Senior Software Test Engineer

Principal Software Test Engineer at Abbott Laboratories

Greater Chicago Area

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Abbott Laboratories

Senior Software Test Engineer

April 1997 to Present


Assistant Supervisor of Client Inquiry

August 1996 to April 1997

Norsom Medical Laboratory

Chief Chemistry Technician, MLT

March 1986 to May 1996

Kari CSQE/CQA/CQPA/CQE's Education

Columbia College

Bachelor's History

2004 to 2007

College of DuPage

Associate Arts

2000 to 2003


Associate Medical Laboratory Technology

1984 to 1986

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Participate in daily stand-up meetings and stakeholders reviews as part of the Agile software development with scrum. Software integration testing, including the review of Functional Descriptions, Feature Description Documents, and software requirements; the development of test design documents and informal protocols; the executing of informal protocols in order to assess build readiness; and the performing of case...

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Senior Software Test Engineer at Abbott Laboratories for 15 years for the ARCHITECT family of analyzers, an automated IVD system for processing immunassays and clinical chemistry assays, and now, since 2009, for a new, soon to be released, fully automated, high-volume blood screening instrument. Experience comes from my Medical Laboratory Technology degree and 10 years of working in a reference laboratory as a Chief Chemistry Technician. This background gives me the hands-on experience and customer knowledge that aids me in my current position as a software tester. Since 1997, I have been an integral team member in software testing at Abbott Laboratories. I have strong organizational and administrative skills. I am a person who drives for results and is quick to assess problems and risks. Between 2010 and early 2012, I was heavily involved in developing process and practices documents to be followed within our new product organization. Specialties: Software testing on clinical chemistry and immunoassay medical devices. Software Requirement Coverage. Risk Management. Process Development. "The act of observing includes all aspects of receiving messages and interpreting communication, having an inquisitive outlook, and noticing the obvious as well as the obscure." (CQA 2012)Senior Software Test Engineer @ Participate in daily stand-up meetings and stakeholders reviews as part of the Agile software development with scrum. Software integration testing, including the review of Functional Descriptions, Feature Description Documents, and software requirements; the development of test design documents and informal protocols; the executing of informal protocols in order to assess build readiness; and the performing of case analysis in order to determine the adequacy of testing. Software design verification, including the review of software requirements and hazards; the creation of test design documents; the writing of formal protocols; the executing of formal protocols; the analysis of test case coverage; and the creation of test summaries for software increments that include metrics on coverage, traceability, and defects. Software Systems Engineer, including the creation of Feature Description documents and the writing of software requirements. Fault/issue determination, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis during informal and formal testing activities. Mentor software test engineers as needed and direct junior software testers in completing their work in order to reduce risk to the overall program. Confirmation of the configuration of the software work products. Advanced operation and maintenance/repairs of instruments, including the creation of instrument maintenance logs and the troubleshooting of issues found during testing. Maintenance of process documents as per FDA regulations, including the updating of documents, the collating of edits from document stakeholders, the submission of revisions to an approved storage location, and the confirmation that all users are trained. From March 2010 to March 2012: Informatics & Software Systems SW Development Process Definition Responsible for creating and maintaining software development process and general practices documents. Evaluated quality documents, FDA regulations, and ISO standards. From April 1997 to Present (18 years 9 months) Assistant Supervisor of Client Inquiry @ Primary Job Function: Handling approximately 130 incoming and outgoing calls per day that dealt with questions and concerns clients had pertaining to lab results and specimens. Core Job Responsibilities: Locating specimens in the laboratory. From August 1996 to April 1997 (9 months) Chief Chemistry Technician, MLT @ Performed accurate laboratory tests. Performed all daily and monthly maintenance procedures on chemistry and EIA analyzers, including BMD’s 737, TOSOH Medic’s AIA-1200, Baxter’s Stratus II, GBC’s 904AA, Abbott’s TDX and IMX, and Beckman’s Array and CX-7. Wrote and typed procedure manuals for several instruments including BMD’s 737, TOSOH Medic’s AIA-1200, Baxter’s Stratus II, and GBC’s 904AA. The manuals included all CLIA regulations, maintenance procedures, technical notes about the tests performed, troubleshooting steps, and easy-to-follow instructions on running the instruments. Kept track of supplies and reagent inventory of chemistry department. Oversaw personnel in the Requisition Input Department, Phlebotomy Department, and Call Results Department while also being responsible for the specimens in the department I was working in. From March 1986 to May 1996 (10 years 3 months) Bachelor's, History @ Columbia College From 2004 to 2007 Associate, Arts @ College of DuPage From 2000 to 2003 Associate, Medical Laboratory Technology @ Triton-College From 1984 to 1986 Immaculate Heart of Mary High School From 1978 to 1982 Kari CSQE/CQA/CQPA/CQE is skilled in: Process Improvement, System Testing, Integration Testing, Test Automation, Manual Testing, Test Cases, Test Planning, Regression Testing, Software Verification, Software Quality Assurance, FDA, Integration, Scrum, Agile Methodologies, Medical Devices

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