October 15, 2018 – Softvision’s QA Team Lead in our Cluj-Napoca Studio, Ioana Chiorean, was featured in Testing Land. Testing Land, a popular Transylvanian blog written by software tester, Mihaela Sfat, features QA experts from the Cluj community every week in the “Friday with Testers” series. Below is an excerpt from her interview. To read the full article, click here.
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Tell me a bit about your job as a tester
I started by chance in this domain 9 years ago testing some navigations systems. In like one year after I was gallivanting with some developer work as I finished my thesis, I realised I like testing more and decided to stick with it. I’ve changed the company I was working for by that time and focused all my efforts in and started building the best tester I could be. In short time I’ve took a leadership role and now I am managing 3 teams around mobile, web compatibility and web testing. My technical expertise is around mobile mostly, in all flavours possible.
Pick a super hero to define your testing skills
Definitely super women!
But a bit more dressed up I think. Also I love this cute design regarding it. Sometimes in IT, I do feel like a super women when I find myself surrounded mostly by men. I also have to admit that I am not a big fan of super heroes, not that I don’t like them but I did not watch nor follow many of their stories.
How would you describe your job to a child?
I am playing with different programs or things in a serious way. If something malfunctions, breaks or it is hard to play with – I don’t throw the toy away – I report what doesn’t work and look after it to be fixed so I can play happily more and easily.
You had a great day at work today. Which is the first thing that comes to your mind?
How to make sure my workmates will experiment the same feeling. I can literally picture myself, leaving the office with a big smile on my face – many of my workmates telling me that I’m giving them confidence when they see me entering all meetings with a smile – and thinking that tomorrow I should spread this great feeling through my teams and make sure they all will have great days.