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Qa Engineer And Lead Resume

SUMMARY:

  • Strong understanding of QA methodologies and test execution
  • Significant experience in developing requirements and tests from high - level design, specifications and planning documents
  • SAN/NAS administration and backend storage experience including HPE StoreServ 3PAR, Sun Oracle ZFSSA and Netapp.
  • Proven ability to plan, organize, conduct and lead test efforts at all levels of the software development life-cycle in both Agile and predictive environments.
  • Excel at building relationships between team members and across functional groups.
  • Extensive experience in leading complex and fluid projects, with highly diversified individuals across multiple time zones.
  • Solid knowledge of UNIX, Windows, Linux and VMware ESXi operation systems in a variety of positions, including Quality Assurance and storage administration.
  • Experience with high capacity, persistent memory platforms for application acceleration.
  • Excellent written, verbal and listening communication skills

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

SW/HW Test: All phases of testing, including; Gathering requirements, Creating Test Plans, Writing and Execution of Test Procedures, Filing of Defects, Configurations Diagrams and Test Reports and testing with below operating systems for Functional, System and Customer focused test.

Operating Systems: VMware ESXi 5.X, 6.X, Windows, Solaris 8/9/10/11, AIX, HP-UX, Linux (Various Distributions) and Mac OS X

NAS: Network Attached Storage design, implementation and test. HPE, Brocade and Cisco Switch and associated management software, Wireshark protocol analyzers, NAS storage array test and administration. Client configuration for file-based protocol testing (SMB, NFS)

Fibre Channel/SAN: SAN/DAS Design, implementation and test. Familiar with HPE, Brocade, Qlogic and Emulex Switches/HBAs and associated management software, FC Analyzer/Jammer and tools, FC storage array test and administration. Client configuration for block protocols.

Protocols/Data Services: Extensive test experience using many different file and block data protocols and services -

Protocols included: NFS, SMB, FTP, HTTP, iSCSI and FC. Data services Remote Replication, Shadow Migration, Dedup, A/V scan, DNS, Microsoft Active Directory, NIS, others.

Software: Bugzilla, JIRA, SPIRA, Confluence, ALM, NetApp SnapVault, NBU, Brocade Switch Explorer, Qlogic SanBox Manager, Ethereal and Finisar analyzer tools, Brio, VMWare, MS/Office and others.

Hardware: Build SAN/NAS storage solutions. Rack and stack of HW, initial bring up and configuration of storage arrays, clients and switching. Experience with prototype and early release HW.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

QA Engineer and Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Leading a QA team performing run ahead testing for very large HPE storage and server customer.
  • This is a team formed to perform testing for customers in a production like environment prior to them implementing any changes on live production systems.
  • Prior to the customer picking up a major release, updates, patches, new features or hardware, I work directly with the customers and customer account teams to gather information about customer configuration, application/workloads, environmental specifications and test requirements.
  • Once gathered, I write and review test plans, test cases and test reports with the customer and account teams.
  • Oversee building of customer test environment in house to match as closely as possible (and necessary) to emulate their environment including StoreServ 3PAR storage array configuration, and required data features in use by the customer (Replication, encryption, volumes, etc), FC SAN/iSCSI/NAS environment, clients (both baremetal and virtual), workload generators/emulators and application servers.

Test Lead

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities included managing all phases of quality for new feature, regression and system level test.
  • This included providing technical guidance for project quality activities, test plan and case development and implementation phases.
  • Leading testing plan and test case reviews with internal test and dev teams.
  • Identified challenges and risks and recommend corrective actions.
  • Oversaw test case and defect management systems and prepared appropriate test documentation.
  • Monitored project progress, communicated that progress to development and management teams and ensured timely product deliveries.
  • Performed product quality analysis and provided effective QA solutions.
  • Evaluated QA processes’ efficiency and recommend improvements.

Confidential

Principle QA Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Architectural, test planning and lead responsibilities for the Confidential products.
  • General responsibilities included managing all phases of quality for current and upcoming products.
  • This included providing technical guidance for project quality activities, test plan and case development and implementation phases.
  • Identified challenges and risks and recommend corrective actions.
  • Oversaw test case and defect management systems and prepared appropriate test documentation.
  • Monitored project progress, communicated that progress to development and management teams and ensured timely product deliveries.
  • Performed product quality analysis and provided effective QA solutions.
  • Evaluated QA processes’ efficiency and recommend improvements.

Senior Software QA Engineer

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Test planning and execution of the Fusion-io directCache and ioTurbine cache acceleration software products on Windows and Linux Operating Systems.
  • These software solutions utilized the persistent, high capacity ioMemory PCI-E NAND based hardware devices which leverage flash memory to significantly increase efficiency, performance, reliability, availability and manageability.
  • Responsible for planning and test execution of the Fusion-io Desktop virtualization product known as ioVDI, a ioMemory (the Fusion-io PCI-E NAND flash device) and software bundle for servers. ioVDI introduced two software innovations, Write Vectoring and Transparent File Sharing, which optimized I/O processing for virtual desktops across both servers and shared storage by offloading temporary files from backend storage to disposable flash thus eliminating up to 80% or backend storage write operations.
  • My duties included testing both Write Vectoring and Transparent File sharing, deployment/customer story emulation of the iOVDI product in new and existing NAS/SAN environments, scalability (max number of desktops) and load testing such as boot storms and login storms.
  • Testing performed in a VMware environment and supports features such as VMware vMotion, HA, RDS, SRM and vCenter.
  • General responsibilities included gathering product specifications to translate into test plans and test cases, organizing resources and test execution, all in an Agile environment.

Confidential

Software Engineering QA Test Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Led the teams responsible for the testing of new feature integration and system test of file and block data services over the network, in Solaris, Windows and Linux client environments. Infrastructure includes network directory services such as Microsoft Active Directory, LDAP and NIS.
  • Analyzed project requirements and design documents.
  • Developed test strategy documents and test specifications.
  • Established test methodologies.
  • Designed, installed and configured test configurations, including OS, driver and patch installation and administration of networking, name services, virtualization, devices, file systems, and user, groups and roles.
  • Created and managed test data and test harnesses.
  • Executed tests and reviewed test output; documented test results and defects; assisted developers with bug triage, reproduction, bug retest and fix verification.
  • Audited results of test team to confirm that proper testing was performed and correct results were obtained.
  • Analyzed defects found in test and championed issues and concerns from a customer's perspective.
  • Reviewed and edited user documentation, online help and coordinated revisions with tech pubs and marketing.
  • Wrote test reports, evaluated test process and recommended improvements.
  • Mentored, trained, and coordinated activities of other members of test team.
  • Led weekly QA status meetings, presented overall issue status to senior management and coordinated issue resolution and release process with the development engineering teams.

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