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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Posted:
January 23, 2018

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Tarus Young CSTE, CSM

Quality Assurance Expert

Professional Summary: 20 years of experience provided testing for Technology Solution Development and Integration across the SDLC including requirements, functional specs, design, custom development, integration, testing, and deployment.

Subject Matter expert on the following services:

• QA manager, SDLC coach, agile coach • Application Management Services • Data Center conversion and migrations • System Infrastructure conversion and migrations • Defect resolution and management • Risk Management • Building Manual and Automated Testing Frameworks • Oracle Package Technologies • Systems Integration • Technology Strategy & Architecture Testing • 3 Tire Infrastructure Migration Software Testing Expert

EDUCATION

DeVry Institute of Technology

Electronic Engineering Technology

EXPERIENCE:

NetSpend (TSYS) March 2017 to Present QA Test Lead Agile (Kanban - Lean) approach

Technology Used: (SQL, MySQL, Oracle 11i, Linux, Postman (API) tools, SoaprUI AWS Amazon Datacenter managing tool, AS400 Mainframe, Loggly (log files management), Splunk log tools SOAPUI/RESTful, Postman. Eclipse Java-JDK GitHub (data repositories), Jenkins for CI and (Configuration Management tool), Jira (Agile Lifecycle Management tool,), LINX servers Webservers, Microserves, JSON.

Job duties: Responsibilities (included but not limited to) • Reviewed and insure that written and maintain automated tests for APIs • Research and develop automated tools to test APIs • I had ownership of the overall health and quality of the team’s system • Lead the effort to deploy code in test and production environments • Work with developers and testers across teams to evaluate the automated testing of APIs • Lead and manage the quality analysis tasks cross QA teams.

Manheim Cox December 2015 to March 2017 QA Test Lead /Architect Agile (Kanban - Lean) approach

Technology Used: (SQL, MySQL, Oracle 11i, Linux, Postman (API) tools, AWS Amazon Datacenter managing tool, AS400 Mainframe, Loggly (log files management), SOAPUI/RESTful, Postman, Cucumber/Gerkan, Selenium automation tools stack (TestNG. SeleniumWebdrives Frameworks data driven, keyword modules), Selenium Web drives, Selenium Maven for reporting. Eclipse Java-JDK GitHub (data repositories), Jenkins for CI and (Configuration Management tool), TIBCO, Version One (Agile Lifecycle Management tool,), Apache Webservers, iOS, Android, Exlier, Ruby-Rails, and Java, TIBCO, JSON.

Job duties: Responsibilities (included but not limited to) • Reviewed and insure that written and maintain automated tests for APIs • Research and develop automated tools to test APIs • I had ownership of the overall health and quality of the team’s system • Lead the effort to deploy code in test and production environments • Work with developers and testers across teams to evaluate the automated testing of APIs • Lead and manage the quality analysis tasks cross QA teams. • Managed QA resource for internal and external customers’ and their issues when integrating with APIs

Automatic Data Processing (ADP) June 2014 to December 2015 QA Test Lead (Consultant) Agile (Scrum) approach

Technology Used: (SQL, Oracle 11i, Windows XP, ALM 11.0, Rally (Agile Lifecycle Management tool,)

Job duties • Coach and mentor 5 QA resource on working knowledge of relational databases, • Established clear guidance to all QA resources on creating and executing test cases • Created and submit to all team and management daily test status and defect reports • Assigned and allocated resources to test people soft programs, executed created and ran SQR’s • Created testing schedules, per sprint and for overall testing efforts… • Lead the testing efforts to test the health benefits packages and IRS regulations codes • Lead the testing efforts for Affordable Care Act code changes to the application • Designed tests that will ensure the release's goals are met prior to final deployment • Documented defects or discrepancies in detail in Rally/ALM • Communicate test status to the Senior QA Manager to promote effective critical path decisions for the release • Created advanced SQL statements to query tables to retrieve test data • FTP files from UNIX server to server to test cron jobs, pdf’s, tar, jar

General Motors (GM) February 2013 to March 2014 Scrum Master/ QA Test Manager Agile (Scrum) approach

Technology Used: (SQL server, Apache Web servers, e-commerce solution, Oracle 10G Windows XP, SOAPUI, QuickTestPro along with Selenium, ALM 11.0, VB Script, Rally (Agile Lifecycle Management tool, web page language, (HTML. XML, SOAP)

Job duties • Facilitated the QA teams progress for the Vendor to GM migration infrastructure migration project which consisted of testing the database, server, app server, .NET application to ensure the migration from the vendors data center to the GM data center is successful • Lead the team’s efforts in continuous improvement • Created testing schedules for each testing efforts • Enforced the rules of the Safe Agile and Development Team Scrum process • Helps eliminate obstacles to the adoption of enterprise Technical Practices - adhering to SAFe’s - Six Agile Software Engineering Practices for Achieving High Quality Code – agile architecture, continuous integration, test-first, refactoring, pair work and collective ownership • Lead the team to stay focused on Business and Sprint Goals • Identifies and tracks cross-team dependencies • Eliminates impediments by actively addressing issues with other scrum teams so that the team can stay focused on achieving the objectives of the iteration. • Coordinate with other Scrum Masters, the Systems Team and shared resources in the Agile Release Train (ART) Release Planning meetings. • Facilitates preparation and readiness for Sprint and PSI Planning meetings • Work with other Scrum Masters, the Systems Team and shared resources throughout each Sprint and PSI • Uses normalized estimating to help the program estimate larger features and EPICs • Assisted the Product Owner in preparing for various planning, backlog refinement meetings and other requested activities • Keep track of the backlog to assist the Product Owner in aligning User Stories with Features / Business Objectives • Coordinate teams operating under architectural and portfolio governance, system level integration and System Demos • Participate in the Scrum of Scrums and coordinates with other Scrum Masters as necessary • Escalated impediments and risks to the RTE that cannot be resolved at the team level • Facilitated team collaboration with System Architect to ensure high quality technical delivery

• Facilitated team collaboration with other QA Manager to drive testing strategies, testing automation and overall quality process improvement • Supported User Acceptance Testing Process • Works with Product Management and Product Owner to help assure strategy and execution alignment

Ernst & Young (Contract) April 2012 to February 2013 Quality Assurance Test Engineer Lead (SME) Agile (Scrum) approach

Technology Used: (ASP.net framework, SQL server, Apache Web servers, e-commerce solution, HP Performance Center, Oracle, MySQL, 10G, JBoss, JSON, Windows XP, SOAPUI, Quick Test Professional 10.0, ALM 11.0, VB Script, Rally (Agile Lifecycle Management tool, web page language, (HTML. XML, SOAP), (30% automation, 80% manual, Design Test Strategy, Test Plans, Test Cases)

Job Duties: • Managed all functional testing activities including Release/Iteration planning • Review and convert User Stories and system requirements into positive, negative test cases and / or scripts. • Managed 7 QA testers on and off shore on manual/automated test cases, reports, and defect tracking, setting up triage, and defect resolution • Conduct tests and analyzed results to ensure software meet or exceeded specified standards and/or client requirements. • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with other IT Services, IT Solutions functions and customers to expedite delivery of IT solutions. • Adhered to QA and test processes supporting global QA testing activities • Supported Team Lead in upward stakeholder management and day-to-day management of the QA & Test organization. • Responsible for QA delivery of Cases, Scripts, Results. • Worked closely with offshore employees and 3rd party vendors to deliver projects to time, cost and quality requirements. • Performed demos and orientation for each completed project at the end of the sprint

SunTrust (Contract) July 2011 to April 2012 Quality Assurance Lead Subject Matter Expert (SME) Utilizing the Hybrid Agile (Scrum) approach

Technology Used: (Oracle 11i,Windows XP, and HP Application Lifecycle Manager (ALM 11.0), 50% manual, 50% automation, Design and create Center of Excellence for Test Strategy/ Test Plans for all the QA/Mobile Testing efforts)(Perfecto Mobile Sprinter, Mobile Cloud Add-in (Perfecto Mobile) QTP, Sunset, CA / iTKO Virtualization), iOS & Android

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities: • The Lead Test Manager Engineer for SunTrust Mobile Testing • Created and implemented COE (Center of Excellence) test plan to be the standard testing effort for all mobile projects for SunTrust • Created templates for Test Strategy, Test Plan, Test Case, Defect Report, Periodic and End of Project Reports. Created examples and instructions to accompany each template • Created quality compliance as the QA acceptance criteria for all projects • Review and update existing documentation and create and maintain new documentation for all functional areas of the software. Develop and deploy documentation standards • Contributed to Issue & Risk Management • Participate in Change Control estimation and impact analysis

• Participates with the project across the Full Project Lifecycle • Conducts ongoing test team meetings • Manages Project Exceptions as needed • Analyze, estimate and document the impact of change controls • Implemented and administered new tools (HP QC, HP QTP, HP PC) within the Branch. Performed demos and orientation for projects moving on to the tools.

Verizon Wireless October 2010 July 2011 Test Engineer Manager Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Utilizing the Agile (Scrum) approach Technology Used: (Oracle 11i, Windows XP, and Quality Center 11.0, VB 100% manual, 100% Backend White box Testing, Design Test Strategy, Test Plans, Test Cases)

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities: • Reported to the Senior Director of Verizon, Managed the QA Engineer for Verizon Wireless Usage and Billing Team • Inherited three disparate cross-functional teams and through team-building, cross-training, and skills building, created a single team of professional testers • Created testing schedules and allocated testing resource per project • In conjunctions with the Development Manager & BA Managers, reviewed, refined, and implemented changes to the Software Development Life Cycle practices to improve quality and timeliness • Built a new QA department from the ground up, including the hiring of staff, development of processes and procedures, and implementing testing methodologies in QA and Development. • Introduced and expanded the use of test management and test execution tools to improve tester efficiency, reliability, and repeatability • Lead, Coordinated and participated in requirements reviews, software code reviews, configuration and change control, and Go/No-Go decisions, • Created and lead the test planning creation efforts. • Schedule and execute to test documentation; and understand, apply and recommend improvements to the current software test methodologies and processes. • Analyzed business requirements by identifying business critical areas and define test strategy that validates the system architecture • Generated test data, develop and execute test plans for white box functional testing • Ensuring all processes and deliverables are in place • Assisted in data mapping for integration between systems • Participate in formal user acceptance testing to expedite any technical issues

LEXIS NEXIS Consultant (Contract) March 2009 September 2010 Lead Design Test Engineer Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Scrum Master Technology Used: (ASP.net framework, SQL server, Apache Web servers, e-commerce solution, HP Performance Center, Oracle, Data warehousing ETL technology, DB2, VSAM, MySql, 10G, Oracle Forms, AS400/zOS Legacy Mainframes, Cobol, CICS, Windows XP, Quick Test Professional 10.0, Quality Center 11.0, VB Script, Rally (Agile Lifecycle Management tool, web page language, (HTML. XML), Credit card application, Insurance applications, ECommerce application (20% automation, 80% manual, Design Test Strategy, Test Plans, Test Cases, Automated

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:

• Managed QA resources and organized, coached, managed a large team of Developers, BA, QA resources to perform migration efforts from Legacy Mainframes to .net web applications, for The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for the state of Georgia • Managed QA resources to develop, maintain, and execute test scripts with HP Quality Center. • Assisted in developing test cases in a Scrum environment using User Stories as the business and technical documents • Created complex SQL queries to be used to get test data for the QA team • Managed the effort for completed data request and store data required for testing. • Managed the efforts and QA resources for data verification, data quality and able to load the data using the (ETL technology) from one database to a XML formatted sheet, to another database and the application for verification • Created test strategies and test plan, for projects testing approached. • Key member of scrum team to setup process and procedures for code delivering. • Designed test plans, test scenarios, test scripts and test cases. • Managed the QA testing team to test individual or standalone system modifications, to prepare for complete implementation of the whole system. • Developed testing programs that addressed database impacts, software scenarios, and system infrastructure and application usability. • Documented software defects using a bug tracking system, and report defects to software developers. • Led defect meeting, and a key member of the risk analyst team. • Develop and maintain regression tests and functions libraries • I provide leadership, technical guidance, and mentoring to others in areas of acquired expertise.

McKesson Corp. Consultant (Contract) February 2008 March 2009 Lead Design Test Engineer Subject Matter Expert (SME) Scrum Master Utilizing the Agile (Scrum) approach

Technology Used: (ASP.net framework, ORM frame aeo, e02, SQL server, Apache Web servers, performance JMeter monitoring tool, SOA architect environment, Data warehousing ETL technology, SOA modules, Oracle, 10G,Mysql, Oracle Forms, Windows XP, Citrix, Quick Test Professional 10.0, Quality Center 11.0, VB Script, Rally (Agile Lifecycle Management tool) Web page language, (HTML. XML),Protocols (FTP, SOAP, HTTP) Healthcare applications (40% automation, 60% manual, Design Test Strategy, Test Plans, Test Cases, Automated

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities: • To Improve application quality through increasing test coverage and detecting software defects while maintaining the applications "speed to market". • Develop, maintain, and execute test scripts with HP Quality Center. • Key member of scrum team to setup process and procedures for code delivering. • Created complex SQL queries to be used to get test data for the QA team • Completed data request and store data required for testing. • System Integration testing using the (ETL technology) for data verification and exaction (SOA) environments, for paring and data passes from one environment to a foreign database. • Test and verify data migration from one database to another to ensure data quality, behavior and accuracy. • Developed testing programs that addresses areas such as Database impacts, software scenarios, and system infrastructure and application usability. • Analyzed application requirements and designs to run manual test cases, for business scenarios in order to design, create, and execute automation test scripts within an automation test tool. • Regression testing specific for modules and functions within the application.

Quintiles Transnational Corp September 2005 to January 2008 Lead Design Test Engineer Subject Matter Expert (SME) Utilizing the Agile (Scrum) approach

Technology Used: (ASP.net framework, C++, J2EE, SQL server, Oracle 8i MySQL, 10G, Windows XP, Citrix, HL7 2.3.1, Quick Test Professional, Quality Center, Load Runner, VB Script,, Visual Studio Team System (VSTS), Data warehousing ETL technology, Web page language,(HTML. XML), Protocols (FTP, SOAP, HTTP) Healthcare applications (40% automation, 60% manual, Design Test Strategy, Test Plans, Test Cases, Automated Test scripts, UNIX scripting (.ksh)

Job Duties • Lead test engineer testing the Oracle migration from Oracle 8i to 10g. • Responsibilities include but not limited to testing the application server(s), AIX server box to Solaris server box for computability testing for the upgraded database. (White Box Testing) Protocol testing of the files (FTP) to ensure data continued to be able to be created from the application passed to the newly 10g. The files that were created by the data gets FTP’d from server (A) and transferred to server (B) with the correct results. The end user able to view the new data in the application from HTML page vie HTTP • Troubleshot using logfiles, SQLnavigator to view the pkg.body and un-compiled triggers and procedures. (White box testing) • Lead test engineer testing the network printers, I set up users, firewall testing allowing certain users with privileges the ability to print confidential documents that converts Payload data that was created in VMS to XML files in a XSLT format utilizing SOAP, FTP protocols passes information from the database to Web logic Oracle listener (WLI) and DRSS Renderx rendering tool. • Data verification using the (ETL approach, process) from one database 8i to another database 10g, to test the migration and data conversion. • Lead Test engineer created and test new database instances for the QA environment • Lead Test engineer for migrating Test Director 7.5 to Quality Center project 9.0 • QC 9.0 Administrator, my role consists of adding users to QC 9.0 (QA, Developers, Project Managers, BA’s) with certain privileges; create project names for each new testing project and the liaison between HP rep and our company for any QC issues. • Administrated application testing using web logic (listener) interfacing with 10G Oracle databases • Designed test for HL7_UTIL medical software to test medical applications • Created automated test scripts using HP (QTP) quick test pro to validate the application.

Cingular Wireless Consultant (Contract) May 2002 to September 2005 QA Principal/Lead QA Engineer utilizing the waterfall approach

Technology Used: (Microsoft.net framework, Oracle 9i, Windows XP, Quick Test Professional, Quality Center, AS400 mainframe, zOS, Rumbas, Enabler, Tuxedo (Amdocs) Billing, Systems, SOA development, SOA systems, Web page language (XML), Protocols (HTTP, TCP/IP) Billing system applications (60% automation, 40% manual, Design Test Plans, Test Cases, Created complex queries for test data request

Job Duties

• Organized testing structure for end to end testing, and creates test approach and test strategy for enterprise testing of Cingular Wireless billing application front and back end • Created test plans for GUI interfacing test which includes developing and executing test cases using both business requirements and technical docs, setting up testing guide lines, time estimates and scheduling test tasks. Prepared and presents briefings to senior management officials on testing issues, version control, bugs and scheduling • Administered Mercury’s Suite Develop and executes software test plans using Mercury QuickTest Professional/Win Runner 8.0

• Provided backend test data from the AS400 mainframe, MS.NET framework in conjunctions with MS Access and Oracle database using complex SQL queries • Manipulated UNIX scripts to test the App server, and run Cron jobs, created .dat, .jar, .tar files for test data • FTP files to different QA UNIX server boxes for testing (testing Configurations) • Setup passwords for QA engineers in the etc./host directory on the UNIX test boxes



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