5Jay Akselrud has been working as a ERP Tester and Instructional Designer for over 15 years.

Clients Include:
  • Lockheed Martin
  • BMW
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Coca-Cola
  • Detroit Edison
  • The Limited
  • General Electric
  • Department Of Defense
  • USDA

He has been involved in SAP and Oracle Global Implementations as a Test Manager using:

  • Quality Center / ALM
  • LoadRunner
  • QTP​
  • TAO
  • Panaya
  • Solution Manager

Jay Akselrud, MBA / MIS
jay@ERPTesters.com
Skype: jayaxe
516.342.4030

Summary of Qualifications
• Senior level QA consultant with 13 years’ experience in the SAP, Oracle, Jeeves ERP Systems, 7 years hands on leadership experience.
• 5 years of Performance Test management and Strategy in SAP and other systems including mobile and Java based apps
• SAP / Oracle Testing using Solution Manager, Quality Center / ALM , Quick Test Pro, Testuff, Test complete, Load runner.
• Strong leadership, technical, communication, and organizational skills. Work effectively with management, technical, administrative, support personnel, and customers (internal or external) at all levels.
• Led in the planning of performance, stress and volume testing using Loadrunner as well as customized scripts to develop “artificial” load
• Test planning and change analysis using Worksoft Certify
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Industries:
• Manufacturing – Goods/Retail: General Electric, J. Christopher Capital, The Limited, Coca-Cola, J. Christopher Capital, BMW, Lockheed Martin.
• Public Sector/State Agencies: U.S. Army, Detroit Edison, District Of Columbia, USDA
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Professional Experience:

Worldwide Trainers and Writers Inc. 5/03 to Present New York, NY / China / India / Israel
Global Test Manager / Testing Lead

PROJECTS:
Northrup Grumman / US Army 12/14 to Present
Performance Test Manager
• Prepared the Performance testing strategy and provided recommendation to scale current environment to meet expected usage
• Developed test scenarios for SAP and other applications
• Managed 15 testing resources onshore and offshore
• Coordinated the testing efforts with technical and functional resources

Houghton Miflin Harcourt 6/14 to 12/14
Performance Test Manager
• Prepared the Performance testing strategy and provided recommendation and road map to reach best practice.
• Developed test scenarios for all performance related initiatives
• Managed 5 testing resources onshore and offshore
• Coordinated the testing efforts between local and offshore testing resources using HPQC / ALM

General Electric 1/14 to 6/14
Performance QA Lead

• Prepared the testing strategy Testing assessment and provided recommendation and road map to reach best practice.
• Participated in the UAT planning, preparation and execution
• Devised testing scenarios for System Integration testing for ECC and BW
• Coordinated the testing efforts between local and offshore testing resources using HPQC / ALM
• Successfully developed testing procedures for simultaneous global SAP implementations
• Managed 25 testing resources across locations worldwide
• Validated business processes using Worksoft Certify

J. Christopher Capital: / CGI Federal / CIBER 9/11 to 12/13 New York / China
Testing Manager
• Performed the initial Performance Testing assessment and functional testing and provided recommendation and road map to reach best practice.
• Developed the Test strategy for the ERP implementation for POS, CRM and Warehouse management system
• Managed testing resources in developing testing plans and its execution for the opening of 20 retail clothing stores in the United states and 2 warehouses in the US and China.
• Developed the automation framework using Selenium for the WMS Portal
• Performed usability testing for the in house POS system on Ipod / Android Platform
• Developed test plans and strategy for POS and E-commerce systems
• Created Master Data using DataLoad and ECATTs for Supply Chain and FI/CO training initiatives
• Managed testing consultants as well as full time employees for testing initiatives
• Used HP tools to track, manage, monitor and report on the testing execution.

District Of Columbia 5/11-8/11 Washington, D.C.
Testing Lead
• Created Master Data using DataLoad and ECATTs for Oracle R12 Implementation
• Participated in the SIT planning, preparation and execution
• Used Oracle Application Testing Suite (OATS) to track, manage, monitor and report on the UAT execution.
• Identified the testing gaps and developed additional testing scenarios for full business process testing coverage during the integration testing phase.
• Worked with implementation teams to develop and upgrade current manuals and courseware from R11 to R12

Coca-Cola 12/10 –4/11 Atlanta, GA
SAP Testing Consultant Global: US and International platforms

• Developed Test Plans for BI / BW, HCM / Payroll, MM, IM Module using Quality Center
• Performed testing for Custom Processing and Customs Management
• Worked as a liaison between the developers and business members to design requirements as needed
• Created Test data using Quick Test Pro and HP Quality Center for Regression testing
• Trained testers and software developers on testing procedures
• Wrote Test Plans for Master Data migration from Quality to Training instance and BI Queries

Lockheed Martin 3/09 to 12/10 Greenville, SC and San Antonio, TX
SAP Testing and Solution Manager Project Administrator
• Managed Testers and developers
• Coordinated testing and testing procedures in Quality Center
• Successfully integrated Solution Manager with Quality Center and TAO
• Trained testers and software developers on testing procedures
• Hosted weekly change management and readiness review boards
• Used HP Loadrunner and Solution Manager for Performance Testing to reduce bottlenecks on SAP and SAP Web protocol
• Designed checklists and risk analysis templates to assist in the configuration process
• Worked as a liaison between the developers and business members to design requirements as needed
• Perform process reviews across projects
• Participated in the requirements/use cases/specifications development, review, and analysis.
• Developed test plans and test cases
• Developed testing utilities as well as other system utilities.

US Army 7/08 to 3/09 – Washington, D.C.
SAP Testing Manager
• Managed a team of SAP testers for performance and functional testing
• Reviewed test plans and results in Quality Center
• Hosted Testing review meetings
• Prepared data requirement reports for SAP Implementation and training deployments
• Loaded and prepared data for over 5,000 end users
• Tested and loaded data using Quick Test Pro for PM
• Support the PMO (Project Management Office) activities, involving the training and support for internal Project Managers.

Coca-Cola 9/07 to 7/08 – Atlanta, GA
SAP QA Tester and Data Specialist
• Performed data loads to the training environment using Mercury Quick Test Pro and Quality Center
• Tested processes within CRM, BW, APO, P2P, IM, WM, Supply Chain Management and Demand using Quick Test Pro
• Used Quick Test Pro to create scripts for the creation of data
• Worked with Training developers and SME’s to upgrade and edit courseware material
• Facilitated meetings for Test Planning during Blueprint and Realization stages
• Worked to coordinate SAP production maintenance processes and Production Release management
• Coordinated UAT workshops on behalf of client
• Worked in the testing of new releases within SAP
• Led in the testing of program functionality in SAP
• Assisted in Post Production Support
• Implemented QTP to assist in Automation Testing

Munich Reinsurance 7/07 to 9/07 – Princeton, NJ
SAP Business Analyst
• Updated training documentation for FS CD module
• Worked with courseware developers to develop and upgrade current manuals and courseware
• Developed step by step documentation to discuss the delta between the old and new SAP functionality
• Worked to ensure that test scripts are developed to cover new functionality on an ongoing basis

Detroit Edison 12/06 to 6/07 – Detroit, MI
SAP Business Analyst and QA Tester
• Worked to analyze the processes across several modules
• Performed integration testing across FM, FI, CO modules using Solution Manager
• Updated training documentation for SD and MM
• Worked with courseware developers to develop and upgrade current manuals and courseware
• Unit and Integration tested in FI and SD Modules
• Worked with Subject Matter Experts to access business processes of billing and accounting
• Used HP Loadrunner for Performance Testing to reduce bottlenecks

Johns Hopkins University 03/06 to 12/06 – Baltimore, MD
SAP Training Developer and Tester
• Tested for Financial Accounting (FI), HR and Grants Management (GM) modules
• Worked with Subject Matter Experts to assess the business requirements of clients
• Wrote storyboards for FICO courses
• Performed integration and UAT Testing across FM, FI, Pharma modules
• Created and Tested BPP’s for HR / Payroll

The Limited Brands 10/05 to 3/06 Columbus, OH
SAP Courseware Developer
• Worked to edit and upgrade current manuals and courseware.
• Reviewed newly created BPP’s for accuracy
• Used Infopak to develop manuals within SD, PP and MM modules.
• Assisted in the on boarding of new writers and developers
• Helped create test plans for Master data usage across processes and modules
• Worked with business process owners to configure and analyze process flows across modules
• Regression and Performance Testing for the SAP global HR Payroll Implementation.

BMW
SAP Training and Testing Consultant 1/04 to 10/05 Woodcliff Lakes, NJ
• Unit Tested various Production planning scripts using Quality Center
• Tested transactions, work instructions and data
• Worked to establish the whole procurement Cycle in Service Management from automatic creation of Requisitions to invoice verification.
• Configured Material master using purchase value keys with data for purchasing documents.
• Worked to develop the Interfaces component that included the External Transportation Planning Systems
• Trained end users on Workflow using third party programs within SAP
• Updated training documentation for MM and PP applications using Infopak
• Participated in the training of end users on Purchase to Payment
• Updated training documentation for the International rollout
• Customized classes to meet the needs of the clients
• Assessed training needs for client

IBM / JPMorganChase 04/01 to 1/04 New York, NY
Lotus Notes Administrator
• Maintain Mail Servers and Routers; Ensure timely and proper delivery for Lotus Notes and Internet Email.
• Work with Mimesweeper and Trend Software to prevent Viruses and Spam.
• Perform maintenance work on NT servers that host mail files.
• Troubleshoot and support users as well as local administrators’ worldwide.

Nexus Management 04/98 to 04/01 New York, NY
Training / Testing Manager
• Worked to train team members to test software upgrades and new releases
• Maintained and updated MIS documentation.
• Trained company executives in Lotus Notes Mail
• Analyzed companies needs regarding Lotus Notes and CC Mail training
• Created Forms and Databases for Users.
• Supported end users by responding to open help desk tickets
• Successfully reduced the ratio of “after release” defects
• Cross platforms Client/Server testing.
• Parallel Hardware and Software development environment.
• Supervised a group of 12 to 20 Test Technicians.

First Chicago Trust 05/93 to 04/98 Jersey City, NJ
Training Manager
• Wrote training manuals for customer service reps
• Conducted tax classes and seminars
• Volunteered and conducted training classes to new representatives
• Co-ordinated the day-to-day activities of the training program
• Managed new insurance agents
• Trained end users
• Wrote and edited quarterly newsletter
• Organized and conducted seminars on retirement and saving plans for college
• Tested upgrades of new versions of software
• Used Microsoft and Proprietary software to train agents and office staff

Technologies used throughout my career.
Areas Description
Testing and Authoring Software Quality Center, Quick Test Pro, Testuff, TAO, Solution Manager, SAP, LoadRunner, Datango, InfoPak, Worksoft Certify, Snagit, Upk, ECATTs, Selenium
Testing Methodologies SDLC, Agile, Unit, System Integration, Failure/Recovery, Compatibility, Customer Acceptance/User acceptance, Functional, Regression, Load, Performance, Stress, Usability, GUI/Presentation Layer, Application Server, Back End, Localization, Conversion and Parallel. Black Box and White Box.
SAP Modules SAP R/3 Basis Administration, BW, PM,RI / CD, SD, MM, PP, IM, WM, HR, FI,CO, FM, GM, FS-CD, CA-TS, SCM, BI, Procure to Pay, SCM, MDM, HCM, CRM, GTS, SuccessFactors, Salesforce, PLM Windchill
Oracle AP/PO, GL, Purchasing, Projects and Grants, Oracle Application Test Suite (OATS)

EDUCATION:
SAP Solution Manager Certification 05/2009
Quality Center Administration 02/2009
SAP Training – Security 12/2008
SAP Education – Accounting Configuration Course 4/2006
SAP R/3 ADMINISTRATION Arthur McNeil Technical School – 3/2003
MBA in Management / Masters in Information Systems, St. Peter’s College – 5/2000
BA , Queens College – 5/1993

US STATUS:
US Citizen