A Day In The Life
Sr. QA Engineer
"As QA engineers, we work closely with the hardware team. They provide us with a lot of of useful information about hardware in the field and assist with hardware configurations. That helps us improve release testing."
What's an example of a time you worked with another part of the organization on a project?
As QA engineers, we work closely with the hardware team. They provide us with a lot of of useful information about hardware in the field and assist with hardware configurations. That helps us improve release testing.
What excites you about your company?
The people I work with. They are very motivated and goal oriented. They are always eager to provide guidance and support.
What's the project you're most proud of? Can you share a link?
I am mostly I proud of the discounts project . I was dedicated to that from the beginning, and I feel like it's my "child."
How did you prepare for the interview for this role?
I prepared a lot! Since this was my first interview in the field, I read a lot of technical literature and did a bunch of practice exercises.
What unique skills have you developed over time in your role and at this company?
At my previous job I was micromanaged. Now I have autonomy, and I am able to think critically and creatively.
What are some of the interview questions you were asked?
Honestly, I don't really remember since I interviewed almost 3 years ago. It wasn't as stressful as I anticipated, and I got a lot of positive energy from my boss. His positive energy made me excited to join Toast as the first QA engineer.
What opportunities do you think this role prepares you for in the future?
This role prepares me to lead our QA teams. It helps me to think critically about process improvement.
What do you do on a day-to-day basis?
We have different meetings every day where we discuss new and upcoming projects. We work with the automation test team to create test plans and test features. Also we also try to improve testing processes.
What's the hardest challenge you've had thus far in your job?
I think the most difficult challenge was when I had a feeling that we were growing too fast and couldn't spend enough time assuring that Toast produced the best quality software.
What is your background and how did you end up in your current job?
I was working as a web developer. My job was the same from day to day, so I decided to switch gears and look for a new opportunity. My friends introduced me to the world of testing and here I am now. This was my first QA job, and I feel like I'm in the right place. I like my job and feel like I'm an asset to Toast.