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Quality Assurance Engineer

Bristol, Rhode Island, 02809, United States
May 27, 2018

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Nicholas McKinney

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Bristol, RI **809




Senior software quality assurance professional



MS SQL 2008, MS SQL 2012, MS Win 7, MS WIN 8, MS WIN10, MS Server 2008, MS Server 2012, MS Server 2016, MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-Powerpoint, MS-Access SQL/DS, Oracle, Eclipse 4.3.1, Java SE JRE7.2,JDK 8 MS Visual Studio 2012, Selenium, SAHI-PRO, SQL/DS, Oracle, Sybase, IBM mainframe, DEC Alpha, PC Desktop/Workstation, IBM RS 6000, HP3000.

JIRA: Administration, Test Cases Capture, Agile, Task/Bug management, Zephyr tests and cycle management, Burn-down, AGILE/SCRUM, ZEPHYR test suite management

SDLC and Waterfall

RESTful API: Postman, Fiddler, Swagger


IDE scripting including Selenium, SAHI-PRO, Frog-logic Squish, IBM rational robot and Oracle E-Test Suite. Able to plan a scripting effort for automation engineers.

Managed automation engineering teams: Rational SQA Robot, E-Tester and PVCM,


Purchasing, MRP, HR/Payroll,, Sales Analysis & Reporting, ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library), ERP, Development life cycle, SQL Stored Procedures, Black Box Tester, Information Center, Server, Billing/Invoicing Inventory Management, AP/AR/GL,

Change management, E-Commerce, Decision Support, Client Server, SAAS (Software as a Service), Data Modeling, Workflow processes, VMWare Virtual Machines, VSphere virtual machine management.

Technical Leadership

-Managed quality assurance certification for production releases as gatekeeper with GO/NO-GO responsibility

-Lead concurrent testing teams

-Direct testing assistance to development groups (cooperative testing)

-Expert manual testing high risk complex bugs/enhancements

-Managed the bug tracker

-Constructed and implemented UAT testing

Test Planning

-Test planning analysis

-Risk analysis

-Test plan production

-Test case development

-Test plan implementation across multiple test groups

-Test Metrics

Testing functional testing to include



-New Feature



-Hotfix (emergency fix)


-Microsoft SQL Server 2008,2012,2016 advanced SQL


-Managed automation engineering teams: Rational SQA Robot, E-Tester and PVCM

-IDE scripting including Sahi-Pro, Frog-logic Squish, IBM rational robot and Oracle E-Test Suite. Do have great familiarity with where and when to place debug breakpoints and examination techniques.

-Plan a scripting effort for automation engineers.


-Rational Rose Suite (Now IBM): Rational Rose for C++, ROBOT, Clear Case, Clear Quest

-JIRA: Administration including : JIRA CAPTURE, Test Case Creation and Zephyr test execution and tracking, Agile board, Burn-down


Kaseya Development, Inc. Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer 01-01-2016 – 09-30-2017

Primary responsibility for overall testing for the VSA Product Suite

Gatekeeper for full product release and for all production patch releases. Lead QA test team

Performed production testing releases for the SAAS (software as a service) VSA releases.

Responsible for product education and test techniques for junior SQE staff.

Performed highly complex testing in conjunction with Development Staff.

Managed testing efforts through Scrum, Jira and Agile

Maintained all test machines and environments on VSphere ESX box servers to include: Win7, Win8, Win10, Server 2008, Server 2012 and Sever 2016.

Performed special projects as directed by the QA Lead and / or Director of Quality Assurance

Pilixo, LLC External Consultant 6-01-2014 – 12-30-2015

Primary responsibility for all quality control for the Pilixo offerings

Created test plans and implementation for the BODI employee monitoring suite

Preparation and testing of the BODI suite

Smoke tests

Pre Release Certification

RC finalization

Release delivery

Patch testing and certification

Kaseya, LLC External Consultant 11-1-2013 – 4-30-2014

Primary responsibility quality assurance for all quality control certification for release of product

Automation scripting of smoke tests and regression suite using SAHI-PRO and Selenium

Pre Release Certification

Bug Tracking through Jira and Jira Capture

Sprint management using Agile sprints though Atlassian/Jira

Code Review Principal

GIT source Control

Tree Viewer update from GIT to Atlassian Stash repository

Kaseya, LLC Principal QA Technical Lead 9-1-2010 – 10-04-2013

Primary responsibility quality assurance for all quality control certification for release of product

Technical interface with development teams and developers on coding issues

Backup to the Director of Quality Assurance

Bug Tracker management

Complex mission critical manual testing

Kaseya, LLC Senior QA Engineer 8-1-2006 – 8-31-2010

All quality assurance for Kaseya in start-up mode

Testing of prototype development

Testing of Alpha testing

Testing and confirmation of Beta Testing results

Coordination of all efforts with VP Engineering

Kintera Senior QA Engineer 7-1-2003 – 7/30/2006

Lead Certification of all production and maintenance releases

Tracking through Rational Clear Case

Managed Automated Script consultants Rational Robot

Backup to Director of Quality Assurance

Alerio QA Manager 6-1-2000 – 10-15-2002

All quality assurance for this start up

Responsible for certification of all customer releases

Managed Automated Scripting using E-Test Suite

Flexi-International Software QA Manager 5/1/1995 – 5/15/2000

Managed a team of 14 testers

Managed the automation of regression testing using Rational Robot

Responsible for all certification of production releases


Westminster College

Fulton, Missouri

Bachelor of Arts : Major Philosophy Minor Logic

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