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Natalie Skakun

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

Summary: 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: IBM & PC Compatibles, Macintosh, Linux


OS: Windows XP, NT 4.0 Workstation / 3.11 /, MS DOS 6.22, MacOS,
Linux (20 different distributions)
Software: 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
Tools: 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)
Database: MS SQL, Oracle
Languages: HTML, JAVA
Professional Experience:

OpenCountry, Inc Oct 05- Feb 07


Sr. Software Quality Assurance Engineer

• 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.

LeapFrog, Inc Jul 04- July 05


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.

Action Technologies, Inc. Aug 00 – Jan 04


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 multi-
software 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 Feb 99 – Aug 00


Software Quality Assurance Engineer

• 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