I have a UK university PhD, in Artificial Intelligence, and the business management skills to match, together With 15 years of Delphi, C++, Java, SQL, and Object-oriented analysis and design experience. I specialise in development including protocol specification, thread management, distributed communication and database transaction management. I have retro-fitted software in tasks ranging from installing improved modules to sophisticated Artificial Intelligence sub-systems. I can provide the often essential empathy with the contract holders, and the pragmatics to satisfy the demands of management. I have 20 years of competency in the software industry, and have a proven track record that will guarantee the successful realisation of your system requirements. I have designed and implemented systems used by multi-billion turnover corporations around the world, saving millions of pounds savings per year. My scope in system design and development ranges from individual utilities and embedded operating systems, through to large-scale corporation-wide distributed architectures. I am also able to provide a code debugging and fixing service, either onsite or online. I can give workshops and can facilitate training of new software developers, both in-house and online. I have managed my own team and maintained their skills matrices, ensuring training has been current. I have defined and managed new product releases and have written instruction manuals for new and "super" users at the customer end of the project.
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Over my career I have been handed a great many challenges and I have throughly enjoyed finding solutions for my clients problems. I have not limited myself specifically to one area but many, and have enjoy a diverse technical career. I am a skilled, hard working, dedicated IT professional with over 10 years of experience. I have development experince in numerous languages and specialize in PHP/MySql web development and Linux/Windows scripts and applications. I have excellent communication skills and am available at your need.
Last 9+ years, I have been testing and automating applications for Fortune 500 companies. Having 7+ years of work experience in test automation .In that 6+ years on Automating web/mobile app tests using Selenium 2.0(WebDriver) / Selenium 1.0 (RC).Good experience on Mobile automation and integrating tests with CI tools like Jenkins or cloud services like Sauce-labs, BrowserStack. Automation Frameworks development using combination of : - Selenium/WebDriver, Selenium Grid - Appium, Protractor (AngularJS) - Data-driven Selenium tests with external Excel, XML and CSV-based data. - Java / Ruby / Python / PHP - TestNG - ReportNG - JUnit - XMLUnit - Page Object - JBehave - FitNesse - Cucumber - Robot, AutoIt & Sikuli - Jenkins (including integrating with SVN/ Perforce/GitHub/ Saucelabs.) - Maven/ANT - Flex automation agents like Flexmonkium, FlexPilot, SeleniumFlex API * RestFul Web service testing using SoapUI * Performance testing Using JMeter/ SoapUI * Automating websites that involves Map(like Google Maps) interactions I have strong experience in testing various types of software ranging from desktop applications to web applications. Types of testing that I have done include: =============================== - Black Box and White Box Testing - Manual and Automation testing - Smoke testing - Functionality testing - Integration testing - Cosmetic error testing - GUI Testing - Cross browser compatibility testing - Regression testing - User Acceptance Testing - Mobile app testing - Games testing - Performance testing "Passion for Test Automation", "Good Communication", "Think from a customer perspective", "Good error guessing skills", "Analytical and logical thinking", A strong desire for quality" and "An attention to detail" are the qualities of a best Software Test Engineer. So if you are searching for a person with above qualities and abilities.I can ensure you that I best fit in to your mission.
Looking for a quality providing, detailed oriented and budget wise contractor who can deploy a native Czech Terminal Server in a Japanese Active Directory and will try to link it to a German Exchange server and link your software running on it to the Oracle DB running on Linux using a Beta-stage ODBC driver? Who tests on Vista when a developer tells him that a feature is ready to ship because he has already tested it on Windows 7? Than you have met your man! I have nine years of extensive experience in software testing. That means both functional and non-functional, as well as technical reviews, black box, smoke, regression, exploratory, integration, system, UAT and usability testing. I have worked for both local clients and also clients from all around the world. All this experience has helped me develop a critical eye and a sense of urgency so that I am always able to deliver top quality in an established deadline.
"Try to improve PERFECTION and unveil the QUALITY by itself." ★ Top 5% in successful oDeskers ★ More than 10000 odesk billed hours ★ More than 35 Projects of 5 star rating ★ More than 65% Repeated Clients ★ Full time freelancer and ISTQB certified QA tester ★ oDesk Top 10% in : Software Testing Test These are the facts which I will not claim unlike other freelancers.. What I claim is "To find out the visible and hidden defects,loop holes,gaps,broken processes,lack of standardization and simplification in your application for which you have chosen oDesk and posted this QA job" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I will need and start only with demo URL and ends with bunch of satisfied customers in your portfolio. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ You wonder how's that possible!!! Here are the facts which end your search and start your smiles.. I am well versed in .. ✔ Testing Domains: Healthcare, e-commerce, e-learning, business intelligence, ERP, CRM, Magento,social media, CMS,Gaming,VOIP, POS, Accounting,Gaming etc. ✔ Types of testing : Smoke, Sanity, Black Box,White Box,Grey,Functional,Regression, System Integration, regression Testing, Build Verification Testing, Compatibility-Cross and Backward (OS/Browser), Internationalization (i18N),User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Basic Performance Testing, ETL Testing, etc ✔ QA methodology and processes: CMMI, ISO, Agile Scrum best practices,waterfall model, RAD, V- model etc. ✔ QA Tasks: Analyze,review and assess user requirements,specifications and models for testability Test Scenario, Test Case, Test Plan, Test Strategies, Test Traceability Matrix, Gap Analysis,Conduct quality assurance on product updates at planned intervals. Triage data issues that emerge from user-feedback to drive product improvements. Creating lessons learnt document on projects ending Risk Management, Mitigation and Contingency Planning,Help develop strategy for growth, including resource needs, automated testing etc. ✔ Bug Reporting tools: Notepad, Wordpad, MS word, MS Excel, MS TFS 2010, Trello cards, JIRA, Mantis, Bugzilla, CodebaseHQ, Redmine, Basecamp, Version one, Assembla, Pivotal Tracker, Issues and many more.. ✔ Bug Analysis Tools: FireBug, FirePath, Xpath Checker, In browser Developer tools Inspect elements and HTTP Requester. ✔ Test Case Management Tools: Microsoft Test Manager, Test Link, Test Rail and Testopia ✔ Version Control System : Microsoft Visual SourceSafe, SVN, Team Foundation Server ✔ White Box Testing tools: NUnit, JUnit, TestNG, MS Test ✔ Performance Testing Tools : LoadRunner, WebLoad, Apache JMeter ✔ Database: SQL Server, MySQL, DB2, Teradata, Sybase, DB2 Mainframe ✔ Operating Systems to test: Windows 2000/Xp/Vista/Win7/win8,Ubuntu,Mac 10.9.2 ✔ Gadgets available for Testing : iPhone 5S,Samsung Galaxy S3, Google Nexus 4,Samsung Duos,iPod touch 4th Gen.(iOS 6),iPad 3 (iOS 7.0),Lenovo Yoga,Kindle Fire 2
★ TOP 1% of Successful oDesk Freelancers (Certified) ★ ★ The Only QA Freelancer on oDesk having completed (more than 75 JOBS + 11000 plus HOURS + 5 STAR Rating) all together ★ ★ Ranked Top # 3 QA Engineer at entire oDesk marketplace ★ Logged 9000+ valid defects overall ★ ★ A Full time Freelancer & Certified Software Test Engineer ★ ★ 10 Years of extensive experience in Manual and Automated testing ★ ★ Plenty of experience in Agile/Scrum/Kanban/Lean methodologies ★ 100% client satisfaction ratio ★ ★ 75 % are repeated clients ★ ★ 100 % flexible, can work in any time zone ★ ★ The apps I have tested are in All Time Great/Award winning categories like Color Splash, Brainscape, Timeline 3D, Language Therapy, Gametime, etc.. ★ oDesk Top 10% in : ✔ Software Testing Test ✔ SQL Test, ✔ MS SQL Server Test, ✔ US/UK English Basic skills Test, ✔ English Spelling/Vocabulary Tests, ✔ Wordpress Test, and many more... ★ Devices available for Testing: ★ iPhone 6 (iOS 8.1.3) iPhone 5 (iOS 8.1) iPhone 4s (iOS 7.1.2) iPad 3 (iOS 7.1) Samsung Galaxy S5 (Android 4.4.4) Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.3) Google Nexus 7 (Android 4.4.2) Windows XP/7/8 (All Browsers) Mac OS X (10.9.2) ★ I work in a unique way: You don't have clear requirement !!! No Problem, I don't need it. You are still preparing the specification !!! No Problem, I don't wait for that. You have a budget constraint !!! No worries, I would fit into it. You don't have any test cases/test plans/documents in place !!! No Problem, that's where I come into the picture. ★ ★ ★ GIVE ME YOUR APPLICATION, I'LL GIVE YOU THE DEFECTS. ★ ★ ★ Let me go through and analyze your application and, I would provide how to proceed with the testing, How effectively your application can be tested, I will come up with better test cases/ comprehensive test plans, important business and use cases and most importantly unique and incredible application improving and business fetching suggestions. My job doesn't end here. Once I verify the defects in all major browsers/OS, I log them in whatever format/tool you choose along the with the defects screenshots & videos. I won't leave you until I verify and close all the resolved defects. SO If you are looking for above skills and qualities then your search ends here!! If you still have some doubts, take a look at the feedbacks provided my valuable clients. I deliver what I promise, I do not promise which I can not deliver. Being a true professional, I dare to do whatever it takes to make my client's business successful and see his/her smile at the end of the day. I am sure we can do business! Cheers!
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*North American based - Native ENGLISH Speaker - Corporate and Consulting experience in North America - Expertise in offshore resource management As a senior software professional, I bring 15 years of technical experience with several Fortune 500 companies. My roles have included Senior Project Management and Senior Quality Assurance Strategy and Implementation across multiple industries. In addition to my corporate experience, I have spent several years consulting with start-ups and small to mid-sized businesses to successfully release highly complex technical software projects with great success. I have a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Six Sigma training and excellent client references. I am also a partner in my agency Core Consulting Services Inc. Our company provides end-2-end Business and IT Management services. Our motto that we stand by is “Good Client Relationships come thru the delivery of Expert Professional Services and understanding the needs of our clients". Here is a high level overview of my expertise: Project Management • Project Mgmt including use of Agile/SCRUM methodologies • Sourcing & Recruitment (including local and offshore resources) • Budget Management • Management of Deliverable Schedule and Project Forecasting • Vendor Relations & Integration • Priority Management & Problem Solving Software Design Management • Strategic Quality Planning/Analysis • Design, Development, Delivery of End-to-End Testing • Automation (Selenium) / Manual Testing • Technical Writing and Documentation • Metrics Reporting • Requirements Gathering / Business Analysis • Business Process Improvement Leadership • Coaching • Mentoring • Team Development • Personnel Training & Management • Conflict Resolution • Corporate Training Thank you for reviewing my profile and for your consideration for me to contribute to any of your current and/or future projects.