Damien Cucuzza, Quality Assurance Developer in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Damien Cucuzza

Quality Assurance Developer in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Member since November 20, 2018
Damien has been in the testing industry for over 15 years. He has worked on automation through to performance and failover testing. He has a development background bringing a strong technology skillset to the table. Having built multiple frameworks from scratch to optimizing existing frameworks for customers, he enjoys learning new things and new ways of optimizing code.
Damien is now available for hire




Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



Preferred Environment

macOS, Cucumber, VSCode, Puppeteer, WebDriver

The most amazing...

...edge case I've worked on was for a bank around daylight savings. I found a critical error that caused invalid information to be sent, saving thousands.


  • Senior Test Automation Engineer

    2018 - PRESENT
    • Designed, developed, and implemented an end-to-end test harness for a web application, using Puppeteer with BDD principles and linking into the CI/CD pipeline.
    • Uplifted an existing framework that was left dormant for over seven months. Working with business analysts and developers, I removed redundant tests, introduced the automation on the CI/CD pipeline and reduce the suite from 1700 to 850 quality tests.
    • Worked in conjunction with the client’s technology team, overseeing technology leadership, software developers and DevOps engineers to embed the created frameworks into the client's development process.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Java, Cucumber, Protractor, Puppeteer, WebDriver
  • Automation Lead

    2016 - 2018
    BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
    • Introduced automation testing to the company. Held weekly brown bags and testing automation drills to up-skill the manual testers.
    • Created a front-end automation solution for the existing product. This was written in Java and run during an overnight batch session. It was set as the main regression suite as it was an entirely manual process previously.
    • Using JMeter and working alongside DevOps, I ran performance tests on the application validating SLA's and highlighting areas of improvement.
    Technologies: Java, Cucumber, Selenium


  • End-to-end Test Harness for a Web Application (Development)

    Developed a full-fledged E2E automation test suite that covers both API and front-end (web) tests in Puppeteer and Cucumber. This can be ported over to relevant projects and is very scalable. It has the basic building blocks of a good automation project.


  • Libraries/APIs

    Puppeteer, WebDriver
  • Tools

    Cucumber, Git, Postman, Jira, SuperTest
  • Paradigms

    Page Object Model (POM)
  • Platforms

  • Other

    QA Automation, Manual QA
  • Languages

    JavaScript, Java
  • Frameworks

    Selenium, Protractor


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Systems Engineering
    2000 - 2005
    Royal Melbourne University of Technology - Melbourne, Australia
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2000 - 2005
    Royal Melbourne University of Technology - Melbourne, Australia

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