Skills

Passion for technology

I am always eager to develop my skill set, not just when it comes to quality assurance and general testing, but also when it comes to programming. I have experience with languages like Java, as well as HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, as evidenced by my certification.

Thorough tester

I enjoy automating testing processes as well as manual exploration of different applications. I have experience with Java frameworks like TestNG and JUnit, as well as web tools like Selenium or Cucumber.

Quick learner

I can quickly adapt to new environments and thrive in challenging situations. I bring a positive attitude with me wherever I go and I want to help others with any and all challenges.

Experience

Endava

QA Automation EngineerOct, 2017 — Present


I am a Quality Assurance Automation engineer, currently working on front-end and back-end testing for a worldwide payment solutions provider.

  • Developed new and transitioned old component and component integration tests for back-end systems using Java and TestNG
  • Developed new features for the back-end testing framework alongside the software engineering team
  • Examined back-end systems for vulnerabilities and defects, such as SQL databases or ActiveMQ broker and queues
  • Developed automated tests for front-end user interface using Selenium and Cucumber
  • Organized testing efforts for improved visibility and refined existing documentation
  • Took the lead on onboarding new joiners and getting them up to speed with procedures, requirements, and tools

HSBC

QA EngineerJan, 2017 — Oct, 2017


I was a Quality Assurance engineer, responsible for testing and analyzing various internal intiatives.

  • Performed manual and automated testing for an internal web application
  • Took ownership of the quality assurance process and translated requirements into test cases that were executed manually, at first, and then automatically through the Selenium framework using the Java language
  • Conveyed test results and statistics into easy to comprehend information for stakeholders to increase confidence in the tool
  • Came up with suggestions to improve the software development lifecycle of the application, while also acting as the Scrum Master for the team of developers
  • Performed data analysis and reconciliation for other financial tools developed internally

HSBC

Technical WriterSep, 2016 — Oct, 2017


I was a technical writer responsible for internal documentation and training author for different initiatives in the large bank.

  • Wrote technical documentation for internal financial systems used by HSBC
  • Acted as the bridge between users and the development teams inside HSBC to ensure that the functional and technical documents satisfy and exceed all standards and expectations
  • Created and delivered training courses and knowledge workshops for colleagues both locally and throughout Europe on a variety of topics, such as technical and soft skills
  • Organized existing documentation and resources found in tools like Confluence or JIRA
  • Operated as local onboarding manager for all new joiners to ensure that they are up to speed and ready for deployment as soon as possible

Misys Financial Software

Associate Technical WriterNov, 2015 — Sep, 2016


I acted as a technical writer responsible for many different financial software products developed by Misys.

  • Developed, wrote and maintained end-user, system administration, and developer documentation using tools like Adobe FrameMaker or Microsoft Word
  • Maintained Online Help portals, while creating new tutorials and release notes using tools like Adobe RoboHelp
  • Interacted with different teams across Misys to ensure user needs are met and surpassed with all releases
  • Improved the internal strategy of documentation development and came up with new strategic objectives for the department's development
  • Ensured client satisfaction through continuous professional development by understanding the product functionality using interviews with matter experts and personal experience

Softpedia

Games EditorAug, 2010 — Oct, 2015


I worked as a news editor for Softpedia's Games section, covering everything that happened in interactive entertainment.

  • Documented events in the gaming industry and wrote comprehensive articles about them, their impact, and their possible repercussions on the regular gamer
  • Developed the quality standards of the articles written and published on Softpedia
  • Played, reviewed, and documented both important triple-A games but also titles developed by independent studios and teams
  • Developed and improved the social media presence of Softpedia's Games division across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and many other networks
  • Recorded, edited, and uploaded videos using Adobe Premiere, while optimizing, enhancing, and retouching photos and images with Adobe Photoshop

Projects

JavaScript 30

Student2017


Completed the JavaScript 30 course by Wes Bos. Created 30 different websites using simple JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. View all the pages at this link.

API Documentation with Swagger UI

Developer & Technical Writer2017


Documented a free API using the Swagger specification and Swagger UI template. Performed all necessary tweaks and writing. View it at this link.

Recognition

Front End Developer

• 2017

Earned the Front End Developer certification from freeCodeCamp. View my projects at this link.

Foundation Level Certified Tester

• 2017

Successfully completed the Foundation Level Certified Tester examination organized by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB).

Education

Spiru Haret University

Bachelor's (Licence) Degree2008 — 2011

Specialized and graudated in Sociology

Stefan Odobleja Theoretical High School

High School Degree2004 — 2008

Specialized and graduated in Mathematics and Computer Science