Smaranda Onutu

Smaranda Onutu

Senior Software Developer/Software Development Manager


Enthusiastic about all phases of software development and always eager to learn new things and improve. I am very detailed oriented and thrive on solving problems. I have experience in software engineering and leading multiple teams and aim for a technical leadership or management role.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2014 - Present

Senior Software Developer/Software Development Manager

Fortech,Cluj Napoca, Romania

I had a mix of responsibilities that included technical oversight, resource allocation, recruitment and mentoring for a team of over 10 engineers working on an e-commerce platform with our overseas partner. In this role I had to balance between project requirements and timelines as well as building a strong development team through mentoring and coaching.

I was directly responsible for implementing a reliable and sustainable on-boarding process for new hires. I continued bringing knowledge and standards in the whole development team continuously after.

I was part of a big update in our infrastructure which included adopting a new continuous deployment system which includes Team City, ProGet and Octopus. Also we went through a major migration to a new SVN server which was accompanied by a .NET framework upgrade to .NET 4.5.

May 2012 - Jun 2014

Senior Software Developer/Team Leader

Fortech, Cluj Napoca, Romania

Worked in agile team at rewriting legacy e-commerce application using RESTful APIs to be consumed by mobile app and web site. Later developed a Single Page Application for same product and was involved in all phases of the development.

Technology stack included: ASP.NET MVC4 , WebAPI, SQL Server 2008 R2, KnockoutJS, jQuery, SASS, Entity Framework, Automapper, SpecFlow, CruiseControl.NET, NUnit, MSpec, QUnit, Moq. 

Responsibilities as a team leader included mentoring more junior developers, recruiting new team members, improving process overall, coordinating with local and overseas team.

Mar 2010 - May 2012

Software Developer

Fortech, Cluj Napoca, Romania

Started as junior developer and grew into a team lead role, working in an agile team on an e-commerce platform including both customer facing web site and backend tools for managing data.

Technology stack included: ASP.NET MVC2 & 3, ASP.NET Web Forms , jQuery, SQL Server 2008 R2, Fluent NHibernate, StructureMap, NUnit, Selenium, SpecFlow, Moq.


2006 - 2009

Bachelor's, Computer Science

Universitatea „Babeș-Bolyai” din Cluj-Napoca


Volunteering as part of Rotaract Visio Cluj Napoca between Feb 2013 - Mar 2014. I helped organizing various fundraising events during this time.


Jun 2005 - Jun 2005

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

University of Cambridge, ESQL Examinations

CAE is a general proficiency examination at Level C1 in the Council of Europe Common European Framework. It is at Level 2 in the UK National Qualifications Framework.