I speak

English : Advanced

French : Advanced

Romanian : Native speaker

I code

Networks and systems
Windows
Web technologies
REST
DBMS
Microsoft SQL Server
Development Environment
MS SQL Management Studio, Visual Studio
Software testing
Exploratory testing, Manual testing, Mobile Testing, Regression testing, Smoke testing
Mobility
Windows Phone
Miscellaneous
SwiftKanban
Computer tools
MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

My Experiences

Provider of Intellectual Property Solutions and Services October 2015 - Present

Provider of Intellectual Property Solutions and Services October 2015 - Present

QA Tester.

  • Understanding the business and analyzing the specifications sent by the client.
  • Identifying deficiencies in specifications and helping with their clarification.
  • Manual testing of every feature delivered by the development team.
  • Ensuring regression testing after bug fixing as well as after the implementation of new features.
  • Automating regression tests where possible and ensuring that the automated test suites are up-to-date.
  • Qualification of the client’s reported bugs.

Softpedia July 2014 - June 2015 Duration: 11 months

Softpedia July 2014 - June 2015 Duration: 11 months

Mobile Software Tester / Editor for an Internet website that indexes information and provides primarily software details and downloads.

  • Manual testing of Windows Phone (8, 8.1) applications selected from the Windows Phone Store to assess their performance and usability from the perspective of a regular user.
  • Writing detailed reviews for each app, with the main focus on relevant aspects of their form and function, as well as evaluating and rating individually the design, features, security, battery usage, compatibility and emphasizing the most important advantages and disadvantages.
  • Creating listings for every reviewed application.
  • Monitoring, checking and approving user comments related to any listing belonging to the Windows Phone section of the website.

Softpedia November 2007 - July 2014 Duration: 6 years 8 months

Softpedia November 2007 - July 2014 Duration: 6 years 8 months

Senior Windows Software Tester / Editor for an Internet website that indexes information and provides primarily software details and downloads.

  • Performing analysis and evaluation of software submissions received through the dedicated channels from developers all over the world.
  • Thoroughly testing the selected products from the perspective of a power user, so as to determine how  the software will perform under normal conditions.
  • Going through the official documentation and following closely the licensing terms to identify relevant details, as well as potential inadvertences.
  • Identifying possible functional flaws that affect the usability of the program and notifying the developer (email containing relevant snapshots with the errors whenever possible).
  • Advising developers about any virus alerts that were triggered by the antivirus software solutions while the applications were under testing.
  • Capturing snapshots of all relevant modules while testing the software.
  • Individual data entry for each new listing added to the site’s database.
  • Regular maintenance and updating activities for the existing listings.
  • Writing in-depth reviews for selected programs to describe in detail the capabilities of the software, with emphasis on strengths and weaknesses.
  • Writing shorter and more concise reviews or original descriptions for newly added applications.
  • Providing support and answering questions and requests sent by users and developers through the specialized online forms or at a dedicated email address.
  • Monitoring, checking and approving user comments related to any listing belonging to the Windows section of the website.
  • Evaluating the performance of job applicants for a position in the Windows department after their initial period of testing.
  • Training new members of the team and helping them reach their top potential in becoming more efficient in their day-to-day activities.
  • Monitoring Junior colleagues and supporting them when facing totally new situations in testing applications or when communicating with developers and users.

Radio Romania September 2002 - September 2007 Duration: 5 years

Radio Romania September 2002 - September 2007 Duration: 5 years

News Editor for the national provider and broadcaster of radio services in Romania.

  • Writing and presenting live news bulletins, journals, commentaries, notes and analysis derived from national and international events.
  • Broadcasting rubrics and radio programs concerning Romania’s EU integration Interviews, audio inserts and live translations during national or international events of global interest.
  • Transmitting interviews, audio inserts, news and correspondences for the central station, Radio Romania.
  • Producer and presenter of “Mapamond” radio program, which included historical, geographical, cultural and scientific references.

My Education

Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Languages and Literature (English), Faculty of Letters - "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi.

1999-2003


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