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Test Lead Xavient Information Systems Resume

St Louis, MO

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Excellent analysis and design skills. Ability to gather and document business and technical requirements, design systems to meet the requirements, and ensure that systems delivered are of high quality and meet all requirements.
  • Over 5 years of automated test tool experience Test Director, Rational Unified Process, Certify and WinRunner
  • Strong background in manual and automated testing practices
  • Knowledge of testing methodologies including Agile and Waterfall approaches, ability to develop a test plan.
  • Superior business analysis skills.
  • Ability to work cross - functionally and drive to a consensus decision.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Ability to lead and direct the work of others.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with team members.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with web-based Internet technology.
  • Experience with project life cycle management in both a structured and unstructured environment with shifting priorities.
  • Experience working very closely with engineers on technical issues.
  • Familiarity with Java and emerging technologies.
  • Emphasis on quickly identifying key project requirements and fast implementation of ideas.
  • Previous Software Development experience.
  • Experience in financial services and e-commerce MS Project, MS Office, Visio.
  • Five plus years experience as a business analyst working with .NET web applications.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Languages: Java, .NET, C++, Assembly, Basic, COBOL, FORTRAN, C, DBASE III & IV, Lotus, Excel, Ingres and Datatrieve, SQL, 4GL

Operating Systems: Unix, Linux, Windows (2000, XP, NT), Dos, VAX VMS, HP-UX

Database: ORACLE, DBASE III & IV, Lotus, Excel, Ingres, Sybase and Datatrieve

Tools: IT UP, Mercury Test Suite, PRISM, MS Project, MS Office, Visio

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidentia, St. Louis, MO

Test Lead Xavient Information Systems

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for analyzing requirements for test ability, creating the test strategy and producing both the Test Plan and Test Cases.
  • Responsible for interviewing and hiring testing resources for the project while managing scope and budget for the project.

Environment: Microsoft .NET, ASP, VB, ADO, PRISM, Bugzilla, Java, PVCS Software Change Management, Rational Progress, Microsoft SQL Server

Confidential, St. Louis, MO

Test Lead Contractor Preferred Resources

Responsibilities:

  • Testing lead for the company’s largest and most mission critical project. Responsible for analyzing requirements for test ability, creating the test strategy and producing both the Test Plan and Test Cases. QA was done in both a Waterfall and a iterative environment.
  • Responsible for interviewing and hiring testing resources for the project while managing scope and budget for the project.
  • Defined automated test requirements and assist in design and implementation of necessary automated test scripts.
  • Ensured Agile methodology compliance and manage resolutions, reporting to management as necessary.
  • Ensured timely and accurate communication with project staff throughout the life cycle of the project.

Environment: Microsoft .NET, ASP, VB, ADO, PRISM, Bugzilla, Java, PVCS Software Change Management, Rational Progress, Microsoft SQL Server

Confidential, St. Louis, MO

Test Lead Contractor Collabra

Responsibilities:

  • Created acceptance test plans and acceptance criteria.
  • Worked with business users on a day-to-day basis.
  • Defined overall testing strategy and system test plan for assigned projects.
  • Supervised testing activities utilizing offshore testing resources on several projects at once.
  • Reviewed and analyzed testing strategy and results when other parties perform project testing.
  • Defined automated test requirements and assist in design and implementation of necessary automated test scripts.
  • Applications and platform were built using, Microsoft .NET framework programming including; ASP, VB, ADO, Bugzilla, Java and PVCS Software Change Management, Progress and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Excellent writing skills. Created both technical and non-technical documents. Analyze and design systems from a business perspective (e.g., Not only, "How do I build the system?", but "What is the best solution for the business?").
  • Managed the planning, scheduling, and execution of functional, integration and User acceptance Testing

Environment: MS .NET Framework, ASP, Visual Basic, ADO, Bugzilla, Java, PVCS Software Change Management, SQL Server, Mercury Quality Center

Confidential, St. Louis, MO

QA Project Manager Contractor Stockel Resources

Responsibilities:

  • Ensured Agile methodology compliance and manage resolutions, reporting to management as necessary.
  • Ensured timely and accurate communication with project staff throughout the life cycle of the project.
  • Regularly communicate with senior management regarding status of specific project deliverables.
  • Worked with customers in defining User Acceptance Test (UAT), monitoring the development of test cases, and execution of the test.
  • Responsible for creating detailed design documents, test plans, and implementation plans. Required to lead or participate in design reviews, code reviews, and test results reviews to ensure quality of the product delivered.

Environment: Unix, Oracle

Confidential, St. Louis, MO

Sr. QA/Project Manager Perm

Responsibilities:

  • Implement company wide software quality assurance and change control concepts, practices and procedures, responsible for providing leadership in all activities related to the quality and releasing of software and testing.
  • Lead and direct the work of others, and worked closely with other senior IT leaders in the execution of quality assurance and software change disciplines.
  • Applications and platform were built using, Microsoft .NET framework programming including; ASP, VB, ADO, Bugzilla, Java and PVCS Software Change Management, Progress and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Excellent writing skills. Created both technical and non-technical documents. Analyze and design systems from a business perspective

Environment: Microsoft .NET, ASP, VB, ADO, PRISM, Bugzilla, Java, PVCS Software Change Management, Rational Progress, Microsoft SQL Server

Confidential, St. Louis, MO

Sr. Web Project Manager Contractor Preferred Resources

Responsibilities:

  • Worked with QA teams to be sure all applications were successfully tested.
  • Organized the work of a group of Engineers in a matrix-managed environment.
  • Executed the Project Life Cycle from inception to deployment, including test planning and documentation. Responsible for budgeting and forecasting for projects managed.
  • Acted as a liaison between the Business Units and Engineering technologies to coordinate and manage Software Development Projects.
  • Developed and drove processes to handle prioritization of work across the business.
  • Used Agile and Rational methodologies, specifically writing Use Cases and Context Flow Diagrams.
  • Effectively and aggressively manage projects to accomplish business goals including major web projects for Maritz Incentives, and Research companies. Document project requirements, Formulate and maintain project plans.

Environment: Microsoft .NET, Java SQL Server

Confidential, St. Louis, MO

Lead QA Analyst Contractor

Responsibilities:

  • Participated in and monitor test execution by on and offshore resources for assigned projects.
  • Supervised testing activities utilizing offshore testing resources on several projects at once.
  • Reviewed and analyzed testing strategy and results when other parties perform project testing.
  • Defined automated test requirements and assist in design and implementation of necessary automated test scripts.
  • Managed the planning, scheduling, and execution of functional, integration and regression testing activities to meet environment entrance/exit criteria and release objectives utilizing software development processes and Mercury WinRunner.
  • Worked with Development organizations to ensure sufficient unit, integration, and system testing has been performed prior to QA turnover.
  • Worked with customers in defining User Acceptance Test (UAT), monitoring the development of test cases, and execution of the test.

Environment: Unix, PRISM, Java

Confidential, St. Louis, MO

Sr. Business Analyst Contractor Collabra

Responsibilities:

  • Designed business solutions.
  • Defined and documented detailed design requirements.
  • Identified and resolved issues.
  • Designed data models.
  • Worked with technical resources to ensure accurate translation of specifications into workable application code.
  • Created acceptance test plans and acceptance criteria.
  • Worked with business users on a day-to-day basis.
  • Managed the planning, scheduling, and execution of functional, integration and regression testing activities to meet environment entrance/exit criteria and release objectives utilizing software development processes and Rational Unified Process

Environment: Unix, Oracle

Confidential, St. Louis, MO

Software Quality Assurance Lead Contractor Bradford &Galt

Responsibilities:

  • Recommendations included new processes, procedures and a robust SQA methodology.
  • Technical environment was built upon DB2 and UNIX utilizing several programming languages (I.e. UNIX Scripts, C, C++, COBOL, and SQL).
  • Responsible for doing a lot of hands on at first while training QA team. Assigned as mentor to several less experienced testers within the group.
  • Assigned as QA Trainer to all Data Warehouse managers, developers and testers.
  • Responsible for creating detailed design documents, test plans, and implementation plans. Required to lead or participate in design reviews, code reviews, and test results reviews to ensure quality of the product delivered.

Environment: UNIX Scripts, C, C++, COBOL, SQL, DB2, SQA Methodology, IT Unified Process

Confidential, St. Louis, MO

QA Project Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the maintenance and administrative duties of System testing tools (Testdirector).
  • Manager of telecom UNIX, C, COBOL and Java development teams with responsibility for all development tasks.
  • Managed a team of 7-10 programmers and Team Leaders.
  • Participated in document writing (requirements, impact assessments, and release notes), System testing using automated testing tools (i.e. Winrunner and Testdirector) and design tasks.
  • Trained and guided new employees, and participate in frequent daily sessions with the client.
  • Responsibilities include defining business requirements, developing software solutions that support project needs, managing vendor development, and providing testing support and ongoing technical expertise.
  • Worked with the operations technical teams, applications developers, and customers from various business units.
  • Performed project management tasks including: project initiation, project justification & approval, budgeting and forecasting, project planning and estimating, monitoring progress and status reporting, project tracking & control, issues & risk management, change management and coordinating communications among team members and project stakeholders.

Environment: UNIX, C, COBOL, Java, PRISM, Winrunner, Testdirector

Confidential, Phoenix, AZ

Consultant/Project Lead-First Health Contractor

Responsibilities:

  • Utilized experiences with C, COBOL, DCL and Ingres on a VAX VMS platform to process large amounts of Insurance Claims that come in through the EDI process.
  • Led efforts to migrate all Claims Processing applications over from Ingres to Open Ingres to Oracle.
  • Led efforts for a migration from the mainframe to HP UX. Migration consisted of moving several hundred programs and scripts.
  • Responsible for adhering to budgets for this project, made presentations, prepare timelines, track progress of direct reports and provided status reports to Management.

Environment: SDLC, C, COBOL, DCL, Oracle, VAX VMS, HP UX

Senior Software Engineer

Confidential Contractor

Responsibilities:

  • Utilized experiences with C, COBOL, DCL and Database concepts to bring the system and applications up to Y2K standards.
  • Wrote and updated applications to speed up productivity in the FAB.
  • Performed Workstream related functions to enhance productivity.

Environment: C, COBOL, DCL, Workstream

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Senior Software Engineer/Team Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Managed a group of 25 developers tasked to research and define new wireless practices that could be introduced as new functionality for the existing product.
  • Used experiences in C, COBOL, UNIX and INGRES Database concepts to create Customer Care and billing systems.
  • Used various skills to take several projects through the Software Development life cycle.
  • Performed analysis to add new functionality to product (i.e. Credit Card Billing and CIBER Compliance).

Environment: C, COBOL, UNIX, INGRES

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Lead Programmer/Analysis

Responsibilities:

  • In an industry where banks are merged, used C on DOS and UNIX platforms to convert the purchased bank's accounts to the new format.
  • Wrote programs to process various types of tapes received in various formats.

Environment: C, DOS, UNIX

Confidential, Warner Robins, GA

Software Engineer/Technical Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Provided engineering and technical services on the F-15 Software Development Integration Facility(SDIF) including software support, as directed by specific individual contractor test descriptions.
  • Led database issues to generate the $25 million dollar F-15 AISF development Integrated Parts List(IPL).
  • Led efforts for the ALQ 155 and SI testing. Test was conducted to verify Module-To-Module Interface; Software executor to design; Logic testing; and Software Requirements. Wrote programs using FORTRAN and ADA for execution on HP9000 to translate DICE data to IDRAS format.

Environment: FORTRAN, ADA, HP9000, DICE, IDRAS, VAX VMS, UNIX

Confidential, Sumter, SC

Computer Operator

Responsibilities:

  • Created databases to enhance the accuracy of maintaining Civilian employee's files.
  • Used microcomputers and Commercial software to record, organize and produce information Logs.
  • Developed various applications utilizing programming languages including: Basic, COBOL, FORTRAN and DBASE III.

Environment: Basic, COBOL, FORTRAN, DBASE III

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