Mark Valecko

  • Software Test Engineer at Cel-Fi by Nextivity
  • San Diego, California, United States
  • Telecommunications

Previous positions

  • Junior Software Test Engineer at Cel-Fi by Nextivity
  • Senior Event Technology Specialist at PSAV

Education

Grantham University, Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Science

Background

Summary

Experienced in end to end testing of IoT devices and their Web or Mobile App counterparts. Write test procedures for black-box testing, developed test scripts (in python), scheduled test activities, prepared test plans. 9 years of experience working in a high pressure, fast-paced, tech industry, where part of my responsibilities included project management, managing networks, troubleshooting within extreme timelines, designing and documenting new hardware and software systems.

Experience

  • Software Test Engineer

    Cel-Fi by Nextivity

    September 2019 – Present(1 month)Greater San Diego Area

  • Junior Software Test Engineer

    Cel-Fi by Nextivity

    April 2018 – September 2019(1 year 5 months)Greater San Diego Area

  • Senior Event Technology Specialist

    PSAV

    January 2014 – April 2018(4 years 3 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Drafted detailed design objectives and developed architectural and system design documents. Analyzed requirements and used systematic approaches to implement and document the tasks. Recommended and executed plans to improve development tools and processes. Oversaw deployment, configuration and documentation procedures. Resolved customer issues by establishing workarounds and solutions and by debugging and creating defect fixes. Designed and implemented physical and virtual network architectures. Produced an average of 2 quick prototypes and proof of concepts each week. Successfully led key projects that resulted in repeat high profile clients.

  • Technician – Lead Technician

    Swank Audio Visuals

    September 2008 – December 2013(5 years 3 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Worked under strict deadlines and responded to service requests and emergency call-outs. Provided on-site training. Created Show designs. Ran successful teams. Maintained and operated equipment.

Education

  • Grantham University

    Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Science

    2014 – 2018

    The objective of the Computer Science degree program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to enter the workforce and advance as professional software engineers, developers and system analysts. Required coursework builds a foundation and broad base of skills in programming, databases and systems analysis and design.

Languages

  • English

Projects

  • Lighting Toolset Website (HTML/CSS/JavaScript)

    September 2015

    This is a lightweight, cross-platform, website I developed to aid the design and construction of stage lighting systems. The sites minimalist design allows the tools to be accessed via computer, tablet or smartphone with nominal connectivity.

    Team Members (1):
    • Mark Valecko
  • Garage Parking Light (C++)

    September 2017

    I created the Garage Parking Light to make parking in my garage easier. It consists of a traffic light wired to a Particle Photon control board that is attached to an ultrasonic sensor. The connectors are mounted to the hardware using brackets that were 3D printed with models I drew in Solidworks. I use the sensor to measure the distance between my car and the wall. I use the traffic light to let me know if I’m clear (Green light) getting close (yellow light), or when to stop (red light). It will flash yellow if the sensor does not see my vehicle. When I am close to hitting the wall the red light will flash.

    Team Members (1):
    • Mark Valecko
  • MPG Tracking Hybrid Mobile App (JavaScript/Angular/Ionic/Firebase)

    June 2018

    MPG Tracker is a hybrid mobile app that tracks the fuel economy of your vehicle. The app was built using the Ionic framework and the data is saved using Google’s Firebase.

    Team Members (1):
    • Mark Valecko
  • Video Scanner (Python/Bash)

    November 2018

    Video Scanner is a simple script that validates all video files within a directory. The script uses ffmpeg to scan video files to look for any encoding errors. When a file with an error is found the file and error are logged into a text file.

    Team Members (1):
    • Mark Valecko

Skills & Expertise

  • ASP.NET
  • JavaScript
  • Selenium
  • CSS
  • JIRA
  • Eclipse
  • Project Management
  • C#
  • Databases
  • Ruby
  • AJAX
  • Visual Studio
  • Python
  • System Deployment
  • Microsoft Office
  • jQuery
  • Customer Service
  • Linux
  • Troubleshooting
  • PHP
  • AngularJS
  • Github
  • Networking
  • C
  • Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP)
  • C++
  • Android
  • HTML
  • Computer Hardware
  • Hardware
  • NetBeans
  • Mac OS
  • Appium
  • Bash
  • Operating Systems
  • Java
  • SQL
  • Windows

Courses

Grantham University

  • Data Structures(CS325)
  • Systems Analysis and Design(CS336)
  • .NET Implementation(IS412)
  • Algorithm Development(CS425)
  • Systems Analysis and Design(CS336)
  • Database Design(CS371)
  • Operating Systems(CS340)
  • Web Design I(IS301)
  • Programming in C++(CS265)
  • Programming in C(CS263)
  • Database Applications(IS259)
  • Computer Networks(CS216)
  • .NET Concepts and Principles(IS212)
  • Programming in JavaScript(CS208)
  • Programming in Java(CS200)
  • Mobile Application Development(CS430)
  • Management Information Systems(IS242)
  • Programming in HTML(CS197)