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Seeking ways to execute on my personal leadership philosophy: To grow, inspire, and serve my team while seeking and implementing ways to push the business forward.


Daxko 2019-11-01 - 2022-01-01

Director of Software Test
  • Hiring, growing, and leading Test Engineers, Test Managers, and Software Engineers in Test across multiple products
  • Building and growing an engineering culture that cares about quality
  • Identified and built out standard metrics around release quality, customer reported defects, and test automation
  • Building strategies around what and how to add test automation to our flagship products.
  • Involved in designing and building out our CI/CD pipelines
  • Influencing and Establishing healthy culture around: agile practices, high quality software, and teamwork
  • Leading remote teams both in the US and offshore
  • Established branching, deployment, and testing strategy multiple acquisitions at Daxko
  • Effectively lead the test team of approximately 50 team members
  • Established world class test automation strategies, and empowering the teams consistent delivery of quality software
  • Established career path and training library for the test team

Daxko 2019-02-01 - 2019-11-01

Engineering Manager
  • Hiring, growing, and leading Software Engineers and Tester Engineers across multiple project teams
  • Serving as a technical lead working with product managers when scoping out the details of new product features
  • Work with product team to establish realistic delivery dates and project milestones
  • Influencing and Establishing healthy culture around: agile practices, high quality software, and teamwork
  • Leading remote teams both in the US and offshore.
  • Hired UI Software Engineers to build React front ends to our applications

Daxko 2016-02-01 - 2019-02-01

Test Engineering Manager
  • Built and implemented a release management process to allow multiple teams to deliver code to production
  • Identified risks for upcoming development and infrastructure projects and worked with teams to mitigate as much as possible
  • Hired and trained 10 team members in this role across two different products
  • Transitioned to a company that we acquired and positively influenced the culture of quality across the development teams
  • Successfully implemented a Test Automation strategy and have made significant progress on API and UI frameworks
  • Worked with DevOps team to build out our CI/CD pipeline

Daxko 2012-08-01 - 2016-02-01

Software Test Engineer
  • Tested across many different products and product teams.
  • Implemented Test Automation Framework Ruby/Watir/Selenium.
  • Served as Scrum Master for delivery team.
  • Used exploratory testing to find defects in web application.
  • Managed code deployment processes.

Complete Communication Services 2006-04-01 - 2012-08-01

Manager of Operations
  • Managed inbound call center.
  • Negotiated rates with vendors.
  • Managed warehouse fulfillment.
  • Provided technical training and documentation for team members.


TEALS 2018-08-01 - 2019-05-01

High School Teacher
  • Co-taught Introduction to Computer Science to High School students
  • Prepared lesson plans based on the provided curriculum
  • Graded students projects and provided helpful to the students


Auburn University 2001-09-01 - 2005-08-01

Bachelor, Liberal Arts


Technical Skills
  • Test Automation
  • API Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • Security Testing
  • Exploratory Testing
  • Software Testing
  • Quality Assurance
  • DevOps
  • Continuous Integration
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Github Actions
  • Gitlab Runners
Testing Tools
  • Postman
  • Charles Proxy
  • NeoLoad
  • JMeter
  • Github
  • Jenkins
  • BurpSuite
  • Browser Dev Tools
  • Context Driven Testing
  • Modern Testing
  • Agile Testing
  • Servant Leadership
  • Agile
  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Quality Coach
  • Mentor
Programming Languages
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SQL
  • Ruby
  • Python
  • Javascript