Profile - Simon Reichenbach 🧑🏼‍💻

House of Test


About 🎙

Automation Test Engineer, Test Manager, and Exploratory Tester by passion, with over 14 years of experience in software testing. After starting in a strongly tool-dominated environment (Tricentis Tosca), I have evolved towards test tool administration, helped to set up and manage the testing environment, while also coming into contact with client engineering. I have experienced the transition from the V-model to agile software development as a tester in a Scrum team, and later rounded out my profile as a regular Test Manager, and subsequently as a Global IoT Integration Test Manager.

I enjoy examining software closely, improving it to provide the end-user with the most positive and intuitive experience possible. The principles of House of Test, as well as the close collaboration with the world’s most renowned experts in software testing, motivate me every day to work with highly motivated colleagues and to elevate each other to an even higher level.

When I am not working, you can usually find me skiing, hiking, mountain climbing, or mountain biking in higher elevations around the world.

Professional Activity 🤺

2016 - Present House of Test GmbH
Assignment 4 (05/2022-today): Test Manager for Swiss Authorities
Writing Test concepts and implement a test strategy from scrath within an agile organization. UAT, IoT, DevSecOps, Non-functional testing, Aligning with all the stakeholder and colleagues to establish a test framework as well as a good understanding of how to test and create meaningful tests. As a Test Manager, I am responsible for all testing activities within the team and at a cross-project level. The team consists of 15 engineers. It is developed according to SAFe. The focus is mainly on integrations, API management and ESB solutions. We also take care of HSM, IEG and PKI topics.
Assignment 3 (07/2020-05/2022): Test Manager for IoT Devices
Creation of test concepts and test plans, Definition of the test strategy, UAT, Sanity, SIT test coordination, Test process optimization, Close cooperation with subject matter experts, Review of test cases, Alignment, coordination with different teams to enable E2E system integration testing, Cross system test data generation, Leading, reporting and planning of test activities in a global software development project
Assignment 2 (08/2019-06/2020): Test Manager / SDET
Leadership and establishment of the test department, Test management (methodology, coordination), Ensuring the most efficient and transparent test process possible, Definition of test scope, Organization and validation of the test process, Documentation of the test process, Establishment and further development of a keyword-driven testing framework based on Selenium, Construction and expansion of the test landscape including automated reporting in the CI/CD environment, Expansion and maintenance of pipelines in Jenkins for automated testing and software development, Exploratory tests
Assignment 1 (08/2019-06/2020): SDET
Various short assignments for different customer. Exploratory testing sessions for frontend as well as backend and mobile testing. Functional, Non-functional testing
Swisscard AECS GmbH (05/2014-06/2019): Senior ICT Test Engineer/Test Tool Administrator
Agile tester in the SAFe environment of Swisscard within a cross-functional Scrum team for the internally developed acquiring solution for merchant services </br> Risk assessment, test concept, test management, and continuous development of automated test cases with TOSCA testsuite on smoke, integration, and acceptance test level
Testing of front- and back-end, interfaces, as well as host applications
Functional and non-functional tests
Exploratory pair testing
Application of TDD/BDD
Close collaboration with developers and business stakeholders
Distributed test execution

Test data generation, anonymization, and pseudonymization
Administration of the test tool TOSCA testsuite
Establishment, maintenance, and further development of the test infrastructure in an agile environment
Integration of the TOSCA testsuite into the CI infrastructure (nightly execution, etc.)
Unit testing with JUnit
Allianz Suisse AG (01/2008 - 05/2014): ICT Test Engineer/Test Case Designer/Administrator Assistant
Planning, design, development, documentation, implementation, and maintenance of test cases
Automation of the testing system, logging, creation of a test coverage matrix
Various pilot projects in close collaboration with the specialist department
Requirement management
Analysis and description as well as assistance in error correction
Deputy administration of the test tool TOSCA Testsuite
Configuration of the test tools
Updating and maintenance of the test tools
Maintenance of the workspace including modules

Education 📚

What is important to me 💁

I’m a person who takes his work very carefully because I know that the devil is in the details. Because of that I was able to find issues that no one has observed during previous tests. I’m a very curious person and if there’s anything i don’t understand i’m known for beeing very keen to figure it out.

Skills/Expertise/Tools 🍳

Special Skills  
⭐️⭐️⭐️ Scrum
Tech Stack  
⭐️⭐️ Java, SQL, PowerShell, Groovy, Bash, CSS
⭐️ Python
⭐️⭐️⭐️ Selenium, Tosca Testsuite, Confluence, GitHub, GitLab, JIRA
⭐️⭐️ Postman, , IntelliJ/JetBrains, X-Ray, Jenkins, Katalon, Apache JMeter, Ansible, Vagrant, Step
⭐️ Docker, Visual Studio, Splunk, Cypress, Kubernetes
Testing Skills  
⭐️⭐️⭐️ Test Management, Functional Testing, Agile Testing, Black Box, Context-Driven Testing, Exploratory Testing, User Acceptance Testing
⭐️⭐️ Non-Functional Testing, BDD, Risk Analysis
Human Languages  
⭐️⭐️⭐️ German
⭐️⭐️ English
⭐️ French

Certificates and Testimonials 📝

Automation in Testing Workshop - Ministry of Testing TOSCA Certified Administrator TOSCA Certified Quality Designer TOSCA Certified User Advanced Level SAFe Certification

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