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Michael Aranda


Previous positions

  • Software Quality Engineer at HP
  • Project Manager at HP


University of California, San Diego, Bachelor of Science (BS), Computer Science




  • Software Engineer – Web Development


    February 2016 – Present(3 years 8 months)

  • Software Quality Engineer


    September 2013 – January 2016(2 years 4 months)

    Software Quality Engineer for HP Instant Ink:

  • Project Manager


    January 2015 – December 2015(11 months)

    Instant Ink website – Country Expansion QA Project Manager

  • Test Engineer II


    August 2012 – September 2013(1 year 1 month)

    • Designed and maintained system/regression test suites for a subscription-based web application and various mobile apps • Worked closely with developers and Product Owners to identify and address concerns with document specifications, software defects, and product requirements. • Performed defect logging and tracking using HP Quality Control/Application Lifecycle Management software

  • Java Programmer/Data Curator

    Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF), UCSD

    January 2010 – June 2012(2 years 5 months)UCSD Center for Research in Biological Systems

    • Wrote Java programs for converting input OWL/XML files into organized and readable CSV files • Employed Java API’s to manipulate and query an ontology of neuroscience terms, synonyms, and relationships


  • University of California, San Diego

    Bachelor of Science (BS), Computer Science

    2009 – 2012

    Activities and Societies

    Tzu Chi Collegiate Association, UCSD Intramural Tennis, UCSD Tennis Social Club, Multi-Asian Student Association, KunFusion Dance Team, Fusion 2009 Marketing Team


  • French

    Limited working proficiency

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency


  • Story of US Tzu Ching Alumni – Michael Aranda

    US Tzu Chi 360

    March 2014

    Short feature documentary, created by the Tzu Chi Foundation’s media team and broadcasted by the Da Ai TV network, describing some of my volunteer work and experiences with the organization. Link to Chinese version:

    Authors (1):
    • Michael Aranda
  • SSH + Public Key Encryption: The Simple Explanation You’ve Been Looking For


    August 2017

    Authors (1):
    • Michael Aranda
  • Git Merge vs. Rebase: What’s the Diff?

    Hacker Noon

    September 2017

    Authors (1):
    • Michael Aranda
  • What’s the difference between JavaScript and ECMAScript?


    October 2017

    * Top 20 Medium Article – October 29, 2017 * Featured in Mybridge’s “JavaScript Top 10″ Articles for the Month of November, 2017

    Authors (1):
    • Michael Aranda

Skills & Expertise

  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • React.js
  • Ruby
  • Python
  • Web Development
  • Test Automation
  • Ruby on Rails
  • HTML
  • Java
  • Testing


  • Agile Tester Certification

    ICAgile, License

    May 2014

Honors & Awards

  • Top 20 Medium Article – “What’s the difference between JavaScript and ECMAScript?”


    October 2017

    My programming article, “What’s the difference between JavaScript and ECMAScript?”, made the Top 20 Most Popular list on the Medium publishing platform. Based on number of views and positive feedback.


  • Toastmasters at Hewlett-Packard San Diego

    Vice President of Education

    April 2014 – April 2016

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Alumnus & Core Volunteer

    Tzu Chi Foundation

    September 2009 – Present(10 years 1 month)Disaster and Humanitarian Relief

    • Serve as lead coordinator, facilitator, and/or host for Southern California regional events, including, but not limited to: conferences, graduation and scholarship ceremonies, intercollegiate socials, retreats, public orientations, and workshops. • Have acted as an MC, speaker, panelist, Curriculum Team member and group leader for multiple state/national conferences dedicated to the development of active volunteers and their projects • Regularly engage in volunteer events such as free tutoring programs, convalescent home visits, orange picking for food banks, recycling, free cooking classes, promotion of environmentalism at large public events, distribution events, walks for causes, wildfire clean-ups, and bone marrow drives