Ken Horovatin is a life-long learner who is curious about all things science and technology. He has been involved in the computer and technology industries his entire career.
Diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology, 1980
Created automated test scripts for the company's drill rig instrumentation products.
Maintained and extended the in-house test automation framework.
Created and deployed a RESTful web API and database for storing and reporting test automation results using Grails and MySQL.
Performed performance testing of the company's upgraded JD Edwards, Primavera and Maximo applications using HP Performance Center and HP LoadRunner.
Developed test automation scripts using HP QuickTest Professional on HP Quality Center.
Performed manual testing of various applications in the organization's Information Systems portfolio.
Formed a company to provide professional software testing and test automation services to industry in Calgary, Alberta.
Expanded to provide expert human resources services and custom salary surveys to Alberta municipalities and businesses in 2018.
Created customized salary surveys for municipalities and municipal organizations in Southern and Central Alberta.
Gathered, cleaned, and analyzed data to produce reports for survey participants and subscribers using R (RStudio) and Excel.
Managed a team of testers working on the next generation of management systems.
Performed staff assignment, scheduling, hiring and performance reviews.
Acted as the test team representative in project planning sessions.
Managed external contractors providing performance testing services.
Tested and reported on the quality of the company's proprietary high-quality, low-bandwidth video encoder.
Introduced pragmatic test practices to an Agile software development environment. Lead tester of the company's leading edge video compression software.
Worked closely with developers, business analysts and other stakeholders to ensure testing met their needs.
Performed manual and automation-assisted testing of the organization's custom electricity market management software.
Reviewed and revised test plans, test cases and test progress reporting systems.
Responsible for performance tests of an enterprise-wide upgrade of their Oracle database systems.
Managed a geographically dispersed team of Software QA Engineers testing multiple products to provide timely feedback to project and product management.
Responsible for staff assignment, scheduling and performance reviews.
Implemented test platform virtualization, a change that significantly increased the efficiency and productivity of the software test team using fewer resources.
Developed and maintained test plans, test cases, checklists and procedures that enabled the test team to find important software bugs quickly and efficiently.
Online Courses and Certificates
Installed and configured the Robot Framework test automation tool, including libraries.
Wrote and executed test automation scripts using Robot Framework and libraries such as Selenium Webdriver and Squish. Created Robot Framework keywords to implement the tests, and wrote tests using Robot Framework's version of the BDD Gherkin syntax.
Explored using the Python language to automate tasks including generating and updating Excel spreadsheets, crawling websites to pull information, parsing PDF and Word documents, sending email notifications, and controlling the mouse and keyboard.
Used Python's debugging tools to find bugs in script code.