Anca L.

Devops engineer

Bucharest, ROMANIA
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My experience


1&1 Internet Development01.09.2010 - Present

Linux System Administrator / QA Engineer for a global leader amongst web hosting providers and one of Europe’s leading Internet service providers, serving consumer, business and developer users. The company's products range from web hosting and domains to the provision of dedicated and cloud servers, email and e-commerce packages.

Linux System Administrator.
  • Set up and maintenance of: Apache Web Servers with multiple Tomcat instances and Nginx; Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana stack; MongoDB cluster with replication, sharding and security; Redis cluster for caching, Fitnesse server for automated tests; RabbitMQ and ActiveMQ; Swagger Editor and Swagger UI.
  • Performing automated jobs in Jenkins.
  • Building application releases using Maven and Ant.
  • Use of Git and Subversion as source control systems.
  • Use of Artifactory as binary repository manager.
  • Using Puppet as a configuration management tool.
  • Tracking alarms in monitoring systems, such as Nagios and Icinga2.
  • Providing dashboards and visualizations in Kibana.
  • Analyzing the logs of the applications and servers for resolving the incidents on a productive  environment or for providing support to developers on problems occurring on the testing and prelive environments.
  • Providing user management support for the new employees, in terms of access to machines and services based on their roles in the company.
  • Set up of the firewall for services in the area of accountability.
  • Working and providing operational support on several areas, such as: Domain Center (front-end servers for the application through which the customers are managing their domains), Register Application (compliance site for domain registration), Domain Registration (back-end servers for (pre)registered domains), Domain SSL (back-end and front-end machines for SSL offered to 1and1 customers).
  • Involvement in the creation, renewal and decommissioning of around 50 machines.
  • Recognition of the point of contact for Incident Management and Root Cause Analysis for alarms and incidents.
  • Involvement in the setup of the infrastructure for the new domain center platform (approximately 15 machines).

Senior QA Engineer.
  • Coordinating, managing, controlling and coaching a cross-cultural and cross-functional virtual team (from UK, Spain and the Netherlands).
  • Acting as a Test Manager in a project with a budget of over 13 million euro (a Cloud Server - a product that ranked 1st (price-performance) according to a 2016 report from Cloud Spectator).
  • Review and contribution to the development of test plans.
  • Creation of test specifications and test cases from the product requirements.
  • Involvement in the recruitment process.
  • Creation of reports for Board Steering meetings and stakeholders.
  • Working on several areas of the company, such as: Cloud Server, Dedicated Servers, Domain Center (front-end servers for the application through which the customers are managing their domains).

Advanced QA Engineer.
  • Definition of the testing strategies and reflection of the joint decisions between several branches of the company as well as between numerous other companies.
  • Translation of the customer needs into detailed test cases and JIRA stories; improvements for meeting the performance criteria.
  • Involvement in refining the requirements for the acquisition of third party solutions.
  • Writing traceability matrices and documents for emphasizing the test suite prioritization, providing input for FAQ and help articles on the projects involved.
  • Promotion of the team’s services in presentations and workshops.
  • Working on several areas, such as: the company's Professional Backup, Shared Hosting, Servers and Domains.

Junior QA Engineer.
  • Creation of test specifications and test cases from the product requirements.
  • Reviewing and contributing to the development of test plans.
  • Implementation of tests on all the test levels, executing and logging the tests, evaluating the results and documenting the deviations from the expected results as defects.
  • Creation of reports for the stakeholders.
  • Working on several areas, such as: Shared Hosting, Servers, Domains, Billing, Campaigns for Hosting, Servers and Domains product portfolio.

My stack

Spoken languages

FRENCH: Average
GERMAN: Average
ENGLISH: Advanced
ROMANIAN: Native speaker

Networks and systems

Windows, Linux, Debian, Nagios, Puppet


ActiveMQ, Artifactory

Web technologies



MongoDB, Redis

Development Environment

Ant, GIT, Maven, SVN

Application servers

Apache, ElasticSearch, Nginx, RabbitMQ, Tomcat



Software testing

Automated testing, FitNesse


Kibana, Logstash

My education and trainings

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science - "Politehnica" University, Bucharest.2005-2009