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Air Force Engineer

Temple Hills, Maryland, United States
January 29, 2018

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Darius F. Hicks

**** ******* ****. ■ Camp Springs, MD 20746 ■ 301-***-**** ■


Experience in Manual Testing of Cyber Security Network Products. Knowledgeable in Object Oriented Programming. Looking for an Opportunity with a Leading Innovative Technology Company Producing Quality Products. TECHNICAL SKILLS AND TRAINING:

Certifications: C ompTIA Network+

Professional Training: Advanced Course in Engineering: Cyber Security Boot Camp

Programming Languages: J ava, C++, Python, HTML, PHP, SQL, JavaScript

Operating Systems: W indows, Linux, Unix, Ubuntu

Software Products: F oreScout, BeyondTrust BeyondInsight, McAfee ePO, Splunk, JIRA KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

Quality Assurance

Detail Oriented

Software Developer

Agile Development Critical Thinker Quick Learner

Time Management Front End Testing Communication Skills

Performance under Pressure Team Player Problem Solver WORK EXPERIENCE:

ManTech International Corporation

Sept 2016 – Present Reston, VA C NO Test Engineer/QA-IT Security Product Test Engineer

Validate and verify software requirements for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program Management Office through integration, functional, usability, performance, security, operational, and regression testing. Develop, maintain and execute test plans and procedures to test for proper integration of Continuous Monitoring As A Service (CMaaS) system with DHS Federal and Component-level CDM Dashboards. Perform and document detailed analysis on test results to determine whether discrepancies exist within the system using JIRA to track defects. CONTRIBUTIONS:

Worked independently, with Test Team members and product engineers to perform live demonstrations of the CMaaS system for 12 DHS Components.

Developed robust test case suite which incorporated over 1,000 requirements across four technical categories: Hardware Asset Management, Software Asset Management, Configuration Settings Management, Vulnerability Management.

Identified, documented and tracked over 100 defects through testing in an Agile development process.

Assisted in configuring and maintaining multiple test environments to ensure all components of the system work properly before updating the Production environment. ManTech International Corporation

May 2015 – Sept 2016 Patuxent River Naval Air Station, MD S oftware Tester/Systems Analyst

Developed and executed applicable test cases to confirm software development changes have been applied and satisfy requirements of the Department of the Navy through operational, performance, and regression testing. Performed and documented detailed analysis on test results to determine whether discrepancies exist within the software. Established operational databases, software configuration control and system interfaces for computer systems.


Updated decades old test case suite and increased testing efficiency by 40% for the Weaponeering And Stores Planning (WASP) system used by Navy F-16s.

Revised processes and improved accuracy of manual calculations by 10% which increased pilot safety.

Collaborated with contracting software development team to provide recommendations for remediation of defects found during testing.

Created and instructed comprehensive guides and briefings to supplement training of new employees. United States Air Force

February 2013 – February 2015 Barksdale AFB, LA N ondestructive Inspection (NDI) Technician Identified possible defects in systems and equipment before further damage occurs. Analyzed wear metal content on engine lubricating oil and other fluids, and recommended corrective action. Established radiation areas for radiographic operations. Computed and monitored personal exposure areas for radiographic operations, and monitors personnel exposure data. Adhered to Air Force Technical Order standards, guidelines and procedures to ensure tasks were completed efficiently and effectively. CONTRIBUTIONS:

Utilized six different inspection methods (Fluorescent Dye Penetration, Magnetic Particle Penetration, Eddy Current, X-Ray, Optical, Ultrasonic) to help maintain the integrity of 27 B-52H aircrafts worth $2.1B.

Evaluated and interpreted inspection results to identify in-service induced flaws to assess structural integrity on aircraft and support equipment.

Performed NDI tasks and process controls on $1.3M equipment to ensure the highest probability of defect detection.

Managed 4 squadron-mandated programs to maintain Air Force maintenance standards which led to a 100% quality assurance success rate.

Advanced Course in Engineering: Cyber Security Boot Camp May 2010 - July 2010 U.S. Air Force Information Directorate, Rome, NY C omputer Engineering Intern Attended eight lectures from college professors on various cyber security topics, e.g., cryptography, steganography, and network security. Worked alongside Air Force information security personnel to learn and provide input on real-life cyber security military projects. Collaborated in a team to accomplish the weekly challenge provided by the professor. Participated in weekly cyber warfare games and mini-hacks against peers to apply recently learned knowledge.


Earned six graduate credit hours in Information Assurance subject matters taught by professors from various accredited universities.

Submitted a detailed technical report each week based on the subject matter and task presented given by the professor to solve.

Conducted research and testing on two network security Command and Control Systems for deployment by the U.S. Air Force.

Directed the winning team in the final Hackathon challenge by capturing more of the opponents’ servers and maintaining control of our servers.


North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Bachelor of Science: Computer Engineering (1 21 Credits Earned)

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