Life as … a Test Specialist – Fabio Ciaravola


The majority of our Tobania world (called “the galaxy” according to our Tobians) is populated by our consultants. Each with their own expertise strapped to their backpacks, they head out to our client’s workplace to deliver targeted projects. Perhaps at yours as well? Well, time to get to know them personally! Featured in this edition: Fabio Ciaravola, Test Specialist.

“As a Test Specialist, I am responsible for ensuring the quality of every new software application before it goes live. That’s how I make the customer happy!”

Fabio Ciaravola

Can you briefly introduce yourself, Fabio?

I am Fabio and I work as a Test Specialist at the Testing Unit within Tobania. You can describe me as a HOT individual: Honest, Open and Transparent.

““I get the chance to satisfy my voracious curiosity by combining my geek and social skills.””

What makes working as a Test Specialist so unique?

Within my job, I get the chance to satisfy my voracious curiosity by combining my geek and social skills.


What did your career path look like?

You can best compare my career path with the infinite and geometric puzzles of Dutch artist M.C. Escher.


How would your colleagues describe you? 

They would probably describe me as communicative, analytical and a positive vibes provider.


Who inspires you?

I get inspired by all the things that surround me. Everyone has something unique to spread and to tell and I am ready to absorb it.


What is your go-to productivity trick?

Drinking Italian coffee and listening to classical music.

““I have a voracious passion for details. No bug will ever disguise itself as functionality!””

How can you stand out as a Test Specialist?

I stand out as a Test Specialist because of my voracious passion for details. No bug will ever disguise itself as functionality!


If you could go back in time, what would you say to yourself at the beginning of your career?

Do what you like in the best way you can.


What gives you a professional high?

I am highly motivated as soon as I have gained the full trust of my colleagues.


Do you have any mentors in your professional life?

Fortunately, I have had many mentors in my personal life, who inspired me with their lives, ways of thinking and experiences.


Do you have the ambition to be a mentor for others? 

By also functioning as a “career coach”, I hope that I am already doing an appreciated job of mentoring.


What skill did you develop over your career that was worth all the effort? 

The ability to see the shadow of persons and life, because the world is not just all black and white.


What does your desired future look like? 

Green-friendly, ecologically sustainable, local, a good balance between high-tech and tradition. And last but not least, bug-free!


Why should a fellow Tester join you at Tobania?

Tobania is the best place to kick-start and boost your career. As a member of the Testing team, you will find great colleagues and a wonderful atmosphere that will help you achieve all your goals.

Want to join our team of Test Specialist?
Check out our vacancy. 

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