Aiden L.

Qa Engineer

690 dollar
Freelancer
16 years
Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM

My experience

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Self-employedMay 2016 - Present

Actively seeking new opportunities in Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and London. I am working on growing some passive income streams and building networks. I am interested in building and growing skills to last a lifetime. International opportunities excite me and broaden my mind.

Most Recent roles used Test Automation Frameworks using Selenium, Java, Maven, Cucumber (Gherkin), BDD, TestNG, ReST Assured API tests, PostMan, JSON & XML DOM parsers, Extent reporting, GIT, BitBucket, JIRA, Confluence, End-to-end testing, Jenkins Continuous integration.
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Belief SystemsNovember 2015 - Present

We are a Finance and Technology Institution specialising in Testing, Payments, Integration, Fraud, Business Process Outsourcing, IT Security, Banking, Investing, Consultancy, Forex Trading and Hedge Fund management.

Our Philosophy and business ethos is to encourage and reward innovation and those who are not afraid to think BIG. Information and wisdom is the new Oil.

In the words of Napolean Hill; "Think yourself Rich"
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BELIEF SYSTEMS LIMITEDJanuary 2018 - Present

Actively seeking opportunities

Anglian Home ImprovementsOctober 2018 - July 2019

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Devops/Test Automation Implementation Manager (SC Cleared- DV Eligible)September 2016 - December 2017

Highly Secure Government position. I left a good contract in search of leadership and more management responsibilities.
Creation and Management of robust RESTFUL Python, Java, Ruby, Watir and Big Data Test Automation Frameworks. Document management stored via Bitbucket & Bamboo.
XML, API, SQL and Big Data designing and testing.
Extensive company training schemes for JMETER Performance testing, Cyber Security best practices and Cloud infrastructure platforms.
Using Jenkins, CI, CENTOS, GITHUB & Devops best practices; automation and Linux to deploy builds within an agile framework.
Opportunities to PEN Test and shadow Ethical Hackers helped add another notch to my belt.
Introduction of Security Controls within the team.

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Saffron Building SocietyMay 2015 - September 2016

Multimillion pound project.
EVT, SIT and UAT Payment System Testing role.

Payrise and extension offered. Fantastic company and amazing people; I'd be honoured to return.

My role was to provide a strategic, hollistic approach and consultancy to test the Nexus (DPR) mortgage, savings, loans and portal platform; offering live, technical and remote support for clients, permanent members of staff and end users. Configuration and Management of WebEx sessions for testing and remote access.

The cloud-based application focused heavily on providing exceptional change management and user experience in a fast-paced time-pressured environment.

The solution covered the full mortgage journey from account servicing, origination and quotation through to completion.

Wireframes, IBM Mainframes and Balsamiq Mockup frameworks used for rapid project delivery.
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CapitaMay 2015 - April 2016

The role was focused around the design, presentation, sales and testing of suitable financial products  for Investors, Business Owners, Innovators and Students across a Paradigm system in an Agile environment.

Testing and execution of Bulk billing, for payments to individuals, universities and other stakeholders.
Mobile, Tablet, iOS and Android Testing. UI/UX Design tests also covered.

Highly configurable web, mobile and tablet solutions created and optimised for UI/UX Design, working closely with developers to meet strict budgets and timeframes. SQL Server used to test DB's and liked DB's.

Consultation and support offered to end users, stakeholders, the change team and internal business units.

Applications built with C#, C++ on .NET Frameworks.

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NEW DAWN HOMES LIMITEDJanuary 2015 - April 2015

Working closely with Contract managers, developers and site managers to create a new property development.

My time was also spent shadowing sophisticated investors and established business owners to understand the commercial and legal obstacles to property/residential home ownership.
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EDW Technology LimitedJanuary 2014 - December 2014

Testing of Java applications and building of multiple Pricing models, ETRM, Energy Portfolios, Derivatives and Credit Risk Models within strict timeframes.

Implementation of MDD and Order Books for Real-time Trading Analysis.

The role was highly time pressured; risk and time management frameworks were essential to delivering optimised results in Waterfall and Agile environments.

Management of simultaneous projects and cross-training new recruits using Jira, Confluence and team collaboration software such as GIT.

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Invar SystemsJune 2013 - January 2014

Load, automation, Performance, Stress and manual testing of hardware and software solutions.
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Lloyds Banking GroupAugust 2010 - June 2013

Testing and Data Migration of Lloyds to TSB (Project Verde) Working closely with SME's, Developers, Business Analysts, Contractors, Offshore teams and Management for the successful delivery of the TOM.
Management and ownership of Product Backlog items and  Agile/scrum deliverables.Payments and collections role.
Ownership of the Back Office process, ensuring timely correspondence and the appropriate communication channels were selected for distressed clients, customers and borrowers.
Business Process Reengineering used to create new queue systems and workflows for BTL, legal and exceptional mortgage cases.
Defect and process management techniques utilised to ensure the bank retained assets and high liquidity ratios.

DW Sports FitnessOctober 2005 - August 2010

My stack

Languages

Swift, Python, SQL, Java

Others

Consulting, Marketing, Communication, Business Analysis, Financial Management, Analysis, Project Management, Risk management, Test management, Continuous Integration, Test automation, Leadership, Management, Business Process, Test strategy, Basel II

Software testing

System testing, Quality Center, Test Planning, Manual testing

IT Infrastructure

Cloud Computing

Databases

Oracle

Big Data

Big Data

Analysis methods and tools

Agile Methodology, HP Quality Center

My education and trainings

- The Crypt Grammar School1999 - 2006