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James (Jim) White

ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer

312 Green Leaf Drive

Liberty Hill, TX 78642

(512) 515-6066 Home

(512) 921-5935 Cell

Email: jim78642@yahoo.com

 

Summary of Qualifications

Quality Specialist with 18 years experience in the Aerospace Industry  

Experience in Software Quality Engineering, Software Configuration Management and Hardware Quality Engineering

Knowledge of ISO 9001:2000, IEEE 12207, and CMMI®

Strong interpersonal, communication, and analytical skills

           

Experience

BAE SYSTEMS Integrated Defense Solution (IDS) Austin, Texas (1999-2003)

Organizational Software Quality Engineer

  • Perform quality engineering support for IDS software projects this included US military, Homeland Security, and NATO programs
  • Member of the Software Engineering Process Group (SEPG), were we have focus our efforts for changing the development methodology from Waterfall to the Rational Unified Process (RUP)
  • Organizational CMM Assessor for BAE SYSTEMS IDS and Flight Systems  
  • Prepare, developed, and implemented all software quality engineering documentation, these included quality standards, organization and project quality plans, procedures, and work instructions  
  • Facilitated, coached and mentored project manager, project team members, project quality engineers, and new employees on the values of software quality assurance and the principles of continuous process improvements
  • Interface with project development teams and software suppliers (subcontractors) on software quality assurance activities (software audits, reviews, corrective action, requirement tracking and defects tracking)
  • Implemented ClearCase® and ClearCase LT® for eighteen software projects
  • Monitored software changes and defect tracking use ClearQuest®
  • Software Testing experiences include Threat Adaptive Countermeasures (TCADS), Laser warning systems, Battlefield simulators and Chemical and Biological detection systems (ALE-45, ALE-47 (Block Cycle 1), AAR-47, Tracomps, and JCAD) Unix, Linux, and Windows platforms 

 

TRACOR Aerospace, Austin, Texas and Jerusalem, Israel (1997-1999)

Software Quality Assurance Manager    

  • Managed the software quality assurance department  
  • Reviewed and submitted bids for project proposals and Request for Quotes; these include Firm Fix Pricing and Cost Plus project      
  • Perform quality engineering support for TRACOR software projects this included US military, Israel armed forces, and NATO programs
  • Developed and implemented a software supplier certification program
  • Development of test cases, analysis and generation of test reports for electronic warfare scenarios
  • Championed the configuration of the software test environments from missiles systems on threat adaptive countermeasures.
  • Development of test cases, analysis and generation of test reports for System Level Test Stations. These tests include integration and system testing, verification, validation, stress testing, benchmarking, and regression testing. 

 

Austin Community College, Austin, Texas (1996- two semesters)

Part-time Computer Sciences Instructor and CS Lab manager  

Taught Visual Basic and tutor students in other CS classes

 

Texas Instrument Defense Systems Electronic Group (DSEG), Austin, Texas (1987-1996)

Software Quality Engineering Supervisor (1994-1996)

  • Supervisor for a group of four software quality engineering technician
  • Trained company personnel in Statistical Process Control (SPC) and ISO 9000
  • Performed contract reviews, developed quality plans, quality procedures and work instructions

 

Software Quality Engineer (1992-1994)

  • Member of the ISO 9000 and Malcolm Baldridge Roll-out and Implementation Team
  • Oversaw the deployment, testing, and qualifying of shop floor automated processing and testing equipment used for the manufacturing of PCB for TI defense products

 

Hardware Quality Engineer (1994-1996)

  • Hardware Quality Engineer on the Paveway (GBU-10) Laser Guild Bomb (1995-1996)
  • Maintain the Statistical Process Control (SPC) Database for the PCB shop
  • Supervisor of the Gage Control, MRA/MRB crib, coupon storage, and Incoming inspection 

 

Software Quality Engineering Technician (1987-1992)

  • Developed test scripts for functional testing of circuit boards
  • Verified Numeric Control (NC) data of Automated Test Equipment used in the manufacturing of Printed Circuit Boards (PCB)
  • Tested and verified the software requirements of the automated assemble process used in the manufacturing PCBs 

 

Quality Control Inspector and In-Process Auditor

  • Performed Final Inspection of PCB
  • Performed In-Process audits on the shop floor
  • Maintain Final QC’s  wavesolder     

 

Geophysical Services Incorporated, Austin, Texas (1982-1986)

Senior Operator of IBM 3033, 3081, and 3090 (1983-1986)

Mechanic and Field Technician (1982)

Doodle-bugger (mechanic) and computer operator for seismic equipment

Geophysical Services Inc. Austin, TX 1981-1987

 

Skills

Skill Name

Skill Level

Last Used

Experience

Software Engineering Practices:

 

 

 

SEI CMM

Expert

Currently used

18 years

ISO-9001:2000 ISO 9000-3 

Expert

Currently used

17 years

Rational Unified Process (RUP)

Advanced 

Currently used

 2 years

Software Quality Audit (process  & product)

Expert

Currently used

18 years

Total Quality Management

Expert

Currently used

17 years

Statistical Process Control

Expert

Currently used

15 years

Software System Forensic

Advanced

Currently used

  5 years

Fagan Defect Free Process & Fagan Inspections 

Advanced

Currently used

  5 years

Configuration Management

Advanced

Currently used

 16 years

Merant PVCS

Advanced

 2 years ago

  5 years

Software Six Sigma

Advanced 

 6 years ago

  5 years

Programming and Computer Skills:

 

 

 

Microsoft OS (MS-Dos, Win NT, Win XP) 

Expert

Currently used

20 years

Microsoft Office & Visio

Power User

Currently used

 8 years

Rational Clear Case and Clear Quest

Intermediate

Currently used

 2 years

HTML (Hot Metal) CGI and Perl scripting 

Intermediate

Currently used

 4 years

Linux (Red Hat)

Beginner

Currently used

 5 months

Visual Basic

Advanced

3 years ago

 8 years

ADA

Advanced

4 years ago

 5 years

VAX and PDP11

Intermediate

3 years ago

 5 years

Unix

Advances

2 years ago

 7 years

 

 

 

 

Hardware Quality Engineering Practices:

 

 

 

Lean Manufacturing

Advanced

Currently used

  5 years

Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Advanced

Currently used

10 years

Mil-STD-2000A & IPC 804

Advanced

6 years ago

  6 years

Programmable Control Logic (PCL)

Advanced

6 years ago

  6 years

Six Sigma

Green Belt

6 years ago

  4 years

8 D

Advanced

6 years ago

  4 years

R&R Gage

Advanced

3 years ago

  6 years

Local Area Network setup for PC LANs

(This falls mainly under IT)

Advanced

Currently used

  6 years

 

Education

University Central Texas (1989-1992) Killeen, TX

B.S., Industrial Technologies and Computer Science (Dean’s List)

 

Texas A&M TEEX, (1988-1994 part-time) College Station, TX

Industrial Firefighter and Chemical Safety  

 

Central Texas College (1982-1983) Killeen, TX

A.S., Diesel Mechanics

Other Training:

Rational University (2001)

Rational Unified Process, UML, Clear Case, Clear Quest, and Rose

 

Carnegie Mellon University (2000) Pittsburgh, PA

Introduction to Capability Maturity Model / CMM Assessor training  

 

Michael Fagan and Associates (2000)

Fagan Defect Free Process and Fagan Inspections

 

Texas Instruments Learning Centers Classes (1987-1996)

 

Total Quality Management (TQM)

Software Quality Engineering

Rapid Application Development

Constant Flow Manufacturing  (CFM)

Software Engineering

Team Building

Basics of Supervision

Configuration Management

Object Oriented Development

Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Statistical Quality Control

Six Sigma / 8D /  5S

MRA MRB CCB & SCCB

Rapid Prototyping

LEAN 

 

Additional Skills

Industrial Firefighter and Hazardous Materials Cleanup Technician (HZMAT)

Occupational Safety/ Environmental Safety      

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