Tal Krawetzky

Freelance software testing consultant
Certified agile tester in SCRUM
Software Developer In Test (SDET)
End-to-end test automation expert (BE+FE)
Functionality, integration, performance etc.
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Location

Neufahrn, 85375, Germany

Phone / WhatsApp

+49-176-32955204

Intro

Seasoned software developer in test, team player, consultant, quality advocate, developer of test infrastructure and frameworks. I quickly learn clients’ products and processes, learn new technologies, programming languages. I am a creative tester and developer. I can also test manually, write test cases, create and validate test methodologies and more.

Experienced with:


I’ve issued a U.S. Patent (Pending) No. US-2008-0126288-A1 (`A System and Method for Automatic Management of Quality Assurance Tests`).

Cooperation model: in Munich, Germany I can work 5 days a week on-site at client’S office. Any place in Germany, Austria or Switzerland - 3 days a week on-site vs. 2 days a week remore. Rest of the world: upon agreement.

Take a look at the examples of my code (not related to a specific client I served) at GitHub (with Selenium, REST Assured etc)

Branches

01

eCommerce

Online shops; VOD (video on demand)

02

FinTech

Payment systems, cloud payment solutions

03

Social networks

Crowdsourced testing, family tree social network, logistics social network

04

Virtualisation

Desktop virtualisation solution

05

Security

Proactive defence, AV

06

Automotive

Process Management

07

Real estate market

Comparison portals, german real estate law, mortgage process in different organizations and banks in Germany etc.

08

Robotics / Hardware

Test automation of appliances and robots.

Knowlegde

Methodologies and Practices

96%

Scrum

95%

Test Design




Programming languages

95%

Java

93%

C#

94%

PHP

40%

Kotlin




Programming libraries and tools

85%

JUnit

20%

CaliforniumIQ

93%

Selenium Web Driver

85%

Selenium Grid

81%

Cucumber

68%

JMeter

84%

Appium (Web, Android, iOS, Windows)

87%

Rest Assured

65%

Postman




Databases

89%

SQL

95%

MySQL

74%

Oracle

68%

SQL Server




IDEs

93%

IntelliJ IDEA

86%

Eclipse

73%

Visual Studio 2019

78%

NetBeans

70%

AndroidStudio




Version Control and CI

85%

Git

97%

GitHub

94%

GitLab

80%

Jenkins




Process Management

98%

Jira

72%

X-Ray

87%

Confluence

65%

Azure DevOps




CMS

20%

FirstSpirit




Design Patterns

98%

PageObject




Operating Systems

97%

macOS

93%

Windows

75%

Linux

95%

iOS

95%

Android

75%

Raspbian




Hardware development

40%

Raspberry Pi

25%

Arduino




Languages

93%

German

93%

English

98%

Russian

97%

Hebrew




Projects

2018 – 2019

Maxdome.de
(ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE)

Test automation dev in Android team

Video on demand solution. I’ve built an automated testing framework for Maxdome’s Android App from scratch. The framework is based on Selenium Grid, Appium, written in Java, implemented PageObject design pattern. Additionally I’ve established a testing lab with 13 physical devices (smartphones and tablets) running from GitLab pipeline.

2017 – 2018

Giesecke & Devrient

Test automation dev

Mobile and cloud payments solution. I was testing various customers’ product versions (banks). The test were partially manual (on real smartphones running Android), partially automated (Java). Additionally, I’ve written test cases, supported the test management activities, analyzed customers’ setups.

2016 – 2017

HSE24
(Home Shopping Europe)

Test automation dev, backend tester

Online shop. I’ve build and performed automatic and manual tests. Tools: JMeter (performance), Appium + Selenium WebDriver + Java (UI tests on smartphones). My responsibilities included CMS testing (FirstSpirit), prise analysis tool, elastic search, client oriented test results, corrent scheduling of sales and special offers in online shop, technical analysis of communication between server and browser (FireBug).

2015 – 2016

Roche

Test automation dev

Pharmacology factory. Active substance production supervising solution. I was responsible for creating and running of automated tests (with C#.NET). The test run against GUI and directly with the database (SQLServer). I’ve been acting as a "one man show": created test concepts, coded and ran the tests, analyzed and reported results.

2014 – 2014

Payback

Test automation dev and manual tester

Online coupons and discounts club. I was part of the testing team and had various responsibilities, i.e., GUI testing (FirstSpirit), automated testin (Tosca). Sometime I received "irregular" test automation tasks, e.g., once I was asked to automate testing of an internal API. Due to network setup and special implementation of the API, this was not a trivial task, which I successfully fulfilled and delivered.

2014 – 2014

Paymill

Test automation consultant

Online payments API. I’ve temporary replaced the test automation team lead role. The reposibilities included leading the team, coding, running and analyzing test automations, participating in steering meeting etc.

2011 – 2014

CollarBar

Founder

Logistics social network. The goal was to smartly connect producers of goods, transportation companies and retailers. I brought this startup to beta phase with completely functional platform. Eventually, I had to close the entrepreneurship due to missing investment. However, this startup broght me a very positive experience: I’ve learnt a lot technical and business info about enerprise logistics.

2011 – 2013

MethodPark

Test automation dev

Process management solution. I was responsible for coding, running and analyzing of automated tests (Selenium + Java). The system connected to various 3-rd party solutions, which required good understanding of business processes in automotive and bank branches in order execute intensive integration and regression tests.

2010 – 2011

MyHeritage

Test automation dev

Family social network. I’ve coded test automations using C#.NET. Additionally, I’ve helped to 1rs tier support activities and performance testing.

2009 – 2010

TrafficMedia

Quality manager

Registrar (eine Firma die Domänen und dazugehörige Nebenprodukte verkauft; ein anderes Beispiel eines Registrars ist die bekannte GoDaddy-Firma). Ich habe ein Team von fünf Testern geleitet, inklusive Aufgaben-Teilen, technische Führung, Automatisierungen entwickeln, an Steering-Meetings teilnehmen, die von Kunden gefundenen Probleme analysieren und nachstellen u.s.w.

2007 – 2009

Microsoft Development Center

Test automation framework dev and integrator, SDET

Desktop virtualisation solution, named MED-V. I was SDET (software developer in test). Developed using VBScript/WMI, C#, PHP and JavaScript. The product was a virtual operating system running seemlessly on the host computer. There were various technical challenges for the test automation, which made it extremely interesting. I’ve reported directly to the project manager.

2005 – 2007

INTERECE.COM

Founder and CEO

Software testing consultancy firm. I’ve helped my client companies create testing concepts, test cases, coded test automations. I’ve build and managed a team of four consultants / devs.

2002 – 2005

Finjan Software

Quality validation specialist and automated tests dev

Proactive online defence proxy (protects organisations from external attacks thru web protocols and email). Responsibilities included planning and implementation of inhouse testing system, testing of 3rd party integration (eg., SurfControl, AVs), stress testing (WebPolygraph), writing test cases.

2000 – 2002

Texas Instruments

Team lead automation development

Cable modem. I’ve managed a team of three test automation devs. We’ve written TCL tests for DOCSIS implementation in Texas Instruments, which validated correct functioning of the cable modem.

Interesting facts /
Hobbies /
Plans

Microsoft

I was working for a startup, which went thru a successful buy out by Microsoft, which payed pretty good dividends to each startup’s employee. I also had an opportunity to meet in person a few people from Microsoft’s top management.

Moving to Germany

Germany isn’t the first country I’ve moved to. I was 18 y.o. as I moved from Ukraine to Israel and I was 35 y.o. (at 2011) as I moved further to Germany with my wife and dog. My kids were born already in Germany.

Coast to coast trip in the USA

Back in the 2004 I’ve made a coast to coast trip in the USA, which was one of the best experiences I had so far. Altogether, I’ve visited 14 countries in my life, which leaves more "only" 181 to go. Lot’s of fun ahead.

Hobbies

Navigate a drone, Arduino, Raspberry Pi programming, travelling.

Plans

Learn Bavarian dialect of the german language, implement SmartHome in my apartment, take my kids to the Disney World and more.

Prize / Patent


U.S. Patent (Pending) No. US20080126288A1

`A System and Method for Automatic Management of Quality Assurance Tests` (see hrer or at Google Patents)


Innovation prize

Israeli government’s prize for innovation projects (for INTERECE project, see above).

Education


BAR-ILAN UNIVERSITY, ISRAEL

Dual studies math and computer sciences (1996 - 2000)


"iSQI Agile Teaming", Nuremberg, Germany

Course and certification as agile software tester in SCRUM (2012)


FURTHER EDUCATION

Various courses "Java for Devs" (2011), "Advanced Java" (2011) etc.

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