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October 18, 2005


Ramin Amini
To further my career in computer software with a position that utilizes my existing skills and provides opportunities to enhance my career goals and advance my technical knowledge.

Professional Experience

October 2007 - Present      Yahoo Inc.
Senior QA Engineer
- White box testing and automation on the following products:
-- Y! Toolbars
-- My Yahoo!

August 2005- October 2007 Ask.com (IAC Search & Media)
Senior QA Software Engineer
-Test Development and Automation
--Ask Desktop Search and Toolbars

March 2003- August 2005 Linport LLC San Jose, CA
Software Engineer
-Member of engineering team responsible for the design and development of power management software for Linux portable machines.
Responsibilities include:
--Design, debug and test applications, analyze performance and provide quality assurance for multiple environments, including word processing, games and multimedia interactions.
--Execute load testing and benchmarks, write test scripts for automated testing, and troubleshoot performance problems.
--Create test plans, maintain the test environment, write test scripts, document issues and test user interface and functionality.

1997- March 2003 Phoenix Technologies, Ltd. San Jose, CA
Senior Engineer
--Member of Firmware Platforms and Appliance Products Engineering team, responsible for a Visual Basic program called FirstView Designer that created graphical user interfaces (GUI) for a Linux-based Internet browser. Also responsible for the back-end customization of the C++/Java browser code.
--Designed and developed FirstWare Builder and FirstWare CD Recovery, two utilities written in C++, C and Assembly language which created and duplicated HPA's (Host Protected Areas) on Hard Disks allowing for data storage and installation of applications in the protected areas.
--Developed and maintained Psetup (PARTIES setup utility) for Protected Area Run Time Interface Extension Services.
--Performed code reviews and added new features to PCDIAG, a Phoenix system diagnostic program written in C++.
--Developed and maintained Phdisk for DOS a Phoenix utility that created a Save-to-Disk partition or file on Hard Disks. Also maintained the Windows version of that product.
--Developed and designed the Intranet site for Phoenix San Jose Product Development team.
--Wrote various white papers and performed scientific research including a research in 1998 on CPU throttling and its impact on the battery consumption of laptops.
--Performed power management benchmarks on various laptops such as Toshiba, Fujitsu and Hitachi.
--Evaluated capabilities of Phoenix ACPI BIOS and other Phoenix products to extend battery life in different OS environments (Windows 98, 95& NT).
--Developed and wrote test scripts to execute test strategies. Presented test methodology to Engineering and Marketing Managers and performed statistical analysis of tests and procedures.

1996-1997 Global Home Inc. Los Angeles, CA
Database Administrator
--Analyzed, developed and maintained marketing/accounting databases using SQL systems.
--Maintained local and wide area networks including related software and hardware.
--Trained staff on PC applications, problem recognition & diagnostics.

1994-1996 Tissurama Industries, Inc. Los Angeles, CA
System Administrator
--Analyzed & implemented computer systems to support the database, networking, and business applications.
--Provided product support to user groups involved in implementation of the new applications.
--Maintained computer software and hardware.

1999-2002 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
BSCS, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
1987-1991 National University of Tehran
B.A., Bachelor of Arts in English Literature

Web design and creative writing.

Available upon request.

October 18, 2005 12:50 PM

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