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Dalibor Maric

Head of Engineering at Electronic Arts (EA)

Burnaby, CA

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Experienced Head of Engineering and domain expert with demonstrated history of building high-performing globally distributed organizations, with proven record of delivering top quality products and services on budget and time utilizing latest technologies and methodologies.

Work experience

May 2012 - Present

Electronic Arts (EA)

Head Of Engineering

As a senior member of the EA Digital Platform group, I: • Take part in setting vision and strategy for the platform • Establish processes and procedures around development, testing, ops, and program management. • Owner of engineering contracting agreements with external vendors, in partnership with our Legal department. • Take part in automating internal business workflows for delivery effectiveness and cost efficiency. • Budget annual and quarterly budget planning and allocation across people, infrastructure, tools and vendor engagements. • Technology strategy and planning for better quality, delivery effectiveness and cost effectiveness. • Build highly skilled motivated engineering organization. • Establish short- and long-term engineering strategy setting quality bar high to ensure world’s best gaming experience for our customers. • Defined standards for completeness and comprehensiveness in test coverage across entire spectrum of application, microservices and SDKs that comprise EA Digital Platform. • Created a vision for internal Automation Tools Chain to enable development, QA and Operations teams for faster, more frequent, more accurate and effective unit, functional, integration, performance and deployment testing. • Defined set of quality attributes and KPIs to measure products/services quality level, readiness, and user experience with it. Ensured monitoring and alerting system to in place to monitor our systems and report state of our products/services based on the set KPIs as well as send alerts in case actual value for any given KPI goes out of acceptable boundaries.

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Feb 2010 - Mar 2012

Vivonet

Director Of Engineering

Worked for Vivonet Inc. responsible for successful delivery of its SaaS POS system for hospitality industry. • Scaled engineering organization to support product growth serving fast-growing customer base. • Have been leading offshore teams on project basis to deliver high quality products on time. • Responsible for defining roadmaps and plans ensuring reliable, easy to use and high-quality POS system for our customers around the globe. • Partnered with major payment providers to make sure our POS supports all major credit cards • Partnered with product team on successfully completing payment processing and sales recording certifications with payment providers and government agencies. • Ensured testing team follows best practices and using adequate tools for functional and performance testing on standard POS devices including mobile. • Have been working on test virtualization by installing local in-office test lab as well as deploying Amazon virtual environments to meet our testing needs. • Architected, designed and implemented automation framework to support test automation of Vivonet web, mobile and desktop applications. • Developed data synchronization system using .NET technology to improve and automate escalation handling process Netsuite, which is our CRM solution, and our automation and test tracking and planning tools. This is windows service .Net application implemented in C# using Netsuite and Rally WSDL having MS Server 2008 database at the backend for temporary storage.

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Jul 2007 - Feb 2010

Microsoft

SDET Lead

• Successfully lead test efforts to release quality MS CRM Web, mobile and desktop solutions internationally. • Developed international test strategy and test plans as a holistic approach that benefits MS CRM test teams worldwide allowing the teams to define, agree and deliver predictable measurable quality of localised releases of MS CRM and its companion products. • Developed test vendors engagement strategy and plan defining what is expected from the vendors to be delivered, the process how they will deliver, and set the time frame for each of the deliverables. • Successfully leading/coordinating remote teams for MS Dynamics CRM International projects across multiple International sites (Republic of Ireland, Czech Republic, India and China). • Designed specs to move specific tasks to an automated environment to improve test quality and efficiencies for International testing. • Preformed test analysis of released projects to create more efficient and targeted testing for future International releases. • Successfully reduced operational costs for International service, while increasing the output, through test analysis and improved test modelling. • Determined internal test lab requirements, as well as vendor hardware and software requirements. • Handled screening, selecting and interviewing process of the new staff, always aware of Microsoft equal opportunity and anti-discrimination policies and rules. • Communicated product readiness, level of quality and test results to the project manager and\or client including the performance, scalability, reliability and security of the product. • Developed Microsoft Internal automation tool used for localization and UI verification purposes. • Developed a comprehensive and dynamic reporting solution for real time progress reporting purposes.

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May 2005 - Jun 2007

Oracle

QA Automation Lead

• Successfully lead a group of QA Analysts in an effort to test Peoplesoft/Oracle Payroll software • Provided Test Estimates for various phases of the project • Coordinated Off-shore Test Resources in Bangalore, India • Participated in creating Test Strategy and Test Plans with QA Manager and ensured that my team follows the same in everyday test engagements. • Planned, designed, developed and executed manual test cases to test Peoplesoft Payroll products through system, functional, platform, regression and functional upgrade testing. • Demonstrated a capability to identify defects through individual fix testing during every tax update, and correctly and thoroughly report it to the development team pinpointing the cause. • Planned, designed and developed testware for future releases. • Responsible for release auditing and packaging before sending it to customers. • Prepared and maintained multiple sets of MS and Oracle10g databases to support regression and individual fix testing for QA teams.

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May 2004 - Apr 2005

PeopleSoft Inc.

QA Automation Engineer

• Interpreted manual test cases into data-driven automated tests and executed them using Mercury TestDirector/Quality Center in combination with Oracle’s internal automation tool PsScript, Quick Test and WinRunner. • Have been primary person for planning, designing, developing and executing automated suites for Canadian Payroll and secondary for US Payroll. • Developed small automated test suites like Build Acceptance Testing that runs up to 30 minutes, as well as big test suites like Canadian Payroll Regression Testing that runs up to 20 consecutive hours.

Education

2002 - 2007

Bachelor's degree, Computer Science

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