Work experience

Work experience
2012 - 2013

Quality Assurance Engineer

Dolby Laboratories
  • Drove multiple versions of the Dolby Media Producer Suite (DMPS) software from PRD to GA as the project's QA Lead and sole tester. Suite contained 7 apps, which were tested in parallel.

  • Personally visited and interfaced with several top clients at major movie studios to demonstrate/ promote/provide support for the DMPS product.

  • Proved that a more optimal/efficient algorithm for a specific app could be achieved, and successfully drove its resulting implementation.

  • Generated the first ever documented mastertestplan/testsuites/test cases for DMPS, and composed additional test sets/cases for other projects as well.

  • Always provided first pass when collaborating with product/project managers, SW developers, marketing, and tech writers to peer edit product manuals/documentation on a frequent basis amidst regular testing duties.

  • Consistently performed fullregressions andsubsequentbug regressions for black box functionality,audioquality, performance,andstresstesting using both Agile PLM and Scrum methodologies.

  • Regularly received recognition and rewards from project managers, engineers, and the QA department for providing highly effective, top-quality work while being held accountable for balancing a heavy workload against increasingly aggressive schedules/deadlines.

  • Trained a remote QA Engineer in Poland on DMPS and Dolby Broadcast Tools via video conferencing and e-mail.

  • Directly interacted with in-house, third party, international, and global developers/engineers on a daily basis to further understand the overall system architecture and ensure efficiency in test process/issue resolution.

  • Provided internal support/installations, training, and demos of DMPS for other Dolby employees.

2011 - 2012

FOH/Stage Monitoring Engineer

Eli's Mile High Club
  • Performed front-of-house and stage monitoring mixes for several acts per show.

  • Interfaced with all acts to provide/maintain each evening's schedule and other logistics.

  • Repaired/replaced house equipment as needed.

2005 - 2008

Lead Scanning Technician

Bay Photo Lab
  • Supervised the digital film scanning department consisting of 2 other employees.

  • Second in charge of packaging/presentation for all school district/little league portfolios.

  • Digitally scanned and cropped/imported images into print templates, edited print templates, and performed minor color correction.

  • Performed binding for books/calendars and various other packaging services.

2003 - 2004

FOH Engineer, Deck Sound Engineer

Cabrillo Stage (West Side Story, The Music Man)
  • Successfully and efficiently performed live mixing/monitoring/repair of 32 wireless microphones for over 30 performances.

  • Taught proper usage and safety precautions of lavalier microphones to cast members.

  • Provided assistance with sound design/theater configuration.

2000 - 2005

SQA Technician

Creative Labs Advanced Technology Center
  • Contributed tremendously to push several iterations of the Sound Blaster sound card series through to release.

  • Simultaneously performed black box functionality, audio quality, performance, stress/load, regression, and WHQL testing in parallel on up to 15 systems on a daily basis.

  • Executed numerous test sets against daily audio driver builds, software features, developer tools, firmware, hardware, and plug-ins for PCI/USB sound cards.

  • Consistently held record for most bugs discovered/reported against each Sound Blaster audio driver release.

  • Composed numerous test sets/test cases for the Sound Blaster audio drivers/SW features.

  • Performed testing on several PC/MAC video games for Creative's EAX 3D audio DSP.

  • Provided A/V and SW installation support for various internal needs via Helpdesk tickets.


2008 - 2011

Bachelor of Applied Sciences

Ex’pression College for Digital Arts



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