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.
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"
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.
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.
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.
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
Swift, Python, SQL, Java
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
System testing, Quality Center, Test Planning, Manual testing
Analysis methods and tools
Agile Methodology, HP Quality Center
My education and trainings
- The Crypt Grammar School1999 - 2006
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