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

Quality Assurance Engineer and Developer in Bucharest, Romania

Member since March 8, 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

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Postman, Apache JMeter, Node.js, Jira, GitHub, Agile, JavaScript, Cypress.io, Pytest, Software QA

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 Software Automation Consultant

    2021 - 2022
    Latch
    • Implemented a custom Cypress-based framework for end-to-end testing, with custom scripts, commands, and integrations developed in Node.js, and upgraded it to Cypress 10.
    • Integrated the Cypress framework with a custom Jenkins Job DSL.
    • Tracked Cypress test executions in multiple ways, using Allure Report, TestRail API, Slack notifications, and JUnit XML reports.
    • Coached and mentored team members to start a page-object-based, end-to-end test automation and write tests independently.
    Technologies: Agile Software Development, Cypress.io, Node.js, TypeScript, Jenkins, Jenkins Job DSL, Jenkins Pipeline, GitHub, TestRail, Allure Testing Framework, NPM, Quality Assurance (QA), Website QA, QA Testing, JavaScript, Continuous Integration (CI), ESLint, Web App Automation, Automation, Automation Developer, Automation Framework Development, Software Testing Automation Framework (STAF), QA Automation, Web App Testing, Website Testing, Pipelines, Software QA
  • Senior Test Automation Consultant

    2020 - 2020
    Gembah (Supply Chain as a Service)
    • Set up and customized Cypress (a Node.js framework) for the project.
    • Implemented a large regression suite, testing all major functionality of the platform.
    • Developed GitHub Actions that ran the end-to-end Cypress and pytest unit tests.
    • Developed GitHub Actions, running the npm audit and ESLint for project components.
    • Worked on the technical web testing of the platform and performed manual exploratory testing of business-critical functionality.
    Technologies: Pytest, GitHub, Nightwatch.js, Node.js, JavaScript, CI/CD Pipelines, Jest, Quality Assurance (QA), Website QA, QA Testing, Cypress.io, Continuous Integration (CI), ESLint, API Testing, Web App Automation, Automation, Automation Developer, Automation Framework Development, Software Testing Automation Framework (STAF), QA Automation, Leadership, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), PostgreSQL, QA Test Plan Management, Web App Testing, Website Testing, Allure Testing Framework, Pipelines, Software QA
  • Senior Test Automation Consultant

    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 many 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, CI/CD Pipelines, Quality Assurance (QA), QA Testing, Web App Automation, Automation, Automation Developer, Automation Framework Development, Software Testing Automation Framework (STAF), QA Automation, PyCharm, Pipelines, Software QA
  • Lead QA Consultant

    2018 - 2019
    Anonos
    • Designed and integrated a cross-developer testing methodology while complementing the Kanban project management methodology.
    • Implemented and customized Nightwatch (Selenium WebDriver-based framework) for web test automation.
    • Conducted performance testing for Apache Kafka, developing custom test scripts using Node.js and Bash.
    • Manually tested a system that anonymizes big data in a GDPR-compliant way, allowing the processing and extraction of statistics.
    • Developed an API test suite using Postman and Newman.
    • Integrated all of the automated test efforts with Travis CI.
    • Provided full cross-browser testing coverage by using Nightwatch.js integrated with BrowserStack, which ran a custom nightly job on Travis CI.
    Technologies: Bash, Apache Kafka, Travis CI, Postman, Node.js, Nightwatch.js, JavaScript, CI/CD Pipelines, Quality Assurance (QA), Website QA, QA Testing, GitHub, Continuous Integration (CI), ZenHub, ESLint, API Testing, Web App Automation, Automation, Automation Developer, Automation Framework Development, Software Testing Automation Framework (STAF), QA Automation, Leadership, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), PostgreSQL, QA Test Plan Management, Leading Quality Assurance (LQA), Manual QA, Web App Testing, Website Testing, Pipelines, Software QA
  • Lead Software Testing Consultant

    2017 - 2018
    Dropoff: Same-day Delivery and Courier Services
    • 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 written in Java.
    • Developed the full API testing suite using Postman and executed it using Newman.
    • Integrated all of the automated test efforts with a CI solution using Chef.
    • Conducted manual testing for the web, API, microservices, iOS, and Android.
    Technologies: Bash, Chef, Appium, Postman, Apache JMeter, Node.js, Nightwatch.js, JavaScript, CI/CD Pipelines, Quality Assurance (QA), Website QA, QA Testing, GitHub, eCommerce, ESLint, API Testing, Web App Automation, Automation, Automation Framework Development, Software Testing Automation Framework (STAF), QA Automation, Leadership, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Java, QA Test Plan Management, Leading Quality Assurance (LQA), Manual QA, Web App Testing, Website Testing, Pipelines, Software QA
  • QA Manager

    2015 - 2018
    Qualitance: Software Consultancy
    • Developed test strategies, procedures, and standards and ensured they were followed on projects.
    • Responsible for the "hiring and firing" of 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, and test automation) based on individual project needs.
    • Measured QA activity on projects by implementing meaningful KPIs.
    • Established development plans for the QA department and evaluated and helped people accomplish them.
    • Proposed raises/promotions and approved training/certification requests based on the available budget.
    Technologies: ISTQB, Agile, Windows PowerShell, Bash, Postman, Apache JMeter, Appium, Selenium, Nightwatch.js, JavaScript, Quality Assurance (QA), Website QA, GitHub, Continuous Integration (CI), API Testing, Web App Automation, Automation, Leadership, QA Test Plan Management, Leading Quality Assurance (LQA), Web App Testing, Website Testing, Software QA
  • 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 lifecycle and having QA and development teams work together to understand and develop applications against ACs built on business requirements.
    • Delivered successful custom Magento implementations for Coach, Nestlé (Nespresso and 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, CI/CD Pipelines, Quality Assurance (QA), Website QA, QA Testing, eCommerce UI, API Testing, Web App Automation, Automation, Automation Framework Development, Software Testing Automation Framework (STAF), QA Automation, Leadership, QA Test Plan Management, Leading Quality Assurance (LQA), Manual QA, Web App Testing, Website Testing, PyCharm, Software QA
  • 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 testing activities for successful project delivery.
    Technologies: ISTQB, Agile, Jenkins, Bash, Apache JMeter, Selenium, JavaScript, Quality Assurance (QA), Website QA, QA Testing, eCommerce, eCommerce UI, API Testing, Web App Automation, Automation, Automation Framework Development, Software Testing Automation Framework (STAF), QA Automation, Leadership, Java, Oracle, QA Test Plan Management, Leading Quality Assurance (LQA), Manual QA, Web App Testing, Website Testing, Software QA
  • Lead Test 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 and NBC Tennis websites.
    • Performance tested the Adidas Messi website, looking for performance degradation and resource utilization on the front end.
    • Conducted manual, regression, and performance testing for various mobile (Android and iOS) and web applications.
    Technologies: Regression Testing, Performance Testing, Apache JMeter, Mobile App Testing, Quality Assurance (QA), Website QA, QA Testing, eCommerce, eCommerce UI, Leadership, QA Test Plan Management, Manual QA, Web App Testing, Website Testing, Software QA
  • Freelance QA Engineer

    2012 - 2014
    Applause (formerly uTest.com Software Testing Platform)
    • Tested payment methods for Facebook integrated apps.
    • Performed manual exploratory testing for the Flipkart Android app.
    • Conducted manual exploratory and scripted testing for the 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, Quality Assurance (QA), Website QA, QA Testing, Manual QA, Website Testing, Gaming, Video Gaming, Online Gaming, Gaming Platforms, Software QA
  • 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 input and output data.
    Technologies: Web Services, Eclipse, Bugzilla, SQL, Quality Assurance (QA), Website QA, QA Testing, Java, QA Test Plan Management, Manual QA, Web App Testing, Website Testing, Software QA
  • Senior QA Engineer

    2010 - 2011
    Telmap (An Intel Company)
    • Tested one of the world's leading, most advanced mobile navigation systems and location-based services solutions on all mobile platforms of the time and had many of the world's largest operators as customers.
    • Implemented manual mobile testing on all platforms of the period (Symbian, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, Bada, BB operating system, iOS, Android, Palm operating system, and more).
    • Installed mobile automation using proprietary Java framework.
    • Conducted a requirements review and planned out the testing, design, and execution.
    • Integrated and tested 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, JavaScript, Quality Assurance (QA), QA Testing, API Testing, Software Testing Automation Framework (STAF), QA Automation, Java, Oracle, Manual QA, Software QA
  • QA Assistant Lead

    2009 - 2010
    Electronic Arts
    • Filtered bugs submitted by testers, coaching on concise and clear writing.
    • Reported on quality status, considering all issues identified by the team and the test execution coverage.
    • Conducted manual testing (scripted based on test cases and exploratories).
    Technologies: Testing, Hardware, Manual Testing, Jira, DevTest, Quality Assurance (QA), QA Testing, Leadership, Manual QA, Gaming, Video Gaming, Online Gaming, Gaming Platforms
  • QA | Technical Compliance Tester

    2008 - 2009
    Electronic Arts
    • Manually tested AAA games both on game consoles and PC.
    • Tested for hardware technical compliance for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
    • Developed and executed manual test cases and conducted exploratory testing.
    Technologies: Jira, DevTest, DevTrack, Quality Assurance (QA), QA Testing, Manual QA, Gaming, Video Gaming, Online Gaming, Gaming Platforms

Experience

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

    This is the first and (currently) only GDPR-certified solution to process user data. Testing the data processing studio both manually, as a web application, testing its deployment via Docker and Kubernetes on different server operating systems, and implementing automated tests, using the Nightwatch.js Selenium-based framework.

  • 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
    https://dropoff.com

    I led and handled the full testing effort: created the testing methodology integrated into the SDLC, implemented web (using Nightwatch.js) and mobile automation (on native apps using Appium), API and back-end testing, and performance testing via JMeter.

  • 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

    Handled manual and automated API testing for the BullGuard Antivirus on different combinations of Apple computers and macOS versions. Part of the activities was the regression test planning and managing the UAT.

  • Nespresso eCommerce

    A project that involved porting the Nespresso Russia eCommerce platform to the latest version of Magento.
    I implemented and tested the platform in record time to ensure 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

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

  • Latch Building Manager Web

    Implemented from scratch a custom Cypress10-based framework for testing a complex React web app (building and property access manager), with custom scripts, commands, and integrations with an end-to-end test suite and integrated with Jenkins JobDSL and Configuration as Code (CasC) CI/CD pipelines.

Skills

  • Languages

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

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

    Nightwatch.js, JMX, Selenium WebDriver, Selenium Grid, Selenium API, Pywinauto, Newman, Jenkins Job DSL, Jenkins Pipeline, REST APIs, Node.js
  • Tools

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

    Software Testing, 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, Manual Testing, Negative Testing, Non-functional Testing, Stress Testing, Automation, Agile Project Management, Behavior-driven Development (BDD), Continuous Integration (CI), Management, Change Management, Six Sigma, Agile Software Development, Continuous Deployment, Requirements Analysis, UX Design, Data-driven 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, Oracle
  • Other

    Defect Management, Manual Software Testing, Automation Tools, 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, Automation Developer, Software Testing Automation Framework (STAF), Automation Framework Development, Leadership, Leading Quality Assurance (LQA), 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, CI/CD Pipelines, ESLint, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, Gaming, Video Gaming, Online Gaming, Gaming Platforms, Pipelines, Process Testing, Quality Control (QC), Code Review, 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, Hybrid Apps, Process Automation
  • Industry Expertise

    Project Management
  • Storage

    MySQL, Cassandra, MongoDB, PostgreSQL

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 — Advanced Level: Test Automation Engineer
    JULY 2022 - PRESENT
    ISTQB
  • ISTQB Certified — Advanced Level: Test Analyst
    JUNE 2020 - PRESENT
    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
    ISTQB
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
    OCTOBER 2019 - OCTOBER 2022
    Amazon Web Services
  • ISTQB Certified Tester — Foundation Level Extension: Agile Tester
    SEPTEMBER 2019 - PRESENT
    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 — Advanced Level: Test Manager
    JUNE 2014 - PRESENT
    ISTQB
  • ISTQB Certified Tester — Foundation Level
    NOVEMBER 2012 - PRESENT
    ISTQB
  • IBM Certified Specialist — Rational Quality Manager v2
    AUGUST 2012 - PRESENT
    IBM
  • Brainbench Certified — UX Concepts
    OCTOBER 2009 - PRESENT
    Brainbench

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