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  • 13.02.2024

Kurzvorstellung

I am an ISTQB qualified test specialist with over twenty five years in the software QA sector. I have expertise in supply chain, telecommunications, automotive, utilities and more for a wide range of pan-European projects.

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"I would hire him as well. He learned very fast and was an essentiell member of our product team."
Senior Test Analyst
Buchetmann
Tätigkeitszeitraum

6/2019 – 10/2022

Tätigkeitsbeschreibung

Test case derivation, execution, and reporting as well as defect triage. I am also required to assist in requirements definition, creation of technical and business-related documentation as well as process review to allow continuous improvement across the projects. Our focus is the use, creation, and ongoing integration of all forms of communications technology in a collaborative form. Platforms include mobile and desktop (Windows and OSX) and a selection of tools including JIRA, Appium, Wireshark, Silk Central, APowerMirror, 3UTools, Android Studio

Eingesetzte Qualifikationen

Qualitätsmanagement / QS / QA (IT), Technisches Testdesign, Technisches Testing

"I worked with L. on a Manufacturing plant in Slovakia. I have found L. to be diligent and passionate about testing processes and risk management"
Commissioning QA Lead
Kundenname anonymisiert
Tätigkeitszeitraum

3/2018 – 9/2018

Tätigkeitsbeschreibung

My role was leading a small team of specialised testers proving quality assurance on a large scale project in automotive manufacturing. My role was a combination of hands on technical and lead/management and providing expertise in a wide range of disciplines across the project. In the earliest stages of the project I was tasked executing a full review of the QA and defect process with the intention of updating and improving them. Following this I organised and took part in technical workshops for the test team in order to perform knowledge transfer and bring my team up to speed on the full solution. Once complete we created full requirements, test cases and test plans using HP ALM, matching requirements to test cases, defects and a full reporting structure.

The focus once the initial setup was complete was to work with my team and other groups such as suppliers, internal SMEs, solutions architects and others to execute test cases covering the full solution. The testing was initially focused on key system areas from the SAP ordering solution and the transport and interpretation of XML based data files. The content of these files was used to drive the entire manufacturing process across three areas of the factory covering BIW, Paint and Trim and Final. All results, evidence and issues were recorded upon and reported from ALM on a daily basis. An interesting project with a strong focus on data testing using Oracle , Rabbit MQ and XML data packs.

Eingesetzte Qualifikationen

Qualitätsmanagement / QS / QA (IT), Testdesign (IT), Testing (IT), Testmanagement / Testkoordination (IT), XML

"I had the good fortune to secure L. on a number of my projects. A fantastic technical test specialist."
Technical Test Specialist
Gayle
Tätigkeitszeitraum

2/2016 – 2/2018

Tätigkeitsbeschreibung

IVR, PCI, Call Recording, Telephony, HP ALM, specifications creation, requirements generation, test execution, Selenium IDE, defect reporting and triage, management reporting, web services, API, JSON, Postman, SQL, middleware, Geneva billing system, Smart meter, browsers testing, content management, CSS, security and limited PEN testing.

I was placed on several projects during my time with E.ON and was involved with call recording, payments, smart meter testing, mobile/web applications testing, UI/UX and middleware solutions testing. My initial function was to work with the existing test group to revisit and update requirements, rewrite test cases, plan execution and reporting to the PMO. Much of the testing was dependant on external solutions or closed systems which included secure payments solutions, SAP interfaces, smart meter platforms, credit check agencies and government regulatory departments amongst others. In addition to my technical role I was also required to introduce better processes around all facets of the project including review and update of defect, version control, packaging, deployment and reporting process flows. During the mobile applications testing I was using various tools including but not limited to ALM, Postman with JSON, SOAP, Putty, WSFTP, TFS, and SharePoint. Test execution on most projects was E2E injecting data via the UI or direct to web services (REST), confirm via middleware solution and verify content etc at in the backend. Platforms included Web, application and mobile devices Test activities were supplemented with the daily role of reporting, defect creation and resolution, test case creation etc.

Eingesetzte Qualifikationen

Qualitätsmanagement / QS / QA (IT), Testdesign (IT), Testing (IT), Testmanagement / Testkoordination (IT)

"Leslie worked for me several years ago at Service Birmingham and did a good job."
Test Analyst
Smith
Tätigkeitszeitraum

10/2013 – 2/2014

Tätigkeitsbeschreibung

My role on this project is the responsibility for testing an upgrade to the payments system for Birmingham city council. System interfaces to SAP and external financial services. Testing include both infrastructure and functional testing to confirm compliance with PA DSS standards. I am also tasked with the organisation and execution of the UAT phase of the project working closely with SMEs and stakeholders in order to create use cases. In turn these use cases are to be mapped to the business requirements this will be used to create a risk register and gap analysis. This project also has a great deal of regulatory based testing to conform to the new banking security standards (PCI DSS, PA DSS). Other projects included service request and tracking systems on mobile applications including but not exclusively iPhone (IOS7.x), iPad(IOS 7.x), Android phones and tablets (Kit Kat, Jelly Bean) and various internal and COTS tools including DeviceAnywhere, MobiTool, Perfecto.

Eingesetzte Qualifikationen

Testdesign (IT), Testing (IT), Technisches Testing

Qualifikationen

  • Billing / Rating (Telekommunikation)
  • CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
  • Qualitätsmanagement / QS / QA (IT)
  • SQL
  • Technisches Testdesign
  • Technisches Testing
  • Technisches TestinManufacturing
  • Technisches Testmanagement / Testkoordination
  • Testdesign (IT)
  • Testing (IT)

Projekt‐ & Berufserfahrung

OpenAI/Test Planning Researcher
Vector QA, Munich
12/2022 – offen (1 Jahr, 3 Monate)
IT & Entwicklung
Tätigkeitszeitraum

12/2022 – offen

Tätigkeitsbeschreibung

We are engaged in a project utilising Chat GPT and other OpenAI products to develop prototypes for self-healing software Quality Assurance (QA) solutions. Our approach integrates existing and legacy methods of software testing with open-source AI tools, aiming for a resilient, targeted, and prioritised strategy based on quantifiable risks. A key aspect of our research involves exploring the potential of Chat GPT and similar resources to decrease overlooked aspects in case development and scenario optimisation. Theoretically, this should bolster viable coverage, diminish defects, and enhance the ratio of case execution to coverage.

This research project brings together a diverse group of software development specialists, each contributing unique expertise towards a common goal. Our ambition is to forge innovative tools that will refine every phase of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), spanning from analysis, development, and QA, to the support functions. By doing so, we aim to streamline processes and elevate the overall efficacy and efficiency of software development practices.

Eingesetzte Qualifikationen

Testdesign (IT)

Senior Test Analyst
Mitel Deutschland GmbH, Muenchen
6/2019 – 10/2022 (3 Jahre, 5 Monate)
Telekommunikation
Tätigkeitszeitraum

6/2019 – 10/2022

Tätigkeitsbeschreibung

Test case derivation, execution, and reporting as well as defect triage. I am also required to assist in requirements definition, creation of technical and business-related documentation as well as process review to allow continuous improvement across the projects. Our focus is the use, creation, and ongoing integration of all forms of communications technology in a collaborative form. Platforms include mobile and desktop (Windows and OSX) and a selection of tools including JIRA, Appium, Wireshark, Silk Central, APowerMirror, 3UTools, Android Studio

Eingesetzte Qualifikationen

Qualitätsmanagement / QS / QA (IT), Technisches Testdesign, Technisches Testing

QA Analyst
Telefónica Deutschland, Muenchen
1/2019 – 4/2019 (4 Monate)
Telekommunikation
Tätigkeitszeitraum

1/2019 – 4/2019

Tätigkeitsbeschreibung

Introduce regulated QA to an area which had previously been the domain of external suppliers. Focused on revenue protection the system draws data from various areas of the architecture, monitors for any discrepancies possibly indicating illegal usage or changes in the way services are used. My focus was primarily introducing a more standardised approach to testing, test planning, review of requirements/user stories and the creation of targeted test cases.

Eingesetzte Qualifikationen

Qualitätsmanagement / QS / QA (IT), Testdesign (IT)

Commissioning QA Lead
Jaguar Landrover Slovakia, Nitra
3/2018 – 9/2018 (7 Monate)
Automobilindustrie
Tätigkeitszeitraum

3/2018 – 9/2018

Tätigkeitsbeschreibung

My role was leading a small team of specialised testers proving quality assurance on a large scale project in automotive manufacturing. My role was a combination of hands on technical and lead/management and providing expertise in a wide range of disciplines across the project. In the earliest stages of the project I was tasked executing a full review of the QA and defect process with the intention of updating and improving them. Following this I organised and took part in technical workshops for the test team in order to perform knowledge transfer and bring my team up to speed on the full solution. Once complete we created full requirements, test cases and test plans using HP ALM, matching requirements to test cases, defects and a full reporting structure.

The focus once the initial setup was complete was to work with my team and other groups such as suppliers, internal SMEs, solutions architects and others to execute test cases covering the full solution. The testing was initially focused on key system areas from the SAP ordering solution and the transport and interpretation of XML based data files. The content of these files was used to drive the entire manufacturing process across three areas of the factory covering BIW, Paint and Trim and Final. All results, evidence and issues were recorded upon and reported from ALM on a daily basis. An interesting project with a strong focus on data testing using Oracle , Rabbit MQ and XML data packs.

Eingesetzte Qualifikationen

Qualitätsmanagement / QS / QA (IT), Testdesign (IT), Testing (IT), Testmanagement / Testkoordination (IT), XML

Technical Test Specialist
EON Gmbh, Nottingham
2/2016 – 2/2018 (2 Jahre, 1 Monat)
Versorgungswirtschaft
Tätigkeitszeitraum

2/2016 – 2/2018

Tätigkeitsbeschreibung

IVR, PCI, Call Recording, Telephony, HP ALM, specifications creation, requirements generation, test execution, Selenium IDE, defect reporting and triage, management reporting, web services, API, JSON, Postman, SQL, middleware, Geneva billing system, Smart meter, browsers testing, content management, CSS, security and limited PEN testing.

I was placed on several projects during my time with E.ON and was involved with call recording, payments, smart meter testing, mobile/web applications testing, UI/UX and middleware solutions testing. My initial function was to work with the existing test group to revisit and update requirements, rewrite test cases, plan execution and reporting to the PMO. Much of the testing was dependant on external solutions or closed systems which included secure payments solutions, SAP interfaces, smart meter platforms, credit check agencies and government regulatory departments amongst others. In addition to my technical role I was also required to introduce better processes around all facets of the project including review and update of defect, version control, packaging, deployment and reporting process flows. During the mobile applications testing I was using various tools including but not limited to ALM, Postman with JSON, SOAP, Putty, WSFTP, TFS, and SharePoint. Test execution on most projects was E2E injecting data via the UI or direct to web services (REST), confirm via middleware solution and verify content etc at in the backend. Platforms included Web, application and mobile devices Test activities were supplemented with the daily role of reporting, defect creation and resolution, test case creation etc.

Eingesetzte Qualifikationen

Qualitätsmanagement / QS / QA (IT), Testdesign (IT), Testing (IT), Testmanagement / Testkoordination (IT)

QA Lead/ Test Manager
The ESP Group, Hull
10/2014 – 1/2016 (1 Jahr, 4 Monate)
Smartcard Specialists
Tätigkeitszeitraum

10/2014 – 1/2016

Tätigkeitsbeschreibung

Manage both the creation and operation of a new testing team.
CMS, Web Portal, CRM Solutions, JIRA, Zephyr, Regulatory Testing.
Training of QA test team and engage development to formal QA process.
Daily operation of the QA team around execution, defect process and release.
Facilitating communication with internal teams and external stakeholders.

Eingesetzte Qualifikationen

Technisches Testmanagement / Testkoordination, Testdesign (IT), Testing (IT)

SAP Test Analyst
UK Mail, Birmingham
2/2014 – 3/2014 (2 Monate)
Logistikdienstleister
Tätigkeitszeitraum

2/2014 – 3/2014

Tätigkeitsbeschreibung

One month fixed term contract.

Testing of a supply chain service covering web, API and native windows data entry from data creation and insertion through to sub systems and on to end point. Full E2E data tracking, data creation, Oracle database, Web APIs, defect creation, tracking and resolution. Creation of test plan, cases from business requirements and gap analysis across the full SDLC. Technologies included Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2008, Oracle, Unix, Sharepoint, JIRA, Java and mobile application testing on IOS and Android.

Eingesetzte Qualifikationen

Microsoft SQL-Server (MS SQL), Oracle Database, SAP CRM, UNIX, Windows Server 2012, Testing (IT), Microsoft SharePoint Server, Jira

Test Analyst
Service Birmingham, Birmingham
10/2013 – 2/2014 (5 Monate)
Öffentliche Verwaltung
Tätigkeitszeitraum

10/2013 – 2/2014

Tätigkeitsbeschreibung

My role on this project is the responsibility for testing an upgrade to the payments system for Birmingham city council. System interfaces to SAP and external financial services. Testing include both infrastructure and functional testing to confirm compliance with PA DSS standards. I am also tasked with the organisation and execution of the UAT phase of the project working closely with SMEs and stakeholders in order to create use cases. In turn these use cases are to be mapped to the business requirements this will be used to create a risk register and gap analysis. This project also has a great deal of regulatory based testing to conform to the new banking security standards (PCI DSS, PA DSS). Other projects included service request and tracking systems on mobile applications including but not exclusively iPhone (IOS7.x), iPad(IOS 7.x), Android phones and tablets (Kit Kat, Jelly Bean) and various internal and COTS tools including DeviceAnywhere, MobiTool, Perfecto.

Eingesetzte Qualifikationen

Testdesign (IT), Testing (IT), Technisches Testing

Technical Test Specialist
DHL, Chodov
10/2012 – 8/2013 (11 Monate)
Logistikdienstleister
Tätigkeitszeitraum

10/2012 – 8/2013

Tätigkeitsbeschreibung

My role was that of a technical tester covering various areas depending on the urgency of the stream. I have worked on corporate banking payments and transfers, SEPA payments transition, SWIFT container tracking and messaging systems, confirmation of regulatory adherence on supply chain services and other aspects of DHL services worldwide. Technologies used during testing include Web Methods, MQ, Unix, SharePoint, CouchDB, Trac, Quality Centre 10 and ALM, SAP ECC, SAP-FI, CMS, JMS, SQL, SVN, CI, documentation creation and updates to test plans, reporting etc.

Eingesetzte Qualifikationen

Supply-Chain-Management (SCM), SQL, SAP ECC

Integration Tester
Tele 2 (Sweden), Kista
11/2011 – 6/2012 (8 Monate)
Telekommunikation
Tätigkeitszeitraum

11/2011 – 6/2012

Tätigkeitsbeschreibung

Tele 2 Sweden Integration TesterSiebel 8.1, Singleview, Web Methods, Web testing, SOAP UI, Oracle, SQL, Unix, E2E, Quality CentreIn my capacity as an integration tester I would create and execute test cases, report defects and wherever possible support the general test effort. Test environment included Siebel 8.1, Singleview billing solution, Web Methods and ancillary sub systems. Tools included Quality Centre, Project Place, Lotus Notes, SQL Navigator, SOAPUI (mock/Stub simulation), Unix tools and in house develop test harness where required. The general test/development approach was based on a bespoke Agile/Scrum methodology. The testing included infrastructure, virtual good (topups, bundles etc ), SIM card changes, hardware supply chain, provisioning, web test for sales support interface and customer portal, database verification (SQL) of data through the E2E. A rewarding and wide ranging project which has given me a full refresh in integration testing in its complete form. Tele 2 (Sweden/Riga) Telecom Integration Tester

Eingesetzte Qualifikationen

Oracle Siebel, Testdesign (IT), Billing / Rating (Telekommunikation), SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol), CRM (Customer Relationship Management), Application lifecycle management (ALM)

Zertifikate

Certified ISTQB® Agile Tester Foundation Level
ISTQB
2023
Certified ISTQB® Test Manager Advanced Level Exam (CTAL-TM)
ISTQB
2023
Certified SAFe® 5 Practitioner
Mitel
2021
GDPR - General Certification
2020
ISEB Foundation Software Testing
2003

Ausbildung

European Policies
BSc
1996
Solent University

Über mich

I have spent the past 25 years plus working in various capacities in the field of software testing. I am ISEB Foundation certified, highly conversant with technical and functional testing as well as documentation creation, requirements reviews and defect management. I have worked with a wide range of clients, system stack and technologies. My most interesting projects have been more hands on and have provided my with opportunities to learn and work with backend systems and issue diagnosis. Due to this I am a QA analyst and prefer the option to learn and engage with developers, business analysts and other technical team members. My preferred focus is more system and SIT testing since I prefer to have more investigative roles than simple business driven quality assurance. I have a strong history of E-commerce, billing solutions, SAP, data driven projects with particular focus on the system backend.

Weitere Kenntnisse

ISEB Software testing foundation
Open Web Application Security Project – (OWASP) – Foundation
ISO 9001.2015 Overview Certification - Certified
Application Security Fundamentals Certification
SAFe - Scalable Agile Frameworks in Teams - Practitioner

Persönliche Daten

Sprache
  • Englisch (Muttersprache)
  • Deutsch (Grundkenntnisse)
Reisebereitschaft
Europa
Arbeitserlaubnis
  • Europäische Union
  • Schweiz
Home-Office
bevorzugt
Profilaufrufe
4448
Alter
59
Berufserfahrung
27 Jahre und 3 Monate (seit 11/1996)
Projektleitung
5 Jahre

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