DAVID WOODSMALL

Raleigh, NC 27615
Job Function
Healthcare & Medical
Seeking Senior QA / Testing Engineer position with an RTP, N.C. organization which effectively makes use of its people and which will utilize my strengths in QA/Testing, Cloud, Storage, hardware, Metrics, Bug tracking/fixing, Firmware, HA, Linux, SV&V, UNIX, Windows and Systems Engineering. Your organization will benefit from my employment by applying my skills to your companys perceived problems. I learn quickly and want to know what makes things tick. How I stay-up-to-date. Self-starter. I LOVE TO HELP CREATE QUALITY PRODUCTS and QUALITY CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES. QUALIFIED BY Experienced QA, SQA Test Professional and Storage Engineer for small to large corporations test plans, test cases, and tests, storage hardware & software, Real-Time, wireless, systems - utilizing Real-Time Debuggers, statistical analysis, protocols, troubleshooting, SV&V, V&V. You can GOOGLE "david woodsmall" my technical information web pages are MOST ALL OF THE FIRST EIGHTEEN (18) PAGES of results (you must be on-line). ALL projects were delivered either early or on time. Often a project leader/supervisor. 12 years as QA/Tester & QA Lead testing Software, Hardware and Firmware. Very experienced with Linux, UNIX w/Kernel, Admin & Apps and Windows. Developed, tested and administered Enterprise Computer Storage Equipment. I document everything so well, that eight (8) years after I left EMC, EMC is still (as of 2009, anyway) running my internal information web pages so that employees can do some of the things that I used to do for them. My Computer Security Web Page is now #1 if you use Yahoo/Bing search engines for complete computer security. Designed, implemented and ran: Alpha, Benchmark, Black Box, Customer Acceptance, DVT, Dynamic, EVT, Fault Insertion, Glass Box, Gray Box, Integration, Load, Negative, Performance, PVT, Regression, Smoke, Stress Testing, UAT, White Box Tests, and others. Found multi-pathing (fail-over) problems and worked with Novell to fix them. My code caught problems with snapshots of data mirrors before the code was released. Created / implemented multiplicative congruent random number generator for surveys, as the Vendors generator had third-order correlation deficiencies. SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE FAMILIARITY Computers/Storage/PDAs/Switches/Wireless Phones/Chips (a subset) Bash; C/C++; CIFS; CNA; Csh; DCX; Finisar FC Tracers; Finisar iSCSI Analyzers; Finisar Ethernet Analyzers; Finisar SCSI Analyzers; Fujitsu, Hitachi, ICE; LSI; H-P; SUN. 3Com; Brocade; cdma2000, Cisco; DB2; dbx; debuggers; Device drivers; DS3000; DS4000; DS5000; XIV; Encryption; Ethernet; 10 & 1 GigE; FC; gdb; Force10; HA; HBAs; IBM; High Availability; ICE; InfiniBand; iSCSI; JBODs, Ksh; LSI; LTO; McData, NAS; MDS; NFS; networks; Oracle; Panasas; Panic; PCI; PCIe; PCI-X; Perl; QLogic; Quantum; RAID; SAN; SAN switches; 3&6 Gbps SAS, 6 & 3 Gbps SATA, SBODs; SCSI; Selenium; Selenium-IDE; Selenium-RC; servers; SFP; SmartBits; SMC; Subversion (SVN) switches; Symmetrix, Tcl; TCP/IP; USB, Xgdb; VMAX; VNX; VPN; WinDbg; Wireless; WireShark; & WLAN Operating Systems and closely related software (a subset) AIX 3.2.5, 4.1 & 5L, UNIX/Linux: (AIX, AT&T System V [5.1-5.4], Berkeley (BSD) 4.2-4.4, BusyBox, Centos 5.5 & 5.4, Clusters, Debian, HP-UX 9.x, 10.x 10.30, 11i, 11i v1.6 & others, Knoppix, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.4, 6.3, 5,5, 5,4, 5.3, 5.2; Red Hat Fedora, Solaris; 8, 9 & 10, Novell NetWare; SuSE SLES 11 SP1 & SP2, 10.2, 10.1, 10.0, 9.1, 9, 8.2 & for x32, x64 & IA64 (where applicable), Novell Netware 6.5, 6.0 & 5.1; TCP/IP, Ubuntu 10.10; Windows: CE 3.0 & 2.0, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows 2003 Server EE, 2000 AS, NT4, UCS & VxWorks. Languages and closely related software (a subset) C and C++; Microsoft Visual Studio; Access; IIS; ChangePoint; Cisco VPN; ClearCase; ClearMake; CVS; DB2; FrameBuilder; FrameMaker; Google Chrome; gnu; HTML; J2EE; Java; JavaScript; MFC; LoadRunner; MySQL; OO; Oracle; patterns; PerForce; Perl; Python; Rational Products; Release Management; Salesforce 12; scripting; SDLC; Segue Silk; SOAP; SQL Server; subversion (SVN); Sybase; Tcl; UML; Visio; MSDN; VC++; XML.
 

Timeline

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Senior Embedded Linux Systems QA Contractor
Unicon
Senior Cloud Engineer (Contractor
Contractor - Advantage Resourcing, Inc
Senior Storage Support Engineer
GlassHouse Technologies
Senior Embedded Linux Systems QA Contractor
Unicon
Consultant - CTG
IBM
Senior Embedded Linux Systems Contractor
Unicon
Senior Design Verification Tester (QA) / System Storage Engineer
IBM
Solaris and OS/9 Control Systems Contractor (Telecommute)
Unicon
iSCSI, FC and NAS Consultant (Advantage Professionals)/ RFQ Tester
Network Appliance
QA Lead / Wireless and Embedded Windows Developer
WMS Wireless Multimedia Solutions
Solaris and OS/9 Control Systems Contractor (Telecommute)
Unicon
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer / Senior UNIX Kernel (Internals) Support Engineer
EMC/DG
Comsys consultant, then permanent
NORTEL/BNR
 

Work Experience

    • Senior Embedded Linux Systems QA Contractor
    • Unicon // Oct '12 - Sep '16
    • Unicon Mission Viejo, California October 2012 to Present Senior Embedded Linux Systems QA Contractor (Telecommute from Raleigh, NC) I work on Unicons contracts when I have no local job. I stop when I have a local job. Thus you will see that I have worked for Unicon for multiple, often short, periods of time I am leading the Performance Testing effort. I Interface with Stakeholders. Created test plans, cases & tests from Engineering Design Specs, source code & documentation. Bugzilla, BusyBox, Red Hat, Solaris 9 & 10, SuSE SLES 11, Perl, multi-threading, MySQL, NFS, Selenium, Selenium-IDE, Selenium-RC, SNMP, SQL, subversion (SVN), Tcl/Tk, TCP/IP, R-T Debuggers, Ubuntu 10.10, Encryption, XML. Worked on all popular UNIX & Linux shells, including: bash, csh, ksh & Tcl. SFP, HBA & CNA troubleshooting.
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    • Senior Cloud Engineer (Contractor
    • Contractor - Advantage Resourcing, Inc // Jan '12 - Oct '12
    • EMC January 2012 to October 2012 Senior Cloud Engineer (Contractor - Advantage Resourcing, Inc) My work consisted mostly of troubleshooting and fixing all network, cabling, hardware, Hosts, Servers, software, firmware, SAN, NAS, Backup solutions and any other problem encountered by a customer at our Huge Cloud Center. Used various Ticketing systems. Rack & Stack Installed and configured various Windows, Linux, Storage, UNIX and VMware systems. FCP Equipment included all major and many minor vendors of storage and networking switches. Cisco MDS 9500 Fabric Switches. 10G SAN switches. VMware. World-wide customers. Vendors included, but are not limited to, Arista, Avocent, Brocade, Cisco, Dell, Data Domain, EMC, HP, Isilon, Green Plum, Microsoft and many others. High Availability and Clusters. UCS Utilized Celerra, Connectrix, DCX, DMX, NFS, RPA, SPA (Symmetrix Performance Analyzer), SRDF, Symmetrix, Timefinder, VNX, VMAX, VPLEX and many others. SFP, HBA & CNA.
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    • Senior Storage Support Engineer
    • GlassHouse Technologies // May '11 - Jan '12
    • GlassHouse Technologies May 2011 to January 2012 Senior Storage Support Engineer (Contractor - Accentuate Staffing, Inc) Solved customers problems with their Panasas Linux Storage Cluster (NAS) products. Required a lot of knowledge, customer interfacing skills, Data Center skills and fast thinking. This is an operations center, handling automated tickets, customer trouble calls and some IVR. Among other products, worked with: 10 GigE, 1 GigE, 6Gbps SATA, 7-Zip, Acrobat, Avaya IP phones, Avaya-one-X communicator, AZZ card, Bugzilla, ChangePoint, CIFS, Cisco VPN, Firefox 7.x & 8.x, FileZilla, Google Chrome, IE 8 & 9, Servers; SFPs, Skype, Lastpass, MS Office 2010, PuTTY, QuickArrow, Salesforce 12, Wiki, WinRAR, WinSCP, X-chat 2. AIX. I used BSD 4.3 UNIX, Many flavors of Linux including Centos, RHEL, SuSE SLES 11 & Ubuntu; Load Balancers, 64-bit Windows 7 Professional, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2003, CIFS, NFS and Wikis. Some InfiniBand switch troubleshooting. High Availability equipment.
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    • Senior Embedded Linux Systems QA Contractor
    • Unicon // Oct '10 - May '11
    • Unicon Mission Viejo, California October 2010 to May 2011 Senior Embedded Linux Systems QA Contractor (Telecommute from Raleigh, NC) I work on Unicons contracts when I have no local job. I stop when I have a local job. Thus you will see that I have worked for Unicon for multiple, often short, periods of time. Metrics. Leading Final Product Testing & UAT Testing. Interfaced with Stakeholders. Arabic Customers Created Test Plans, Test cases and Tests from Engineering Design Specs, code and documents,
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    • Consultant - CTG
    • IBM // Feb '10 - Sep '10
    • IBM RTP, NC (Consultant - CTG) February 2010 to September 2010 IBM BladeCenter Interoperability Tester (BIOP) (QA/Testing) Set up and test IBMS BladeCenters with new Fibre Channel, Ethernet & iSCSI switches, often utilizing Spirents SmartBits to create loads on the BladeCenters and the switches under test. Our primary function was to ensure that new Blades and new Switches would work with each other and with older hardware (interoperability) by testing them together. 3rd Party Software Worked on a secret, Secure WebSphere DataPower XML accelerator and security appliance. Some Trivoli Storage Manager (TSM). Beginning Test Plans for testing FCoE. Tested CNA. I provided all of the departments advanced knowledge of IBM storage systems, setting up the hardware and software. Black box testing and metrics. Manual and automated testing. VMware. Utilized RHEL 5.5 and 5.4, SLES 11 and 10, CENTOS 5.5 & 5.4, Fedora 13, 12 & 11, Ubuntu 9.04, Windows 2008 Enterprise Server and Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7, Data Center skills.
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    • Senior Embedded Linux Systems Contractor
    • Unicon // Nov '08 - Feb '10
    • Unicon Mission Viejo, California November 2008 to February 2010 Senior Embedded Linux Systems Contractor (Telecommute from Raleigh, NC) I work on Unicons contracts when I have no local job. I stop when I have a local job. Thus you will see that I have worked for Unicon for multiple, often short, periods of time. Porting interfaces and processes to embedded Linux platforms from OS/9 and other embedded OSes. Customer facing development and third level support. BusyBox, OS/9, Red Hat, Solaris 9 & 10, SuSE SLES 11, Perl, multi-threading, MySQL, NFS, SQL, subversion, Tcl, TCP/IP, R-T Debuggers, Encryption, WireShark & XML. Migration of Applications and Data from various versions of UNIX to various versions of Linux. Worked with all popular UNIX and Linux shells, including: bash, csh, ksh Tcl. Design Reviews, Code Reviews & used debuggers for all code branches not testable otherwise.
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    • Senior Design Verification Tester (QA) / System Storage Engineer
    • IBM // Mar '04 - Nov '08
    • IBM RTP, NC (Consultant with APC, then CTG) March 2004 to November 2008 Senior Design Verification Tester (QA) / System Storage Engineer / Linux Developer Senior Storage Engineer in IBMs DS5000 & DS4000 Development Group for Disk Storage. DVT (early QA/Product Design Verification Testing V&V) Storage Test Lead for IBMs mid-range computer storage systems. Also tested 3rd party hardware, software and firmware. AIX. Wrote and ran Black Box Tests, Stress Tests, Performance Tests, DVT, Regression Tests, Systems Tests, Interoperability Tests, UAT Testing and Compatibility Tests. 3rd Party testing. Found multi-pathing errors and worked with Novell to fix them. Tested RAID configurations Data Center skills. Lots of Vendor Management. High availability Enterprise Storage & Servers. Advanced testing and analysis of the storage firmware and software for IBMs mid-range computer disk storage systems. Bug reports, debug problems, make fixes, scripting and develop Test Plans and Procedures. Analyze field problems & determine their resolution. Troubleshooter. Was the Go-To guy the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for many subjects. I mentored others. Developed Test Plans, Test Cases and Tests from specifications and technical intuition. Utilized Metrics. Microsoft Visual Studio. Setup test systems. Worked w/Encrypted storage. Participated in generation of our departments SOP and Process Improvement procedures. Used Virtual Operating Systems. Utilized Software development Life Cycle (SDLC). CMVC Instituted code backup and restore procedures and automated the Backups. Databases. Linux developer/tester/administrator for IBMs SAN/NAS storage (DS5000/DS4000/DS3000). Developed AUP for proprietary code. Tightened Security in our labs and code servers. XML. Some SAS & iSCSI. Some VTL (Virtual Tape Library). release management. Interfaced offsite Used 3Com, Brocade, Cisco, IBM, QLogic and SMC switches, HUBS, QLogic, Emulex, Finisar (FC, iSCSI and SCSI), JDSU, Picolight, Hitachi, Fujitsu & Other SFPs. Some HyperTransport and VMware and studying Hyper-V. LANs and WANs. SFP and HBA testing. DS3xxx. Xen. Worked Clusters, PXE, SATA, iSCSI, FC, LTO, NFS, SCSI, SAS, VPN, and R-T Debuggers. DS5500, DS5300, DS5100, DS4800, DS4700, DS4600, DS4500, DS4400, DS4300, DS4200, DS4100, EXP420, EXP810, EXP710, EXP700, EXP500, EXP200, EXP100, XIV. Automation.
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    • Solaris and OS/9 Control Systems Contractor (Telecommute)
    • Unicon // Feb '04 - Feb '04
    • Unicon Mission Viejo, California February 2004 Solaris and OS/9 Control Systems Contractor (Telecommute) I work on Unicons contracts when I have no local job. I stop when I have a local job. Designed/implemented a daemon to gather data from another system tied to freeway control systems. PerForce, Solaris 8 & 9, OS/9, ICP, RCP, Perl, Python, Sockets, multi-threading, MySQL, NetBackup, NFS, subversion (SVN), Tcl/Tk, TCP/IP. Utilized and worked with many Protocols. Real-Time Debuggers. All popular UNIX/Linux shells, including bash, csh, ksh Tcl.
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    • iSCSI, FC and NAS Consultant (Advantage Professionals)/ RFQ Tester
    • Network Appliance // Sep '03 - Feb '04
    • NetApp (Network Appliance), Morrisville, NC September 2003 February 2004 iSCSI, FC and NAS Consultant (Advantage Professionals)/ RFQ Tester (QA) This was a short-term iSCSI and NAS contract - contract successfully completed. Compatibility Testing, Interoperability Testing, Product Verification and Stress Testing of customer RFQs (Product Verification) of NetApp specified storage systems. Utilized metrics. Solaris UNIX and Veritas Administrator on Sun, Hitachi and Fujitsu computers. RAID Tested embedded HBA drivers, NetApp NAS storage, iSCSI (SCSI over TCP/IP) & FC. Worked with ONTAP, McData, Switches, ssh, rsh, ftp, telnet, ksh, bash, csh, Posix, Tcl, Utilized NetApps FAS Filers and gained some NATE Test Bed knowledge. Used fail-over drivers, NFS, Veritas Volume Manager, SecureCRT and Solaris 9. SnapMirror, Vfiler,
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    • QA Lead / Wireless and Embedded Windows Developer
    • WMS Wireless Multimedia Solutions // Mar '02 - Sep '03
    • WMS Wireless Multimedia Solutions March 2002 to September 2003 Durham, North Carolina QA Lead / Wireless and Embedded Windows Developer WMS went under when the VC in charge of the VC fund, misappropriated $ 7 million dollars I was the QA Lead and sometimes Wireless Developer for our Wireless products. WMS developed a Wireless Content Delivery System that automatically delivers files/messages (any format) to a wireless phone, wireless device or a desktop PC w/optional scheduling. Created Test Plans, Test Cases and Tests from Engineering Design Specifications. Created QA standards. Mentored QA methodology. Used Red Hat and SuSE Enterprise Linux. Utilized Relational Databases, Access, ADO, SDLC, SMS, SOAP, NFS and VTL. Utilized and worked with many Protocols. Evaluated products for possible purchase and Capacity Planning. Architected automated and manual test cases for ARM/StrongARM PDAs, BREW phones, Pocket PC 2002, Wireless phones, 802.11b, SMS, TCP/IP, UDP, WAP, Windows CE 3.0, Windows 2000, GUIs, and Solaris, utilizing Assembler, ADO, ASP, C/C++, AIX, ASP, HP/UX, IIS, Java, JavaScript, Linux, Oracle, Sybase & Visual Studio. Developed some Windows CE 3.0 Methods (functions) for populating Databases. Web. Posix. Automated testing, manual testing, White, Black and Gray Box testing, Regression Testing, Performance Testing, GUI Testing, WEB Testing using Rational tools (IBM), JUnit. Access, Apache, Bourne/Korn shell, Java, MySQL, SQL, SQL Server & Tomcat.
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    • Solaris and OS/9 Control Systems Contractor (Telecommute)
    • Unicon // Oct '01 - Mar '02
    • Unicon Mission Viejo, California October 2001 to March 2002 Solaris and OS/9 Control Systems Contractor (Telecommute) I work on Unicons contracts when I have no local job. I stop when I have a local job. Designed/implemented a daemon to gather data from another system tied to freeway control systems. AIX, CVS, Solaris & OS/9, NFS, Python, Sockets, multi-threading, SQL, Tcl/Tk, TCP/IP, Real-Time Debuggers. Release Management. Telecommuted. SNMP. Design Reviews Code Reviews and used debuggers for testing all code branches not otherwise testable.
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    • Senior Quality Assurance Engineer / Senior UNIX Kernel (Internals) Support Engineer
    • EMC/DG // Nov '98 - Oct '01
    • EMC/DG RTP, North Carolina November 1998 to October 2001 Senior Quality Assurance Engineer / Senior UNIX Kernel (Internals) Support Engineer QA Lead on Phase 2 SAN Design Verification Testing (DVT) of software, firmware & hardware (early product verification) for EMCs SAN storage systems, which utilized Fibre Channel and SCSI. Therefore I also had to also develop QA tests for SCSI, Fibre Channel and storage firmware. Some routing, Java & fail-over. Conceived and ran Black box tests Developed CLARiiON Test Plans and Tests from Functional Specifications & Design Specs. Was the Go-To guy the Subject Matter Expert (SME). Data Center skills. Analyzed/took Fibre Channel (FC/FCP) traces after taking a 40 hr Solutions Technology course. Designed and ran Stress Tests, Performance tests, DVT, Interoperability Tests, Regression Tests, GUI Tests, Compatibility Tests and so on. Automation. 3rd party software test and integration. Developed UNIX O/S & Device Discovery software. Used SAN, NAS, LTO & VTL hardware. As part of the UNIX Kernel support group, Was responsible for SCSI, Fibre Channel, PCI and Ethernet device drivers. Had to determine the root cause of field problems customer interfacing Used Finisar Ethernet Analyzers. Interoperability testing. Worked on Perl automation Library. Analyzed/took SCSI traces after taking a 40 hr Solutions Technology course on the subject. Drove QA test cases, test plans, automated tests, test scripts & tested software/hardware. RPC Originated Black and Gray Box test cases/testing of Real-Time, scalable, fault-tolerant, high-availability (HA) & distributed SAN applications. Utilized SNMP, Netware, routers, switches Utilized metrics, C, Visual C++, CVS, J2EE, JAVA, Perl, Safe Source, VB. Full LifeCycle. gcc Invented & implemented Security functionality. Some vendor interaction and customer facing. Used Brocade, Cisco, LoadRunner, McData, Multi-Threading, NFS, Remedy, gnu, Segue Silk. Earned merit bonuses each quarter. Bash, Csh, IPC, Ksh and Perl scripting. 802.11, Ethernet.
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    • Comsys consultant, then permanent
    • NORTEL/BNR // Feb '95 - Nov '98
    • NORTEL/BNR (Comsys consultant, then permanent) February 1995 to November 1998 Morrisville, North Carolina Senior Software Designer/Engineer III - Employee Project Leader and developed telephony code for Nortel switches. Utilized HP/UX & Ksh. Developed and worked with Functional Specs and Design Specs. Ran Systems & Unit Tests. Created fault insertion debugging code, mostly in C. Instrumentation & diagnostics code. Senior Embedded Telephony SS7 Firmware Consultant Enhanced & maintained Embedded STP Level 3 Signaling System 7 (SS7/CCS7) firmware. Developed R-T firmware and drivers to remotely test subscriber line equipment, saving NTT technicians from driving 500+miles to remote DMS-10 switch sites. RTOS, pSOS, VxWorks
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Education

    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Cal State University
    • Bachelor's Degree // Computer Science
    • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
    • Associate Degree // Engineering
    • Fullerton College
 

Skills

Learning
Intermediate
Advanced
Expert
 

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