Kevin Hernández

Kevin Salsa

Senior QA Automation Engineer | Remote

Kevin is an experienced quality assurance automation engineer. He has been working on projects for US-based software companies for the last five years. Kevin has led many automation testing efforts over the last few years, including both the initial analysis and the design and development of the automation plans. He has significant experience working with Ruby on Rails, Capybara, and Cucumber. Kevin is eager to learn new technologies and take on a new challenge. 

Notable Experience


Successfully set up an automation POC that reduced time in execution before every release. 


Helped with ramp up new resources in the project and participating in the QA recruitment processes doing interviews.




Senior Software QA Engineer
Avantica Technologies (November 2013 - Present)

Project: G5 (November 2015 - Present)
G5 empowers real estate marketers to be better and do better every day. 

  • Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Mysql, PostgreSQL, PG Admin 4, MacOS Sierra/High Sierra, MacOS Mojave, Selenium Web Driver, Page Object Pattern, Rspec, Cucumber, gherkin, npm, AWS, Heroku CLI, Docker, Circle CI, CodeShip, iTerm, Google Analytics, Shape, Chatmeter, Looker
  • Set up the quality culture within the team and the organization
  • Analysis, design, and development of automation plan/strategy.
  • Test cases automation.
  • Data Warehouse and ETL testing.
  • Back end testing in databases.
  • APIs testing. Test front end and back end communication by APIs.
  • Direct contact with the client, meetings, reports, requirements definition.
  • Test cases estimation and design.
  • Automation QA team coordination.
  • System manual test applying QA techniques. (functional test, regression test, smoke test, exploratory test).
  • Creation of dev, QA, and delivery processes.
  • Creation of standards for bugs, documents.

Project: Brady (2015)
A stack of printing product with their respective web, desktop, and mobile applications.

  • Technologies: MTM, TFS, Windows 7 Professional.
  • Set up the QA strategy, QA processes, and standard documentation for future users
  • Helped old and new QA resources with a quick ramp up, all this with the focus in mind to deliver high-quality products
  • Test cases estimation and design.
  • Weekly reports of work, pending tasks, risk management.
  • Test cases creation and execution.
  • Functional manual test applying QA techniques. (Functional, Regression, Smoke, Sanity, Exploratory testing).
  • Bug creation and verification.

Project: Measured Progress (2014 - 2015)
Measured Progress, Inc., a non-profit company that develops customized K-12 student assessments.

  • Technologies: Zephyr, Jira, Confluence, Oracle VirtualBox, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8 Professional, SQL Server.
  • Set up the QA strategy, QA process, and standard documentation
  • Test cases estimation.
  • Test cases creation.
  • Functional manual test applying QA techniques. (Functional, Regression, Smoke, Sanity, Exploratory testing)
  • Bug creation and verification.

Project: Grupo Mutual (2014)
Banking web services for management, transactions, payments.

  • Technologies: SoapUI, Kali Linux, Windows 7 Professional, Testlink, Jira, OWASP Zed, Wireshark, Sqlmap, Nmap, IOS 7.x.
  • Set up the QA strategy for security testing, focused on finding vulnerabilities in web services and the web application
  • Test plan strategy.
  • Test cases estimation and design.
  • Automated Security testing applying QA techniques – (Network Scanning, Vulnerability Scanning, Network Traffic Scanning, and Analysis) against web services (Payments, Credit/Debit Cards, Transactions).
  • Test cases creation and execution.
  • API testing.
  • Bug creation and verification.
  • Mobile security testing.


Universidad Católica de Costa Rica
Bachelor's degree, Software Engineering (2009-2012)


Platforms: Mac OSX, Windows, Kali Linux, Android, iOS.

Technologies: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Selenium WebDriver, Cucumber, gherkin, Capybara, Watir, Java, Git, Jira, Confluence, Pivotal Tracker, Heroku, AWS, Test Link, TestRail, MTM, TFS.

Databases: PostgreSQL, MySQL.
Other: Security tools (Nmap, OWASP Zed, Sqlmap, Wireshark).

Soft Skills: Organized and proactive, analytical skills, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, willingness to learn new technologies