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Engineer Quality Assurance

Martinez, California, 94553, United States
April 18, 2018

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Paul Karsh


Martinez, CA 94553

QA Engineer


Testing: Test plans, test checklists, functional, acceptance, regression, and API testing

Languages: Windows PowerShell, C#, Visual Basic, VB.NET, SQL, JavaScript, Ruby, C, C++, UNIX Shell scripting

Operating systems and environments: .NET, Windows 10/7/Vista/XP, MS/DOS, UNIX, proprietary OS's

Databases: MS SQL Server, Gupta SQLBase, Sybase ASE and SQL Anywhere

Test Programming: Tool to automate verification of correctness of data returned by Sybase server monitor components.

Certificates for: JavaScript, Ruby, Foundations of Mobile App Development, Selenium WebDriver

Other utilities: Microsoft Virtual Machines, Microsoft Hyper-V, MS Visual Studio, Microsoft Team Test, Eclipse IDE


Software quality assurance engineer for companies ranging from startups to major vendors

Have tested application development environments, email, voice, database products, immigration law software, and other product types

Over 10 years of experience in client-server including 4 years in n-tier environments. Black box GUI as well as programmatic API testing. Have created full range of QA documentation deliverables. Have served as a QA lead. Have contributed to product documentation.


Independent Consultant 2015 –present

Adding to skill set through online training in Ruby, JavaScript, foundations of mobile application development, and Selenium WebDriver

On-call tester for projects with uTest

Relay Health, Emeryville, CA (producer of medical information software)

Consultant/QA Analyst 2013

Ran, maintained, and created Windows PowerShell scripts in support of automated verification of Windows server configurations.

Tracker Corp., San Francisco, CA (Producer of immigration law and I-9 processing software)

Software Quality Assurance Engineer 2011 – 2013

Created one-day test and performed QA of Web-based Tracker I-9 and E-Verify processing product

Performed verification and QA of forms for supported versions of ImmigrationTracker product

IdeaBlade Inc., Emeryville, CA (Startup producing a .NET database application framework) Senior Software Engineer 2003 - 2008

Multi-tasking role including the following duties and accomplishments:

Implemented independent QA of IdeaBlade product

Wrote API test code in C# and VB.NET object-oriented programming language

IdeaBlade, Inc. (continued)

Performed productizing functions on IdeaBlade framework including production builds using

Installshield, quality assurance, first-line support, and production of release notes

Ran unit test suites in NUnit and Microsoft Team Test utility in Visual Studio

Supervised offshore outsourced component of SQA tasks

Wrote .NET rich-client defect tracking application in C# for internal use

Implemented use of Visual SourceSafe for development and consulting groups

Gupta Technologies, LLC, Redwood Shores, CA (Producer of a small-footprint database)

Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer 1999 - 2002

QA lead in bringing Gupta SQLBase 8.0 database engine to release. Supervised QA engineers in Seattle and Redwood Shores offices in daily duties and test plan creation.

Wrote test plans for CSS and XML Editor components of Gupta's Team Developer (TD) 3.0 from W3C specifications in lieu of functional specs

Created test suite, wrote test plan, and carried out testing for TD Component Object Model (COM) implementation using Exploratory Testing techniques in lieu of functional specs

Sybase, Inc., Concord, MA (Established vendor of client-server database engines)

Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer 1993 - 1999

Implemented testing and activities supporting quality assurance of Sybase server monitor product set, including C API, UNIX Motif, and Windows versions of Monitor Client. Created tool in C to automate verification of data returned by server monitor. Created C Shell and SQL scripts to assist in this testing.

Carried out Y2K compliance testing of ASE plug-in to Sybase Central and server monitor product set.

Created automated tests for GUI Monitor client using Mercury Interactive XRunner and WinRunner.


B. A., Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Post-degree training:

Gupta: Active Server Pages (ASP), XML

Sybase: SQL server usage, administration, performance and tuning, PowerBuilder, Java, ISO 9001 internal auditing

UNIX certificate from U. Mass/Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts

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