Yale Schwartz – Summary Resume (7f)

717 Laurel Lane, Wayne, PA 19087   Phone 610-293-0150
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Independent QA Consultant since 1995 – accepting contract assignments (W2 or 1099)

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

·         Consultant engagements include review of Functional Specs, identifying testable requirements, developing and executing functional tests
·         Experience includes management skills, training staff in software testing, and improving SDLC processes
·         Authored YaleSafe Methodology, a generic software testing discipline, combining industry’s best practices with hands-on testing tactics
·         Informal working style, professional communication, and building rapport between technical staff, management, and clients
·         Highly competent with Windows, Unix, DOS, SQL, Excel, Word, C++, Java, Perl, OO, Basic, Fortran, client/server, Test Director
·         Working knowledge of test tools such as Mercury and Segue, and tracking tools such as PVCS, Rational ClearCase

EXPERIENCE

QA Consultant, YaleSafe, Wayne, PA, 7/1995-present

Since 1995 I’ve worked as an independent contractor on these short-term assignments. My long-term assignments are listed separately with more details provided.

 

·          Unisys – Revise the SDLC process in accordance with the YaleSafe QA Process

·          Leimberg.com – Verify a wide range of accounting calculators provided via web pages

·          Comcast – Y2K test effort for TV cable provider

·          Fiberlink – Implement validation processes for telephony data

·          GSI – Execute Test Director scripts for an e-commerce launch (Polo.com)

·          GuideWorks – Verify the backend component performing a full text search of TV listings

·          Arris – Verify eCard, a Windows application for emergency medical data

·          Arris – Verify SwapCredits, a new e-commerce website

·          Arris – Verify Elite’s Payroll web interface replacing their windows application

·          YaleSafe SW Testing Seminars for CDnow, Infonautics, AIG, and GSI

 

QA Consultant, CDNOW, Fort Washington, PA, 1/1999-10/2002

·         Developed and executed tests for merger introducing 3 million new accounts
·         Established testing standards and a reusable test library reducing test effort for every front-end project by 40%
·         Standardized Sweepstakes design saved 40 hours test effort per launch
·         Coordinated process improvement initiatives – revised Functional Spec and SDLC processes saving countless hours of rework
·         Complex test projects included account management, fraud, billing, Visa VPAS, foreign currency, Preferred Buyer's Club, and Y2K

QA Consultant, Infonautics, Wayne, PA, 7/1995-1/1999

·         Test projects included statistical and Boolean search for Windows and Web applications
·         Developed reusable template to automate testing of EPP sites, saving 80 hours per release
·         Established a test-bed archive as an alternative to Test Director
·         Provided YaleSafe Seminars addressing test tactics

Quality Assurance Manager, Computer Sciences Corp, Falls Church, VA, 7/1994-7/1995

·         Managed TQM Office for $900M DEIS contract including 23 subcontracting firms
·         Developed orientation manual, documentation style guide, reusable graphics, templates for common reports, and procedures with built-in metrics for technical reviews, CM, and backup control, and training for the word processing and graphics staff.
·         Reduced the documentation review effort from 72 hours to 24 hours

Sr. Principal Test Engineer, Computer Sciences Corp, Moorestown, NJ, 2/1990-7/1994

·         Lead test effort for the BSY-2 submarine training system (3 test engineers)
·         Developed Standards and Procedures Manual for the Software Test department
·         Provided guidelines for testing GUI components and error and exit processing.
·         Member of the Process Improvement Council, the Baseline Control Process Action Team, and the division's System Engineering Process Group

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE 6/1966-2/1990

Extensive programming experience in these fields: aerodynamics, wind tunnel, interactive design tool, operating systems internals, PC utilities, PC games

EDUCATION

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Bachelor of Science, Mathematics
·         Mathematics Honor Society
·         Fellowship Award toward Master's Program

TECHNICAL TRAINING

·         Software Engineering Institute (SEI / CMM)
·         Total Quality Management (TQM) 
·         Yourdon Structured Concepts 
·         CASE Tools 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

·         Vice-President, Society for Quality and Productivity Management (SQPM)
·         Member, System Engineering Process Group for CSC
·         Speaker, CSC Technical Exchange Forum (TEF)