About Me
I'm all about testing. I'm comfortable with every step from learning business processes and automating user-facing tests to digging into the code and working with my team to fix regressions. I focus on making testing transparent using reports and metrics, and helping the whole team own the quality of the product. I value relationships with other teams as a path to share knowledge and streamline processes. As a Certified ScrumMaster, I enjoy working with other agilists to constantly improve the way we work and demonstrate that value to managers and stakeholders.

  • Proficient in test design and execution, technical writing, and cross-organization teamwork.
  • Experience using a customized Salesforce implementation, including manual and automated testing of multiple functional areas and third-party tools, including Oracle quoting, customer data and order management systems.
  • Development and Automation: Git, Docker, Eclipse, Java, Selenium, darcy framework, MySQL, Phabricator
  • Web Development: Python, Django, OpenShift, HTML/CSS, jQuery, Wordpress

Senior Quality Engineer
May 2015 - Present
Red Hat - Raleigh, NC
  • Leading a QA team in the manual and automated testing of a highly-customized Salesforce instance.
  • Designing, writing and reviewing test automation with an eye on maintainability and reuse.
  • Working in a small cross-functional agile team and occasionally standing in as ScrumMaster.
  • Triaging problems found by Production users in order to recommend both workarounds and solutions.
Quality Engineer
February 2013 - May 2015
Red Hat - Raleigh, NC
  • Performed manual and automated testing of a highly-customized instance of the Salesforce CRM.
  • Created, updated and maintained test automation code using Java and Selenium RC.
  • Worked in a small cross-functional team using agile practices to meet the needs of our customers.
  • Developed a Continuous Integration tool in Python using the Django web framework, and deployed it on OpenShift.
Test Engineer, Embedded Software
July 2012 - November 2012
Extron Electronics - Raleigh, NC
  • Used, maintained and improved a Python-based software tool used to test network streaming A/V equipment.
  • Planned and began development on a second-generation, Java-based test automation tool.
  • Worked with a small team to develop testing procedures to satisfy the requirements of the product development and QA teams.
  • Performed regression testing on Extron products and reported results in the daily development scrum.
Senior Firmware Test Engineer
May 2011 - June 2012
Firmware Test Engineer
April 2010 - May 2011
Western Digital Corporation - Longmont, CO
  • Created test plans and managed funding requirements for drive programs.
  • Managed the execution of test plans and reported daily on a 200-system test bed.
  • Analyzed failures using Arium JTAG emulators and JDSU SAS/SATA bus analyzers then worked with firmware engineers to find a fix.
  • Operated a Xyratex XMan2 chamber used to perform testing and fund product development.
  • Trained three recent college graduates in hard drive technology and FA.
  • Managed an internal wiki page documenting the procedures used by my team.
Firmware Engineer
January 2009 - April 2010
Western Digital Corporation - Longmont, CO
  • Developed software tools for use in interpretation and user-friendly demonstration of read channel test data.
  • Ported imperative and procedural C code into an object-oriented C++ structure.
  • Ran bench-level tests on hard drives and debugged issues using an Arium JTAG emulator.
Undergraduate Researcher
May 2008 - December 2008
Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS
  • Helped construct a motion capture system, including mounting cameras and calibrating the software.
  • Interpreted and reported on motion capture data to fulfill the client's requirements.
  • Collected preliminary data for a personal inertial navigation system using MEMS sensors.
Technical Writing Tutor
October 2007 - May 2008
Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS
  • Proofread and suggested stylistic and content-based improvements for student-written technical papers.
  • Provided services to students of all levels, from undergraduates to Ph.D. candidates.
IEEE SECON Design Team Member
September 2007 - April 2008
Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS
  • Participated in the design and construction of an autonomous block-collecting robot that took second place in the hardware competition.
  • Specifically worked on color recognition and navigation algorithms.
  • Designed and assembled the main PCB.

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering
December 2008
Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS

Courses and Certifications
  • Certified ScrumMaster #00526338 (May 2016)
  • CLS Situational Leadership: The Core (August 2015)
  • The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity (Jan 2015)

Professional Societies
  • Scrum Alliance (2016-present)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (2007-2013)
  • Eta Kappa Nu (2008-2012)