Prathmesh Deshpande

Assistant Vice President

Work History

Work History
Jul 2013 - Present

Assistant Vice President

Barclays Investment Bank
Managing QA for Equity Finance (Cash & Synthetics)
Jul 2011 - Jul 2013

Test Manager for Projects of a Major British Investment Bank

Cognizant Technology Solutions
Managing QA for Equity Finance Project.
Jun 2009 - Jul 2011

Technical lead

Infosys Technologies ltd.
Client: Major Swiss IB (Pune – India, Hong Kong, London – UK.) Worked with Major Swiss IB in projects for Credit Risk and Derivatives & Equities departments (D&EL) between March 06 – Till date. Project Description - Credit Risk – QA Technical Test Lead: June’ 09 – Till date This project aims at covering the quality assurance of suite of credit risk applications covering all the streams viz. Core, Analytics, Workflow, and Reporting. Responsibilities • Plan and manage the Releases, off cycle changes and other associated milestones. • Manage Quality Centre and ensure Effective usage of multiple Test Environments. • Liaise with various Front Office teams and manage all the testing phases from System Testing to UAT and drive the Defect Deferral Process. • Improve the QA processes and ensure that they are followed. • Ensure that the Triage process for requirement prioritization is followed and scope communication is transparent and all the teams are aware of the scope. • Assist PMs in ensuring SOX compliance for all the releases. • Ensure data quality in the environments is kept at the desired level.
Mar 2006 - May 2009

Test Analyst

Infosys Technologies
Client: Major Swiss IB (Pune – India, Hong Kong.) Project Description – D&EL – QA This covers the quality assurance and testing for the Equity Derivatives business on a Front-to-back basis. QA scope covers all the equity derivative applications under Valuation and Quoting, Decision Support, Price Distribution, Pre Trade Support and Post Trade Support. Responsibilities • Performed all activities in a software test life cycle starting from requirement gathering/validation till QA sign-off and post project analysis. • Lead teams to deliver high quality assurance services for complex business applications. • Managed a team of software test engineers across India, and APAC (Hong Kong and Tokyo). • Completed feasibility studies, framework development and implementation using QTP for several web as well as windows based applications. • Worked closely with business analyst and the users to come up with business specific scenarios and co-ordination during UAT • Managed the process for the overall D&EL QA team and raised the project from CMMi level from 3 to 5.

Education

Education
1999 - 2003

Bachelor of engineering

University of Mumbai
Mechanical Engineering
1984 - 1997

Holy Mary Convent High School

Portfolio

Skills

Skills

Agile Methodologies

Software Project Management

Testing

Rapid Software Testing

VBA

DB2

Microsoft SQL Server

Test Strategy

QTP

Manual Testing

Release Management

Quality Center

Test Management