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Cosmin Ghicioc

Throughout my career I have acquired significant experience in various industries, however, transitioning from Project Manager to Test Automation Engineer was the most fulfilling due to my passion for "coding" which I have never managed to accomplish.
Although the process of learning has no limits and this new chapter comes along with different challenges, I am always enthusiastic about growing and gaining new skills while incorporating my experience to increase the value of my continuing professional development.


[email protected]
+40723341149
Cluj, Romania


Experience

Test Automation Engineer, Mar 2022 - Present

Company: NTT DATA Romania

At NTT I was outsourced to European Patent Organization, where I have developed automated tests for an existing service and for a new feature. The main challenge was to implement the logic and setup for both services as the automation was started from zero. Regarding frameworks I had the pleasure to work on frontend side with Serenity with Selenium + JUnit and on backend side JUnit + REST Assured while code setup being done in IntelliJ IDEA. I have also helped to configure Jenkins builds for both services. MongoDB was used as a database, mainly on backend side, where handled CRUD operations.

Software Engineer In Test, Nov 2021 - Mar 2022

Company: accesa.eu

Even if my stay in Accesa was short and most of the work done here involved UI manual testing, my main goal was to make a plan on how the project will benefit from automation testing and of course I have started helping with the automation framework setup.

Test Automation Engineer, Nov 2020 - Nov 2021

Company: iWelcome

As a tester, I have worked in an Agile environment, always aiming to follow continuous delivery principles. I have analyzed software bugs, provided follow-ups and interacted with the developers on getting the issues fixed, and close the bugs or stories in Jira as they got resolved or implemented.
I have worked with the latest technology stack for test automation, like Selenium WebDriver for UI testing, RestAssured, and Postman for Rest API tests, JUnit as a test and assertion framework, Gradle as a build tool, Jenkins to define pipelines and run test automation containers, Docker to create containers, BitBucket as a source repository, MongoDB as a database, Rabbit MQ as a messaging broker.

Senior Project Manager, Apr 2017 - Nov 2020

Company: Welocalize

In this company I was hired as a project manager specifically for a complex account which requires a qualified individual, who is able to balance many simultaneous projects of varying complexity in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment and can see the bigger picture.

I can anticipate all the roadblocks which can appear during the process of a project and also can overcome them with success. 

All the experience gathered in the localization industry and the attention to details came as big help in dealing with the high volume of work which I am currently facing , solving day to day issues and also meeting deadlines with an exceptional rate.


Freelance Graphic Designer Feb 2012 - Apr 2017

Company: Self-employed

Day to day work involved the below: 

Study design briefs and determine requirements 

Schedule projects and define budget constraints 

Conceptualize visuals based on requirements 

Prepare rough drafts and present ideas 

Develop illustrations, logos and other designs using software or by hand 

Use the appropriate colors and layouts for each graphic 

Work with stakeholders to produce final design 

Test graphics across various media 

Amend designs after feedback 

Ensure final graphics and layouts are visually appealing and on-brand


Marketing Specialist, Graphic Designer, Feb 2015 - Mar 2017

Company: Universal Translation Services 

Initially hired as a project manager, I was soon promoted to marketing manager because my skills in visual communication were noted. In this position, I managed to upgrade the graphic content of the newsletters and the company blogs. Along the way, I created thematic images for the websites content and also Info-graphics and other visual marketing materials.


Project Manager, Feb 2015 - Oct 2015

Company: Universal Translation Services 

Project manager for a translation agency. 

Day to day tasks were: 

Coordinating internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects. 

Serving as primary contact between suppliers, direct and end client. 

Managing translation projects, from the beginning till the end. 

Delivering every project on time, within budget and within scope. 

Managing the delivery of multiple translation projects to clients. 

Ensuring resource availability and allocation. 

Developing a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress. 

Managing changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques. 

Measuring project performance using appropriate tools and techniques. 

Effectively communicating with linguists, clients and colleagues with ultimate goal of ensuring customer satisfaction.


Web Producer, Social Media Manager, Mar 2012 - Feb 2015

Company: Lazar Group 

In this company, I was hired to improve the social activity on social networks and to make known the new company’s activity, which was off-road. 

I created visual advertising materials through which I managed to make it known to the online environment, especially to social media, and I came up with new ideas to the car decals that have been incorporated in the final plan.


Administration & Sales Management, Apr 2009 - Mar 2012

Company: Fabrica de Zahar Bod, Brasov

In this company, I dealt with product and sale management, preparing the needed documents. 

I assured efficient organization and preparation of the orders for optimal delivery to the customers.


Printing Production Assistant, Sep 2005 - Aug 2008

Company: Punto Grafico (Italy) 

In this company, I worked in production. 

My role in this typography was to ensure that the final product met the required quality. 

The products were folding brochures, catalogs and other printing materials.

Experience

Software Engineer In Test, Nov 2021 - Present

Company: accesa.eu

Test Automation Engineer, Nov 2020 - Nov 2021

Company: iWelcome

As a tester, I have worked in an Agile environment, always aiming to follow continuous delivery principles. I have analyzed software bugs, provided follow-ups and interacted with the developers on getting the issues fixed, and close the bugs or stories in Jira as they got resolved or implemented.
I have worked with the latest technology stack for test automation, like Selenium WebDriver for UI testing, RestAssured, and Postman for Rest API tests, JUnit as a test and assertion framework, Gradle as a build tool, Jenkins to define pipelines and run test automation containers, Docker to create containers, BitBucket as a source repository, MongoDB as a database, Rabbit MQ as a messaging broker.

Senior Project Manager, Apr 2017 - Nov 2020

Company: Welocalize

In this company I was hired as a project manager specifically for a complex account which requires a qualified individual, who is able to balance many simultaneous projects of varying complexity in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment and can see the bigger picture.

I can anticipate all the roadblocks which can appear during the process of a project and also can overcome them with success. 

All the experience gathered in the localization industry and the attention to details came as big help in dealing with the high volume of work which I am currently facing , solving day to day issues and also meeting deadlines with an exceptional rate.


Freelance Graphic Designer Feb 2012 - Apr 2017

Company: Self-employed

Day to day work involved the below: 

Study design briefs and determine requirements 

Schedule projects and define budget constraints 

Conceptualize visuals based on requirements 

Prepare rough drafts and present ideas 

Develop illustrations, logos and other designs using software or by hand 

Use the appropriate colors and layouts for each graphic 

Work with stakeholders to produce final design 

Test graphics across various media 

Amend designs after feedback 

Ensure final graphics and layouts are visually appealing and on-brand


Marketing Specialist, Graphic Designer, Feb 2015 - Mar 2017

Company: Universal Translation Services 

Initially hired as a project manager, I was soon promoted to marketing manager because my skills in visual communication were noted. In this position, I managed to upgrade the graphic content of the newsletters and the company blogs. Along the way, I created thematic images for the websites content and also Info-graphics and other visual marketing materials.


Project Manager, Feb 2015 - Oct 2015

Company: Universal Translation Services 

Project manager for a translation agency. 

Day to day tasks were: 

Coordinating internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects. 

Serving as primary contact between suppliers, direct and end client. 

Managing translation projects, from the beginning till the end. 

Delivering every project on time, within budget and within scope. 

Managing the delivery of multiple translation projects to clients. 

Ensuring resource availability and allocation. 

Developing a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress. 

Managing changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques. 

Measuring project performance using appropriate tools and techniques. 

Effectively communicating with linguists, clients and colleagues with ultimate goal of ensuring customer satisfaction.


Web Producer, Social Media Manager, Mar 2012 - Feb 2015

Company: Lazar Group 

In this company, I was hired to improve the social activity on social networks and to make known the new company’s activity, which was off-road. 

I created visual advertising materials through which I managed to make it known to the online environment, especially to social media, and I came up with new ideas to the car decals that have been incorporated in the final plan.


Administration & Sales Management, Apr 2009 - Mar 2012

Company: Fabrica de Zahar Bod, Brasov

In this company, I dealt with product and sale management, preparing the needed documents. 

I assured efficient organization and preparation of the orders for optimal delivery to the customers.


Printing Production Assistant, Sep 2005 - Aug 2008

Company: Punto Grafico (Italy) 

In this company, I worked in production. 

My role in this typography was to ensure that the final product met the required quality. 

The products were folding brochures, catalogs and other printing materials.

Experience

Test Automation Engineer, Nov 2020 - Present

Company: iWelcome

As a tester, I have worked in an Agile environment, always aiming to follow continuous delivery principles. I have analyzed software bugs, provided follow-ups and interacted with the developers on getting the issues fixed, and close the bugs or stories in Jira as they got resolved or implemented.
I have worked with the latest technology stack for test automation, like Selenium WebDriver for UI testing, RestAssured, and Postman for Rest API tests, JUnit as a test and assertion framework, Gradle as a build tool, Jenkins to define pipelines and run test automation containers, Docker to create containers, BitBucket as a source repository, MongoDB as a database, Rabbit MQ as a messaging broker.

Senior Project Manager, Apr 2017 - Nov 2020

Company: Welocalize

In this company I was hired as a project manager specifically for a complex account which requires a qualified individual, who is able to balance many simultaneous projects of varying complexity in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment and can see the bigger picture.

I can anticipate all the roadblocks which can appear during the process of a project and also can overcome them with success. 

All the experience gathered in the localization industry and the attention to details came as big help in dealing with the high volume of work which I am currently facing , solving day to day issues and also meeting deadlines with an exceptional rate.


Freelance Graphic Designer Feb 2012 - Apr 2017

Company: Self-employed

Day to day work involved the below: 

Study design briefs and determine requirements 

Schedule projects and define budget constraints 

Conceptualize visuals based on requirements 

Prepare rough drafts and present ideas 

Develop illustrations, logos and other designs using software or by hand 

Use the appropriate colors and layouts for each graphic 

Work with stakeholders to produce final design 

Test graphics across various media 

Amend designs after feedback 

Ensure final graphics and layouts are visually appealing and on-brand


Marketing Specialist, Graphic Designer, Feb 2015 - Mar 2017

Company: Universal Translation Services 

Initially hired as a project manager, I was soon promoted to marketing manager because my skills in visual communication were noted. In this position, I managed to upgrade the graphic content of the newsletters and the company blogs. Along the way, I created thematic images for the websites content and also Info-graphics and other visual marketing materials.


Project Manager, Feb 2015 - Oct 2015

Company: Universal Translation Services 

Project manager for a translation agency. 

Day to day tasks were: 

Coordinating internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects. 

Serving as primary contact between suppliers, direct and end client. 

Managing translation projects, from the beginning till the end. 

Delivering every project on time, within budget and within scope. 

Managing the delivery of multiple translation projects to clients. 

Ensuring resource availability and allocation. 

Developing a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress. 

Managing changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques. 

Measuring project performance using appropriate tools and techniques. 

Effectively communicating with linguists, clients and colleagues with ultimate goal of ensuring customer satisfaction.


Web Producer, Social Media Manager, Mar 2012 - Feb 2015

Company: Lazar Group 

In this company, I was hired to improve the social activity on social networks and to make known the new company’s activity, which was off-road. 

I created visual advertising materials through which I managed to make it known to the online environment, especially to social media, and I came up with new ideas to the car decals that have been incorporated in the final plan.


Administration & Sales Management, Apr 2009 - Mar 2012

Company: Fabrica de Zahar Bod, Brasov

In this company, I dealt with product and sale management, preparing the needed documents. 

I assured efficient organization and preparation of the orders for optimal delivery to the customers.


Printing Production Assistant, Sep 2005 - Aug 2008

Company: Punto Grafico (Italy) 

In this company, I worked in production. 

My role in this typography was to ensure that the final product met the required quality. 

The products were folding brochures, catalogs and other printing materials.

Education

Automation Testing Certification, Scoala Informala de IT Cluj, Mar 2021 - Jul 2021

Content for Test Automation using JAVA: Web App Fundamentals, Testing concepts, Automation Environment setup, OOP/programming, Automation framework, Selenium Webdriver, Web automation (end to end) project

UBB FSEGA, Cluj, 2019 - on Hold

Profile: Accounting and Management Information Systems

Info Academy Bucharest, 2012

PHP Course

I.P.C Camillo Golgi High School (Italy), 2000 - 2005

Profile: Graphic Advertising

Websites

2014 www.itmm.ro  

2012 www.nativet.ro

*I created other websites, but didn't mention them as they are no longer active

Other Projects

Infographics - various projects  

PSD to HTML - various projects 

Page Layouts - various projects

Skills


Java
Selenium WebDriver
Jira/Confluence
IntelliJ IDEA
Postman API
Jenkins
Git
Docker
HTML
CSS
Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Dreamweaver
Wordpres
Microsoft Office

Organizational skills
Team Leadership
Communication
Strategic planning
Business Process Improvements
Negotiation
Problem-solving
Customer satisfaction
Project Management

Languages



Romanian - native language

English - Advanced


Italian - Advanced 


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