Jon Thysell

Jon Thysell

SDET at Xbox

Greater Seattle Area
Consumer Electronics

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Jon Thysell's Overview

  • Software Development Engineer in Test at Microsoft
  • Course Reader for Mobile Industrial Robots at UC Berkeley

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Jon Thysell's Summary

I am not in the job market. Job opportunity mails will be discarded as spam.

As a software test engineer, I fight passionately for the best user experience in the products I test. I own the flaws and defects that I find, and I take responsibility for driving those issues to resolution.

My most recent experiences are as a software test engineer, programming test cases and their support systems, security testing, running regular manual test passes, and being "in-the-know" in regard to my product feature's status.

My short-term career goals are to improve my skills as a software tester by increasing the number of tools and technologies that I am fluent with.

My long-term goals are to increase the number, size, and importance of the products that I am responsible for as a tester.


Operating Systems (Windows, Linux), Software Development (Basic, C++, C#, Java, Lua, .NET, PHP, Python, SQL, VBA, XML, Web Services), Software Testing (API / GUI Automation, Network Fuzzing, Manual Testing, Upgrade Scenarios), Simulation (AMPL, Arena, Matlab, Sigma), Web Design (CSS, XTHML), former CCNA

Jon Thysell's Experience

Software Development Engineer in Test


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MSFT; Computer Software industry

May 2010Present (4 years 5 months)

I own testing of the Windows Live Messenger functionality on the Xbox, including presence, contract management, IM, and AV through Video Kinect.

Software Test Engineer III

Aditi Technologies

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Computer Software industry

February 2009February 2010 (1 year 1 month)

Contracted to Microsoft as a software tester for the Zune PC client team, responsible for the Zune Marketplace features.

Automated manual test cases, upgraded and created new automation support services and utilities, designed a network fuzz testing infrastructure for the Zune PC client, UI automation, consolidated necessary testing for upgrade scenarios, extensive manual testing, filed over 400 product bugs.

Software Engineer Trainee

Tata Consultancy Services

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; TCS; Information Technology and Services industry

July 2008February 2009 (8 months)

Contracted to Microsoft's Network Security Development team.

Helped develop a reporting tool so investigators of varying computer literacy could easily and securely query large datasets from a 10+ terabyte database of all internal network traffic.

ICT Education Volunteer

Peace Corps

Government Agency; 5001-10,000 employees; International Affairs industry

September 2006August 2007 (1 year)

Collaborated with educators to design technology curriculum for developing nations, managed a high school computer lab and taught computer studies to students, staff and faculty. Provided technical support for other schools, teacher resource centers, and the Ministry of Education of Zanzibar.

Course Reader for Mobile Industrial Robots

UC Berkeley

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

August 2005December 2005 (5 months)

Provided lab support, robot troubleshooting, Java instruction. Graded student assignments.

Jon Thysell's Languages

  • Swahili

  • French

Jon Thysell's Skills & Expertise

  1. Python
  2. Java
  3. SQL
  4. C++
  5. C#
  6. XML
  7. Linux
  8. PHP
  9. Windows
  10. .NET
  11. Matlab
  12. VBA

Jon Thysell's Education

University of California, Berkeley

BS, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research


Courses included:

Industrial Engineering: Mathematical (Nonlinear/Linear/Dynamic) Modeling, Engineering Economics, Decision Analysis, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Discrete Event Simulation, Quality Control, Product Design, User Interface Design

Electrical Engineering/Computer Science: Mobile Industrial Robotics, Systems & Signal Analysis, Microcircuit Design, Matlab Programming, Industrial & Commercial Data Systems

Mathematics: Multi-variable Calculus, Linear Algebra & Differential Equations, Statistics & Probability

Other: Technical Communication, Chemistry, Physics, History of Industrialization, French

Activities and Societies: Institute of Industrial Engineers

Jon Thysell's Additional Information


Education, Free Culture Movement, Green

Groups and Associations:

California Alumni Association, National Peace Corps Association

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