Meet Distillery: Nicolás Silvestre, Head of QA Division

Our distinctive group members are the driving drive behind all that we do at Distillery, they usually actually deserve recognition!

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

Right now, we’d wish 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 Normal 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 12 months on the College. I discovered loads of pleasure on this first expertise and once I was supplied a full-time place I didn’t doubt to just 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 tough one I had confronted throughout my profession, certainly! This informed 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. Luckily, I handed the method and joined the corporate as a QA Engineer.  I used to be a part of an incredible group with actually extremely expert folks, from whom I discovered rather a lot. A 12 months later, I obtained the proposal to take the position 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 largest strengths that you simply deliver to your position at Distillery?

I don’t imagine I’ve a selected power 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 position and love to do my work the most effective I can, so I’m acutely aware that I’ve loads of room for enchancment. Whereas I’m getting ready sharpening the noticed, I attempt to be listener, which to me is without doubt one of the finest abilities you could possibly have when working with folks. I additionally wish to grant folks the chance to take possession of the concepts they’ve, so I attempt to foster creativity and encourage my group to suggest and implement new issues that may contribute not solely to private growth but in addition that may assist different colleagues.

What attracted you to Distillery?

Nicely, again in time, I used to be contacted by a member of the recruitment group 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 trade of the venture I used to be making use of to was new to me, which finally satisfied me to hitch Distillery.

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

First, undoubtedly the folks. Second, the belief, the flexibleness and the truth that there’s ALWAYS somebody able to hearken to you, provide you with a hand or aid you it doesn’t matter what your request is about. Final however not least, it’s unimaginable to not point out the expansion alternatives.

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

I’m taking a course about the usage of Spring Boot for check Automation along with completely different delicate abilities programs associated to administration and management. And I’m planning to begin getting 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 position/trade that doesn’t actually matter however drives you loopy?

When ‘QA’ and ‘Testing’ are used indistinguishably to seek advice from the identical idea. 

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

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

What do you get pleasure from doing outdoors of labor?

I actually love sports activities, and I’m at the moment 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 very least till 2026)

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

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

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

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

What languages are you able to converse?

Spanish and English (nonetheless have an extended strategy to go, although).

In the event you might stay in any metropolis, the place wouldn’t it be?

San Carlos de Bariloche or Florence.