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Test Engineer Resume

SUMMARY:

  • Twenty years of experience in software quality engineering; specialist in testing transformation initiatives, test automation technology, and advanced testing tools.
  • Successfully championed efforts to drive a world class culture of software quality (including defect prevention) across multiple companies (several Confidential 500) using innovative software quality engineering approaches.
  • Architected several software testing automation framework platforms for major corporations.
  • Successfully implemented continuous testing frameworks for several large agile transformations.
  • Implemented several advanced mathematical (logic driven) test case design processes (RBT, Agile Designer) that increased coverage and quality while significantly reducing waste and cost across software testing teams.
  • 10+ years leading technology transformation with a focus on software quality assurance.
  • Strong enterprise and software architecture skills encompassing data, application and technology - including security.
  • Experience with performance testing enterprise-grade SaaS applications, web services (REST or SOAP) including analysis, troubleshooting, and optimization using tools like LoadRunner and WebLoad.
  • Experience with designing and implementing Java & Python based SDK test frame works.
  • Experience leading mobile testing strategies (iOS & Android) & automation tools (Selenium/Appium).
  • Experience with enterprise application integration including SOA, Billing systems, APIs, Web Services (SOAP/RESTful), Micro Services, Containerization.
  • Experience with using XML, XSD, JSON and other data payload formats.
  • Experience with data architecture and design across ETL, DWH and Analytics; Big Data, Hadoop, SQL and NOSQL databases.
  • Experience with DevOps stack and other dependencies (Jenkins, Kubernetes); CI/CT/CD delivery methodology, technologies and tools.
  • Experience with planning, preparing, and executing functional, integration, and user acceptance testing including end-to-end test scenarios across multiple systems and batch processes.
  • Experience with developing test strategies and leading all aspects of software testing and defect management.
  • Experience with multiple languages: C++, Java, HTML, XML, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, etc.
  • Experience developing automated testing solutions using commercial/open-source testing tools and/or frameworks (UFT, Selenium, JUnit, Soap UI, TestNG, JMeter).
  • Experience with HP QC, ALM, Jira, Bugzilla, Zephyr and other agile tools.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Test Engineer

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Leading advanced testing practices throughout the organization.
  • This includes test automation (API and UI), load and performance testing, and cloud-based testing.
  • Leader of the automation architecture team developing a comprehensive framework in Python.
  • Developed an enterprise dashboard across the engineering groups to promote visibility and help uncover actionable metrics that are helping to reduce the cost of quality and the cost of poor quality.

DIRECTOR OF CONSULTING PRACTICE, SOFTWARE QUALITy ENGINEERING

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Championed innovation throughout the agile testing process; introduced early test engineering practices that eliminated the injection of defects and optimized the agile testing lifecycle for several large clients.
  • Created a quality-first mindset across the engineering teams combining industry best practices and innovative software testing tools.
  • Championed BDD and TDD efforts for various organizations.
  • Designed and Developed Test Automation Roadmaps as the basis for agile testing and DevOps success.
  • Brought an ‘automation first’ mindset into several organizations as a consultant. Introduced test design and development tools that enabled early test automation.
  • Helped establish tools specifically for API or services based testing to complement UI based approaches.
  • Led the agile coaching process for the QA team and coached team members to apply critical skills and out of the box thinking to further improve our engineering effectiveness with testing technology.

Senior SOFTWARE QUALITY Consultant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Contractor (1-year contract) for the Confidential performing health checks on projects; led an effort to establish improved software testing methods across the entire portfolio of the State ($250M+ annually in software projects).
  • Identified at risk projects using a detailed assessment method across the software development lifecycle that included engineering and testing industry best practices for comparative review.
  • Established an operational testing playbook for all software testing teams across the state. Introduced a test automation framework into several projects; helped to eliminate as much as 80% of manual testing.
  • Worked for several Boston area companies as a contract consultant performing QE assessments and creating test strategies.

VP OF QA CONSULTING PRACTICE

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluated Software Testing Maturity for Confidential 500 clients and developed test lifecycle roadmaps to bring software quality engineering and testing practices up to date.
  • Advised CIO’s and SVP’s at the world’s largest companies on the latest software testing approaches and tools.
  • Championed Test Tool Development Initiatives; developed product roadmaps based on our client’s needs along with industry based analysis that delivered proprietary software testing tools to our user community.
  • The tools included automation frameworks for script-less testing as well as test data management add-ons and security testing tools for mobile platforms.
  • Re-designed the Testing Practice Services Division at Confidential, which included hiring the right practitioners to expand our services offering in the marketplace.
  • Grew revenues by 50% during the first year.

DIRECTOR OF CONSULTING, SOFTWARE QUALITy ENGINEERING

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Senior Practice Director of team of 1,500 QA engineers deployed at customer sites all over the world.
  • Helped Establish Advanced Testing Services Offering for Confidential 500 clients that included introducing a formal test center of excellence for both automated testing and performance testing.
  • Drove SOA Based Testing Efforts at several client locations while enhancing our web services testing division through the introduction of new tooling and the formulation of best practices in serviced based test design and execution.
  • Developed Critical Relationships with our testing services client base; created a channel for voice of the customer sentiment and course correcting as needed throughout the life of the engagement; drove all remediation efforts on site with clients.
  • Led The RFP/RFI Response Effort for our prospective clients; represented the testing practice at all client meetings and proposal defense meetings.
  • Worked for several Boston area companies as a contract consultant performing QE assessments and creating test strategies.

QA DIRECTOR

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • My core responsibilities included setting standards on software quality levels across various projects for functional testing, automated testing, performance testing, and security testing practices.
  • Identified and implemented best practices in test automation, risk based testing, and test tool development.
  • Raised the quality of our products through advanced testing practices.
  • Received recognition from the CEO at 2 separate company meetings; acknowledged the quality improvements across our product lines.

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