Ben Weese

Ben Weese

About Me

From Manual QA to Automation Expert

Senior QA Engineer @ Clubessential Holdings

With over a decade of experience in Quality Assurance, I’ve honed my expertise in both manual and automated testing, specializing in React websites. My toolkit is diverse, encompassing Geb, Spock, Selenium, Rest-assured, Playwright, and Postman, with proficiency in Java and JavaScript.

Professional Milestones:
- Innovation in Automation: Pioneered the introduction of Automation Frameworks through compelling proof of concept presentations.
- Precision in Testing: Engineered over 90,000 back-end tests to ensure accurate pricing for a leading shopping cart platform.
- Excellence in Execution: Played a pivotal role in the flawless launch of a multi-million dollar eCommerce site.
- Process Optimization: Repeatedly defined and refined QA processes, elevating the standards of quality and efficiency.

Passion for Software: Software isn’t just my career; it’s my calling. Whether I’m experimenting in my home lab or sharing insights on my QA blog, my enthusiasm for software is boundless. I’m driven by the joy of discovery and the satisfaction of mastering new technologies.

Fun Facts

Bugs found


Hours Saved w/ Automation


Hours on Stack Overflow


Monster Energy Consumed



10+ years of Experience



Software Engineering(No Degree)

Iowa State University


Management Information Systems

Bellevue University


April 2023 - Present

Senior QA Engineer

Clubessential Holdings

  • Orchestrated the QA efforts for a cutting-edge payment platform, establishing a solid testing framework from inception.    
  • Deployed a JavaScript-based testing suite using Playwright for both API and UI layers, achieving thorough coverage and superior quality benchmarks
  • Spearheaded the technical shift towards a contemporary JavaScript stack, becoming proficient in Playwright and related tools.  
  • Synchronized QA strategies with scrum teams and an offshore team in India, overseeing test management via Zephyr.  
  • Enhanced product integrity by pinpointing and rectifying pivotal bugs, ensuring seamless and flawless product launches.

June 2022 - March 2023

Software Development Engineer in Test

Early Warning Services

  • Initiated a Rest-assured framework leveraging Java for sophisticated API testing scenarios.  
  • Crafted API tests utilizing SOAP UI, significantly improving the quality of software solutions.

March 2022 - June 2022

Lead QA Engineer


  • Directed both automated and manual UI/API testing within an Agile environment, pioneering new project testing.  
  • Innovated a QA process from the ground up, streamlining project execution.
  • Generated an extensive suite of over 90,000 backend tests for rate calculations using Rest-assured.

April 2019 - March 2022

Senior QA Engineer


UI and API Automation as part of an Agile scrum team. Using Postman, Lodash, Chai, Javascript, moment, Rest-assured, and Newman for API testing. UI automation using Groovy, Geb, and Spock.

July 2018 - March 2019

QA Technical Lead


  • Formulated a strategic vision for the QA department, occasionally stepping into managerial capacities.   
  • Authored comprehensive training materials and conducted QA team training sessions.  
  • Pioneered the company's inaugural automated testing efforts using Java, Selenium, Gitlab, and Cucumber.

Sep 2013 - July 2018

QA Analyst


Agile Testing & writing test plans, then impending the test plans. Working in several squads or scrum style teams to help produce better designs and product by putting in tickets.

Coding Skills





Geb & Spock(BDD Selenium)





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Lincoln, NE, USA