Jacob Thibault, Developer in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Jacob Thibault

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Quality Assurance Developer

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Toptal Member Since
June 16, 2020

Jacob is a seasoned QA engineer, software developer, and team leader with extensive industry experience. He specializes in the design and implementation of automated testing frameworks. His career began as a test engineer at Verizon Wireless. Since then, he has led QA organizations at AI music startup Amper Music, DigiB, and Amsterdam Platform Creation. Jacob is currently developing tools and frameworks to improve quality as a senior SDET at an online supermarket, Picnic Technologies.



Preferred Environment

Python, Appium, Selenium

The most amazing...

...project I've participated in as a QA engineer was launching a successful product: transforming ideas on paper into a tool that people use is rewarding.

Work Experience

Principal QA Engineer and Team Lead

2021 - 2022
Amsterdam Platform Creation
  • Established the QA automation framework from scratch for many RESTful web services and mobile applications.
  • Led recruitment and training of new QA engineers joining the company.
  • Conducted code reviews and supported the growth and training of junior team members.
Technologies: Python, Appium, Jenkins

Test Chapter Lead

2020 - 2021
  • Mentored test engineers and led the testing team for high-priority projects.
  • Architected and developed automated testing solutions using various technologies and approaches.
  • Acted as a liaison between members of the test organization and other teams.
Technologies: Cypress, WebdriverIO, Selenium

Quality Assurance Lead

2018 - 2020
Amper Music
  • Established quality assurance as a discipline upon arrival at Amper, quickly increasing order and structure to the software development lifecycle. Improved the robustness of the code and decreased the flow of bugs to production.
  • Directly supported the launches of Amper Music's flagship application, Amper Score, and Amper's core API in late 2018.
  • Managed all QA operations for Amper Score, Amper's core API, and various microservices they rely on while concurrently developing and maintaining an automated test environment and codebase to further support those test activities.
  • Drove product improvement by providing user-focused feedback ahead of new feature development.
  • Implemented automated testing solutions for web UI and API products.
Technologies: Jira, JavaScript, Python, Selenium

Member of Technical Staff

2013 - 2017
Verizon Wireless
  • Supported hundreds of successful new device launches and their operating system software updates by managing the testing of dozens of pre-loaded applications.
  • Supported launch of several network features through field testing, including VoLTE (voice over LTE), Vo-Wi-Fi (voice over Wi-Fi), eMBMS (multi-cast feature), and others.
  • Supported successful launch and updates of Verizon's Visual Voicemail 3 platform and third-party application implementation across dozens of OEMs, such as Samsung, Motorola, HTC, and LG.
  • Developed test procedures for new products from requirements documentation.
  • Led day-to-day pre-commercial and post-launch mobile device application testing operations.
  • Analyzed and scrutinized test results for validity and reproducibility.
  • Wholly and accurately reported valid issues through established channels of escalation.
  • Executed iterative end-to-end testing of new products, highlighting showstopper issues.
  • Interfaced with product SMEs to provide go/no-go recommendations for the product launch.
  • Developed automated test scripts for regression testing.
Technologies: Android Debug Bridge, Appium, JavaScript, Python, Selenium

Amper Score

Score is the flagship application of NYC-based AI music startup Amper Music. I have supported the launch and continuous development of this application and the API which supports it since 2018 in my capacity as quality assurance lead at Amper Music.
2014 - 2017

Master of Science Degree in Computer Science

Stevens Institute of Technology - Hoboken, NJ, United States

2009 - 2013

Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electrical Engineering

Stevens Institute of Technology - Hoboken, NJ, United States




Jira, Postman, Mocha, Cucumber, WebdriverIO, Android Debug Bridge, Jenkins


Python, JavaScript


Selenium, Appium, Cypress


Software Testing, Manual Testing, Automated Testing, Behavior-driven Development (BDD), REST

Industry Expertise



QA Test Plan Management, Quality Assurance (QA), UI Testing, Integration Testing, Manual QA, Regression Testing, Web-based Testing, Mobile App Testing, Web App Testing, Android Testing, API Testing, Automated UI Testing, QA Automation, APIs

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