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Software Quality Assurance Leader

Location:
Frisco, Texas, United States
Posted:
January 31, 2017

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SENIOR SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE

MANAGER / LEAD / ENGINEER

Results-driven software quality professional with 15+ year’s progressive experience in the verification and validation of web-based application systems. Proven ability to lead testing efforts in dynamic, fast-paced environments, meeting aggressive timelines while attaining the highest quality. Possesses expertise in all aspects of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and Agile/Waterfall process models. Promote a culture of trust, accountability, and independence, mentoring others to becoming highly productive team contributors.

SQL .NET HTML XML Web Services (SOAP/REST) SAP Quality Center Team Foundation Server SDLC Software Development Pharmaceutical 21 CFR Part 11 GCP Quality Systems CAPA SOPs Test Strategy Test Management Test Planning Test Automation Regression Testing UAT Agile Scrum Training and Development Project Management Requirements Analysis

SPECIALTIES

Keeping current with testing techniques, best practices, & trends

Understanding agile software development methodologies

Developing software quality standards & procedures

Coaching/mentoring technical abilities & soft skills

Recommending & adopting new technologies

Managing geographically dispersed QA teams

Streamlining test processes for maximum productivity

Solving problems, collaborating, managing conflict

NOTEWORTHY ACHIEVEMENTS

Spearheaded the full adoption of a new comprehensive Quality Management Software Tool (HP Quality Center) to be utilized for both formal validation activities and informal iterative Sprint testing.

Advocated and successfully implemented additional automation testing, leading to a minimum of one Tester per Sprint Team being focused 100% on test automation and quality process improvement.

Managed the transition to a new Defect Management Systems (HP Quality Center) from an obsolete legacy system that no longer met the needs of the organization and was challenging to maintain.

Collaborated with cross-functional team managers to reduce the amount of documentation generated for each product release. This effort reduced documentation by 20% and reducing testing redundancy by 25%.

Improved communications by establishing recurring collaborative meetings between Sprint Teams (globally), and for the automation specialists who now coordinate test schedules and share artifacts.

Provided realistic resource and time estimates to Stakeholders/Product Owners during the early stages of the SDLC. This helped with the scheduling and staffing of critical product development projects.

Led testing efforts for a major strategic software release that involved 8 Scrum teams working on multiple products simultaneously. This important project set the foundation for all subsequent product releases.

EXPERIENCE

XENATIX, Irving, TX 06/16 – 12/16

Software QA Lead

Took responsibility for coordinating the testing for product release development and specification reviews (requirements through detail design), ensuring specifications are clear, complete, testable, and address all functional requirements. Worked with both offshore and onshore cross-functional team to collaboratively deliver quality software based on the business and technical requirement specifications.

FOSSIL, Inc., Richardson, TX 04/16 – 06/16

UAT/QA Manager

Worked directly with the end business users to identify which tests would be most appropriate and effective for determining system adherence to business needs. Offered advice and guidance to PMO with regards to software testing. Worked with the Technology application team to resolve any issues that arise out of the UAT process. Worked with end business users to highlight any issues identified by Technology application team that potentially affects the business.

PAREXEL International, Irvine, CA/Frisco, TX 04/05 – 12/15

Senior Manager, Software Quality Assurance (11/09 – 12/15)

Worked directly with the Engineering Architects to identify which testing tools and validation techniques would be most appropriate and effective for upcoming software development initiatives. Managed 5+ Agile Scrum teams across US and India, assisting with project allocations, technical risk assessments, test plan (+mind map) development, formal testing, and release management activities. Coordinated with all Quality Assurance resources to eliminate or dramatically reduce duplication of effort: This increased team efficiency while paving the way for process harmonization across all locations. Recruited several key offshore SQA Engineering testing resources. Provided oversight of team workload accomplishments, ensuring departmental goals were achieved, and organizational objectives met, promptly managing roadblocks to maintain planned completion schedules. Offered advice and guidance, as the SME, to internal team members on all aspects of software testing.

Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer (02/06 – 10/09)

Software Quality Assurance Analyst (04/05 – 01/06)

MELISSA DATA Corp, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 04/04 – 03/05

QA Software Tester

MANILA ELECTRIC COMPANY (MERALCO), Pasig City, Philippines 05/02 – 01/03

Applications Administrator

TREND MICRO, Quezon City, Philippines 01/01 – 04/02

Product Support Specialist (10/01 – 03/02)

Quality Assurance Engineer (01/01 – 10/01)

ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS, Ltd., Pasig City, Philippines 07/00 – 12/00

SQA Specialist

CUBEPOINT, Inc. Mandaluyong, Philippines 10/99 – 06/00

Programmer/Analyst

SOFTWARE

QA TESTING: HP Application Lifecycle Management (HP ALM) / Quality Center (QC), HP Unified Functional Testing (HP UFT) / HP QuickTest Professional (QTP), Soap UI, RealityCorp ClinTest, Rational Visual Test

AGILE: RallyDev (Agile Development Software for Business Agility), JIRA, Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS)

INCIDENT TRACKING: Quality Center, Rally, Seapine TestTrack, PVCS Tracker, Intuit Quickbase

DATABASE: Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server Management Studio, SQL Server Query Analyzer, Oracle SQL Developer

CODING: Visual Studio, JavaScript, VB.NET, VBScript, CSS, HTML, Windows PowerShell, XML

DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT: SharePoint, OpenText Livelink ECM - Document Management

OFFICE: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, InfoPath, OneNote, Outlook, Lync

CLINICAL SYSTEMS: DataLabs EDC (Electronic Data Capture), DESIGNER (Trial Design), DataLabs Study Archive Tool, MyTrials eClinical Portal

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines,

CERTIFICATIONS

ICAgile Certified Professional – Agile Testing

ICAgile Certified Professional – Agile Test Automation



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