Hugo Valentim Barros, Quality Assurance Developer in Belo Horizonte - State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Hugo Valentim Barros

Quality Assurance Developer in Belo Horizonte - State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Member since January 18, 2016
Hugo is the founder of software testing company Base2 and crowdtesting company Crowdtest. He has spent 10+ years working with software testing, including experience with testing automation, Agile testing, and continuous integration. He has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science from one of the top 3 universities in Brazil. He is a creative, dedicated individual.
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  • Test Automation 10 years
  • Test Specification 10 years
  • Quality Assurance (QA) 10 years
  • Selenium 10 years
  • Stress Testing 7 years
  • Load Testing 7 years
  • Selenium WebDriver 6 years
  • Mobile Testing 5 years


Belo Horizonte - State of Minas Gerais, Brazil



Preferred Environment

Mac OS, Linux, Eclipse, Git, SubVersion

The most amazing...

...thing I've done is my master's degree project, where I developed software in C to test other software.


  • Founder

    2010 - PRESENT
    • Founded Crowdtest, a service that gives money and rewards to users willing to find software defects in web, desktop, and mobile apps. Our user base allows developers, startups, and enterprises radically decrease their costs when testing software.
    • Managed all projects at Crowdtest.
    • Specified and tested the Crowdtest Platform developed in Ruby on Rails + MySQL.
    • Configured Ubuntu Linux + Apache2 + Passenger to run the application in Amazon EC2. The database I configured was Amazon RDS.
    • Estimated effort and monitored test execution for every project.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon S3
  • Founder

    2005 - PRESENT
    • Founded Base2 Technology, a company focused in software testing, in March of 2005. It offers software testing services to the regional market. It is established in Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.
    • Took on many roles in the software testing environment, including tester, test automation developer, test analyst, test consultant, and software test manager. During the last few years, my activities have been concentrated in HR management, project management, test management, and consulting.
    • Worked with clients and companies of many sizes and industries, such as health insurance, car rental, banking, software development, eCommerce, education, transport, and energy.
    • Oversaw test effort estimation and some test specifications. Also managed the development of our test automation framework based on Selenium WebDriver.
    • Built most test scripts in Java.
    Technologies: Selenium WebDriver, Appium, TestComplete, Atlassian Jira, Mantis, TestLink, JMeter
  • Project Manager

    2004 - 2007
    Imprensa Oficial do Estado de Minas Gerais/Qualiconsult
    • Worked with many relevant technologies, including Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux), threat modeling, attack trees, Linux Virtual Server (LVS), Distributed Replicated Block Device (DRBD), Heartbeat, monitoring tools (e.g. Nagios), backup tools (e.g. Bacula), and more.
    • Aimed at the establishment of a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) completely based on open and free software. This mission critical PKI will be applied to most of Minas Gerais State services offered to citizens.
    • Collaborated with the team that was responsible for the network and operating systems infrastructure. Among the tasks performed were threat modeling of the entire PKI, workload characterization (modeling of user behavior using statistical distributions). A high-availability database and other virtual services were implemented.
    Technologies: Ubuntu Linux, SELinux, LVS, DRDB, Heartbeat, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Bash, Bacula, Nagios
  • Manager, UFMG Open Source Laboratory

    2002 - 2004
    Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
    • Relevant technologies: Linux (Red Hat, Fedora, Debian), Linux Kernel, firewalls, MTA (Qmail, Postfix), Databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL), Apache Web Server, LDAP, NFS, Samba, among others.
    • Led the team responsible for building a special Linux distribution in a partnership with the city hall technology company, Prodabel. This distribution, called Libertas, was installed through the municipal education system. Nowadays its the official Linux distribution of the city hall. The Federal University of Minas Gerais Open Source Laboratory was responsible for important initiatives, like this one, to spread the use of open source solutions through our country. Its most famous project was the popular computer, built with Linux as its operation system.
    Technologies: Linux (many distros, Ubuntu, Debian, Mandrake, Fedora, Gentoo), Bash, MySQL, Mosix, PostgreSQL, Apache Web Server, LDAP, NFS, Samba, DHCP Server, Bind (DNS) server, MTAs (Postfix, Qmail)


  • Frameworks

    Selenium, JUnit, Appium, Rational Unified Process (RUP), Robot Framework, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Libraries/APIs

    Selenium WebDriver, Selenium Grid, Sikuli
  • Tools

    Mantis, Apache, Subversion (SVN), Jira, Shell, VMware, Jenkins, pfSense, Atlassian Confluence, Eclipse IDE, GCC, Zabbix, Nagios, Apache JMeter, Git, Javadoc, SugarCRM, Postfix
  • Paradigms

    Mobile Testing, Software Testing, Test Automation, Load Testing, Stress Testing, Automated Testing, Scrum, Unit Testing, Agile Software Development
  • Platforms

    TestLink, MacOS, Ubuntu, Ubuntu Linux, Windows, Linux, TestComplete, AWS EC2, New Relic, Debian Linux, Android, iOS, WordPress
  • Other

    Performance Analysis, Test Estimation, Test Planning, DHCP, Selenium Page Object, Quality Assurance (QA), Test Specification, Pairwise Testing, Performance, BIND9, GNU, Ubuntu Server, Agile Software Testing, Partitioning Equivalence, Unix Shell Scripting, Requirements & Specifications, Amazon Glacier, Bacula, User Requirements
  • Languages

    SQL, Java, C, Perl, Bash Script, Bash, Ruby, Pascal
  • Storage

    MySQL, AWS RDS, AWS S3, PostgreSQL


  • Extension degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program
    2014 - 2014
    Stanford University Graduate School of Business - Stanford, CA
  • MBA Executive degree in Finance
    2004 - 2006
    Ibmec - Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
  • Master's degree in Computer Science
    2002 - 2004
    Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Sciente
    1998 - 2002
    Univeridade Federal de Minas Gerais - Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

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