Update: I haz new job. I am no longer seeking work. (12 June 2012)
I resigned this week.
Therefore, I am now available and looking for new testing work.
I prefer to stay in the Phoenix, Arizona, area but may be willing to move if the opportunity is right. (I dislike the disruption of moving more than I dislike the idea of living elsewhere.)
I am an amphibious time-traveling context-driven cyborg software tester.
What does this mean?
I am amphibious. Although I am a software tester first, I’ve spent much of my career straddling roles and environments. It is common for testers to view me as a very technical person while programmers view me as one more focused on value. I check existing beliefs and test to find new information. I script and I explore. I test to help understand whether the right thing is being done and I check to help verify that what is being done is being done correctly. I’ve often found myself playing the role of liaison between techies and regular people — helping disparate stakeholders understand one another.
testing and help others test well. I like to develop software that helps solve testing problems, but I don’t want to spend the majority of my time with code. I like people more than I like code. I enjoy getting to know stakeholders and learning what matters to them. I enjoy exploring software in search of threats to value. I enjoy communicating and helping apply my discoveries to make things better.
Want to know more about me?
- Check out my profile on Linked In.
- Read this blog.
- Read my interview with UTest: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
- Follow me on Twitter.
- Send me an email.
- Check out the experimental mind map below. This highlights some of my experience; and also contains a bunch of details that I typically think of as resume clutter.