Profile - Iván Riera Sánchez 🧑🏼‍💻

House of Test


About 🎙

Born to a family in Spain which has been living in Germany in the 1960s, I decided to go to the country myself in 2013 in order to learn the language. Since then, I have not only learned German but also worked in different roles in IT and I+D+i. Eventually, I discovered that testing was the perfect fit for me and my personality, working as QA engineer for a leasing Bank in Baden-Württemberg for almost 3 years.

Searching for ways to improve systems was always at the core of myself. Formerly a computational mathematician with a specialization in logistics and process optimization, I have found in testing my true vocation in which I can work daily on the improvement of the quality of software products. I see myself as a full-stack QA engineer, being able to develop many different roles from the testing spectrum (from unit testing to defect management).

Above all, I consider myself a life-long learner, always searching for new interesting things. Besides IT, mathematics and testing, I’m also interested in economics and management, and I am currently studying the last year of a business bachelor in a distance university. In my free time, I love playing my bass, chess, reading, doing sports and learning languages.

Professional Activity 🤺

2020 - Present House of Test GmbH
Assignment 3 (03.2021-today): Software Engineer in Test Automation
   Tosca Test Automation Engineer
   Functional Testing
   UAT Testing
Assignment 2 (08.2020-03.2021): Software Engineer in Test Automation
   Test Automation / Build Engineer in CI/CD Team
  Improvement of the already existing Selenium framework
   Monitoring of a web app in Teamcity
  Build automation for a C++ Cross-Platform Project (CMake)
  Detecting and improving code quality
Assignment 1 (02.2020-07.2021): Test Engineer for the new multibanking feature for the bank web app and mobile app.
  Exploratory Testing (WebApp, Avaloq, NovaEngine, EBICS server)
  Design and implementation from test cases for HP Quality Center
  Development Team Monitoring through User Stories in Jira
  Risk evaluation
  QA Coaching (e.g.: improvement tips for test reports, debugging with DevTools, how to identify the origin of bugs, how to identify risks, etc.).
2017 - 2019 Grenke Digital
Position Test Engineer
Responsibilities: Planning and coordination between development, business and product owner of quality assurance activities for software releases, which took place every two to four weeks.
  Transition of testing processes in an agile project from testing by a dedicated QA team to “whole-team” deployment, coaching of developers during the transition phase.
  Initiator and coordinator of the “bug cleaning” initiative, which reduced the number of open bugs to 25% of the original total.
  Daily monitoring of the test environments for early detection of problems in the services. Performed manual and tool-supported smoke and exploratory testing.
  Reworked an abandoned Selenium framework to automate part of the daily smoke tests.
  Redesign and update of API tests (via Postman) to a unified structure to simplify future management, extension and maintenance.
  Test Manager of the eInvoicing project. Reviewed test concept, created test plan, specified test cases, coordinated test execution and monitored test results during implementation of the project in Turkey.
  QA Manager of the LeasingAPI project. Review of the test concept and postman tests. Refactoring of the structure to match the style of the other projects.
  Software Development on new frontend functionalities with React and on the backend with .NET in an agile team. Bug fixing and ticket support for legacy project.

Education 📚

MSc. Computational Engineering and Mathematics

Postgraduate in Mathematics

MAS Industrial Design Management

Bachelor in Science (Open Degree), Computational Engineering and Mathematics

Skills/Expertise/Tools 🍳

Tech Stack  
⭐️⭐️⭐️ C#, .NET, Python, SQL
⭐️⭐️ CSS, HTML, Java,Javascript, Kotlin
⭐️ Bash, C++, PowerShell
⭐️⭐️⭐️ Confluence, git, GitHub, GitLab, Jira, Postman, Selenium, Swagger, Team Foundation, Tosca, Splunk
⭐️⭐️ CMake, Gradle, HP-QC, IntelliJ/JetBrains, Maven, Splunk, TeamCity, Visual Studio
⭐️ Avaloq, Azure, Docker, Eclipse, Jenkins, UI Path, VS Code
Testing Skills  
⭐️⭐️⭐️ Agile Testing, BDD, Black Box, Context-Driven Testing, Exploratory Testing, Session-Based Testing, White Box, Test Design, Risk Analysis, Test Management, User Acceptance Testing
⭐️⭐️ Deep Inquiry, Load Testing, Non-Functional Testing
⭐️ Unit Testing, Release Management
Human Languages  
⭐️⭐️⭐️ Spanish, English, German
French, Italian

Certificates and Testimonials 📝

2021 Tosca Test Design Specialist II (Tricentis School)

2021 Tosca Test Design Specialist I (Tricentis School)

2021 Tosca Automation Engineer I (Tricentis School)

2021 Tosca Automation Specialist II (Tricentis School)

2021 Tosca Automation Specialist I (Tricentis School)

2018 React Nanodegree Udacity (Online, USA)

2017 M-20784 Programming in C# Trivadis AG (Karlsruhe, Germany)

2014 Agiles Projektmanagement - Scrum CyberForum e.V. (Karlsruhe, Germany)

2012 –> Business Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Spain) (In progress, 75% Completed, Online University)

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