Phone (205) 413-6785

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.

Work

Daxko February 2019 - current

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.
  • Building a team to build a product that will integrate with two of our flag ship projects from scratch.

Daxko February 2016 - February 2019

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 August 2012 - February 2016

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 April 2006 - August 2012

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

Volunteer

TEALS 2018 - 2019

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

Education

Auburn University 2001 - 2005

Bachelor, Liberal Arts

Skills

Technical Skills
  • Test Automation
  • API Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • Security Testing
  • Exploratory Testing
  • Software Testing
  • Quality Assurance
  • DevOps
  • Continuous Integration
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Software
  • Postman
  • Charles Proxy
  • NeoLoad
  • JMeter
  • Github
  • Jenkins
  • OWASP ZAP
  • BurpSuite
Methodologies
  • Context Driven Testing
  • Modern Testing
  • Agile Testing
  • Servant Leadership
  • Agile
  • Scrum
  • Kanban
Programing Languages
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SQL
  • Ruby