About Me

Hello, I’m Carlos Blanco!

Passionate about Agile Mindset, Coaching Agile Teams, and focused on Continuous Learning.
I am considered an open-minded, outgoing and hard-working person. I keep a great belief in life-long learning and be pro-active to solve all the problems likely to arise.

Programming Languages

Html 5

Human Languages

Spanish native
English fluent
Catalan mid

Professional Skills

Scrum Master
System Administration
Video & Cinema
Test automation

Tools & Technologies

Operating Systems
Microsoft Office
Adobe Creative Suite
Cisco Networking
Jenkins CI/CD

Personal Skills

  • Teamwork
  • Positive Attitude
  • Proactive
  • Flexible
  • Self-Motivated
  • Critical Thinking

Courses and Certifications

  • Scrum Certification Prep.
  • ISTQB Certified Software Tester
  • Restorative Practices and Group Facilitation
  • English Intermediate Level B1
  • Cisco CCNA
  • C++ and Java Developer

work experience

2017 - Present

Agile Coach

As an Agile Coach, I help set the vision and goal of high-performing teams and coach them through different stages of team development. I assist the teams in delivering value frequently and coach them in self-organization.

2017 - 2020

Quality Assurance Engineer

Design, management and verification of Test Cases.
Running Exploratory and Regression Testing
Bug reports and analysis of defects (Jira + GitHub)
Validation and verification of the problems
Use of Continuous Integration Tools (Jenkins+SauceLabs)
Test automation using Selenium/Java/Cucumber
Use and implementation of Scrum and Agile Methodologies

2017 - 2018

ISTQB Teacher

Teaching of ISTQB Certification
Explaining official material, studying tricks and tips
Preparing for exams and certification
Support and motivation

2016 - 2017

QA Analyst

Review functional and design specifications.
Identify test requirements from specifications, map test case requirements and design test coverage plan.
Develop, document and maintain functional test cases and other test artifacts like the test data, data validation and automated scripts.
Execute and evaluate manual or automated test cases and report test results.
Hold and facilitate test plan/case reviews with cross-functional team members.
Identify any potential quality issues per defined process.
Check that validated deliverables meet functional and design specifications and requirements.
Isolate, replicate, and report defects and verify defect fixes.
Use of HP ALM (Application Lifecycle Management)

2014 - 2016

Quality Assurance Engineer

QA Engineer for both web and iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8 devices, BlackBerry performing the following tasks:

Create Test Plans
Design, management and verification of Test Cases.
Use of Test Cases Management Tools
Running Regression Testing and Reporting
Bug reports and analysis of defects (Jira + GitHub)
Validation and verification of the problems
Use of deployment tools for QA environments
Use of Continuous Integration Tools (Jenkins)
Test automation using Selenium IDE + WebDriver. (Also, Ranorex.)
Automation iOS and Android applications with Appium and AutoIT for Windows Desktop
Rest API Automation (Postman + Newman)
Using Scrum Agile Methodology
— Other functions:
Collaboration with DevOps in Systems and Network Management.
Audiovisual creation, Graphic Design and Photographic Report.

2010 - 2015

Freelance Photographer

Commercial, Portrait, Event Photography
Shoot, edit and publish Corporate Videos
Creation of Music Videos and Short Films
Design of Professionally Printed Albums

2009 - 2013

Research Assistant and Computer Technician

Network administration and computer systems.
Information processing and database.
Repair and maintenance of computer systems.
Field measurements with the instrumentation of the LI-COR company.
Maintenance, calibration and monitoring of the implementation of measures.
Assist in the management and organization of technical aspects in the group.

2008 - 2008

Localization QA

Localisation QA
Game Tester
Writing bug reports
Performing regression tests
Fix typos and incorrectly localized text
Working in multicultural teams



Antonio Alonso Herrero CFO at Solid GEAR

I have been working with Carlos for last two years. During these two years he showed me completely his skills and capabilities.

He is an effective and pragmatic person very focus on the final result. Moreover he owns strong capabilities as English language communication and technical skills, as QA and as Operations developer, very valuable for an organization.

It was my pleasure working with Carlos during these years.

Javier Arias Martín Quality Lead at Solid GEAR

I have had the opportunity to meet Carlos for more than 2 years in the position of Quality Software Engineer in the same project and I can affirm that he is an excellent worker, both professionally and personally.

He is a remarkable team player and strives to finish all his work and help his colleagues to complete all the tasks in the planned time. In addition, he has a desire to improve and is passionate about improving both processes and the use of tools that save time and effort to the team. His effort in automating the public API and UI of our product is remarkable and a professional guarantee that any company would be willing to have. In addition, the vision of the definition of test cases (TDD) that he performs is magnificent, being a great guide to identify all the defects of the product.
Personally, in addition to being a kind person and always open to others, he creates an excellent work atmosphere, which is highly valued by all his co-workers. He is also an open and communicative person, so the necessary direct relationship with the developers and with all the stakeholders associated with the project is excellent.

Given his experience and his ability, I have no doubt that Carlos is a person with a vocation who enjoys his work and is fully prepared to take care of the software quality of any product.

Vanessa Paredes Gómez PhD in Sciences at University of Valladolid

I have worked with Carlos in the same Research Group for two and a half years and I have to say that it has been a real pleasure. Carlos is a determined person, highly motivated and very easy to work with. His knowledge in Computer Science has greatly helped in the daily work of the group and his ability to face new challenges has allowed him to acquire extensive experience with various scientific instruments. Without a doubt, what would stand out the most is his positive attitude to work even in difficult times. Carlos, a great team player!


  • Travel
  • Photography
  • Cinema
  • Animals
  • Teaching
  • Science
  • Videogames
  • Snowboard
  • Reading


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