Gennie Wedekind

West Jordan, UT 84081 michewede@gmail.com

I have a professional history in Product Management, UX and Software Quality Assurance. I am accomplished in Web and Mobile Design, Automated Software Testing, and Frontend Web Development. My work is characterized by being able to create, launch, and support compelling websites and applications, while providing problem-solving solutions with strong communication and interpersonal skills.


Experience

Software QA Analyst

WCF Insurance
  • Responsible for developing and implementing test plans and testing the quality of software products while driving the software to successful release.
  • Tests applications to meet business needs and enhance program efficiency
  • Continually improves quality assurance skills, WCF Insurance business knowledge, testing techniques, communication, and customer service
  • Reviewing system requirements, writing and executing test cases, and adding value to the development process
  • Collaborates with software teams, business managers and internal customers to ensure quality software standards are met
November 2021 - Present

Product Manager & UX Designer (Freelance Position)

Seashine Financial
  • Work with PMO; help develop processes to ensure orderly, predictable execution of deliverables
  • Work with the technical product managers to ensure that UX deliverables are well defined and understood in the overall project scope
  • Foster a collaborative relationship between business managers and the UI/UX team, ensure productive engagements between the two teams
  • Worked with the executives and partners to define and create story boards and user journey maps
  • Help define the overall strategy for UI/UX, the roadmap, and business plan to achieve a best in class User Experience
July 2021 - September 2021

Product Manager & UX Designer

CaseWorthy
  • Translated business requirements into technical design documentation
  • Provided creative design solutions for new features and products
  • Determined customers' needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain requirements
  • Worked directly with developers to translate business requirements into user stories and technical requirements
  • Provided thorough and actionable specifications, workflows, user stories, and requirements, thinking through edge cases and cross-team dependencies to help the development and analyst teams deliver high-quality features.
January 2020 - July 2021

Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer

CaseWorthy
  • Implemented testing procedures and overseeing the QA process
  • Mey with the software/product designers to determine quality assurance parameters
  • Worked within a highly collaborative software development team that utilizes Agile Development methodologies
  • Responded to requests from the design team and management
August 2019 - February 2020

Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Inside Real Estate
  • Collaborated with product management, design, and development teams on the user interface, functionality, and specifications of new features
  • Created and maintain frontend automation with Ghost Inspector
  • Used Postman or various API testing and API automation
  • Created, organized, and executed a comprehensive series of manual tests for new features
  • Executed relevant use case scenarios based on how consumers will interact with our software to ensure an intuitive experience
November 2018 - August 2019

Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Willis Towers Watson
  • Drove Quality Assurance initiatives and process improvements with ETLs, application data, and various features and bugs
  • Created automated frontend tests with Selenium Webdriver and C#
  • Created and executed test cases and test runs while adhering to established software quality standards
  • Completed various API testing with Postman
  • Established and maintained a relationship with stakeholders to drive product quality perspective
September 2017 - November 2018

Software Quality Assurance Tester

Alsco
  • Provided support and training on corporate financial system to corporate executive management
  • Developed, conducted and maintained test cases unique to corporate financial system
  • Created and maintained testing documentation
  • Worked with QA team and developers to ensure all defects are properly resolved prior to deployments
  • Assistsed in post-deployment troubleshooting and troubleshooting
February 2017 - Sep 2017

Digital Marketing Strategist, Software Tester & Admin Assistant

PurePredictive (startup company)
  • Created, designed and managed company website
  • Coordinated website design and performance
  • Developed and monitor social media platform presence
  • Assisted in content creating, scheduling & response implementation
  • Administrative Support to the CEO, CFO, MSO
  • Coordinated detailed travel and oversaw those changes
August 2015 - Feb 2017

Education

PSM 1

Proffessional Certificate

University of Michigan

Specialization
User Experience (UX) Research and Design Specialization

University of Alberta

Specialization
Software Product Management Specialization

Utah Valley University

Bachelor of Science
Technology Management

Salt Lake Community College

Associate Degree
AS General Studies
AS Communication

Skills

Own the product lifecycle from initial concept to delivery. Skills include:
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Agile/Scrum Methodoligies
  • SDLC
  • UX/UI Design Lifecycle
  • Frontend Web/ Mobile Development
  • Various Software Testing Methods
  • Test-Driven Development
  • Troubleshooting & Debugging