Alex Pavlenko, Developer in Grodno, Hrodna Region, Belarus
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Alex Pavlenko

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Quality Assurance Engineer and Developer

Location
Grodno, Hrodna Region, Belarus
Toptal Member Since
September 17, 2022

Alex is a lead quality assurance engineer and manager with over 12 years of experience in software testing. In addition to his expertise in quality assurance, Alex has worked as a scrum master and project manager on several large-scale outsourced projects. Since obtaining his bachelor's degree, Alex has been certified as a tester and test manager by ISTQB and a scrum master by Scrum.org.

Portfolio

Exadel
Manual QA, Manual Testing, UI Testing, Testing, UX Testing, Postman, Fiddler...
Exposit
Manual QA, Testing, Android, APIs, Redmine, Android Testing, Estimations...
EPAM Systems
Manual QA, Android, iOS, Crashlytics, TestFlight, Charles Proxy, HockeyApp...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Jira, Azure DevOps, Manual QA, Web App Testing, Mobile App Testing, Team Leadership, Test Cases, Quality Assurance (QA), Manual Software Testing, Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

The most amazing...

...experience I've had was as a QA Engineer, and I will do my best to make each of my projects successful.

Work Experience

QA Manager

2015 - PRESENT
Exadel
  • Led the QA testing and delivery of a web portal used by a Big 4 accounting firm for accounting, taxation, and data management.
  • Delivered a web portal for a healthcare organization in the US and Europe that handles ordering, managing, and approving requests for medications and medical devices.
  • Tested and delivered a web portal and a mobile application for managing gym and sports facilities staff and customers for a prominent US sport and fitness provider.
  • Handled the quality assurance and project delivery of a REST API service that manages local television tracking and ratings for broadcasts and cable networks after airing.
  • Contributed to the web app for US real estate news and their online newspaper service by conducting testing.
  • Set up testing processes from scratch, created test plans and reports, and discussed the testing approach with customer representatives.
  • Conducted technical interviews for quality assurance engineers, led 15-person manual and automation QA teams, mentored them when needed, and contributed to the projects as a quality assurance engineer.
  • Created thousands of test cases and performed various testing, including functional, non-functional, smoke, regression, and exploratory.
  • Coordinated and participated in presale activities, estimated a wide range of testing and other activities, and provided the customer with result demonstrations.
  • Acted as a scrum master and project manager, delivered projects, participated in estimations and planning sessions, communicated with the client, and set up the Scrum methodology and processes for new projects.
Technologies: Manual QA, Manual Testing, UI Testing, Testing, UX Testing, Postman, Fiddler, APIs, Swagger, Azure DevOps, Jira, Android, iOS, VMware Workstation, VirtualBox, SQL, Squirrel, Team Leadership, Team Mentoring, Mobile App Testing, Presales, Test Cases, Test Case Creation, Test Case Execution, Android Testing, Estimations, InVision, ISTQB, Product Demonstrations, QA Test Plan Management, Quality Assurance (QA), Leading Quality Assurance (LQA), Charles, Oracle Opera, PuTTY, WinSCP, Oracle SQL Developer, Firefox, TortoiseSVN, TortoiseGit, Selenium IDE, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Windows 10, Test Management, Subversion (SVN), XRay for Jira, TestLink, Zeplin, Azure, Confluence, Jenkins, F12 Developer Tools, Robo 3T (Robomongo), BrowserStack, Android Studio, Hybrid Apps, HIPAA Compliance, Windows, Figma, Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB, XML, JSON, CSV, WordPress, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Web App Testing, Test Reporting, Team Management, Interviewing, REST APIs, Test Planning, Scrum, Scrum Master, Localization Testing, Mobile Apps, Data Validation, PDF, Manual Software Testing, MacOS, ETL, Mobile (Tablet), Mobile UI, QA Testing, E2E Testing, GUI Testing, API Testing, Website QA, QA Leadership, Software QA, Quality Management, Quality Improvement, Quality Control (QC), Quality Auditing, Management, Demographic Data, Entertainment & Leisure, Healthcare Management Systems, Audit Testing, Machine Learning, Online Media, Interviews, Test Estimation, Project Estimation, Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Estimation & Planning, Scrum Testing, Test Analysis, System Requirements, Finance, Web Applications, eCommerce, Mobile Applications, Mobile, Google Analytics, Microsoft Clarity, Sailthru, WordPress Plugins, Regression Testing, Functional Testing, Business Analysis, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Embedded Systems, Firmware, Black Box Testing, Firmware over the Air (FOTA), Integration Testing, Best Practices, Databases, Agile, Acceptance Testing, Software Testing, Coaching, CI/CD Pipelines, Software Testing Lifecycle (STLC), Content Management Systems (CMS), Testing Strategy, Smoke Testing, OpenAI GPT-3 API, OpenAI GPT-4 API, Gutenberg Editor, Test Scenarios, Cross-browser Testing, Website Testing, TestRail, Complex Problem Solving, Analytical Thinking, End-to-end Implementation (E2E), Retail

QA Team Leader

2014 - 2015
Exposit
  • Contributed to the tool for online media solutions by testing and delivering it. The tool is used for product information, media asset, brand, workflow, and media production management.
  • Led the QA team and delivered a web-based mobile application used to quickly and inexpensively deploy online catalogs and newspapers.
  • Tested and delivered a new customer company website.
  • Collaborated on an integrated solution for an online business, including web, Android, and iOS applications, to provide partner companies with a wide range of options for managing content.
Technologies: Manual QA, Testing, Android, APIs, Redmine, Android Testing, Estimations, Team Management, Team Leadership, Mobile App Testing, Test Cases, Test Case Creation, Test Case Execution, Manual Testing, UI Testing, Quality Assurance (QA), Leading Quality Assurance (LQA), Charles, Oracle Opera, iOS, Oracle SQL Developer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Test Management, TestLink, Confluence, F12 Developer Tools, Android Studio, Native Mobile Apps, Hybrid Apps, Windows, MySQL, XML, JSON, CSV, Web App Testing, Test Reporting, Test Planning, Product Demonstrations, Team Mentoring, QA Test Plan Management, Scrum, Jira, UX Testing, Localization Testing, Mobile Apps, Data Validation, PDF, Manual Software Testing, Mobile (Tablet), Mobile UI, QA Testing, E2E Testing, GUI Testing, API Testing, Website QA, QA Leadership, Software QA, Quality Management, Quality Improvement, Quality Control (QC), Management, Interviews, Test Estimation, Project Estimation, Estimation & Planning, Test Analysis, System Requirements, Finance, Web Applications, eCommerce, Mobile Applications, Mobile, Regression Testing, Functional Testing, Business Analysis, Black Box Testing, Integration Testing, Best Practices, Agile, Software Testing, Software Testing Lifecycle (STLC), Testing Strategy, Smoke Testing, Test Scenarios, Cross-browser Testing, Website Testing, TestRail, Complex Problem Solving, Analytical Thinking

Senior QA Engineer

2012 - 2014
EPAM Systems
  • Delivered and tested native Android and iOS mobile applications, including one for watching TV and videos on mobile devices and the TV set-top box connection and management app.
  • Contributed to a Germany-based web platform that manages business processes alongside international service providers by testing and delivering the platform.
  • Completed the Bootcamp for Software Testing Engineers and CDP for Software Testing Engineers courses.
Technologies: Manual QA, Android, iOS, Crashlytics, TestFlight, Charles Proxy, HockeyApp, APIs, Estimations, Android Testing, Team Management, Team Leadership, Team Mentoring, Test Cases, Test Case Creation, Test Case Execution, Manual Testing, UI Testing, Quality Assurance (QA), Leading Quality Assurance (LQA), Charles, Oracle Opera, PuTTY, WinSCP, Oracle SQL Developer, Firefox, TortoiseSVN, TortoiseGit, Google Chrome, Test Management, Subversion (SVN), Zephyr, Confluence, F12 Developer Tools, Android Studio, Native Mobile Apps, Windows, Xcode, MySQL, XML, JSON, CSV, Web App Testing, Test Reporting, Test Planning, Product Demonstrations, Mobile App Testing, Scrum, Jira, UX Testing, Testing, Localization Testing, Mobile Apps, Data Validation, PDF, Manual Software Testing, Mobile (Tablet), Mobile UI, QA Testing, E2E Testing, GUI Testing, API Testing, Website QA, QA Leadership, Software QA, Quality Management, Quality Improvement, Quality Control (QC), Interviews, Test Estimation, Estimation & Planning, Waterfall Methodology, Test Analysis, System Requirements, Finance, Web Applications, eCommerce, Mobile Applications, Mobile, Regression Testing, Functional Testing, Business Analysis, Embedded Systems, Firmware, Black Box Testing, Firmware over the Air (FOTA), Integration Testing, Best Practices, Agile, Acceptance Testing, Software Testing, Software Testing Lifecycle (STLC), Testing Strategy, Smoke Testing, Test Scenarios, Cross-browser Testing, Website Testing, Complex Problem Solving, Analytical Thinking, Retail

QA Engineer

2011 - 2011
iTransition
  • Contributed to projects as a quality assurance engineer and co-developed on-premise and cloud software for backup, disaster recovery, secure file sync, sharing, and data access for a customer.
  • Collaborated on and delivered multiple training projects.
  • Participated in and completed manual quality assurance training.
Technologies: Manual QA, Test Case Creation, Test Case Execution, Test Reporting, Estimations, Manual Testing, UI Testing, Quality Assurance (QA), VMware, Google Chrome, F12 Developer Tools, Desktop Application Testing, Windows, CSV, Web App Testing, Test Cases, Test Planning, Product Demonstrations, Jira, UX Testing, Testing, Localization Testing, Mobile Apps, Data Validation, PDF, Manual Software Testing, QA Testing, E2E Testing, GUI Testing, Website QA, Software QA, Quality Management, Quality Control (QC), Estimation & Planning, System Requirements, Mobile Applications, Mobile, Regression Testing, Functional Testing, Best Practices, Software Testing, Software Testing Lifecycle (STLC), Smoke Testing, Test Scenarios, Cross-browser Testing, Analytical Thinking

Web Application for a Big 4 Accounting Firm

Led the QA team and created a comprehensive web portal for accounting, taxation, and data management. I mentored junior quality assurance engineers, selected the testing strategy, participated in the QA process improvement, analyzed and corrected requirements, and collaborated on planning and estimations.

Also, I collaborated with the development team on resolving issues, proposed new features to improve the application, created test cases, conducted mobile and functional testing, prepared test and use cases for business testing, and wrote support tickets. My role included communicating with stakeholders and interacting with customers over email and through status calls. I provided demonstrations to customers and stakeholders and handled weekly status and sprint result reports.

Web Application for a Healthcare Organization in USA and Europe

Built a web portal for ordering, managing, and approving requisitions of medications and medical devices. I facilitated daily scrums, sprint planning, sprint demos, and retrospective and grooming meetings for the team and maintained Scrum tools, including dashboards and backlogs.

Also, I helped the team handle issues, managed team resources, held the sprint review during sprint planning, and participated in estimations and planning. Outside the team, I handled customer email correspondence, reported to customers through weekly status reports, and communicated with stakeholders.

Web Application for a Major Sport and Fitness Provider in the USA and Central America

Contributed to the web portal and the mobile application for managing personnel and customers in gyms and other sports facilities by leading the QA team, working on testing strategies, and performing various testing. As a senior QA engineer, I mentored junior colleagues, worked with the development team to resolve issues, and participated in improving QA processes, estimation, and planning.

As part of my daily workload, I created test cases, analyzed issues, wrote trouble tickets, proposed new features to improve the application, and worked on analyzing and correcting requirements. I also handled communication with the stakeholders and customers via status calls and email and reported to customers through weekly status and sprint result reports.

REST API Service for Managing Data and Tracking Local Television Ratings at a Telecast Level in USA

Managed overnight and raw trending data and tracked live local and accumulated television ratings 24 days after broadcasts by creating a REST API service.

Working on the project, I handled creation test cases, selected the test strategy, performed functional testing, wrote support tickets, and worked with the development team to resolve issues. As part of the QA team, I participated in the QA process improvement, ran automated tests, analyzed results, and handled requirement analysis and correction.

Web Platform for Trading Information of Vehicles, Aircrafts, and Equipment for customer in Europe

Collaborated on a project whose goal was to create and support an online platform that manages business processes between suppliers and service providers across continents while being transparent and secure. The platform is used for sharing cars, aircraft, and professional equipment information.

While working on the project, I created test cases, updated the test plan, performed functional testing, analyzed issues, and wrote trouble tickets. I participated in the QA process improvement, analysis and correction of requirements, and resolving open issues with the development team.

Native Android and iOS Mobile Application for Huge Internet and TV Provider in Europe

Tested the connection and management of a TV set-top box and worked on the application for watching television and videos on mobile devices. I was involved in creating test cases and trouble tickets, resolving open issues with the development team, improving the QA process, and analyzing and correcting requirements. I conducted testing for tablets, phablets, and smartphones and mentored junior quality assurance engineers.

Redevelopment of Estate Web and Mobile Portal - A #1 Among US Websites With the Wealthiest Audience

Led the team as QA lead and scrum master. I performed functional testing, investigated the issues, communicated with the client, and proposed different improvements. Also, created trouble tickets, and worked closely with the business analyst and development team. Tested both web version and mobile versions (tablet and smartphone)

New Design for Medical Web Portals

Compared different versions of web portals, tested the new web portal design after moving it to another platform, and received feedback from the project manager. I also conducted functional, GUI, usability, and mobile testing.

Web Platform for an Online Media Tool

Performed functional testing, analyzed the issues, and wrote support tickets for an online media tool for product information, media asset, brand, workflow, and media production management. I created the test plan, cases, and reports and participated in the QA process improvement. Further, I supervised and mentored a junior QA engineer and worked with the development team to resolve open issues.

Web and Hybrid Mobile Applications

Devised solutions for an online business, including web, Android, and iOS applications and an administrative back end for providing partner companies with a wide range of content management options. The applications allow users to buy and share gift cards from various online retailers and send them emails, MMS, or messages over social media.

I handled creating test cases and trouble tickets, testing the apps on multiple devices, and resolving open issues with the development team. While working for the same company, I handled similar web and hybrid application projects, including testing a new customer company website and working on a mobile application for deploying online catalogs and newspapers.

Application for Checking Skills of QA Engineers After Training

Created tests for various testing, worked on the application creation concept, and communicated with the development team. The test application aimed to teach junior quality assurance engineers and students to perform checks and conduct various tests.

Tools

Postman, Jira, F12 Developer Tools, Confluence, Microsoft PowerPoint, Fiddler, VMware Workstation, VirtualBox, Squirrel, Crashlytics, TestFlight, Charles Proxy, InVision, Redmine, Figma, Xcode, Android Studio, Robo 3T (Robomongo), Jenkins, Zeplin, Zephyr, Subversion (SVN), TortoiseSVN, TortoiseGit, PuTTY, WinSCP, VMware, Charles, Gutenberg Editor, TestRail, BrowserStack, Microsoft Visio, IBM Rational Rose, Git, Google Analytics

Paradigms

Manual Testing, Testing, Azure DevOps, Scrum, E2E Testing, Management, Functional Testing, Best Practices, Agile, Software Testing, Acceptance Testing, HIPAA Compliance, ETL

Platforms

Windows, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Windows 7, Firefox, Android, iOS, Mobile (Tablet), Mobile, Azure, HockeyApp, WordPress, TestLink, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Oracle, Linux, Safari, MacOS

Storage

Oracle Opera, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), JSON, MySQL, Oracle SQL Developer, Data Validation, MongoDB, Databases

Other

Manual QA, UI Testing, UX Testing, Scrum Master, Mobile App Testing, QA Test Plan Management, Team Mentoring, Team Leadership, Product Demonstrations, Estimations, Presales, Test Planning, Test Cases, Test Case Creation, Interviewing, Team Management, Test Case Execution, Test Reporting, Web App Testing, Desktop Application Testing, Hybrid Apps, XRay for Jira, Test Management, Windows 10, Quality Assurance (QA), Leading Quality Assurance (LQA), Mobile Apps, Mobile UI, PDF, Manual Software Testing, QA Testing, GUI Testing, API Testing, Website QA, QA Leadership, Software QA, Quality Auditing, Quality Control (QC), Quality Improvement, Quality Management, Interviews, Test Estimation, Project Estimation, Estimation & Planning, Scrum Testing, System Requirements, Web Applications, Mobile Applications, Regression Testing, Black Box Testing, Integration Testing, Coaching, Software Testing Lifecycle (STLC), Content Management Systems (CMS), Testing Strategy, Smoke Testing, Test Scenarios, Cross-browser Testing, Website Testing, Complex Problem Solving, Analytical Thinking, End-to-end Implementation (E2E), Retail, APIs, ISTQB, Android Testing, CSV, Localization Testing, Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Test Analysis, Finance, eCommerce, CI/CD Pipelines, OpenAI GPT-3 API, OpenAI GPT-4 API, Native Mobile Apps, Selenium IDE, Demographic Data, Entertainment & Leisure, Healthcare Management Systems, Audit Testing, Machine Learning, Online Media, Waterfall Methodology, Microsoft Clarity, Sailthru, WordPress Plugins, Business Analysis, Embedded Systems, Firmware, Firmware over the Air (FOTA)

Languages

SQL, XML, UML

Frameworks

Swagger, Rational Unified Process (RUP)

Libraries/APIs

REST APIs

2007 - 2012

Bachelor's Degree in Management of Information Resources

Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Belarus - Minsk, Belarus

MARCH 2018 - PRESENT

ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager (CTAL-TM)

ISTQB

SEPTEMBER 2017 - PRESENT

Professional Scrum Master Level I (PSM I)

Scrum.org

DECEMBER 2016 - PRESENT

ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL)

ISTQB

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