Steven Vawdrey
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OVERVIEW EXPERIENCE TRAINING EDUCATION
HTML Development Portfolio:
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Operations Product Specialist
VitalSmarts
(August 2006 - Present)
  • Gather functional requirements from customer groups so software development can proceed and identify iteration timeframes
  • Develop and maintain all requirements and make available to both customer and development players
  • Coordinate meetings to review development progress and identify requirement updates
  • Create HTML templates that illustrate page layout and interface
  • Create cascading style sheets for all application screens and ensure consistent user interface and flow from screen to screen

Software Engineer
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
(November 2003 - August 2006)
  • Collaborate with Information Architects and develop front-end for all web pages in assigned projects, including the Church Identity Management System, Church Directory of Organizations and Leaders, and the IMS Administration Module.
  • User Interface development completed using HTML, DHTML, XML, Tapestry, and Java
  • Assist in wireframe and graphic design using Visio and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Identify and gather requirements for Identity Management System and the IMS Administration Module. Meet with customers to identify needs and requirements, organize and document to assist developers in coding requirements.
  • Write, organize, and maintain all project documentation in Confluence repository.
  • Enter, assign, and maintain defects tracked in JIRA defect management tool.

Freelance Software Engineer
(November 2003 - Present)
  • Provide HTML development skills for various companies based on individual customer needs.
  • Provide graphic design skills in creating and modifying desired photos and images to be used online

Course Developer, Quality Assurance Lead
Clearstone Health, Industrial Training Zone, Learning Optics
(April 2000 - October 2003)
  • Develop online courses for medical device manufacturers and independent authors. Users taking courses received approves CE credits.
  • Direct production of written content, graphic images, audio, and video components of online courses.
  • Oversee the organization and development and execution of quality assurance processes in all aspects of software development.
  • Design, write, and automate test scripts for web-based applications (using Rational TestStudio).
  • Establish and maintain productive relationships with other test engineers, developers, project managers, and senior management

Quality Assurance Manager
epixtech inc.
(November 1999 - April 2000)
  • Oversee the organization and development of quality assurance processes in all aspects of software development.
  • Design, write, and automate test scripts for windows and web-based applications (using Segue SilkTest).
  • Establish and maintain productive relationships with other test engineers, developers, project managers, and senior management.
  • Present testing strategies and techniques, and otherwise participate in, local user group meetings and conferences.
  • Attend off-site seminars and training classes, increasing knowledge of testing techniques and quality assurance skills

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University Office of Administrative Information Technology Services
(March 1998 - November 1999)
  • Design, create, and execute automated scripts using Rational TestStudio 7.1 for a variety of applications used by the University of Illinois.
  • Manage product defects, and verify and validate fixed defects.
  • Maintain productive relationships with other test engineers, developers, project managers, and upper management.
  • Present testing strategies and techniques at frequent SQA User Group meetings and conferences.
  • Attend off-site seminars, increasing knowledge of testing techniques and quality assurance skills.
  • Serve as VP Memberships and Webmaster for the ChicagoLand SQA Suite User Group web site.

Test Engineer
Conservation Through Innovation Limited
(July 1996 - January 1998)
  • Designed, created, and executed automated scripts using SQA Suite (more than 3,000 test cases), which performed a basic regression test on entire product.
  • Implemented and executed manual test procedures used on the Windows 95, Windows NT, and Unix platforms.
  • Reported and maintained product defects, verified fixed defects, and prioritized outstanding defects.
  • Created and maintained test procedure documentation on company Intranet (over 800 HTML pages).
  • Spoke at the 1997 Rational ASQ International User Conference regarding the organization of a test department using the Internet.

Test Engineer
ViewSoft, Inc.
(July 1995 - July 1996)
  • Directed the start-up of the QA/Testing department.
  • Managed and maintained product defect database, and monitored the entering, fixing, and verifying of product defects.
  • Initiated evaluation of automation test tools and made recommendations to management.
  • Wrote, executed, and maintained test plans for both automated and manual testing.
  • Interfaced with management and development, and participated in product direction and decisions.
  • Tested and edited all software documentation.
  • Gave final approval for new product releases

System Administrator/Business Writer
STM Associates
(October 1994 - July 1995)
  • Purchased and upgraded computer hardware, install software, and maintain company network.
  • Wrote and edited draft Position Profiles, Reference Reports, Interview Evaluations, and prepared written correspondence when submitting clients and candidates for employment.
  • Created and organized resumes for potential candidates.

Software Quality Tester
WordPerfect Corporation, Novell, Inc.
(March 1993 - September 1994)
  • Creatively and effectively tested assigned features in Novell GroupWise (WordPerfect Office), and recorded product defects in defect database.
  • Wrote and executed test scripts using MSTest 2.0 and C using an in-house API, significantly increasing productivity.
  • Reviewed all online documentation and user manuals, and ensured completeness and technical accuracy.
  • Wrote all Release Notes and Software Change Notices for assigned products.

Laser Printer Operator
WordPerfect Corporation
(August 1990 - March 1993)
  • Created and printed Certificates of License for domestic and international products, ensuring quality prints and correct grammar.
  • Interfaced with WordPerfect Publications department, making sure artwork was received, converted, edited, and quality-approved for shipment.
  • Created monthly charts to track production results.
  • Met strict deadlines under considerable pressure.
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