Robert Hurvitz

Contact email: robhurvitz-yahoo-com

Professional
Experience
Nordstrom, Seattle, WA
Contract position
June 2012 - August 2012
Quality Assurance

  • Verified UI and cross-browser compatibility for all mass-marketing emails
  • Tested front-end web site changes
  • Worked with developers and producers to ensure quick turnaround time in a fast-changing, inventory-based environment

XtraMath, Seattle, WA
Independent contract position
August 2011
Software Testing

  • Performed thorough and efficient test pass of non-profit education website, XtraMath.org
  • Performed functional and browser compatibility testing
  • Opened well-documented bugs and regressed those resolved
  • Triaged bugs I opened to prioritize what to fix first for the upcoming school year

Sabbatical: Travel
April 2011 - June 2011: Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland
December 2008 - June 2009: Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia

PayScale, Seattle, WA
February 2005 - October 2008
Software Testing

  • Tested consumer and business web applications, found and regressed bugs
  • Tested conversion of site from Classic ASP and SQL Server 2000
  • "Propped" new code and bug fixes to production servers
  • Helped maintain uptime of production servers, periodically on-call
  • Maintained and wrote automated test cases in homegrown test tool
  • Prepared and maintained test plans and cases
  • Environment: C#, .Net 3.5, SQL Server 2005/2008

Teranode, Seattle, WA
Independent contract position
January 2004 - September 2004
Software Testing

  • Tested their flagship application Teranode Design Suite, found and regressed bugs
  • Wrote application and database performance tests
  • Prepared and maintained test plans and cases
  • Environment: Java, Linux

Apex Learning, Bellevue, WA
January 2003 - October 2003
Software Testing

  • Tested customer-facing and internal web applications, found and regressed bugs
  • Prepared and maintained test plans and cases, reviewed all docs with devs and program management
  • Updated and maintained ASP-based application for tracking software releases
  • Wrote MS SQL stored procedures for internal customer service tool
  • Environment: ASP, COM, SQL Server 2000

Solucient, Bellevue, WA
Independent contract position
June 2002 - December 2002
Software Testing

  • Tested two version releases of a web application with MS SQL Server back end, found and regressed bugs
  • Versions featured integration with an acquired company's application and a new area of functionality
  • Prepared and updated test plans and cases, and prepared database stored procedure documentation

drugstore.com, Bellevue, WA
January 1999 - April 2001
Software Testing

  • Went from tester, to pharmacy test lead, to pharmacy test manager
  • Prepared test plans; tested COM, ASP, and SQL code; found and regressed bugs
  • Worked with Windows NT Server, Microsoft Message Queue, Oracle 8
  • Extremely fast-paced, start-up environment

Microsoft - Slate Magazine, Redmond, WA
Contract position through Comforce/RhoTech, Redmond, WA
April 1997 - January 1998
Software Testing, Server Administration

  • Prepared test plans, tested ASP and SQL code as well as the Slate Menu application, found and regressed bugs
  • Installed, configured, administered Windows NT and MS SQL servers
  • Provided technical support for Slate's readers via email and The Fray (Slate's readers' forum)
  • The Fray forum manager

Wizards of the Coast, Renton, WA
March 1995 - April 1997
Technical Specialist

  • Installed and configured Windows NT Workstations and Servers - creating a dual Windows and Macintosh environment
  • Administered Windows NT and Macintosh servers
  • Installed automated tape back-up systems for NT and Macintosh
  • Basic TCP/IP, ethernet network administration

World Travel 2011 - Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland
2009 - Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia
1998 - New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Denmark, Poland, Russia, Mongolia, China, Nepal
1994 - Indonesia, Thailand, Israel, Egypt, West Coast USA, British Columbia

Education University of California, Berkeley
College of Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, May 1992