Jim Cameron's CV

Looking for Test Lead/Test Manager roles.

Based in Edinburgh.

Available 16th December 2019, on completion of current NRS contract.

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Summary of recent Experience

Technical Test Analyst  National Records Scotland          Edinburgh   Jan 2019 to Dec 2019

Built test plans, commissioned Test data, wrote and executed test cases  for Scotland's Census.
Technology: Gatling,  Jmeter,  AWS (Amazon Web Services Cloud)  SQL Server.

Test Lead       RBS Personal & Business banking     Edinburgh   Mar 2016 to Oct 2018

Led the testing of new Credit Cards functionality to Customers (Paperless statements, Instalment Lending)  delivered via Interent Banking and the RBS Mobile app. Initially a hands-off role which became more technical as issues were resolved. 
Key Responsibilities:
Co-ordinated with multiple  platforms within RBS (CCI, eBanking, Data & Analytics, Accounting AI, Datapower, Signing Service, Mobile).
Co-ordinated with external partners: TSYS, Infracast.
Designed, built and executed Test cases within P3M/Agile
Commissioned Test Data collections,  synchronised across many platforms.
Managed dependency lists, traceability, Test design and case building.
Technology: Jira/Zephyr, Quality center, Mainframe Z/OS, Excel VBA, Citrix

Test Lead       RBS Data & Analytics     Edinburgh   Feb 2015 to Feb 2016

Test lead in RBS's Data & Analytics department, responsible for Data Quality (DQ). Data from a sample of 50 source systems we assessed using 1000 Rules running under Informatica's IDQ. Results, and Reference data captured by an Oracle/Apex front end, were transformed and loaded to a DataMart, and analysed by Qlikview reports. ETL and Housekeeping were performed by Informatica's Powercenter.

Key Responsibilities:
Led a team of 4 test Analysts to specify and perform System Testing and SIT (Integreated Testing) and NFT (Loadrunner, batch)
Security cleared to work with production data.
Designed, built and executed Test cases within Agile TDD
Built Automation tools including a database comparison (SQL) and Spreadsheet comparison (Excel VBA).
Technology: Informatica Powercenter,  IDQ, Powerexchange, Linux Awk, Vi, HP/SA, Scp, sftp, Connect/Direct, Mainframe Z/OS, Excel VBA, Citrix

Test Lead       Maersk / Agile Solutions      Glasgow & Copengahen   May 2012 to August 2014

Master Data Management project. Informatica- and SAP-based, both ETL and online. Led a team of 4, Built and ran tests, introduced automated testing (Fitnesse) . Reporting to Stakeholders + Metrics.
Technology: Informatica Powercenter, Hub, Realtime, IDD. Java Jboss JMS MQ Oracle DB, Oracle BPM.    Agile BDD VersionOne.    Quality center GIT  Subversion PERL SQL Developer. Fitnesse FitLibraryWeb  Dbfit. Soap-UI web services XSLT.

Automated tester    BSkyB   Livingston, Scotland   Oct 2011 to Feb 2012

Reworking of CRM. Designing System tests + Integration with Arbor billing, then building automation scripts and running. Agile BDD environment using Selenium, Fitnesse (Spider fixture, Fit and DBfit). Junit framework tests built from Selenium. Continuous Integration testing via nightly builds.

Technology: Fitnesse FitLibraryWeb  Dbfit Selenium Chordiant CRM   Arbor Billing Jira   Quality center GIT  Subversion Java Ruby Apache  Oracle DB    Toad SQL Developer Java Beans Eclipse Maven Ant.

Senior Test Analyst TPF Edinburgh Sep09 to Aug11

Very large scale Data Migration of Credit cards customers from RBS to TSYS, and Insurance data from Mainframe/Vsam to multiple to Oracle 10i, then Integration with multiple third parties.
Script design and execution Financial reconciliation.
Set up Sys Test environments.
Built and tested encryption (PGP and AES256)
Built testing tools to parse and compare files
across systems (VBA/Excel, Shell script, Awk, Python).
Technology: Mainframe IBM, Cobol. DB2 SQL. IBM Datastage, Oracle, Toad, Excel, SQL, XML, Oxygen, Xsd, Schematron, PGP , TS/2, MS Access 2010, IBM PasPorte (Linux). 

UAT Test Manager SHL Surrey Dec 08 to Jun 09

SHL deliver web based cost effective e-procurement, and other psychometric testing to blue chip clients worldwide. 24 hrs availability to support global time zones. Key Responsibilities: Delivered UAT on 4 projects simultaneously. Data migration testing from previous platform. Managed Automated regression testing, Daily on 4 environments including a Model Office. Responsible for the test process, Execution and Environment management. Project Management: Defect Management and supplier management (x4) Managed a 22-strong offshore team (Hexaware, Chennai). Quality Center v9.0 for tracking execution and managing defects. Technology: C#, Apache, SQL/Server, IIS, Windows XP+2003+Vista, Windows 7, QuickTestPro, Quality Centre, VirtualPC (similar to Vmware).

Loadrunner Consultant Welsh Govt, Cardiff Nov 09

Prepared a feasibility study into load testing a documentation database for the Welsh Government.  (Service Oriented Architecture SOA  CORBA/IIOP with a Smalltalk client) Key Responsibilities:  Assessed the feasibility of tools including Loadrunner, Borland Silkrunner, IBM Facilita, Compuware, and others.
Assessed Vuser types including Java, Web, Sockets, Web services & Orb Built basic Socket-level scripts.

Snr Test manager IBM Edinburgh Permanent Oct 06 to Sep 08

Initially Telelogic but IBM took over. An Agile (BDD) software house, the market leader in Requirements Management (RM) with tools such as Doors, Web Access, and Focal Point. Agile development similar to Openup. Responsible for defining, planning, managing and controlling the test process, as well as managing the test teams. Successfully delivered nine projects in 18 months, typically two in parallel, maximum six. Key Responsibilities: Responsibility for the delivery of Testing on Web services and SOA under Windows and Unix (Solaris and Red Hat). Introduced Structured test design methodology (ANSI/IEE based) and risk assessment. Responsible for Environment setup. Managed Performance testing ; built a capacity model using volumetrics. Web, Sockets and Custom/API vuser scripts. Coaching and Mentoring of staff Line Management of all testing staff Helped two projects to become more agile, and introduced TDD for a third. Used Quality Center v9.5 for building and executing test cases, tracking to requirements, and managing defects. Technology: ISO9001, Java, C#, Weblogic, Oracle, Toad, VIA/Webspher/MQ, XML Spy, Windows XP+2003+Vista+2000+NT, , Solaris, Redhat Linux 4/5, Synergy, Oracle, Citrix, Loadrunner, Winrunner, QuickTestPro, Quality Centre, Vmware. Integration partners: Quality Centre, Rational Clearcase, Clearquest, Rose. Installshield.

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