Meet Distillery: Nicolás Silvestre, Head of QA Division

Our distinctive workforce members are the driving power behind all that we do at Distillery, and so they actually deserve recognition!

In our “Meet Distillery” collection, we introduce you to a few of the proficient specialists who assist us (and our companions) deliver concepts to life.

At present, we’d prefer to introduce Nico, our Head of the QA Division!


Introduce your self, your background/experience, and your place at Distillery

I’m Nicolás, however everybody calls me Nico, I’m 33 years previous, I grew-up in Basic Alvear, a metropolis within the south of Mendoza, and I graduated from Data’s System Engineering. 

I started my QA journey as a QA Intern once I was in my fourth yr on the College. I discovered quite a lot of pleasure on this first expertise and once I was supplied a full-time place I didn’t doubt to simply accept it.
After eight years and seven tasks later, I joined Distillery. The very first thing that caught my consideration was the toughness of the interview course of, probably the most troublesome one I had confronted throughout my profession, certainly! This advised me that one thing particular was occurring on the firm, I felt it was a problem value pursuing and a chance to push myself and develop. Happily, I handed the method and joined the corporate as a QA Engineer.  I used to be a part of a tremendous workforce with actually extremely expert folks, from whom I realized quite a bit. A yr later, I obtained the proposal to take the function of Stack Supervisor. One other fairly easy resolution. Six months after that, lastly I used to be promoted to my present place, Head of QA Division. 

Given your work expertise, what are your greatest strengths that you just deliver to your function at Distillery?

I don’t consider I’ve a selected energy that units me aside. I’m a hardworking one that likes what I do and is grateful for the unbelievable alternatives given in my chosen profession; that additionally enjoys the sensation of pleasure and curiosity that comes with going through new challenges.
I’m actually new on this function and love to do my work the perfect I can, so I’m aware that I’ve quite a lot of room for enchancment. Whereas I’m getting ready sharpening the noticed, I attempt to be a great listener, which to me is without doubt one of the greatest abilities you might have when working with folks. I additionally prefer to grant folks the chance to take possession of the concepts they’ve, so I attempt to foster creativity and encourage my workforce to suggest and implement new issues that may contribute not solely to non-public growth but additionally that may assist different colleagues.

What attracted you to Distillery?

Effectively, again in time, I used to be contacted by a member of the recruitment workforce who knew me from our shared expertise at a earlier firm a few years in the past. Then the difficult interview course of, as I discussed earlier, piqued my curiosity. Lastly, the business of the challenge I used to be making use of to was new to me, which in the end satisfied me to hitch Distillery.

What has been your favourite half about being on the Distillery workforce?

First, positively the folks. Second, the belief, the pliability and the truth that there may be ALWAYS somebody able to take heed to you, provide you with a hand or show you how to it doesn’t matter what your request is about. Final however not least, it’s inconceivable to not point out the expansion alternatives.

What are some abilities or subjects you’re studying about proper now?

I’m taking a course about using Spring Boot for check Automation along with totally different mushy abilities programs associated to administration and management. And I’m planning to begin getting ready for the Check Supervisor ISTQB certification. I additionally take English lessons as soon as every week.

What’s your secret work-related “pet peeve” associated to your function/business that doesn’t actually matter however drives you loopy?

When ‘QA’ and ‘Testing’ are used indistinguishably to check with the identical idea. 

Espresso or tea? What number of cups in a typical workday?

Espresso, tea and mate! One in all every per day.

What do you take pleasure in doing exterior of labor?

I actually love sports activities, and I’m presently coaching and enjoying tennis!

What are three to 5 hashtags that describe you (each personally and professionally)?






What’s your most-used/favourite emoji?

Most-used: 😂
Favourite: 🏆  (not less than till 2026)

What’s your favourite guide (or what are you presently studying)?

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

What’s your perfect trip (or what trip did you final take)?

Visiting my huge brother and his household. They reside in a small city in Germany, known as Weilheim in Oberbayern

What languages are you able to communicate?

Spanish and English (nonetheless have a protracted option to go, although).

In case you may reside in any metropolis, the place would it not be?

San Carlos de Bariloche or Florence.