Pre-2014 Roles

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LeasePlan NZ - Software Tester (Apr-2013 - Dec-2014)

Full time testing contractor to the IS department, testing a variety of bespoke applications primarily for internal use.

  • Complex quotation app for car leasing built in MS-Access
  • Online driver FBT data collection portal (UI, web security, data flows, emailing)
  • Legacy AS-400 system testing
  • Developed a test automation framework for AS-400.

At LPNZ I was introduced to testing as a proper profession by my friend Christina Linwood.

Attended the NZ Tester Magazine conference, and the Risk Based Testing Workshop by Matt Mansell, it was exhilarating to learn from people passionate about testing.

Primary Caregiver (Sep-2009 - Mar-2013)

Looking after my two school age children, the house chores, and Volunteering for the community

Monitor Business Machines NZ Ltd - Logistics Manager (Aug-2005 - Aug-2009)

2009 Mike Ogram
  • Managed end-to-end logistics and quality control for electronic hardware production and delivery, including procurement, packing, and global shipping.
  • Managed all aspects of sourcing sub-assemblies from third-party suppliers.
  • Supervised staff and casual workers, fostering a culture of customer service and product quality.
  • Continuously reviewed and optimized company procedures to enhance workflows and business information accuracy.
  • Implemented innovative solutions to improve production quality and efficiency.

Primary Caregiver (Sep-2003 - Jul-2005)

Looking after my two young children and facilitating the renovations of our first home prior to selling and moving to larger home.

University of Auckland - Lab Coordinator & Physics Tutor (Sep-2003 - Jul-2005 part time)

BTech Opto-electronics lab coordinator & Dept of Maori & Pacific Island Health physics tutor

Bioengineering Institute - Embedded Software Engineer (Sep 2002 - Aug 2003)

2004 Simon Malpas

Developed an embedded solution with Bluetooth protocol stack for data telemetry from devices implanted in rabbits used for medical research at the University of Auckland.

  • Bluetooth HCI commands
  • Protocol stack implemented in low resource PIC micro controler
  • Code written in C and cross compiled for multiple device types
  • LabView integration

Monitor Business Machines NZ Ltd - Development & Support Engineer (Aug 1997 - Nov 2001)

2001 Mike Ogram

Monitor Business Machines developed a cost management system (mainly tracking photocopying) through networked electronic swipe card terminals.

My roles and responsibilities covered

  • Global customer support lead
  • Development and Testing of Hardware, embedded firmware, and software
  • Release Management
  • Global training
  • Project Manager to develop a casino premium player loyalty program (Terminal & infrastructure hardware and software) for Burswood Casino (Perth)

Short Term Contracts (1996 - 1997)

  • Cerebos Greggs – Production Planner & documentation
  • Auckland City Council – Ph PABX maintenance & support

Carter Holt Harvey(Tissue Group) - Production Scheduler (1994 - 1996)

  • Production scheduling (MRPII) of diapers and facial tissues
  • Sales forecasting
  • Product specifications
  • Continuous improvement projects
  • Developed a VB application to automate the generation of productions plans from data in AS-400