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Software Test Engineer

Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55124, United States
December 30, 2018

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Accomplished Software Test Engineer for a broad range of public sector and military applications

Extensive experience in requirements development and analysis, and verification of system conformity to requirements

Leadership experience as Test Team Leader, mentoring a staff of up to 4

Full life cycle project tracking from initial requirements development through system and integration level testing and ongoing product support

Test case development and maintenance using SmartBear QAComplete and Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)

Experience with both waterfall and agile development and test methodology

Use of several bug and issue tracking tools including Bugzilla, IssueNet, and TFS

Design, test, maintenance, and documentation of software

Development, upgrade, and maintenance of code for numerous embedded systems

Short experience with database applications using MYSQL and MSSQL

Experience in a variety of software development environments including Unix, Linux, and Windows using PCs, Unix using Sun and VAX systems, and Unisys 1100 systems

System design using Software Through Pictures, a Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tool

Documentation generation and maintenance using Interleaf, a publishing software tool

Programming experience using CMS-2, Pascal, PL/1, PL/C, BASIC, FORTRAN, and various assembly languages

Have held DoD Secret level security clearance

Excellent communication and team working skills


IMAGE SENSING SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED – St. Paul, Minnesota (March, 2008 – October, 2017)

Image Sensing Systems (ISS) is a provider of above ground detection products and information management solutions for the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) market

Principle Software Test Engineer

Started the Test Group for ISS, which previously had no independent software testing organization

Performed systems, integration, and regression level testing for the entire line of Autoscope™ video and radar traffic detection devices used in the control of traffic lights and alert systems

Analyzed system requirements and designs to facilitate generation of test plans

Supported development and performed review of requirements and design specifications

Provided review and other support to the technical writing team in the production of user documentation

Maintained documentation to track system deficiencies, enhancements, and other issues from initial discovery through to final resolution

Provided training and work direction to other members of the Test Group

Conducted training and demonstrations of system functionality for other employees

HARBINGER PARTNERS – St. Paul, Minnesota (September, 2007 – January, 2008)

Contract Test Engineer

Short term contract as Test Engineer for Help Systems Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Tested data mining applications for IBM systems

IDENTIX, INCORPORATED – Minnetonka, Minnesota (April, 1995 – September, 2006)

Identix, now an L-1 Identity Solutions company, is a world leader in biometric identification systems, using fingerprint, iris, and facial image capture and management for the positive identification of individuals. Identix was merged with L-1 in 2006, and with Visionics Corp. in 2002. Previously, Visionics was merged with Digital Biometrics, Inc. in 2001.

Senior Systems Test Engineer

Started the Systems Test Group for Digital Biometrics Inc., which previously had no independent software testing organization

Performed systems and integration level testing of software and hardware for livescan fingerprinting and related devices and peripherals. Verified proper integration of several devices into the livescan fingerprinting systems, including:

oPhotographic cameras

o1-D and 2-D barcode scanners

oMagnetic strip readers

oSignature capture devices

Verified proper output of livescan devices, including:

oComplete transmission of fingerprint, photograph, signature, and demographic records using SMTP email, FTP, TCP/IP, and company proprietary transmission protocols

oCorrect formatting of these records according to the Electronic Fingerprint Transmission Specification (EFTS, a NIST spec) and individual customer requirements

oHardcopy printing of finger and palm prints, photographs, barcodes, signatures, and subject demographics

Generated and maintained automated test suites using X-Runner (a Mercury Interactive tool) and internally developed automated testing tools for system load and through-put testing

Provided training and work direction to other members of the Test Group

Analyzed system requirements and designs to facilitate generation of test plans

Performed scheduling of personnel and lab resources to meet release and delivery plans

Maintained documentation to track system deficiencies from initial discovery through to final resolution

Performed software builds, production of media masters, and installation of software on system lab equipment

Provided support to customers and members of the Engineering, Field Service, Manufacturing, Sales, and Marketing departments in defining system requirements and trouble shooting

Supported development and performed review of requirements and design documentation

Supported maintenance of software revision control and configuration management

Conducted training and demonstrations of system functionality for customers and other employees

AEROTEK, INCORPORATED – Bloomington, Minnesota (October, 1994 – March, 1995)

Senior Systems Test Engineer (1994 – 1995)

Worked for 90 business days as a contract employee to Digital Biometrics, Inc. before being employed directly by DBI. Job responsibilities include most of those listed above.

Prior Experience

UNISYS CORPORATION Defense Systems Division – Eagan, Minnesota

Senior Software Engineer

Software Engineer


Associate Programmer


Bachelor of Science, Computer Science and Mathematics – University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota

Continued professional training and development in:

oC and C++ programming

oWindows programming using Microsoft Visual C++

oUnix operating systems

oAda, CMS-2, and assembly programming

oSoftware Through Pictures (STP)

oSoftware Engineering Institute (SEI) development/maintenance processes

oInternational Standards Organization (ISO) certification

oHost system simulation of target system operations

oEmbedded computer systems


Received commendation and bonus as part of a team delivering a crucial new product to a key customer, Identix

Received Best Program Practices Award, Unisys Corporation

Twice granted Achievement Awards for outstanding performance, Unisys Corporation

Served two years as trustee and one year as acting president of Cedar Valley Leasehold Cooperative

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