Ms. Dreisbach has over 25 years of professional experience. Her experience includes software testing and writing and executing formal software test procedures. She has developed automated GUI tests for Java/SWT applications using QF-Test software. Additionally, she has experience in software configuration management in a distributed software development environment. Her
experience also includes interpreting scientific user design
requirements for software developers in a Linux client/server software
Developed technique for remote viewing of AWIPS II application.
Introduced automated testing using QF-Test into the AWIPS II project.
Familiarity with Java, Python, Perl, SQL Linux, Windows, DOS,
AWIPS II, AWIPS D2D, GFE,
QF-Test Automated Test Tool
Staff Software Engineer, 10/2015 to CurrentENSCO - Boulder, COMs.
Dreisbach is currently supports software testing, test plan development and automated
testing for the AWIPS project in the ASE. In this capacity, she performs software
testing on AWIPS I and AWIPS II software builds under development as part of
the AWIPS SWIT test team. She develops both automated and manual test plan
procedures and participates in System Acceptance testing (SyAT) for each AWIPS
release. Ms. Dreisbach developed a
method for remote display of the AWIPS II software. This method has been used by the NCF, ASM
development team and NWS personnel to access remote test beds. Ms. Dreisbach leads the effort to convert
manual test cases to automated test cases using the QF-Test automated test
tool. Over 100 automated test cases have
now been developed and are in use currently.
Principal Systems Engineer, 01/1998 to 11/2005Northrop Grumman IT - McLean, VA
She was the AWIPS liaison to the NOAA Forecast System's Laboratory (FSL) in Boulder, CO.
She worked with NGIT, FSL and National Weather Service (NWS) management to prioritize and schedule work on new AWIPS development.
She worked with FSL management and developers to generate and maintain task breakdowns, task schedules and software development checklists, and to prioritize and schedule work on software discrepancy reports generated for current development and operational AWIPS releases.
Additionally, she provided technical support to the AWIPS Network Control Facility (NCF) operations to diagnose and solve NWS site problems, worked with FSL staff to assist with installations and troubleshooting on FSL test platforms.
Dreisbach was also responsible for AWIPS software configuration management (CM) at FSL working with developers to follow established CM procedures and to create and action change documents and check in FSL developed source code.
Senior Systems Engineer, 01/1996 to 01/1998Northrop Grumman - McLean, VA
with PRC in McLean, VA.
She was responsible for producing the detailed System Acceptance Test Plan for PRC's Advanced McIDAS Met System software.
She participated in conducting formal test procedures at the customer site and informal testing at PRC, compiling test results as needed.
She provided end to end integration testing of the Met System, a client/server based weather data analysis and display system.
She was familiar with all aspect of the system including user applications, data ingest, decoding and storage, database queries, data distribution and error logging and tracing.
She assisted developers with requirement and design interpretation.
She supported developers in testing applications and provided detailed software problem reports.
She was interfaced with the customer to communicate usability issues to the Met System developers.
She worked with the customer to determine if the delivered applications met practical operational requirements.
Senior Scientist, 01/1994 to 01/1996Hughes - Landover, MD.
She was the science team lead for the Earth Observation System (EOS) Information Management System (IMS) Science and Operations Team.
She organized and defined activities and priorities for a science and operations staff of six.
She defined science requirements and provided scientific user input for the design and development of a client/server based Earth science data search and order GUI and WWW client.
She coordinated operational maintenance of client support files, including maintaining operational scripts used for processing files.
Dreisbach provided presentation and system demonstrations at scientific conferences; established and performed system tests; provided science requirements definition and interpretation; created/reviewed system documentation and promotional materials.
She coordinated maintenance and processing of a Software Modification Request database.
She analyzed and identified Earth science metadata/information for use in the IMS client, established and maintained a common set of terminology and formats for presentation of information across archives and defined a common set of guidelines and policies to maintain established information and formats.
She established and led a distributed team responsible for coordinating metadata content from multiple data centers.
Also throughout this project she maintained and enhanced the IMS home page and additional pages.
She converted key system documentation to HTML format and created and maintained an HTML-based IMS system tutorial.
Associate Researcher, 01/1989 to 01/1994Universities Space Research Association Marshall Space Flight Center MSFC - Huntsville, AL.
She established the Earth Observing System (EOS) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) user support office at MSFC.
Activities included coordinating data retrieval from NASA and NOAA sources for 150 scientists worldwide.
She assisted and instructed scientists in using Internet resources (e-mail, ftp, telnet, gopher, WWW, NCSA Mosaic).
She created informational and promotional materials and graphics.
She provided software development team with design requirements for an operational data order tracking system.
Dreisbach provided user support for scientists involved with the WetNet project, an EOS prototype Earth Sciences and Applications Data Systems project facilitating scientific research worldwide.
The WetNet software was based on customized versions of the McIDAS-X and McIDAS-OS/2 software.
Activities included assisting project scientists with hardware and software problems, user training, documentation, database development and providing design input for software development.
In addition she provided computer hardware, software and network support for the local USRA office.
Planned and set up a local area network for 15 people.
M.S:Meteorology,1988University of Wisconsin - Madison, WIMeteorology
B.S:Meteorology,1985The Pennsylvania State University - State College, PAMeteorology
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