I am a tester, a software development engineer in test and a test manager. In the past, I have acquired seniority in a wide variety of projects, which I use profitably at all times in all areas of the software development lifecycle. When it comes to qualification, I am at home in both the role of test manager, yet also in the role of developer in software testing. I actually love to bring these skills to a wide variety of projects, but especially automation projects. Not everything has to be automated. Then I take the tester perspective seriously and will help you discover the product and contribute valuable information to make it succeed. Doing things is my thing. I’m a practical and “hands-on person.” If I’m not at work, then - in various combinations, I spend a lot of time with the family, running, on the bike or with our Labrador.
|2018/06 - Present||House of Test GmbH|
|Test Manager, Test Engineer and Tester in SDLC|
|2022/04 - Today||Swiss Federal Agency|
|At this big Swiss Federal Agency I am the Test Manager responsible for fourteen teams. My main task was to introduce serious, responsible testing and testing methods to the differnt teams. The teams hat very different levels of maturity. After an introductory phase, we startet implementig means to realize automated testing. We are still building the testing base in a reguated environment|
|2020/02-2022/03||Swiss Federal Department|
|Test Manager, Tester|
|In this gig, I was allowed to design and implement a basic infrastructure and blueprint with my fellow developers, which enabled future SW engineers to start on a good foundation. In doing so, we considered different frontends as well as backends. I was also able to train various test frameworks (keyword driven, BDD) and integrate them into the framework.|
|Assignment 2018/08 - 2019/11||Core Banking System Vendor|
|Test Consultant, Coach, Tester|
|I wore several hats at this large Swiss core banking SW provider. Firstly, we planned and prepared the migration from an older SCM to GIT. Otherwise, I assisted with a very interesting variant of the use of Docker. Furthermore, I trained some teams in TDD and also in BDD. This resulted in exciting tasks related to testing and the Oracle database.|
|Misc. Assignments 2018/06 - Today|
|In our assessments, which took place over one day and lasted up to one week, (test) processes were looked at and improved. Existing problems were identified and solutions were addressed. Always keeping the client’s well-being in mind, we established practicable and short-term solutions and focused on the big picture with a view to the future. This was gratefully received by both the larger and the smaller clients.|
|Assignment 2014/04 - 2018/05||Tax Payments SW|
|Maintaining and slicing a J2EE monolith gave me a good understanding of what large databases and good, domain-driven, structured design can do. Included in this was, one of the bigger tasks, maintaining the company’s own testing suite in a tool I created myself and getting the whole thing very well tested into production over and over again.|
|2001/01 - 2014/05||Various companies|
|Senior SW Engineer in Test|
|I know that experience older than five years tends not to count in a CV. But I worked as a back-end software developer for a long time. I learned a lot and also had fun solving complex problems, which I still have today. Last but not least, the multitude of development environments that I was allowed to get to know are an asset that I can still use profitably with customers today and which is also very much appreciated.|
My passion is to achieve results with human imagination, technology, and patience. I love to get things done by inspiring people and taking them along in my calm way. With my working style, I have inspired project managers to work in a more agile way and got engineers interested in test-oriented approaches.
I graduated from high school in 1986 and after 15 months at the german military, then studied computer science. Since then I have had a formal degree in CS. Despite some minor certifications, including SAFe Scrum Master, I am a collector of experiences and qualifications, not certificates.
Quality matters. To achive or reach a goal for someone who matters, we have to make use of time. One thing to consider is that our world is made of relations. I seek for the willing, to take the “not-yet-decided” with us.
|⭐️⭐️⭐️||Mostly Java releated, all versions and flavours since 1996, including J(2)EE|
|⭐️⭐️||Almost fluent in the AS-Domain with Wildfly adn Quarkus and last but not least Servlet Container: Tomcat). Python and Bash for scripting.|
|⭐️||Trying to get mor fluent in test frameworks regarding python behave, and (p)sql using tpsql, even specialities like pesetr and PowerShell|
|⭐️⭐️⭐️||Ansible, AWS (EC2), Bamboo, CVS/RCS/SVN, Cypress, Docker/Docker-Compose, Eclipse IDE, GIT, GUTHub, GITLab, Hibernate, IntelliJ, JBoss EAP/Wildfly, Jenkins, Jira, JUnit4/5, Oracle DB(A), Postman (Newman), Scrum/SAFe, Selenium, SOAP(UI), SQL,TestLink, TestRail, Vagrant, vim, Visual Studio, VS Code, X-Ray|
|⭐️⭐️||LAMP/Apache 2, Confluence, DB2, Eclipse IDE, pyCharm, katalon (Studio/Engine), Ranorex, TestRail, MS SQL Server, OpenApi/Swagger, Robot Framework, Tomcat, Zephyr|
|⭐️||HP -ALM, -UFT, -QC, Octane|
|⭐️⭐️⭐️||All kind of Testing, Agile Testing, (A)TDD, BDD, Black-/White Box, Context-Driven Testing, Exploratory Testing, Gherkin, NFT, Release Management, Session Based Test, Test Management, Test Coaching, User Acceptance Testing|
|⭐️⭐️⭐️||German - mother tongue|
|⭐️||Netherlands (first 250+ Words)|
Many companies I’ve worked for, british, swiss or german gave me good references. If you want some of these contact me in person and I’ll make them available to you.
I take a more “hands-on” approach as I make my way through professional life. I prefer to see how things work rather than speculate about their possible great benefits.