Basic Info

Ashraf Essam

15 years

Cairo, Egypt

Bachelor's Degree

Manager

Work Experience

Test Lead at HP (HEWLETT-PACKARD ENTERPRISE SERVICES EGYPT S.A.E)

Experience Details

Test Lead

Quality

Experienced (Non-Manager)

 Test lead with experience in the field of telecommunication applications and some testing tools.
 Well suited to positions and functions where software testing activates and project managements are required.
 Familiar with all aspects of testing lifecycle including test planning, documentation, execution, defect management, reporting, manage resource and automation testing.
 Developed test strategies to define the quality assurance approach.
 Lead the Quality testing team and select candidates who have appropriate skills, attitudes and motivations.
 Produce and maintain associated schedules and test plan.
 Manage, assign, delegate and follow up tasks.
 Supervise and mentor the onsite test coordinators.
 Communicate testing progress and report regularly status to the Project Manager through status reports/meetings and defect analysis.
 Plan and manage the testing effort for any given task or change requests.
 Coordinated the test efforts of both on-site and off-shore teams and successfully managed the test efforts meeting deadlines.
 Ensure the timely delivery of different testing milestones.
 Gather requirements through use cases document review, prototyping, video conferencing and meetings.
 Develop, maintains, executes, and validates manual and automated test cases and scripts to ensure quality of software and proper operation and performance.
 Monitored the defect tracking process, trouble shooting and generating customized graphs and reports for the client. Reported Bugs using Quality Center.
 Followed up with development team to verify bug fixes, and update bug status.
 Interacted with developers regarding priority of bugs by attending regular meetings and update the status of bugs once they are fixed.
 Participated in full life cycle testing including Regression test on new builds of the application, analyzing and defining the test requirements based on the application Functionality.
 Tested Web page presentation manually for different browser compatibility.
 Involved in User Acceptance Test.
 Backend testing of the DB by writing SQL queries to test the integrity of the application also writing XML files and transform from one type to another.
 Well versed in web application, Siebel CRM, Functional, Regression, Back End, Front End, UAT and product testing.
 Very familiar with the Automation test.
 Good understanding of agile software development lifecycle.


Company Details

HP (HEWLETT-PACKARD ENTERPRISE SERVICES EGYPT S.A.E) (multinational)

Cairo, Egypt

501-1000 employees

Business Services - Other, Computer Software, Information Technology Services

www.hpe.com

Sep 2007 to present (9 years 3 months)
Test lead at Outsourcing in Vodafone Egypt

Experience Details

Test lead

Quality

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Brief Description: integrated services for Vodafone Egypt and perform system integration test with some Projects (MI Data Bundles, E-Shop, D-Shop, VF business portal, New number migration, HLR, IVR, USSD, Mobile internet, E-Top UP System, Siebel upgrade and Billing System like: Inventory Module, Credit Control Module, Customer Service Module, Order Management Module, Payment Module, Call Center, Campaign Module).
Technology and methodologies: Mercury Quality Center, Siebel, Extranet, TIBCO, XML, Toad, MINSAT, CCAT, POS machine, Web, STK.
 Perform function test, system test, regression test and smoke test.
 Test front end application developed with Oracle and JAVA.
 Test Back end application developed with Siebel and TIBCO.
 Design, prepare and execute test scenarios and test procedures.
 Tests software releases during the product development.
 Report issues into the bug database. Monitors and updates bug reports
 Provides technical expertise on specific products to the clients
 Provide test manager with actual test document and status.
 Assists in review of test processes as they are developed
 Manage resource assignment


Company Details

Outsourcing in Vodafone Egypt (multinational)

Cairo, Egypt

More than 1000 employees

Telecommunications

Vodafone.com.eg

Mar 2011 to Oct 2012 (1 year 7 months)
Test Analyst/Defect Manager at Outsourcing in Vodafone Qatar

Experience Details

Test Analyst/Defect Manager

Quality

Entry Level

Brief Description: EDS an HP is building Vodafone in QATAR using the help of Oracle for Siebel Software and Alcatel lucent for the network.
Technology and methodologies: Oracle Siebel, Vodafone Money Transfer, D-shop, E-Shop, R-shop, National Numbering Plan, HP Quality Centre, UNIX, Putty, HLR, BRM, BPEL, MAS and Vodafone web portal.
 Make the whole testing cycle (Integration test) from the onsite location (Qatar “QSTP”).
 Participating in test one of the big and important releases like VMT “Vodafone Money Transfer” and NNP “National Numbering Plan”.
 Testing on different systems to cover the integration test e.g. Siebel, HLR, BRM, BPEL, MAS and Vodafone web portal.
 Testing on different mobile devices.
 Communicate with the other teams in UK and India to track and follow up technical and opened issues.
 Owner of the Orders area which is the most important part of the project.
 Attend the daily or weekly status meeting and communicate the status and the outstanding issues to the test manger and PM.
 Conduct meetings with the test analyst to refine the requirements and discuss the ambiguities questions.
 Leading team members for a specific area of the project or for some change requests.
 Ambiguity analysis for system requirements.
 Estimate the testing effort based on the requirements and provide it to the test manager.
 Prepares the test execution set and follow up the test results.
 Distribute, assign, delegate and follow up tasks
 Creating, reviewing and validating test cases.
 Execute tests and report the defects.
 Analyze test results.
 Create a daily report to all the team.
 Document final testing completion report.
 Using a lot of testing data at the same time with a professional way.
 Keep my testing data safe (Mobile devices, SIMs, vouchers) and deliver them at end the day with updating the status of each of them.


Company Details

Outsourcing in Vodafone Qatar (multinational)

Doha, Qatar

More than 1000 employees

Telecommunications

http://vodafone.com.qa/

Jan 2010 to Mar 2011 (1 year 1 month)
Senior Developer at COMSYS SOFTWARE S.A.E

Experience Details

Senior Developer

IT/Software Development

Experienced (Non-Manager)

 Develop new modules required by the client.
 System analysis, design, development and testing


Company Details

COMSYS SOFTWARE S.A.E

Cairo, Egypt

101-500 employees

Computer Software, Information Technology Services

www.comsyssoftware.com/

Jul 2001 to Sep 2007 (6 years 2 months)

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Education Details

Bachelor's Degree

Computer Science

Bachelor of Science faculty of Computer Science, Egypt

C / Good / 65 - 75%

N/A

N/A

Bachelor of Science faculty of Computer Science
1996 - 2000
High School - Thanaweya Amma

High School Details

Thanaweya Amma

saudi school

Saudi Arabia

1991

C / Good / 65 - 75%

N/A

saudi school
1991

Certifications

Certificate details

ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Manager

Jul 2014

N/A

N/A

N/A

 Basic aspects of software testing
 People skills and team composition
 Test process improvement
 Incident management
 Risk based testing
 Test management
 Test processes
 Reviews

Certificate details

ISTQB Testing Foundation

Jul 2012

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

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Profile Skills and Keywords

ALM (HP Application Lifecycle Management)Agile TestingAutomation TestingBusiness Services - OtherCommunicatorComputer ScienceComputer SoftwareDatabase (Microsoft SQL Server, Toad For Oracle Database)EnglishFunctional TestingHP (HEWLETT-PACKARD ENTERPRISE SERVICES EGYPT S.A.E)Hard WorkerISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test ManagerISTQB Testing FoundationITInformation Technology ServicesInitiativeInnovativeIntegration TestingJIRA (Defect Tool)LeaderMS ProjectMarkup Languages (XML And HTML)Mercury Quality CenterMicrosoft CRMOutsourcing In Vodafone EgyptOutsourcing In Vodafone QatarPUTTY For BackendProgramming Languages (ASP.NET, C++, Java, And VB 6)Quality AssuranceQuality ControlRegression TestingSenior DeveloperService Test Tool For Backend And Web Services TestSiebelSoapUI (Web Service Tools)Software DevelopmentSystem TestingTelecommunicationsTelecommunications INDUSTRYTest Analyst/Defect ManagerTest LeadUFT (HP Unified Functional Testing)UMLWinSCP For BackendXshell For Backend

Self-assesed Skills

Languages

English

English

: Advanced

: Advanced

: Advanced

: Advanced

Tools and Technologies

Mercury Quality Center

Mercury Quality Center

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

ALM (HP Application Lifecycle Management)

ALM (HP Application Lifecycle Management)

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

3-5 years

Database (Microsoft SQL Server, Toad for Oracle database)

Database (Microsoft SQL Server, Toad for Oracle database)

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Markup Languages (XML and HTML)

Markup Languages (XML and HTML)

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Programming Languages (ASP.NET, C++, Java, and VB 6)

Programming Languages (ASP.NET, C++, Java, and VB 6)

: Advanced

: High

:

5-7 years

JIRA (Defect tool)

JIRA (Defect tool)

: Advanced

: High

:

5-7 years

Siebel

Siebel

: Advanced

: High

:

5-7 years

UML

UML

: Advanced

: High

:

5-7 years

UFT (HP Unified Functional Testing)

UFT (HP Unified Functional Testing)

: Intermediate

: Medium

:

1-3 years

Service test tool for Backend and web services test

Service test tool for Backend and web services test

: Intermediate

: High

:

3-5 years

PUTTY for Backend

PUTTY for Backend

: Intermediate

: High

:

3-5 years

Xshell for Backend

Xshell for Backend

: Intermediate

: High

:

5-7 years

WinSCP for Backend

WinSCP for Backend

: Intermediate

: High

:

3-5 years

SoapUI (Web Service tools)

SoapUI (Web Service tools)

: Intermediate

: High

:

3-5 years

MS project

MS project

: Intermediate

: Medium

:

3-5 years

Microsoft CRM

Microsoft CRM

: Intermediate

: Medium

:

1-3 years

Fields of Expertise

System Testing

System Testing

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Regression Testing

Regression Testing

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Telecommunications INDUSTRY

Telecommunications INDUSTRY

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

5-7 years

Functional testing

Functional testing

: Advanced

: High

:

More than 7 years

Integration Testing

Integration Testing

: Advanced

: High

:

3-5 years

Test Lead

Test Lead

: Advanced

: High

:

3-5 years

Agile testing

Agile testing

: Intermediate

: Medium

:

3-5 years

Automation Testing

Automation Testing

: Intermediate

: Medium

:

1-3 years

Key Skills

Leader, Communicator, Hard worker, Initiative, Innovative

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