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Sep 2014Feb 2015

Software Test and Quality Assurance

Abacus Group

● Acquired Scrum Fundamentals Certification and practiced Agile Software Methodologies in a software development environment on various Scrum teams. Used YouTrack for coordinating tasks among team members and organize releases to the customer.
● Created and executed test plans based on requirements specifications for User Interface (UI) functionality and back-end Tables, Views and Materialized Views in MS SQL Developer and Oracle SQL Developer. Used TortoiseSVN for revision control of test plans.
● Took over Quality Assurance review of test plans. Mentored and trained test team members in the Quality Assurance process and expectations, improving the quality of the test plans and reducing the number of escapes. Worked on several projects using web front-end and engine database back-end.
● Technologies Used: YouTrack, TortoiseSVN, MS SQL Developer, Oracle SQL Developer, Scrum, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point

Apr 2013Aug 2014

Software Engineer

Randstad Technologies

● S-97 CRPU OFP Stub Testing – Analyzed DOORS requirements and created test procedures for each one. Used IBM Rational Synergy and Change for task and change tracking. Ran test procedures on software test equipment and recorded results. Requested updates to requirements as needed. Reviewed embedded C code. Finished under budget and 6 months ahead of schedule.
● F-15 OFP Software Final Qualification Testing – Analyzed linked DOORS requirements for test coverage and created test procedures. Tracked reviews of and changes to requirements and/or test procedures. Ran automated test sets on software test equipment; tracked results and provided feedback to developers and customers. Coordinated debug and repair of shared test assets as needed. Updated documentation such as Software Verification Plan with requirements updates to conform to Data Item Descriptions (DID). Lead, trained and mentored new verification test team members. Created work instructions to improve training and onboarding of new members and standardize practices across the team.
● Technologies Used: Agile Methodologies; TCP/IP; Wireshark; PuTTY; DOORS; CTLS; Citrix; Aventail; MIL-STD-1553; MIL-STD-1760; RS-232 and RS-422 serial interfaces; IBM Rational Synergy and Synergy Change; Windows XP and 7; Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint; avionic simulators for S-97 and F-15

Feb 2013Apr 2013

Independent Contractor

Sunshine Learning Systems

● Tested the interface of developing websites with various browsers and operating systems. Wrote high level procedures; performed and documented manual testing. Suggested modifications to perceived requirements.
● Technologies Used: Internet Explorer; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome each on Windows Vista, XP, 7; Silk on Kindle Fire; and Google Chrome on Android; Microsoft Office Word and Excel

Nov 2010Jan 2013

Software Quality Engineer

Airborne Systems, North America

● Guided Precision Arial Delivery Systems (GPADS) Interfaced with customer engineering counterparts and program management to coordinate requirements expectations and perceptions. Wrote and executed test protocols for existing and new applications; reviewed embedded C code. Supported development and qualification testing of new equipment at remote sites. Worked closely with a diverse team of parachute, software and hardware design engineers on fast paced and dynamic programs.
● Implemented and managed a configuration management process and database for both software and hardware. Established processes and procedures to improve the transfer of hardware and software technology from the research and development stage into a production environment. Worked with the supply base to mitigate risk through improved testing and overall hardware/software quality.
● Represented the quality department and lead Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings. Developed policies and procedures according to ISO 9001:2008 and compatible with Agile development methodologies achieving ISO 9001:2008 recertification.
● Technologies Used: TortoiseSVN; Embedded C; Agile Methodologies; Windows 7 Embedded, XP and 7; Syspro; Microsoft SharePoint, Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint; PuTTY; Ethernet; JPADS 2K and 10K; MicroFly; FireFly; FlyClops; jTrax-Mission Planner; Handheld Algiz7; RS-HC2; GPS; ISO 9001:2008

Apr 2002Oct 2010

Software Engineer

L-3 Communication Systems

● Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Group; COMINT Group; Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) COMSEC/TRANSEC System (ACTS) Group: Used requirements-driven development, including analyzing and converting System Requirements into Software Requirements in DOORS. Created and executed integration test procedures for said requirements.
● Generated documents per government and company standards. Wrote and reviewed use cases; detail design and other documents; C, C++, Visual Basic and Assembly code; various shell scripts; and system level procedures.
● Created procedures to optimize the handling and testing of complex embedded deliverables and software load packages for shipping. Oversaw and facilitated configuration management.
● Conducted management oversight meetings of program defect tracking in Rational Clear Quest and supported defect tracking by keeping team members trained in the use of Rational Clear Quest and up to date with their respective defect issues. Took meticulous notes to document meetings, events and solutions to problems saving the company millions of dollars.
● Conducted weekly audits and managed user accounts as Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) for two classified systems.
● Technologies Used: Embedded C; C; C++; Visual Basic; Assembly; Rhapsody; Visual C++ .Net GUI; TCP/IP; MIL-STD-1553; RS-232 and RS-422 serial interfaces; CMMI Level 3; DOORS; Virtual Development Environment (VDE); Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest

Oct 1999Mar 2002

Software Engineer

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

● F-16 Test Station Software Design Group: Worked on models of real-time embedded software. Participated in the requirements development process between the systems and software teams. Reviewed requirements; inspected design changes, code and test procedures; designed; developed and implemented new software models in appropriate baselines; wrote test procedures from requirements; maintained and tested software baselines in support of various Integrated Test Station (ITS) projects, including five software models over six software projects.
● Created and maintained avionics test station databases for various programs and baselines using Raima database and Perl scripts to port the raw data from an Oracle database of text documents in PIE. Improved and documented the process of creating and configuring the database.
● Technologies Used: C; FORTRAN; UNIX; Ideas; Perl; Raima database; PIE; GNU Emacs; MIL-STD-1553; RS-232 serial interfaces; SEI Level 4; Fagan Inspections

Dec 1995Sep 1999

CTI (Spanish Linguist), Petty Officer Third Class

US Navy

● Clearance: Top Secret SCI, per the Defense Language Proficiency Test, 1998: limited working proficiency in reading and understanding spoken German and Spanish.
● Contributed to the successful analysis and reporting of high-level national interest targets. Dual-language qualification in Spanish and German was invaluable to assist the training of new personnel, as well as augmenting two other missions in addition to the primary mission.
● In addition to routine duties, familiarized trainees with Sun computer systems and UNIX software. Fielded hardware and software questions for coworkers on Sun and Windows NT LANs.
● Technologies Used: UNIX; Windows NT; SunOS



Graduate level Electrical Engineering (12 credits)

Drexel University

Three academic quarters to further my education while working at L-3 Communications



Park College

Now Park University

Completed degree work online and on base while working rotating shifts in the Navy



Monterey Peninsula College

Completed degree work while at the Defense Language Institute in the Navy


Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering (45 credits)

Stevens Institute of Technology 

Three academic semesters

Two semester of co-operative education

Two semesters abroad at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany



Limited conversational proficiency


Limited conversational proficiency