Leslie Steward - Resume

Leslie Steward 11413 NE 88th Ave, Apt 1. Kirkland, WA 98033 Email: Website: lesliesteward.com Phone: +01.206.659.1746


  1. Software Development Engineer in Test - Microsoft Xbox through Teksystems

    July 2010 - July 2011

    Description: Developed automation for Xbox.com marketplace as it transitioned through two major redesigns. Created and implemented test strategies for catalog pages, purchase flows, account creation. Trained incoming contractors and reserves team. Improved quality of a product with over a million daily visitors.

  2. Software Development Engineer in Test - Google through Quardev

    February 2008 - October 2009

    Description: Worked as an SDET vendor position creating automated and manual testing for Google Webmaster Tools. Evaluated design docs, mocks, existing features to develop test procedures. Executed procedures monthly for each release cycle. Designed, built, ran and maintained automated regression tests using Eggplant and Selenium test harnesses. Manually found regressions and new bugs. Managed issue tracking for 10+ developers, writers, UI designers. You probably use this product and I'm proud I helped make it.

  3. Software Test Engineer 2 - Microsoft through Volt

    July 2007 - January 2008

    Description: Software testing for video hardware on Windows Experience team. Executed manual tests and ran prebuilt automated tests against various video and hardware systems. Managed small cluster of machines with KVM over IP.

  4. Software Engineer - Bandersnatch Research, LLC

    August 2005 - April 2007

    Description: Built, updated, and maintained an online newspaper for the oil and gas industry. Designed and created a custom content management system for the site with ASP and Microsoft SQL Server. Created and maintained database tables to store content, NYSE stock data, user security and settings. Built a credit card processing tool with PayPal's Payflow Pro for subscriptions to the site. Used Corda's Popchart Pro to develop unique charting system. Worked with groups and committees to develop and create new products or techniques to increase efficiency in company. Did basically everything that involved a computer.

  5. Website Developer - Northwest Digital Design

    June 2004 - September 2005

    Description: Developed secure online reservation system for a cabin rental service. Tested usability, validity of data, and quality of code. Worked with graphic designers to develop functional web service. Coding work included PHP, MySQL, Javascript, CSS, and SSL.

  6. Website Developer Volunteer - Fullspeed Comics

    September 2004 - September 2005

    Description: Redesigned the website to incorporate an online inventory. Created MySQL tables to hold inventory, sales, and news information that are accessed with PHP. Updated online ordering system to allow for multiple categories of products.

  7. Ranchhand - Sarah Faith Ranch

    March 2005 - May 2005

    Description: Non-technical. Helped maintain 11,000 acre ranch. Build cattle fence, corner posts, deadman anchors, and gates. Fed, moved, tagged, and drove cattle. Provided support for various tasks.

  8. Website Developer - Western Heritage Inn

    November 2004

    Description: Created a simple html website used for promotion of the inn. Incorporated fast loading images, minimal code and simple cascading stylesheets.

  9. Lawn Maintenance, Sprinkler Repair - Great Northern Property Services, LLC

    June 2004 - August 2004

    Description: Non-technical. Maintained Lawn for over a dozen commercial properties and a dozen residential properties. Diagnosed and repaired commercial and residential sprinkler systems.

  10. Youth Conservation Core Leader - United States Forest Service

    June 2003 - August 2003

    Description: Non-technical. Supervised five high school students in summer work program. Managed time, training, and resource allocation. Coordinated schedules and activities with different departments. Provided summaries of activities and weekly safety meetings.

  11. Sprinkler Installer - JD's Sprinkler Systems Inc.

    June 2002 - August 2002

    Description: Non-technical. Installed underground sprinkler systems. Adjusted sprays and rotors. Repaired sprinkler heads, controllers, junctions. Bought supplies from local dealers. Updated computer systems. Installed fax machine. Drove trucks.

  12. Forestry Technician - United States Forest Service

    June 2001 - August 2001

    Description: Non-technical. Operated chain saws, ATVs, backpack sprayers, and truck mounted weed sprayers. Completed timesheets weekly for all four crew members on the USFS computer system. Attended first aid, CPR, defensive driving, chainsaw, ATV, and fire fighting training. Fought the Donkey Fire in Northwest Montana for 2 days.


  1. Montana State University - Bozeman Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
    Graduated May 7, 2005
  2. Flathead Valley Community College Undergraduate classes during high school.
  3. Other Experience

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