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Contracting as Software Tester, Engineer, Quality Analyst (May-2020 - Current)

Working on a number of projects until I find my next paid full-time gig. Drop me a line if you have any kind of testing work.
As per my LinkedIn post, whilst I have time, I'm happy to work pro bono for charities, any struggling businesses, and for new startups with cool new ideas.
I'm also stepping up my work for the Ministry of Testing - Auckland Branch in my role as a lead coordinator. setting up the new wiki, as well as hosting & documenting workshops like Ali Haydar's API Mocks and Testability
A fun little Javascript project I've been tinkering on is a webapp to generate a QR Code for the NZ Covid Tracing App. I think the government has made it far to cumbersome for people to be able to obtain QR codes, but go to my webapp, enter your preferred details, and you can scan it with the govt's app.

Test Engineer - Fiserv (Jan 2017 - Apr-2020)

2020 Fiserv - Piyush Dungrani - LinkedIn recommendation
2020 Fiserv - K Vaughan Kaufman - KvK Consultancy
Fiserv Auckland produces mobile apps for 2000+ banks (8M active users), as well as the multi-tier web and API integration servers that interface to core online banking systems and third parties. Our solutions are configurable with varying degrees of customisation of features and branding. The banking domain is very strict and risk averse! Reliability and quality are particularly important. I've found testing our product complicated, difficult & challenging.
  • (2019-2020) - Sole developer of
  • (2017-2018) - QA member of agile teams delivering changes to a range of mobile banking solutions.
Whilst working at Fiserv I worked with the following technologies
  • Postman/Newman/Javascript/TV4 JSON validator
  • Node.js/Express.js/Pug (Simple Web UI, Data API for test results, task scripting, data analysis)
  • Splunk (system monitoring, setup data collectors, creating new dashboards)
  • TFS (Git repos, build server, and script scheduling)
  • Powershell (System deployment automation & TFS)
  • Octopus (deployment engine)
  • Specflow/C# (Gherkin API automation)
  • Mobile functional, accessibility, iOS upgrade testing
  • Platform API functional testing
  • XMind (Mind Mapping Tool)
  • Fiddler/Burp Suite (Network capturing)
  • Soap UI (API testing)

Contracting - Engel Consulting (Sep 2016 - Dec 2016)

Helping Kim Engel with some smaller projects. see more...

Senior Software Test Analyst – Trade Me (Dec 2014 - Aug 2016)

2016 Trade Me Motors - Jason Cullum

Reference, Annual Review

2016 Mike Berry - Delivery Mgr
Part of small squad (cross functional agile team) testing software changes to the iconic NZ Trade Me website (Motors Group) covering
  • context driven, tool assisted exploratory testing, using session and thread based techniques
  • testing DB, UI, API, and architectural changes
  • leading the deployment of changes using Trade Me's continuous integration and continuous delivery processes
  • splunk system monitoring
  • agile methods and squad mastering
  • test automation for API (Ready!API/SoapUI) and UI changes (tractor/protractor) using BDD with Gherkin syntax.
  • test planning and peer test reviews
  • visual test tools (eg mindmaps for test planning and video capture of test sessions etc)
  • Jira for test plans, managing test sessions, and defect work flow. Confluence wiki for test practice documentation.
  • active contributor to test and agile guilds
  • new staff induction and junior staff support
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Software Tester – LeasePlan NZ (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)
  • Character based legacy (AS-400) system testing
  • Developed a test automation framework for above character based system.
At LPNZ I was introduced to testing as a proper profession by my friend Christina Linwood. I attended the NZ Tester Magazine conference, and went to a full day workshop on Risk Based Testing by Matt Mansell. It was exhilarating to learn from people passionate about testing.

Prior to 2013