Damian Correa

QA Manager

Location
Greater New York City Area
Industry
Information Technology and Services

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Damian Correa's Summary

Test Manager with over 13 years of experience in planning and delivering software products/solutions. Extensive experience in partnering with clients to strategize the implementation of complex solutions and managing a testing organization.

Specialties
Software Quality Assurance
Software Development Lifecycle

Damian Correa's Experience

Consultant - Capital Project Test Manager

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HOT; Hospitality industry

January 2012Present (2 years 9 months) Stamford, CT

Manage the delivery of Capital Testing projects with leadership responsibility for revenue and profit achievement across multiple products and towers.

Prepare project estimates, project schedule and staffing models

Point of escalation for capital projects to address risks and issues with client directors, vice presidents and Accenture senior leadership team; managed relationship with client resolve issues as they arise

Manager

Accenture LLP

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

September 2003Present (11 years 1 month)

Regional Capability Lead for North East (2005 - 2009)
• Evaluated training program candidates to fill open demand in the New York Metro area
• Analyze supply of resources in the North East and proposed hiring in key metro areas based on demand
Career Counselor (2005 - Present)
• Represent up to 10 counselees in annual reviews by providing input for promotions and final ratings
• Support counselees to help meet career objectives and training goals. Provide support to counselees by identifying the appropriate resources to overcome obstacles
• Work with HR to escalate issues counselees experience on their projects
Faculty Member (2004 - 2005)
• Facilitated and trained up to 15 students with firm testing methodology

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

September 2003December 2011 (8 years 4 months) New York, NY

Managed Product and System Testing organization for 3-1-1 program; focused on capital and maintenance releases for call center and internet applications

Established testing processes followed across the 3-1-1 program; defect management, test data management, content management, system integration

Supported key functions to estimate projects, create release schedule, staffing, change control process and provide input to requirements and designs

Quality Assurance Engineer

SmartServ

October 2002August 2003 (11 months) Stamford, CT

Performed functional testing of financial and non-financial applications for BREW, J2ME, HTML and WAP platforms based on various certification program requirements

Developed WinRunner test scripts to automate e-mail generation to wireless devices, verify the addition and deletion of text alerts via the Verizon Wireless website and validate content of e-mail notifications sent to Microsoft Outlook

Wrote user manual, FAQ, and specification documentation for applications

Quality Assurance Lead

Clientsoft, Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

February 1998July 2001 (3 years 6 months) Hawthorne, NY

Established defect management process with StarTeam product (Change Management/Version Control) to be used across the enterprise

Managed manual testing for CB Enterprise, CB Webpack and CB Teamwork development products. Tested product languages: Javascript, VB Script, Smartcode (proprietary language)

Created WinRuneer test scripts to regression test GUI Development product features

Developed Internet and Client Server sample applications to be distributed with products. Samples demonstrated working with mainframe emulators, databases (MS Access, SQL Server), HTML, ASP, Visual Basic, Javascript and VB Script

Published CB WebPack, CB Teamwork, CB CSTerm release notes and reference manuals. Content of reference manuals consisted of: installation of products, methods of deploying applications and configurations of products, development of applications using best practices, code reference documentation, and tutorials for sample applications

Trained employees and customer in individual and classroom settings. Training consisted of developing applications product for both Client/Server and Internet; deploying applications to severs and to users; troubleshooting and error handling

Competitive Analyst

Foote, Cone & Belding

Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

November 1996February 1998 (1 year 4 months) New York, NY

Prepared and presented competitive analysis/recommendations for Residential and Business Long Distance categories

Presented special projects to client marketing teams, agency media planning and account teams

Compiled competitive advertising projections spending and national presence from syndicated resources and Nielsen Overnights

Damian Correa's Skills & Expertise

  1. Software Quality Assurance
  2. Test Management
  3. Quality Center
  4. Software Project Management
  5. Software Development Life Cycle
  6. Call Center
  7. Siebel 7.x
  8. Web Applications
  9. Content Management
  10. Call Centers
  11. User Acceptance Testing
  12. Enterprise Software
  13. Management
  14. Siebel
  15. Software Documentation
  16. Test Planning
  17. IT Strategy
  18. Integration
  19. SDLC
  20. Training
  21. Testing
  22. Manual Testing
  23. Business Analysis

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