Burnside - Software Test Engineer - Washington, DC, USA

Malcolm Burnside

Washington, DC, USA


Software Test Engineer

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Senior Test Engineer

Through Softworld Inc., Vienna, VA

August 2012 - May 2013

(Through Softworld Inc., Vienna, VA)
* Performed Testing and Independent Validation and Verification (IV & V) on new and upgraded Communication systems for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) at Fort Meade, MD.
* Reviewed Data Transfer Specifications and Sample Data files for use in Mainframe testing.
* Created and executed Test Cases for User and Acceptance testing of the product.

Senior Quality Engineer

Through Sogeti USA LLC, Baltimore, MD

August 2011 - November 2011

(Through Sogeti USA LLC, Baltimore, MD) (3 Month contract)
* Performed Testing, Auditing and Independent Validation and Verification (IV & V) of the new and upgraded versions of MyMaximConnect.com, a .Net software, web-based User Interface between 50,000 users in the field and Corporate Headquarters.
* Used Mingle, an Agile/scrum software to manage the progress of the software testing and releases.
* Created Test Cases for User and Acceptance testing of Client Compliance Courses.
* Wrote deficiency reports for the developers to upgrade the product.

Senior Process Engineer

Business Transformation Institute

June 2011 - July 2011

(2 Month contract)
* Performed testing of the current and the new and upgraded versions of Nymbul BPM, a mobile business processing module.
* Created Test Cases for User and Acceptance testing of the product.
* Wrote documentation and created deficiency reports for better understanding and improvement of the product.

Quality Engineer / Tester

Quadrant, Inc

October 2010 - November 2010

(2 Month contract)
U.S. Army - Publications Requirements Tracking Application, Rockville, MD
* Performed initial manual testing of new features, identified missing test cases and refined existing scripts for Modularity and automation purposes.
* Debugged, Audited, and measured the performance of the implemented features in UNIX.
* Designed and developed detailed test procedure specifications under Agile/scrum framework.
* Created JCL and SQL queries to verify results of testing on IBM Mainframe.

Software Engineer / Tester, National Security Agency

Van Dyke Technology Group, Inc

August 2010 - September 2010

, Fort Meade, MD. (2 Month contract)
* Created and evaluated test plans and requirements for testing the Cross Domain Authentication and Authorization Service (CDAAS).

Quality Engineer

Transportation Safety Administration

October 2009 - November 2009

(through Ultimate Staffing, Frederick, MD) (2 Month contract)
* Performed Independent Validation and Verification (IV & V) for Transportation Safety Administration on the Secure Flight Program.

Quality Analyst on the US Mint, Treasury Department

Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems & Solutions

September 2003 - January 2009

contract, Washington, DC.
• Functioned as CM lead while creating and performing Quality Audits on production systems.
• Created Requirement Test Matrix (RTM) to verify test results.
• Used HP Quality Center to track defects and schedule Requirements testing.

Test Lead on the HUD - Ginnie Mae contract, Rockville, MD.
• Created and performed Test cases using HP Quick Test Professional (QTP).
• Updated Business Requirements Documents for the Government National Mortgage Association Reporting and Feedback System, a web based application in C++ that served Real Estate investment regulation and Data Warehousing for the Government.
• Performed User Acceptance Testing and Tested for Section 508 compliance.

Quality Engineer on the MDNTB program, Crystal City, VA.
• Performed Quality Process Audits, work product inspections, and incoming hardware and software quality inspections for an SEI CMMI level 5 project.
• Performed testing of system upgrades on UNIX platform.
• Created reports, authored documentation, and facilitated software reviews as well as contributing to Scrum sessions to keep the development effort on schedule.

Quality Engineer on the AEHF program, Gaithersburg, MD.
• Performed ISO Audits, Test case Runs for Record, detailed design reviews, Root Cause Analyses and prepared Quarterly Audit reports on an SEI CMM level 3 operation support system.
• Participated in an Agile programming effort to create a Rapid Development Prototype of the Ground control interface on the IBM mainframe.
• Created Test cases using HP QTP.
• Used Mercury LoadRunner to simulate interface traffic between Ground and Satellite.

Test Engineer

Spherion Corporation

June 2003 - July 2003

• Performed testing of a very large scale US Government Health Care Oracle Database on IBM Mainframe.
• Created, updated, imported and linked test cases into Rational Test Manager and Requisite Pro.
• Performed ETL on HIGLAS Database upgrade and transfer of data.
• Created SQL queries to verify test data.

Test Engineer- GPS 2F

Lockheed Martin Information Technology

September 2002 - November 2002

• Used Mercury automated test software to script, conduct, and report on developmental code.
• Supported Test engineering for Functional System Qualification Test of the software baseline.
• Performed User Acceptance Testing and Tested for Section 508 compliance.

QA Analyst/Test Engineer/Quality Consultant

Contractor - P.S.S., Inc

May 2002 - July 2002

(Contractor - P.S.S., Inc.)
• IRS Business Systems Modernization Program, reviewed documentation and created Audit checklists. Prepared material for executive briefings.

Principle QA Engineer

Raytheon Co

January 2001 - April 2002

• QE on the Global Hawk UAV project, performed Quality Audits and reviewed project status reports in support of the corporation's successful effort to attain SEI CMM levels 2 and 3 status.
• Performed Quality Engineering Audits on the Control Trailer for installation of Remote control hardware and software.

Sr. Information Systems Specialist, QA Analyst/Test Engineer

Unisys Corp

December 1998 - March 2000

• Performed I V & V of Business Continuity and Contingency Plans; evaluated documentation, and provided briefing materials for various Year 2000 tests and readiness exercises for the U.S. Treasury Department and the Agriculture Department
• Created LAN Standards Documentation for publication and dissemination on the Decennial Census Web for the Census Bureau
• Quality Assurance Analyst and Test Engineer on the U.S. Postal Service Year 2000 contract Responsible for the I V & V of Web-based software and other changes that were made to Postal systems to ensure Year 2000 functionality. Performed and supervised software tests on C++ and UNIX programs, Oracle and O-O databases.

Quality Manager, U.S. Department of Education Direct Student Loan contract


May 1997 - December 1998

• Coordinated all Quality control activities, including Audits and process evaluations.
• Supervised the staff, which investigated problems and tested all Web-based programs.

Qualifications & Certifications


University of Maryland

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