Updated 08/19/11






Catherine B. Blanton

Plano, Texas  75025




§         To continue my career in Application and System Testing, and

§         have the opportunity to apply my skills and knowledge to a team effort on large-scale projects.




Perot Systems Corporation - February, 1991 - 2001


Senior Test Engineer - a Global Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation, Dallas, Texas


Major software development project designing a suite of applications that will manage this semiconductor, integrated circuits manufacturing process.  Team Lead with responsibilities including all aspects of Quality Assurance (QA) and the testing life cycle, development of test plans, test cases, test procedures, as well as test execution in the application areas of Reporting and Work Flow Management.  Involved in the Test Lab architecture design and preparation in both UNIX and WindowsNT environments.


Test Engineer and Team Lead - an International Banking Corporation, Basel, Switzerland


As a member of the Global Distributed Infrastructure Project (GDIP) and the Customer Migration Management Team, our focus was on creating and implementing technical solutions for GDIP and the seamless process of migrating approximately 600 applications from their multiple legacy systems to WindowsNT.  This was one of Europe’s largest client/server WindowsNT projects with an estimated 25,000 workstations being deployed.  Team Lead with responsibilities including the direction of multiple large-scale testing projects, developed and implemented team-specific policies, procedures, project plans, test methodologies, as well as requirements traceability matrices needed to create a new Customer Migration Testing Team with a staff of 8.  Managed and performed all facets of a full testing lifecycle from defining application requirements that identified critical business needs through test plan preparation and test execution, as well as results validation and reporting.


Test Engineer - a Global Telecommunications Corporation, Dallas, Texas


The Customer Certification Testing Lab (CCT) was created to support all aspects of end-user testing of programs in a production environment prior to commercial availability.  As a test engineer and program manager, I was responsible for development of test plans and test case scenarios, as well as executing negative and regression testing of Card Transportability Automation and other calling card programs.  Also worked on parallel project implementations of Network Call Redirect, and a nationwide T1 joint-venture installation project.  In addition, worked closely with management on the process of designing the CCT network architecture and facilities through complete installation of six testing laboratories.


Team Coordinator - a High-Risk Auto Insurance Corporation, Reston, Virginia


Responsibilities included supporting a team of more than 100 Associates in three different locations.  Involved with the Quality Assurance (QA) Testing Team including preparation of test plans, test cases, test procedures, test execution, problem tracking, and issue resolution. 


 Independent Contractor - Corporate Headquarters, Reston, Virginia


Miscellaneous special projects including corporate first point of contact representing the President and CEO.  Two weeks into this assignment, Perot Systems made an offer of permanent employment to commence in May, 1991.


Physician Search, Inc. - June, 1985 - February 1991


Director of Administration - a Physician Recruiting Firm, Fairfax, Virginia


In addition to supervising administrative staff and daily office operations, responsibilities included the design and implementation of office computer network, arrange purchase, maintenance and repair of all office equipment, design, organize and maintain record-keeping systems and databases.  Designed ads for “Hospital’s Magazine” and the official National Association of Physician Recruiters (NAPR) logo, as well as coordinated the entire 3rd annual NAPR convention in Tampa, Florida.


McConnell, Inc. - June, 1983 - June, 1985


Director of Administration, Fairfax, Virginia


The McLean Bank. - June, 1982 - June, 1983


Assistant to the Branch Manager, McLean, Virginia



§         TCP/IP for WindowsNT 4.0 - TeKnowlogy Education, Dallas, Texas, 1997

§         Microsoft FrontPage - New Horizons, Dallas, Texas, 1997

§         WindowsNT 4.0 Core Technologies - Comp USA, Dallas, Texas, 1997

§         Automated Testing Tools - London, UK, 1996

§         Telecommunications I & II - Collin County Community College, Plano, Texas, 1995

§         Taking the Lead Management Course - Perot Systems University, Dallas, Texas, 1995

§         Microsoft Access - New Horizons, Dallas, Texas, 1995

§         Telecommunications Self-Study Program - MCI Telecommunications, Dallas, Texas, 1994

§         American Sign Language - Northern Virginia Community College, Fairfax, Virginia, 1986

§         Medical Terminology - Northern Virginia Community College, Fairfax, Virginia, 1985

§         McLean High School - McLean, Virginia, 1981




Current knowledge on both Mac and PC platforms - iMac, IBM 486, Pentium, Pentium II MMX, Sun Sparc Station, Macintosh IIcx, Macintosh Centris 660 AV, Power Macintosh AV, CD ROM drives, External Hard Drives, Zip Drives, Modems (including ISDN), Color and B&W Printers - laser and ink jet, Cannon Color Bus, HP ScanJet IIc color scanner


Software and O/S:


Adobe Illustrator, Aldus PageMaker, Aldus Persuasion, AR Remedy, cc:Mail and cc:Mail Mobile, Calendar Maker, Canvas, Capture Utilities, Corel Draw 7, Corel Flow, Desk Scan, Emc2, FileMaker Pro, HyperCard, Internet Explorer 4.0, Lotus Organizer, Lotus Freelance Graphics, Mac OS X (Tiger and Leopard), MacDraw Pro, MacLabel Pro, MacLinkPlus, MacProject Pro, MCI Mail, Microsoft Office Professional (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access), Microsoft FrontPage 98, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Publisher 97, Microsoft NetMeeting, Netscape Communicator, NewsWatcher, Now Up-to-Date, OmniPage Professional, OrgPlus, Print Shop Premier, Quicken, QuickMail, SmartForms, Sun Solaris CDE 2.0, Suitcase, Visio Technical and Professional, Windows 3.x, Windows 95, WindowsNT 3.51 and 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Limited Exposure to UNIX, VisualWorks SmallTalk 2.5.1, Gemstone 4.1.4 and 5.1, and ENVY 3.01 in a UNIX environment








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