Daniel Manolache, Quality Assurance Engineer and Software Developer in Bucharest, Romania
Daniel Manolache

Quality Assurance Engineer and Software Developer in Bucharest, Romania

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.
Daniel is now available for hire

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

Location

Bucharest, Romania

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.

Employment

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, MacOs Testing, Xcode
  • 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
  • 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

Experience

  • 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 a suite of security tools for users. 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.

Skills

  • 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, Scrum, Agile, E2E Testing, Kanban
  • Platforms

    Windows, Android, 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, MacOs 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
  • Languages

    HTML, Python, JavaScript, Java, Objective-C, TypeScript, Kotlin
  • Frameworks

    Android SDK, Angular, XCTest, Next.js
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, Android API, React, WebRTC
  • Storage

    MongoDB

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    2017 - 2020
    Universitatea Titu Maiorescu - Bucharest, Romania

Certifications

  • ISTQB CTFL
    OCTOBER 2016 - PRESENT
    SEETB

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