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Nick Pass


Senior Consultant, KJR

Location: Canberra, Australia


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Nick Pass

Joining the Australian Government at the Department of Defence in 2004, I worked as a Developer/Systems Integrator within a self-sufficient team for 2 years before moving to Ops Support in 2006. In 2009 our organisation merged the software Ops Support teams into our development branch in order to provide cradle-to-grave support for systems.

Working alongside scrum teams whilst in Ops Support, and then within a scrum team from July 2009, I gained my CSM certification in August 2010 and I took up the role of a scrum master, promoting the use of Agile methodologies within the organisation. In January 2013 I was selected to lead the initiative to develop and integrate a testing framework and formalised testing methodologies into our development lifecycle and began my foray into software testing.

Leaving the Defence Department in November 2014, I joined a mid-sized consultancy with the aim of improving my software testing skill set. Having worked as a software tester with a number of clients, but predominantly at the end of a sequential development life cycle, I'm still passionate about promoting Agile development methodologies and am enthusiastic about helping development teams integrate Agile testing practices into their development lifecycle.

Work experience

Department of Defence, Software Test Lead
January 2013 - November 2014, Canberra, ACT, AU
Develop and integrate testing approaches into the Agile development life cycle used by the development teams.

Department of Defence, Scrum Master
July 2011 - January 2013, Canberra, ACT, AU
Scrum master working within project teams to deliver functional, relevent software to the local user community.

Department of Defence, Software Developer
February 2009 - July 2011, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Working within the software development branch to deliver and support bespoke software tools for the local user community.

Department of Defence, Acting Team Leader
February 2008 - January 2009, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Acting team leader of the Applications Support team, managing a medium-sized team of technical staff responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of the organisations bespoke software systems.

Department of Defence, Operations Support
February 2006 - February 2008, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Working within the Applications Support team, providing maintenance and enhancements for bespoke software systems.

Department of Defence, Software Developer
May 2004 - February 2006, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Junior Developer working in a small, self-sufficient team focusing on the automation of analyst workflows


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