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Manager Test Cases

Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
October 25, 2016

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Mike Ananou 336-***-****


As a testing enthusiast who can go beyond the status quo, I have demonstrated hands-on skills with testing and development tools. I have tested effectively a range of applications that span across multiple industries including Energy, Utility, Automotive, Hospitality, Retail, and Banking. My technology experience includes Java, .Net, Windows, UNIX, SQL Server, Oracle, and DB2. I am fluent in French and enjoy playing soccer.


Landis & Gyr, Alpharetta, GA

Sr. QA Contract Engineer - August 2014 - Present

Perform manual, black box testing of systems related to utility meters or the Command Center network management system using Agile methodology

Handle the integration of software and hardware in the smart grid stream mesh network

Stage environments such as Windows Servers, utility meters, RF routers, RF collectors, Integrated Wireless Radios (IWR), via network and node management tools

Support business objectives of continuous regression using Test Automation framework for Integrated applications testing via Test Manager

Analyze requirements, field defects and user stories, and execute manual test cases

Test environment includes Visual Studio/Test Manager, Oracle and SQL databases

NCR Corporation, Duluth, GA

Sr. QA Engineer - September 2012 – August 2014

Planned and Conducted testing of NCR's POS and Back Office software systems, subsystems, and components ranging from hardware component level to the full solution

Coordinated the testing effort with offshore team members

Performed manual functional and regression testing

Ensured every feature had clearly defined acceptance criteria and was well tested

Applied test methodology, processes, procedures, standards and tools used by team

Recorded, maintained, and archived test results

Installed and configured test environment including hardware and software components

Recorded all issues uncovered during requirements reviews and follow through to resolution

Utilized software based system maintenance and tracking tools for test cases and defects

Monitored test execution progress and provided metrics and reports to management

Managed physical and virtual lab environments

Applied good debugging and troubleshooting techniques to assist developers with isolating the problem and determining the solution

Provided input for technical documentation, user guide and customer training materials

Effectively liaised with software engineering teams that spanned multiple countries

Lowes Home Improvement, Mooresville, NC

Test Engineer - July 2011 – September 2012

Worked with offshore teams to coordinate testing phases for Lowe’s POS system

Developed, maintained, and executed Component Integration Test Plans and Scripts

Maintained UNIX Test Servers for sterile testing environments

Verified POS software for expected results and to ensure requirements are met

Recreated software defects reported in production

Reviewed Test Plans for code coverage and accuracy for several on-going projects

Provided guidance to less experienced CIT testers

Wells Fargo Bank, Winston-Salem, NC

Systems QA Analyst III – September 2010 – July 2011

Developed and executed test cases using HP Quality Center to test various C# and .Net applications

Analyzed project and requirements documentation

Ensured compliance to Wells Fargo test methodologies and standards

Addressed environment and configuration issues encountered by the test team

Found or developed appropriate data to support the projects test efforts.

Assisted in development and implementation of test plans and procedures aiming at maximizing the overall quality of financial software systems

Performed System Integration Testing (SIT), Regression, and User Acceptance Testing (UAT)

Developed SQL queries to perform backend testing

Logged and managed defects in Rational ClearQuest

Supported overnight production release of software systems

Orasi Software, Inc., Kennesaw, GA

Software QA Consultant - August 2006 – September 2009

Developed test objectives, test procedures and test plans

Reported and managed defects through its life-cycle using JIRA

Led testing activities for a high-profile project that entailed translating major applications into French

Collaborated with software engineers on the resolution of issues and defects

Attended test cases review meetings

Made recommendations for system and process improvement initiatives

Routinely participated in information-gathering sessions with business and system analysts, project managers, and lead developers to gain a throughout understanding of business requirements and rules, and to determine priority of tasks

Nominated “Resource of the Month” for patience, professionalism, effort, communication, delivery and customer focus

Technological Proficiencies

Advanced knowledge of testing tools such as HP Quality Center, Microsoft Test Manager/TFS, and SOAP UI

Highly proficient with defect management tools (bug tracking systems) including JIRA, Rational ClearQuest, and QC

Strong SQL skills and familiarity with most popular Relational DBMS such as Oracle, SQL Server, and DB2

Knowledge of object-oriented programming languages (Java and C#) and web technologies and frameworks such as ASP.NET, MVC, HTML, CSS, WordPress and Joomla

Proficient with popular IDEs such as Visual Studio, Eclipse, and NetBeans

Good knowledge of UNIX and Windows operating systems

Intermediate networking knowledge and ability to setup and maintain own test environment

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and SharePoint

Strong ability to clearly document test artifacts


Master of Science: Information Technology, Kennesaw State University (Marietta Campus)

Bachelor of Science: Mathematical Economics, University of Lomé (Togo)

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