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Engineer Test

Gastonia, NC
January 16, 2020

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919-***-**** Clover, SC *****


IT Professional specializing in product assurance, QA analysis, test process improvement, systems configuration and troubleshooting. Expert with IBM and Lenovo Enterprise servers; and, systems management software testing, both manual and automated. Proven ability to adapt and learn quickly while increasing scope of responsibility.


Software testing, manual or automated using Java, REST API, Selenium. SW/FW security testing: Nessus and AppScan. UEFI and service processor code testing, error injection. Adapter/switch configurations: Fiber Channel, HBAs, CNAs: FCoE, HW-ISCSI, NIC virtualization: VNIC1, VNIC2, UFP, SR-IOV. InfiniBand, RDMA/RoCE, MPI/VPI. FC switches, SAN fabrics, zoning, multipath. RAID controllers, HDD/SSD. Converged switches: Layer 2 & 3 testing, scalable, fabric extension, stacking, CEE, VLANs, LACP, trunking, UFP, QoS. Storage arrays. NetApp ONTAP. Nutanix Clusters. Board-level debug. Classical testing.


Test Lead - Guiding teams of testers executing required coverage to schedule in various lead roles.

Test Execution - Diverse plan and case execution for IBM and Lenovo servers, adapters, switches, storage, management software, and mobile app testing.

Test Planning - Development and revision of test coverage maps from product specifications including unit and scale testing within waterfall and agile development. Test process improvement with quantifiable results for defect detection and field incident reduction.

Server Configuration – IBM and ThinkSystems including high-end, hyperconverged (ThinkAgile), custom hyperscale, high density, flex and blade including all supported adapters and switches.

Set up & Debug - LAN, SAN, clustering, virtualization, and the interoperability of platform, adapter, switch and storage functions. Code stack bug analysis using scaled endpoint management.

Enterprise OS - Configure and troubleshoot for driver and network protocol testing using Windows Server (HyperV), RHEL (KVM), SLES (Xen), VMware, AIX and VIOS (IBM Power7).

Test tools - Stress testing and benchmarking tools, test case and test plan writing/tracking tools, ClearQuest, Bugzilla, Confluence, Jira.


Lenovo DCG - RTP, NC 2014-2019

Test Lead – Staff Test Engineer

Support of lab personnel and project managers at multiple sites in writing, editing, and executing diverse test plans in parallel with product quality ownership for server options and software coverage

Scaled integration test process improvement using customer action modeling and ad hoc approaches informed by baselining, troubleshooting, and field data.

Set up and testing for numerous supported configurations of Lenovo Enterprise servers, network I/O, storage, and management software at each stage of development.

Lenovo XClarity software scale testing, sprint testing, manual and automated.

Support for custom enterprise configuration requests with same-day turnaround

Promoted and consistently well rated with measurable field incident reduction and prevention

Dan Alan Rathburn 919-***-**** Page 2

IBM - RTP, NC 2012-2014 Test Lead

Promoted to IBM lead role with supervisory responsibility for test lab personnel in IBM System X.

Developed and executed test plans for converged and storage adapters and chassis switches.

Oversaw contractors to execute specified coverage within resource constraints.

Flex and high-density server option interoperability test coverage ownership.

Troubleshooting setups for all supported network protocols to insure valid defect detection.

CNA and converged switch configurations, fiber channel and SAN fabrics, InfiniBand, RDMA.

CTG/IBM - RTP, NC 2010-2012 IBM Blade - Flex Interoperability Tester

Set up and verified functionality of supported Blade Server configurations in IBM System X.

Specialized in network set up for NIC and ethernet switch evaluation.

Trained and supported test lab personnel through many staff changes.

FC multipath and NIC teaming, zoning and VLANs, port virtualization bridging to multiple VMs.

CTG/IBM - RTP, NC 2005-2008 Classical Test - BIOS Test Focal Point

Wrote and carried out firmware test plans for IBM Point of Sale systems and printers.

Functional and classical testing for all Retail Store Systems and I/O under development.

Suntech Medical Instruments - Raleigh, NC 2002-2003 Electronic Technician

Test, debug, and repair of printed circuit boards for medical equipment.

Recover PCB inventory through HW debug of manufacturing and other fault issues.

IBM - Raleigh, NC 2000-2001


Board-level rework and repair of IBM Retail Store Systems and I/O.

Model engineering changes for systems under development


Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC

A.A.S, Electrical Engineering Technology

Johnston Community College Smithfield, NC

Continuing Education courses: A+, Network +, and Security +

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