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Dave Boudreau

Director of Quality Engineering at Business Insider, Director at ReLitNY

Location
New York, New York
Industry
Internet
Current
  1. Business Insider,
  2. Relit NY
Previous
  1. Noise Marketing,
  2. Code and Theory,
  3. Travelex Global Business Payments
Education
  1. Harvard University Extension School
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Business Insider

Business Insider

Director of Quality Engineering

– Present

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Background

Summary

David Boudreau is a results-oriented Director of QA and a motivational team leader with proven success in managing multi-million dollar project rollouts. His background includes architecting and delivering mission-critical, industry-leading QA solutions for clients in the entertainment, consumer product, educational, and health services fields. He is a strategic thinker who maximizes business value and minimizes costs through the delivery of high quality, innovative, and reliable QA solutions. He is a strong communicator who expertly builds and directs small-to-medium sized QA teams while interfacing directly with executive stakeholders.

He serves on the board of directors of ReLitNY, a non-profit organization that focuses on increasing literacy in neighborhoods of New York City that are underserved by their local public libraries or have suffered a recent library closure. He is involved in several other non-profit organizations including the Boston Museum of Science, Bikes Not Bombs, and the Gowanus Canal Conservancy.

Experience

Director of Quality Engineering

Business Insider
– Present (1 year 11 months)Greater New York City Area

• Built and lead a ridiculously talented 5-person QA team that tested and maintained the services that power one of the fastest growing and most respected news websites. Business Insider delivers over 280 million pageviews each month to an audience of over 60 million unique global visitors.
• Helped transition the engineering team from a completely manual deployment process to a largely automated deployment process. This was accomplished by leveraging CI/CD technologies such as Puppet, Jenkins, and Capistrano, with an emphasis on transparency, accountability, and reporting.
• Organized and developed an automated functional test (AFT) suite that is able to validate software at all application layers (UI, APIs, and mobile). The AFTs are scripted in Python and are executed through Sauce Labs (a cloud-based Selenium testing infrastructure).

Director

Relit NY
– Present (3 years)New York City, NY

• RelitNY has been featured in The New Yorker, Huffington Post, Gothamist, the Skint, NonsenseNYC, and Times Out New York.

Lead QA Engineer

Noise Marketing
(6 months)Greater New York City Area

• Provided leadership, focus, and direction to the QA team. This included close collaboration with other leaders in the engineering, UX, strategy, and product disciplines.
• Developed ​innovative solutions for large scale automated testing strategies, quality assurance, data analysis, and systems monitoring.
• Heavily engaged in every aspect of the SDLC including project management, release engineering, task delegation, team coordination, and production monitoring.
• Performed complex functional, regression, and performance tests on desktop and mobile websites and native iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.

Lead QA Engineer

Code and Theory
(11 months)Greater New York City Area

• Managed a team of 2 QA Analysts and an Engineering intern in ensuring the highest quality in all client deliverables.
• Performed functional, regression, accessibility, penetration, SEO, and performance testing on complex, interactive websites and mobile applications.
• Created and executed automated test scripts using Selenium Webdriver for multiple software builds within scheduled releases. Test approaches included white-box/black-box, positive/negative, client/server, and data validation testing.
• Developed project-specific QA documentation including test plans, user cases, and functional specifications to ensure full coverage of all client requirements.
• Tracked all defect and change requests through to successful resolutions using Jira and Mantis.

Relationship Manager

Travelex Global Business Payments
(11 months)Greater Boston Area

• Actively managed a portfolio of 85 commercial clients that conducted over $155 million annually in cross-border, foreign currency, business-to-business payments.
• Monitored, analyzed, and interpreted the economic, financial, political, and technical factors that drive the movements of over 20 currencies. Explained these market fluctuations to clients and custom-tailored solutions to fit client’s foreign payment needs.
• Achieved 108% of annual revenue targets on a portfolio that was already viewed as mature and exceeded all volume, retention, and client satisfaction goals. Ranked in the top 10% of all North American relationship managers.

Laboratory Sustainability Researcher

Harvard University Office for Sustainability
(1 year 3 months)Cambridge, MA

• Collaborated with lab managers, researchers, and faculty to identify and implement laboratory best practices that optimize resource efficiency without sacrificing research quality.
• Coordinated lab outreach and communication programs including researching opportunities for new resource conservation initiatives and developing strategies that engage the lab community in environmentally conscious behaviors through regular social behavioral campaigns.
• Administered the "Shut the Sash" program, which achieved annual savings of approximately $130,000 through a 30% reduction in the amount of CFM flowing through the fume hoods in a dozen Harvard Laboratories, based on a price per CFM (integrated over the course of the year 2009) of $6.60.

Languages

  1. Spanish

    Elementary proficiency

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Interactive Media / Special Events Volunteer

Boston Museum of Science
– Present (12 years 11 months)Science and Technology

• Performed cross-browser, cross-platform QA testing on the Museum of Science website and several subsites including Firefly Watch, winner of the 2008 MITX award in the education and learning category.
• Principal duties included functional, performance, and stress testing of the websites, writing and maintaining test plans, and bug/enhancement tracking and reporting.

Mapping Steward / NYC Citizen Pruner

Gowanus Canal Conservancy
– Present (1 year 10 months)Environment

* As a certified NYC Citizen Pruner, I lead small teams of 3-4 volunteers on mapping expeditions to document the species, condition, lot size, and location of every tree pit of the Gowanus Canal watershed's urban forest, encompassing a 78 block project area.
* This data was then compiled into a street tree map database and dissemenated to the NYSDEC, DPR, and the general public.

Opportunities Dave is looking for:

  • Joining a nonprofit board

Causes Dave cares about:

Organizations Dave supports:

Skills

  • JIRA
  • Scrum
  • Quality Assurance
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Git
  • Selenium
  • Testing
  • Mobile Applications
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • jQuery
  • CSS
  • Test Automation
  • XML
  • HTML
  • Salesforce.com
  • Basecamp
  • Manual Testing
  • Automated Software...
  • Apache
  • SDLC
  • Python
  • PaintShop Pro
  • Node.js
  • Linux
  • Ubuntu
  • DFP
  • Public Speaking
  • Sustainability
  • Creative Solutions
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Education

Harvard University Extension School

Honors & Awards

Best Home/Welcome Page (Winner)

The Webby Award

for work on DuJour while Lead QA Engineer at Code and Theory.

Best Visual Design (People's Choice) & Best Writing/Editorial (People's Choice)

The Webby Award

for work on The Verge while Lead QA Engineer at Code and Theory.

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