Quiet, but engaging work.
Software Quality Engineer I (Ehemaliger Mitarbeiter) – Atlanta, GA – 17. September 2019
I worked with great people on a team with a constant flow of work ranging from simple to engagingly challenging. You learn a lot pretty quickly and it was all fulfilling to do. They accommodate work/life balance, the workplace is quiet but doesn't dissuade working with one another & communication between them. My team in particular also had stellar customer communication in place, making identifying requirements, relaying issues, and getting more information painless.You also get to work with a lot of different systems: databases, web pages, the occasional mobile app, physical point of sale systems and how they integrate with one another.
Average work day for a QE:
-Checking for any new builds, installing them, making sure they run okay
-Grabbing your assigned defect or enhancement off the backlog
-Doing research on your item, recreating it, meeting with the programmer writing the fix/enhancement, writing use cases, etc
-Executing your use cases
-Reporting or recording any issues to the proper people as needed
-Writing any required documentation such as technical notes
And then repeat. Some days would have more defects than enhancements, some days have more maintenance on your "labs", and sometimes if you're out of work you can work on other goals that vary based on the person or team. There's always something to do, but it's rarely overwhelming and you're rarely on a time crunch. While I was at the company, I never once had to deal with crunch issues.