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  • Since July 2017
  • Role: Automation Engineer
  • Position: (AVP) Assistant Vice President

2017-07 - present - AETT IT BARX FX - Automation team

Maintaining and expanding proprietary test automation framework to support complex foreign exchange backend development and testing.

Technology: Java, Typescript with ReactJS, Python, Oracle SQL, Bash, TeamCity, AWS, Kanban

2018-09 - 2019-11 - project: AETT IT BARX FX - Mobile team

Responsible for setting up mobile testing infrastructure for multiple Android and iOS devices in continuous integration and . Creating automation testing framework following Fluent interface methodology. Responsible for creating Test Strategy, Test Plan and automated tests for mobile UI.

Technology: SeeTest (Experitest), Java, TeamCity, Kanban

Microsoft - Skype

  • 7 years
  • Role: Tester, Developer, Program manager, Release manager
  • Position: Software Engineer II

2017-01 - 2017-06 - Skype Release Management

  • In the role of Release Manager
  • IImproved Test Results visibility and reporting of Skype CoreLib (SkyLib) components
  • IIncreasing Test Count and Test Code Coverage visibility for Skype CoreLib (SkyLib) components
Technology: Kusto (Big Data query) & PowerBI (DAX), VSTS, SharePoint, Kanban

2014-07 - 2016-12 - Test Tools

  • Implementing incident management process and tools within organization and my team
  • Migrated testing framework services between data centers
  • Development and maintenance of test automation framework
  • Redesign of test automation framework from PHP, PostgreSQL and Python stack to .NET and SQL Server world
  • Improved performance and scalability of services
  • Implemented monitoring and alerting system
  • Development of tool to detect environmental and database differences between test and production environment
  • Change Approval Board for Service and Platform Operation teams
  • Improved health, monitoring and performance of test environment for 20 QA teams
  • Performance testing for multiple Skype products on low-bandwidth network
  • Coordinated migration of 17 interdependent cross organization teams’ test services between data centers within migration of company wide test environment project
  • For my contribution and pro-activity, I received peer recognition award in 2015
Technology: C#, Azure, Python, Git, Chef, Cacti, Nagios, VSTS, Jira, Confluence, Scrum

2011-09 - 2014-06 - User Management - Contacts team

  • Migration of contact and profile data to Microsoft ABCH (MS Exchange)
  • Multiple integration projects (Windows 8, Microsoft Account authentication, Lync, Microsoft ABCH (MS Exchange)
  • Disaster recovery scenarios for database and back-end services, backup and availability
Technology: PostgreSQL, Python, PL/pgSQL, Git, Jira, Confluence, Scrum


  • 3 months
  • Role: Tester
  • Position: Senior Software Tester

2011-06 - 2011-08 - Deutsche Bank Money Laundry

Implementing testing processes and tools into new team. Design and development of functional and load test scenarios for the Incident Management information system (financial sector - Anti-money Laundry area). Conducting testing and reporting. Although it was brief experience, I gained very nice recommendation for my contribution.

Technology: Python, Selenium Framework, HP Application Lifecycle Management, Scrum


  • 4 years
  • Role: Test Engineer, Automation Engineer
  • Position: Software Tester

2010-02 - 2011-05 - Web Automation Test Tool team

  • Delivered Test Automation Framework for Web with result of instead of 18 people spending 3 weeks executing 2000 tests to 1 person doing the same in 2 hours
  • Led team of 4 developers
  • For my contribution and overall performance, I got promotion to Senior Test Engineer in February of 2011.

Technology: Java, Selenium Framework, Oracle SQL, SVN, Kanban

2007-11 - 2011-05 - Extraction team

Analysis of requirements, creating test plan strategy, defining tests, setting up test environment, test execution, test results analysis, documentation and reporting. Transition of Waterfall development cycle to Agile/Scrum. I have created several work flow For my contribution, I received 'Best Performer' award.

Technology: Oracle SQL, IBM Rational ClearQuest, Bash, Python, Waterfall, Scrum

Digital Imaging

  • 4 months
  • Role: Web Administrator, Graphic Designer
  • Position: Web Administrator

2006-012 - 2007-04 -

Maintenance and administration of web portal using content management tool on daily basis. Functional, load and performance tests without documentation in Mac OSX environment. Photos corrections with Adobe Photoshop CS2. Video editing with Adobe Premiere.

Technology: (Web) Content Management System, Adobe Photoshop, Big boom/Chaos life cycle :)