Dan Stewart

About Me

I am an Associate Technology Product Manager at Kaplan Professional.

After six years as a quality engineer, my role changed and I now report to a Product Manager. Her responsibility is to work with stakeholders and designers to find solutions to problems. With my development and testing experience, I can take those solutions and create tickets in Jira for the development team. I attend the Scrum events acting as the Product Owner. Before we release the solution, I conduct user acceptance testing. Post-release I create product videos, animated GIFs, and feature pages to communicate the change to all of Kaplan Professional.

Professional Experience

Kaplan Professional, Centennial, CO

2020 – Present

Title: Associate Technology Product Manager

Description: Reported to the Product Manager (PM) on the student "Home" team. Wrote Jira tickets based on the solutions from the PM to be worked on by the development team. Acted as a Product Owner on a Scrum team. Conducted user acceptance testing with stakeholders. Produced videos and feature pages to communicate the solutions to all of Kaplan Professional. Continued to support the College for Financial Planning as lead technical support and quality analyst.

College for Financial Planning, Centennial, CO

2005 – 2020

Title: 2014 – Present. Quality Engineer

Description: Established QA practices in an Agile Continuous Delivery workflow. Wrote test cases in Tricentis qTest. Manually tested both Web and Windows applications. Wrote automated tests using Java and Selenium. Contributed additional unit tests using C# for better code coverage. Performed support and maintenance development on existing applications.

Title: 2005 – 2013 Developer

Description: Created new ASP.NET MVC C# websites to replace classical ASP websites. These sites used NHibernate as the Object-Relational Mapper. Maintained and enhanced websites that used both ASP and ASP.NET C# Web forms. Added value by allowing custom branding of course content delivery system for corporate clients using CSS. Updated existing MS SQL Server data model and stored procedures to meet business needs using TSQL. Delivered a monthly Web statistics report using Google Analytics. Used Crystal Reports to deliver business intelligence reports. Mentored other team members through structured training sessions.

Indigio, Denver, CO

2004

Title: Contract Software Developer

Description: Development using ASP.NET C# on existing websites to meet business needs. Built console applications using C# to transfer files and process emails to a MS SQL Server database. Helped redesign an existing legacy ASP website.

Cadpo (now iKnowledge Solutions), Westminster, CO

2002 – 2004

Title: Software Developer / Team Leader

Description: Led a team of three developers upgrading the existing ASP i.get.it Learning Management System to ASP.NET C#. Built stored procedures with SQL for all data transactions. Normalized the existing relational database reducing it by 62%. Designed the site with CSS to make it compliant with Section 508. Provided customer service to all internal and external customers. Made the existing courseware in the system compliant with AICC.

petroWEB Inc., Denver, CO

2000 – 2002

Title: Software Developer

Description: Used AP.NET C# to access oil, water, and gas production XML data transforming it into a Web report using XSLT. Chart FX.NET was implemented to display the data graphically. Developed a classical ASP employment site for the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists. Maintained legacy ASP site interfacing with AutoDesk MapGuide plug-in.

Lipper Inc., Denver, CO

1998 – 1999

Title: Data Collection Associate

Stillwater NewsPress, Stillwater, OK

1997 – 1998

Title: Web Content Administrator

Description: Converted daily newspaper articles to HTML for publishing to the website.

Education

Western International University, Phoenix, AZ

2008 – 2012

Masters in Information Systems Engineering

4.0 GPA, tutor in Java, HTML, and JavaScript

Information Technology Institute, Denver, CO

1999 – 2000

Certificate in Applied Information Technology

Graduated valedictorian.

Completed projects in ASP, Visual Basic 6, Java, and Oracle.

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

1995 – 1998

Bachelor of Science Human Resource Management

Dean's Honor Roll 1998.

Webmaster for Human Resource Management Association.

Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK

1992 – 1994

Trinity Christian School, Stillwater, OK

1988 – 1992

High School Degree

Graduated valedictorian.

Tutor in math and science.

Professional Organizations

Product Management Denver

Certifications

Microsoft Certified Application Developer

Volunteer

i9 Sports

2018 – Present

Soccer coach

Dare to Care

2015 – Present

Community volunteer