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Senior Qa Engineer Resume

SUMMARY:

  • Software test and management professional with extensive experience in all phases of the software development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • As Programmer/Analyst, Project Manager, System Tester, Test Technical Lead and Test Project Manager, exceptionally skilled in communication with all SDLC participants
  • Highly effective at reaching consensus on issues from all levels of management throughout the software development process
  • Especially adept at fitting project scope into schedule and budget
  • Specific experience in the area of system test audit, determining test effectiveness from a quality assurance perspective

BUSINESS PROFICIENCIES:

  • Test Project Management
  • Test Management
  • Software Test Lead
  • Agile Methodology
  • TS/SCI security clearance throughout military career ( )

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES:

Languages: COBOL, MicroFocus COBOL, IBM JCL, Dbase III

Software Applications: Microsoft Office Suite/ LotusNotes

Hardware/Operating Systems: AS400, IBM PC/Microsoft Windows NT/98/7/XP

Software Tools: HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Quizinator, MS Project, Mercury WinRunner and TestDirector

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Senior QA Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Contracted to Confidential End - to-end (E2E) flow-through network activation testing
  • Advise E2E test manager in areas such as configuration management, test analysis, etc.
  • Manual testing of applications in E2E environment (service order creation, provisioning, etc.)

Confidential, Denver, CO

Software Tester/Mainframe (AS400)

Responsibilities:

  • Contracted to Confidential for contract to Frontier Communications
  • Test Frontier systems for turnover to IBM
  • Testing includes service order creation and processing, provisioning and billing
  • Monthly releases; all testing completed on time

Confidential, Colorado Springs, CO

E2E Test Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with systems engineers to determine systems required for testing and manage the build and connectivity of the test environment.
  • Coordinate with individual managers to ensure availability of testers for each system in the environment.
  • Determine order information required and oversee the creation of the input data.
  • Via screen shots/data dumps, oversee data accuracy through various systems in the environment.
  • Validate output invoice and obtain user signoff by means of formal invoice review.
  • Testing uncovered errors that would have caused the billing option to fail if released to production; production release delayed.
  • Priority PCR produced the necessary software changes and subsequent E2E testing proved successful.
  • The annual billing option was released to production on the new schedule and was error free.

Confidential, Denver, CO

Test Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze requirements for testability and results verification.
  • Review, forecast and negotiate and budget requirements.
  • Create, coordinate and finalize Master, System, User Acceptance and Final Test Plans.
  • Solicit for, interview and hire a test team from available contracting companies and within budget constraints.
  • Manage test team and testing progress; respond appropriately to changing schedules and requirements.
  • Create and brief to upper management daily and weekly test status reports.
  • Manage defects through resolution.
  • Online search rewrite was released to production on schedule and within budget.
  • By the 90-day point in production, no errors had been reported.

Confidential, Denver, CO

E2E Test Manager and Technical Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the interoperability, pre-production testing of an E2E environment consisting of all priority software applications/systems, both mainframe and midrange, within Confidential .
  • Administrative management of a 40+ member team consisting of employees and overseas consultants.
  • Analysis of all new and regression requirements for interoperability testing.
  • Ensure that planned test cases fulfill all requirements.
  • Lead testing via conference calls and, via screen shots/data dumps, oversee data accuracy through various systems in the environment.
  • Validate output bills and obtain user signoff by means of formal review.
  • Regular E2E testing uncovered a great many errors that would have caused production order processing to fall back on manual handling.
  • Because reliance on E2E testing became so heavy, I reorganized the testing into 2 teams on 2 separate conference calls.

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