What It’s Like to Be a QA Test Engineer at Komodo
I have been involved in testing a variety of projects, using a range of strategies including manual testing, cross-browser testing and writing automated functional, regression and acceptance tests. The majority of this testing has been manual testing – which can be repetitive but it has given me insight into what to test for and what common issues to identify when testing a website or app. Cross-browser testing is another type of testing I’ve been working on, which involves checking that the system works as intended across different browsers and systems.
This experience has been invaluable and has given me a good idea of what I should expect from working at a software company in the future.
The software development life cycle is something that I was taught at university, however, experiencing the different stages at Komodo is very different. Even though I’ve been primarily involved in the testing phase, I have still learned a lot about how the other stages are carried out in a real work environment. This experience has been invaluable and has given me a good idea of what I should expect from working at a software company in the future.
My experience at Komodo has been a memorable one from start to finish. Even with the fast-paced environment and multiple projects Komodo work with, the office and the people here are relaxed and welcoming. I’ve felt all the work I’ve done here has been meaningful and has proved a challenge for me and I also feel that I’ve had a positive impact on how Komodo performs QA and testing. Adding the fact that on some days dogs roam the office and every Friday we get free food, it has been a fantastic internship experience.The one thing that could have added to my experience here at Komodo is having more work to do and more involvement in some projects. On some occasions, there wasn’t as much work for me to do which meant I had to use my own instinct and spend time doing R&D or making myself as helpful as possible. In hindsight, however, this gave me the chance to prove how proactive I am as a person and space to spend time improving my methods of testing and improving my skills in all of the testing tools I’ve learned to use.
Overall, I have fully enjoyed my time here at Komodo and I’m excited to work part-time and to learn even more than I already have in the last 13 weeks. Hopefully, I can continue to make an impact and fully define what a QA/QC role looks like at Komodo.
Footnote from Komodo Digital Development Team Leader
Tom has been a fantastic addition to the Komodo Digital Team in his role as a QA and QC intern, working diligently, effectively and proactively in order to support development activity across the business. His attitude and initiative have helped the team identify a number of significant issues across a range of projects, and develop patterns and strategies to prevent issues from recurring in the future. It became clear during Tom’s time as an intern, that he was an incredible asset and that we would love to take him on as a full team member after his internship was complete. It is my pleasure to see he accepted our offer, and will continue working at the company whilst he completes his university study. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Tom, and I look forward to seeing what he brings to the team in his permanent role.
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