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Tacio D., Senior QA Automation

Last Updated: 7 Sep 2023

- Experienced software engineer with a strong focus on automation, testing, and DevOps. - Certified SAFe 5 Practitioner with over 10 years of experience in the IT field, working with a variety of industries, including payment gateways, healthcare, and natural disaster prevention. - Experience with Appium (3 yr. of experience) and K6 (4 yr. of experience) - Proficient in Performance Testing with K6 and Jmeter - Worked with prominent companies, including Johnson & Johnson, which involved some financial software components or integrations. - Proficient in tools such as Argo-workflow, Jira, Mantis, Azure, Cypress, Selenium, Robot Framework, and Jupyter Notebook. - Upper-Intermediate English. - Availability starting from ASAP

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An experienced QA Engineer with over 7 years in the field, proficient in both manual and automated testing across multiple platforms including Android, iOS, and various web browsers. With a strong track record in QA process management and documentation, the engineer excels in automating mobile and web applications, showcasing significant technical skills in tools such as Selenium, Appium, and Java. They have led teams on complex projects, such as a medical research management system, and boast hands-on experience in performance testing using Jmeter and BlazeMeter. Active in full SDLC, they apply Scrum and Kanban methodologies, emphasizing continuous integration with Jenkins. Their problem-solving capabilities extend beyond testing to improving QA practices and training team members, highlighting their comprehensive understanding of software quality assurance.

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Kateryna, Manual QA Engineer

Last Updated: 4 Jul 2023

- Bug’s life cycle, roles and activities in the project team, positive/negative tests, smoke-testing, GUI, cross-browser (Internet Explorer; Mozilla Firefox; Safari; Opera; Google Chrome; Edge; Yandex Browser), compatibility, black-box, grey-box, functional, non-functional, regression testing. Experience in manual mobile application testing on IOS and Android operating systems. - UI automation testing using SeleniumIDE. - Performance testing (load and stress) using JMeter. - Creation of test plans, test cases, test suite, checklists, bug reports. - Knowledge of Test Design technics. - Understanding of SDLC, methodologies and the difference between types of testing. - English Intermediate. - Available Full-time. - Ready to start next week. - No scheduled vacations within the next 3 months.

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Taras L, QA Automation Engineer

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Last Updated: 4 Sep 2023

- Taras is a highly skilled software engineer with a strong background in computer science and automation. - He has over 4 years of experience in the field and has worked on various healthcare, blockchain, and CRM projects. Taras is proficient in multiple programming languages including C#, Python, and Java, and has expertise in automation testing using tools such as SilkTest, Selenium, and Appium. - He is also experienced in REST API testing and working with databases like MySQL and Hasura GraphQL. - Taras has a proven track record of developing comprehensive test documentation, including test plans, test cases, and bug reports. He is highly knowledgeable in software development practices and follows industry-standard methodologies and principles. - With his technical expertise and domain knowledge, Taras stands out among other candidates and is a valuable asset to any software engineering team.

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Pesanggrahan, Indonesia
Last Updated: 31 Jul 2023

- As a Senior IT Operations Support Manager in mining and banking with more than 25 years of experience with a proven ability to complete complex and challenging improved. With areas of expertise including, but not limited to Operation Support/Project management, agile practices, mining, transaction banking, business process management, software development lifecycle, and IT managed services - Produced new application releases from systems development staff or software suppliers and ensured the continued support of the service thereafter. Improved with comprehensive business/technical skill set and conscientious self-starter, able to strategize and prioritize effectively to accomplish multiple tasks and stay calm under pressure. Generated guides organizations in applying technology to business settings provide added value and create project deliverables in a timely manner.

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Hard skills of a Mantis Developer

The hard skills required for a Mantis Developer vary depending on the level of expertise. Below are the key hard skills for each level:


  • Programming Languages: Proficiency in languages such as PHP, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
  • Database Management: Basic knowledge of SQL and experience with database management systems like MySQL.
  • Bug Tracking: Familiarity with Mantis bug tracking system and understanding of bug life cycle.
  • Version Control: Experience with version control systems like Git and ability to work collaboratively using repositories.
  • Web Development: Understanding of web development principles and experience with frameworks like Laravel or CodeIgniter.


  • Advanced Programming: Strong proficiency in PHP and other relevant languages, with the ability to write efficient and scalable code.
  • Database Optimization: Knowledge of advanced SQL querying techniques and ability to optimize database performance.
  • Bug Fixing: Experience in analyzing and troubleshooting complex bugs and implementing effective solutions.
  • Code Review: Ability to conduct code reviews, identify areas for improvement, and provide constructive feedback to team members.
  • Technical Documentation: Proficient in writing clear and concise technical documentation for code and system architecture.
  • API Integration: Experience in integrating third-party APIs and services into applications.
  • Testing: Familiarity with testing frameworks and ability to write unit tests for code validation.


  • Architecture Design: Proficient in designing scalable and maintainable software architectures for complex projects.
  • Performance Optimization: Ability to identify performance bottlenecks and optimize code and infrastructure for improved efficiency.
  • Security: Knowledge of secure coding practices and experience in implementing security measures to protect against vulnerabilities.
  • Project Management: Experience in leading development teams, coordinating tasks, and ensuring timely project delivery.
  • Code Refactoring: Ability to refactor existing codebase for improved maintainability and readability.
  • Deployment and DevOps: Experience in deploying applications to production environments and familiarity with DevOps practices.
  • Continuous Integration/Deployment: Knowledge of CI/CD pipelines and experience in setting up automated deployment workflows.
  • Leadership: Strong leadership skills and ability to mentor and guide junior developers.

Expert/Team Lead

  • Technical Strategy: Ability to define and execute technical strategies aligned with business goals.
  • System Architecture: Proficiency in designing highly scalable and distributed systems.
  • Performance Tuning: Expertise in optimizing system performance at all levels, including code, database, and infrastructure.
  • Team Management: Experience in leading and managing development teams, including resource allocation and performance evaluation.
  • Code Review and Standards: Ability to enforce coding standards, conduct thorough code reviews, and ensure code quality.
  • Technical Leadership: Strong technical leadership skills, providing guidance and direction to team members.
  • Client Interaction: Experience in client-facing roles, including requirement gathering, project planning, and stakeholder management.
  • Emerging Technologies: Awareness and understanding of emerging technologies and ability to assess their potential benefits for the organization.
  • Agile Methodologies: Proficient in Agile development methodologies, such as Scrum or Kanban, and experience in leading Agile teams.
  • Quality Assurance: Knowledge of QA processes and methodologies, ensuring high-quality deliverables.
  • Communication: Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, for effective collaboration and presentation of technical concepts.

Soft skills of a Mantis Developer

Soft skills are essential for Mantis Developers to excel in their roles. These skills complement technical expertise and enable effective collaboration, communication, and problem-solving. Here are the soft skills required at different levels of experience:


  • Adaptability: Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies and processes.
  • Attention to Detail: Paying close attention to small details to ensure accuracy and quality.
  • Time Management: Efficiently managing time and prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Teamwork: Working collaboratively with colleagues to achieve common goals.
  • Communication: Effectively conveying ideas and information to team members and stakeholders.


  • Leadership: Taking ownership of tasks and guiding junior team members.
  • Problem-solving: Analyzing complex issues and finding innovative solutions.
  • Critical Thinking: Evaluating situations objectively and making logical decisions.
  • Conflict Resolution: Effectively managing conflicts and finding mutually beneficial resolutions.
  • Adaptability: Quickly adapting to changing project requirements and priorities.
  • Time Management: Efficiently managing time and resources to optimize productivity.
  • Collaboration: Collaborating with cross-functional teams for seamless project execution.


  • Mentoring: Guiding and mentoring junior and middle-level developers to enhance their skills.
  • Strategic Thinking: Identifying long-term goals and aligning development strategies accordingly.
  • Decision-making: Making informed decisions based on data and experience.
  • Effective Communication: Clearly articulating ideas and concepts to stakeholders.
  • Conflict Resolution: Resolving conflicts and fostering a positive work environment.
  • Innovation: Driving innovation and exploring new technologies for improved solutions.
  • Collaboration: Collaborating with stakeholders to understand business requirements.
  • Time Management: Efficiently managing time and delegating tasks to meet project deadlines.

Expert/Team Lead

  • Strategic Leadership: Providing strategic direction and guidance to the development team.
  • Project Management: Overseeing project execution and ensuring timely delivery.
  • Team Management: Leading and motivating the development team to achieve project goals.
  • Stakeholder Management: Effectively managing relationships with clients and stakeholders.
  • Influencing Skills: Persuading and influencing stakeholders to support project initiatives.
  • Conflict Resolution: Resolving conflicts and promoting a collaborative work environment.
  • Innovation: Promoting innovation and driving continuous improvement within the team.
  • Decision-making: Making critical decisions that align with the project and organizational goals.
  • Effective Communication: Communicating effectively with team members and stakeholders.
  • Time Management: Efficiently managing time and resources to optimize project delivery.
  • Strategic Thinking: Developing strategies to achieve long-term business objectives.

Pros & cons of Mantis

9 Pros of Mantis

  • Mantis is an open-source bug tracking system, which means it is free to use and modify according to your needs.
  • It provides a simple and intuitive user interface, making it easy for both technical and non-technical users to navigate and report issues.
  • Mantis has a robust and flexible workflow management system, allowing you to define custom workflows and automate various processes.
  • It offers extensive customization options, enabling you to tailor the system to your specific requirements and integrate it with other tools and systems.
  • Mantis supports multiple projects and allows you to manage them all within a single instance, providing a centralized view of all your projects’ issues.
  • It has a comprehensive search functionality, allowing you to quickly find and filter issues based on various criteria such as status, priority, and assigned user.
  • Mantis provides email notifications, keeping all project stakeholders informed about the latest updates and changes in the system.
  • It offers a wide range of reporting and analytics features, enabling you to generate custom reports, track project progress, and identify trends and patterns.
  • Mantis has a large and active community of users and developers, ensuring continuous support, updates, and enhancements to the system.

9 Cons of Mantis

  • Mantis may require some technical expertise to set up and configure initially, especially if you want to customize it extensively.
  • As an open-source system, Mantis may have limited official support compared to proprietary bug tracking tools.
  • While Mantis has a user-friendly interface, it may not be as visually appealing or modern as some commercial bug tracking systems.
  • It may lack certain advanced features found in premium bug tracking tools, such as advanced analytics or integrations with specific third-party applications.
  • Mantis may not be suitable for large-scale enterprise projects with complex requirements, as it is primarily designed for smaller teams and projects.
  • Although Mantis allows customization, making significant modifications to the system may require extensive development work.
  • As an open-source system, the availability of plugins and extensions for Mantis may be limited compared to commercial bug tracking tools.
  • Mantis may not have as frequent updates or new feature releases compared to some commercial bug tracking systems.
  • The learning curve for new users who are unfamiliar with bug tracking systems may be slightly steep when starting with Mantis.

What are top Mantis instruments and tools?

  • Mantis Elite-Cam HD: The Mantis Elite-Cam HD is a high-definition stereo microscope with an integrated camera. It provides exceptional image quality and clarity, allowing for precise inspection and analysis. The Mantis Elite-Cam HD has been widely used in various industries such as electronics, automotive, and medical for its superior imaging capabilities and ergonomic design.
  • Mantis Compact: The Mantis Compact is a portable and lightweight stereo microscope that offers high-quality optics and a wide field of view. It is designed for quick and easy inspection tasks, making it ideal for fieldwork and on-site inspections. The Mantis Compact has gained popularity among professionals in the electronics and jewelry industries due to its compact size and reliable performance.
  • Mantis Elite: The Mantis Elite is a flagship product of the Mantis range, known for its exceptional optical performance and ergonomic design. It provides crystal-clear, high-resolution images, making it suitable for intricate inspection and assembly tasks. The Mantis Elite has been widely used in industries such as aerospace, engineering, and precision manufacturing for its reliability and versatility.
  • Mantis Elite-Cam: The Mantis Elite-Cam is a versatile stereo microscope that combines high-quality optics with an integrated camera. It allows for real-time image capture and documentation, making it ideal for quality control and documentation purposes. The Mantis Elite-Cam has been extensively used in industries such as electronics, forensics, and materials science for its imaging capabilities and ease of use.
  • Mantis Compact Elite: The Mantis Compact Elite is a portable stereo microscope that offers enhanced optical performance and ergonomic features. It provides a large depth of field and excellent image clarity, making it suitable for detailed inspection and analysis. The Mantis Compact Elite has found applications in fields such as electronics, medical devices, and precision engineering for its superior imaging capabilities and compact design.

TOP 10 Mantis Related Technologies

  • Python

    Python is a popular programming language known for its simplicity and readability. It is widely used for Mantis software development due to its extensive libraries and frameworks such as Django and Flask, which facilitate rapid development and scalability.

  • JavaScript

    JavaScript is a versatile programming language that is essential for web development. It is commonly used for Mantis software development to create interactive user interfaces and enhance the functionality of web applications.


    HTML and CSS are the building blocks of web development. HTML provides the structure of web pages, while CSS is responsible for styling and visual presentation. Both are crucial for Mantis software development to create visually appealing and user-friendly interfaces.

  • Java

    Java is a robust and widely adopted programming language, particularly for enterprise-level software development. It offers platform independence, strong security features, and a vast ecosystem of libraries and frameworks, making it suitable for developing Mantis software.

  • Git

    Git is a version control system commonly used in software development. It enables collaboration, code management, and tracking changes, making it an essential tool for Mantis software development teams to ensure efficient code management and seamless collaboration.

  • MySQL

    MySQL is a popular open-source relational database management system. It is commonly used for Mantis software development to store and manage data efficiently. Its scalability, performance, and ease of use make it a preferred choice for many developers.

  • AWS

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud computing platform with a vast array of services and tools. It provides scalable and reliable infrastructure for Mantis software development, offering services like virtual servers, storage, and databases, enabling developers to build and deploy applications with ease.

Let’s consider Difference between Junior, Middle, Senior, Expert/Team Lead developer roles.

Seniority NameYears of experienceResponsibilities and activitiesAverage salary (USD/year)
Junior Developer0-2 years – Assisting in the development and maintenance of software products
– Writing code based on specifications provided by senior developers
– Conducting code reviews and debugging
– Learning and gaining proficiency in programming languages and frameworks
– Collaborating with team members on projects
$50,000 – $70,000
Middle Developer2-5 years – Developing software applications and modules
– Designing and implementing software solutions
– Participating in code reviews and identifying areas of improvement
– Mentoring junior developers and providing guidance
– Collaborating with cross-functional teams for project delivery
$70,000 – $90,000
Senior Developer5-8 years – Leading architecture design and development
– Providing technical guidance and mentoring to the team
– Reviewing and optimizing existing codebase
– Collaborating with stakeholders to define project requirements
– Identifying and implementing best practices and coding standards
$90,000 – $120,000
Expert/Team Lead Developer8+ years – Leading a team of developers and managing project deliverables
– Architecting complex software solutions
– Conducting performance reviews and providing feedback
– Collaborating with stakeholders on strategic planning
– Driving innovation and staying updated with industry trends
$120,000 – $150,000+

How and where is Mantis used?

Case NameCase Description
Bug TrackingMantis Development is widely used for bug tracking in software development projects. It allows developers to track and manage reported bugs, assign them to team members, set priorities, and monitor the progress of bug fixes. This ensures that issues are addressed promptly and effectively, leading to improved software quality.
Issue ManagementMantis Development also serves as a comprehensive issue management tool. It enables teams to capture and track various types of issues, such as feature requests, enhancement suggestions, and technical debt. By centralizing issue management, teams can prioritize and address them in a structured manner, leading to enhanced collaboration and streamlined workflows.
Project ManagementMantis Development offers project management capabilities, allowing teams to plan, organize, and execute projects efficiently. It provides features like task tracking, milestone tracking, and Gantt charts, enabling teams to monitor project progress, allocate resources effectively, and meet project deadlines. This helps in ensuring project success and delivering high-quality results.
Customer SupportMantis Development can be utilized as a customer support ticketing system. It enables organizations to manage and respond to customer queries, issues, and requests effectively. By providing a centralized platform for customer support, teams can ensure timely resolution of customer concerns, leading to improved customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Test Case ManagementMantis Development can be utilized for managing test cases in software testing processes. It allows testers to create, organize, and execute test cases, track test results, and generate detailed reports. This facilitates efficient test case management, enabling teams to identify and address software defects early in the development cycle.
Change ManagementMantis Development can assist in change management processes by providing a structured approach for handling and tracking changes in software systems. It enables teams to document change requests, evaluate their impact, and track their implementation. This helps in maintaining the stability and reliability of software systems while incorporating necessary changes.
Knowledge BaseMantis Development can be utilized as a knowledge base platform, allowing teams to store and share valuable information and resources. It provides a centralized repository for documentation, FAQs, best practices, and other relevant materials. This promotes knowledge sharing among team members and facilitates efficient onboarding of new team members.
Feature TrackingMantis Development enables teams to track and manage software features throughout the development lifecycle. It allows teams to define and prioritize features, assign them to developers, and monitor their progress. This ensures that planned features are implemented as intended, enhancing the overall functionality and user experience of the software.
Collaborative Project ManagementMantis Development facilitates collaborative project management by providing features like task assignments, notifications, and discussion forums. It allows team members to collaborate effectively, share updates, and communicate seamlessly. This promotes teamwork and enhances productivity in software development projects.

TOP 13 Facts about Mantis

  • Mantis is a popular open-source bug tracking system that helps software development teams track and manage issues throughout the software development lifecycle.
  • It was first released in 2000 and has since gained a large user base and a strong community of developers.
  • Mantis is written in PHP and uses a MySQL database for storing its data, making it easy to install and configure on a wide range of platforms.
  • One of the key features of Mantis is its ability to allow multiple users to collaborate on issue tracking and resolution, making it an ideal tool for teams working on software projects.
  • Mantis provides a user-friendly web interface that allows users to easily create, prioritize, assign, and track issues, ensuring that nothing falls through the cracks.
  • With Mantis, users can add custom fields to track additional information about issues, such as severity, priority, or target release, providing flexibility to fit the specific needs of each project.
  • Mantis offers a powerful search functionality that allows users to quickly find specific issues based on various criteria, such as status, category, or assigned user.
  • The system supports email notifications, keeping team members informed about updates and changes to issues, ensuring effective communication and collaboration.
  • Mantis offers a comprehensive reporting feature, allowing users to generate various types of reports, such as issue summaries, activity logs, or trend analysis, aiding in project management and decision-making.
  • Security is a top priority for Mantis, and it provides various options for access control, allowing administrators to define user roles, permissions, and restrictions to ensure data integrity and confidentiality.
  • Mantis has a plugin architecture that allows users to extend its functionality by adding custom features and integrations with other tools, enhancing its capabilities to meet specific project requirements.
  • It has been widely adopted in various industries, including software development, IT services, and project management, thanks to its flexibility, ease of use, and robust features.
  • Mantis has been translated into multiple languages, making it accessible to a global user base, and its active community continues to contribute to its development and improvement.
  • As an open-source software, Mantis is free to use, making it a cost-effective choice for organizations of all sizes, enabling them to streamline their issue tracking and project management processes.

TOP 13 Tech facts and history of creation and versions about Mantis Development

  • Mantis Development was created in the year 2000 by Kenzaburo Ito, a software developer from Japan. It is an open-source bug tracking system that is widely used by software development teams worldwide.
  • Initially, Mantis was developed as a tool for Ito’s personal projects, but its popularity quickly spread among the software development community, leading to its official release as an open-source project.
  • Mantis follows the Agile methodology, which emphasizes iterative and incremental development. It allows developers to track and manage bugs and issues throughout the software development lifecycle.
  • The first version of Mantis, known as Mantis 1.0, was released in 2001. It provided essential bug tracking features such as issue creation, assignment, and tracking, along with a user-friendly web interface.
  • Mantis 1.1, released in 2002, introduced significant improvements, including enhanced email notification capabilities and support for multiple projects within a single installation.
  • In 2006, Mantis 1.1.0a1 was released, marking the first alpha version of Mantis 1.1.x series. This release focused on stability and performance improvements.
  • Mantis 1.2, released in 2007, introduced a range of new features, including custom fields, time tracking, and support for user-defined access levels. This version further solidified Mantis as a powerful bug tracking solution.
  • Mantis 1.3, released in 2010, brought further enhancements, such as support for sub-projects and improved performance in handling large volumes of data.
  • With the release of Mantis 2.0 in 2016, the system underwent a major overhaul, featuring a redesigned user interface, improved security measures, and enhanced performance.
  • Mantis 2.1, released in 2017, introduced additional features like Markdown support, better search capabilities, and improved integration with third-party tools.
  • In 2019, Mantis 2.20 was released, focusing on improving user experience and introducing new project management features, such as custom project statuses and issue templates.
  • The latest stable release of Mantis, as of 2021, is Mantis 2.24, which features further improvements in performance, security, and usability.
  • Mantis has a vibrant community of developers and users who contribute to its ongoing development. The project is hosted on GitHub, allowing for collaborative contributions and continuous improvement.
  • Mantis has been widely adopted by organizations of all sizes, including well-known companies like NASA, Cisco, and Siemens, demonstrating its reliability and effectiveness in managing software issues.

Cases when Mantis does not work

  1. Mantis does not work when there is a network connectivity issue. If the server hosting Mantis is unable to establish a connection with the client machines, the application will not function properly. This can occur due to firewall settings, network configuration issues, or hardware failures.
  2. Mantis may not work if the server does not meet the minimum system requirements. The application has certain hardware and software prerequisites, such as a supported operating system, web server, and database server. If any of these requirements are not met, Mantis may fail to function correctly.
  3. If the database server used by Mantis encounters problems, the application may not work as expected. Issues with the database server can include data corruption, server crashes, or misconfiguration. These problems can lead to errors or the inability to retrieve or save data in Mantis.
  4. Mantis may not work if there are compatibility issues with other software installed on the server or client machines. Conflicts between Mantis and other applications, libraries, or plugins can cause unexpected behavior or prevent Mantis from working altogether.
  5. Incorrect configuration of Mantis settings can also lead to its failure. Misconfigured email settings, authentication settings, or access control settings can result in errors or prevent users from accessing certain features of the application.
  6. Insufficient system resources, such as CPU, memory, or disk space, can cause Mantis to behave erratically or become unresponsive. If the server hosting Mantis does not have enough resources to handle the load, users may experience slowdowns or timeouts.
  7. Software bugs or vulnerabilities in Mantis itself can cause the application to malfunction or become unstable. These issues may arise due to coding errors, security vulnerabilities, or compatibility problems with specific versions of software dependencies.

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