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Test Manager

Washington, DC
October 18, 2018

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Andre Matias

Test Manager 240-***-****


The Art Institute of Washington, Arlington, Virginia

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Graphic Design

March 2012

Montgomery College

Graphic Design with the Computer

January 2007


PMP Certified

Project Management Institute

Certified Associate in Software Testing

Software Certifications Board

Professional Experience

Advanced Software Systems (ASSYST)

Sterling, VA May 2012 – Present

Quality Control Specialist (EDGAR - Public Security clearance)

Contractor at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval system

January 2015 - Present

-Manage the SEC’s EDGARLink software, which assembles documents into a submission and communicates the submission file to the SEC database

-Execute defect tracking during testing and assists in analysis of system and component level deficiencies;

-Aid in the mitigation and resolution of identified deficiencies

-Manage, develop and implement test cases to ensure EDGAR platforms are healthy on the front end and back end

-Manage and implement test processes, strategies, and approaches based on development methodology

-Coordinate SQL scripts

-Managed various roadmaps throughout the maturity of the projects

-Lead and manage Test and Integration activities

-Oversee the design, development, and implementation of quality assurance standards for software testing

-Manage internal and peer review meetings to ensure executable test cases cover all the requirements assigned to a form type

-Bind business, technology and design as a whole

-Develop elaborative Software Problem Reports (SPRs) to report issues to be fixed

-Manage test cases' content of standardized business development literature to support all business lines

-Lead the testing team to execute testing activities and report test results

-Ensure that all test cases are tracked back to requirements

-Coordinate possible issues with other system engineer teams:

oIndependent Validation and Verification - IV&V

oApplication Maintenance System - AMS

-Implement test cases in a public environment

-Produce various tasks simultaneously, without sacrificing quality or quick deadlines

-Proven ability to work independently and as a member of a distributed team

-Generate creative and innovative negative testing plans

-Provide creative ideas and input from the initial stage to the final production stage

-Contribute to the team in areas of designing and producing test cases

-Execute all services in a prompt and professional manner

-Act as the primary subject matter point of contact

-Communicate effectively with members of various departments to produce desired results

World Bank with ASSYST

August 2013 – 2015

-Managed stakeholder interviews, user requirements analysis, task analysis, conceptual modeling, information architecture, interaction design, and usability testing

-Establish activities related to software testing including security and 508 testing

-Accountable to prepare Software Test Report and Test Incident Reports

-Manage system integration testing, functional testing, regression testing, performance testing and assist customer during User Acceptance Testing (UAT)

-Designed and specified user interfaces and information architecture

-Inspect business and system requirements and develop test strategy

-Coordinated participatory and iterative design activities, including observational studies, customer interviews, usability testing, and other forms of requirements discovery

-Managed user requirements specifications & experience goals, personas, storyboards, scenarios, flowcharts, design prototypes, and design specifications

-Effectively managed research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale and goals both verbally and visually

-Coached and facilitated collaborative critiques and analysis & synthesis working sessions

-Superintended visual designers and development teams to ensure that customer goals are met and design specifications are delivered upon

-Conduct Acceptance Test Readiness Review

-Supervised designs and development of primarily internet/web pages and applications

-Managed proof-of-concepts and prototypes of easy-to-navigate user interfaces (UIs) that consists of web pages with graphics, icons, and color schemes that are visually appealing

-Supervised researches needed by users as well as potential system enhancements

-Planning, recruiting, and facilitating the usability testing of a system

-Analyzing and synthesizing the results of usability testing in order to provide recommendations for change to a system

Organization of the American States

Washington, DC 2009 – May 2012

Lead Designer

-Managed OAS brand and identity for the 35 member States

-Implemented over 50 creative designs to convey the organization's story

-Managed production schedule of more than 500 products

-Led production/design meetings with departments

-Ensured timely deliverance of all design elements and production

-Controlled design quality of elements, art, layout and graphic

-Managed several complex projects at once, and prioritized effectively

-Implemented information design, advertising design and digital design

-Developed material list and coordinated over 500 orders

-Created and improved design processes

-Implemented creative elements across print, digital and web components

-Conducted and shared regular and timely analysis of digital and print performance weekly

-Oversaw the implementation and administration of all 129 department's polices as they relate to design

-Displayed a positive work attitude under pressure

-Communicated effectively with cross functional teams

-Adhered to a fast-paced multi-client production schedule

-Coached and evaluated designers in the execution of assigned projects within OAS standards

-Provided direction and supported graphic designers in concept creation with internal projects

-Managed the flow of work and appropriate graphics resources

-Implemented and managed design reports

-Responsible for the conceptualization and implementation of design solutions

-Demonstrated authority in decision-making to promote quality design and creative innovation

-Represented the design department in meetings

-Provided input to departments regarding quality design and standards


Fluent English - Fluent Portuguese - Fluent Spanish

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