Professional Profile: Over thirty years computer software development experience. Supervisory experience in verification, integration and test of large-scale real-time communications software. Extensive "hands-on" experience in design, preparation, and execution of system/software test plans. Experienced in CMS, DoD, NASA and FAA software specifications. Have also developed commercial software engineering standards, guidelines and training courses for company- and project- wide use. Specialist in test tools, environments and methodologies (Agile and Waterfall). Newwave Telecom and Technologies, Elkridge, MD 11/2019 to 10/2022 Sr. Test Automation Engineer: For New Jersey Innovation Institute on http://measuresmanager.com was an embedded member of agile scrum team. Responsible for developing performance tests using Neoload. Responsible for standing up functional API and UI test framework using node.js/protractor/selenium-webdriver and cucumber and running it in azure-based CI/CD pipeline. For CMMI, on
https://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/comprehensive-primary-care-plus/ worked on test automation and testing of Artificial Intelligence models used to predict probability of various diseases. Used a selenium and java-based framework for UI test automation. Led an IDOS project-wide API initiative to standardize the API testing approaches and usage of API test automation tools (both open source and commercial) across 6 different platforms. Functional test scripts were written using Test Rail. Developed formal test release documentation (Plans, Summary Reports). Met with business users to clarify user stories and testing requirements. As Test Lead for https://traferium.com/ setup the test automation pipelines on Azure using Blazemeter, K6 and Grafana. As Test Lead for https://newwave.io/saffron-labs/, established the test approach and strategy, evaluated and setup test automation tools (K6 and Headspin) for performance and E2E functional tests using physical mobile devices. FEI Systems, Inc Columbia, MD 3/2018 to 11/2019
SDET Test Automation Engineer for http://CMS.gov (Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services). Embedded member of agile scrum team. Responsible for developing tests using Ruby, Watir and Selenium Webdriver. Automated tests were also developed for verifying the ETL (Oracle -> Postgres -> AWS redshift) and reports out of the data warehouse. Web application code was written in Node.js. Continuous Integration Tests were run using Jenkins and Sauce Labs. Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 12/2009 to 12/2017 Lead QA/Test Engineer for team of 5 QA/test engineers. Developed enterprise-wide QA/Test strategies for Quality Metrics and Test Automation. Functional Test script development and execution using Open Source Test Tools such as Selenium Webdriver, Watir and Cucumber. Used bash shell, Java, Ruby and Gherkin for scripting languages. Neoload was the Performance Testing Tool.
5990 Grove Hill Road, Frederick, MD 21703 301-***-****(c) 443-***-****(f) Viasat, COMSAT Labs Division, Germantown, MD 12/2008 to 12/2009 Lead Test Engineer for Ground Based Beam Former (GBBF) Antenna Pointing and Electronic Beam Steering software. My responsibilities included test procedure review, test script development and execution using Linux Shell, LabView and Quick Test Professional. Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Ft Belvoir, VA 5/2008 to 11/2008 Test Lead My responsibilities included functional and performance testing of the DTRA websites. Performance tests conducted using SilkPerformer. Wrote the Testing SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) based on IEEE-829-2008
US Mint Headquarters, Washington DC 3/2007 through 5/2008 Test Lead Managed team of 7 testers. Wrote the Product Assurance Testing SOP (Standard Operating Procedures). Test Tools included WinRunner, Quick Test Professional, LoadRunner and Quality Center
Sprint/Nextel, Reston VA 5/2006 through 3/2007
Lead Performance Test Consultant for Unified Billing Platform/Next Generation PrePaid
(UBP/NGPP). My responsibilities included writing the performance test strategy, establishing the load models, script development (LoadRunner Web and Tuxedo protocols), and test execution. FannieMae, Washington DC 7/2002 through 5/2006
Test Data Coordinator for Restatement, Test Lead for e-Registration. Siebel Partner Manager, Oracle, Java, XML, WebLogic, SiteMinder and LDAP. I was directly responsible for scheduling, tasking and reporting status of over 15 full-time testers. Titan Corporation, Reston VA 3/2002 through 12/2002 Test Lead for pb-ICE (Performance-Based Integrated Collaborative Environment). I created test plans, scripts, data and procedures to test the web applications using SilkTest (QA Partner). RR Donnelley & Sons, Lancaster, PA 12/2001 through 2/2002 Test Lead for ProFile Performance Improvement. RR Donnelley (RRD). Comsat Laboratories, Clarksburg, MD. 6/1999 through 10/2001 Test Lead for New TDMA Initiative (NTI) Local Management System (LMS). The LMS software was written in C++ and Java, and runs on Sun Solaris 2.7 (server) and NT 4.0 (client). My specific duties included preparation of test plans, test specifications and test procedures beginning with Subsystem Integration and working towards final Production Acceptance Tests. I was responsible for the test setups in the NTI lab, from equipment rack installation through network design and implementation.
NASD, Inc. Rockville, MD 10/1998 through 1/2000
Comsat RSI, Clarksburg, MD. 2/1996 through 10/1998 Test Lead for ACeS (Asia Cellular Satellite System). Established test program from inception through Formal Qualification Test (FQT). Evaluated and procured commercially available testing tools for code coverage, GUI and performance testing. The GUI was developed using Ilog Views and tested using Mercury Interactive's X-Runner. Specified requirements for simulators used in call processing and network management.
MCI Telecommunications Corporation, Arlington, VA 5/1995 through 1/1996 Technical lead over 4 test engineers. Responsible for performance evaluations and tests of various Unix platforms Worked with Unix, C, Oracle, Sybase, CICS, SQL, LoadRunner, and TPNS (Tele Processing Network Simulator). Developed Test Plans, Procedures, scripts, conducted tests and reviews.
American Mobile Satellite Company, Reston, VA 5/1994 through 1/1996 Independent Consultant for Software Integration and Test. My consulting services for AMSC included the following: 1) CGS Formal Test Plan and Test Procedure review. 2) Discrete Event Simulation studies of CGS performance at peak busy hour. 3) Monitoring Formal Test execution COMSAT Labs, Clarksburg, MD 8/1985 to 5/1994
Independent Consultant for Software Integration and Test My responsibilities included writing and maintaining the STP (Software Test Plan) for the project. This document was used for final acceptance testing. Test Equipment used included Ameritec Call Load Generators, Phoenix Bit Error Test Sets/Data Analyzers, Wavetek Arbitrary Waveform Generators, etc. Papers describing work performed presented at 1987 Winter Simulation Conference (Atlanta), 1987 National Conference on Software Testing (Orlando) and the 1992 International Conference on Digital Satellite Communications (ICDSC-9) in Copenhagen, Denmark Part-time consulting highlights
MCI Telecommunications Corporation, Arlington, VA 1/1990 to 6/1990 Independent Technical Consultant – Autotester tool subject matter expert email@example.com
MITRE Corporation, McLean, VA 7/1984 to 8/1985
Member Technical Staff. Performed verification and event simulation modeling of FAA’s Flight Services Automation System. Paper describing this model and its verification presented at the 1985 Winter Simulation Conference in San Francisco. Fairchild Industries, Germantown, MD 5/1982 to 7/1984 Member Technical Staff. Oversaw four V&V engineers, and coordinated the activities of software developers during system test for software releases. Designed and implemented tests done for PQT/FQT, Category I acceptance test.
Singer Company, Link Flight Simulation Division, Binghamton, NY 1/1980 to 5/1982 Technical Instructor. Wrote diagnostics for custom hardware computer/avionics bus interface, specialized memory and I/O system.
M.S. Computer and Information Science, 1987, Hood College, Frederick, Md. University of the State of New York, Albany, N.Y.
- B.S. Computer Science, 1984
- B.S. Chemistry, 1979
Houghton College, Houghton, N.Y.
B.S. General Science and Philosophy, 1977
Trainings and Certifications
- Certified Test Professional – International Institute for Software Testing - 2021
- Certified Agile Tester – iCAgile -2015
- Snowpro Training – Snowflake - 2022
- Appium Fundamentals – Headspin -2022
- LoadRunner 4.0 – Mercury Interactive - 1998
Publications provided upon request.