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Bothell, Washington, United States
January 16, 2017

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Jeff Menteer ***** **th Avenue W Edmonds, WA *****


Results-oriented, seasoned professional equipped with over 20 years of progressive QA leadership and software testing experience in support of IT software delivery, database performance metrics and IT hardware/software implementation. Visionary leader adept at utilizing innovative leadership techniques and mentoring to improve efficiency through policy and procedure improvements. Analytical problem solver with solid motivational, interpersonal, and team building skills. Strategic thinker with strong cross team/project facilitation skills.


Have effectively led numerous test automation, performance testing and manual testing teams for software development projects for applications, tools, web services, SOA, business processes, capacity/performance and database development.

Identified, researched and built business case for new testing tool (Parasoft SOAtest) that was purchased (~$350K) by Premera and used to great advantage for testing web services.

Worked with vendors on software implementations, 3rd party tools, staffing and offsite test teams.

Assisted with associate performance reviews.

Forecasted resource allocations for QA teams.

Primary contact in recruitment as well as selection of contract employees from staffing firms for my teams.

Maintained good communications and morale with team members while keeping the test schedule on time.

Identified and built up the QA organization’s virtual server infrastructure using VMware.

Managed and mentored associates in the QA organization.

Early adopter of Agile at Premera so our team could lead the way.


Certified Scrum Master and experienced Agile team member

Test Strategies, Test Plans, Test Summaries, Performance Reviews, Performance Testing Reports, Defect Tracking Reports,

Numerous testing tools: .NET, Parasoft Test Tools, Quick Test Pro, Quality Center, LoadRunner. Fiddler

Working knowledge of T-SQL, C#, IIS, XML, Web services, Cloud Computing, Scripting, SQL Server, SSIS, SQL Profiler, SSRS, WireShark, Jenkins, nUnit

Microsoft technologies including TFS, Windows 2003/2008/2013 Server family, Azure, Microsoft Office including Visio and MS Project.

Strong understanding of Software Development Lifecycle

SharePoint team-site administration and workflow development

Risk Based Testing, QA methodologies, Black and White box testing, test automation, database testing, web service and SOA testing


QA Project Lead / Senior SDET, Premera, Mountlake Terrace, WA Jan 2007 to Nov 2015

QA Project Lead for manual testing, test automation and performance testing teams that supported software solutions for the Sales, Ecommerce, Custom Apps, Business Intelligence, Blues, Healthcare Applications, System Administration, Network and DBA teams. Responsible for leading the test automation process improvement effort and enforcing new standards of efficiency. I led multiple projects and many were cross-team in nature. Created documentation to support testing projects (e.g. “Test Plans, Test Summaries, Test Result Matrix, etc Set up the SharePoint site for the QA organization as well as QA team sites. Test Lead for SOA project’s HealthCare Reform software solution and the implementation of SOA web services. As we became more Agile my title was transitioned to Senior SDET though I remained the lead. Interviewed and mentored all the contractors and new hires for the QA team on the SOA project over a 3-year period. Professional Development Training: C#, VMWare, Agile, Scrum Master, Visual Studio for Testers, Security

Software Developer in Test, Premera, (contract), Mountlake Terrace, WA Sept 2006 to Dec 2006

Primary responsibilities of creating stored procedures that would be driven by a C# test harness for the testing of a data migration. Created framework that runs in a SQL environment and uses ~140 stored procedures to perform data comparisons plus data and database schema validations.

Software Developer in Test, Microsoft, (contract), Redmond, WA August 2005 to July 2006

Created test cases and SQL scripts in accordance with design specifications for Back-End and UI testing of web apps. Some UI testing but primarily SQL back-end, Web Service, Batch Job and System testing of a complex web app system that uses web sites, web services, XML, Component Services, Custom Software, Business Rules, Alerts, Email Notifications, Batch Jobs, Server Clustering, and ePackets (LEDE) from an offsite vendor. Responsible for test environment setup/maintenance/troubleshooting including IIS setup/configuration/troubleshooting and SQL Server administration. Worked closely with the development and project management teams.

Software Test Lead / SDET, Tectura, (contract), Bellevue, WA January 2005 to August 2005

Primary software test resource during development and deployment of the Data Access Layer (DAL) for a Microsoft Great Plains solution. Setup and owned test process, automated build process and test environment. Created test automation in Rational Functional Tester (VB.NET). Owned setup and administration for issue tracking using Test Track Pro.

Software Developer in Test, Microsoft, (contract), Redmond, WA February 2004 to December 2004

SDET on multiple projects at Microsoft. Created test cases and SQL scripts in accordance with design specifications and in an ad hoc manner for Back-End and UI testing of web app. Developed automated test suite using T-SQL scripts and stored procedures to perform tests and collect test data. Administered the test environment including all code drop installs. Synched with offshore development and test team.

Software Test Engineer, Microsoft (contract), Redmond, WA April 2003 to July 2003

Created and executed all UI test cases and Web Service testing in accordance with design specifications.

Performed integration, interoperability, regression, black-box end-to-end, and certification testing of Internet and Intranet staffing/recruiting websites that use ASP.NET, SQL Server 2000, Web Services, Data Feeds and client-side data validation.

QA Test Lead, VeriTest (contract), Bellevue, WA Aug 2002 to March 2003

Led small teams that performed black box UI testing of web browsers, website functionality, browser plug-ins, web site scripting and wireless device technologies.

QA Consultant, DCB Software Testing (contract), Seattle, WA Jan 2001 to July 2002

Software testing of technical courseware developed by Microsoft’s Courseware Development and Delivery Group.

QA Test Lead, (online drugstore), Seattle, WA June 2000 to January 2001

Led groups of testers in QA of software packages and web applications added to the website during weekly builds.


QA Test Lead / Senior Test Engineer,

Data Dimensions / ST Labs, Inc., Bellevue, WA September 1996 to May 2000

Full-Time Test Engineer / Test Lead in the outsource testing of software applications


North Seattle Community College January1994 to March 1996

Computer Information Systems Certificate

Programming (C) and Software Testing Emphasis

Edmonds Community College September 1992 to June 1993

Associate of Arts degree, Music Emphasis

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