I am a QA Engineer and Python developer and I need a job

Yesterday I was laid off by Canonical after working 6 years with them as a QA Engineer. I really loved my job and learned quite a lot, but now I must find a new job to survive. I have been involved with Ubuntu for close to 8 years, started as a contributor to the Ubuntu community, later I was offered a role at Canonical to work on Ubuntu.

I am very passionate about software. When I am not working, I write code and when I am working I write code. I never stopped learning technologies of different domains during last few years, so apart from my full-time job, I taught myself Android app development, Django to write RESTful APIs (not a full-stack developer yet) and to some extent I am also a DevOp and have been managing a lot of my deployments.

As a QA Engineer, I can help you setup test plans, find coverage gaps, automate your tests and enable them to run as part of CI in Jenkins. Apart from automation, I do have extensive experience with manual testing as well, so I can really break your product(for good).

My Linux skills are quite competitive, having used Ubuntu exclusively for 8 years I am very comfortable with command-line, with remote debugging over ssh. I am experienced with both git and bzr. I am also very passionate about embedded devices, have experimented very cool things on the RaspberryPi.

I live in Pakistan (GMT+5) but I am pretty flexible with work hours, so if an opportunity arrives I can really work in a different timezone. I don't have any specific preference over the size of the company, so I am very willing to work for companies of all size. I am also up for any freelance opportunities, so if you don't have a full-time role, I can be a freelancer/consultant.

my linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/omer-akram-44830248/
my github: https://www.github.com/om26er
my launchpad: https://www.launchpad.net/~om26er
email: om26er@gmail.com

Exciting times ahead.

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