TITLE: Software Tester, Software Test Engineer, Algorithm Tester, Product Tester
SKILLS: Java, 4Test, Matlab, C++, C, SQL, Perl, XML, HTML,
SilkTest, Matlab, InstallShield, Eclipse, JUnit, ABI GeneMapper, ABI SDS, Eclipse, PVCS, VSS,
Bugzilla, Oracle, FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Visual C++, Macromedia HomeSite, CorelDraw/PhotoPaint
LOCATION: Bay Area, Silicon Valley, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose,
Sacramento, Capital Corridor, Berkeley, Emeryville, El Cerrito, Richmond,
Hayward, Union City, Fremont, San Ramon, San Rafael, Novato, Marin, Livermore,
Dublin, Pleasanton, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Walnut Creek, Orinda, CA, 94546
CREDENTIALS: BS, MS, Bachelors, Masters, CS, Computer Science, Comp. Sci.,
Java certification, certified Java 2 Programmer, Chemistry, Chem,
Segue, SilkTest, 4Test, InstallShield, Macrovision,
CalTech, California Institute of Technology, UC Berkeley, Cal,
University of California, Berkeley, UC Extension, UCB, SUNYAB, SUNY Buffalo,
SUNY at Buffalo, State University of New York at Buffalo, CSUH,
Cal State Hayward, California State University, Hayward
OBJECTIVE: Software test or development position using programming, chemistry and research skills.
SUMMARY: Focused software test engineer with experience in medical diagnostics,
DNA sequencing, and high-throughput PCR applications. Created requirements,
design, verification and validation documentation for US IVD and CE Marked assays.
Developed automation test suites for algorithm and GUI testing.
Additional three years programming experience in theoretical chemistry.
Demonstrated organizational, communication and teaching skills from four years
as an experimental chemistry laboratory manager. Updated existing skills by
returning to school with a focus on databases, OOP, and web development.
Highly motivated, detail-oriented individual who can work independently
or within a team.
Certified Tester, Foundation Level (ASTQB) - September 2006
Segue Certified SilkTest Engineer - December 2004
Database Management Certificate Program - UC Berkeley Extension April 2003
Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 - November, 2001 (Score: 56/59)
BS (computer science) - CSU Hayward 2001 (Hayward GPA: 4.0; High Academic Achievement Award)
Graduate Student (computational chemistry) - UC Berkeley 1992-1994 (left in order to change careers)
MS (computational chemistry) - Caltech, 1992
BA (chemistry), minor (mathematics) -SUNY Buffalo, 1990 (Summa Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa)
COMPUTER AND INSTRUMENTATION SKILLS
Programming Languages: Java, 4Test, Matlab, C++, C, SQL, Perl, XML, HTML
Programs: SilkTest, Matlab, InstallShield, Eclipse, JUnit, ABI GeneMapper,
ABI SDS, Eclipse, PVCS, VSS, Bugzilla, Oracle, FileMaker Pro,
Microsoft Visual C++, Macromedia HomeSite, CorelDraw/PhotoPaint
Instruments: DNA Sequencer (ABI PRISM 3100), PCR (ABI PRISM 7900),
UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, Gas Chromatograph, Ion Chromatograph
- Performed full design control activities (specifications to test) on company upgrade
of ASR product for cystic fibrosis (80% of company revenue) to CE Mark. Created design control
documentation (requirements, design, and test) and executed test protocol. All deliverables
completed on schedule. CE Marked October 2004. Won DNA award from company for project.
Test lead on US IVD submission. Product submitted to FDA 7/2006.
- Member of team upgrading US IVD software for analyzing HIV samples. Created 650 sample files
for comprehensive testing of drug logic. Team worked seven days a week to complete
the project on time (one month). FDA granted approval one month after submission.
Entire team won DNA award from company for efforts.
- Facilitated development of GeneMapper parameters for new assay. Coordinated resources
from assay development, software development, and customer support to determine assay needs
and test data. Problem team had been working on for months was solved in two weeks.
Assay successfully delivered to three test sites 9/2005.
- Created InstallShield tutorial for team members new to building installers. Programmed actual
working final version of installer. Wrote step-by-step document. Tutorial used by virtually
the entire team; all team members who have used the tutorial have subsequently built installers
for their applications.
CELERA / CELERA DIAGNOSTICS, Alameda, CA (2003-present)
Staff Test Engineer (2006-Present)
Senior Software Test Engineer (2004-2006)
Software Test Engineer (2003-2004)
- Received three company DNA Awards in the first two years of employment.
- Performed verification and validation activities for software used in
diagnostic assays for cystic fibrosis (2 projects), HCV (3 projects),
and HIV (2 projects). Test lead for 1+ test engineers on two of these projects.
Activities include creation of all design control documentation (specifications,
design description, system test protocol, and test summary report),
risk assessment support, installer creation, and Gold Master CD creation.
- Automated GUI testing and data generation of software for multiple projects
- Automated assessment of software analysis parameters for cystic fibrosis assay
using Matlab. Allowed quick assessment of parameter changes using over 1000 samples
as a test set.
- Automated testing of algorithm used in computing HCV titer using Matlab.
- Validated checksum tool for CD duplication verification. Created all required
validation documentation. Application used on all subsequent projects.
- Performed JUnit testing and code review on preliminary software framework
(using Spring) for new products. Created over 300 unit tests. Implemented many
recommended code changes directly.
APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, Foster City, CA (2002-2003)
Software Test Engineer (Contractor) - High-Throughput PCR (SDS 2.1)
- Developed test suite for analysis of algorithms analyzing SNP data.
Automated test suite to generate rapid feedback for the development team.
- Wrote high-level test summaries of each SNP algorithm version for
distribution to the entire project team.
- Streamlined and augmented test suite for software controlling automated
data collection system.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Berkeley, CA (1995 - 1999)
Staff Research Associate II - Instructional Support, General Chemistry
- Distinguished Service Award 1997-1998.
- Provided instructional support for all general chemistry lab courses at
UC Berkeley (1400 students per semester); coordinated labs with course
instructors, assisted students, hired and trained staff of 20-25 students,
and performed experiment testing/troubleshooting.
- Supported approximately 10 instrument types and over 30 computers.
- Created original web site for honors student projects.
REFERENCES (to email: replace _at_ with @)
Manager, Product Test Group , Applied Biosystems, Foster City
Product Test Group (Algorithms), Applied Biosystems, Foster City
Product Test Group (Data Collection), Applied Biosystems, Foster City
Professor , California State University, Hayward
Lecturer , California State University, Hayward
Manager, Instructional Support, University of California, Berkeley
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