View Dan Schwimmer's profile on LinkedIn


KNOWLEDGE BASE: (with varying degrees of experience)

Visual Studio's TFS
(Automated Webtests & Defect Tracking)

Windows-based Computers

HTML

HP Quick Test Pro

Macintosh Computers

SDLC

Rational Clear Quest

Rational Requisite Pro

Microsoft SQL

EXPERIENCE:



qrcode
Emmis Interactive, Chicago, Illinois
QA Analyst (October 2008 - present)

Responsible for ensuring the quality of our interactive web design application called BaseStation®, which is supported on multiple browsers on both Mac and PC platforms. Our primary customers are radio stations around the US and Canada, but also include publishers, producers and authors. My main responsibilities are:
  • Executing manual tests across browsers on Macintosh and Windows-based computers
  • Troubleshooting customer and in-house generated support cases
    • Using tools like Firebug, Fiddler and the Web Developer toolbar for Internet Explorer
  • Generating automated web tests in Visual Studio's Team Foundation Server
  • Running basic SQL queries to validate test results and verify database functionality
  • Working directly with developers, designers and product team members whenever necessary to better understand product enhancements and bug fixes with the goal of creating more accurate and reliable tests

Motorola, Schaumburg, Illinois
Senior Software Test Engineer (February 2006 - October 2008)
Software Test Engineer (October 2000 - February 2006)

Responsible for software testing of Microsoft Windows OS wireless client-server and web applications for police, firefighters, and emergency medical services. Additional responsibilities include coordinating test teams during cross product testing, executing expert, ad-hoc and formal test cases to ensure product quality and to ensure that all customer requirements have been met. Also responsible for writing test cases, test reports, read-me files and installer materials.

Motorola Project Highlights:


TxMessenger: Mobile Messaging Software

  • Single-handedly discovered a significant number of in-house issues once formal testing began.
  • Helped maintain zero customer-found defects reported since TxMessenger's debut in January 2000.
  • Created custom configuration that helped land multi-million dollar customer (SFFD).
  • Over the lifetime of this product, generated over 150 test scripts containing over 600 test conditions. Test scripts were written using TxMessenger proprietary scripting language.
Premier MDC: Wireless mobile data communication
  • Lead and trained new testers
  • Wrote, reviewed and executed test plans on all flavors of Windows operating systems
  • Managed product's defect tracking system (Soffront's TrackWeb)
Premier Handheld: Handheld version of Premier MDC
  • Created customer-specific configurations for use on a multitude of Windows Mobile devices (Windows CE, Pocket PC, Windows Mobile)
  • Lead Tester for Super Bowl XLI - Worked hand-in-hand with Miami-Dade PD for deployment of 10 handheld devices
  • Worked directly with customers from Henderson, NV PD and Pinellas Park, FL PD to fine-tune their custom configurations and troubleshoot any problems they encountered.
Premier Web Administration Web Reporting: Intranet-based Admin tool for Premier MDC
  • Performed expert and ad-hoc testing for limited release
  • During two test cycles, found and discovered over 30 new defects and suggested over 25 new enhancements
  • Installed and maintained Microsoft SQL, Pervasive SQL, IIS, and .NET 2.0 Framework along with several Motorola applications
  • Reviewed installation and end-user guides for accuracy and usability
  • Instrumental in the restructuring of the installation guide for a better logical flow

PremierOne Mobile: Next Generation Wireless Mobile Data Communication Solution

  • From July 2007 to October 2008, recorded over 350 defects and requested numerous enhancements that have been incorporated into the core product.

Broadview Media, Chicago, Illinois ~ April 15, 1998 - October 13, 2000

Editor

Responsible for editing various full-length programs including episodes for HGTV's “New Spaces”, a variety of corporate pieces and a series of educational programs on the Branches of Government. Used a critical eye and ear while editing in order to identify good material, bad material, glitches on source footage and continuity errors. Attention to detail was a crucial part of the job. Required to routinely be the last person to view the work before it was presented to the client.

Editing Credits:

Broadview Media, Chicago, Illinois ~ April 1996 - April 1998

Assistant Editor

As an assistant editor I did more than create Chyron graphics to suit the client's exact needs, as an assistant editor I was responsible for making sure the edit session ran smoothly. I kept everything (tapes, graphics, stills, etc...) organized so the session was never slowed down. After an edit I did just about anything else that needed to be done from filling an assortment of dub requests (1", 3/4", VHS, Betacam, BetaSP, DigiBeta, etc...) to preparing for up/downlinks via satellite or fiber optics to scanning and touching up logos using the Graphic Department's Macintosh computers. The job of an assistant editor is to be a jack of all trades and to help out whenever and wherever it is needed. I also trained all new assistant editors.


Post-Newsweek Cable, Highland Park, Illinois ~ 1989 - 1996


During my years at Post-Newsweek Cable I contributed to the production of over 65 commercials. Contributing means editing, directing, and/or writing (and the occasional voice over).


As Advertising Production Producer I was responsible for pre-production, production and post-production. This included client consultations, script writing, shooting, and editing. I worked with both 3/4" and Beta SP formats on a digital nonlinear Macintosh based ImMix VideoCube editor.


Additional Responsibilities:


As Studio Director I supervised all public access productions. Conducted classes on the use of 3/4" portable and studio equipment as well as 3/4" editing. Made sure equipment was available and in working order for those who passed these classes.  Updated advertising commercial reels for local commercial insertion. Assisted with the production of commercials and various local origination programs.


As Production Assistant I was responsible for shooting and editing various local commercials. I assisted in the productions of local origination programs and I was also responsible for master control in the headend for 10 educational, governmental and local access channels.

Produced a 30 minute monthly show called The Movie Informant.
(I was the writer, director, editor & host)

 
Produced the show "Whodunit at Scotland Yard?" in 1992. A program about mystery books and their authors. One of the first authors I taped was Eugene "Guy" Izzi. The night of the shoot I was warned that Guy Izzi had received death threats, but I chose to go anyway. Months after his death in late 1996, producers from DATELINE NBC tracked me and my show down and used excerpts from my show in their story that aired on July 7, 1997, about Guy Izzi's unusual death. DATELINE NBC referred to my footage as the last known footage of Guy Izzi.


As a Freelancer I worked on a crew that taped high school football games on 3/4" remote-studio equipment. I worked as camera operator and electronic graphics operator.



Notables:

Security Clearance:

US Citizen. Fingerprinted and background checked by Illinois State Police for access to FBI National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database access.


Education:

B.A. in Telecommunications, Indiana University, May 1989



Click icon below to return to Schwim.com