QA/Software Tester

ALBERT H. KAUFMAN
Portland, Oregon
albertkaufman@gmail.com

OBJECTIVE

Seeking a full-time position in Portland, Oregon (or virtual position) in software testing and/or social networking/marketing. 14 years of QA experience, especially strong on web-based systems.

TECHNICAL SKILLS INCLUDE

  • Windows, MAC and Linux operating systems
  • Software: MS Office Suite, MS VSS, WordPress, Firefox
  • Databases: Have used and been admin for various bug-tracking databases – currently using Jira
  • Testing Tools: HP Test Director, Gomez, Stormcloud
  • E-marketing, viral-marketing, website optimization, writing and research
  • For an example of a social networking plan I’m implementing, please visit http://albertideation.com/wileyware

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ISITE Design – Portland, Oregon, Quality Assurance 9/10-3/11  Used the latest development tools such as Sitecore, Ektron, Drupal & WordPress CMS’s, Jira bug-tracking software, and the Microsoft Office Suite to plan, test and track large-scale web projects including screen validation, functionality, user-experience and cross-browser testing.

Albertideation – Portland, Oregon, Owner 10/08-present.  Support clients to further their business goals through social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in, Biznik, etc. Help clients with website optimization, design and promotion. Please see: http://albertideation.com/clients/ for current client list.

Skills for Success – Portland, Oregon, Marketing Director 11/07-11/08.  Promoted staff presenters locally and regionally using social-networking (Web 2.0) and marketing techniques.

Bonneville Power Administration – Portland, Oregon, QA Engineer 4/06-10/07.  Software requirements review and analysis. Tested web-based billing system as part of a multi-million dollar development effort. Tested two bill-archiving systems. Led team effort through software upgrades and a server and data migration including work with SQL Server. Directed and managed product end-users and coordinated with development and project management. Wrote test plans, test scripts and delivered documentation. Utilized HP Testing Tool Suites such as: HP Quality Center (QC).

EFI – Vancouver, WA, QA Engineer 4/05-10/05.   Tested high-end Xerox printer/copier/scanner and Splash server in a team environment. Focused on printer driver, install, and configuration. Used Siebel’s defect tracking software and performed regression in a cross-platform environment.

Vanteon/HP – Vancouver, WA, Software Team Lead 11/04-4/05.  Tested HP printers on Mac platform. Installed and tested firmware, and performed localization and configuration testing. Tracked and regressed defects.

Oswego Group – Beaverton, OR, Software Tester 5/04-10/04.  Tested Nike’s Custom Catalog Creation Software using black-box testing.

Site9 – Portland, OR, Website Designer 4/03-8/03.  Created and maintained websites – including work with Photoshop, InDesign, and GoLive.

King County, Housing and Community Development. Seattle, WA, Contract Administrator 4/01-5/02.  Administered the Federal county-wide housing programs. Reviewed and administered multi-million dollar housing contracts including site visits.

Consultant, Seattle, WA, 5/00-3/01.  Supported multiple software-related projects as well as neighborhood planning implementation, website creation and maintenance.

Acadio Corporation, Seattle, WA, Software Test Lead 9/99-2/00.  Tested e-commerce site acadio.com. Hired and managed test team, participated in management meetings, estimated project testing requirements and equipment needs. Administered defect tracking tool. Utilized tools that were the precursors to Quick Test Pro, WinRunner, and Load Runner.

Emercis Inc., Seattle, WA, Test Engineer 2/99-8/99.  Tested Catalog Server application, which enabled creation of mid-sized company stores on the web. Sites based on SQL Server 7.0, IIS, Java, VB, NT and MS Site Server. Testing involved load-testing, functionality, UI, various software update scenarios and base file changes.

Microsoft Consulting Services/Applied Technology Division, Bellevue, WA, Lead Tester 7/98-12/98.  Tested Boeing/Microsoft database application involving HPCs and PCs running W95, NT and CE 2.1, SQL Server 6.5, IIS 4.0, and Access as well as other technologies. Trained Boeing employees on application.

bSquare, Bellevue, WA, Quality Assurance Engineer 1/98-4/98.  Tested localized fax software for HPCs on Windows CE 1.0 and 2.0. Developed functionality and localization test scripts for two products: bFAX Express and bFAX Pro.

Sprynet/Compuserve, Bellevue, WA, Quality Assurance Engineer 5/97 to 10/97.  Created test plan and thoroughly tested Sprynet account creation products on Windows and Mac platforms. Also tested Javachat tech support application, MS Exchange Server Administration tool, IE4 and a dual Sprynet/CompuServe account creation vehicle.

Device Guys, Inc., Bellevue, WA, Quality Assurance Engineer 3/97 to 5/97.  Tested Sharp MFP (multi-functional peripheral). Trained team in setup of hardware and software for testing purposes. Focused on printer driver, installation, scanning, copying and networking issues.

Microsoft, Redmond, WA, Quality Assurance Engineer 10/96-3/97.  Tested localization and functionality in German and Japanese on IEAK 3.2 (Internet Explorer Administration Kit). Localization team member for MS Commerce Server as well as Active Payment and Address Control for Netscape and Internet Explorer. Used manual and automated tests to check product functionality.

Keane, Inc., Seattle, WA, Windows 95 Technical Support Specialist 9/95-6/96.  Provided technical support on all aspects of Windows 95. Supported NOW Software products Contact and Up-to-Date.

Ruschke & Partners, Munich, Germany, Executive Secretary/Trainer 1991-1994.  Managed office, maintained database, translated and wrote correspondence for two German patent attorneys. Created Mac network and trained office on development and use of system.

EDUCATION

Master of Arts, Political Science, Rutgers University, 1992
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, minor: Economics, New York University, 1984

LANGUAGES

Moderately Fluent: German. Basic understanding: Spanish, Hebrew, and Portuguese.

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