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Engineer Manager

Novi, MI
February 29, 2020

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A top notch engineer with more than twenty-three years of IT delivery experience. Strong and seasoned Project Manager with heavy focus on Agile methodology and ability to act as a SCRUM Master. A change agent to improve efficiencies of the SDLC and PMO processes. Set direction, plan, assign, design, develop, and execute with a proven record in gaining financial benefits. Provide clarity and technical guidance, and foster staff development and environment enhancement. Manage budget, forecast costs, efficiently utilize assets and resources, and implement solutions through forward-thinking strategies.


Sr. Project/Test Manager TekSystems Inc. at FCA 9/2019 - 12/2019 Auburn Hills, MI

Accountable for the delivery of the Market Application on FCA’s automotive head-units. Identified requirements and analyzed the business needs to guide and support the development and test needs. Responsible for timely delivery and resource management.

Sr. Project/Test Manager TekSystems Inc at Ally Financial Inc. 11/2018 - 8/2019 Detroit, MI

Accountable for the delivery of DFS Warehouse projects. Identified the business requirements and established strong relationships with business and stakeholders. Analyzed the business needs and guided the development and test to meet the customer SLAs, timelines, and investments. Responsible for the on-boarding of resources and their cost-effectiveness.

Engineering Group Manager General Motors 01/2016 – 10/2018 Detroit, MI

Managed, monitored, and reported on General Motors’ Infotainment and Back Office programs. Responsible for global deliveries of future model year vehicle communications and infotainment software systems. A change-agent to implement and manage best practices within GM’s OnStar. GM-certified Program Sponsor and a leader on many projects to enhance GM’s SDLC and OPEX processes. Accountable for defining the work scope with stakeholders, plan, resource, monitor, and report to executives.

Approve of vehicle software and hardware changes, delivery and release plans, budget and staffing plans, and deployment decisions. Enabled GM to realize a profit of nearly $14.5 Million for the period of 2017-2018 and reduce third-party fees by more than $3.4 Million for the same period.

Project/Test Manager Ally Financial Inc. 3/2015 – 10/2015 Detroit, MI

Responsible for the delivery of multiple quality complex IT projects. Developed program plans, engaged stakeholders and monitored progress of deliverables. Hands-on program and testing lead on programs such as Wireless Networking, Network Monitoring, Load Balancing, Web Services, and Data Warehouse ETL processes. Provided QA subject matter expertise on requirements and technical specifications validation. Supported the PMO on risk & mitigation planning and change control and contributed to improving Ally’s APEX processes and guidelines.

Sr. Test Lead/Consultant Blue Cross Blue Shield 5/2014 – 3/2015 Detroit, MI

Led the testing the software integration and functionality of a complex Large Groups Renewals system. Responsible for planning, development, and execution of System Integration and User Acceptance Testing, in addition to leading, training, and performance monitoring of 18+ staff members. Hands-on QTP and SQL ETL testing of data integrity and PHI compliance, and worked with the PMO on resource allocation, test estimations, scheduling, and risk and mitigation planning.

Sr. QA Lead/Consultant Volkswagen Group of America 12/2013 – 5/2014 Auburn Hills, MI

Responsible for the testing and quality assurance of Volkswagen Connected Services (Car-Net) project. Planned, developed, and executed manual and automated testing of VW’s Customer Web Portals and Mobile applications. Responsible for Web Services Selenium and SQL ETL process testing. Planned and monitored QA milestones to meet business objectives, and provided mentoring and direction throughout the development and testing life cycle.

Sr. Test Lead/QA Consultant IBM Global Business Services 7/2013 – 12/2013 East Lansing, MI

Architect and Technical Lead on the development and execution of software integration and functionality validation of HL7 data compliance and ICD9 to ICD10 migration. Led 20+ software test analysts and automation engineers through implementing a QTP test harness for functional and ETL process testing. Managed customer relations, risk and mitigation planning, staff allocation, training, and performance reviews.

Quality Program Consultant Saudi Arabia Royal Commission 11/2011 – 11/2012 Jubail, KSA

Reduced operational costs by 19%; advanced system automation from 40 to 100%; instituted processes to improve efficiency, and trained and realigned staff. Managed $105 million budget and 300+ personnel supporting the daily operation, maintenance and continuous upgrade of Jubail’s water distribution network automation systems. Led the management of four departments: Administration, Maintenance, Operations, and Engineering and Technical Support.

Orchestrated entire software upgrade, including contractor selection, cost and labor negotiation, implementation, and training, resulting in complete system automation and 50% reduction in manual monitoring and emergency labor.

Sr. Software Quality Analyst Intel Corporation 8/2010 – 6/2011 Chandler, AZ

Planned and developed testing for seamless integration of Intel’s media processors and device drivers. Collaborated with design and development teams to develop test strategies, and efficient quality processes.

Led scrum and CCB meetings with cross functional teams through sprint releases.

Authored 400+ procedures and test cases through each phase of the development, testing and integration.

Automated testing and analyzed software in remote and virtual environments, and successfully installed, administered and maintained complex WAN topologies.

Sr. Software Development Engineer in Test Volt Technical Resources 1/09 – 5/10 Bellevue, WA

Analyzed specifications, developed, and maintained changes to Microsoft Communications Protocol Programs (MCPP) technical documentations as an integral member of III.E Team

Ensured Microsoft Corporation completed obligations according to civil action ruling dated November 12, 2002.

Enhanced tools in C/C++ to analyze, test, and debug communication activities in client-server architectures, and wrote defect reports.

Analyzed networking specifications and successfully validated various Microsoft Communications Protocol Program (MCPP) technical documentations such as [MS-RRP], [MS-CIFS], [MS-SMB], [MS-NLMP], and [MS-SMTP].

Sr. Software Validation Engineer Intel Corporation 2004 – 2006 San Diego, CA

Developed enhanced tools to validate functionality and performance, and expanded support for third-party testing as key contributor to the deployment of Intel’s PRO/Wireless LAN solution. Presented reports to management and peers, and collaborated with engineers to deliver optimal testing strategy and solutions.

Developed and maintained a test harness for Intel’s Zcfgsvc service API testing. And expanded the support for third-party enhanced security protocols testing (i.e. CKIP, LEAP, and EAP-FAST).

Sr. Software Test Engineer Applied Micro Circuits Corp. 2000 – 2004 San Diego, CA

The leading manufacturer of connectivity products for the enterprise data center and the leading provider of Fibre Channel-based host bus adapters (HBA’s) for Solaris servers. JNI offered a broad line of Fibre Channel HBA’s, Infiniband Host Channel Adapters, storage ASICS and software. The products operated on Solaris, Windows NT/2000/2003, AIX and Linux systems.

Developed a C/C++ Infiniband-based test harness (device test application) to use for JNI's Infiniband device driver interoperability and compliance with the Infiniband industry standard.

Technology Skills:

HP QC, QTP, LoadRunner, RQM, RFT, Selenium, and SoapUI. C/C++, Java, XML, TCP/IP. Windows and Linux, to name a few.


B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1995 Troy, NY.

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