Profile - Simon Berner 🧑🏼‍💻

House of Test


About 🎙

Hi, my name is Simon and I am a 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 Development, Quality and very much enjoy giving workshops on Pairing, Teaming 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
Coaching (2016-Present): Several Test Strategy coaching mandates.
Project 4 (2020-Present): 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, Visual and Accessibility Mobile App Cloud Testing. UX and Crowd Testing. iOS Development: Accessibility and Bug-Fixing. TechStack: Swift, UIKit, Java21, 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: Software Pairing/Teaming 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 University 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/Web/Accessibility/Visual/Exploratory Testing, Context Driven Testing, Risk Analysis, 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 🤙🏽