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Senior Qa Sw Hw Test Engineer Princeton Junction, NJ

SUMMARY:

  • Experience with Software Quality Assurance/bug tracking software such as Mercury Quality Center and Jira.
  • Expertise in embedded hardware design and assembly language programming of several microprocessors including: Microchip PIC 10/12/16/18 series, 8051 and 80x86; currently learning ARM processors.
  • Familiar with RS232, TWI (I2C) and SPI serial bus designs
  • Experience with configuration of IIS 5.0/6.
  • Experience in designing databases in Microsoft Access and Visual Basic for Applications, currently learning Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer and Express Editions
  • Experience in C# and Visual Basic and VB.NET in the .NET 2.0/3.0/3.5 environments and associated Integrated Development Environments Visual Studio 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2010.
  • Knowledgeable in Object Oriented Languages such as C#, Java/J++ and C++
  • Performed software validation and verification of instrumentation to 10 CFR 50 Appendix B (nuclear energy) requirements.
  • Experience with environmental testing (EMI, mechanical, temperature and humidity) of instrumentation for service in safety systems of nuclear power plants.
  • Some experience in writing assemblers, cross assemblers, and other language translators.
  • Knowledgeable in the operation of logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, microprocessor emulators and other electronic laboratory instruments.
  • Experience with review of complex contracts for technical requirements.
  • Excellent written communication skills

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Princeton Junction, NJ

Senior QA SW/HW Test Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Test Confidential software and firmware products.
  • Develop test suites in Test Link software.
  • Perform tests on hardware as needed.
  • Configuring virtual servers in VMware Player for testing
  • Record testing results in defect tracking software, Jira.
  • Provided tier 2 and 3 tech support.
  • Learning Cypress PSoC 5LP processors to support testing.
  • Migrating tests to automated testing.
  • Learning automated software testing suites, Selenium.

Confidential, Willow Grove, PA

Embedded Firmware Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Design changes to existing instrument hardware and software to add new product features to an 8051 derivative based design used in pulse code cab signaling equipment.
  • Revised digital fuel gauge to accommodate larger fuel tanks.
  • Design electronic circuits for new products such as locomotive engine freeze plug heater.
  • Assist in debugging older design cab signal testers.
  • Selection of replacement parts related to new design.
  • Authoring of software tools required to facilitate design changes such as generating large data tables.

Confidential, Trenton, NJ

Software Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Debug installation scripts for proServices products.
  • Install Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Configure ASP.NET server and IIS version 5.0 and 6.0 for proServices software
  • Configure Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for use with proServices software

Confidential, Hatfield, PA

Software Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Write C# applications for testing in - house hardware and products.
  • Used OOD techniques to encapsulate driver for measurement equipment.
  • Maintain Visual Basic programs used in calibration of Mass Flow Controllers.
  • Provide assistance to IT for improvements in Software.
  • Provide support for manufacturing.

Confidential, Horsham, PA

Software Tester QA Department

Responsibilities:

  • Designed datasets for testing health measures in against Confidential ’s internal test database.
  • Performed testing of selected code modules based on the design document.
  • Tracked results and progress using Mercury Quality Center.
  • Reviewed datasets written by others to insure they are accurate and correct.
  • Provided assistance to other contractors in the design and entering of datasets.
  • Trained other contractors in the design and data entry of the dataset and testing the HQM software.

Confidential, Horsham, PA

Software Support Specialist

Responsibilities:

  • Authored C# and VB.net demo programs for Confidential products running the .net 2.0.
  • Analyzed (usually using OOA) customer’s software and provided suggestions for improving performance and reliability.
  • Performed validation testing for new software releases.
  • Debugged hardware designs for engineering department as required.
  • Improved test documentation by adding acceptance criteria.
  • Streamlined the validation process to reduce validation time by 50%.
  • Proofread, reviewed and edited all user manuals for correct content resulting in a much cleaner and concise manual.
  • Provided Technical Services for Confidential customers, both internal and external on all products.
  • Assisted the Repair Department with diagnosing problems with returned units.

Confidential, Philadelphia, PA

Software Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Design, maintain and revise real time Confidential RISC processor controlled applications used in point of sale and store displays.
  • Authored simulation prototypes of products using C# and VB.Net
  • Designed circuits and authored C and Assembly language software for applications such as touch screen controllers.
  • Directed draftsmen to make changes or made changes to circuit designs using Eagle PC software.
  • Performed video and audio editing of customer supplied material for store displays.

Confidential, Philadelphia, PA

Nuclear Services Coordinator

Responsibilities:

  • Authored software validation procedures for equipment qualified for nuclear service by reviewing source code (C & assembler).
  • Supervised the testing and evaluated EMI/RFI test reports for Confidential Industrial Automation nuclear qualified equipment.
  • Authored Visual Basic programs for equipment configuration.
  • Authored several MS Access databases for price quotations
  • Authored desktop utilities for Desqview desktop manager written in Turbo C++
  • Supervised the day-to-day operation of Nuclear Services Department at Confidential Industrial Automation.
  • Placed orders, approved purchase orders, and invoices.
  • Reviewed customer purchase orders for all quality and technical requirements.
  • Maintained a 5 user Novell 3.12 LAN.
  • Gained experience and provide assistance to others in using MS Office: Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Performed basic mechanical design for EMI/RFI enclosures.
  • Participated in vendor quality control and quality assurance audits both as a team member and lead auditor.
  • Revised Quality assurance procedures relating to federal codes, 10CFR 50 Appendix B in particular.
  • Witnessed and approved EMI/RFI tests for equipment.
  • Insured that all personnel follow Quality Assurance procedures.
  • Authored MS Access database for department M&TE
  • Member of ISA committee on EMI/RFI SP67.16-WG1 EMI compatibility in nuclear power plants.

Confidential, Ivyland, PA

Associate Electrical Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Completed the hardware design and authored the software for portable flow monitoring instrument utilizing embedded Z80 MPU.
  • Gained knowledge in VME bus system design and integration.
  • Authored system software for the OS-9 real-time operating system and several utility programs.
  • Gained knowledge of Z80 and 8080/8085 assembly languages.

Confidential

Quality Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Performed software qualification and validation tests and final inspection on digital communication products.
  • Designed and constructed a simple burn-in oven for VME chassis which aided in removing units subject to “infant mortality.”
  • Authored software for testing printed circuit boards using an IBM PC computer.
  • Prepared systems for delivery to customers.
  • Performed incoming inspection.
  • Gained working knowledge of the Confidential C programming language and writing programs for the MS DOS operating system.
  • Authored and distributed language processors, 68000 Cross-assembler, and source code translator written in C and assembly languages.
  • Authored magazine article in Rainbow Magazine (magazine for personal computers).

Confidential, Horsham, PA

Associate Electrical Engineer/Production Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Improved product reliability by refining designs on existing assemblies.
  • Improved the manufacturing process of “problem’ assembles though application of proper engineering principles and well designed tests to those assemblies.
  • Gained knowledge in all aspects of the design, development, and in corporation of products into production.
  • Provided engineering support for production and final assembly though Confidential and troubleshooting.
  • Gained experience in designing microcomputer systems used in X-Y table servo control.
  • Designed high capacity floppy disc system.
  • Completed the design and supervised the installation of optical pattern recognition systems at Blaupunkt in Hildeshiem, West Germany.

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