nickth14

Gloucester

It professional

Nationality:British, Current SC Clearance
Qualifications & Professional Membership
BSc(Hons) Mathematics & Computing University of Glamorgan
OND Computing Pontypridd College of FE
ISEB Foundation Certificate Software Testing QA Training
ISEB Intermediate Certificate Software Testing QA Training

Aug17-Dec17 WS Atkins, Alstom ElectrologIXS Future Rail Signalling Project
Contract Software Test/Developer
Systems ElectrologIXS, Subversion/SVN, IBM DOORS, BS EN50128, Ladder Logic, MS Office, MS Sharepoint
• Development, Testing of ElectrologIXS MCB-CCTV Level Crossing, Signalling, Interlocking System
• Development of ADOTS, Software, Functional Test Specifications
Apr17-Aug17 GE Aviation, Digital Archiving Project
Contract Software Developer,
Systems EMC InfoArchive, XDb, Apache Tomcat Web Server, DDS, Git GUI/Bash for Windows, XQuery, XML, Eclipse for Java, DataGenerator, Windows 10, Apache Ant, MS Office, Skype for Business, Cisco Jabber, Rally ALM for Agile, Linux sysadmin, Bash shell, Exceed for Windows, Website Wireframes, Agile/Scrum, Oracle GL Financials, MS Powerpoint
• Design, Development of complex archiving solutions for application retirement
o XQuery, XPath, XML, XForms, XSL, XSD
o InfoArchive
• Migrating application data to InfoArchive for Localhost, Dev, VQA environments
• Unit Testing, User Acceptance Testing
• Defect Management, Version Control
• Agile. Scrum Development
• Web Wireframe, Application User Guide development

Mar16-Apr17 BAE Naval Systems, Performance Monitoring & Simulation Systems
Contract Software Engineer, Type 26 GCS Project. Combat Systems
Systems IBM DOORS 9.5, Windchill PLM/DM, SVN, BAE CSEP, IBM Rational Rhapsody Developer (UML/C++/Java/C#), Rhapsody Gateway, MS Sharepoint, Matlab, Jira, Git/Bash SCM, Bitbucket Server, Bamboo CI, Crucible/FishEye, Netbeans IDE
• Developing PM&S Performance Assessment Tools for Type 26 GCS
• Delivering associated design and test documentation
• Regularly liaising with MoD and OEM SME’s, Combat System Design and Architecture teams, and external Modelling SME’s
Aug15-Dec15 TRE Rail/Hitachi Information Controls Europe
Contract Test Engineer
Systems TRESim, TRESa, OWB, SACS, SA-RS, Siemens Westcad, Deltarail IECC, SDS, KnowledgeTree(KT), SubVersion(SVN), Docman, TRE RT Ticketing, EN50128 SIL 2 Rail Standards, IBM DOORS v9.6
• Preparation of Test Plans, Specifications and Reports
• Development of test harnesses, scripts and test data
• Review of design documentation for suitability for testing
• Configuration & integration of test rig software (Assessor/Simulator, Signalling, Comms) for
ROC Data & System Testing
• Performance of testing both on and off site, in accordance with the relevant specifications and QA procedures
• Liaison with developers and management to assist in the development process and in improvements to the BMS
• Promotion and implementation of test automation where practical
• Timely identification and resolution of data issues
Sep14 – May15 Siemens Rail Automation Contract Systems (V&V) Engineer, Thameslink Project KO2 HCI
Systems IBM Rational Change, DOORS, Rational Publishing Engine, Railside, UML,
RETS Data Logger, ETCS/ERTMS, Artisan Studio, RBC, IEMT, UNISIG, VMware vSphere, RETS Trackside Simulation Automation Testing/Scripting,
Trackguard WESTLOCK
• Integrating COTS rack and desk mounted hardware along with existing Rail Infrastructure (Interlocking/CIP/RBC).
• Associated software build and configuration.
• Manual Test Case & Automated Test Script (Scenario, Journey) and system document creation in DOORS, RETS via using UML SUC, SDS, SFRs
• Integration of component subsystems into a single system
• Configuration and development of integration rigs and tests in support of the integration.
• Authoring of Test Specifications to verify correct system build;
• Authoring of Test Scripts to verify correct system build;
• Execution of Verification & Validation Tests, and associated completion of Compliance Matrix
• Use of configuration and change management (Railside, IBM Rational Change)
• Use of Modelling Design and Requirements Management Tools (Doors, UML, Artisan)

Apr 2014 – Sep 2014 Quanta Fluid Solutions Contract Systems Test Engineer, SelfCare+ Haemodialysis Medical System
Systems Agile/Scrum, Cognition Cockpit, Jira, IEC/EN62304, IEC60601, VectorCast, Subversion(SVN), Jenkins, XML, Embedded Safety-Critical Software(C, C++), CE Conformity
• Maintenance of Test Cases
• Requirements Traceability Analysis
• Manual & Automated Testing of Safety-Critical Medical Devices – Control, Safety, UIC
• Defect/Issue Management
Jan 2012 – Dec 2013 Logica CGI
Software Test Consultant
Systems Genesys Call Recorder, Quality Manager CRM, IVR, VDR, Informatica WorkFlow Manager and Workflow Monitor, Cognos Reporting/Query Studio, Oracle SQL Developer, Exostar Forumpass, HP Quality Centre v11, Avoco SAML, Fiddler Web Debug, UML, Experian IdP, SFA LOB, MS SQL Server 2008, Agile, Sprint, MS Dynamics
• Manual & Automated Testing of ETL routines
• System, Integration and Regression Testing following areas :-
o Marine Cognos, Procurepass Source files
o ETL Data Loading
• Cognos Report modifications
• SQL Scripting for FACT and DIMS Tables
• Test Execution
• Defect/PR Management
• IVR/VDR Functional & Test Specifications
• SFA/LP SIT Test Script design, review & execution using HP QC
Aug 2011 – Dec 2011 Resource Engineering
Contract Software Verification Engineer, MTU TP400-D6 for A400M
Systems MS Visual Sourcesafe, DO178B Levels A/B, 61508 SIL 4, ANSI C, MS Office, MISRA C/C++ Standards, Westinghouse FS2550 DSP System, HiTOP IDE/Debugger, HiScript Programming, TMS9900 Assembler, PDL, Serena Dimensions, Understand Source Code Analysis & Metrics, Agile Software Development, XP, FADEC, Python
• Source Code Walkthrough/Reviews of MTU TP400-D6 EPMU high integrity safety-critical systems using C language for DO178B & MISRA compliance verification
• Code Coverage, Code Walkthrough, Test Verification of Westinghouse FS2550 DSP System using Assembler, PDL & HiScript
• CWT_Parser, Source Code Analysis & Complexity Metrics
Feb 2011 – Aug 2011 Invensys Rail/Westinghouse
Contract Systems Test & Integration Engineer
VLU Systems Engineering Team
Systems IBM Rational Change, Synergy, Lotus Notes, MS Office, Railside, IMS Signalling, Iterative/Incremental Development
• System Integration and test activities for the implementation of the ARS Signalling and ATC Train Control System.
• Test Rig installation & configuration
• Test scenario design, development for the Asset Replacement migration phases for VLU Control system
• Test Result, Test Log recording
July 2010- Dec 2010 Rolls-Royce
Contract Software Engineer - Controls
Trent 1000, Trent XWB Controls EHM/EMU Safety-Critical Software.
Systems RTCA-DO178B Level C/E, DSP, Doors v7, Serena/PVCS Dimensions, C/C++, Visio, MS Project, AFDX/Arinc664, Sprint Development
• DOORS Exporting, Baselining, SPM SRS, Traceability
• SPM Configuration Data Development & Maintenance
• Software Integration Testing
• EMU Software Component Builds
• Configuration Management & Control
o Problem & Change Report Design
Close out problem reports with evidence of satisfactory Design and Testing
Agree changes in SW requests
• Participation in Gated reviews with the System Engineers and Suppliers.
• Agree Trading of System Requirement TAGS to lower level Software Testing.
Mar 2010 – July 2010 Cobham Mission Equipment/Flight Refuelling Ltd
Contract Software Test Engineer
Working in the Software Engineering Group Testing high integrity Safety-Critical Embedded and Real-Time applications, for Air-to-Air Refuelling systems.
Systems IBM Rational Test Real Time(RTRT), RTCA-DO178B Level A/B, Tornado VxWorks RTOS, MIL-STD 1553, Arinc429, C/C++, UML, AllChange, VisionClick, MISRA C Standards
• C/C++ Module, Component Testing, Run-Time Analysis using RTRT for 805e, 905e RCUs
• C/C++ Test Script Automation via RTRT
• Host & Target-based Test Deployment & Test Execution
• Creation, execution & deployment of host & target-based test scripts, test harness, test stubs, & test drivers
• Robustness Testing
• Code Coverage Analysis & Review for DO178b Level A/B compliance
• Detailed Design (OSPEC), Test Specification, Test Report Creation & Review
• Problem Reporting, RCN Review Procedures using AllChange
Sep 2008 – Jan 2010 Agusta Westland
Contract Software Test Engineer,
Future Lynx Project, Tactical Processor Software for Cockpit Displays.
Systems IBM Doors v8/9,Test Tracker, AllChange Configuration Management, UML/Use Cases, MS Office, Artisan RTS, VALID Automation Test Tool, Mil Std 1553, Arinc429, RTCA/DO178B Level C/D, C Programming, Hummingbird Exceed, Sun Solaris/Unix OS, TP Mission Systems, VAPS, AutoTesting, Test Rig, ADATest, Python
• System Testing of Mission Displays
• Development of ‘Abridged’ Software Test Procedures (ASSTPs) using DOORS
• UML Use Case Scenario/Activity Diagram Testing (Manual & Automated)
• Design, Development, Debugging of Valid AutoTest Scripts
• Import of Test Scripts & Test Results to DOORS/Test Tracker
• Unix Shell Script creation
• Formal Dry Run & Compilation of ‘VALID’ Tests on Target Test Rig Hardware
• Utility Function Development & Test
• Automated Test Overnight Co_Ordinator
July 2008 – Sep 2008 Praxis HIS
Contract Software Engineer, Astrium SkyNet5/BMP Project
Systems/Techniques C/C++, Unit Testing, MS Visual Studio Express, SubVersion(SVN)/TortoiseSVN, Linux, Rational Rose, UML, Bugzilla, GCC, GCOV, CPPUnit, MockPP, MS Access, Excel, Word, Outlook, Meticulist, BS7925 Std for Software Component Testing, C/C++ Eclipse Workbench, Boundary Value Analysis, Equivilance Partitioning, DOxygen v1.5.6
• Comprehensive unit testing of C++ classes of client application. (SkyNet5)
• Design Modelling with UML(Class, State, Sequence)
• 100% Code & Branch Coverage
Feb 2007 – July 2008 GE Aviation
Contract Software Test/Verification Engineer, Boeing 787 Dreamliner LGA/NWS Project
Systems (Embedded) C/C++ Development/Debugging, XML, Merant/PVCS Dimensions, WindRiver/Tornado VxWorks AE653 Safety Critical SCOE/RTOS, Arinc615a Data Loader, RTCA DO-178B Level A-D, MS Office, MS Windows XP, IMA, Wireshark, GNU Make, Perl, STRS, Doors v8.1, Esterel SCADE KCG v5.1.1, TCL/Tk, Code::Blocks Studio, MS Excel/VBA, AFDX, Arinc664, SSM, WindSh VxWorks653
• Design, Development, Configuration & Testing of Boeing 787 Avionics LGA/NWS real-time embedded safety critical software (Control, Indication, Health Management)
• Testing of real time software, both in simulated and target hardware environments
• Utilisation of Smiths target Test Rig Hardware & Software(STRS)
• Systems, Requirements, Integration, Interface, CT Confidence Testing via STRS Test Rig
• Development of Test Plans, Test Scripts, Test Reporting, Test Design via Test Converter
• Software Builds, Defect, Configuration Management
• SCOE LSAP & DataLoad Installation of Control GPMs LSAP, PLM data via Test Rig.
• CT Code, Test Spec & Test Execution Scrutiny Reporting for DO178b Level A & Software Detailed Design Reviews – Ctrl, Ind, HM, CT
• Software Requirements, Software Design changes, Doors Import/Export – Control, Indication, HM
• Software Techical Document Reviews – SWDD, SRS, SCI, ICD
• System Modelling, SSM, Auto-Code Generation for RTCA-DO178B Level A via SCADE
• Software Metrics Reporting
Oct 2005 – Feb 2007 Data Systems & Solutions, Rolls-Royce Defence Systems
Contract Test Manager, MRMS AEI Project, SAP BW, SAP EP6 Portal
Systems SAP BW, SAP EP6, QuickPlace, Windows2000, MS Office, Aero Exec Integrator(AeI), Defence Manager, AeroManager, SDM, WebMethods Integration Server
• Unit, Integration, Testing – AeI Systems for DEV, CTE/UAT environments
• Test Planning, Test Scripts, Test Reporting
• Manage Defect, Issue, Risk Management
• Document Management – QuickPlace, eRoom
• SDM/AeI Redesign Integration Testing
• Manage AEI & SAP Test Programme
• Unit & User Acceptance Testing for major SAP Releases
• Maintain awareness of design changes through their test cycle.
• Attending Technical Change Control Boards(CCB) and Product Change Boards to ensure transports and change requests are prepared properly and actioned in a timely manner.
June 2005 – Oct 2005 ADT/Tyco
Contract Software (Test & QA) Engineer, Phoenix Project
Systems Compuware QACenter Enterprise Edition, MS SQL Server/Enterprise Manager, MS Office, TESS, SMS, MS Outlook, Windows2000, MS Sharepoint Portal Server, MS Visual Basic.NET, MS Visual Basic v6, VBA, TrackRecord, Reconcile, TestPartner, QADirector, MS CLR Debugger
• Functional Testing - TESS Replacement Service Management Systems(SMS)
• Automation Testing of TESS using TestPartner, QADirector
• System Test Issue & Risk Management
• Integration Testing – SMS to TESS
• Documentation - TESS Test Planning, Scoping, Test Reporting
Mar 2005 – May2005 Serco Justice
Contract Test Team Leader , LRUC Project, ES & CDS PoS Systems
Systems Mercury Test Director v8, MS Office, MS Outlook, IBM WebSphere
Responsibilties/Achievements
• Test Co_Ordination and Bidder Liason between HMCE, Suppliers for LRUC Enforcement System(ES)
• LRUC ES & CDS Requirements Management
• ES PoS Testing Scripting creation, Test execution at TRL, Wokingham (designated bidder site)
Jan 2005 – Feb2005 Vega Consulting
Contract Software Designer/Information Analyst , ISTAR Group
Systems ISSE Modeller, UML, MS Office, Windows2000, MS Outlook, Java Builder
Responsibilties/Achievements
• Functional, Operational, Capability, System Modelling of Defence Air/Maritime Platforms
• Change/Defect Management
• URD, SRD, KUR Documentation
Oct 2004 – Dec 2004 Compuware (UK) Ltd
Contract Software Test Engineer
Systems QA Run for Win32, Rational ClearQuest, MS Office, Windows NT, MS (Visual)C#, MS Visual Studio, MS Outlook, Prism, MS SQL Server2000, Rational RequisitePro
Responsibilties/Achievements
• Software Development, Unit, Functional Testing of web-based eChev Front & Admin Systems
• using Visual C#
• Automated Test Production using QA Run
• Defect Management, Job Logs using Clearquest
• Requirements, Project, Schema Management for RequisitePro
July 2004 – Sep 2004 Transition Consulting Ltd(TCL)
Contract Software Test Team Leader
Systems Mercury Test Director, IVR, MS Office, SAP
Mar 2003 – April 2004 Cogent Defence & Security Network Systems
Contract Software Test & Verification Engineer for Bowman KVMS Project
Systems McCabe IQ/Test v7.1, MS Office, Windows2000, Rational Rose, Embedded C, (Visual)C++, MS Visual Studio, SourceSafe, QNX RTOS v6.2, QNX Momentics IDE, DOORS v6, DocExpress v3.2, DXL, STTE, Borland Delphi, Mercury TestDirector v7.6, UML
Responsibilities/Achievements
• Software Module, Verification & Equipment Testing of Bowman KVMS :-
o PCon, KFD, CIFD, CIH, ULD Devices
o BISA Manager
• Software Metrics, Testing, Code Coverage using McCabe IQ/Test
• McCabe Repository Maintenance & Backup
• Functional test of the software applications on the system test bed.
• Preparation of software test specifications and reports
• Problem/Fault recognition, issue & resolution
• Embedded Software Test Development
• Inspection Reporting
• Doors Support – Skynet5 Project
Oct 2002 – March2003 BAE Systems Ltd, CDI Division
Contract Software Test Engineer for Bowman (BCMS) Project
Systems Doors v5.2, T-Plan Pro v4.2, MS Office, Windows2000, Rational Rose, Visual C++, MS Access, QA Centre(QA Run, QA Director), MS Visual Sourcesafe, InstallShield 6.5, Radio Communication, Network Protocols
Responsibilities/Achievements
• Software Test Engineering – BCMS/CMIS Planner for IOC4/FOC
• DOORS Requirements Engineering, Analysis – Functional Specification, Component Test Specification, Technical Performance Specification
• CMIS Operational/Change Request (OR/CR DB) Management, Problem Management via Unit, Integration, System Testing

Oct 2001 – May2002 Qinetiq Ltd, Systems & Software Engineering Centre(SEC), Malvern
Software Team Leader for Nimrod MRA4 development
Systems Ada9x, Spark, C++, Doors v4.1, MS Office, Win NTv4, Rational Rose, Clearcase, Mil-Std 498, DefStan-0018/Mil-Std1553b, ISO 9001:2000(Guidelines for Systems & Software), Arinc429, Mil-Std1521b
Responsibilities/Achievements
• General, Mission, Avionics Architecture for Nimrod MRA4
• Nimrod MRA4 Databus Specifications & Loading Capacities
• Mission Systems WSIR Test Scheduling, Test Readiness Reviews(TRR), TCSS Test Configuration
• Functional/Physical Configuration Audit(FCA/PCA) – TCSS, TCSOS Software
• Software Working Group – Mission, Airbourne Systems
• Supplier & DPA/MOD Software Co_Ordination
Jan 2001 – Oct 2001 Thales Defence Systems Ltd, Wells, Somerset, Senior Software Engineer
Project Extract for RAF Airbourne, RCT, GBAS Configurations, MEF Operations
Systems DOORS v4.1 RM, DXL, Rational Rose2000 OOA&D, Rational Clearcase v4, Borland Delphi, Configuration Management, C++, UML, Rational Clearquest Change Management, MS Access, Extract RCS, Resource Management, MEF Operations, MS Office, Win NT v4, ReflectionX, Windows2000 Pro, Sherpa PDM, Sun Solaris v2.6, Visio2000, Mil-Std 498, MS Project98
Responsibilities/Achievements
• HCI Design of Extract RMS, RCS, MEF Ops Software
• Requirements Definitions & Traceability of SSS, SRS, IIDS for RCS, RMS, MEF Ops
• Development of Extract RCS via C++ , ReflectionX, Unix
• Documentation Reviews & Development for Extract RCS, RMS SRS
• STP, STD Development, Factory Acceptance(FAT) & Integration Testing of Extract for Raytheon Systems
• Use-Case, CIIDS, CIDS, SRS, SSS Development
• Issue & Risk Management & Control
Jan 2000 – Jan 2001 AeroSystems International/GKN Westland, Yeovil, Somerset
Software Engineer, Sapphire Build Project
Key Tasks The implementation of the Maintenance Management System(MMS) for the EH101 Utility Helicopter utilising CA-Uniface(4gl) development environment utilising the Compuware QA Automated Test Environment(QARun & QADirector). The analysis, design utilises the Shlear Mellor OOA.
Systems Compuware QARun v4.7.1, QADirector v4.3.0, FileAid/CS, Shlear Mellor OOA CA-Uniface v7.2,Continuus/CM v4.5 Configuration Management, Windows NTv4 MSOffice, MS Outlook, MS C++ v5, MS Visual C++, MS Access, EH101 SH HUDS v1, MIL-STD-498 Software Standards, Clarify/CRM FrontOffice
Responsibilities/Achievements
• Software Requirement Specifications(SRS), Requirements Analysis, HCI Screen, Object Mapping, Analysis & Design of EH101 SH HUDS v1 using Uniface, Shlear Mellor OOA, Continuus/CM Configuration Management
• Test scripting, Test Case Definition, Scheduling of HUDS utilising QARun, QADirector Automated Tool Sets, MS Office, Continuus/CM :-
 Aircraft Maintenance
 Arisings
 Aircraft Build/Stateboard
 Engineering Control
 Variant Definitions
 Arising Specifications
 Logistical Unit Structures(LCNs)
 System Administration
 User/Access Manager
 Audits

About me

BSc(Hons) Degree Maths & Computer Science ; ISEB Certified to Foundation & Intermediate Levels. Ovr 25 years Software, Systems, IT experience.

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