, 2011Chandrasekhar Murthy was senior to Abdul but didn’t manage directly

❝  I have worked with Abdul. He was a hard working and dedicated resource in our team. Abdul is a quick learner and he gets acquainted to the changes very fast and easily. Abdul has good knowledge of the mainframe technology, his work in COBOL and CICS was very good. He is a good team player. I enjoyed working with him as a team mate 

Narasimhareddy Devireddy

SAFe Scrum Master | PSM-1 | ICP-ACC | PMP | Facilitator | LearnerDecember 23, 2009,Abdul worked with Narasimhareddy in the same group

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Organizations I have worked for

Cognizant

SDET / SR Test ArchitectNov 2011 - till Date

Capgemini

SR ConsultantFeb 2010 - Nov -2011

IBM

System EngineerJun 2008 - Feb 2010

Syntel

Programmer AnalystDec 2006 - Jun 2008

***DISCLAIMER - ALL LOGOS BELONG TO RESPECTIVE ORGANIZATIONS