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Engineer Life Insurance

Venice, Florida, United States
August 09, 2019

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Chester R. Szymanski, CSTE

Home: 941-***-**** *** Avalon Road Sarasota, FL 34293 email:


Certified Software Test Engineer with a Bachelor’s degree and ability to read and write script code using Visual Basic, Visual Basic.Net, Java Script, C Sharp that has a passion for quality assurance. Responsible for coordination, designing, developing framework and maintaining automated and manual tests for functional, system, regression, stress and load tests to streamline testing efforts. Over 10 years of testing experience using manual and automation testing techniques for web based and client-server applications using Sahi Pro, Web Load, Coded UI, Quick Test Professional (UFT), Selenium, Load Runner and Quality Center (ALM). In addition, setup, customization and administration of ALM and Microsoft Test Manager. Have lead Agile teams coordinating all QA application changes from inception through deployment into production. Experience testing mission critical applications in financial back offices, tax preparation, Point of Sale, healthcare, electrical and manufacturing industries. Maintained effective working relationships with employees and customers at all levels. Ensured effective communication for all interpersonal contact and provide current and accurate information to all requesters in a courteous and timely manner.

Technical Skills

5+ years manual and automated testing of SAP, Oracle ERP and NetSuite solutions using HTML and API integrations.

10+ years of experience in Lead position(s) demonstrating leadership in test plan creation and framework design.

10+ years manual test script and automation test experience with multiple automation tools and test repository frameworks.

10+ years experience testing all facets of the SDLC using Waterfall and/or Agile Development Project methodologies.

10+ years experience utilizing SQL databases (i.e. ODBC, SQL query, etc.).

Working experience with Sahi Pro, HP Quality Suite, Coded UI Test (VS2010) and Selenium Web Driver.

Design and develop Load/Stress Tests using HP Load Runner and Web Load.

Ability to write manual test plans and cases from Technical/Business Requirements and/or User Stories.


Arthrex Incorporated Mar 2019– July 2019

Fort Myers, FL

QA Analyst II

Lead four offshore manual test Analyst testing .Net Web application utilizing APIs to interface with applications SAP, Learning Management System, and Salesforce while providing leadership for Testing Cycles, Testing Techniques and Quality Artifacts.

Conducted a complete assessment of team, processes and environment. Defined issues, risks and oversaw processes and best practices across testing life cycle to improve throughput, communication and delivery of projects.

Designed and executed manual tests and ensured continuous regression tests on application.

Maintain and monitor defect and requirement issues identified using Quality Center (ALM).

PODS Moving and Storage Corporation Feb 2018 – Nov 2018

St. Petersburg, FL

Manual Testing Contract Consultant

Design and develop test suites of test cases for Web based Oracle Netsuite Order to Cash (order entry to financial collection).

Wrote test cases for Functional, Integration and Regression testing using Microsoft TFS for test case repository.

Lead defect triage meetings to track and resolve defects improving communications and reducing delay of project deliverables.

Performed manual backend testing for legacy system integration.

Bankers Financial Corporation Feb 2016 – Nov 2017

St. Petersburg, FL

Senior Test Analyst

Develop manual and automated tests for Insurance applications utilizing Sahi Pro data driven scripts.

Developed AS400 automation scripts using Visual Studio 2012 and IBM Personal Communication Emulation functions.

Worked with Agile teams developing stories, subtasks and scrum reporting utilizing JIRA repository.

Lee County Electric Cooperative, Inc. Aug 2015 – Dec 2016 Fort Myers, FL

Senior Test Automation Engineer Contract Consultant

Develop C Sharp automated test scripts utilizing VS 2010 Coded UI SP2 for Oracle Customer Care & Billing System.

Developed Testing Roadmap and high level design documents.

New York Life Insurance Company July 2014 – July 2015

Tampa, FL

Senior Test Automation Engineer Contract Consultant

Developed and contributed to automation strategy and effort by writing HP UFT Visual Basic Scripts in order to data drive automated utilizing Quality Center ALM for .Net based client server and Web Life Insurance applications.

Participated in developing HP ALM framework and worked to enhance or design new Selenium framework.

Utilized JIRA repository for release planning, sprint kick off, sprint reviews, retrospectives and scrums.

Boar’s Head Company Jan 2013- June 2014

Sarasota, FL

Senior QA Analyst

Wrote UFT VB automation and Load runner performance scripts for Oracle E-Business Suite testing.

Design, customization, implementation and administered ALM 11.52 for Defect, Test Plan, Test Lab and Requirements module.

Define and track quality assurance metrics for defects, defect counts, test results and test status using HP ALM.

Jackson Hewitt Company Jan 2012 – Dec 2012

Sarasota, FL

Senior QA Analyst

Evaluated manual and automation testing improvements to integrate Azure tiered tax application with business framework.

Utilized Coded UI / CUITe add-in with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 / TFS and implemented Microsoft Test Manager (MTM).

JPMorgan Chase – Treasury Services /Chase Paymentech Company Feb 2007 – Jan 2012

Tampa, FL

Technical Officer Quality Assurance Analyst

Lead automation, manual and performance testing using QTP and Load Runner Web based doctor / hospital patient accounting system (PAS) utilized EDI messaging 4010 / 5010 formatted for 820, 835 and 837 transactions.

Work closely with SMEs to create Patient Accounting System requirements and conducted Defect Triage Meetings.

Utilized Mercury QTP 9.2, Load Runner 9.0, Quality Center 9.0 and SOAP UI for debit and credit test script automation.


McKesson Corporation

Alpharetta, GA

Verification & Validation Analyst IV

Developed test plans, tests cases and execution of manual and automated scripts using Mercury Quality Center 8.2, Quick Test Professional 8.2, LoadRunner 8.1 and Sitescope 7.9 for .NET Web based hospital application.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia

Atlanta, GA

Senior Engineer

Implemented and administered networks and servers for customer service data center.

Confederation Life Insurance Company

Atlanta, GA


Wrote applications to monitor modem usage and implemented automated software distribution system for customers.


Certified Software Test Engineer (CSTE) - Quality Assurance Institute, Atlanta, Georgia 2004 – Present

Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia - BBA, Computer Information Systems emphasis in Computer Science

Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia - BBA, Information Systems Management

Manatee College, Bradenton, Florida - Associate of Science, Electronics Technology

HP ALM Application Lifecycle Management 11.5 Essentials Training, Sarasota, Florida 2013

Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 ALM Tools Tester Training, Dallas, Texas 2012

Mercury Interactive Quick Test Professional 8.0, Atlanta, Georgia 2005

Mercury Interactive Quick Test Professional 8.0 Advanced, Atlanta, Georgia 2005

Mercury Interactive SiteScope 7.9, Atlanta, Georgia 2005

Mercury Interactive Sitescope 7.9 Advanced, Atlanta, Georgia 2005

Tera Quest Borland CMMI, Alpharetta, Georgia 2005

Georgia Technical Institute Intermediate C, Atlanta Georgia

Georgia Technical Institute PERL From the Ground Up, Atlanta Georgia

Georgia Technical Institute Software Testing, Atlanta Georgia

Georgia Technical Institute Unix Shell Programming, Atlanta Georgia

Network General Troubleshooting with the Expert Sniffer, Atlanta Georgia

IMS Cisco Internetworks, Atlanta, Georgia

Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 Administration, Atlanta, Georgia

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