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Hello,

I'm Emre Asan

As a Software Test Engineer with significant full-time experience, I have actively contributed to the Network Performance Monitoring project. While working on this project, I gained significant knowledge about 5G SA Core in the research I have done and continue to do.

In addition to my core expertise, I am proficient in a variety of DevOps tools, such as Kubernetes and Jenkins. Furthermore, I have acquired solid skills in Google Cloud as part of these side competencies and certified as an Associate Cloud Engineer from Google. This dual proficiency enables me to seamlessly collaborate with DevOps teams, contributing to the integration of testing processes within dynamic deployment environments. My commitment to mastering diverse technologies underscores my dedication to delivering high quality and innovative solutions.

Apart from these, I gained intercultural working experience thanks to the EU funded projects I participated in when I was an undergraduate student. Also, completed my undergraduate program, MIS, as the top student of the department.


Education
B.Sc. in Management Information Systems

Başkent University (2018-2022)

Data Engineering (Erasmus+ Student Exchange)

Gdańsk University of Technology (2021)

Software Product Management Specialization

University of Alberta | Online (2023)


Experience
Software Test Engineer

Argela Technologies (07/2022-ongoing)

System and Test Intern

Argela Technologies (02/2022-05/2022)

ESC Volunteer in Croatia

Udruga Argonauta (EU Funded) (09/2020-10/2020)

EVS Volunteer in Romania

Team for Youth Association (EU Funded) (06/2019-07/2019)


My Skills
Microservices (Docker | Kubernetes), Cloud, Network, Virtualization
CI/CD Tools (Jenkins)
Agile Testing | Xray Test Management
SQL (MySQL) and Redis
Test Automation (Cypress, Postman-Newman)
Linux - Shell Scripting
IaC (Terraform and Ansible)

ISTQB®

Agile Tester (CTFL-AT) and Foundation Level (CTFL)

Başkent University

2022 Highest Scoring MIS Undergraduate Program Graduate

Google Cloud

Certified Associate Cloud Engineer

European Commission

Youthpass (3 Times)

Details about my skills and knowledge

Software Testing

I possess extensive experience in crafting comprehensive test documentation, including test cases, test suites, and test plans. Collaborating closely with the product owner, I actively participate in defining acceptance criteria. My role extends to assisting clients in writing acceptance scenarios and performing UAT presentations. Also skilled in utilizing JIRA for bug tracking.

5G SA Core

I possess a solid understanding of 5G Standalone (SA) Core, including familiarity with interfaces like N1, N2, N4, N15, and N26. My knowledge extends to nodes such as AMF, SMF, UDM, PCF, AUSF, covering their communication and message types, contributing to a foundational grasp of the 5G SA Core landscape.

Agile Mindset

While completing the University of Alberta's Software Product Management Specialization, I gained valuable insights into Agile methodology. Subsequently, I applied this knowledge to earn the Agile Tester certification from ISTQB®.

Microservices

I specialize in Microservices architecture, showcasing proficiency in Kubernetes cluster setup, pod deployment, YAML configuration, and expertise in Docker and Docker-Compose. Additionally, I have hands-on experience deploying and managing microservices on Google Cloud using GKE.

Cloud and IaC

As a Google certified Associate Cloud Engineer; I am well-versed in Autoscaling, L4/L7 Load Balancing, and interconnecting networks (Cloud HA VPN). Additionally, I have proficiency in utilizing Google Cloud services such as Pub/Sub. On the Infrastructure as Code front, I possess a foundational understanding of Terraform including few hands-on experience.

Test Automation

I have a grasp of automating E2E tests using Cypress. Additionally, I am familiar with automating API tests using Postman, Newman, Jenkins and integrating them into the CI/CD pipeline.

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About My Hobbies and Character

When you take a break for a long time, you can both lose the desire and have more difficulty in writing something about yourself. I start my writing by noticing this.


All my life basketball has kept me busy as my biggest hobby. I remember the days when I was 6 years old in 2006 when I watched the world cup at breakfast due to the time difference with Japan. After a few years with school and club teams, but because I was not tall enough, I realized that I could not do this job professionally and I decided to keep basketball as a hobby in my life.


The years in which my character, who I am, was formed were actually my high school years. In 2017, I chose the department that I will start in 11th grade as a foreign language because I had a goal of becoming an English teacher in the future. Since the high school I attended at that time did not open this department, I had the choice of either changing high school or choosing a different department in the high school I attended. After thinking for a long time, I decided to continue in my own high school. I didn't know what to study yet as I was interested in both business and computer science, but later on I learned that there was a department called Management Information Systems and I researched it in detail. As a result, while my peers did not know what they wanted to study or do, I had already set a career goal for myself in MIS. My path was clear thanks to being able to set such a clear goal when I was a year and a half away from graduating from high school, and therefore the process of preparing for the university entrance exam was less stressful for me.


In the last year of my high school, some courses were not taught and we were given time to prepare for the university entrance exam. Since I spent all these times playing basketball instead of studying for exams, I turned into someone that people had no expectations of. But I believed in my own truth and as a result, I got among the best 40 thousand results in the exam, which 2 million people took, and won Management Information Systems at Başkent University with a full scholarship. At the same time, I entered the Faculty of Commercial Sciences, which the department is in, with the highest score that year. Not giving up on my ideals paved the way for me.


I think my character was formed as a result of this story. I don't give up easily and when I want something, I try to the end. When there are things that will bring me down on the roads I go for the sake of what I believe in, it reminds me that defeat is not falling, but staying on the ground where you fell, and winning is getting up again every time you fall, and I try to achieve this. I also have a personality obsessed with details. Maybe that's why I want to be a data analyst. Apart from these, I also have negative aspects of myself. For example, I experience happiness and unhappiness, all emotions at extreme levels, and this can sometimes tire me. I think I don't have a medium setting. Although I never see emotionality as a weakness, I think that this kind of character forces people in some situations.


If we come to my hobbies by changing the subject again, I love watching theater other than basketball and I try to go when I find time. I consider the subjects related to my department as a hobby for myself and I try to take trainings on the internet in my spare time.


Finally, I would like to talk about my favorite songs. I like to listen to songs in different languages, with the effect of being involved in various projects in many different countries. I listen to songs not only in Turkish and English, but also in Serbian, Romanian, Polish, Russian, Greek and Spanish. Maybe I love it because they all remind me of certain memories, certain countries. I end my article with my 6 favorite songs from 5 different languages:


 

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EMRE ASAN
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Ankara, Turkey