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Brianna Shade, Software Developer in Portland, OR, United States
Brianna Shade

Software Developer in Portland, OR, United States

Member since March 28, 2019
Brianna is a passionate developer who cares for her projects and gets excited about new work. Over the past 5+ years on the software configuration management team, she's learned a multitude of skills, including product deployments via Capistrano and Jenkins with AWS, testing automation with C# and Selenium Webdriver, and full-scale process automation with Ruby. She loves what she does. Programming is a puzzle, something with which she's excelled.
Brianna is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Comscore
    Ruby, Capistrano, Jenkins, AWS, C#, Git
  • Rentrak
    Ruby, Bash, Jenkins, Jira, Selenium, Git
  • Rentrak
    SQL, Bash, Excel

Experience

  • Git, 6 years
  • Java, 5 years
  • Test Automation, 5 years
  • Scrum, 5 years
  • Ruby, 4 years
  • RSpec, 3 years
  • SQL, 3 years
Portland, OR, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Mac OS, git, VS Code, Ruby

The most amazing...

...thing I've automated is a full code release system capable of handling a dozen diverse products, each with their own unique process and testing requirements.

Employment

  • Software Engineer II

    2016 - 2019
    Comscore
    • Automated test suites and deploy frameworks using tools like Ruby, Selenium Webdriver, AWS, C#, and Jenkins, reducing both human error and manual resources.
    • Supported project developers, QA specialists, and the release team, identifying areas for automation, coordinating with affected parties, and developing new suites using a Kanban workflow.
    • Researched new solutions in a constantly evolving environment to streamline code and keep it as up-to-date and error-free as possible.
    • Managed the SCM team's multi-quarter deploy automation initiative, aimed to fully automate software deployments for over a dozen products end-to-end, reducing human error and reducing necessary weekly man-hours by 75%. Developed in Ruby with integrations with Jenkins, AWS, and Capistrano.
    • Pioneered a new automation system for the QA team, providing the software for them to design their own testing suites, enabling them to increase testing coverage and reduce manual site verifications. Developed in C# with a Selenium Webdriver framework.
    Technologies: Ruby, Capistrano, Jenkins, AWS, C#, Git
  • Software Engineer

    2013 - 2016
    Rentrak
    • Reviewed pending software updates, testing new code against automated test suites and serving as a gatekeeper to ensure consistent and reliable site availability.
    • Maintained test suites and developed new test cases to keep up with constantly evolving code.
    • Coordinated with teammates, project developers, and QA specialists to support an Agile SDLC, responsible for daily and weekly deployments, emergency releases, and unforeseen code rollbacks.
    Technologies: Ruby, Bash, Jenkins, Jira, Selenium, Git
  • Systems Process Analyst

    2009 - 2013
    Rentrak
    • Worked with development teams to streamline and automate processes and bridge the gap between clients, internal users, and software engineers to ensure the most efficient use of limited resources.
    • Aided the research team to provide custom reports that better serve our clients, and created new tools to more effectively monitor the data, revealing potential issues before the customer discovered them and minimizing data impact.
    • Served as resource and leader to peers, advising on troubleshooting, actively seeking out education and teaching newly acquired techniques, and alleviating demand for management and developer involvement.
    • Monitored customer data, and researched inconsistencies to ensure accurate data for the consumer and maintain the professional integrity of the company.
    • Worked with the customer service and linear teams to promote inter-departmental integration and knowledge, supplying a well-rounded understanding of customers in all capacities.
    • Assisted with key clients to provide premium service.
    Technologies: SQL, Bash, Excel
  • Customer Support Engineer

    2008 - 2009
    Selectron Technologies
    • Worked with a team and integrated projects with multiple departments to swiftly address customer concerns, apply solutions in a timely manner, provide optimizing options, and accurately and efficiently educate the customer in unfamiliar areas.
    • Remotely supported software for county and city interactive voice response (IVR) systems, troubleshooting code bugs, programming fixes, and configuring systems tailored to each customer's needs.
    • Executed quarterly maintenance checks and updates for 200 customers to proactively detect and resolve problems before they negatively affect system functionality.
    Technologies: C#, Microsoft Windows

Experience

  • Highlander (Development)

    Fully automating software deployments for over a dozen products end-to-end via a self-contained application, including steps to notify responsible parties for approvals, running testing suites against staged code, auditing each support ticket, and deploying new code to live webservers. Reduced necessary weekly man-hours by 75%. Developed in Ruby with integrations with Jenkins, AWS, and Capistrano.

  • Testcase Builder (TCB) (Development)

    A new automation system for the QA team that allows them to design their own modular testing suites, enabling them to increase testing coverage and reduce manual site verifications. Developed in C# with a Selenium Webdriver framework.

Skills

  • Languages

    Ruby, Java, C#, SQL, JavaScript, Excel VBA, C++, XML, HTML, AWK
  • Tools

    Git, Adobe Lightroom, RSpec, Jira, Microsoft Excel, Jenkins, Vim Text Editor, Capistrano
  • Other

    Photography, Writing & Editing, Data Analysis, Bash Scripting, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Paradigms

    Test-driven Development (TDD), Test Automation, Scrum, Kanban
  • Platforms

    WordPress
  • Libraries/APIs

    Selenium WebDriver, Jira REST API
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL

Education

  • Master's degree in Computer Science
    2011 - 2014
    Portland State University - Portland, Oregon
  • Bachelor's degree in Music
    2003 - 2007
    Colorado State University - Fort Collins, Colorado
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