Résumé

Contact Details

LinkedInhttps://linkedin.com/in/alisterscott
Emailalister.scott@gmail.com

Summary

  • Extensive experience in software testing
  • Information Technology (Software Engineering) Degree Qualified
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with over five years experience as a test lead/manager
  • Toastmasters International Competent Communicator
  • Experience mentoring and leading teams across numerous organisations and disciplines
  • Expertise in both manual and automated testing in both agile and waterfall projects
  • Mobile application testing experience including both iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android platforms
  • Implemented behaviour driven development (BDD) approaches in various organizations using tools including Cucumber, Mocha, SpecFlow, JBehave and RSpec
  • Experienced in developing software testing frameworks and solutions in numerous languages including C#, Java, JavaScript, Groovy, Ruby, Python, Jython, and VBScript
  • Very strong SQL skills
  • Author of a well read software testing blog and passionate speaker at local user groups and events

Experience

Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer & Iteration Manager

Console Group
Apr 2019 – Present

Software Quality Engineer

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited
Feb 2019 – Apr 2019

Software Quality Engineer (Excellence Wrangler)

Automattic
Sep 2015 – Feb 2019

I was responsible for establishing automated end-to-end tests for the WordPress.com customer experience. These are written in JavaScript running on Node.js and continuously run on the CircleCI platform.

I am involved in daily testing of various products and systems, and develop enhancements and bug fixes to the WordPress.com platform.

Software Quality Engineer (Lead)

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited
2014 – 2015

I was a software quality engineer at Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited where I was responsible for advocating quality engineering practices across all Dominos digital products and systems.

QA Consultant – Agile Test Management & Engineering (Senior/Lead)

ThoughtWorks 2010 – 2014

As a senior consultant I worked on establishing automated and agile testing practices for numerous ThoughtWorks clients, as well as a quality advocate and enabler on software delivery teams (see detailed project list).

Test Manager / Integration Systems Manager

QSuper Group
2009 – 2010

I was responsible for managing the testing team at QSuper Limited, testing a collection of complex, mission critical business applications that managed accounts of more than 500,000 members and over $23 billion in funds.

I was responsible for the allocation and management of work, human resource management, leading internal initiatives and providing resources to internal projects.

I was also responsible for managing the QSuper Integration Systems team, a team responsible for Business Intelligence, Reporting, Systems Integration and Systems Development.

Senior Test Engineer (Automation)

QSuper Group
2007 – 2009


As the Senior Test Engineer, I designed and developed a business focused automated testing framework for a collection of complex, mission critical business applications that managed accounts of more than 500,000 members and over $23 billion in funds.

I was also responsible for internal and external end-user application monitoring to ensure high quality service to members and staff’.

As well as primarily being the Senior Test Engineer at QSuper, I also held numerous other roles including: Media Liaison Officer for ICT Risk & Compliance, the Editor of the ICT Staff Newsletter, as well as representing staff on the Staff Liaison Committee, ensuring a happy and healthy workplace for all.

Tools Used: HP QuickTest Professional 9.5, Microsoft Excel, Watir, Ruby, JIRA, Subversion, Acurity

Senior Test Automation Analyst

Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
2007 – 2007


Responsible for expanding and maintaining an automated regression test suite for the DISQIS client management and funding system for Disability Services Queensland.

The test automation solution uses the Watir (Web Application Testing in Ruby) tool which is based upon the ruby scripting language.

Primarily responsible for executing automated test scripts against the integration environment daily, and ensuring that potential issues are investigated, reported and managed appropriately.

Tools Used: Ruby Programming Language, Web Application Testing in Ruby (Watir), Microsoft Excel (Advanced Level), XML, MS-DOS and Batch Files, JIRA, Subversion (SVN), Tikiwiki

Software Test Engineer

Caterpillar Inc.
2006 – 2007 (2 years)

Developed infrastructure and capability to automatically test a complex mining solution used globally. The automated testing solution developed included the ability to test the technology of the system, as well as business rules.

Used different open source testing tools to do the testing including Framework for Integrated Test (FIT), FitNesse (test case wiki) and Java Swing GUI automation.

JIRA was used to report and track issues and tasks, and Confluence was used as an enterprise wiki to report on and document the solutions developed.

Contributed to the Software Quality Metrics project as a Six Sigma Green Belt which delivered a set of metrics to measure soware quality.

Tools Used: Python, Jython, FIT, FitNesse, Java GUI Automation, CVS, JIRA, Confluence, Six Sigma Project Management Methodology.

Senior Test Automation Analyst

Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
2006 – 2006 (1 year)

Selected and implemented a Watir test automation tool framework on the Disability Services Queensland DISQIS project.

Responsible for building, maintaining and continually executing an automated regression test suite. This involved prioritising business requirements for regression testing and building complete automated test suites.

Provided training and support for other employees who were starting to use the Watir tool to assist with integration/system testing activities.

Tools Used: Ruby Programming Language, Web Application Testing in Ruby (Watir), Microsoft Excel (Advanced Level), XML, MS-DOS and Batch Files, JIRA, Subversion (SVN), Tikiwiki

Project Manager/Team Leader – Usability Testing

Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection
2005 – 2006 (2 years)
Organised construction of a brand new dedicated usability testing and user centred design facility at Bruce in Canberra.

Team Leader – Automated Testing

Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection
2004 – 2005 (2 years)

Managed and supervised a medium sized team of test automation analysts (both contract and Government staff) creating comprehensive automated regression test suites for Australian Government Border Security & Migration Systems, and the web front ends to these systems.

The tests were utilised in both production and test environments. An integral component of this role was reporting test results and defects to numerous stakeholders to manage the quality and risks associated with the various systems.

Tools Used: QuickTest Professional, WinRunner, TestDirector, QualityCentre, ODBC

Test Automation Analyst

Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection 2003 – 2004 (2 years)
Quick Test Professional, WinRunner, TestDirector, QualityCentre, ODBC

Test Automation Analyst

Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) 2003 – 2003 (1 year)
Quick Test Professional, TestDirector, SOAP Web Services, Microsoft .NET

Education

Griffith University

Bachelor of Information Technology, Software Engineering 2000 – 2002
Graduated with a grade point average of 6.13 (High Distinction average)

Key Subjects:

  • Advanced Software Engineering (Distinction)
  • Application Design and Development (High Distinction)
  • Database Design (Distinction)
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design (Distinction)
  • Data Structures and Algorithms (High Distinction)
  • Programming Languages I, II and III (All Distinctions).

ASFA (Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia)

  • Diploma of Financial Services (Superannuation), Superannuation 2010 – 2010
  • Certificate IV in Financial Services, Financial Services, Superannuation 2009 – 2009 Completed with Distinction (92%)

Honors & Awards

Competent Communicator – Toastmasters International
Feb 2018
I achieved the Competent Communicator award at Toastmasters having successfully delivered and having been evaluated on ten professional speeches

Skills

#TestAutomation • #AgileMethodologies • #Testing • #Selenium • #AgileTesting • #RegressionTesting • #JIRA • #Watir • #TestCases • #TestPlanning