Radu-Alexandru Ionita, Quality Assurance Engineer and Developer in Bucharest, Romania
Radu-Alexandru Ionita

Quality Assurance Engineer and Developer in Bucharest, Romania

Member since February 12, 2019
Radu has over a decade of experience in software testing and quality assurance working in various roles (execution, leadership, management) and industries/systems (eCommerce, banking, insurance, medical, security, IoT, embedded, telecom, and more). Besides a wealth of hands-on expertise, he also has the formal education to back him up with a master's degree in systems engineering (computer science), ISTQB Advanced, among other certifications.
Radu-Alexandru is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Bucharest, Romania

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Postman, Apache JMeter, Node.js, Jira, GitHub, Agile

The most amazing...

...thing I’ve done was to lead the testing efforts of Coach’s outlet eCommerce with a custom Magento code—resulting in the highest traffic, revenue and customers.

Employment

  • Senior Test Automation Consultant

    2020 - 2020
    Gembah (Supply Chain as a Service)
    • Setup and customized Cypress (Node.js framework) for the project use.
    • Implemented a large regression suite testing all major functionality of the platform.
    • Developed GitHub Actions that ran the end-to-end Cypress tests and the Pytest unit-tests.
    • Developed GitHub Actions that ran the NPM audit and ESLint for the components of the project.
    • Worked on technical web testing of the platform and performed manual exploratory testing of business-critical functionality.
    Technologies: Pytest, GitHub, Nightwatch.js, Node.js
  • Senior Test Automation Engineer

    2019 - 2020
    Alteryx: Self-service Data Analytics Platform
    • Extended the TestCafe based web automation framework using Node.js to cover project needs.
    • Developed speedily a smoke suite of over 50 tests in the TestCafe framework.
    • Implemented a large number of functional automation tests using Python for a web/desktop hybrid application.
    • Conducted technical manual testing of a web/desktop hybrid application.
    • Analyzed the requirements and oversaw the manual test case development.
    • Extended and implemented new functionalities for a custom Python automation framework using Selenium and Pywinauto as a base and Pytest as the test runner.
    Technologies: Selenium, Pywinauto, GitLab, Pytest, Python, Node.js, TestCafe
  • Lead QA Consultant

    2018 - 2019
    Anonos: BigPrivacy Unlocks Data
    • Designed and integrated a cross-developer testing methodology while also complementing the Kanban project management methodology.
    • Implemented and customized Nightwatch (Selenium WebDriver-based framework) for web test automation.
    • Conducted performance testing for Apache Kafka.
    • Manually tested a system that anonymizes big data in a GDPR compliant way which allows the processing and extraction of statistics.
    • Tested the API using Postman and Newman.
    • Integrated all of the automated test effort with Travis CI.
    • Provided full cross-browser testing coverage by using Nightwatch that was integrated with BrowserStack which ran a custom nightly job on Travis CI.
    Technologies: Bash, Apache Kafka, Travis CI, Postman, Node.js, Nightwatch.js
  • Lead Software Testing Consultant

    2017 - 2018
    Dropoff: Courier and Same-day Delivery
    • Managed and improved the test process for a distributed Agile team.
    • Implemented a customized web automation framework (Nightwatch.js) and a full regression suite using the Page Object Model.
    • Tested the performance using JMeter covering different behavior and utilization patterns.
    • Implemented mobile automation for iOS and Android using Appium Java.
    • Developed the full API testing suite using Postman and executed using Newman.
    • Integrated all of the automated test efforts with a CI solution using Chef.
    • Conducted manual testing for web, API, microservices, iOS, and Android.
    Technologies: Bash, Chef, Appium, Postman, Apache JMeter, Node.js, Nightwatch.js
  • QA Manager

    2015 - 2018
    Qualitance: Software Consultancy
    • Developed test strategies, procedures, and standards and made sure they were followed on projects.
    • Hired and fired employees in the QA department.
    • Coordinated the test efforts on strategic projects and actively participated in manual and automated test efforts.
    • Selected the testing software stack to be used (bug tracker, performance, test automation) based on individual project needs.
    • Measured QA activity on projects.
    • Established development plans for people in the QA department; also evaluated and helped people accomplish them.
    • Proposed raises/promotions and approved training/certification requests based on available budget.
    Technologies: ISTQB, Agile, Windows PowerShell, Bash, Postman, Apache JMeter, Appium, Selenium, Nightwatch.js
  • Senior/Lead QA Consultant

    2012 - 2016
    Optaros eCommerce by MRM//McCann (outsourced by Qualitance)
    • Worked side by side with the development team to test and verify software applications—mainly assisting the team in achieving the desired quality of their products.
    • Focused on building a true Agile testing environment by making QA part of the full software development life cycle, by having QA and development teams working together to understand and develop applications against ACs built on business requirements.
    • Delivered highly successful custom Magento implementations for Coach, Nestlé (Nespresso, Nescafe Dolce Gusto), PartyLite, Iron Mountain, and more.
    • Tested manually web applications and back-end services.
    • Implemented a full regression web automation suite using Behat BDD.
    • Performance testing of high-traffic custom eCommerce platforms using JMeter and Locust.
    Technologies: Jira, Locust, Apache JMeter, Selenium, Behat, eCommerce, Magento
  • Senior/Lead Software Testing Consultant

    2011 - 2015
    Qualitance: Software Consultancy
    • Worked for this software consultancy on various projects: eCommerce, telecom, shipping, medical/pharmaceutical, anti-virus, IoT, and more.
    • Led the testing process and audited the process improvement plan.
    • Defined the profile and skillset for testing hires.
    • Worked on the test automation tool selection, framework implementation, and customization (including a CI integration).
    • Contributed to the entire SDLC and performed all of the testing activities needed for a successful project delivery.
    Technologies: ISTQB, Agile, Jenkins, Bash, Apache JMeter, Selenium
  • Lead Tester and Freelance QA Engineer

    2013 - 2014
    Crowdsourced Testing (QA on Request)
    • Conducted manual and regression testing for a world web application.
    • Implemented manual and regression testing for the Adidas Messi website and NBC Tennis website.
    • Performance tested the Adidas Messi website.
    • Conducted manual, regression, and performance testing for a variety of mobile (Android, iOS) and web applications.
    Technologies: Regression Testing, Performance Testing, Apache JMeter, Mobile App Testing, Web App Testing
  • Freelance QA Engineer

    2012 - 2014
    uTest.com (Software Testing Platform)
    • Tested payment methods for Facebook integrated apps.
    • Performed manual exploratory testing for Flipkart Android app.
    • Conducted manual exploratory and scripted testing for TripIt Android app.
    • Manually tested a variety of mobile (Android and iOS), web and desktop applications.
    Technologies: Test Case Execution, Test Design, Mobile App Testing, Web App Testing
  • Test Specialist

    2011 - 2012
    IBM (outsourced by Qualitance)
    • Tested an entire banking system, Monte dei Paschi di Siena Bank and ported its systems from Cobol to Java.
    • Manually web-tested the front end (internet banking web app, and back-office web tools).
    • Tested the back end using the Eclipse Web Service Explorer and created complex DB2 SQL queries to retrieve both input data and output data.
    Technologies: Web Services, Eclipse, Bugzilla, SQL
  • Senior QA Engineer

    2010 - 2011
    Telmap (An Intel Company)
    • Tested one of the world’s leading most advanced mobile navigation system and location-based services solutions consisting both of a server (middleware) platform and client applications on all mobile platforms of the time and had many of the worlds’ largest operators as customers.
    • Implemented manual mobile testing on all platforms of the period (Symbian, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, Bada OS, BB OS, iOS, Android, Palm OS, and more).
    • Installed mobile automation using proprietary Java framework.
    • Conducted a requirements review and planned out the testing, design, and execution.
    • Integrated and tested the back-end web services (Apache Tomcat, UNIX, and SQL).
    • Delivered successful customized implementations of their white-label client for well-known clients: Vodafone UK, SFR, AT&T, Orange UK, and Orange France.
    Technologies: Bash, Apache Tomcat, Integration Testing, SQL
  • QA Assistant Lead

    2009 - 2010
    Electronic Arts (EA)
    • Filtered bugs submitted by testers.
    • Managed teams of up to 12 testers.
    • Reported on quality statuses.
    • Conducted manual testing (scripted and exploratory).
    Technologies: Testing, Hardware, Manual Testing, Jira, DevTest
  • QA | Technical Compliance Tester

    2008 - 2009
    Electronic Arts (EA)
    • Manually tested AAA games both on game consoles and PC.
    • Tested for hardware technical compliance for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
    • Developed and executed manual test cases.
    • Conducted exploratory testing.
    Technologies: Jira, DevTest, DevTrack

Experience

  • Anonos BigPrivacy Engine
    https://www.anonos.com/

    This is the first and (currently) only GDPR certified solution to process user data.

  • Coach Outlet
    https://www.coachoutlet.com/

    This project involved a Magento instance with a soaring revenue (sales of up to $10 million/day) and the highest number of processed orders per minute.

    I was responsible for the entire testing effort—leading a distributed team of four testers and conducting manual, automated, and performance testing.

  • Dropoff

    Here, I led and handled the full testing effort. I implemented the testing methodology, web and mobile automation, API and back-end testing, performance testing, and the like.

  • ING NN Insurance
    https://www.nn.ro/asigurari

    For ING, I tested the performance of their entire system using JMeter.

  • BullGuard Antivirus for macOS
    https://www.bullguard.com/products/bullguard-antivirus.aspx

    On this, I handled the manual testing and automated API testing for the BullGuard Antivirus, the version for macOS.

  • Nespresso eCommerce

    This project involved the Nespresso Russia eCommerce platform. I implemented and tested the platform in record time in order to make sure the new data protection law was respected with no downtime for the site.

  • Perfect Viewer | Android Comic Book Reader App
    https://sites.google.com/site/rookiestudio/perfect-viewer#h.69xs59lq17nz

    The goal of this project was to have the application fully translated into Romanian. The translations should be correct and test that the new localization will not break the UI.

    The app can be found in the Google Play Store:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rookiestudio.perfectviewer&hl=en

  • Alteryx: Self-service Data Analytics Platform
    https://www.alteryx.com/products/alteryx-platform/alteryx-designer

    I handled the test automation of a large hybrid web-desktop application using Python along with the automated testing of the web components using TestCafe. I also handled the integration of GitLab pipelines for the automated tests, including the test environment setup.

Skills

  • Languages

    XPath, JavaScript, Bash, Gherkin, SQL, Bash Script, Regex, Python 3, Python
  • Frameworks

    Selenium, Cypress.io, Appium, TestCafe, Locust, Espresso Testing Framework, XCTest, XCUITest, Windows PowerShell
  • Libraries/APIs

    Nightwatch.js, JMX, Selenium WebDriver, Selenium Grid, Selenium API, Newman, Node.js, Pywinauto
  • Tools

    Apache JMeter, Postman, Jira, IBM Rational Quality Manager (RQM), Bugzilla, Zephyr, Travis CI, Jenkins, Behat, SoapUI, HP Quality Center (QC), BrowserStack, GitHub, ZenHub, Pytest, Automation Anywhere, IBM ALM, Chef, Apache Tomcat, DevTest, NPM, Selenium Remote Control (RC), Docker Compose, GitLab, IBM Rational, GitLab CI/CD, Rally, Gatling Load Testing, JavaScript Testing
  • Paradigms

    Page Object Model (POM), Agile, Kanban, Testing, Functional Testing, Load Testing, Automated Testing, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), E2E Testing, Agile Product Management, Scrum, Agile Workflow, Test Automation, Behavior-driven Development (BDD), Continuous Integration (CI), Management, Change Management, Six Sigma, Agile Software Development, Agile Project Management, Continuous Deployment, Software Testing, Requirements Analysis, UX Design, Data-driven Testing, Manual Testing, Negative Testing, Non-functional Testing, Stress Testing, Soak Testing
  • Platforms

    iOS, Android, MacOS, Windows, Ubuntu Linux, Magento, Magento Enterprise, TestLink, Alteryx, IBM Mobile First, Apache Kafka, Eclipse, Kali Linux, Magento 1, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker
  • Other

    Waterfall Delivery, Test Cases, API Testing, ISTQB, Web App Testing, Website Testing, Cross-browser Testing, Functional Automation, Performance Testing, Mobile App Testing, UI Testing, Manual QA, Quality Assurance (QA), Website QA, Automated UI Testing, Web App Automation, QA Leadership, QA Automation, QA Test Plan Management, Software QA, Test Design, Quality Improvement, Quality Management, Mentorship, UI Automation, Cross-browser Compatibility, Documentation, English-Romanian Translation, Selenium Page Object, Integration Testing, System Integration Testing (SIT), System Testing, Web-based Testing, Web Service Testing, Agile Software Testing, Agile Sprints, Technical Leadership, Team Leadership, Agile Coaching, QA Testing, GUI Testing, CSS Selectors, Test Case Creation, Test Case Development, Test Case Execution, Test Analysis, Android Testing, Black Box Testing, Boundary Testing, Gray Box Testing, Device Testing, Test Estimation, Exploratory Testing, Test Automation Frameworks, Game Testing, Interface Testing, Software Testing Lifecycle (STLC), Test Management, Test Planning, Test Reporting, Regression Testing, Test Scripting, Testing Services, Smoke Testing, Waterfall Methodology, Localization Testing, Mobile Device QA Automation, Team Mentoring, Writing & Editing, Localization, ETL Testing, UX Testing, Selenium IDE, Microsoft Web Tests, Scrum Master, Gantt Charts, Technical Project Management, Interviewing, Risk Management, eCommerce, Newman CLI, Scrum Testing, White Box Testing, Data Migration Testing, Data Integrity Testing, Process Testing, Quality Control (QC), Code Review, Defect Management, Manual Software Testing, Automation Tools, Lean Six Sigma, AWS, Data Analytics, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), eCommerce UI, eCommerce Design, Mobile First, People Management, Static Analysis, Defect Logging, Requirement Traceability Matrices, UX, Mobile UX, UX Process, Web Services, Hardware, DevTrack, OWASP, Lint, GitFlow, BlazeMeter, Mobile GPS, Translation, Internalization
  • Industry Expertise

    Project Management
  • Storage

    MySQL, Cassandra, MongoDB

Education

  • Master of Science (MSc) degree in Business Systems Engineering and Management
    2011 - 2013
    Politehnica University of Bucharest, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science - Bucharest, Romania
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science
    2007 - 2011
    Politehnica University of Bucharest, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science - Bucharest, Romania

Certifications

  • ISTQB Certified Tester — Advanced Level: Test Analyst
    JUNE 2020 - PRESENT
    SEETB (ISTQB)
  • Software Test Automator
    MAY 2020 - PRESENT
    International Software Test Institute
  • Alteryx Designer Core and Advanced Certified
    NOVEMBER 2019 - FEBRUARY 2022
    Alteryx
  • Automation Anywhere RPA: Solution Architect | Business Analyst | Bot Developer | IQ Bot Developer
    NOVEMBER 2019 - PRESENT
    Automation Anywhere University
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified Professional (SSYB)
    OCTOBER 2019 - OCTOBER 2022
    6SigmaStudy
  • Scrum Fundamentals Certified (SFC)
    OCTOBER 2019 - OCTOBER 2022
    ScrumStudy
  • ISTQB Certified Specialist — Mobile App Testing Professional (CMAP)
    OCTOBER 2019 - PRESENT
    SEETB (ISTQB)
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
    OCTOBER 2019 - OCTOBER 2022
    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • ISTQB Certified Tester — Foundation Level Extension: Agile Tester
    SEPTEMBER 2019 - PRESENT
    SEETB (ISTQB)
  • Magento 1 Certified Solution Specialist
    DECEMBER 2015 - PRESENT
    Magento
  • IBM Professional: MobileFirst v2 | Continuous Engineering | Rational Systems & Software Engineer v2
    OCTOBER 2015 - PRESENT
    IBM
  • ISTQB Certified Tester — Advanced Level: Test Manager
    JUNE 2014 - PRESENT
    SEETB (ISTQB)
  • ISTQB Certified Tester — Foundation Level
    NOVEMBER 2012 - PRESENT
    SEETB (ISTQB)
  • IBM Certified Specialist — Rational Quality Manager v2
    AUGUST 2012 - PRESENT
    IBM
  • Brainbench Certified — UX Concepts
    OCTOBER 2009 - PRESENT
    Brainbench

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