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Kenneth
kennethta@earthlink.net
314-276-8993
Saint Louis, MO 63199
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Information Technology
Nov 2012 - present
Testing lead for the Charter's in-house projects (Ariba, Charter.com and CAP/AOP). Responsible for analyzing requirements for test ability, creating the test strategy and producing both the Test Plan and Test Cases. Responsible for interviewing and hiring testing resources for the project while managing scope and budget for the project. Environment: Microsoft .NET, ASP, VB, ADO, PRISM, Bugzilla, Java, PVCS Software Change Management, Rational Progress, Microsoft SQL Server Test Lead Contractor Preferred Resources
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Information Technology
Dec 2011 - Nov 2012
Testing lead for the company's largest and most mission critical project. Responsible for analyzing requirements for test ability, creating the test strategy and producing both the Test Plan and Test Cases. QA was done in both a Waterfall and a iterative environment. Responsible for interviewing and hiring testing resources for the project while managing scope and budget for the project.
  • Defined automated test requirements and assist in design and implementation of necessary automated test scripts.
  • Ensured Agile methodology compliance and manage resolutions, reporting to management as necessary.
  • Ensured timely and accurate communication with project staff throughout the life cycle of the project. Environment: Microsoft .NET, ASP, VB, ADO, PRISM, Bugzilla, Java, PVCS Software Change Management, Rational Progress, Microsoft SQL Server
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Test Lead Contractor Collabra
Information Technology
Jun 2010 - Dec 2011
  • Created acceptance test plans and acceptance criteria.
  • Worked with business users on a day-to-day basis.
  • Defined overall testing strategy and system test plan for assigned projects.
  • Supervised testing activities utilizing offshore testing resources on several projects at once.
  • Reviewed and analyzed testing strategy and results when other parties perform project testing.
  • Defined automated test requirements and assist in design and implementation of necessary automated test scripts.
  • Applications and platform were built using, Microsoft .NET framework programming including ASP, VB, ADO, Bugzilla, Java and PVCS Software Change Management, Progress and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Excellent writing skills. Created both technical and non-technical documents. Analyze and design systems from a business perspective (e.g., Not only, "How do I build the system ", but "What is the best solution for the business ").
  • Managed the planning, scheduling, and execution of functional, integration and User acceptance Testing Environment: MS .NET Framework, ASP, Visual Basic, ADO, Bugzilla, Java, PVCS Software Change Management, SQL Server, Mercury Quality Center
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QA Project Manager Contractor Stockel Resources
Nov 2009 - Jun 2010
Responsible for assembling project teams, assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing schedule to ensure timely completion of project deadlines and milestones.
  • Ensured Agile methodology compliance and manage resolutions, reporting to management as necessary.
  • Ensured timely and accurate communication with project staff throughout the life cycle of the project.
  • Regularly communicate with senior management regarding status of specific project deliverables.
  • Worked with customers in defining User Acceptance Test (UAT), monitoring the development of test cases, and execution of the test.
  • Responsible for creating detailed design documents, test plans, and implementation plans. Required to lead or participate in design reviews, code reviews, and test results reviews to ensure quality of the product delivered. Environment: Unix, Oracle
Agile Methodology Project Management Quality Assurance Test Case Preparation Test Planning
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Sr. QA/Project Manager Perm
Apr 2006 - Nov 2009
Responsible for planning and directing Quality Assurance and Software Change Control policies, programs, and initiatives.
  • Implement company wide software quality assurance and change control concepts, practices and procedures, responsible for providing leadership in all activities related to the quality and releasing of software and testing.
  • Lead and direct the work of others, and worked closely with other senior IT leaders in the execution of quality assurance and software change disciplines.
  • Applications and platform were built using, Microsoft .NET framework programming including ASP, VB, ADO, Bugzilla, Java and PVCS Software Change Management, Progress and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Excellent writing skills. Created both technical and non-technical documents. Analyze and design systems from a business perspective (e.g., Not only, "How do I build the system ", but "What is the best solution for the business "). Environment: Microsoft .NET, ASP, VB, ADO, PRISM, Bugzilla, Java, PVCS Software Change Management, Rational Progress, Microsoft SQL Server
Bugzilla Change Management Microsoft Excel Project Management Quality Assurance SQL
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Sr. Web Project Manager Contractor Preferred Resources
Mar 2005 - Apr 2006
Managed projects and teams of various sizes up to 25 people in a fast-paced environment.
  • Worked with QA teams to be sure all applications were successfully tested.
  • Organized the work of a group of Engineers in a matrix-managed environment.
  • Executed the Project Life Cycle from inception to deployment, including test planning and documentation. Responsible for budgeting and forecasting for projects managed.
  • Acted as a liaison between the Business Units and Engineering technologies to coordinate and manage Software Development Projects.
  • Developed and drove processes to handle prioritization of work across the business.
  • Used Agile and Rational methodologies, specifically writing Use Cases and Context Flow Diagrams.
  • Effectively and aggressively manage projects to accomplish business goals including major web projects for Maritz Incentives, and Research companies. Document project requirements, Formulate and maintain project plans. Environment: Microsoft .NET, Java SQL Server
Agile Methodology Project Management Quality Assurance
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Lead QA Analyst Contractor
Information Technology
Nov 2003 - Mar 2005
Defined overall testing strategy and system test plan for assigned projects.
  • Participated in and monitor test execution by on and offshore resources for assigned projects.
  • Supervised testing activities utilizing offshore testing resources on several projects at once.
  • Reviewed and analyzed testing strategy and results when other parties perform project testing.
  • Defined automated test requirements and assist in design and implementation of necessary automated test scripts.
  • Managed the planning, scheduling, and execution of functional, integration and regression testing activities to meet environment entrance/exit criteria and release objectives utilizing software development processes and Mercury WinRunner.
  • Worked with Development organizations to ensure sufficient unit, integration, and system testing has been performed prior to QA turnover.
  • Worked with customers in defining User Acceptance Test (UAT), monitoring the development of test cases, and execution of the test. Environment: Unix, PRISM, Java
Automated Testing Quality Assurance Regression Testing System Testing Test Case Preparation Test Planning
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Sr. Business Analyst Contractor Collabra
Information Technology
Jul 2003 - Nov 2003
Duties included leadership of project teams and resources, facilitating design sessions.
  • Designed business solutions.
  • Defined and documented detailed design requirements.
  • Identified and resolved issues.
  • Designed data models.
  • Worked with technical resources to ensure accurate translation of specifications into workable application code.
  • Created acceptance test plans and acceptance criteria.
  • Worked with business users on a day-to-day basis.
  • Managed the planning, scheduling, and execution of functional, integration and regression testing activities to meet environment entrance/exit criteria and release objectives utilizing software development processes and Rational Unified Process Environment: Unix, Oracle Software Quality Assurance Lead Contractor Bradford &Galt
Business Analysis
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Consultant brought
Information Technology
Sep 2002 - Jul 2003
in to evaluate the technical environment of the Data Warehouse and make recommendations on starting a new QA department.
  • Recommendations included new processes, procedures and a robust SQA methodology. Technical environment was built upon DB2 and UNIX utilizing several programming languages (I.e. UNIX Scripts, C, C++, COBOL, and SQL).
  • Responsible for doing a lot of hands on at first while training QA team. Assigned as mentor to several less experienced testers within the group.
  • Assigned as QA Trainer to all Data Warehouse managers, developers and testers.
  • Responsible for creating detailed design documents, test plans, and implementation plans. Required to lead or participate in design reviews, code reviews, and test results reviews to ensure quality of the product delivered. Environment: UNIX Scripts, C, C++, COBOL, SQL, DB2, SQA Methodology, IT Unified Process QA Project Lead
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Information Technology
Jan 2000 - Jul 2002
Responsible for leading/managing a team of 35-40 application system testers. Directly responsible for the overall QA process for several projects.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and administrative duties of System testing tools (Testdirector).
  • Manager of telecom UNIX, C, COBOL and Java development teams with responsibility for all development tasks.
  • Managed a team of 7-10 programmers and Team Leaders.
  • Participated in document writing (requirements, impact assessments, and release notes), System testing using automated testing tools (i.e. Winrunner and Testdirector) and design tasks.
  • Trained and guided new employees, and participate in frequent daily sessions with the client.
  • Responsibilities include defining business requirements, developing software solutions that support project needs, managing vendor development, and providing testing support and ongoing technical expertise.
  • Worked with the operations technical teams, applications developers, and customers from various business units.
  • Performed project management tasks including: project initiation, project justification & approval, budgeting and forecasting, project planning and estimating, monitoring progress and status reporting, project tracking & control, issues & risk management, change management and coordinating communications among team members and project stakeholders. Environment: UNIX, C, COBOL, Java, PRISM, Winrunner, Testdirector Consultant/Project Lead-First Health Contractor
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Information Technology
Jun 1998 - Dec 1999
Phoenix, AZ
Managed a team of developers thru the SDLC to maintain and enhance the companies EDI software. Levels include Team Leads, Sr. Developers and Developers.
  • Utilized experiences with C, COBOL, DCL and Ingres on a VAX VMS platform to process large amounts of Insurance Claims that come in through the EDI process.
  • Led efforts to migrate all Claims Processing applications over from Ingres to Open Ingres to Oracle.
  • Led efforts for a migration from the mainframe to HP UX. Migration consisted of moving several hundred programs and scripts.
  • Responsible for adhering to budgets for this project, made presentations, prepare timelines, track progress of direct reports and provided status reports to Management. Environment: SDLC, C, COBOL, DCL, Oracle, VAX VMS, HP UX
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Senior Software Engineer
Information Technology
Jun 1998 - Jun 1998
Contractor Led a team of 7 programmers on a project to bring current software up to Y2K standards.
  • Utilized experiences with C, COBOL, DCL and Database concepts to bring the system and applications up to Y2K standards.
  • Wrote and updated applications to speed up productivity in the FAB.
  • Performed Workstream related functions to enhance productivity. Environment: C, COBOL, DCL, Workstream
C Software Engineer
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Senior Software Engineer/Team Lead
Information Technology
May 1997 - Jun 1998
Atlanta, GA
Managed a group of 25 developers tasked to research and define new wireless practices that could be introduced as new functionality for the existing product.
  • Used experiences in C, COBOL, UNIX and INGRES Database concepts to create Customer Care and billing systems.
  • Used various skills to take several projects through the Software Development life cycle.
  • Performed analysis to add new functionality to product (i.e. Credit Card Billing and CIBER Compliance). Environment: C, COBOL, UNIX, INGRES
C Software Engineer UNIX
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Lead Programmer
Information Technology
Feb 1994 - May 1997
Atlanta, GA
Analysis
  • In an industry where banks are merged, used C on DOS and UNIX platforms to convert the purchased bank's accounts to the new format.
  • Wrote programs to process various types of tapes received in various formats. Environment: C, DOS, UNIX
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Software Engineer/Technical Lead
Information Technology
Jun 1990 - Jun 1994
Warner Robins, GA
Lead tasked to develop various software applications utilizing several programming languages.
  • Provided engineering and technical services on the F-15 Software Development Integration Facility (SDIF) including software support, as directed by specific individual contractor test descriptions.
  • Led database issues to generate the $25 million dollar F-15 AISF development Integrated Parts List (IPL).
  • Led efforts for the ALQ 155 and SI testing. Test was conducted to verify Module-To-Module Interface Software executor to design Logic testing and Software Requirements. Wrote programs using FORTRAN and ADA for execution on HP9000 to translate DICE data to IDEAS format.
  • Assigned to the $13.5 million dollar BRITE program to develop conversion code in FORTRAN using the VAX VMS and UNIX platforms. Environment: FORTRAN, ADA, HP9000, DICE, IDEAS, VAX VMS, UNIX
Software Engineer UNIX
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Computer Operator
Information Technology
Jan 1989 - Jan 1990
Sumter, SC
  • Created databases to enhance the accuracy of maintaining Civilian employee's files.
  • Used microcomputers and Commercial software to record, organize and produce information Logs.
  • Developed various applications utilizing programming languages including: Basic, COBOL, FORTRAN and DBASE III. Environment: Basic, COBOL, FORTRAN, DBASE III
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Education
MIS
University of Phoenix 2015
Administration
Morris College 1988
Business Education
South Georgia College 1986
Computer Information Systems/ Business
University of Phoenix
Skills
Quality Assurance
2010
7
Project Management
2010
5
Software Engineer
1998
5
UNIX
1998
5
Bugzilla
2009
3
Change Management
2009
3
Microsoft Excel
2009
3
SQL
2009
3
Test Case Preparation
2010
3
Test Planning
2010
3
Agile Methodology
2010
2
Automated Testing
2005
2
Regression Testing
2005
2
System Testing
2005
2
C
1998
1
Business Analysis
2003
1