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PROFESSIONAL SOFTWARE QUALITY ENGINEER

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short description:
MATH AND COMPUTER SCIENCE. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES. TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT
 
long description:
Kermitt E. Howard
29637 Florabunda Rd.
Canyon Country, CA 91387
661-250-3655

SUMMARY:
? Over 27 years of IT experience
? Over 15 years experience in Quality Analyst
? Over 7 years experience as a Lead tester
? Experienced Software Quality Assurance Engineer with a wide-ranging background in development, project management, facilitator/training, contracting and testing.
? Good communication skills
? Worked with Pfizer, Kaiser, US Air Force, Texas Instruments, Walt Disney and other large organizations.

TECHNICAL SKILLS
Basic, Fortran, PL/1, Honeywell Assembly Language, Cobol, Ada, C, Oracle, SQL, DB2, Linux, Visio, Winrunner, Test Director, Aldon CMS, CM Vision, Rational Rose, Rational Clearquest, HTML, ASP, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), Windows 95/98/NT/XP, AS400, Unix, IBM Mainframe.

OTHER SKILLS
Earned certification in the discipline of Acquisitions for: Test and Evaluation, System Planning R&D, in addition to Network Security and Computer Security. Trained in disciplines of ISO 9001, SEI-CMM, IEEE Standards, Six Sigma Methodologies and DOD Contract and Software Standards.
EDUCATION
1987- B.S. Computer Science
Grambling State University - Grambling, LA
TOP SECRET CLEARANCE, authorized by Defense Investigation Service

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2006-Present
Rhino Consulting
? Work with end clients to build QA Teams and QA processes
? Participate in hiring and managing QA teams based on project plan
? Interview QA Analysts to qualify their credentials and place them at appropriate levels and mentor them as on need basis.

July 2005 - June 2006 Kaiser Permanente Pasadena, CA Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
? Perform Quality Assurance support for National Apply Online Application.
? Duties include ensuring best practices such as security of personal health information, testing, status reporting, and standard operating procedures project life cycle.
? Perform Security testing and Junit tests on a large scale production web application software. Use of Mercury automated testing tool and processes. Use of Mercury Test
? Director for creating test scripts and logging defect issues.
? Develop effective tests from high level design specification and or planning documents.
? Perform formal group and peer to peer presentations.
? Document and provide testing results to management.

August 2002 ? May 2005
Pfizer, Inc.
Santa Monica, CA
Quality Assurance Analyst
? Performed Quality Assurance support for Pfizer Care Management System application. Duties include testing Java, PL/SQL applications running on Oracle database.
? Performed QA system testing and planning for the Clinical Management System Application and the InformaCare System Application. Developed test cases, and test scripts for the Clinical Management System application.
? Work with the software engineers to ensure reliability, functionality, and performance issues. Used Mercury Test Director for creating test scripts and logging defect issues.
? Wrote SQL scripts to insert and update data in the database.
? Detected, tracked, and resolved issues/problems/defects through the application of quality assurance standards processes and procedures.

August 1997 - June 2001
Walt Disney Co - The Disney Store, INC.
Glendale, CA
Software Quality Assurance Analyst
? Lead Quality Assurance Analyst for First Ever Quality Assurance Team for The Disney Store. Designed and created quality principles.
? Lead QA Analyst and Business Systems Analyst On Year 2000 Software Testing Project
? Lead QA Analyst and Tester for several WebBased Applications using ASP and HTML.
? Performed analysis to determine the optimum solution for business requirements.
? Created Technical specifications and Application Designs generated from Functional Specifications Use Cases, and Visio Documentation.
? Implemented planning, testing, and final implementation of applications and program enhancements.
? Developed Work Breakdown Structure, which secured commitments to support defined tasks and constraints
? Detect, track and log bugs/issues related to applications using an automated defect reporting and tracking tool.
? Created software standards and quality standards documentation for The Disney Store business applications and systems application.
? Performed software change management using an automated change management tool, Aldon CMS.
? Partnered with International Partners throughout the Development Life Cycle with emphasis to identify Process Improvements after testing was completed and certified.
? Measured performance of Retail Functional Processes (i.e. Point of sales, sales Audit, and Invoice Processing) as required by Project Management Methodology Standards.

May 1996 - August 1997
Texas Instruments - DSE Group
Lewisville, TX
Software Quality Engineer
? Managed change while improving overall Project Management and increased developer productivity using an automated Change Management Tool, CM Vision.
? Tracked, documented and implemented changes in company resources and projects.
? Approved version description documents and performs requirements verification.
? Implemented proposed changes in software development processes using CM Vision.
? Evaluated project?s compliance to standards.
? Lead analysts in a coached self-appraisal to ensure program is adhering to Key Process Areas (KPA?S)?SEI Capability Maturity Model Level 3.
? ISO 9001 ?Prepared and conducted surveillance audits.
? CONTRACT STANDARDS-Developed checklists from Statement of Work review for software requirements.
? Performed software testing and integration.
? Participated and witnessed all Formal Qualification and Testing and Acceptance Testing.
? Approved Software Test Documents and Software Test Reports.
? Presented Software Quality status and assessments during Test Review Board and Test Readiness Review.
? Moderated code inspections.
? Completed Six Sigma Methodology Training
? Completed In-House Code Inspector Moderator?s class.
? Evaluated all project deliverables.
? Recommended Quality Improvements.
? Member of Software Improvement Team, where we review processes and procedures and research best practices and lessons learned. Establish documentation templates to assure minimum content and consistency.

Jan. 1988 - April 1995
United States Air Force
Edwards AFB, California
Captain

? Developed database systems and programmed applications for various Air Force projects including B-2 Bomber and F-4G.
? Earned certification in acquisitions, Test and Evaluation, System Planning R&D, in addition to Network Security and Computer Security
? Developed and taught Automated Data Processing Security course in the United States and Abroad.
? Saved project $150,000 in acquisition of computer equipment.
? Evaluated hardware requirements for programs.
? Supported programs with budgets ranging from 150 MILLION TO 44.4 BILLION Dollars.
? Implemented vital procedures resulting in enhanced customer support. Served as Technical Manager and Quality Assurance Evaluator.




 
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KERMITT HOWARD



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SOFTWARE ENGINEER OVER 20 YEARS
 
Teacher's qualifications:
TAUGHT COMPUTER SECURITY AND RISK ASSESSMENT UNITED STATES AIRFORCE 4 YEARS
 
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