KEVIN AVERY ABEL
Senior Test Automation Architect with 20+ years of experience as a QA Developer, Lead & Mentor.
Email ID: email@example.com
Skype ID BKLABEL
Availability for Phone interview: Any time State Location Preferences:
Clearance: Public Trust Maryland, Virginia, Carolinas, Georgia, Florida
Availability for Joining the project: Immediate
Work Status: US Citizen
Employee, W2 Contract, 1099
Testing Tools: Mercury/ HP /Micro Focus / Quality Test Professional (QTP/UFT) 14.0 with Web, .NET, SAP, Test Advantage & Oracle add-ins. WinRunner, HP ALM 12.5, JIRA, Jenkins, Browser Stack, REST Client, LoadRunner, SVN, TOAD, Fiddler, WRQ Reflection for IBM Version 9.0, CitraTest, Visual Source Safe, Confluence, Segue, SQA Robot, SQL Query Analyzer, SharePoint, Rally, and Test Advantage
Languages: VBScript, VBA and Java.
Databases: Oracle, MS SQL Server, Sybase
O/S: MS Windows up to 10, UNIX, VAX/VMS, MVS and DOS
Clearance: Public Trust
BUSINESS AREAS: Military Health, Banking, 401(k) Retirement Services, On-Line Stock Trading, Human Resource Time Tracking, Commercial Business Loans, Fixed Income Derivatives, Financial Market Research, e-tailing, Siebel, SAP, Oracle Financials, Magazine Publishing, Telecommunications, Foreign Exchange, Banking, Insurance, Financial, Food, Pharmaceutical, Medical Billing, Accounting, Data Security, Higher Education, Accounting, Social Security/ Medicare, Hotel Management, Aerospace, Mortgage Backed Securities, Merchant Credit Processing, Client Services, Trading Platforms and TV Broadcasting.
Deloitte, Lake Mary, FL
Senior Solution Specialist Jan 2018 – Sept 2018
Hired on to the Federal bench with the expectation of working on projects for Automation Technology utilizing my decades of HPE/Microfocus UFT and other licensed products. I worked with the QA Automation Testing Center of Excellence to develop classroom training. I set up and participated in small independent Automation Testing study groups to build our knowledge of tools such as UFT, Selenium, Qualatia, Appium and TOSCA. I Completed a 40 hour classroom training class along with homework assignments, tests and a final project from Edureka!. I worked with my private tutor located in India to practice open source coding.
Defense Health Agency(DHA), Falls Church, VA
Automation Developer May 2017 – Nov 2017
Examined an existing three person automation team to understand their technical automation test setup.. Different uncoupled coding styles were in place making it impossible for the Developers to reuse and share code. I also solved communication issues between the developers working styles. The following is what I have been successfully implemented in less than six months:
Developed an independent UFT launching platform written in Excel VBA and VBScript The REDDi Launcher keeps track of data, scripts and run status.
Standardized functions are used for messaging, reporting and error handling.
Co-authored Word and PowerPoint Documentation for Best Coding Standards, Technology Explanations, demonstrations to describe System at high and detailed levels..
I converted manual test scripts covering functionality such as assessioning, allergy, consults and discharge into automation scripts.
Built a VBA Excel Windows scheduler UFT system set of code to launch Smoke Scripts at 5:30 am.
Used a mixture of Agile, Waterfall and Spiral Management styles
TD Ameritrade, Columbia, MD Oct 2016 - Mar 2017
Liaison between the end-to-end and my team’s unit test area to adapt an in house Selenium Web Driver framework.
Built and ran the scripts in the ALM Test Case, Test Lab modules.
JIRA was used for management and communication among Business Analysts, Developers, Management and the Test Team.
CSRA/Social Security Baltimore, MD May 2016 - Sept 2016
Return engagement initially intended to upgrade the successful data driven QTP harness that I developed for the SSA in 2009.
SSA management unexpectedly changed my role into working with the developers to write tests in ALM Steps that were used for testing applications and batch jobs on the IBM Mainframe.
Manual Test Cases, Requirements, Results and Defect Tracking were managed in ALM.
Federal Reserve Bank of New York, NY Nov 2014 - Dec 2015
QTP/ UFT 12 Architect
Refactored an automation framework built using Excel VBA Forms & Macros.
Framework is hybrid keyword/ data driven & uses descriptive programming to identify objects in the Applications Under Test. Managed the project using SCRUM Methodology with JIRA and ALM
Maintained a complete set of Technical and User Documentation.
Fannie Mae, NY/VA/DC Jan 2014 – Sept 2014
QTP 11 Architect
Met with Trading Desk Operators and manual testers to evaluate current testing methods and limitations in the Summit based application.
Designed and co-developed a keyword data driven architecture that moved the business logic & data into Excel Workbooks and ran using UFT 12.x.
Verizon Wireless, NJ Jun 2012 – Nov 2013
QTP 11 Architect
Code was written using Descriptive Programming and classes.
Childobject & childobjects communication were used.
XMLUTIL and MSFTDOM XML parser code was used to verify XML elements and properties.
EVO Transaction Processing Services, NJ Feb 2012 – Jun 2012
QTP 11.0 Developer
Designed, hand-coded, documented, debugged and demonstrated QTP scripts and function libraries.
ADP, NJ Sept 2009 – Nov 2011
Led a team that was responsible for maintaining a suite of deployment scripts that check two hundred and eighty scripts. Descriptive programming and reusable function libraries were used.
Trained an employee and three other contractors on how to build scripts while following best practices.
Lockheed Martin/ SSA, MD Mar 2009 – Sept 2009
Constructed a successful keyword driven hybrid QTP test framework from scratch.
Consultant Jan 1998 – Feb 2009
Developed automation code in QTP and WinRunner at the following corporations
The Princeton Review
Barnes and Noble.com
New York Mercantile Exchange
Bay View Financial
JP Morgan Chase
The City of NY
Bachelor of Science Electronic Engineering Technology, DeVry Institute of Technology, Phoenix, AZ
Seasoft On-line Selenium and open source Training (November 2014 to September 2017)
Edureka.co Selenium/Java/Eclipse online class (January 2018 to present)
Defense Acquisition University Online classes (May 2017 to October 2017)
SQA Knight on http://www.sqaforums.com/forums/index.php (user id: bklabel1)
Board Regular on http://MrExcel.com (user id: bklabel1)
Ranch Hand on http://CodeRanch.com (user id: bklabel1)
V.P. of Membership on www.Toastmasters.com