Brad Baker

Brad Baker

President & CEO - PowerUp Games, Inc.

Location
Jacksonville, Florida Area
Industry
Computer Software

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Brad Baker's Overview

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Brad Baker's Summary

Areas of Expertise:

Software Testing and Consulting, Outsourcing, Business Operations, Website Development, and the Video Game Industry.

I like working in Young Startups to Large Multinational corporations.

Brad Baker's Experience

President & CEO

PowerUp Games, Inc.

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Entertainment industry

April 2009Present (5 years 6 months)

Led the conception and implementation of the new business idea. Created a community of students studying to become game testers. Engaged these students to test real titles with real publishers. Created a set of self-paced tutorials educating the students on game testing. Landed contracts with colleges to use the training. Created website and marketing materials to promote the company. Promoted using SEO/SMM methods.

President & CEO

GameINSTINCT

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Computer Games industry

May 2001May 2014 (13 years 1 month)

GameINSTINCT is a professional Video Game Testing company. Has done projects big and small with long lead or short lead times. Placement, Lot check, TRC, TCR, functionality, localization, etc.

President & CEO

Testing Testing 1-2-3, Inc.

Public Company; 1-10 employees; Computer Software industry

January 1998May 2014 (16 years 5 months)

Consulted with companies to improve their QA & Testing Processes. Managed a team of up to 99 people. Projects included Automation, Stress, Performance, Functional, Configuration and other types of testing. Helped structure development and QA processes. Helped organize QA organizations and their communication with other organizations. Adapted QA processes to different software development methodologies. Gained experience in making risk based quality assurance decisions; balancing time, cost, and other considerations.

VP Business Development and Operations

Knowledge Nation Inc

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Computer Games industry

November 2010January 2013 (2 years 3 months) San Francisco Bay Area

My main responsibilities were development/QA of the website, finding and building key relationships to grow the company and running the day to day operations. This included helping with creative, networks, security, printers, sourcing of services and products, configuring and setting up workstations, phone systems, etc.

QA Manager

Edifecs

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Computer Software industry

June 1997February 1998 (9 months) Issaquah, Washington

Created the QA Team, Implemented and Organized the QA processes, procedures and guidelines. In addition, handled all MIS issues and programmed the installation scripts.

QA Testing and Operations Manager

InfoModelers

1996June 1997 (1 year)

I was the head of Quality Assurance for InfoModelers which was bought by Visio and incorporated into Visio Enterprise.
I was also reponsible for Production, Installation development, MIS and several other operations areas.

Internet industry

19951996 (1 year)

Was responsible for the QA of our products until the layoffs hit. Then I did/managed the Tech support, QA, MIS, Production, Install Scripting... etc... everything else except for product development.

Software Test Engineer Manager

Software Testing Labs

October 1994May 1995 (8 months) Seattle Washington

I started and ran the Configuration lab. Was the person responsible for building it out and winning the contracts so we could build the business. The lab grew to 1/2 Million a year by the time I left.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Music industry

May 1994October 1994 (6 months)

Standardize cad designs so that routing could happen quicker. Learn and reinitialized controls.

Lab Manager

Microsoft

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

May 1993May 1994 (1 year 1 month)

Built Hired and Lead a group of up to 20 people doing printer and configuration testing. Built out and organized the Configuration and printer Lab. Met nearly impossible schedules through adaptive practices.

Software Test Engineer

Microsoft

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

May 1988May 1994 (6 years 1 month)

Performed software testing tasks for Microsoft Word and other Word projects.

Brad Baker's Honors and Awards

  • ISTQB

    International Software Testing Quality Board
    • May 2004

    Certification for General Software Testing Knowledge.

  • Windows Gaming Logo

    • 2004

    Worked with Microsoft to build, plan and execute the Windows Gaming Logo.

Brad Baker's Projects

  • KNeoWORLD- Producer

    • January 2012 to Present
    Team Members: Brad Baker, Melissa Brown, Cara Marsh, Matthew Seeney, Diana Villagomez, Elliot Fienberg, Rizal Adanza, Dayvid Jones, Laurie O'Donnell, Noah Falstein

    Production of an online portal and virtual world with games that have explicit educational outcomes. www.kneoworld.com

Brad Baker's Courses

  • BS, Computer Science

    Brigham Young University

    • Calculus
    • Electrical Engineering Coursework
    • Compilers
    • Networking
    • C Programming
    • Software Quality Assurance
  • MSE - Graduated, Software Engineering

    Seattle University

    • Program Management
    • Quality Assurance
    • Technical Writing
    • Senior Usability Project
    • Data Modeling
    • Marketing
    • Programming Methodology
    • Object Oriented Programming
    • DataBase Design
    • Systems Analysis
    • Software Metrics
  • President & CEO

    PowerUp Games, Inc.

    • SEO/SMM
    • Wordpress

Brad Baker's Skills & Expertise

  1. Offshoring
  2. Outsourcing
  3. SQL
  4. ALM MTM TFS HPQC
  5. Quality Assurance
  6. QA Automation
  7. Website Development
  8. Scrum
  9. Testing
  10. Business Development
  11. Agile Methodologies
  12. Linux
  13. Operations Management
  14. Agile Project Management
  15. QuickBooks
  16. Training
  17. Start-ups
  18. Leadership
  19. Monetization
  20. Entrepreneurship
  21. Enterprise Software
  22. User Interface Design
  23. User Interface
  24. E-commerce
  25. Program Management
  26. Product Management
  27. Game Development
  28. Mobile Games
  29. Strategic Partnerships
  30. Management
  31. Mobile Applications
  32. Social Games
  33. Online Gaming
  34. Mobile Devices
  35. Mobile Technology
  36. Computer Games
  37. iPhone
  38. Gameplay
  39. Casual Games

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Brad Baker's Certifications

  • Certified Software Development Professional

    • IEEE
    • June 2004 to June 2007
  • International Software Testing Quality Board

    • ISTQB
    • 2004

Brad Baker's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Limited working proficiency)

Brad Baker's Education

Seattle University

MSE - Graduated, Software Engineering

19901994

Data Modeling, Technical Writing, Program Management, Quality Assurance, SmallTalk, Business Marketing.

Activities and Societies: Usability Senior Project

Brigham Young University

BS, Computer Science

19821989

All the courses you would get as a Bachelors of Science degree.

Activities and Societies: Marching Band

Brad Baker's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

Solar Power, Rebuilding cars, Flipping houses, 3D, Ad Networks, PMI, I love to brain storm business and process ideas. I like to discuss Start Up businesses and ideas.

Groups and Associations:

IEEE CDSP, IGDA, ISTQB, Casual Games

Honors and Awards:

IEEE CDSP 2005

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