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QA Engineer for Xcalibur Back Office

Plainsboro, NJ


To obtain a position as a Junior Software Engineer and use my experience in QA to write high 
quality code and meet client objectives

Work Experience

QA Engineer for Xcalibur Back Office

Comcast Converged Products, Philadelphia, PA

Feb 2012Current

Succeeded in meeting goals under aggressive deadlines and an ever-changing
environment of new product development. Participated in all levels of software
development lifecycle
  • Maintained team's Java integration test suite to ensure test coverage for software and developed additional tests with IntelliJ as new features rolled out
- Used Maven and Subversion to manage software releases
- Regularly debugged and corrected errors with Bamboo tools to guarantee proper
integration with entire Xcalibur code base
  • Guided QA work stream to ensure complete test coverage of new software for Xcalibur
project infrastructure
- Worked in team responsible for migration of data services from Oracle to Cassandra and refactoring of web services to be RESTful (JAX-RS)
- Installed and tested integration of new services on Linux terminals. Used SOAP,
HTTP, or JSON requests to ensure service health. Debugged Java stack traces and determined root causes during weekly shakeouts of new code
- Led internal team QA effort. Coordinated and executed test plans for end-to-end
testing of software and set-top boxes. Oversaw all phases of testing including test
plan creation and approval, dry and formal runs, filing of bugs, re-runs, and post
execution and approval
- Generated and executed system performance testing for the software being
implemented. Used JMeter and JConsole to simulate client interaction with web and data services. Examined results and made recommendations for Configuration
  • Supported Release Management activities for deployments of new and enhanced systems
- Created post-deployment test plans and reinforced rollouts. Validated correct
software was deployed
- Monitored system stability post-deployment to confirm business continuity
  • Led initial triage and investigation of all reported bugs and issues from QA and
- Maintained an organizational dashboard to track bugs filed against development team
- Communicated with internal and external dev teams to follow up on solutions
- Served as Tier 3 production support for Comcast Xfinity Customers experiencing
issues. Investigated issues in close collaboration with architects, development, and infrastructure teams

QA Engineer for National Engineering & Technical Operations Data Team

Comcast - NETO Division, Mount Laurel, NJ

Nov 2011Feb 2012

Mount Laurel, NJ November 2011 - February 2012
QA Engineer for National Engineering & Technical Operations Data Team
  • System Testing: Provided other QA test teams in division with the tools necessary to complete testing
- Generated test scenarios and the capability for teams to execute a variety of tests for all Comcast products including TV, Internet, and Voice
- Interfaced with other teams to ensure test plans were accurate and focused on intended parts of the Comcast architecture

Group Member

Information Technology Projects, New Brunswick, NJ

Sep 2010May 2011

Developed Java program with Eclipse in a group of 4 used by a manufacturer for keeping
inventory and tracking sales and purchases by reading CSV files
- Coded program using modules and libraries to perform necessary functions
- Provided team with tools to simultaneously develop and combine parts of program
  • Created visually captive projects used to display information and advanced statistical data in a cohesive manner for information dissemination
- Developed using Excel, PowerPoint, StatPLUS, and Gretl
  • Worked as a team of 5 to complete business plan for hypothetical Virtualization project for Google
- Included full environmental scan, stakeholder analysis, SWOT analysis,
organizational chart, and description of virtualization of data for Google


BA in Information Technology and Economics

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ



Software Development Life Cycle, Test Driven Development, Agile Methodology, Russian

Additional Information

Languages: Java, Visual Basic, SQL, HTML 
Software: IntelliJ, Eclipse, Soap UI, Putty, Transactional Billing Systems (Amdocs and CSG), 
Sharepoint, Jmeter, Jconsole, HP Service Test, SQL Developer, Microsoft Access, 
Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Microsoft Office 
Systems: Windows 7, Vista, XP, Mac OSX 
Relevant Coursework: Object Oriented Programming, Management of Technological 
Organizations, Applied Research in Technology, Web Design, Database Tech, Information 
Technology and Learning Organizations, Statistics for Business, Econometrics
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