Describe your experience so far at Thoughtworks in one or two words: Eye-opening, joyful
What does your job involve?
Being a QA at Thoughtworks is more than just testing. It is our mission to find ways and means to bring out the highest quality in the works that we are involved in. One of the most valuable lessons I learnt here is that testing is not the only means to quality, and it is our passion to seek out what is lacking and how we can introduce quality to the project. My job involves developing test plans and strategies. It also includes executing both manual & automation tests while communicating closely with the team. Most importantly, it is to advocate for quality where applicable.
What is the most rewarding aspect of what you do?
I’ve learnt and grown to be more than a tester, but someone who can advocate for quality in every area whether it’s the structure, code, ways of working, communication, and more. Seeing how I can influence things around me and to move toward quality is the most rewarding thing for me.
We’d love to hear about your career journey. Can you talk about what led you to Thoughtworks and your decision to join Thoughtworks?
It’s my first time working as a QA. Previously, I was a System Analyst in my previous company. My friend who was working in Thoughtworks approached me, and introduced me to the ways of Thoughtworks. I was particularly inspired by the ways of QA. The idea of advocating for quality seems to be a perfect fit for my personality, so I applied despite the total lack of experience in this field. The result was exceedingly positive, and there started my journey as a QA in Thoughtworks.
What has been your favorite part of your Thoughtworks career to date?
To put it shortly, it would be “getting out of comfort zones”. There are so many kinds of opportunities and activities here at Thoughtworks. I got many chances to be a facilitator of various kinds of events. It’s not something the normal me would have done, but the cultivating and encouraging culture here is what gave me the courage to step beyond my comfort zone and try out new things!
What advice would you give to anyone thinking of joining Thoughtworks?
There are many wonderful things here. The cultures and people here are superb! The ways of working here are something I can always learn from. Whether you are looking to make an impact, to find a lovely environment to work at, to incubate yourself with all kinds of knowledge, or all of them, I’d say you cannot go wrong with Thoughtworks.
Anything else that you wanted to add about your Thoughtworks journey?
If you ever decided to apply for Thoughtworks, I hope you find it like your second home as I do. It’s a lot of fun; learning from others, teaching others, working together as a high-functioning team, and having laughter together with everyone.