Natalie Skakun

San Francisco, CA (415) 305-6664 Natalie_skakun@hotmail.com Public Profile and Recommendations: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/0/697/1b2

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sr. Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Software Quality Assurance Engineer with 8 years experience in testing Internet based and multimedia applications including developing and implementing test plans and test cases. Comprehension of the Software QA methodology and documentation. Experienced in black box and automated testing of Windows XP/NT, Macintosh and Linux applications. 3 years of Database experience with MS SQL Server. Functional test expertise with back-end systems and relevant technical proficiency with SQL databases. One year experience testing web application based on J2EE technologies. Has conducted GUI, integration, functional, stress/performance, regression, compatibility, boundary, usability and acceptance tests. Strong knowledge in testing of relational databases. An efficient independent worker and excellent team player. Very well organized, extremely reliable, quick learner and capable to perform well under pressure.

Technical Skills: Hardware: OS: Software: IBM & PC Compatibles, Macintosh, Linux Windows XP, NT 4.0 Workstation / 3.11 /, MS DOS 6.22, MacOS, Linux (20 different distributions) MS Office XP/ 2000 PRO, Lotus Notes R5, cc: Mail 8.1, MS Project, MS Power Point 2000, Adobe PhotoShop 5.5, MS Money 2000, Netscape Communication, MS IE, Mozilla, Safari MS Stress Tool, Buzilla Bug Tracking System, Rational Visual 6.5, JMeter, Ghost Image 7.5, NetworkSmartLite, HTML Validator 4.0., WebAnalyzer 2.0, WinStone 2000, WinBench 2000, VMWare, WIndWindows Desktop Connection, Bugzilla (v.2.16.3) MS SQL, Oracle HTML, JAVA

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Professional Experience: OpenCountry, Inc Sr. Software Quality Assurance Engineer • • • • • Oct 05- Feb 07

Tested OCM Manager web-based software that allows administrator to manage, update and monitor Linux systems Tested OCM Provision tool that allows simultaneously provision and recovery of Linux and Windows systems Performed Functional, Acceptance, and Installation tests on OCM manager Application Wrote Test Cases for Localization/Internalization and generated Test reports Configured VMWare to utilize maximum capacity of the Physical Machine and also to provision each virtual machine with different Linux distribution with OCM Provisioning. Jul 04- July 05

LeapFrog, Inc Software Quality Assurance Engineer • • • • •

Developed test plans and test cases for LeapFrog Schoolhouse web site. Tested LeapFrog Marketing Administration tool that allows marketing users and others to customize LeapFrog’s Schoolhouse web site. Participated with the team in defining the direction of product development, and in establishing efficient and effective processes for the successful delivery of a quality software product. Responsible for the strategic and day to day activity of quality assurance, including but not limited to, black box, white box, grey box, and negative testing. Reported bugs to Bugzilla (v.2.16.3) bug system. Aug 00 – Jan 04

Action Technologies, Inc. Software Quality Assurance Engineer • • • • • • • • •

Designed and developed test cases and plans for Web-based and complex Workflow applications. Performed compatibility, performance and regression testing and interacted with the development group in helping to define critical bugs in the software package. Automated full functional testing of a Java and HTML application using XDE tester tool. Three years testing experience using SQL and a scripting language. Validated test against Oracle database functionality using SQL. One year experience with Application Server such as BEA WebLogic (6.1, 7, 8.1). Tested and improved on intricate and complex Workflow product setups and installation utilities. Created client-server and web-based applications in order to test the company’s multisoftware API set. Participated in all facets of testing including interaction testing, which reflects the interaction between a client, the server, and specific test tools. Evaluated code coverage and provided upper management with recommendations

during this process and worked interactively with development team. Logitech Software Quality Assurance Engineer • • • • • Feb 99 – Aug 00

Performing black box testing of Internet application designed for video conferencing, capturing still images and recording video clips under the Windows 98 and Windows NT platform. Performed boundary, forced error, stress, regression and performance testing for Video and Sound cards drivers by using WinBench 2000/WinStone 2000. Tested application performance using digital cameras connected to different ports (i.e. serial, parallel, USB). Performed compatibility test for different video cards and digital cameras. Creating and executing test cases for testing printer drivers.

Education: Computer Education Center, Daly City, CA September 1999 Advanced Quality Assurance Engineering, Computer Learning Center, San Francisco, CA December 1995 Course of Software Testing and Quality Assurance Odessa State University, Odessa, Ukraine, July 1988 BS in Economy GPA: 3.5