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Senior Quality Assurance And Content Evaluation Engineer Resume

El Sobrante, CA

SUMMARY:

  • 21 years experience in software development validation
  • 5 years experience
  • Interactive TV Distribution Network
  • Audio Streaming Website
  • CherryPicker, Switch/Statistical Multiplexer - MPEG/DVB Stream Processing
  • Confidential QuickTime and Internet Multimedia Teams
  • Validation planning and resource forecasting (Quality Plans, Test Plans, and Quality Studies)
  • Managed validation of Interactive Video Network, cable Confidential clients ( Confidential, and Confidential apps
  • Managed website validation (Oracle DB) with user login, playlists, and content upload/download
  • Managed validation of CherryPicker 1.0, running Linux & NT, in fail-safe network environment
  • Managed cross-platform Java application, applet, API validation on Windows, Macintosh, UNIX
  • Project management and definition of technical specifications through cross-functional planning
  • Work closely with development team defining technical standards, milestones, & review process
  • Quality department definition, planning, staffing, multi-platform test lab procurement and setup
  • Designed automated models to simulate UI scenarios and network traffic for performance testing
  • Managed QA outsourcing to domestic and international ( Confidential Development India) resources
  • Participated in Confidential New Product Process (ANPP) guidelines, defining development reviews
  • Educational market experience, worked with school beta-sites, performing usability studies
  • MPEG over IP Video Distribution System - Server component installation, setup, and validation
  • Switched Digital Video System (SDV, QAM, NMS SVA) validation, cable headend/ Confidential clients
  • Internet Commerce Quality - Qualified website functionality and content, and backend processes
  • Multimedia QA of OS APIs, streaming, capture, editing, & player SW, system & HW integration
  • Network media router - SW validation of MPEG over IP (UDP/RTSP), ASI, ATM, plus encoder
  • Digital cable headend operations experience, certified at General Instruments Training Center
  • Experience in MPEG compliance standards and stream analyzer validation processes & practices
  • Set-top-box validation/integration - TV/internet Confidential terminals - cable, satellite, IP, and antenna
  • Module testing of components providing MPEG/DVB grooming, recoding, & re-multiplexing
  • Administrated automated API test scripts, exercising low-level calls on Macintosh and Windows
  • Large OS project validation experience - cross-functional extension integration and localization

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Platforms: Linux (MySQL/Apache); Macintosh; Solaris (Oracle db); VxWorks; Windows

Proprietary Hardware: Confidential Networks Video Solutions Product Line MPEG-2/MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) Processing/Transcoding, Routing, Switching, and Service Applications Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG) - Scalable Chassis based Transcoding Multiscreen IP Video Delivery, also integrates with TransAct Packager

Broadcast Network Processor (BNP): Grooming, Transrating, Ad Insertion (SCTE-35 cue), Digital Overlay, Program Substitution, and Emergency Alert System (EAS)

Emergency Program Manager (EPM): SCTE-18 EAS QAM Program Switching, Cisco Content Delivery Network servers (VOD streaming / ad-insertion architecture), Multiple Linux server clusters with hot-swappable disk arrays, Confidential RollingStream Confidential system (scalable encoding, storage, and streaming), Multi-chassis/blade Linux servers streaming VOD and Time-shift television, Oracle db Back-Office subscriber authorization, billing, content metadata on Solaris, Tandberg Mediaplex (MPEG/DVB encoding, transrating, routing, multiplexing), Switch Controller, Media Controller, and Transrating Modules, GigE IP, ATM, ASI input/output and Dolby AC-3 MPEG encoder PMC cards, Terayon CherryPicker (Linux Switch/Statistical Multiplexer using null-packet injection), MPEG/DVB stream processing utilizing MPEG recoder boards, ASI to DHEI converter boards providing cable headend integration, ActiveVideo AVP Quad-core (interactive television and OTT distribution network)

MPEG/DVB Equipment: MPEG-2/MPEG-4 Encoder/Decoder, Stream Analyzers (HP, Tektronix)

Digital Cable Headend Devices: DNCS, DAC6000, NC1500, OM2000, RPD2000, QAMs, SDV

Digital Video Recorder (DVR): Multi-tuner disk device and caching/streaming of network storage

MPEG stream analyzers: Acterna, HP, IneoQuest, Sencore, Rohde & Schwartz, Tektronix

MPEG/DVB Standard compliance: MPEG/DVB Tables, SI/PSI, PCR jitter/accuracy, descriptors

TSReader, Manzanita, MProbe: MPEG bitstream analysis/diagnostic/compliance validation tools

Wireshark/NetXRay: Network sniffer and analysis tool for diagnostics and trouble-shooting

SmartBits 600: Network performance testing system for packet generation and validation

QAM/ Confidential Simulators: GQI/SDV, ONC/RPC, ISA/NGOD protocol Performance/Load testing

Silk: Cross-platform automation for application, web-object and site load testing with Performer

SNMP: scripting and Tools HP OpenView & MG-SOFT MIB (Management Information Base)

Test Manager: QuickTime/Sound Manager automated API test tool for Macintosh & Windows Confidential Computer Radar / Cisco

CDETS / Microsoft RAID: global bug/task tracking databases Bugzilla, IBM Rational ClearQuest, BMC Remedy Action Request, and FileMaker Pro databases

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, EL SOBRANTE, CA

Senior Quality Assurance and Content Evaluation Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Validated design and functionality of 2D to 3D video content conversion software
  • Performed quality evaluation of post-conversion content

Confidential, SUNNYVALE, CA

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Planned and executed end-to-end validation of multiple Linux-based software/hardware Confidential product platforms
  • Validation of system setup, installation, configuration, integration, functional operation, scalability, and performance of all Confidential products, features and functionality
  • Confidential feature validation includes: Multiscreen Confidential Video Delivery, Transcoding (MPEG-2/H.264), Grooming, Multiplexing, Transrating, Ad Insertion (SCTE-35 cue), Digital Overlay, Program Substitution, Port Mirroring, Emergency Alert System (EAS), SCTE-18 EAS QAM Program Switching, and product/module Redundancy
  • Provided implementation analysis, technical guidance, and mentoring to junior SQA engineers and new hires

Confidential, REDWOOD CITY, CA

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Planned validation and executed end-to-end testing of Linux-based SDV (switching) / SVA (analysis) systems
  • Designed acceptance test procedures for QAM, SDV logging, and NGOD PSREx messaging
  • System setup, installation, configuration, and integration with headend and network management system (NMS)

Confidential, SAN JOSE, CA

Quality Assurance Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Worked closely with Engineering, applications studio, and Technical Services defining system testing requirements, validation methodologies, and deployment plans
  • Defined automated testing framework for end-to-end interactive TV system and isolated components
  • Projected testing resource requirements, equipment and staffing needs, and SQA departments budget
  • Recruited, managed, mentored, and provided performance evaluations for (6 person) SQA Team
  • Leveraged and trained internal, cross-departmental staff to assist in SQA validation efforts
  • Implemented test case database and task management db to provide vigilance over validation effort
  • Set-top-box ( Confidential ) client integration and validation on Motorola and Scientific Atlanta Confidential

Confidential, SAN JOSE, CA

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Validated Linux-based streaming video server software configurations, end-to-end system testing
  • Linux streaming video server system consisted of (off-the-shelf HW) quad CPU, multi-nic (jumbo frame capable) GB Ethernet outputs, and hot-swappable storage and power-supplies
  • Validated database, ingest, mirroring, cache fill (standard/jumbo packets), streaming, resiliency (failover), Layer 2/3 support, overall system performance, Barker implementation
  • Performed integration testing with Motorola (BMS), Scientific Atlanta (XOD), Harmonic, nCube, OpenStream and other cable headend systems and equipment
  • Set-top-box ( Confidential ) integration testing with Motorola, Scientific Atlanta, and other Confidential
  • Analyzed MPEG streams, validated conformance to standards and streaming data rate targets
  • Performed audio/video presentation quality evaluations on SD/HD decoding clients ( Confidential )
  • Provided test case definition, coverage matrices, and streaming data rate validation test plan
  • Worked closely with development team providing support for isolation and debugging tasks
  • Conducted SW configuration management (SCM) duties, building development check-ins
  • Performed system software setup, configuration, and upgrades

Confidential, FREMONT, CA

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Performed end-to-end system installations, upgrades, configuration, validation and debugging multiple versions of all components of a Video IP Streaming Distribution System
  • System included multi-HD server blades running Linux in chassis networked environment
  • Server modules provide authentication, encryption, Apache web server, MySQL databases, application server, video streaming and storage services of VOD and encoded Time-shift TV
  • Set-top-box ( Confidential ) and UI validation on Confidential (VxWorks) and Sigma (Linux) IP Confidential
  • Provided test definition/coverage - test plan/cases, system config docs, external release notes
  • Performed video streaming (multicast/unicast) quality evaluation of MPEG2, MPEG4, WM9
  • Tested digital video recorder (DVR) feature and isolated Audio/Video synchronization issues

Confidential, BURBANK, CA

Senior Quality Assurance Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Validation of Mediaplex-20, an advanced routing platform for converged video and IP data
  • Mediaplex-20 provides transrating, QoS, redundant chassis incorporating ATM/OC-3, ASI Input/Output, Real-Time MPEG-2/Dolby AC-3 Encoder sub-modules, and GB Ethernet
  • Qualified VxWorks OS, bootrom, Linux drivers, and HW modules in chassis environment
  • Provided test plan and test cases for MPEG/DVB, ASI, Encoder, and Redundancy validation
  • Conducted audio/video testing, performance evaluations, MPEG/DVB SI/PSI/packet analysis
  • Validated Mediaplex configuration via web browser (Java-based), command-line, and SNMP

Confidential, PALO ALTO, CA

Quality Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Managed QA on multiple projects via cross-functional internal teams and external resources
  • Implemented Silk automation and Performer load testing

Confidential, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Java Quality Assurance Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Audio/Video, DVR, and Integration (VCR, camcorder, printer) testing of Confidential products

Confidential, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Quality Assurance Manager

Responsibilities:

  • CherryPicker consisted of 3 OEM CPUs, providing statistical re-multiplexing for greater bandwidth efficiency
  • Validated PC subsystems, Java-based GUI (on NT), and Linux-based proprietary SW/HW providing MPEG/DVB stream routing (switch) and variable-bit-rate (VBR) recoding

Confidential, CUPERTINO, CA

Quality Assurance Manager - AppleNet Senior Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Created and staffed AppleNet’s Internet Multimedia QA Team, setup multi-platform test lab
  • Planned and lead QA process on Java-based, cross-platform projects by Confidential ’s New Product Process (ANPP)
  • Managed QA on Cocoa (ATG UI programming) & API media-layer, enabling QuickTime functionality for Java
  • Identified project testing resources, schedule, risks, and test tools, as well as type, method, and depth of testing
  • Created/Administered usability studies at California school beta-sites, driving UI improvement implementations
  • Managed off-shore QA validation tasks directly with Confidential Development India

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer/Lead

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Performed manual and automated testing of all QuickTime Dept SW extensions and apps for Mac OS/Windows
  • Manual/automated validation of QuickTime (QT), Sound Manager, MoviePlayer, QT MPEG, QT Streaming

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Wrote and performed manual test cases and wrote Virtual User automated test scripts
  • Worked directly with engineers to fix defects on short development cycles

Quality Assurance Lead

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Represented QuickTime QA Team in cross-functional Mac OS quality status meetings
  • Responsible for qualification of QuickTime and Sound Manager system software extensions on Mac OS 7.5 via automated and manual test scripts
  • Participated in Hit Squad build acceptance process and Bug Review Board process

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