Testers know the most
Insights is delighted to introduce Wioletta ‘Wiola’ Kowalska!
I began my career in IT at a help desk in a pretty large distribution company. My job mainly involved finding what was going wrong with equipment or software and solving the problems and actually, I think that experience shaped me for working in the role I have today.
The projects I work on are very extensive and they’re really quite interdependent, so grasping them fully can take a bit of time. Basic knowledge of a range of fields comes in handy here. Working in QA means that, really, we know the most about a product. Our role is crucial and we have to study a product from A to Z. We’re not only involved in testing. We play a part at every stage in the life cycle of an app. We plan new changes, we have access to the code repository, where we can check what’s de facto been implemented, we build apps and we deploy changes. The amount of technical knowledge you can possess in this job is vast. We have access to technologies which have been in use newly. Although I’ve been working on the aviation industry project for four years, I learn something new every day.
It can happen that the core of a problem comes to mind after work. There was one time when I came up with a solution while I was peeling an orange! I checked it out at once and it turned out that I was right. Ever since, what I tend to hear at going home time is “Just don’t go peeling any oranges today, OK?!”