Talentsky, Inc.

June 2015 - present

Senior Director, QA

July 2019 - present

Senior Quality Manager

June 2015 - present

Redwood City, CA, US

Load Testing with JMeter
June 2015 - Present
 

Used JMeter to: Create thousands of test users in the matter of seconds. Generate thousands of user built out profiles in the QA environment. Tested the API in order to close out Jira tickets. Load and stress testing.

Trifacta

April 2014 - June 2015

Senior Quality Manager

San Francisco, CA, US

Trifacta was working on a big data cleaning solution that I could have used many times during my career. After seeing the ease that an average person could interact with data and extract information from it, I was sold. I ended up hiring 2 people to build out the team and attempted to influence development practices to streamline inception to out-the-door features.

Hired a QA Team
April 2014 – June 2015
 
Sunrun

July 2011 - April 2014

Manager, Quality Assurance

January 2012 - April 2014

San Francisco, CA, US

As we stabilized the product and began to build up the team to move forward, I was tasked to build out a QA team and get us moving forward. While heading up this effort, the QA team went from 2 individuals to a team of 7. Out of all the people that I had hired, each of them quickly developed and ended up being the driving force behind the PM to Dev to QA to Production development cycle.

Production Support
January 2012 – April 2014
 

Production data fixes that required SQL queries, UNIX command line, and API calls.

Created Tools for Various Business Units
January 2012 – April 2014
 

Creation of applications for use by business members to reduce need of engineering involvement in day to day activities.

Senior Quality Engineer

July 2011 - January 2012

San Francisco, CA, US

Inspired by the dreams of the CEO of Sunrun, I joined up looking to make the world a greener place. At this time, the company was in a tumultuous time transitioning from a small startup to a force to be reckoned with. There was fire drill after fire drill. At this time there was a group of us that saw the issues that we were facing and cooked up some ideas to stabilize our product. It was a difficult time, but we eventually got things working well enough to put our eyes to the future and create our next-gen solar pricing products.

Yahoo! Inc.

September 2006 - June 2011

Quality Assurance Engineer, Software

January 2009 - June 2011

Sunnyvale, CA, US

Promoted during my time at Yahoo!, I looked to work on some other areas that needed my expertise. I was tasked with assisting getting Yahoo! Buzz on track with test case streamlining and automation. I also looked to streamline Yahoo! Glue test cases as well. Eventually I worked on a research project that looked to try and create rich topic pages with minimal human interaction. It was there that I was first exposed to the Agile world. Towards the end of my time at Yahoo! I had worked a small bit on a Yahoo! Finance transition to a new look front page.

QA for the Yahoo! Topics Team
January 2009 – June 2011
 

○ Lead front­end automation engineer using Selenium TestNG (Java). ○ Automation of back­end webservices using JMeter (Java) checking various inputs and responses using XML schema validation. ○ Responsible for discovery of a security bug that would allow users to do JS injection where corporate users would be affected. ○ Responsible for creation of builds that were pushed to the QA environment. ○ Filled in for the team lead when the need arose. ○ Examined errors logs for issues that were not always visible on the UI, and some that were.

Transitioning Yahoo! Glue
January 2009 – June 2011
 

Quality Assurance Engineer, Software

September 2006 - January 2009

Sunnyvale, CA, US

Brought in to work with a 3 person team on Yahoo!'s Web and Mobile interface to AT&T's HomeZone and LightSpeed set top boxes. After the project had ended, I was converted from a contractor to a full time employee and tasked with working on the new My Yahoo! project. This was my first experience where I was working with counterparts in a different country on a day to day basis. While on this team I began to explore the world of automation. As the time on My Yahoo! was coming to an end, I worked to transition the knowledge I had gained over to the India team for continued support while I went on to work on other projects.

Released New My Yahoo!
September 2006 – January 2009
 

○ Responsible for offshore (Bangalore India) QA team time management and reviewing testing progress. ○ Set up coding guidelines for automation using the automation tool Selenium. ○ Review of testcases created for the Selenium automation tool for adherence to the coding guidelines. ○ Managed the testcase repository to ensure all testcases were up to date and invalid ones were archived. ○ In charge of the customer feedback tool to find and diagnose problems or bugs “in the wild” that were not seen while testing “in house”. ○ Ensured seamless integration with various Yahoo! properties. ○ Creation of testcases for new features.

HomeZone and LightSpeed QA
September 2006 – January 2009
 

○ QA Lead for Yahoo!/AT&T HomeZone and LightSpeed project ○ Responsible for testing of both the mobile and website interface. ○ Worked with AT&T to diagnose probable hardware issues seen through the Yahoo! interfaces. ○ Created test plan and test cases to ensure thorough testing

Google Inc.

August 2005 - August 2006

Quality Assurance Engineer, Software

Mountain View, CA, US

Hired in to a small mobile QA team. Saw the transition of mobile as a small project at Google to a huge building full of people. While working for this team I began to take on team initiatives and organized testing efforts with very strict, and short, deadlines. Coordinated with the developers and had very quick turnaround times.

Initial Release of Google Ads for Mobile
August 2005 – August 2006
 

Tested Google mobile ads showing up for specific phone profiles and searches.

Released Google Maps on Blackberry
August 2005 – August 2006
 
OEMTec

December 2002 - April 2005

Quality Assurance Engineer, Software

January 2004 - April 2005

Los Angeles, CA, US

Promoted to QA after being successful in helping customers diagnose and fix the issues they had with their client side applications. I was responsible for creating the first test cases, test plans, test matrices. In addition to that I was responsible with coming up with, and implementing production release criteria for the suite of applications.

Client Application Testing
January 2004 – April 2005
 

● Lead QA process for 7 Windows applications from inception to completion ● Primarily Blackbox testing in addition to Greybox testing ● Developed Test Plans to ensure thorough testing of applications across multiple versions and Operating Systems ● Created and maintained Build Matrix to keep track of changes from build to build and version to version ● Conducted interviews for hiring into open QA positions ● Familiarity with QA testing tools such as Toad for MySQL, Spy++, and Ethereal

Customer Support Specialist

December 2002 - January 2004

Los Angeles, CA, US

First full time Customer Support Specialist hired. Create procedures, email templates, phone scripts, etc... to help diagnose, and fix customer found defects in the fleet of client apps that OEMTec sold.

Telephone Support
December 2002 – January 2004
 

Provided round the clock telephone support for software issues as well as billing inquiries.

E-Mail Support
December 2002 – January 2004
 

Provided email support for the customer base for the entire suite of consumer products on the market at the time.

Michigan State University

August 1996 - May 2001

Telecommunications / Information Technology Services (ITS)

Lansing, MI, US

A.S.C.O.T. Webmaster
August 1998 – May 2001