RONALD A. RUSSELL
Objective: To secure position with your organization
Information Technology specialist with over 40 years of experience in data entry and data processing environments. With 11 of those years in an applications testing role.
Experience with providing Quality Assurance support for a large and small IT Departments. This includes capturing Requirements, creating test cases, executing test cases and monitoring defects. Have created a number of reports for daily tracking of test statistics and acceptance reports detailing for Department Managers and Subject Matter Experts what the testing accomplished. This was primarily in the Logistic and Inventory Application areas for the Iranian Air Force, The Saudi Arabian Navy and the Egyptian Air Forcef
Have also worked in the development and implementation of SLA, (service level agreements) and MLS, (Maintenance Level Agreements) with Project Managers.
Have been responsible for the Change Request monitoring and follow-up for the IT Department to meet Auditors SOX requirements for our financial systems. ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) level 1 certified
Prior responsibilities include working in software maintenance and new application development sectors as a programmer, system analyst, team leader and manager. Developed or managed development of User Requirements, System and Programming Specifications, Application Code, Operations and User Manuals, Test Plans, and Training Programs for a variety of applications in both the military and private sector environments in several countries.
A.T.A Data Processing, Olympic College, Bremerton, Washington. 1966
Current Secret Clearance issued in 2008
Military Experience: Marine Corps 1961- 66. Infantry MOS
Volunteer Service: Peace Corps Volunteer, Iran 1971- 72. Provided IT support for several major Universities
Associate, Target, Leesburg, Virginia Sept 2016 to May 2018
Working as a part time associate in the Consumable Department, assisting customers finding products, stocking the shelves and keeping the department neat and orderly.
Associate, Harris Teeter, Ashburn, Virginia July 2013 to August 2016
Produce Associate. Keeping the department stocked, responding to customer request preforming all closing duties. I work primarily the afternoon and evening shift, from 1 PM until 10 PM.
Sales Associate Staples, Sterling, Virginia. March 2012 to July 2013
Supported the Sales Department. Stocked the store and responded to customers requests for service.
QA Test Engineer: for Oceans Edge, Reston Virginia, February 2010 to February 2012
Developed Test Plans and Test Cases for cell phone and smart phone security applications.
Test Cases were executed, problems were reported using Bugzilla. Regression testing was performed as problems were correct.
A Test Report was developed at the end of the process for submission the client.
Developed Automated Testing scripts using Squish software from FrogLogic.com
The types of testing performed included:
Software that encryption/decryption email messaging developed for cell phones
software that tracks cell phone location.
software that analyses cell phone location history
software that analyzes call patterns
software that turned on a phone’s microphone and initiated records without the user aware.
software that support sim card analysis and tasking. This software has the ability to enable and disable a sim card while in the phone; review all files, programs and directories on a sim card; add or deleted files or directories to a sim card; captures SMS messages send to and from a sim;
Reported issues using Bugzilla, retested corrected software
QA Test Analyst: contractor with Military SeaLift Command, August 2008 to February 2010
Our group developed a common approach for software change and release management to assure new and updated ship application software integrated in a ship’s existing environment before being deployed. Responsible for installation of Compuware TestPartner. This software tool records user application testing sessions to be used in either the support of development testing or automated playback for regression testing primarily in the Logistic environment
Sr Quality Assurance Analyst for the Washington Post newspaper. March 2001 to Sept 2008.
I was hired by The Washington Post to set up a software testing program after the Y2K application for the Advertising Business System failed. The failure was the result of the company not having an internal Software Quality Assurance organization to perform application testing. During this 7 years period we built a successful testing, training and reporting QA unit.
In 2003 we implemented Mercury Quality Center, (now HP Quality Center), and used that to standardize testing across the organization. Of the applications that under went QA Testing during this period none failed after being moved to production.
During this 7 years I participated and/or lead the testing efforts of more then 15 applications. These included Web designed applications, Oracle applications and COT applications such as PeopleSoft Human Resource Management. The tasks involved include writing both requirements and test cases, organizing and running the Quality Center Test Lab, managing Quality Center Defect Tracking and generating Daily Testing statistics out of Quality Center.
I was also the IT department’s HP Quality Center primary Administrator.
The QA group development testing standards for the company, working with both user departments and developers to assure testing was implemented and followed QA developed procedures. These include developing Master Test Plans, verifiable Test Cases, validating Unit Testing, supporting Integration Testing, System Testing and User Acceptance Testing. Quality Center’s Defect tracking has been a most effective tool to track the development issues and testing of internally developed software.
For the last 3 years at the Post I was also responsible for the software versioning control of all application software using MKS’s Source Management application package. We are able to link MKS version control software to HP Quality Center allowing the tracking of defects back through software development.
Project Manager, for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury, July 1999 to March 2001.
Managed and coordinated the project work of 10 mainframe support computer programmers. Oversaw the work of programmers who were responsible for maintenance support of the OCC legacy systems. These systems register, monitor and report on the operations of more than 3,000 National Banks within the US.
System Support Team Leader, for the Washington Post, January 1997 to July 1999.
Responsible for both Circulation Systems and Financial Systems in the newspaper production environment.. Supported the mainframe environment while replacement systems were being developed in response to Y2K.
Project Manager, for the Barents Group of KPMG. June 1995 to October 1996.
As a Associate in the International Computer Practice, completed assignments in Uzbekistan developing a computer training program for the country’s tax inspection force. Developed an Information Technology Plan for the Government of Guam as well as establishing a CIO organization. Completed an information system banking survey for the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia. Also supported plans for application development in the Logistic Environment
Technical Representative, System Research - Cairo Egypt, June 1990 to February 1995.
Established a Computer Associate distributorship in Egypt. :Used application knowledge of CA90 mainframe software for VSE and MVS in the areas of Data Center Administration; Security, Control and Audit; Automated Production Control; Automated Storage Management; Performance Measurement and Accounting software.
Project Manager, Cairo Wastewater Development Project, Cairo, Egypt, March 1986 to June 1990. USAID project.
Directe programming support teams and project development for American British Consultants (AMBRIC) the prime contractor on the Wastewater development project. A Wang VS 65 was used to support project planning, personnel administration, financial accounting and word processing applications. Other functions including procuring, installing and supporting more than 60 PC systems on construction locations.
Analyst and Programmer Trainer, Egyptian Air Force Logistic Orgbanization, March 1983 to March 1986. Trained 65 Egyptian Air Force officers in Basic Data Processing, Structured COBOL Programming, Structured Analysis, Structured Design, IDMS programming and the Integrated Logistic System (ILS) software. The course developed lasted 6 months starting from computer basics and concluded with Post OJT training. Worked with the Operations Staff developing Computer Center Procedures. .
Systems and Programming Manager, Royal Saudi Naval Forces Data Processing Facility. January 1980 to March 1983.
Worked with a Analyst and Programming team that brought on-line several systems, either developed in-house or by development agencies. These included an Automated Logistic System, Warehouse Tracking System, Plant Property Accounting, Inventory Control Student Tracking, Data Library System and Telephone Billing. Initiated both System Change Request (SCR) and Program Problem Report (PPR) procedures. .
Programmer/Analyst, SHAPE, Mons, Belgium, March 1979 to January 1980.
Worked with the automation effort of NATO Headquarters Logistic Systems. Environment was Honeywell 6000/COBOL and IDMS database.
Programming Team leader, Iranian Air Force Data Processing Center, March 1972 to March 1979.
Collaborated with the Iranian Air Force in developing a number of Automated Logistic applications. These included Stock Number Cataloging, Foreign Military Sales Tracking, Interchangeable and Substitution, Bench Stock., Weapons System Status and Requisition Due-in Reconciliation. Responsible for developing and conducting programmer training classes for 35 Iranian military programmers.
Peace Corp Volunteer, Iran, January 1971 to March 1972.
Assisted in developing a computer degree program for a major Iranian university.
Assisted in building computer facilities for two universities. Computer facilities was a CDC 6400 with a GCOS operating system for Arya Mehr Technical University in Teheran and a HP1000 facility in Mashhad. Also developed a Student Registration and Tracking System for Mashhad University.
Installed and taught IBM’s Scientific Subroutine Package for Teheran University.
Computer Programmer, Martin Marietta Orlando Florida, June 1969 to July 1970. Worked primary debugging application systems that were not working. Applications were missile construction work break down structure and status tracking.