Patrick A Bohr<br />Software Quality Assurance<br />System Integration Test<br />Functional and Feature Test<br />
SUMMARY<br />Career Software Quality Assurance and Test expert with 15+ years experience.<br />Have worked alone, in teams and led small groups.<br />Built a System Test group from scratch. <br />Managed the test group through transition periods.<br />Worked on compilers, operating systems, data bases, applications, new systems and system integration test.<br />
Summary - continued<br />Learned and developed processes, and tools to improve and solve testing problems that were used in within the division and the company. <br />Attended ongoing training 2-6 weeks/year throughout my career. Inspect, review and verify documentation, requirements, product plans, and code.<br />
Summary - continued<br />Added new skills and insight through in-house and independent reading and research.<br />Acted as a mentor and quality role model to new and transitioning QA, test and development team members. <br />
Experience<br />Hewlett Packard/Compaq/Tandem, Austin, TX<br />Started the System Integration Test group from scratch.<br />Developed the approaches, tools and methods for a multifaceted approach to System and Integration Testing on Fault Tolerant to High Availability Unix based platforms.<br />Developed a reputation for a unique and effective perspective in all things related to quality across a broad set of features.<br /> 1990-2008<br />Encore/Nippon/Gould, <br />Plantation, FL<br />Designed, developed and implemented functional tests for :<br />Compilers<br />Databases<br />Operating systems<br />Applications<br /> 1984-1990<br />
Experience - continued<br />Hewlett Packard/Compaq/Tandem, Austin, TX<br />Designed, developed and used dynamic sampling system and application resource monitor tool, used to detect and isolate resource problems leading up to serious system failures. <br />Designed, developed and implemented Remote Terminal Emulation load drivers across Ethernet, async, sync, and Renet interfaces. <br />Developed and implemented test harness solutions for automated test execution, failure detection and report generation. Used this automation, and technician testers to transition System Test to regression testing. <br />Developed System V version 4 application PerfMon tool for System Test use. <br />Encore/Nippon/Gould, Plantation, FL<br />Demonstrated ability to apply sound knowledge to diverse applications. <br />Converted manual systems to computerized systems. <br />Detail-minded with a good eye for balance and organization. <br />Competent in all phases of testing and quality assurance. <br />Developed schedules, resource allocation plans, and test plans. <br />Administered Unix machines.<br />Installed and upgraded computer and network components. <br />Installed and tested new upgrade software releases as requested. <br />Setup computer systems and related equipment. <br />
Experience - continued<br />Hewlett Packard/Compaq/Tandem, Austin, TX<br />Isolated the Query By Example application interface design as exceeding async baud capacity, saving the company $13 million in French courts. <br />Designed a large generic system load scenario that continued to find problems for almost a decade, as new features were integrated, and created new failure paradigms that moved into the departments feature test suites. <br />Adapted new telco customer scenarios and required feature stress tests into new system test on the Dual Node Puma (DNP) Telco sponsored platform (a high availability/fault tolerant hybrid Unix platform. <br />Developed an interview strategy for quality concerns that made me widely sought after for both QA and development hiring. <br />Performed interim group and project management tasks when employee loss left management shorthanded. <br />Encore/Nippon/Gould, Plantation, FL<br />Setup computer systems and related equipment. <br />Programmed on-line, batch, and real-time systems. <br />Developed ideas for test automation, and system state monitoring. <br />Earned a reputation as a valuable and cooperative coworker by: being fair, honest, persistent and willing to help others when needed; effectively resolving conflicts at appropriate times. <br />Easily establish rapport with people of all ages, cultures, and beliefs.<br />
Activities And Interests<br />Honors and awards - TOPS (Tandem Outstanding Performers) inBoca Raton, FL 1995 - awarded to the top 1-4% of employees based on peer recommendation and management selection.<br />Reading, audio books and independent study – self-improvement, programming, Science & Sci-Fi, Business & Management<br />
Activities and Interests<br />Hobbies and interests – Travel, Theme Parks, Dogs, Gardening, Gaming, Photography, Comedy, Inventions, History, Movies<br />Links and Memberships – Recommendations, Linkedin, Plaxo, Compaq-NonStop , Tandem_Alumni, Tandem_Group, TMFL, HP Alumni, UW Alumni<br />
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