Darren Mitchenson

Interest

I am learning to read Japanese and plan on learning the language when I find a suitable course.

Summary

Over 10 years in Software testing within a wide variety of projects and products.

Work History

Work History
Jul 2008 - Present

Senior Quality Assurance Lead

Dun & Bradstreet
Part of the Global QA COE reporting directly to the Global QA Lead. Global Process & Documentation enhancement. Managing the Automation of the Monitoring & Scoring UAT. Test Management of Major releases.
Oct 2007 - Jul 2008

Test Consultant/Product Verification Engineer

Quantel
Test Consultant helping increase the testing effectiveness within the Product Verification Department and advising on the approach to slim line the testing of Quantel products.
Dec 2006 - May 2007

Requirements Verification Manager

O2 Airwave
Production and maintenance of the Requirements Verification Traceability Matrix.
Jan 2006 - Nov 2006

Senior Test Engineer/Quality Manager

BT
Creation of the Test Documentation for Integration, Regression and End-to-End (Test Plans, Test Specifications & Procedures) Support of the Test Execution for off-shore test engineers Test Execution Management Problem/Defect Tracking User Acceptance Testing Support Quality Management of the Creation of Test Documentation Assurance Process support Risk Assessment for failed deliverables Quality gate execution and management
Nov 2000 - Dec 2005

Systems Integration/Test Engineer

BT
Technical Team Leader Integration, validation, verification and test. Planning for the test script creation, model usage and test execution. Test Documentation for Integration, Regression and End-to-End (Test Plans, Test Specifications & Procedures) Test Execution (Integration, Regression and End-to-End) Future Work Analysis Model Set-up Project Management Model/Time Management People Management Managing the Test Environment and the Test Documentation produced by other members of the team. Problem/Defect Tracking Customer Acceptance Testing Support Quality gate execution and management
Dec 1998 - Jun 2000

Test Engineer

Compaq
Managing the Test Environment and Test Documentation. Ownership of the full test lifecycle and test strategy. Writing Acceptance Test Specifications & Procedures Test Execution and Analysis including functional, performance, acceptance and Y2000 Testing. System Configuration and Build. Defect Tracking. Customer Liaison.
Nov 1997 - Nov 1998

Test Engineer

EASAMS
Pre-sales consultancy, presentations to customers/potential customers and writing project proposals. Analysis of customer/potential customer requirements. Analysis of test environment and setting up a complete test environment. Writing approach documents. Test management. Load/performance/stress testing (automated using WinRunner, LoadRunner and Test Director, and using SQL scripts), functional testing (automated and manual), integration, systems, acceptance and Y2K testing. Results analysis and managing defect-tracking process. Time and resource planning. Managing the test teams day to day running.
Aug 1996 - Nov 1997

Test Engineer

BT
Test strategies, plans, cases, scripts, documentation and reports while problem-solving errors.
1994 - 1996

Sales Assistant

Office One
Sold PCs end Peripherals while at University
1992 - 1992

Junior Developer

Mandata

Education

Education
1993 - 1996

University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1983 - 1988

Lord Lawson

Skills

Skills

Test Management

Certifications

Certifications
Feb 2010 - Present

ISEB Intermediate Software Testing

ISEB