Daniel Manolache, Developer in Bucharest, Romania
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Daniel Manolache

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Quality Assurance Engineer and Software Developer

Location
Bucharest, Romania
Toptal Member Since
March 5, 2020

Daniel is a well-seasoned QA engineer with more than ten years of experience spanning multiple platforms and a wide range of frameworks and technologies. He has the ability to view the product from the user's perspective and always comes up with recommendations for improving the overall product and, most importantly, the user's experience.

Portfolio

Proximie
Android, iOS, Android Studio, Xcode, XCTest, React, Next.js, Node.js, GitHub...
Zenger News
React, Manual QA, Test Cases, Documentation, Manual Testing, API Testing...
Bitdefender
Postman, SonarQube, TestRail, Python, HTML, Node.js, Java, JavaScript...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

MacOS, Windows, Slack, Android Studio

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is a E2E testing environment that covers users' real-life scenarios across mobile and web services.

Work Experience

Quality Engineering Manager

2021 - 2022
Proximie
  • Implemented testing procedures across active React and native mobile apps for iOS and Android, focusing on preparation for automated processes.
  • Managed the day-to-day activities of QA team members and oversaw their work to ensure they adhered to specifications and QA procedures.
  • Oversaw and was responsible for the production release process. Implemented the procedures to follow when deploying new production builds.
  • Mentored junior QA team members on aspects of quality in regards to software development.
Technologies: Android, iOS, Android Studio, Xcode, XCTest, React, Next.js, Node.js, GitHub, GitHub Actions, Amazon Web Services (AWS), WebRTC, Test Management, Manual Testing, MQTT, Quality Assurance (QA), UI Testing, QA Automation, UX Testing, Atlassian Suite, Agile, Scrum, Git, Software QA, Exploratory Testing, QA Leadership, Mentorship & Coaching, Root Cause Analysis, QA Test Plan Management, Functional Testing, Website QA, QA Testing, Mobile

Senior QA Engineer

2020 - 2021
Zenger News
  • Managed an E2E implementation and quality assurance for the front-end and back-end implementation.
  • Managed test plans, test strategy, and regression.
  • Oversaw and was liable for managing releases to production for the team.
Technologies: React, Manual QA, Test Cases, Documentation, Manual Testing, API Testing, UI Testing, Quality Assurance (QA), UX Testing, Atlassian Suite, Agile, Scrum, Git, Software QA, Exploratory Testing, Debugging Tools, Test Management, Root Cause Analysis, QA Test Plan Management, Functional Testing, Website QA, QA Testing, Mobile

Quality Assurance Team Lead

2013 - 2020
Bitdefender
  • Managed the day-to-day activities of QA team members and oversaw their work to ensure they adhered to specifications and QA procedures.
  • Oversaw the release process, post-release tracking, and measuring the update adoption rate, crash rate, and overall product stability.
  • Established QA processes and procedures and maintained detailed documentation related to them.
  • Ensured the testing code respected the same coding standards defined at the company level by integration with SonaQube.
  • Implemented the testing procedures for various APIs using Postman and Istanbul to obtain code coverage results.
  • Oversaw the automation integration with an in-house testing framework built on Python. Wrote website automation for tests in Cypress and Android and automated tests using Espresso and Java.
  • Attended daily and planning meetings to assess the load and priorities for the QA team.
Technologies: Postman, SonarQube, TestRail, Python, HTML, Node.js, Java, JavaScript, API Testing, Testing, MacOS, Xcode, UI Testing, Quality Assurance (QA), QA Automation, UX Testing, Atlassian Suite, Agile, Scrum, Software QA, Exploratory Testing, Debugging Tools, QA Leadership, Mentorship & Coaching, Root Cause Analysis, QA Test Plan Management, Functional Testing, Code Review, Website QA, QA Testing, Mobile

Technical Project Manager

2015 - 2016
Bitdefender
  • Assigned and oversaw the daily tasks of the development team while ensuring that everyone was actively working toward established milestones.
  • Managed and appropriately escalated the delivery impediments, risks, issues, and changes associated with the product development initiatives.
  • Defined the project deliverables, roles, and responsibilities in collaboration with stakeholders and team members.
  • Performed research to determine features feasibility and wrote proofs of concept in the platforms native supported coding language, Java for Android, and Objective-C for macOS.
Technologies: Objective-C, Java, Android API, Android SDK, Atlassian Suite, Agile, Scrum, Git, Software QA, Exploratory Testing, Debugging Tools, QA Leadership, Mentorship & Coaching, Root Cause Analysis, Code Review, Mobile

Research and Development Test Engineer

2010 - 2013
Bitdefender
  • Reviewed quality specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback.
  • Created detailed, comprehensive, and well-structured test plans and test cases.
  • Identified the key KPIs to ensure high quality for delivered projects.
  • Identified, thoroughly documented, and tracked bugs using Jira for project management and Confluence for document management.
  • Performed crash analysis on Windows using WinDbg; conducted root cause analysis.
  • Set up TeamCity compile agents for Android mobile apps by writing scripts that integrated SVN and TeamCity.
Technologies: Subversion (SVN), Confluence, Jira, TeamCity, Android SDK, Android, WinDbg, Windows, Quality Assurance (QA), Atlassian Suite, Software QA, Exploratory Testing, Debugging Tools, Root Cause Analysis, Functional Testing, Mobile

Mobile Security Solution for Android

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bitdefender.security
A Java and Kotlin mobile app designed to offer users a suite of security tools. I was part of the initial team that started the project and was accountable for all aspects of the QA process, from test design and test procedures to test execution and reports.

Digital News Publishing Platform

A cross-platform-based service that enables writers to submit their news and get paid in a wholesome experience either from the comfort of their home or on the go using their mobile devices.

I was responsible for providing the E2E testing for both the website service and mobile apps on iOS and Android. I created pipeline integrations using Postman collections to run automated API tests for the back end.

Parental Control Application for Mobile Devices

A cross-platform mobile app (Android and iOS) designed to offer parents a suite of parental control features. I was the QA lead on this project, taking care of day-to-day activities. I was also accountable for ensuring the quality of the application was in line with the engineering team's definition of done and the products department's vision. My team members and I were responsible for test design, test procedures, test execution, and reports.

Tools

Jira, TestRail, WinDbg, Git, Confluence, Atlassian Suite, Bamboo, GitLab, Xcode, Android Studio, Slack, SonarQube, Postman, TeamCity, Subversion (SVN), GitLab CI/CD, GitHub, MQTT

Paradigms

Functional Testing, Manual Testing, Testing, Scrum, Agile, E2E Testing, Kanban, REST

Platforms

Windows, Android, Mobile, iOS, MacOS, Heroku, Firebase, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Other

Quality Assurance (QA), Debugging Tools, Mentorship & Coaching, Root Cause Analysis, Exploratory Testing, Test Cases, QA Test Plan Management, Test Management, Manual QA, QA Leadership, Software QA, QA Testing, UX Testing, Website QA, Mobile Device QA Automation, QA Automation, UI Testing, API Testing, Code Review, Automated UI Testing, Documentation, Mobile App Testing, Test Planning, Android Testing, GitHub Actions, Web App Testing, Mobile Device Management (MDM), Test Reporting, Team Mentoring, Team Management

Languages

HTML, Python, JavaScript, Java, Objective-C, TypeScript, Kotlin, GraphQL

Frameworks

Android SDK, Angular, XCTest, Next.js, React Native

Libraries/APIs

Node.js, Android API, React, WebRTC

Storage

MongoDB

2017 - 2020

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Universitatea Titu Maiorescu - Bucharest, Romania

OCTOBER 2016 - PRESENT

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