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Engineer Test

Brooklyn, NY
September 11, 2018

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Valerie Gogoleva

Team Lead/SDET / Senior Automation Test Engineer


● Lead and software testing professional with 9 years of hands-on quality assurance experience.

● Lead and participate in review sessions of business requirements

● Plan, design and execute test cases ensuring functional and performance requirements are met

● Mentor new project hires and identify training needs.

● Experience to work with team around the globe

● Developed from scratch test automation framework for Web and desktop applications.

● CI logic support and implementation.

● Development of Python and Java based test automation scripts and unit tests.

● Strong knowledge of testing methodologies and best practices.

● Strong experience in web services and applications testing.

● Strong knowledge of Behave and Cucumber.

● Strong experience with test documentation (test plans, test cases, use-cases, check lists).

● Work experience in various test and development tools.

● Proficient in black / white box testing.

● Performance testing experience.

● Experience in SQL queries and Linux environment.

● Work experience in distributed Scrum team.

● ISTQB Certified Tester - Foundation Level.

● Have a good understanding of the software development life cycle and role of testing in it.

● Exceptional problem solver and troubleshooter.

● Focused on results and excited by challenging tasks.

● Team player who is able to work independently.

Technical skills

Test tools: S quish, Selenium WebDriver, JUnit, TestNG, Chrome developer toolbar, Selenium Grid; Tasks and bugs tracking systems: JIRA, Redmine, Trac; Documentation tracking systems: Confluence, Zephyr, TestRail, qTest; Development tools: Maven, JUnit, Bitbucket;

Continuous Integration: Jenkins Virtual Machines: vmWare, VirtualBox; Programming languages: Python, Qt, Java;

Databases: MySQL, MSSQL;

Operating systems: Windows, Linux (Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux); Technologies: OOP, PageObject, JSP, ASPX, Servlets, AJAX, HTML, JSON, XML, SCIM, OpenLDAP; Methodologies: BDD;

Version control systems: Git;

Work Experience

Team Lead / Senior Automation Test Engineer

Nemaris Inc., New York, USA Aug 2015 – Present

The application is working with innovative surgical planning tools & apply simulation to see potential outcomes. Store and access your files from desktop, web and mobile app.

● Lead and participate in review sessions of business requirements, technical requirements and design documents to ensure the software changes are understood to facilitate testing.

● Collaborate with team members to meet deliverables and company directives.

● Participates in requirements reviews with business analysts, development teams and technical architects to ensure requirements are clear, concise and testable

● Supervise offshore teams to ensure adherence to quality standards required by customer.

● Accountable to ensure timely completion of the projects with quality.

● Create and maintain comprehensive test procedures.

● Find out the opportunities to automate and reduce the testing cycle time.

● Working in an Agile/Scrum development process

● Manage and perform regression, functional, and integration tests

● Assists in system integration tests and User Acceptance Testing cycles.

● Testing websites and mobile applications

● Recruitment and manage Test team members.

● Mentor new project hires and identify training needs

● Responsible for overseeing the daily testing activities of the QA team

● Provides status and metrics on all QA projects using dashboards and reports SDET / Senior Automation Test Engineer

● Developed from scratch test automation framework for Web and desktop the applications

● Significantly improved develop procedures via integration task by branch branching strategy, Pull Requests, code reviews, static code analysis.

● Introduced testing automation framework.

● Set up continuous integration flow using Jenkins for Web and desktop applications.

● RESTful API testing

● Business requirements analysis and technical specifications

● Improved test procedures via knowledge sharing sessions, setting up test requirements to application.

● Decreased amount of bugs reported by end users for 75%.

● Trained Junior test engineers

Test Automation Engineer

20twenty Strategic Consulting, New York, USA Dec 2013 –Aug 2015 I was involved in different projects which we customize for different companies. Our customization based on Avectra (netForum) product. My main responsibilities are:

● Developing test strategy & processes

● Web automation

● Writing test cases and Navigation plans

● Test execution, defect watching and problem analysis

● Collaborate with development team to improve and extend test automation Test Engineer

Zultys Inc, Kiev, Ukraine, Jun 2012 - Dec 2013

I am involved in different projects which are related with VoIP. The main application (the desktop product) is running on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android OS.

● Provided functional and non-functional verification of new functionality.

● Documented test plans, test cases and check-lists.

● Succeeded in delivering high quality release artifacts at time with tight schedule.

● Created reports about current quality level.

● Collaborated with other teams.

● Worked with developers.

● Mentored two test engineers.

● Defined test requirements for product releases.

● Test execution, defect watching and problem analysis.

● Developing test strategy & processes.

● Set up test environment.

● Collaborate with development team to improve and extend test automation.

● Testing mobile apps.

● Run automated scripts.



Test Engineer

Freelance December 2008 – June 2012

● Provided functional and non-functional testing of various applications.

● Was responsible for testing of all company product lines.

● Documented test plans and test cases for test automation.

● Stimulated creating of test framework for REST API testing.

● Test automation based on the developed test framework.

● Supported automated test suites to be topical.

● Tested application without GUI (REST API) manually as well as with using automated tools.

● Escalated issues needed to be implemented in future sprint.

● Tightly worked with developers, internal and external customers.

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