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Quality Assurance Manager

Location:
Hamilton Township, New Jersey, 08330, United States
Posted:
January 18, 2018

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Overview:

Twenty plus years focused hands-on and management experience in Quality Assurance, System Testing and Process Improvements. Dedicated to best practice Quality Methodologies such as, Capability Maturity Model (CMM) and International Standards Organization (ISO). Comfortable in large corporations with huge data systems, as well as, small start-up businesses with tight monetary constraints. Possess a solid understanding of business applications, systematic process, regulatory requirements. Have obtained Secret Clearance and Certified Public Trust. Other areas of expertise include: Project Management, Client Relations, Risk Management, and Configuration Management, and the complete Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

Profession Skills:

Include analytical, technical and managerial skills. Projects are approached in a systematic and pro-active manner, supported by communication, documentation, accountability. Excellent at problem solving and risk analysis. Experienced with regulatory and security requirements. Dedicated to the success of every task. Ability to learn on the short curve with extra effort towards independent research. Honest and reliable.

Activity Detail:

Business Analyst: Interface with business; Identify and document business and system requirements; Manage changes, reviews and version control; Validate requirements. Support User Acceptance activities.

Configuration Management: Environment verification, Change Management, Release\ Build \Version Control, CM Audits, CICM

Documentation: Create Test Plans, including Overview, Approach, Strategy, Scope, Coverage, Assumptions, Limitations, Risks, Resources, Responsibilities, and Schedules; Procedures for Managing Defects, Changes, Releases, Test Execution, Reviews, Audits and Acceptance. Final Reports and Certifications include completed activities, exceptions, and approval signatures.

Interface: Internal /external Business, Development, Release Manager, Users, Customer, Client, and Vendor including off shore test team. Facilitate and participate in project meetings.

Test Lead: Create and document Test Plans, Final Reports, Procedures and Desk Steps; Review Requirements; Create Traceability Matrices; Identify, and report issues and defects; Report status. Audit test results. Manage and train testers; Attend project/ defect/ scrum meetings. Testers on/ off shore.

Management: Manage, support and organize Test and Quality projects. Forecast, budget and schedule resources. Manage, resolve and report project issues and risks. Provide status and measurement metrics, audit processes, identify areas for improvement, report to upper management. Hire team. Complete HR activities.

System Testing: User Acceptance (UAT), Functional, Integration, End to End, Regression, Release, Smoke, Defect, Ad-hoc, Beta, Exploratory, White/ Grey/ Black Box, Waterfall and Agile style.

Test: Create, review and execute test scenarios/scripts/cases (manual / automated). Define, identify, and create test data.

Applications, Methodologies, Environments, Tools:

Applications – Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Food and Drug Administration, Telecommunications, eBusiness, eCommerce, and Legacy Systems

Industries - Accounting, Banking, Billing, Call Center, Construction, Finance, Health Care, Hospitality, Insurance (Health and Auto), Information, Manufacturing, Marketing, Military, Pharmaceutical Safety Program, Retail, Stock Market, Tactical, and Travel Industries.

Methodologies – CMM, ISO, QAI, SOX, Risk Analysis, SQA, Waterfall, Agile, Pairwise, SDLC

Environments – Native Mobile (Android and iOS), Web, Windows, .net, Java, Client Server, Middleware, XML, Mainframe, ETL, Crystal Reports, Webfocus Reports, TSYS

Tools – SQL, HP ALM Quality Center, QTP, Helix ALM, Genymotion, pCloudy, MS Test Manager, Web Content Management (WCM), WinRunner, SoapUI, Rational, PVCS Tracker, Jira, Beyond Compare, Test Expert, Microsoft Office - PowerPoint/ Project/ Visio/ Access, SharePoint, InfoPath, CA7, Control M, TSO, File AID, JCL, Toad, Trello,

Languages - Cobol, Focus, Business Basic, HTML, WinRunner TSL

Professional Experience

Enclara Pharmacia, Philadelphia, PA. 2013/November-2017/November

Enclara Pharmacia serves hospice providers nationwide through multiple, scalable models to fit hospice/ patient needs, including direct-to-patient mail order and local pharmacy access.

Quality Assurance Test Lead/ Manager – Contractor thru - LoginSoft Inc. then hired as employee

Manage testing activities for the proprietary native Mobile (iOS and Android), Windows and Web applications, supporting call center, hospice and patient management, and pharmacy distribution.

oImplement a quality testing process

oCreate Test Strategy, Test Scenarios, Risk Reports and Daily Status Reports

oManage remote teams, including off shore

oProvide project and department metrics to IT and Business Intelligence

Tasks include Management, Test Lead, Business Analyst, Documentation, and Interface activities.

Position requires the solid ability to balance multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with a structured timeline for deliverables.

Barclay USCard, Wilmington, DE. 2013/January–2013/November

Universal Bank with operations in retail, wholesale and investment banking, as well as wealth management, mortgage lending and credit cards.

Quality Assurance Analyst – Contractor thru - SESC Inc.

Manage testing for Legal & Compliance department for application and infrastructure technologies.

oCreate Test Strategy, Test Scenarios, Risk Reports and Daily Test Execution Reports

oManage Test resources and schedules

oTest Lead for on/off shore test team

oParticipate in projects from Kickoff to Project Close

oProjects include interface and testing TSYS transactions

Manage Credit Card development for Billing and online Credit Services

oRelease testing to the member website and IVR system

oRelease testing for Account Management, including website and external feeds.

oConfirm regulatory updates.

Tasks include Management, Test Lead, Interface, and Documentation activities.

Position required ability to work independently and proactively solve problems

Transportation Security Administration, Egg Harbor Township, NJ. 2011/October–2012/November

US Department of Homeland Security that exercises authority over the safety and security of the traveling public in the United States.

Quality Assurance Analyst, Contractor - thru ATS Inc.

Testing new development and application upgrades for Web, Windows, iPhone and Crystal Reports.

oCreate and Execute Tests for System and UAT – Manual and Automated Tests

Tasks include Test Lead, Documentation and Interface activities.

Position requires the ability to obtain Client Public Trust Certification

Macquarie Financial Group, Philadelphia, PA. 2011/February–July & 2010/May–December

Global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services

Quality/Configuration Lead, Contractor - thru Ciber Inc.

Migration of existing applications and feeds to newly installed infrastructure

oIdentify users, applications, feeds, dependencies (internal /external) for department

oItemize all the resources required for the transfer to new infrastructure

oManage Desktop Profile and Application Packaging requirements

oCoordinate and schedule resources

oCoordinate and lead UAT process and business testers for each phase of the move.

oInterface with the Users to communicate expectations, schedules and resolve issues.

Manage Banking and Financial Services development projects

oReconfigure physical Credit Cards

o Updates to Billing Processing and Online Customer Credit Card Payment Center

oConfirm regulatory requirements and regulatory notifications.

Tasks include Business Analysis, CM, Test Lead, Management, and Interface activities.

Position required ability to work independently and proactively solve problems

Shire Pharmaceutical, Philadelphia, PA. 2010/December – 2011/February

Leading specialty biopharmaceutical company.

Quality Manager, Consultant - thru Insight Global

Recruited to manage the testing of a project that had missed the deadline, run out of money, and was floundering in chaos

oSet up a systematic test process providing, repeatable steps, documentation, traceability, quality reviews, and status reporting.

o New development of internal Content Material Management application enabling search, status reporting, tracking of jobs from market through review, approval, distribution and retirement.

Tasks include Management, Test Lead, and Interface activities.

21st Century Insurance, Wilmington, DE. 2009/December – 2010/April

Provider of Insurance Nationwide for Auto, Life, Homeowner, and specialty niche.

Quality Assurance Analyst, Contractor - thru Sapphire

Testing for new development of web application for public and internal user access.

oCreated Manual Test Scripts for Page Validation, Rules Engine, and Web Content mapping

oIdentified complex data configurations for automated and manual testing

oData specifications determined by the individual State industry rules; customer profile and background; Vehicle safety features, and Insurer applied discounts.

Tasks include Management, Test Lead, Documentation and Interface activities.

Testing includes Software Specification Tests, Regression, and Defect.

Independence Blue Cross, Philadelphia, PA. May/2007 – December/2009

Pennsylvania Regional Health Insurer including Managed Care, Traditional Indemnity, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Quality Assurance Manager, Contractor - thru PSCI

Test Coordinator for Hipaa Programs Framework

oPMO activities for Testing portion of project, interfacing with PMO, Business and Development managers.

oParticipate in Transfer of QA and Test Knowledge to Project Managers

Lead the Functional and User Acceptance Testing for Enrollment, eBusiness, and Back Office Projects

oOrganize and manage projects in Quality Center

oBusiness Projects include Member Services, Benefit Focus, ID Card, Future Scripts, PCS

Tasks include Management, Test Lead, Documentation and Interface activities

Testing includes UAT, Functional, End to End, Regression, Smoke, Defect, Ad-hoc, Exploratory.

Transportation Security Laboratory, Pomona, NJ. November/2005 – May/2007

Engineering Office, Quality Assurance (QA) Office and Configuration Management (CM) Life Cycle Support for Transportation Security Agency (TSA) Electronic Screening Devices.

Quality Assurance Analyst, Contractor – thru DSCI

Lifecycle QA Contract Product Support

oConducted Internal Audits for Quality Office, Configuration Management of Electronic Screening Devices, the Testing Facility and the Laboratory Explosive Handling Unit.

oSupported the ISO Surveillance and Re-Certification Audits.

oInitiated and Created the Process Improvements and Customer Feedback procedures and forms in order to fulfill the ISO Surveillance Audit requirements

Lifecycle CM Contract Product Support

oEvaluated, reconciled and processed Change Notices for R&D, Production and Acquisition Configuration Baselines for Electronic Screening Devices.

oAssisted in Certification Configuration Audits in preparation for Acquisitions

System Engineering Branch Support

oImplemented Configuration Management for the plethora of existing engineering documents

oImplemented ISO standard methodology by documenting processes.

Tasks include Configuration, Management and Interface activities

Obtained required Secret Security Clearance

Gigamoto Technology Partners, Conshohocken, PA. November/2004 to November/2005

Start-up Independent Software Firm developing a Pharmaceutical Safety Program application; FDA mandated and regulated; sponsored by a Product Manufacturer Group; for public, members and industry users.

Quality Assurance Manager, Consultant - Independent

Implemented the Quality Assurance Software Testing Department and Procedures

Managed the Project Testing from requirements definitions through validation of multiple releases for the Client Server Web and IVR applications for public, member, and industry users.

Responsibilities included implementing Quality Practices, and Project Planning and implementation.

Tasks included Management, Business Analyst, Test Lead, Documentation and Interface activities

System testing included UAT, Functional, Regression, Release, Smoke, Adhoc.

MBNA, Newark DE. September/2003 – October/2004

Major Financial Services and Credit Card Company

Quality Assurance Analyst, Contractor - thru Sharp Decisions

Supported test effort for customer satisfaction Web and Window Applications for Customer Account, Credit Card and Call Center Activities.

Tasks included Business Analyst, Test Lead and Interface activities.

Testing included UAT, Integration, Regression, Smoke, Defect.

Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL. May/2002 – August/2003

Largest Entertainment Complex Worldwide

Quality Assurance Analyst, Contractor - thru Renaissance

Lead for testing the development of large reservation system and new client middleware server to interface with long standing Legacy Systems and nationally sponsored reservation systems for hotel, air, and car. Also the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System

Tasks included Test Lead, Documentation and Interface activities.

Testing included UAT, Functional, Regression, Release, Smoke, Defect

Other Professional Experience 1984-2002

Business Analyst, Compliance Auditor, Computer Operations, Configuration Mgmt, Data Processing, Team Manager, Production Support, Risk Analysis, Software Development, System/ Functional and User Testing, Technical Support Analyst, Technical Writer, User / Customer Support

Other Professional Clients and Employers 1984-2002

AAA, Accu-Sort Inc., ADP, AT&T, Bluebird Systems, MTS Vektronics, CALarsen Construction, Logicon/4GT, Frazier Farms, Imperial Airlines, Point Direx LLC, Research Institute of America, USA Department of Defense (DoD) and Marine Corps (USMC)

Education

CICM, Certified International Configuration Manager, 2005

Quality Assurance Institute (QAI), Orlando, FL, Independent Study, 1999

National University, San Diego, CA, BS credits in Computer Science, 1986

Palomar College, San Marcos, CA, AA degree in Computer Information Systems, 1984



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