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Dan Jacobs

Senior System Tester @ The Guinness Partnership

Senior System Tester at The Guinness Partnership

Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Ranked #1,093 out of 21,860 for Senior System Tester in United States

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Dan Jacobs's Work Experience

The Guinness Partnership

Senior System Tester

December 2015 to Present

Oldham, United Kingdom

FDM Group

Test Trainer, Test manager

June 2014 to August 2015

Manchester, United Kingdom

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Test Manager

December 2013 to May 2014

Dan Jacobs's Education

Stanmore College

1995 to 1996

Canons High School

1993 to 1995

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About Dan Jacobs's Current Company

The Guinness Partnership

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Dan Jacobs works for The Guinness Partnership


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Dan Jacobs is Senior System Tester


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Dan Jacobs works in the Computer Games industry.


About Dan Jacobs

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Dan has worked in quality assurance for many years, initially working in the games industry he has more recently branched out into gambling, health care and education. The experience he has gained in these industries has given him a wide reaching range of skills and knowledge in testing, covering areas such as certification and compliance, compatibility, UAT, CRM's, websites, mobile devices, integration, Agile and Waterfall methodologies as well as an excellent knowledge of the ISEB certification. Having led teams of many sizes he also has the skills you would expect from a manager such as, recruitment, training, managing and developing staff depending on their needs. Combined with a proven track record in meeting release dates Dan is an asset to any team large or small. Having recently been training the next generation of test consultants Dan is now looking to return to testing.Senior System Tester @ From December 2015 to Present (1 month) Oldham, United KingdomTest Trainer, Test manager @ Interviewing new consultants Delivering training in professional skills Delivering training in ISEB foundation certification Delivering training in manual testing Delivering training in Selenium Marking and providing feedback to students on all activites during training Reviewing and enhancing testing course material Principal test manager for outsourced projects Me+ Champion for the Manchester Academy From June 2014 to August 2015 (1 year 3 months) Manchester, United KingdomTest Manager @ Managing all testing activities for the integration of a new PAS system for the hospital Defining the approach, setup and running of LBT and UAT phases of the project Providing testing support and advice to the configuration, data migration and integration teams Providing regular status updates (reports) for the project team From December 2013 to May 2014 (6 months) Lead Tester @ Responsible for all aspects of the QA department and the team, including but not limited to, hiring, training, procedure defining and implementing and day to day department managing Created all departmental procedures and helped the development team and QA improve their scheduling system Regular reports to key personnel the status of each projects within test Bugzilla database and ApTest administration Leading daily QA Scrums From September 2012 to August 2013 (1 year) Derby, United KingdomQA Engineer @ QA engineer testing all of the PKR software and tools (CMS, BO, Web, iOS & Software) Investigated and researched the iOS platform before leading the iOS test team through PKR’s first product(s) on the platform gaining a first time pass on both products (Roulette and BlackJack) across all iOS platforms Defining and creating a new test plan system Enhancing procedure and documentation throughout the dept 2nd line tech support Exposure to automated testing TTP Database management Assisting in the creation of a staff training system Managing updates to the live software UI expert for the test team From January 2010 to July 2012 (2 years 7 months) London, United KingdomQA Manager @ Managing 3 QA departments (Brighton, London and Guildford) with overall responsibility for all aspects within (staff, projects, equipment, resources, etc) Managing numerous projects from pre-alpha through to gold Staff training, reviews and recruitment Created and refined procedure for the QA department Implemented further reporting methods to increase communication throughout the test cycles Devised a training program and ensured this was rolled out to staff members Created internal test cases for submission Implemented management protocols for ad-hoc testing requests and crunch periods Managed and maintained multiple bug databases and handled training for all staff and any client liaison necessary Created evaluation procedure for use internally and for external focus tests Communicated with publishers to handle focus tests, test requests and general work between the two QA departments Evaluated and implemented updated QA procedure for the company Ran the companies work experience scheme for university and high school students Created a submission wiki for all staff members to promote and increase submission knowledge within the studio Created and defined a quality review process for the studio to focus on usability and improve the quality of our output From February 2008 to December 2009 (1 year 11 months) Brighton, United KingdomSTL @ Accounting for 120 staff members the projects they are assigned and the platform, to ensure each project has a proper and correct allocation Managing several leads and their teams across numerous projects Staff training, reviews and recruitment Test plan creation and database management Dealing with ad-hoc issues and ensuring a resolution is found Organizing and leading release meetings with the production dept Liaising with teams across three territories (Europe, USA & Japan) to ensure projects are handled appropriately Accounting for staff hours and project tasks via a daily report Insuring management and production are kept informed with relevant information From August 2007 to February 2008 (7 months) London, United KingdomQA Analyst @ Creating and maintaining test scripts Following test scripts and reporting on progress Reporting bugs and verifying fixed bugs From January 2007 to August 2007 (8 months) Cambridge, United KingdomLead tester @ Leading the QA process for SOE2 Running weekly lead meetings and weekly reports Creating and maintaining test scripts and database management in Bugzilla Created training docs and version control process Followed and maintained the build process, in line with version control Competitive analysis for potential new IP Submission checks for the Sony Playstation platform Interviewing potential candidates Project scheduling for staff and test elements Following test scripts and reporting on progress Reporting bugs and verifying fixed bugs From February 2005 to September 2006 (1 year 8 months) Edinburgh, United KingdomLead Tester @ Lead tester on a multi format movie game Daily status report and team management Writing and maintaining test plans Staff training and build burning Submission checks for Microsoft and Sony platforms Following test scripts and reporting on progress Reporting bugs and verifying fixed bugs From February 2004 to October 2004 (9 months) CQC Analyst @ Providing the final functional check for all games in the EA range Bug entry and confirmation checking FAQ and manual checking From September 2003 to January 2004 (5 months) Senior Quality Assurance & Integration Analyst @ Leading and providing quality assurance for all games on the Play Jam channel, ensuring each one met it's broadcast date Providing Integration across the spectrum of Sky hardware Insuring revenue streams and services provided are stable 24 hours a day Writing test scripts, procedures and all necessary documentation for various testing of apps and games on the liberate platforms Level design for games Training for new staff, temps and work experience students From October 2002 to September 2003 (1 year) London, United KingdomFunctional, Evaluation & Compliance Tester @ Functional tester: Ensuring the functional quality of all Xbox releases Evaluation tester: Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of submissions and helping to improve the overall quality of the product Compliance tester: Ensuring all games comply with the standards of an Xbox release and that the product can be certified ready for release From November 2001 to February 2002 (4 months) London, United Kingdom2nd Line Broadband Tech Support Adviser @ Providing support and solutions for customer VOD faults, ranging from hardware (STB or ADSL modem), software to supplier issues Providing support and solutions for customer internet faults, ranging from hardware (STB or ADSL modem), software to supplier issues Editing live video feeds and broadcast them onto the VOD service Monitoring over 100 video servers and the service infrastructure throughout the London area and alerting relative departments of any faults while taking the appropriate action From January 2000 to November 2001 (1 year 11 months) London, United KingdomGames Tester @ Functional tester providing quality assurance across PC and PS platforms Bug entry, regression and submission checking when appropriate From September 1999 to January 2000 (5 months) London, United KingdomStanmore College From 1995 to 1996 Canons High School From 1993 to 1995 Dan Jacobs is skilled in: Quality Assurance, Video Games, Bug Tracking, Xbox 360, Test Planning, Game Development, Test Cases, Testing, Computer Games, Regression Testing, Software Quality Assurance, Test Strategy, PS3, Test Methodologies, Perforce


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