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Project Manager Engineer

Location:
Stilwell, Kansas, 66085, United States
Posted:
May 27, 2010

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Stilwell, KS 66085 Cell: 913-***-****

*********@**.**.*** www.linkedin.com/in/davidriedesel

SUMMARY

Software/Test Engineer with a unique background combining the technical

aspects of software engineering, test engineering, project management

experience and a strong work ethic. Experienced in taking projects from

concept to implementation on time, and within budget. Skilled in all areas

of data analysis, data mining, data manipulation, testing, billing systems,

customer records management, and telecommunications knowledge.

QUALIFICATIONS

Over 12 years in telecommunications with thorough and varied IT experience

in:

Cobol CRB Software Engineering Test Engineering

Project Lead for Product Development Data Analyst Lead for Data Team

Project Management Quality Assurance/Quality Center

Six Sigma principles incorporation Liaison between vendors and company

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

EMBARQ/CENTURYLINK (CONSULTANT)

2009 to 2009

Overland Park, Kansas

Software Quality Analyst

Performed in a software quality testing role in CRB utilizing Quality

Center, OnDemand, TSO, COBOL, DB2, FileAid, and various other tools, to

adequately test all projects being implemented during the transitional

period.

. Responsible for building test cases from requirements and entering them

into Quality Center for tracking purposes during testing window.

. Built test plans and coordinated with operations to insure no conflict

existed among other test groups.

. Reported and followed up on defects during testing using Quality Center

by giving the best description possible to enable a quick resolution and

turnaround from the offshore development team.

. Tested "Tar Code" project which was a joint effort between Embarq and

CenturyTel to convert the tax district codes used by each company into a

new common set of codes provided by a 3rd party vendor (GeoTax).

SPRINT/NEXTEL 1997 to 2009

Overland Park, Kansas

Software Engineer

Software Engineer that performed all phases of projects in the Product

Development department of CRB in the Sprint local phone division utilizing

COBOL, IMS, JCL, Expeditor, DB2, as well as Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS,

POWERPOINT, PROJECT, and VISIO.

. Performed all steps in software development life cycle as COBOL

programmer on new projects as well as maintenance programming on

production defects.

. Met with all impacted parties during all projects to insure no conflicts

existed with the changes being proposed.

. Researched projects and submitted an LOE (level of effort) for estimating

costs of projects before they could be approved.

. Performed unit, regression, and user acceptance testing on all new

projects and maintenance work before submitting changes to operations for

system and integrated testing phases.

. Served on rotational on-call team to answer all pages when defects caused

a problem in production that had no work-around.

. Served as project manager on all small to medium sized projects meeting

every deadline and staying under budget on all projects assigned to me.

. Increased subscribers by two million by leading a product development

team through all phases of a "millennium bill" project, from concept to

implementation, on schedule and within the budget provided. This

increased the readability of the bill and clarified all charges.

. Saved the company millions of dollars and many potential service

disruptions by leading a maintenance team to convert all occurrences of

date related code to various Y2K solutions.

. Lead a team of developers through the Line Number Portability project

which allowed Sprint to take in customers from other local phone

companies and keep their existing telephone numbers intact. This enhanced

the prospect of gaining subscribers since surveys showed that keeping

your phone number was a priority among many telephone customers.

Test Engineer QA/QC

Data Analyst Lead/Project Manager for Data Management team supervising the

use of Oracle, SQL, PL/SQL, TOAD, WinRunner, UNIX, Quality Center,

OnDemand, WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS, POWERPOINT, PROJECT, and VISIO to perform

all data mining, data loading, and test data support throughout the

lifecycle of IT releases.

. Utilized TOAD (Tool for Oracle Application Developers) with SQL and

PL/SQL for data mining and data manipulation in order for test data to

fit certain requirements and scenarios in the testing environment.

. As release lead utilized Microsoft Project to track responsibilities and

deadlines of data team during build of testing environments.

. Collected requirements from all testing teams across the enterprise and

worked with resources from these applications to insure requirements were

understood and limits of the testing environment were not exceeded.

. Built a process to automate 80% of the data mining task by loading all

requirements to a local table and running a script that would query

against the data warehouse for the data needed.

EDUCATION

KANSAS CITY KANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Kansas City, KS

AA degree in Data Processing

Magna Cum Laude, Presidents Honor Roll, Dean's Honor Roll

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, Kansas City, MO

Certificate in Managing Projects for Sprint

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY, Villanova, PA

Certificate in Six Sigma Green Belt

DMAIC, Process Mapping, Root Cause Analysis, 7M Tools, Control

Charts, Matrix Diagrams, Process Capability, Box and Whisker

Certificate in Six Sigma Lean

Waste Walks, Hoshin Planning, Value Stream Processing, Poka-

Yoke

SPRINT ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS (EDP) CERTIFICATIONS:

Application Deployment Analyst - Staffing Plan, Production Migration,

Pegasys

Application Design Analyst - DOORS, Rational Rose, Corporate Modeler

Application Developer - Resource Assignment, Change Management

Application Test Analyst - Quality Center, Application Test Plan

Configuration Management Analyst - Software Configuration Management

Integration Test Analyst - Project Contract Worksheet, Outsourcing Supplier

Contract

IT Deployment Manager - Prod Support Turnover, Distributed/Mainframe Imp

IT Project Manager - All modules from other roles plus Ongoing IT PM

Activities

LOE Provider - LOE entry, Requesting Roles, Project Planning, FRM, SRM

SPRINT COMPANY SPONSORED TRAINING:

Pegasys, Crystal Reports, Xpeditor TSO, DB2, UNIX, UNIX/Linux Shell

Programming, SAS Using JMP, SQL Programming/Database Queries, COBOL 3



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