Tal krawetzky

Freelance software testing consultant
Certified agile tester in SCRUM
Software Developer In Test (SDET)
End-to-end test automation expert (BE+FE)
Founder of crowdtesting.net and californium.co


Location

Neufahrn, 85375, Germany

Phone

+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.

I automate backend tests (i.e., REST API, databases, network) as well as front end tests (GUI).

Take a look at my U.S. Patent (Pending) No. US-2008-0126288-A1 (`A System and Method for Automatic Management of Quality Assurance Tests`).

Upon request I can share examples of my code at GitHub (sith Selenium, REST Assured etc)

Additionally, I can propose you a budget friendly crowdsourced testing solution through my platform crowdtesting.net.

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

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

Knowlegde

95%

SCRUM

93%

Java

70%

C#

89%

PHP

85%

SQL

99%

Californium

93%

Selenium WebDriver

85%

Selenium Grid

81%

Cucumber

68%

JMeter

75%

SoapUI

84%

Appium

87%

REST Assured

93%

IntelliJ IDEA

86%

Eclipse

53%

VS.NET

75%

NetBeans

90%

Android Studio

60%

Kotlin

45%

Git

93%

GitHub

98%

GitHub Desktop

94%

GitLab

98%

Jira

75%

X-Ray

87%

Confulence

45%

Enterprise Tester

84%

Insomnia

76%

Postman

80%

Jenkins

95%

MYSQL

74%

Oracle

68%

SQL Server

91%

FirstSpirit

85%

JUnit

70%

TFS

65%

MS Exchange

98%

PageObject design pattern

97%

Mac

95%

Windows

75%

Linux

95%

iOS

95%

Android

15%

Google VR Programming

93%

German

93%

English

98%

Russian

97%

Hebrew

5%

Italian

Projects

2014 – ...

Testers.de

Founder and Consultant

Software test automation consultancy and crowdsourced testing service. Projects listed below (since 2014) are executed on behalf of this company

2018 – ...

californium.co

Founder and Contributor

Open source GitHub repo for integration test automation in following areas:

  • Web UI
  • REST API
  • Performance
  • Databases
  • CLI testing
  • Log analysis
The tests run on VMs (virtual machines), desktops/laptops or smartphones and can be easily built into CI (continuous integration) workflow.

2017 – ...

crowdtesting.net

Founder

The crowdsourced testing network connects software testers from all over the world and application developers (web apps, apps, online shops etc.). The developers create tasks, propose payment for executing them and the testers validate the quality using their own smartphones, tablets, computers, report found problems and get their payment for it.

2018 – ...

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

Pharma plant; 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

Payback

Test automation dev and manual tester

Online coupons and dicounts 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

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

Permanent employment

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

Permanent employment

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

Permanent employment

Registrar (a company which sells domains; another example of a registrar is a well-known GoDaddy). I've managed a team of five people. Responsibilities included: technical managing, splitting team tasks, developing of automated tests, participating in steering meetings, reproducing and analyzing customers' reports.

2007 – 2009

Microsoft Development Center

Test automation framework dev and integrator, SDET

Permanent employment

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 General manager

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

Permanent employment

Proactive defense proxy (protects organizations 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

Permanent employment

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, program Adruino and VR.

Plans

Learn bavarian dialekt of german language, mine BitCoin, implement SmartHome in my appartment.

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 prize for innovation projects (for INTERECE project, see above)

Clients

Studies and further education

Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Dual studies math and computer sciences (1996 - 2000)


"iSQI Agile Teaming", Germany

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


Further education

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

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