Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Certified Scrum Master with 4+ years of professional experience in Transaction Life Cycle Management, Business Analysis, QA Analysis and Financial Research with MBA degree in Finance.Expertise in requirement gathering, test scenario analysis, test case preparation, creating functional specifications, and developing implementation guides.

  • Requirement Analysis
  • Requirements Gathering
  • ETRM
  • Quality Assurance
  • Business Analysis
  • SDLC
  • Agile Project Management
  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • JIRA
  • Identified, recommended and prioritized new system features and applications in conjunction with business leaders and department managers.
  • Completed business requirements analysis including the evaluation of systems specifications for client specific enhancements two weeks ahead of deadline.
  • Successfully trained 15 employees to implement Agile methodologies.
  • Streamlined QA process to increase efficiency and reduce new product rollout time by one week.
Agile Quality Assurance Analyst, 11/2013 to Current
Sage IntacctAtlanta, GA,

'APM replacing RTPE' Agile Project

  • Worked with product owner to groom the product backlog and deliver the high quality tested software.
  • Managed team relationships, Conducted stand up, planning and retrospective meetings, and tracked the daily progress through JIRA.
  • Performed performance test on newly developed User Defined Simulation Results and APM services. Created various commodity and financial deals, and validated the deal positions on APM page by comparing it with RTPE positions and UDSR output.
  • Prepared a high level test plan for each iteration and created testing tasks ensuring that the acceptance criteria of each story have been met
  • Wrote and executed test scenarios, and coordinated and communicated the status of the testing effort to ensure that the QA Best Practices are followed
  • Participated in setting up the test plan in Bamboo (proprietary tool of Openlink) in order to run the automated test cases as per fixed schedule
  • Conducted Black Box Testing (Functional Testing and Regression Testing) using BLAST (Proprietary tool of Openlink).
  • Reported defects and tracked them in JIRA, and made sure that the reported defects get resolved in very next sprint
  • Set up FIT framework to run the automated overnight tests, and analyze the daily results.
  • Performed GUI test for Data entry screens.
  • Performed Back-End Testing by writing basic SQL Queries and stored procedures.
  • Ran automated test suites on code coverage tool and made sure that no less than 85% code coverage has been achieved for each test suite
Business Analyst, 05/2011 to Current
W.R. Berkley CorporationNashville, TN,
  • Developed Detailed Business requirements documents (BRD) and assessment of Bonds, Equity, Interest Rate Swaps,Equity options, FX, Natural Gas and Metal trading.
  • Developed functional test cases for credit instruments including Loan deals with underlying credit risk parameters, Credit default swaps, Collateralized Debt/Loan Obligation, and Computed portfolio VaR and P&L.
  • Incorporated Mark-to-Market, credit/risk exposures and credit netting and in various business specifications, test scenarios and client implementations
  • Performed in-depth analysis of Endur/Findur modules such as Trading Explorer, Reference Explorer, Market Explorer, Report Builder, as well as various sharable and non-sharable financial and commodity trading instrument classes.
  • Interacted extensively with the Product Manager and Business Area Subject Matter Experts (SME's) to understand the Business Processes thoroughly.
  • Identified opportunities for business process improvement through various meetings with business users and developers and initiated efforts to make improvements.
  • Created Business Requirement Document (BRD) and High Level Test Plan (HLTP) for the application to include the business requirements, technical requirements, non-functional requirements and error handling based on the analysis performed.
  • Involved in QA process and ensured product safety for customers in order to avoid negative feedback.
  • Conducted quality checks on products prior to their release for sale.
Research Assistant - International Banking and Finance, 05/2010 to 04/2011
Hofstra UniversityCity, STATE,
  • Retrieved a list of ADR firms from Datastream database with their listing date, parent company information,industry, DSCD code and other relevant financial information.
  • Performed daily research and analysis of domestic stock market on Bloomberg terminal and submitted weekly reports highlighting important global events and their effects on domestic stock market.
  • Collected macroeconomic data of emerging markets from Factiva, LexisNexis, Countrywatch and other relevant sources, analyze them, and put forward my own views on their economic forecast and future performance.
Portfolio Management Intern, 04/2010 to 07/2010
Inverstors Capital CorporationCity, STATE,
  • Assisted portfolio managers in their research on stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other financial instruments
  • Collected, examined and analyzed financial and investment information, including profile of companies, stock and bond prices, yields and future trends and other investment information
  • Implemented ideas on various products and promoted investment in funds by which brought in more assets to the company
MBA: Finance, Expected in 2011
Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University - Hempstead, NY
Bachelors: Computer Science, Expected in 2008
University of Mumbai - Mumbai,

SQL, HTML, XML, JIRA, BLAST, Bamboo, Bloomberg, Lexis Nexis, Factiva, Datastream, FIT Framework, SWIFT

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