Mihai S.

Mihai S.

QA Manager

Bucharest, Romania
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About Me

Mihai’s 12-year IT journey covers dozens of projects in various roles and industries such as telecom, banking, gaming, media, and others. He has served as QA engineer, QA manager, product owner, scrum master, and business/data analyst for the likes of IBM, Huawei, Vodafone, Endava, and Societe Generale. With an in-depth understanding of the business environment and strong analytical and communication skills, Mihai is committed to providing end-to-end solutions to software quality problems, and one of his greatest achievements includes setting up a QA department from scratch, along with a general test strategy and methodology/process implementation.

Work history

UpStack
UpStack
Senior QA Engineer
2019 - Present (5 years)
Remote
  • Testing web and mobile applications and providing accurate test cases.

  • Helping clients with implementing product vision, strategy, and priorities.

  • Acting as a key asset in the SM team.

Endava
Endava
Senior Data Analyst
2018 - 2023 (5 years)
Bucharest, Romania
  • Developed and implemented databases, data collection systems, data analytics, and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality, also interpreted data, analyzed results using statistical techniques, and provided ongoing reports.

  • Worked on a data migration project, successfully migrating data from the legacy systems to Azure Cloud.

  • Created a model to automatically generate a health score for patients as part of a Data Science project.

BRD
BRD
Test Manager
2017 - 2018 (1 year)
Bucharest, Romania
  • Supervised the QA department and managed all internal QA projects.

  • Managed and trained a team of 15+ testers in Agile methodology.

  • Planned resource allocations, hired new team members, and performed evaluations.

Vodafone Romania
Vodafone Romania
Data Warehouse Engineer
2016 - 2017 (1 year)
Bucharest, Romania
  • Created and maintained ETL flows and verified new ETL workflow releases.

  • Created and executed database test cases and implemented data analytics and data collection systems.

  • Worked with HP ALM, Informatica Power Center, PL/SQL, Unix, WinSCP, Putty, Office Suite.

WowApp
WowApp
Product Owner
2014 - 2017 (3 years)
Bucharest, Romania
  • Created a QA department from scratch, maintained backlog, and created requirement documents.

  • Estimated, prioritized, planned, and coordinated quality testing activities.

  • Improved productivity, release frequency, and overall quality.

Nobel Romania
Nobel Romania
Product Owner | Scrum Master
2013 - 2016 (3 years)
Bucharest, Romania
  • Drafted initial business specifications for new features/products and created product demos to present to stakeholders.

  • Organized focus groups to create a better UX and worked with the development team to ensure that specifications are duly implemented.

  • Conducted a post-implementation retrospective and evaluated team members based on performance.

IBM Romania
IBM Romania
Senior QA Engineer
2012 - 2013 (1 year)
Bucharest, Romania
  • Performed environment configuration, worked with SAN, and created documents.

  • Created test cases, executed records, validated user stories, and maintained Linux/AIX/Win servers.

  • Generated and executed ERs based on the test cases created, identified defects in the product, and tracked their status.

Huawei Romania
Huawei Romania
Software Implementation Engineer
2012 - 2013 (1 year)
Bucharest, Romania
  • Worked as a CRM/BI engineer and completed 3 projects (in Madrid, Brussels, and Amsterdam).

  • Created, reviewed, and modified SQL procedures, ETL flows, and BICP scripts.

  • Led a team of 4 third-party contractors and resolved defects submitted by the test team through SQL procedures.

Ubisoft
Ubisoft
Game Tester
2009 - 2012 (3 years)
Bucharest, Romania
  • Created and tested documents with test cases, identified and reported game defects, created daily and weekly reports, coordinated a small team, and collaborated with the development team.

  • Reported issues in the database, ensuring all information was delivered to the development team.

  • Tested game features by creating test cases that would allow fast and complete product testing.

Portfolio

Lead Game Tester - Assassin’s Creed 2
Lead Game Tester - Assassin’s Creed 2

Submitted 500+ issues and generated several documents like validation reports, risk assessments, etc. Improved product quality by testing the pre-release video game and verifying functionality, data content, performance, usability/playability, and hardware/software compatibility. Provided detailed gameplay, balance, and tuning feedback thanks to previous gaming experience. Project was released and sold 9 million copies.

Business Intelligence Engineer - Base Telecom
Business Intelligence Engineer - Base Telecom

Responsible for the full lifecycle development, implementation, production support, and performance tuning of an ETL project. Reviewed and modified SQL stored procedures and participated in the workstream planning process including inception, technical design, development, testing, and delivery of BI solutions with a team of 20 people.

Product Owner - WowApp
Product Owner - WowApp

Created a QA department, maintained backlog, and created requirement documents. Improved productivity, release frequency, and overall quality. Mentored a team of 60 members and implemented the product vision, strategy, and priorities. The project took 2 years and is currently used by over 1 million users.

Data Manager - Reach PLC
Data Manager - Reach PLC

Handled data operation and usage, migrated data from on-premise to cloud, and finalized the 1-year project under budget. Ensured effective integration of the data management process with other processes to meet service level requirements. The project was released and used by over 20 million users.

Education

Certified Tester
Certified Tester
ISTQB
2012 - 2012
Bachelor's Degree, International Marketing
Bachelor's Degree, International Marketing
Spiru Haret University - Romania
2009 - 2012 (3 years)