About me…

Currently working for Alaska Airlines IT group as a test architect, focusing on Quality Engineering Excellence. My role is driving testing services transformation with considerable consultative, strategic and tactical test planning. A practitioner and evangelist background, I focus on designing and leading testing solutions for complex heterogeneous IT environments, driving QA/Software Testing strategies, innovation and technology adoption across feature teams. I also manage a group of SDE’s and SDET’s for feature deliverables. Checkout my current blog: http://www.dondeetan.com

 I foster a QDD (Quality Driven Development) approach starting with TDD then encompassing areas such as performance, security and end to end – integration testing at a program level working alongside DevOps

While focusing on Quality Excellence, I also provide architectural solutions through Microsoft’s Azure Stack. I work with various development teams in providing guidance around design implementations with strong emphasis on SOA architecture.

I also have more than 15 years’ experience working for Microsoft Corporation in various groups and roles:

– 7 ½ years as a Software Development Test Lead (Team Manager and Technical Leader)

– 1 year as a Program Manager Test Lead (Team Manager)

– 2 years’ experience as a Software Development Engineer in Test

– 5 years within Customer Service Group/ISV (Independent Software Vendor Delivery Team) as an individual

  contributor /Technical Lead

Technology Areas:

Programming Languages
Microsoft C# (Mostly used and Practiced), Java

Development Technologies:
.Net Framework, .Net Core, GIT
Windows Azure Services (PaaS, IaaS, SaaS, REST APIs, Azure Active Directory, App Services, App Insights, Azure Data Catalog)
Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS Rest API’s, GIT, Work Item Management, Build/Release, Reporting)
Design Pattern Principles
CI (Continuous Integration) and CD (Continuous Deployment) practices to Production

Airline Technologies:
Sabre GDS (Global Distribution System)
Airline Operations (Flight Operations, Crew Management Systems)
Tibco Enterprise Platform (Messaging System)

Test Automation Frameworks/Toolsets:
Open Source: MSTest V2, Selenium, Jasmine
Xamarin Test Cloud (Mobile Testing)
Visual Studio (Unit Testing, CodedUI, Web Testing and Load Testing frameworks)
Parasoft Service Virtualization (Environment Virtualization Solution)
IBM: Optim (Test Data Management), AppScan (Dynamic and Static Security Scans)

Mobile: Xamarin Studio

Database: Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008, 2012,2016

Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, Vista, 7, 8 and 10
IIS Server
Exchange Server
Software Development Life Cycle:
Agile Development

MCSE: (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) NT, 2000, + Messaging
MSCA: (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator) 2000
MCAD: (Microsoft Certified Applications Developer)

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