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     Date Submitted:28-10-2011
     Last Modified:30-10-2011 (01:27)
    Job information
     Current job:Software Quality Assurance Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsRequirements gathering/analysis - Functional specifications - Stakeholder management - Process mapping/reengineering - gap analysis - Quality Assurance - Safety - Project Management - Business Analyst - Usability - Research
    CV

    Nationality

    Portuguese

     

    Qualification

    M.Sc. Informatics Engineering, specialised in Information Systems

    University of Lisbon, Faculty of Science, Portugal

    Summary

    I am a motivated Software Engineer with more than 2 years of commercial working experience in Business Analysis and Systems Quality and Safety Assurance. I am interested in making the bridge between technical/operational teams, management and clients, helping to deliver high quality systems that are in conformity with user requirements, standards and international regulations. I am currently working in the quality assurance area in the systems department of the Portuguese Air Traffic Control service provider and i'am looking for a position that allows me to face new challenges and evolve professionally.

    Professional skills

    Business Analysis

    Requirements gathering and analysis

    Produce functional specifications

    Stakeholder management

    Process mapping/reengineering and gap analysis

    Form the bridge between the technical layer, management and stakeholders

    Quality & Safety Assurance         

    Perform quality/conformity reviews

    Perform System Safety reviews

    Manage change and conflicts

    Promote standard methodologies

    Create document templates, document best practices and lessons learned

    Project Management     

    Coordinate and facilitate meetings

     Apply agile methodologies

    Plan and follow project activities and timelines

    Tools                           

    Enterprise Architect, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project, Prince2, Eclipse, MySQL/Oracle Workbench

     

    Work experience

    NAV Portugal E.P.E, Portuguese ATC                               09/2009 - Present

    Role:  Software Engineer

    Working in the quality assurance area, I have several distinct roles but essentially I bring a new vision/methodologies to solve recurrent problems, connecting the technical team to the stakeholders and management. Some of my responsibilities are:

    • Requirements gathering and analysis (from CEOS, International entities, such as Eurocontrol, air traffic controllers, safety experts, national regulator represents)
    • Perform gap analysis
    • Translate business requirements into IT specifications
    • Reengineer the system design/development processes to be agile and ease communication, manage the implementation of those changes and all the emerging conflicts
    • Introduce new methodologies and upgrade the existing ones
    • Provide training materials and administrate trainee sessions
    • Restructure the documentation templates/guidelines to be in conformity with international standards, imposed legislation and current work procedures
    • Review documentation and perform project conformity/quality reviews
    • Coordinate the attribution of Software Assurance Levels to internal software modules according to International regulations
    • Design and implement an internationally acclaimed hazard management system Manage the integration of the developed hazard management system
    • Create test cases and test scenarios

     

    Role: Business Analyst/Project manager                             06/2006 - Present

    Since the end of my first year of college I have been working with a group of colleagues developing systems for clients we acquired over the years. Mostly I perform requirement gathering and analysis, develop system specializations and data modelling. Also, I am responsible for the client management activities and projects plan and schedule definition/management. Our main work (jKiwi) won the Portuguese Open Source Contest and has more than half a million users worldwide.

     

    Large-Scale Informatics Systems Laboratory, University of Lisbon

    Role: Human Computer Interaction Researcher                                09/2006 - 10/2010

    I was an invited researcher for a Portuguese Human Computer Interaction research group for four years. I worked in several projects focusing my attention mainly in user centred studies, requirement gathering and analysis. During the four years I also perfected my presentation and coordination skills, participating in several International meetings and helping to organize International conferences.


    Education

    M.Sc. Informatics Engineering                                    10/2008–09/2010

    University of Lisbon, Faculty of Science, Portugal

    Thesis Grade - 18 out of 20; Overall Grade - 17 out of 20

    I successfully completed my MSc degree specializing in the Information Systems area. My thesis, in Hazard Management Systems, was elaborated in cooperation with the Portuguese Air Traffic Control service provider and International entities such as EUROCONTROL. During the MSc I also attended courses ranging from project management, software quality, cooperative work, to database technologies and advanced interaction techniques. I matured my knowledge in software development methodologies and management through standards and good practices.

    B.Sc. Informatics Engineering                                    10/2005–07/2008

    University of Lisbon, Faculty of Science, Portugal

    Overall Grade - 14 out of 20

    This three year BSc mixed fields of computer science and computer engineering, as well as courses from natural sciences. Some of the topics that were covered during the course range from information systems projects, human-computer interaction to operating systems, theory of computation, programming principles and object oriented development.

    Languages

    • Portuguese (mother tongue)
    • English (proficient)
    • Spanish (independent user)
    • Romanian (independent  user)
    • German (basic user)
    • French (basic user)

    Interests

    • Learn
    • Travelling
    • Hiking
    • Photography


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