Wendy Zou

  • Project Coordinator and Software QA Lead at Kindle Beyond
  • San Diego, California, United States
  • Computer Software

Previous positions

  • Senior Software Engineer at Oracle
  • Software Testing Engineer Contractor at Sony


San Diego State University, MS, Computer science



Recognized as an effective and detail oriented problem solver, committed to project deadlines, who improves software quality and reduces software development and testing time through extensive background in full software development lifecycle and test automation


  • Project Coordinator and Sr. Software QA Engineer

    Kindle Beyond

    May 2018 – Present(1 year 5 months)San Diego

    * Project coordinator for server-side and mobile application development. Acting as a liaison between the product management and development teams to ensure project objectives and schedules are met. * Responsible for test plan and test case creation in Jira and coordinating the test plan execution with the development and QA teams. * Utilize my strong analytical and debugging skills to diagnose complicated issues and implement and test solutions. * iOS App Release Management – Responsible for managing the App Store Connect account, and building and deploying the iOS app to the App Store

  • Senior Software Engineer


    December 2011 – October 2017(5 years 10 months)Greater San Diego Area

    * Reduced testing time 80% and eliminated all manual test steps by developing end-to-end software automation test suites for Sparc M7, S7 and M8 servers. * Contributed to complete test cycle development by defining test requirements, writing test plans and test specifications, developing automation software and executing tests. * Enhanced capabilities of post-testing validation significantly by leading development of comprehensive validation library. * Resolved issues by proactively communicating with developers, prioritizing testing, and determining product-stopper issues

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  • Software Testing Engineer Contractor


    December 1997 – December 2011(14 years)Sony Electronics, San Diego, CA

    Senior Software Test Engineer 2011 * Led Test Engineers for 3rd-party Android applications submitted to sonydeveloper.com for Sony’s Android TV platform certification by providing project oversight and direction. * Certified 20+ Android TV applications successfully by creating test plans and test cases and performing testing of submitted applications. * Ensured quick turn-around by effectively communicating with 3rd-party developers, writing test reports and providing feedback. * Improved testing efficiency and enhanced test tool software by designing and coding new feature that read and graphically displayed test data using Java Swing. Senior Embedded Software Engineer 1997 – 2009 * Enhanced Sony TV audio quality by designing, implementing and testing graphic equalizer, surround mode and other audio processing functions. * Provided support to Latin TV market by extending Sony’s US Digital TV model software. * Facilitated launch of Sony’s 1st-generation HDTV by designing, implementing and testing embedded software. Oversaw User Experience Manager (UEM) module that handled all communication between digital decoder microprocessor and main TV microprocessor. * Continued support of Sony’s 2nd-generation HDTV by developing TV event manager in C++ to handle events such as remote control key input, tuning status, and memory stick insertion. Wrote Graphical User Interface (GUI) manager that handled volume, screen mode, and other direct remote control key events, and rendered appropriate graphics on display. * Helped further product development of Sony’s analog TVs by porting/enhancing several features including memory stick interface that enabled photo viewing application, channel banner On Screen Display and service mode display.


  • San Diego State University

    MS, Computer science


  • English

    Professional working proficiency

  • Chinese

    Native or bilingual proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Spring Framework
  • Perl
  • JIRA
  • Unix
  • Embedded Software
  • Python
  • Test Automation
  • Embedded Systems
  • Github
  • Hibernate
  • Debugging
  • Problem Solving
  • MySQL
  • Testing
  • Software Development