BERT CARAPIET

Hard Drives and High Fives

Hello, I'm Bert Carapiet, and I believe manual testing should be used in two circumstances – determining “beauty”, and testing security. For most other needs, automated testing should be used. If you are looking for someone that will get you there, I can help!

ABOUT ME

My name is Bert and I have a passion for performance management. So much that I raised and sustain the AON Hewitt rating of 80% in my area of managing performance. The day job entails software testing, but I have a passion for all things computing and automation. I am currently working with the Raspberry Pi platform when I get free time, while I build small nimble websites for various projects. I am a personable person and can speak both English an French fluently - I can also speak a little Spanish as I have had practice while travelling. I have a respect for nurturing relationships as well as making new relationships work. I understand the social aspects of work, play and life. I am motivated and goal oriented as evidenced by tenure and previous work ratings.

  • Lives in: Kanata, Ontario
  • (613) 979-2156

SKILLS

EXPERIENCES

2015-Present

Your company name here

Product Verification Director / Manager - Automation

  • If we are a great fit, your company could be listed here. To discuss further please call, text, linkedin, facebook or email me!

2015-Present

Rogue Wave Software

Manager - Automation & Quality Assurance

  • Responsible for ensuring the completion of all phases of the testing process of the assigned products, and resources including execution of: Installation, Configuration, Integration, Acceptance, Functional and Regression testing to meet the product testing requirements
  • Supervise with defining Test Plans, Test Specifications, Test Suites and Test cases as required to ensure adequate testing and audit-ability of your products
  • Responsible for ensuring the creation of the necessary test environments to meet the established testing scenarios and goals of the Klocwork
  • Assisted in the design of any necessary tools for Unit, Functional and Performance Testing as required
  • Achieve project milestones; design, document, implement and execute tests to achieve those milestones – on time and on budget
  • Participate in the daily Scrum meetings and communicate the results of all testing activities
  • Evangelize “Quality” to our “Customers” – both inside and outside of the company
  • Ensure that all observed product issues are being placed in the defect tracking system as required
  • Participate in the BUG Triage meetings reviewing issues and making recommendations on potential Hot Fixes. When necessary, assist Technical Support with reproducing customer escalation issues
  • Assess merits of proposed product enhancements, and ease of use – provide feedback to Product Management as requested
  • Work with diverse teams (Development, QA, Software Support, Product Management and Services) both onshore and off shore
  • Mentoring of less senior QA Team members as required in the science and methodologies of Quality Assurance and the goals and objectives of Rogue Wave.

2015

Smith Ascentium

Architect - Quality Assurance

  • Provide Technical Leadership and Strategic Direction to the Testing Organization (TO)
  • Help Formulate & Develop effective Test Architecture per organizational needs
  • Technically responsible for all the Testing performed by the TO
  • Technical Authority and is responsible for the overall Quality of deliverables across all parameters, both functional and non-functional including performance, security, and usability
  • Pro-actively analyze current processes and practices and suggest/ drive improvements. Also, defines processes as needed
  • Drive organization-wide Quality Process initiatives and their implementation to ensure Quality of deliverables
  • Maintain a “big and complete” picture view of the product, its dependencies, organizational goals, technology arena, etc. and helps guide & direct the functioning of the TO appropriately
  • Influence the product organization's future direction, strategy and planning
  • Collaborate effectively & on an on-going basis with all constituents involved in product development & release activity including development, testing, technical publications, marketing, program management and other entities to ensure execution & deliverables per plan
  • Responsible for design & development of the TO's Test Automation framework / harness and any in-house tools required.
  • Involved in understanding Business requirements and works with the development architect to translate requirements into solution architecture designs.
  • Reviews requirements and seeks clarity as required, participates in product design reviews and works with the development architect and development team to make any design improvements and refinement as needed. Also helps incorporate Testability requirements into design
  • Overall product knowledge and is able to guide both junior and senior team members
  • Influence Technical direction and use of technologies after making necessary evaluations
  • Involved in hiring activities for the TO and mentoring of TO team members
  • Pro-actively seeks to make continuous improvements to Test coverage, execution and automation

2011-2014

Halogen Software

Manager - Automation

  • Transform a team of a quality assurance professionals to automation developers
  • Drive commitment to delivering, and doing the right thing for the business
  • Plan and coordinate the reinvention of our SaaS products from idea to in-use by millions of employees in short periods of time
  • Help balance the decision to automate vs manual test the entire product suite on a daily basis as well as on the 10 quarter planning
  • Raise and sustain an AON Hewitt rating of 80% in my direct managing area
  • Work with project managers to develop resource allocations
  • Plan for the quality assurance parts of the development schedule
  • Advise management pro-actively of any steps required to mitigate project/delivery risks during the execution phase
  • Perform duties as acting director to ensure the business continued forward while the position was vacant.

2011-2012

Halogen Software

Manager - Quality Assurance

  • Take the lead in the requirements and design phase to ensure comprehensive test coverage
  • Lead a mix of in-house software engineers, an outsourced QA test team, and in-house QA test engineers on the day-to-day execution of quality assurance efforts to meet committed delivery dates
  • Champion and lead initiatives to automate testing and reduce test cycles.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders to prioritize defects; developing and communicating a resolution plan (release and time-line) for each defect
  • Utilize the Agile Development process to implement new methodologies for the entire software development life cycle
  • Plan and prioritize test efforts and resolution of defects based on trade-off between severity of defect and change impact to committed release and delivery dates
  • Develop test plans and detailed functional and usability test cases for each deliverable of the software and project implementation services
  • Develop and maintain a repository of regression test cases
  • Report test results to management team proactively.

2006-2011

Privasoft Corporation

Manager - Quality Assurance

  • Ensure that new and existing products being released are reliable, defect free, and function as documented. Review, interpret, and execute software QA procedures to efficiently test and evaluate all products
  • Review specifications and design documents to determine test specifications and test requirements. Execute and maintain test cases and testing environments based on requirements. Identify problems and trouble shoot key features during the test cycle
  • Identify, record, and report on product test issues. Create reports recommending changes to verify product quality
  • Install, maintain and upkeep the Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Fedora Servers on a daily basis for use in our QA and Dev environments
  • Create VBScript and PowerShell scripts (and PowershellISE) to automate the installation and removal of the software products on a daily basis.

2006-2007

Privasoft Corporation

Field Support Specialist

  • Provide desktop, network and application support through troubleshooting, repairing and performing preventive maintenance on hardware and software platforms
  • Design and deliver training to end-users on all company software applications in both official languages. Provide accurate post-course reporting
  • Provide recommendations and guidance on how to implement the company software into the Customer workflow processes
  • Provide input to Product Development/Management on functional matters and future product requirements based on feedback from Customers
  • Provide support for the Nortel BCM product lines
  • Update and maintain the Active Directory, DHCP and DNS server
  • Ensure the Symantec backup tool and agents were all running to ensure smooth restoration functionality
  • Plan backup strategies and update as required
  • Travel within Canada and US, up to 40% at times.

2003-2006

Frink's Computers

Owner / Operator - PC Consulting

  • Tier 1 and 2 network and product support
  • Customer Interaction experience
  • All PC and Linux Operating Systems experience using Fedora Core web servers
  • Network planning support specialists
  • Remote support to customers over Canada – using Virtual connection protocols
  • On-site support for residential and commercial
  • Online Video Training (Frink’s Tech Tips)
  • Various Web design contracts
  • Quebec and Ontario locations
  • Customer service experience.

1993-2003

Nortel Networks

Test engineer and Team Lead - Succession VtoA

  • Network and product test
  • Passport and XA-Core Administration experience
  • Spectrum and ATM Hardware experience
  • SS7 and networking (TCP/IP, routing, switching) experience
  • Support Lab Prime (planning and supporting lab environment)
  • Verification experience (patchkit, regression and load testing)
  • Internal training experience.

EDUCATION

1971-Present

School of Life

The world

Attending this school as it has programs that are geared towards the things that interest me the most.

1989-1993

Cambrian College

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Subjects Studied under the Information Systems Program:

  • Office Automation
  • System Analysis and Design
  • System Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Accounting
  • English Communications
  • Organizational Behavior
  • System Management
  • System Audit Control
  • Corporate Finance I & II.

HONORS, AWARDS & ACTIVITIES

  • 1993 Graduated on Deans Honour list for 3.9 GPA of program.
  • Interests Cycling, outdoors, camping, being active, computing.

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