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Quality Assurance Sql Server

Location:
Kirkland, Washington, 98033, United States
Posted:
March 08, 2011

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Karen Baker

Kirkland, Washington

abhrmk@r.postjobfree.com

425-***-****

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OBJECTIVE: Quality Assurance/Test Lead or Individual Contributor

Professional Overview

Implementing and performing all levels of the Quality Assurance and Test

phase of the software development life cycle. Including writing

requirements, design documents, test planning, scheduling tasks and

personnel, test plans, test designs and test cases, defect tracking,

automated and manual testing, as well as performing all levels of testing.

I enjoy working in a challenging, results-oriented and rewarding work

environment.

Professional Experience

Quality Assurance Lead Birdstep Technology, Seattle, WA

12/2005 - 11/2008

. Developed the Quality Assurance processes and procedures for three

product lines, which produced higher quality as well as getting the

products to market faster which increased revenue and customer

satisfaction which was gauged by their feedback. These procedures are

still in place today.

. Managed the planning and execution for products which included

creating Test Plans, Test Designs and Test Cases for executing

automated and manual testing.

. Performed White Box (most test scripts were legacy) Grey Box and Black

Box testing. This included Unit, Functional, Integration, System and

User Acceptance testing.

. Products were tested and released on a variety of operating systems

(Linux, UNIX and Windows).

. Accountable for testing schedules, planning, resources and adherence

to requirements for all products.

. Agile methods were executed throughout the software life cycle.

. Test Tools Used: AccuRev for Source Code Control, Microsoft Project,

Defect Tracking and Reporting, Pure Coverage for code coverage,

QuickBuild for iterative and management of releases.

. Languages Developers Used: C, C++

Software Test Engineer Lead Microsoft, Redmond, WA

3/2002 - 4/2004

. Lead group of test engineers and software design engineers in test for

the MSN Shopping test tools group. The Website releases were for the

MSN Shopping and Windows Catalog websites.

. eCommerce Web-based testing (Business to Consumer)

. Assist in researching and resolving customer-reported problems.

. Oversaw test scheduling, planning, resources, documentation and

executed testing for feature areas.

. Testing included Grey Box and Black Box testing. This included

Functional, Integration, System and User Acceptance testing. API

testing was fulfilled through Integration, System and User Acceptance

testing.

. Documentation included creating Test Plans, Test Designs and Test

Cases.

. Coordinated with Program Managers and Developers on a daily basis to

assist in the software design and to ensure the implementation was

usable and testable, which increased quality and saved time to market.

. Directed team members to ensure priorities and timelines were on

schedule.

. Contributed to the overall testing strategies.

. Supervised five STE's and SDET's.

. Agile Management methodologies were implemented throughout the

software life cycle which increased on time releases.

. Test Tools: SQL Server (used to verify back-end data), Visual Source

Safe, Microsoft Project, RAID for defect tracking

. Languages Developers Used: C#, .NET, SQL Server, Visual Source Safe,

Microsoft Project

Quality Assurance Manager I-NETwerks, Tampa, FL

3/2000 - 4/2001

. Developed Quality Assurance department, by putting processes and

procedures in place for every phase of the software life cycle.

. Created Test Plans, Test Designs and Test Cases as well as being

involved in the daily Website testing for various projects.

. eCommerce Web-based testing (Business to Consumer, Business to

Business)

. Testing included Grey Box and Black Box testing. This included

Functional, Integration, System and User Acceptance testing. API

testing was fulfilled through Integration, System and User Acceptance

testing.

. Performed Project and Program Management tasks such as the project

schedules and design documentation as well as testing of the website

projects.

. Agile Management methodologies were implemented throughout the

software life cycle which increased on time releases.

. Mentored two team members and carried out all phases of testing for

multiple website projects.

. Test Tools: SQL Server (used to verify back-end data), Visual Source

Safe, Microsoft Project

. Languages Developers Used: C++, .NET, SQL Server, Visual Source Safe

QA/Test Manager IMRglobal, e-business division, Tampa, FL

5/1998 - 3/2000

. Produced processes and procedures used during the software life cycle

to ensure quality was built into each website project.

. Built and managed the team of up to eight testers by conducting

knowledge transfer of processes, procedures, testing, tool knowledge

as well as directing team in their daily responsibilities and tasks.

. Performed Project and Program Management tasks such as the project

schedules and design documentation as well as testing of the website

projects.

. eCommerce Web-based testing (Business to Consumer, Business to

Business)

. Testing included Grey Box and Black Box testing. This included

Functional, Integration, System and User Acceptance testing. API

testing was fulfilled through Integration, System and User Acceptance

testing.

. Agile Management methodologies were implemented throughout the

software life cycle which increased on time releases.

. Test Tools: SQL Server (used to verify back-end data), Visual Source

Safe, Microsoft Project

. Languages Developers Used: C, SQL Server, Visual Source Safe

Senior QA Analyst

1/1998 to 4/1998

Intermedia Communications Inc., Brandon, FL (contracted with CMC)

. Performed independent QA reviews on multiple projects to ensure

methodology adherence

. Testing included Grey Box and Black Box testing. This included

Functional, Integration, System and User Acceptance testing. API

testing was fulfilled through Integration, System and User Acceptance

testing.

. eCommerce Web-based testing (Business to Consumer, Business to

Business)

. Assisted Project Managers in the preparation of quality plans,

assessment of risk throughout life cycle and determination of project

status relative to completion of deliverables

. Responsible for planning and performing all testing phases required on

projects

QA Manager Paychex, St. Petersburg, FL 4/1997 to

1/1998

. Managed the department in a multi-platform development environment:

Visual FoxPro, UNIX and DOS running on Windows 95. The product was

rewritten into a Client/Server application.

. Assisted gathering requirements and designing the rewrite of a legacy

system to a Client/Server application (Visual FoxPro and SQL Server)

. Testing included Grey Box and Black Box testing. This included

Functional, Integration, System and User Acceptance testing.

. Began to automate testing using Mercury's WinRunner and Test Director

products

Field Data Conversion Analyst 1/1996

to 7/1996

Microsoft, Bellevue, WA (contracted through Excell Data Corporation)

. Team was responsible to convert all Microsoft Domestic Sales Office

data into using one sales application so data would be shared between

the offices and corporate headquarters

. Used SQL Server used to verify back-end data.

Lead Software Test Engineer 3/1995 to

12/1995

Microsoft, Bellevue, WA (contracted through BEST Consulting)

. Worked with Project Management and Development to document product

features and ensure User Interface Standards adherence

. Responsible for test schedules, test plans, test designs and test

cases for multiple projects used internally by Microsoft employees.

. Testing included Grey Box and Black Box testing. This included

Functional, Integration, System and User Acceptance testing.

. Used SQL Server used to verify back-end data.

Senior Software Test Engineer Wall Data Inc., Seattle, WA

10/1993 to 3/1995

. Member of the User Interface Committee, which provided product

architectural direction for the entire SALSA product line

. Lead the User Interface test team in writing, debugging, and

maintaining test scripts using in-house Automated Testing System.

Wrote Microsoft C functions and utilized functions released with

Microsoft Test and the Windows operating system.

Software Test Engineer Microsoft, Redmond, WA 7/1991 to

10/1993

FoxPro Group

. Wrote and executed Test Plans and Test Cases for Microsoft FoxPro.

. In charge of the Beta Support team for the FoxPro Distribution Kit.

Duties included researching and solving client questions received

through CompuServe

Access Group

. Responsible for writing test plans, test specifications, testing

product areas, reviewing product documentation, attending design

reviews and identifying critical issues

Quality Assurance Analyst Microrim, Redmond, WA 5/1989 to

7/1991

. Duties included designing and implementing test plan procedures for

product releases

. Implemented Software Change Review Board to ensure timely response to

defects and enhancement requests

Quality Assurance Engineer FLEXLink Intl. Inc., Renton, WA

8/1987 to 5/1989

. Tested products which included multi-platform file transfer, tape

archiving, DBMS file access, and data access

. Testing was conducted on a multi-platform system using an INTEL

communication link

. Systems included IBM MVS, IBM VM, DEC VMS, and Sun workstations

Education

Bachelor of Science, Central Michigan University, Computer Science Major,

Mathematics Minor

Professional Training

Web/E-Business Testing, Software Quality Engineering (SQE)

Systematic Software Testing and Test Management, Software Quality

Engineering (SQE)

Summit D Methodology Training (Coopers & Lybrand, Inc.)



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