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About Timothy Cope

More than 13 years of programming and quality assurance experience.
Experience in Agency, Enterprise, Government, and Start-up.
Support projects with millions of users and billions in transactions.

Tim Cope ensures that quality standards are met during production. Using a developer mindset he performs functional and non-functional tests. He also wears an End-User hat as an advocate for the customer.

Tim is backed by years of hardware and software quality assurance as well as some education in Computer Science. His experience spans a multitude of environments and programming languages. This allows him to not only test, but to also automate tests and deployments.

In his free time, Tim works on side projects to learn more programming languages or just to brush up. At home, he enjoys spending time with his family; playing games, bicycling, and traveling.

Development Stack History


API

Big Fish Games (2021 – Present)

  • Postman and Newman Test Automation
  • Unit test source, E2E test deliverable

Testery (2021 – 2021)

  • Develop custom solutions for clients
  • Consult and coach on best practices

CDC (2019 – 2021)

  • Coded MS Dynamics 365 api helpers in C#
  • Validate requests seen in dev tools

USDA (2019 – 2020)

  • GraphQL back-end tested using Postman and JMeter
  • Tests setup in Azure DevOps pipeline

Allegion (2019 – 2019)

  • Cucumber tests for mobile and web apis
  • Validated CocoaPod, Maven, and Nuget

CMS (2018 – 2019)

  • Tested compiled exe that handled batch ETL
  • Automated download, unzip, and processing

Starz (2016 – 2018)

  • C# + NUnit framework and tests for backend services
  • Used POSTman to debug while developing tests

Spire (2014 – 2016)

  • PowerShell + CSV test script allowed rapid development
  • JMeter and Telerik for Load Testing

ICM (2013 – 2014)

  • C# Custom coded steps in Telerik Test Studio
  • Wrote a POSTMan-like WPF app to test DLL

ShopAtHome (2012 – 2013)

  • Fiddler to record and inspect network traffic
  • Validated requests against a SQL database

Mobile

Big Fish Games (2021 – Present)

  • Native, Hybrid, and Unity based apps
  • Automate tests and their execution

Testery (2021 – 2021)

  • Develop custom solutions for clients
  • Consult and coach on best practices

CDC (2019 – 2021)

  • Provided support for Windows Platform app
  • Prepared a WinAppDriver Proof of Concept

USDA (2019 – 2020)

  • React Native tested with Jest+Appium+Cucumber
  • App uses BLE and has offline support

Allegion (2019 – 2019)

  • SeeTest scripts for Android and iOS
  • Python + RaspberryPi for hardware tests

CMS (2018 – 2019)

  • "Look and Feel" testing on mobile browsers
  • Did discovery to find top devices and browsers

Starz (2016 – 2018)

  • C# framework and tests for Android and iOS
  • Started using Xamarin but switched to Appium

Spire (2014 – 2016)

  • Manual test of Native and Hybrid apps
  • Some exposure to Appium doing PoCs

ICM (2013 – 2014)

  • WPF app communcated with scanning devices
  • Manually tested on multiple consumer devices

ShopAtHome (2012 – 2013)
  • Manually tested mobile version of site
  • Helped develop the initial release

Web

Big Fish Games (2021 – Present)

  • Support web and desktop games
  • Automate using Selenium WebDriver

Testery (2021 – 2021)

  • Develop custom solutions for clients
  • Consult and coach on best practices

CDC (2019 – 2021)

  • C# + Selenium + Cucumber framework and tests
  • Prepared framework to use a cloud device farm

USDA (2019 – 2020)

  • React front-end tested using Jest+Selenium+Cucumber
  • Nightly test run results saved to Azure DevOps

Allegion (2019 – 2019)

  • Wrote and maintained api and site to facilitate testing
  • Wrote web frontend for the Python controlled RPi

CMS (2018 – 2019)

  • C# + Selenium framework and tests for Chrome and IE
  • Tests created from old documents and user stories

Starz (2016 – 2018)

  • C# + Selenium framework and tests for top browsers
  • Wrote a NodeJs api and site to help testers find test data

Spire (2014 – 2016)

  • Automated site regression using Telerik Test Studio
  • Wrote a Selenium IDE clone for JavaFX and Chrome

ICM (2013 – 2014)

  • Automated site regression using Telerik Test Studio
  • Reduced regression cycle from 2 weeks to 2 hours

ShopAtHome (2012 – 2013)

  • Automated site regression using Telerik Test Studio
  • Wrote custom coded steps in C# and Fiddler proxy