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Director Quality Assurance
12 years experience W2 Arlington, VA
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Recent Experience
Director Quality Assurance 03/19 - present
Auditing
Director Quality Assurance 06/18 - 03/19
Director Quality Assurance 03/17 - 06/18
Summary

  • A versatile, intuitive, and results-driven Executive-level leader well-versed in all aspects of Software Quality Assurance and adept at delivering high-quality enterprise systems for commercial and government clients, recognized as a fair and equitable team leader.
  • Highly passionate about all forms of technology, with advanced skills in cloud computing/tools. A skilled communicator who is capable of aligning technology teams with strategic business objectives to deliver on customer commitments successfully.
  • Demonstrated good analytical skills and well-reasoned judgment and decision making in identifying and conveying complex issues and institution-specific strengths and weaknesses.
  • Proficient in leading productive and efficient team meetings, ensuring that team members are adequately informed and can communicate project interactions and arrangements to ensure the success of the project.
  • Capable of driving organizational change by leveraging people skills, process talents, and objective setting practices and possesses a strong record of success in fast-paced and demanding environments.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with good interpersonal, managerial, and organizational skills to communicate with different departments and the public and work in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
  • Outstanding leadership skills and vision to drive the department, ability to multi-task, and work under pressure and strict deadlines, can work in collaboration with a team or individually to achieve success and goals.

Accomplishments

  • Obtained ISO 9001 Certification and implemented process improvement QA program to increase the number of attainable government contracts and revenue at QuantaDyn
  • Creation and implementation of a QA Methodology, Test Management Plan, Usability Testing, Defect Management Plan, Code Migration Plan, test scripts, automation, overall test policies and procedures and Workflow Processes at Sagence Learning
  • Implemented an innovative Quality Assurance framework throughout the enterprise organization at American Public University System
  • Achieved significant cost reductions and enhanced revenue generation using quantifiable improvements to the SDLC process through specializing in requirement management, functional, API, and data testing strategies
  • Implemented a successful Artificial Intelligence platform for learning concepts enabling advanced insights to client challenges and execution at Scriyb leading to greater student retention

Skill Areas:

  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Leadership
  • Startup Companies
  • Strategic Planning
  • Process Improvements
  • Relationship Building
  • Staff Optimization
  • System Development
  • Business Development
  • Budget Planning
  • P&L
  • Complex Problem-solving
  • Agility
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Data Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Team Leadership
  • User Experience
  • Training & Development
  • Cross-Functional Team Collaboration
  • Policy Development
  • Change Management
  • Project Management
  • Problem/Conflict Resolution

Certifications

  • Certified Quality Auditor Certification
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Certified Software Test Manager (CSTM)
  • Certified Test Foundation Level (CTFL)
  • International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB)
  • Certified 508 Compliance Tester
  • Best Practices in Requirement, Test & Project Management
  • Certified ITIL Foundation Concepts
  • Cloud Computing - Core Concepts
  • Penetration Tester
  • EU GDPR Data Protection Officer
  • Business Development Foundation

Technical Skills

  • Tools: WinRunner, QTP, Load Runner, Test Director, QC, Empirix, Grinder, TOAD, Teradata, Visual Studio 2017, BrBugz, JIRA, PVCS, Visual Source safe, JAWS, OTM, SOAPUI, JMETER, DOORS, Postman, Selenium IDE, BrowserStack, Jenkins, Git, GitHub, AWS Cloud, Microsoft Test Manager, TFS, SharePoint, Citrix, VMware, Confluence, Araxis, ExamDiff, WAT, Cucumber, Salesforce, Minitab, Microsoft Office 365, Jasper, Balsamic, OWASP ZAP 2.7.0 Tableau Desktop 10, MicroStrategy, POP, Moqups, Axure, Azure, Eclipse, SVN, Appium
  • Programming Languages: VS.Net, VB.Net, C#, J2EE, Java, Visual Basic, Test Script Language, COBOL, VB Script ASP.NET, .NET, HTML AngularJS, Python, Ruby
  • Operating Systems: Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, UNIX, Apple IOS, Apple OS, Android
  • Databases: SQL Server 2000/2005, MYSQL 2017, Oracle 8i, Microsoft Access 2003
  • Other: Microsoft Project 2016, Word, Excel, Visio 2016, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office 2016, MS FrontPage 2003, ADFS

Languages Known

  • English and Dutch

Top 5 Skills
SkillsProficiencyLast Used
Auditing
2020
Compliance
2014
Project Management
2014
Education and Certifications
Master's in Cyber Security
American Public University
Bachelor's in Chemical Technology
University of Rotterdam
Pharmacy Assistant, Zadkine College, Rotterdam, PMP (Exam scheduled,
Certified Quality Auditor Certification,
Preferences
Availability:Immediately
Willing to relocate?:Yes
Relocation preference
Any location
Prepared to Travel:No travel (0%)
Employment Type:Any
Security Clearance:No clearance
Citizenship:U.S. Citizen