Profile - Simon Berner 🧑🏼‍💻

House of Test


About 🎙

Hi, my name is Simon and I am a highly motivated Software Development Engineer in Test and iOS Developer. I’ve been working in the software industry for 18+ years and can combine that with substantial knowledge and learnings in Development, Testing and Project Management.

I am very enthusiastic about Test Automation, TDD, BDD, iOS and Android Development, Quality, Pairing, Ensembling as a Team, and very much enjoy giving workshops on Pairing (Pair Programming) and Version Control with Git.

I’m good at talking to people on all levels and I’m a good listener and tacit observer. I constantly push myself forward by diving deep into unknown topics, doing experiments in my spare time, and pushing them onto GitHub. I am a happy human being who is able to fit myself into every new challenge and situation where constant learning, experimenting, innovation, a healthy team culture, and having fun as a team, are appreciated, supported, and welcome.

Professional Activity 🤺

For getting an additional view of my professional activity, have a look at my LinkedIn profile.

2016 - Present House of Test GmbH
  Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET), Test Coach
Test Strategy Coaching (2016-today): Several coaching mandates.
Project 4 (2020-today): Mobile App Developer Test Automation - Top most used Mobile App in Switzerland and Best of Swiss Apps Award Winner: responsible for extending and implementing the Mobile Test Automation Framework, for the native iOS/Android App. Functional Cloud & Visual Mobile App Testing, UX and Crowd Testing. iOS Development: Accessibility and Bug-Fixing. TechStack: Swift, UIKit, Java17, JUnit5, Appium2, Jenkins, BrowserStack, AppPercy.
Project 3 (2018-2019): Java Backend Developer Test Automation - Biggest Payment System in Switzerland: responsible for extending and implementing the JUnit5/JGiven/REST-assured Test-Framework. Facilitation of BDD workshops with POs and Devs. Migration of the Test-Framework from JDK8 to JDK11.
Project 2 (2018): Backend Test Engineer - Large financial backend system: Testing of Services in an Oracle Service Bus. Working with HP QC, DevTest, JIRA, SVN, Git and Bitbucket.
Project 1 (2016-2017): Frontend Test Automation Engineer - Enterprise Cloud System: UX Test Engineer & Test Automation Engineer in a cross functional DevOps Team. Responsible to leverage and enhance Testing in the Team. Working with AngularJS 5, Angular Material, Protractor, Git and GitLab. Facilitation of UX Test-Sessions with stakeholders.
2021 – Present Independent
  iOS Developer
Projects: iOS Apps
2021 - Present Holderbaum Academy GmbH
  Course Instructor (Freelance)
Teaching: Pair Programming and Version Control with Git
2010 – 2015 mimacom ag
  Quality/Test/Application Manager
Responsibilities: Test Management, Test Strategy, Functional Testing, Performance Testing, Application Management, Incident Management, Requirements Engineering, Linux Server Administration
Core activities: Quality/Test-Management and Testing of Java Web-Applications, Application Management: Health insurance, 2-4 Headcounts, 50 kCHF – 200 kCHF, Project Management, Scrum Master, Controlling and KPI-Reporting
2006 – 2009 Sohard AG (since 2019 part of Noser Engineering AG)
  System Engineer & Java Developer
Responsibilities: System Engineering Siemens ILTIS, Java Development
Core activities: Development, Testing and Installation of ILTIS (Train Traffic Control System) for SBB - Java Development, Testing and Installation of NetBeans Rich Client Platforms
2000 – 2005 Remp AG
  Electrician, Electric Engineer
Responsibilities: Electrical Assembling, Electrical Engineering
Core activities: Construction and Installation of cooling Systems in the US and Germany, Project Manager for CE/CSA-Certification of a Pharma-Device called: EasySealer, CAD Design of electrical systems

Achievements 🎬

Course Instructor

Projects & Speaking

Attended Training courses / certifications / self-studies

Education 📚

2008 – 2015 Master of Advanced Studies in IT Bern Universtiy of Applied Sciences

2002 – 2005 Bachelor in Electrical Engineering BBZ/CFP Biel - Bienne

1995 – 1999 Apprenticeship as Electrical Engineer Swiss Post

What is important to me 💁

Some basics

I am looking for something where:

I care about people

I care about company culture

Skills/Expertise/Tools 🍳

Special Skills  
⭐️⭐️⭐️ Passionate, Fast Learner, Team Player, Communicator, Ownership, Teacher
⭐️⭐️ Problem Solver, Business Acumen, User Experience, Leadership
Tech Stack  
⭐️⭐️⭐️ Java, Appium/Selenium, Maven
⭐️⭐️ Swift, SwiftUI, UIKit, XCTest
⭐️ Go, JavaScript, Codable, CloudKit, Realm, MapKit, OSLog, Groovy, CSS, HTML
⭐️⭐️⭐️ IntelliJ, Git, Jenkins, VS Code, Bitbucket, GitLab, Gitea, GitHub, BrowserStack, JGiven
⭐️⭐️ Xcode, Warp, Charles Proxy, Concourse CI, Postman, VIM, Docker/Docker-Compose
⭐️ OWASP ZAP, Swagger, Gatling, Cypress
Testing Skills  
⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mobile Testing, Agile Testing, BDD, Context Driven Testing, Exploratory Testing, Non-Functional Testing, Risk Analysis, Session Based Testing, TDD, Test Design, Test Management, UAT
⭐️⭐️ Performance Testing
⭐️ Security Testing
Human Languages  
⭐️⭐️⭐️ German (Native)
⭐️⭐️ English (Full Professional Proficiency), French (Professional)

Certificates and Testimonials 📝

If you need any proof of certificates/testimonials in paper form of my passed education or older employers, please get in touch with me.

More information about me on 🌐

House of Test contact 🤙🏽