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Qa Architect Resume

Austin, TX


QA Architect/Manager and Java Software Engineer with over 20 years of experience specializing in the development and testing of web - based financial and ecommerce applications. I have a successful track record of delivering high-quality, high-value software solutions by leveraging my extensive technical experience and business acumen, producing excellent results for some of the world’s leading companies


Core Skills: Requirements gathering and analysis, full-lifecycle quality assurance, agile development including Agile/Scrum, Java and Rails application development, web development, e-commerce and financial systems, team leadership and project management, technical writing.

QA Skills: QA Architecture, Planning, Execution Baseline Functional/System Testing Unit Test development Unit Test automation Code performance testing/profiling Whitebox Testing Performance testing of Java-based websites Testing of complex middleware systems, including high-transaction/volume message-based systems Testing of multi-tier, multiplatform environments Web service testing and test automation

Languages: Java (>3 years recent experience, good proficiency), JavaScript (good proficiency), RoR (on side projects, basic proficiency), Ruby (basic proficiency via Rails). Other language experience: HTML, ANT, SQL, Jini, C, Perl.

Databases: MySQL, DB2, Sybase, Oracle8i

Servers: Websphere, JBoss, Oracle 9iAS, Tomcat

Operating Systems: Unix, Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, AIX


Confidential, Austin, TX

QA Architect


  • Multiple contract positions to provide QA consulting services for major program initiatives within Confidential, one of the largest independent software corporations in the world.
  • Responsibilities included development of new agile approaches to complement existing waterfall-heavy and compliance driven QA methodologies, implementation of existing corporate test practices and strategies, and management and oversight of the testing of numerous high-profile internal and customer-facing projects.

Skills Utilized: Quality Assurance Management/Architecture, Unit Testing, Agile Methodology, Performance Testing, Magento

Confidential, Austin, TX

QA Manager, Java Developer, SDET


  • Provided Java development services and lead QA effort for an e-commerce company with clients worldwide.
  • Work was conducted for Confidential ’s new SmartRetail system, which is a Java-based solution that provides support for the full suite of the company’s e-commerce offerings. Initially provided Java development services using smartGWT as the GUI front end, and then transitioned to the QA Manager role.
  • In that capacity, introduced a QA methodology compatible with the newly introduced agile development methodology, including unit, functional/system, integration, and performance testing. Key s included developing automated test harnesses to exercise critical system services.

Skills Utilized: Java, Quality Assurance Management/Architecture, Unit Testing, Test Automation, Performance Testing

Confidential, Austin, TX

QA Manager


  • Led effort to provide QA methodology and infrastructure to newly productized ecommerce platform.
  • The OMS (Order Management System) platform is a .NET-based middleware system that provides support for the entire e-commerce order lifecycle from placement through fulfillment, and includes multiple interfaces for payment processing, tax calculation and financial system integration.
  • Introduced a full QA methodology compatible with the existing agile development methodology, including unit, functional/system, integration, E2E and performance testing using a Scrum-like framework.
  • Developed automated test harnesses to exercise large suite of web services, which is the primary means of interacting with the system.
  • Had QA oversight for major clients including Cinder Block, Meijer, and La-Z-Boy.

Skills Utilized: .NET, Quality Assurance Management/Architecture, Middleware Testing, Web Service Testing, Test Automation

Confidential, Austin, TX

QA Consultant/Architect


  • Provided QA consulting and services to internal software development team at
  • Confidential manufacturing plants with real time data, statistical analysis and reporting captured from equipment during the chip manufacturing process.
  • Developed using Java and JMS, QA tasks included functional, system, and performance testing of this enterprise-grade high-transaction software, as well as the creation of an automated regression test suite ensuring critical system functionality for all releases.

Skills Utilized: Java, JMS, Quality Assurance Management/Architecture, middle tier, Unix, ANT, Test Automation

Confidential, Austin, TX

QA Lead


  • Bootstrapped QA effort for new initiative to re-platform the homedepot.com ecommerce website from BroadVision to WebSphere Commerce.
  • Process began with the refactoring of developer-oriented system specifications into functional requirements and use cases to base test effort on.
  • Developed automated build process with related unit testing infrastructure using ANT.
  • Addressed concerns regarding system performance by working with IBM consulting team to develop comprehensive performance testing plan, leveraging available but not often used profiling and system performance analysis tools.

Skills Utilized: WebSphere Commerce, Quality Assurance Management/Architecture, Requirements Gathering and Analysis, Performance Testing, ANT

Confidential, Mountain View, CA

Senior QA Engineer


  • Contract position to provide QA support for Confidential ’s next-generation testing tool Agitator, a product that improves quality and reduces lifecycle costs of Java applications by automating and managing developer testing.
  • Provide testing coverage and support for the J2EE features of the software, plan and execute testing of product releases, as well as build automated tests for ANT related tasks.

Skills Utilized: Java, Quality Assurance, J2EE front end/middle tier/JDBC component development, ANT, Eclipse, JBoss, Windows, Linux, Solaris

Confidential, Watsonville, CA

Senior J2EE Developer


  • provide complete visibility to the order throughout the fulfillment process.
  • The system was developed using IBM/Rational Rapid Developer, a RAD tool that provides a single, seamless environment for the rapid design, integration, construction and deployment of J2EE-based business applications.
  • The system was deployed to local instances of Oracle9iAS and Tomcat for testing.
  • The target platform for the finished system was an IBM WebSphere/DB2 environment.

Skills Utilized: Java, J2EE, Rational Rapid Developer, Windows, Oracle9iAS, Tomcat, WebSphere, DB2


Product Designer/Developer


  • In-house project to develop a commercial-grade application server for distributed computing.
  • The Confidential Extreme Networking platform (XN) is a hybrid technology, combining the industry-standard JBoss Java application server with Confidential ’s open source technology for distributed computing, Jini.
  • Combining these two technologies creates a powerful, high performance platform for connecting systems, services, and devices in a manner similar to, but more flexible and powerful than web services. Responsible for design and development of all product features.

Skills Utilized: Java, Jini, JBoss, Windows, Requirements Gathering/Analysis, Team Leadership and Project Management, Systems Development, Full Lifecycle Quality Assurance, Technical Writing, Windows

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