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Leonardo Lanni

IT & QA Lead

Works remotely from Barcelona

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  • Suggested rate €800 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location and workplace preferences

Location
Barcelona, Spain
Remote only
Primarily works remotely

Preferences

Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months
Business sector
  • Automobile
  • Banking & Insurance
  • Consulting & Audits
  • Digital & IT
  • E-commerce
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Company size
  • 2-10 people
  • 11 - 49 people
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people
  • 1000 - 4999 people
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Languages

  • Italian

    Native or bilingual

  • English

    Fluent

  • German

    Conversational

  • Spanish

    Basic

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Leonardo in a few words

15 years of experience in IT as a Software Engineer, Test Architect, Head of Quality Assurance, QA Mentor and Coach, Agile - People and Project Manager

Leonardo ensures companies deliver the highest quality products and services

Core skills: Leadership, Changing Culture and Mindset of QA Teams, Stakeholder Management, Coaching/Mentoring, IT Strategy and Planning, Test Automation, Process Improvement, Quality and Release Management, Public Speaking/Writing/Teaching

Expertise in eCommerce, Payment Methods, Banking, Web and Mobile Apps testing, Retail, eHealth, WordPress, Mobility, Distributed Architectures.

- Build,lead and coach QA Teams
- Define company test strategy and architecture, KPIs, quality gates and goals
- Drive test automation framework on different levels (UI, Integration, Unit)
- Define the testing processes to fully integrate with the existing agile software development
- Build/optimize the CD/CI pipeline to minimise the time to market of new versions
- Handling and managing bugs, delivering new releases with quality reports
- Building the QA mindset and culture through mentoring, QA as everybody's responsibility, QA Team as the 'safety net'
- developing QA manual testers into SDETs through teaching and coaching


- 15+ years working for International companies (IBM) as well as various Startups
- Lived in Italy, USA, Germany, Spain, Morocco, France
- Speak Italian, English, German, Spanish
- International Patents inventor (10+ Patents)

Experience

Freelancing

E-commerce

IT & QA Lead  - As a freelancer

Barcelona, Spain

February 2020 - Today (2 years and 10 months)

14 years of experience in IT as a Software Engineer, Test Architect, Head of Quality Assurance, QA Mentor and Coach, Agile - People and Project Manager

Leonardo ensures companies deliver the highest quality products and services

Core skills: Leadership, Changing Culture and Mindset of QA Teams, Stakeholder Management, Coaching/Mentoring, IT Strategy and Planning, Test Automation, Process Improvement, Quality and Release Management, Public Speaking/Writing/Teaching

Expertise in eCommerce, Payment Methods, Banking, Web and Mobile Apps testing, Retail, eHealth, WordPress, Mobility, Distributed Architectures.

- Build,lead and coach QA Teams
- Define company test strategy and architecture, KPIs, quality gates and goals
- Drive test automation framework on different levels (UI, Integration, Unit)
- Define the testing processes to fully integrate with the existing agile software development
- Build/optimize the CD/CI pipeline to minimise the time to market of new versions
- Handling and managing bugs, delivering new releases with quality reports
- Building the QA mindset and culture through mentoring, QA as everybody's responsiblity, QA Team as the 'safety net'
- developing QA manual testers into SDETs through teaching and coaching


- 14+ years working for International companies (IBM) as well as various Startups
- Lived in Italy, USA, Germany, Spain, Morocco, France
- Speak Italian, English, German, Spanish
- International Patents inventor (10+ Patents)

FREE NOW - Freenow

Transportation

QA Engineering Lead

Barcelona, Spain

January 2019 - January 2020 (1 year)

The company: FREE NOW (formerly mytaxi) is a leading mobility provider. FREE NOW currently operates in London, Brighton, Edinburgh, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Reading, Derby and Leicester. With wo requests every second, FREE NOW directly connects passengers and drivers with just two taps of the app.
FREE NOW is part of the mobility joint venture between BMW and Daimler, formed in February 2019. In July 2016, mytaxi announced the merger with Hailo, the leading taxi app in the UK and Ireland - an important step towards becoming Europe's largest e-hailing app.
Today, FREE NOW works with 700 employees in 26 offices across Europe. Eckart Diepenhorst is the CEO of FREE NOW Europe.

Responsibilities: As QA Chapter Lead of the Driver Application Tribe, my responsibility is to lead, mentor and coach a team of SDET (Software Development Engineers in Test) during the development of new functionalities of the iOS & Android Application for our Drivers, to build our Quality Assurance framework, test automation, processes, and methodologies, using a KPI and data- driven based approach into the decision making process.
I put strong focus into leading by example, working hands on on the several QA aspects involved in the job, stimulating my team and driving them both into their career growth and at the same tame helping towards the delivery of excellence in our Application.
I am in charge also of providing Quality check on our new application releases, and leading the QA contribution into building a fully automated pipeline towards CD/CI.
My stakeholders are CTO, Head of Engineering, Tribe Leads, Head of Product and Product Owners, Chapter Leads, Scrum Masters and Developers and my role focuses also in order to achieve the release of great quality products.
My skills come after more than 12 years of solid IT experience including QA and Development, Test automation Leader and Manager.

Windeln.de

E-commerce

Head of QA

Munich, Germany

February 2016 - December 2018 (2 years and 10 months)

The company: Windeln.de is one of the leading and fastest growing online retailers for baby and toddler products in Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe, Switzerland and China. The company has recently been ranked among the "Tech Tour Growth 50" which is a list of the fastest growing high-tech and investor-backed companies in Europe.

Responsibilities: As Head of QA, my responsibility is to provide the best user experience to our customers over the several shops including the fast growing Chinese one, providing quality in each new shop release. In order to achieve this, I run a team of 11 people, part of them remotely in our Romanian branch in Sibiu. The team focuses on manual testing including frontend (new features, bug fixes, responsive design, mobile devices fragmentation, App testing), Test Automation (building a test automation framework based on Selenium Grid, Jenkins, Maven, POM), backend testing (integration, feeds, scripting, email, and so on). My stakeholders are Business people, the Board, CTO, Product Owners, Developers, DevOps, Software Architects and Team Leads, and my role focus also on strong synchronisation activities through these people among the two remote offices, in order to achieve the release of great quality products. My skills come after almost 10 years of solid experience in QA as developer, Test automation Leader and People and Project Manager.

Planet Sports

E-commerce

Quality Assurance Leader

Munich, Germany

August 2014 - January 2016 (1 year and 5 months)

The company: Planet Sports is a leading retail and online shopping company specialising in selling board sports, street-wear and fashion apparel. Global Brands include Quiksilver, Oakley, Roxy, Nike, Burton, Adidas. The company has 250 employees, 420 brands, $50M turnover.
The company has been acquired, in January 2015, by 21SportsGroup which offers complimentary sporting brands such as cycling and running.

Responsibilities: As the newly created QAEngineer Leader, the role is about setting the strategy, driving and implementing the Quality Assurance processes for the company, with focus on the different components of the IT infrastructure. Core aim is to improve the customer and buying experience.
This has involved building Test Automation processes from scratch, driving Continuous Integration infrastructure for Desktop and Mobile , and leveraging tools and software like Selenium, Appium, Java, scripting within an Agile Test Driven Development context.

Wirecard Bank AG

Banking & Insurance

QA Test Automation Engineer

Munich, Germany

December 2012 - July 2014 (1 year and 7 months)

The company: Wirecard has 13 years of experience and more than 14,000 international customers. Wirecard AG offers its customers state-of-the-art technology, transparent real-time reporting services and support in developing their international payment strategies, be these offline, online or mobile.
As a software and IT specialist, Wirecard is also constantly expanding its portfolio with innovative payment technologies.

Responsibilities: As the Quality Assurance Engineer, the main tasks were delivering quality software for payment methods of Wirecard product lines, with focus on testing automation, in a SCRUM/Agile context . This involved Continuous Integration (CI), and leveraging on tools like SoapUI, JMeter, Selenium, Eclipse, Jira, Jenkins, Mavens, Mercurial, and Puppets.
Core activities were delivering the SEPA Payment method within the European deadline of February 2014, in full compliance of quality metrics and SLA.
Other tasks were writing and keeping documentation updated via an internal twiki document repository. Also the role involved Test cases maintenance for legacy modules, which were performed via automatic or manual testing, leveraging on scripting.
Reason for moving: Offered Leadership role to set up the IT quality assurance systems and processes from scratch in a high profile retail company with more exposure to Mobile testing.

IBM - IBM Group

Software Publishing

Software Engineer

Roma, Italy

October 2007 - November 2012 (5 years and 1 month)

The International Business Machines Corporation (commonly referred as IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.
In 2012, Fortune ranked IBM the No. 2 largest U.S. firm in terms of number of employees (433,362), the No. 4 largest in terms of market capitalization, the No. 9 most profitable, and the No. 19 largest firm in terms of revenue. Globally, the company was ranked the No. 31 largest in terms of revenue by Forbes for 2011. Other rankings for 2011/2012 include No. 1 company for leaders (Fortune), No. 1 green company worldwide (Newsweek), No. 2 best global brand (Interbrand), No. 2 most respected company (Barron's), No. 5 most admired company (Fortune), and No. 18 most innovative company (Fast Company).
IBM has 12 research laboratories worldwide and, as of 2013, has held the record for most patents generated by a company for 20 consecutive years. Its employees have garnered five Nobel Prizes, six Turing Awards, ten National Medals of Technology, and five National Medals of Science. Notable inventions by IBM include the automated teller machine (ATM), the floppy disk, the hard disk drive, the magnetic stripe card, the relational database, the Universal Product Code (UPC), the financial swap, SABRE airline reservation system, DRAM, and Watson artificial intelligence.

I have been a Software Engineer responsible for developing Tivoli application, test automation, scripting, configuration, tuning, scalability and performance testing, capacity plan, writing white papers and document to help the customer to size the opportune environment to deploy IBM Tivoli complex applications over distributed and clustered environments.

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