Sorin V.

Test Manager

Outsourcing
14 years
Iasi, ROMANIA
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Bytex Software ServicesNovember 2018 - August 2020

Project Manager for a company that provides full-stack web development solutions.

- In this role, I have two main responsibilities: Customer Success and Project Management.

Customer Success:
  • Organizing and managing onboarding meetings with customers in which we discuss the modus operandi, expectations, communication channels, and project roadmap;
  • Attending weekly meetings with the customers, in which we discuss the project status, the satisfaction with the team and progress, the project roadmap and future plans;
  • Identifying and capitalizing upon expanding the team based on the current state of happiness and identified needs of the project;
  • Ensuring the visibility of the project status to the upper management.

Project Management:
  • Coordinating projects through initiation, planning, execution and launch, monitoring, and project close;
  • Taking part in the project kickoff and understanding the project goals and deliverables;
  • Creating project roadmaps, Work Breakdown Structures, and Gantt charts;
  • Coordinating the project team and guiding them towards successful project delivery that meets the deadline and quality expectations;
  • Prioritizing tasks and ensuring the delivery deadline is met;
  • Combing the backlog, arranging and optimizing it;
  • Organizing and presiding over the daily Scrum meetings;
  • Acting as conflict mediator between team members and project teams;
  • Having 1 on 1meetings with each of the team members I manage, reporting to upper management when red flags are discovered;
  • Taking responsibility for customer escalations, planning root cause analysis of the escalated problems, collaborating with technical leads and customers to fix the issue by creating feasible action items for all people involved and communicating their resolution;
  • Providing input and feedback for team members involved in the performance evaluation process.
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Xivic, IncAugust 2014 - November 2018

Technical Lead / QA Department Manager / Quality Assurance Specialist w/ Automation for a full-service growth marketing agency that fuses startup thinking and digital innovation to help transform businesses and connect with customers.

Technical Lead (Mar 2017 – Nov 2018)
  • Activity and resource planning;
  • Analyzing and managing project risk;
  • Managing and driving technical projects from the planning stage through execution, from prototype to production - leading the process, creating the design docs, and contributing to the code as necessary;
  • Facilitating commitment and productivity, removing obstacles, and motivating team members;
  • Aligning projects to business goals and communicating project status, milestones, and unexpected difficulties effectively;
  • Actively engaging in coordination efforts with other TLs in order to build a cohesive execution strategy and collaborate as much as possible;
  • Planning, scheduling, executing, reporting, and controlling the strategy to move releases to test and live environments, ensuring the integrity of the live environment is protected and that the correct components are released.

QA Department Manager(Mar 2016 – Nov 2018)
  • Creating / improving onboarding plan for new colleagues in the QA team;
  • Holding onboarding sessions for each new colleague;
  • Responsible for team induction and bonding;
  • Understanding business needs and development plans;
  • Investing in research and stayingon top of trends in the domain;
  • Planning team and individual learning programs / presentations;
  • Creating training evaluation and reports;
  • Planning events and activities for team bonding;
  • Working with HR for soft skills improvement of the team per own observations (communication, cooperation, conflict management, time management);
  • Participating in project planning meetings;
  • Reviewing project requirements (major functionalities, browser & device matrix, milestones);
  • Designing test plans based on project specifications;
  • Reviewing new projects / tasks and allocate resources in the most efficient way;
  • Ensuring projects success by reassigning tasks based on workload, resource availability and task importance;
  • Prioritizing projects and tasks and assisting the team with planning;
  • Ensuring test results are accurate, thorough and appropriately documented;
  • Ensuring an end to end testing methodology;
  • Defining clear expectations and set deadlines;
  • Adjusting task assignation (including for ad-hoc testing as needed).

Quality Assurance Specialist w/ Automation (Aug 2014 – Mar 2017)
  • Communicating with the US-based team to understand project details;
  • Helping the Tech Lead in overseeing that development progress is in line with defined expectations;
  • Keeping track of upcoming delivery dates, deliverables, specifications change history;
  • Ensuring clarity exists among all parties involved in the project, from client to developer;
  • Performing manual tests to verify project quality and participating in the deployment process;
  • Creating required documentation (user manuals, deployment documentations, CMS guides) for client review;
  • Submitting bug tickets in the project's ticketing system;
  • Creating use cases and test plans and performing QA based on them;
  • Creating automated regression tests (Protractor);
  • Creating automated API tests (Postman).
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SeoSlayerJanuary 2007 - July 2014

Owner of a company providing Search Engine Optimization services.
  • Managed my team through all of our projects.
  • Responsible for SEO management as well.
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RazmedOctober 2008 - May 2011

SEO Specialist for an online pharmacy.

My education and trainings

Bachelor of Economics, International Business - "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi.2006 - 2009