Meet Distillery: Nicolás Silvestre, Head of QA Division

Our distinctive crew members are the driving drive behind all that we do at Distillery, and so they really deserve recognition!

In our “Meet Distillery” sequence, we introduce you to a number of the proficient consultants who assist us (and our companions) convey concepts to life.

Right this moment, 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I’m Nicolás, however everybody calls me Nico, I’m 33 years outdated, I grew-up in Basic Alvear, a metropolis within the south of Mendoza, and I graduated from Data’s System Engineering.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 plenty of pleasure on this first expertise and once I was provided 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 instructed me that one thing particular was taking place on the firm, I felt it was a problem value pursuing and a possibility 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 an incredible crew 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 simple choice. 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 convey to your function at Distillery?

I don’t imagine I’ve a specific power that units me aside. I’m a hardworking one who 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 definitely new on this function and love to do my work the perfect I can, so I’m aware that I’ve plenty of room for enchancment. Whereas I’m getting ready sharpening the noticed, I attempt to be a great listener, which to me is likely one of the greatest abilities you can 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 crew to suggest and implement new issues that may contribute not solely to non-public improvement but in addition 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 crew 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 mission I used to be making use of to was new to me, which in the end satisfied me to affix Distillery.

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

First, undoubtedly the folks. Second, the belief, the flexibleness and the truth that there’s ALWAYS somebody able to hearken to you, offer you a hand or assist you 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 the usage of Spring Boot for check Automation along with completely different comfortable abilities programs associated to administration and management. And I’m planning to begin making ready for the Take a look at 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 confer with the identical idea. 

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

Espresso, tea and mate! Considered one of every per day.

What do you get pleasure from doing outdoors of labor?

I actually love sports activities, and I’m at present coaching and taking part in tennis!

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






What’s your most-used/favourite emoji?

Most-used: 😂
Favourite: 🏆  (at the least till 2026)

What’s your favourite e book (or what are you at present studying)?

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

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

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

What languages are you able to converse?

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

Should you may reside in any metropolis, the place wouldn’t it be?

San Carlos de Bariloche or Florence.