Alexander Chaves, Quality Assurance (QA) Developer in Málaga, Spain
Alexander Chaves

Quality Assurance (QA) Developer in Málaga, Spain

Member since July 31, 2021
With a master's degree in computer science, Alex is a seasoned computer engineer working in QA roles since 2007. As a natural leader, he has thrived at managing QA teams since 2014, frequently performing as a Scrum Master. Besides being a great team player, Alex can also work efficiently in the technical field related to manual and automation testing, including functional, performance, and integration testing.
Alexander is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Málaga, Spain

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Java, Selenium, TestNG, Maven, Postman, Apache JMeter, Git, Jenkins

The most amazing...

...project I've created from scratch is an automation framework for functional testing, integrating it into the continuous integration process.

Employment

  • QA Lead

    2020 - PRESENT
    Curantis Solutions
    • Defined the standards for the creation of test cases and test plans using Zephyr as the test management tool.
    • Created and maintained a functional automation framework using Katalon, Groovy, and Java.
    • Built an API automation framework that validates the integration tests between different modules of the application with Postman.
    • Led the releases, defining which modules must be tested before certifying that each environment is working as expected and ready for deployment.
    Technologies: Katalon, Postman, Jira, Java, Selenium, Quality Assurance (QA), QA Automation
  • Senior Automation Engineer | Scrum Master

    2019 - 2021
    EPAM Systems
    • Set up a QA team of eight engineers with different levels of responsibility, including automation, performance, and manual testing.
    • Maintained an automation framework in .NET that was continuously running on Microsoft Azure as part of the continuous integration process.
    • Created and executed integration testing using Postman.
    Technologies: .NET, Apache JMeter, Java, Selenium
  • Senior Scrum Master

    2018 - 2019
    Gorilla Logic
    • Owned the delivery and coordination of four different teams that release products for several mobile platforms, including Roku, iOS, tvOS, Android, and AndroidTV.
    • Coordinated and led projects groups to achieve specific project milestones and deliverables.
    • Executed all the scrum ceremonies and removed blockers for the team members.
    Technologies: Scrum, Roku, Apple TV, Android, iOS
  • QA Senior Engineer | Tech Lead

    2014 - 2018
    Globalnow
    • Spearheaded the process definition and aligned it with agile methodologies like Scrum.
    • Designed, developed, and executed automated and manual test cases using open-source tools like Java, Maven, TestNG, JUnit, and Postman.
    • Defined the continuous integration process in the cloud using Jenkins as a tool.
    Technologies: Java, Selenium, Ranorex, Apache JMeter, iOS, Android, Jenkins, QA Automation, Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Hardware Verification Engineer

    2011 - 2014
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    • Developed an entire hardware automation framework for testing with Specman and testing Verilog designs.
    • Built an API framework for the interaction of high-level software with lower levels of software using C.
    • Implemented the hardware automation tests on E language.
    Technologies: Specman, C
  • Junior QA

    2009 - 2011
    Testing Software
    • Created manual test cases and performed their execution using open-source tools such as Testopia.
    • Built, maintained, and executed test cases using Selenium and JUnit for software related to network management.
    • Developed, monitored, and ran automated test cases for a lending online platform using Selenium and JUnit.
    Technologies: Selenium, Java, Manual Software Testing
  • Junior QA

    2007 - 2009
    La Jolla Gaming
    • Created the automation framework using TestComplete for a gambling application.
    • Performed manual testing over a different set of applications to guarantee that the software was working as expected.
    • Executed regression tests to certify the product releases from the QA side.
    Technologies: Testing, C#, Manual Testing

Experience

  • Java Automation Template
    https://tinyurl.com/x46ckya9

    This automation framework built from scratch used the minimum amount of components of every typical automation project.

    The project is already able to work with the page object pattern, generate HTML reports, attach screenshots in case of errors, and enable grid execution and docker if required.

Skills

  • Languages

    Java, C, C#
  • Frameworks

    Selenium, TestNG, Ranorex, .NET
  • Tools

    Postman, Git, Katalon, Maven, Apache JMeter, Jenkins, Jira, Specman
  • Paradigms

    Agile, Scrum, Testing, Manual Testing
  • Platforms

    Web, Apple TV, Android, iOS
  • Other

    Quality Assurance (QA), QA Automation, Objects, Patterns, PI Planning, Algorithms, UX, A/B Testing, Accessible Design, Roku, Manual Software Testing

Education

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science
    2014 - 2016
    Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica - Cartago
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering
    2006 - 2010
    Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica - Cartago

Certifications

  • Certified SAFe 4 Agilist
    JANUARY 2019 - PRESENT
    Scaled Agile
  • Scrum Master
    JUNE 2015 - PRESENT
    Scrum Alliance

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