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I am a test manager & a context driven tester.

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Test Lead / Test Manager at Rakuten Deutschland GmbH

March 2012 – Present
Manage a testing team, both manual and automation, including their testing activities
Manage and work with distributed testing teams
Responsible for recruiting and developing testers
Responsible for creating and implementing test strategies and procedures for multiple projects
Managed and guided teams to create automation frameworks for testing web applications and web services
Built and maintained cross team relationships with other departments
Manual testing activities (design, plan, execute, analyse results, report status)
Used various tools/frameworks to assist in testing (Git, Behat, IntelliJ IDEA, PhpStorm, Postman, Xmind, MySQLworkbench, SoapUI, browser emulators, browser development addons, VMWare vSphere Client, Jenkins)
Created test documentation specific to context (Confluence pages, mindmaps)
Manage test case management tools (TestLink, TestRail) and issue tracking tools (Jira)
Experience with Scrum and Kanban
Analytical, detail-oriented, quick thinking, great organisational skills


Online Community Coordinator at Software Testing Club

2011 – Present

QA Analyst at Bitdefender

March 2011 – February 2012

Bitdefender Total Security 2012, Bitdefender Total Security 2011, Bitdefender Safepay, Bitdefender Traffic Light

Main activities
Configure environments for testing (OS: Windows) Exploratory testing

Design tests/test plans & execute
Run automation test suites (smoke/sanity) and analyze results
Report issues
Used various tools to assist in testing (Internal automation frameworks, WireShark, Fiddler, Activity Monitor, Jira, Confluence, SVN Tortoise)


QA Engineer / QA Manager at SABS Network

June 2009 – March 2011

QA Engineer at Embarcadero Technologies, Iasi

August 2007 – June 2009

Tester at Code40 – Summer School

June 2007 – August 2007


BBST Test Design / Association for Software Testing / May 2015 to June 2015
BBST Foundations / Association for Software Testing / October 2014 to November 2014
Rapid Software Testing  / Satisfice, Inc. / March 2012
ISTQB Foundations / SEETB / May 2009


Universitatea „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” din Iasi – Master’s Degree, Business Information Systems, 2007 – 2010
Universitatea „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” din Iasi – BS, Computer Science, 2003 – 2007


Techniques for Agile Manual Testers with Matt Archer
Test Design for the Whiteboard Generation with Matt Archer
Be Creative – A Visual Testing Workshop with Andy Glover
Building Quality in With Distributed Teams with Lisa Crispin & Abby Bangser
Understanding and Testing RESTful WEb Services with Mark Wintergham
“How Much DB2 Testing Is Enough” and “DB@ – Database Administration Topics” by Martin Hubel / 2008
Database Training (Platforms – Oracle 11g, DB2 UDB 9x, Ms SQL Server 2005 and Sybase) / 2008


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