2004 Senior Tools Specialist/R&D/Xtralis Australia


High Level Tasks:

  • Fitting tools and associated processes to business needs
  • “Hard coding” business processes
  • Liaising with business stakeholders internal and external (such as contract renegotiations)
  • Managing Support interactions with vendors (such as IBM)
  • Assistance with Adelaide Product Development site (ADPRO)
  • Troubleshooting
  • Staff Training

Medium Level Tasks:

  • IBM Rational ClearCase Administration (Configuration Management)
  • IBM Rational ClearQuest Administration (Process Management)
  • IBM Rational Test Administration (Testing Infrastructure Management)
  • IBM Rational RequisitePro Administration (Requirements Management)
  • IBM Rational RoseRT UML, Mathworks Matlab Administration (Development Tool Management)
  • License Server Administration (High availability of licenses for all products)
  • Managing the Standard Operating Environment of client machines
  • Managing Integrations (Compilers, MS Office, Databases, inter-tool)
  • Intranet Administration
  • Process Documentation
  • Tools Research and Advice (i.e. investigating alternatives)

Low Level Tasks:

  • Development of tool integrations (C#, Perl, Visual Basic, Shell, Php, ClearCase triggers, batch)
  • Troubleshooting network issues
  • Database Administration (Oracle 8i, 10G2, Sybase, DB2, Access)
  • Server Administration (Solaris, Redhat Linux, Windows Server, VMware ESX Server)
  • Licensing collection and statistics
  • User account management

Senior Test Engineer


  • VesdaNet System Test: System testing of new fire protection (VLF) network interface card
  • Open HLI: System testing of High Level Interface (to VesdaNet) card updates
  • Display: System testing of display updates
  • VLx: System/Product Test Lead on new VESDA product range
  • Data Gathering: Research project into product field performance
  • Relay Card: System/Product Test on new (VLF) relay interface.