• Software QA Management

  • Software Testing

  • Mobile Robotics

  • Project Management







 About Me      

I have 10 years of experience in quality-oriented environments in highly regulated industries, including eight years of experience in Software Quality Assurance. I led teams of 2 to 20 people with a focus on process and team members growth.

My experiences cover both Quality Assurance and Software Testing. They include manual and automated testing, team management and process improvement to enhance business performance, product quality and company revenue.

I focus my work on customers’ expectations and product quality. I am a creative self-starter with strong development knowledge, allowing me to quickly become effective on different projects.

I am fluent in English, French and Spanish.

On a personal side, I am a huge Aviation & Aerospace fan, I hold a Private Pilot license and am currently training for an FAA Instrument Rating. My second passion is robotics: I enjoy designing and building different types of mobiles robots, especially fully autonomous ones.

I have been a computer lover for the past 22 years and am always trying to learn new things.




10/2016 – Present

 Chicago, IL, USA

Director, Engineering Quality

Managed Quality Assurance and Technical Support teams (13 people)
Hired 10 people and interviewed 100+ candidates for a variety of positions
– Acted as a process improvement coach for the engineering department (35 people)
– Worked daily with product owners, developers, account managers, company executives and all stakeholders to improve PowerReviews processes and overall customer satisfaction


10/2016 – Present

 Chicago, IL, USA

Quality Assurance Manager

Built the QA team from the ground up (5 SDETs)
– Created a Selenium test framework in Java from scratch and led the transition to Continuous Integration (Jenkins + Maven + Github)
– Introduced scrum methodology and oriented the organization mindset towards quality

⇨ 50% back-end testing (RESTful API testing in JMeter and Java)
⇨ 50% front-end testing (Selenium Webdriver + Java + JUnit).


09/2014 – Present

 Chicago, IL, USA

Senior Quality Assurance Project Manager
QA Department

DATATRAK provides an all-in-one clinical enterprise software solution that empowers clinical users and service providers with the components necessary for efficiently designing, delivering and managing clinical trials.

My work is focused on Software Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance.

– Leading the Quality Assurance effort for DATATRAK’s core software products and internal tools
– Improving processes across the board to enhance business performance and product quality
– Driving continuous improvement in quality culture throughout the company
– Maintaining company’s regulatory compliance to worlwide health regulatory agencies (FDA, EMA, PMDA) and highest software development standards (SDLC waterfall and agile methodologies)
– Highly focused on FDA and ISO regulations (GCPs, HIPAA, 21 CFR Part 11, Part 820, 312, ISO 27000, etc.)
– Preparing and executing customers, internal and regulatory audits

In just one year in this position, I :

– implemented the metrics process (gathering, analyzing and reporting Key Progress Indicators)
– successfully facilitated more than 15 clients audits,
– led internal and provider audits,
– led the QA effort for 8 product versions
I received a “DATATRAK President’s Award“​ three months after joining the company. This award is given to employees who make a significant impact across the organization : “​[…] Rodolphe, in the brief time you have been with the company, you have surpassed even our wildest expectations. You stepped in to a department that was facing many challenges and helped to build stronger systems and processes. […]”


02/2013 – 09/2014
Capsule Tech, Inc.    

 Andover, MA, USA

Lead Software Quality Assurance Engineer
Device Connectivity Team

– Testing communication drivers developed in-house from medical devices (patient monitors, ventilators, etc.) to EMR software
– Continuous improvement of test plans and processes
Leading 2 QA Engineers, training, coaching and supporting them on a daily basis
– Responsible for defect tracking methodology (using MS Visual Studio + TFS)
– Working closely with QA Manager to steer projects and assist QA Engineers
– Testing in-house or at client’sites throughout USA (WI, TX, CA, NJ, CO, etc.)
– Interacting with development teams on a ongoing basis


Technical skills used in this position

– Intensive use of virtualization tools to run tests in controlled environments (Oracle VirtualBox, VMWare vSphere, HyperV)
– Daily use of versioning system (TFS + Tortoise CVS)
Gray to White box testing
– Physical or simulated medical devices testing
– In-depth understanding of dozens of communication protocols
– Use of MS Visual Studio to perform primary troubleshooting (reading C++ code)
Advanced use of VBA for Excel

[…] During his time at Capsule Tech Rodolphe has consistently been an example and leader for others in the team. His diligence, motivation and skills in VBA have specifically been helpful in our QA process.
Sylvain Jolibert, QA Manager at Capsule Tech
Rodolphe Toyer defies the stereotypes of a typical software QA engineer: modeling strong leadership abilities off of a foundation of deep technical skill. Beyond being smart, creative, detail-oriented, and methodical […]
Mike Spinale, HR manager at Capsule Tech


2010 – 2013
EDF, Project SdIN    

 Chatou, Yvelines, France

Software Quality Assurance Manager
15-people team.

Project aiming at renewing French nuclear information system used by 30,000 users and composed of more than 20 web-based applications.

– Day to day management of a 15-people team. My philosophy is leading by example and establish true communication across the team.
– Responsible for defining test strategy and improving testing process
– Responsible for writing test plans and performing tests
– Leading weekly tests steering meetings: co-ordination of the tests for the entire project
– Successfully re-organized the QA Team to deliver high-quality solutions
Agile Management to organize tests of major versions every 3 months and minor versions every 3 weeks by end-users + team members
– Responsible for defect tracking, users’representative to weekly “bug meetings”
– Constant interactions with project directors and development teams


Technical skills used in this position

– Advanced use of HP Quality Center (professional Quality Management Software), by the use of every module of the software (requirements description, test plans building, defect tracking)
– Advanced use of IBM Clearquest (project’s main tool for defect & ER tracking)
– Mostly black box testing on customer side
Automated software testing (HP Quality Center + QTP, Selenium)

Rodolphe is a valuable asset, serious and effective. He managed to re-organize the user acceptance tests team to deliver a solution that meets the requirements.[…]
Pierre Belanger, Functional Project Director at EDF SdIN


2008 – 2010
EDF, Civaux Nuclear Power Plant    

 Civaux, Vienne, France

Instrumentation & Test Engineer
Instrumentation & Automation Department

Leading plant performance commission: facilitation of an internal committee aiming at optimizing production performance
– Neutronical Engineer: leading technical teams to perform nuclear physical tests during production cycles and at start-up
Project Management between several nuclear power plants
– Worked on several technical cases (vapor generator clogging, integration of a new Westinghouse reactivity computer)
Technical trainings (with full-scale simulator) to design, safety, exploitation and maintenance of N4-type nuclear power plants



IconGraduate Grenoble National School of Physics – ENSPG



  Grenoble, Isère, France
  School website

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Master of Science in Engineering

Major in: Energy and Nuclear Sciences

ENSPG (now called Phelma), develops “An approach based on fundamentals, with a strong emphasis on mathematics and physics, and a high level of abstraction.”, see the school presentation page.

Main courses followed: nuclear physics, neutron transport, thermodynamics, electromagnetics, safety and risk management, C language.
Activity: President of PG Robotik, leading a team of 15 student to design an autonomous robot in order to compete in the french national robotics cup.

IconGraduate Instituto Balseiro



 Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina
 School website

Exchange year in Nuclear Engineering

7 months in the Atomic Center of Bariloche (CAB), attending last year of the Nuclear Engineering Graduate Course.
Main courses followed: Nuclear Power Plants, Heat Transfer, Nuclear Design & Safety, Nuclear Fuel & Material
Activities: practical work on Nuclear Reactor RA-6. Two-week internship in Embalse Nuclear Power Plant.

IconGraduate University of Tours



 Tours, Indre et Loire, France
 School website

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Associate’s Degree in Materials Science

Major in: Materials and Physico-Chemical Controls

Practice-oriented courses in Electronics, Materials & Alloys, Thermodynamics, Optics, Metrology.

Rodolphe is a valuable asset, serious and effective. He managed to re-organize the User Acceptance Tests team to deliver a solution that meets the requirements.

— P. Belanger, Functional Project Director at SdIN —



Software Lifecycle Management

Software & Tools

Additional details & software

Quality Management tools: extensive knowledge of: HP Quality Center, IBM ClearQuest, Microsoft TFS
Experienced with CAD software: Solid Edge, Solid Works, Autodesk Fusion 360
Experienced with Matlab & Simulink , NI Labview


Robotics & Electronics



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Chicago, IL

French National + US Permanent Resident
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