I was in charge of the foundation and development of automation solutions for one of the largest logistics companies in the US. I have implemented services, UI and load tests...more to guarantee that the transition from old to new systems that we made went as expected. Part of my responsibilities was to train colleagues, both in Buenos Aires and in the client's office in the US so they could learn the strategies, techniques and technologies required to work independently in a successful manner.
Since my third day as QA, back in 2010, I've been training colleagues, and not only about QA, but about working methodologies, architecture, security, programming, or whatever was required. I'm a fast learner and I'm mostly self-taught, so I'm always learning something new or honing my skills. All this, added to the fact that I like to help, made me a referent for everybody, even for management, in every position I had. Being a referent oftenly pushes me to keep learning and moving.
Once in a previous job, the company didn't want to use Appium or any other given solution for mobile automation, as they already tried several and didn't like any. So I was given the task to solve the problem without these tools. What I ended up doing is to create my own "little Selenium" based on Android's SDK, specifically on Espresso, and sometimes using UI Automator -as Espresso wasn't completely mature at the time-, which both are part of the SDK. It worked =)
I'm searching for a job that allows me to keep growing, improving my technical skills and giving me more responsibility, making me feel that along the team we are making a difference. I would like to be involved in projects that aim to be the state-o-the-art so they are always defying.
If money were not an issue, what would you be doing right now?
Researching bionic prosthetics to help and enable people.
What words of advice would you give your younger self?
The joy that comes after making a big effort on something that you want, even if it's tiring or boring, it's much more than other quicker or simpler satisfactions you could get.
What's the best way for people to get in touch with you?
About business related matters, via email.
What words of wisdom do you live by?
"Don't do unto others what you don't want done unto you."
What's something you wish you had done years earlier?
I would loved to be able to start college earlier. But circumstances...
What's an obstacle you've overcome?
My father's death. I knew it would be difficult to even do things without getting sad, so I took a little time to grieve, then pushed me to do a lot of things I wanted to. Mostly about learning or training. That kept me positive and able to keep going.
What's your super power?
What was the most impactful class you took in school?
Logic classes I think. It has always been important to me to think things meticulously and thoroughly, or that's what I've tried to at least. This class showed me that there are formal ways to do it, and that given solutions are not always the best.