Life at Springworks: A day in the life of a QA Analyst

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Neha Pant joined Springworks remotely in May, 2020 as a Quality Assurance Analyst. Prior to joining Springworks, she worked in Pune. 

Neha belongs to Dehradun, Uttarakhand, near the Himalayan foothills. She shares that after being stuck in Pune because of the pandemic, she finally went to her hometown in July 2020.

Who says Travel stopped during COVID? With Rishikesh being so close to her hometown, Neha stayed there on a workation for a whole month. The experience was as exciting as it sounds, she said.

She’s been staying in Surat, Gujarat these days and loving it so much.

At Springworks, she is typically responsible for the testing phase of the production process to ensure that our product,Trivia meets the company standards. Her primary duties include identifying whether products are functional, reliable and meet the end user’s expectations.

Let’s take a deep dive into the life of a QA analyst at Springworks!

What is your favorite part about working as a QA analyst?

That the job is process-oriented. This means that here I have the opportunity to try several things at the time. I can analyze the needed documents, test the application, write test plans and test cases, prepare reports and retest them once again if the need arises. My favourite task would be reducing bugs. 

How have you evolved in your current job?

I’ve got the opportunity to work as a Scrum master which adds on to my skill set. I am responsible for managing the process. This means I act as a lodestar to guide the team through the scrum process.

Also, now that I’ve been at Springworks for almost a year, I got to understand the product and got more efficient at resolving the bugs, so my job is a lot easier now because I understand the process better. 

What are the challenges you face as a QA analyst?

With a quality assurance job, comes huge responsibility. The biggest challenge is last-minute changes to requirements. It is quite common to change project requirements mid-sprint in agile development projects. 

As a QA analyst, we might have to redo the entire scope of testing since even the smallest changes to a codebase needs to be run through multiple tests to ensure its stability and compatibility with existing code.

Working as a team works best for us to tackle such situations. I mean, if there are any errors in the production, we deal with it together as a team. Everyone feels responsible and answerable for it.

What keeps you motivated to work each day?

Weekends! Weekends keep me motivated to work each day. Also, working at Springworks as a permanent remote employee works best for me because I love to travel a lot. This lets me work from any part of the country which I love the most.

Walk me through a day in Neha’s life!

  • Wake up at 8.30 am
  • Drink lemon water
  • Sit alone for 10 mins
  • Go for a walk
  • Start working at 10 am
  • Check with the previous day’s updates
  • Have lunch at 2pm
  • Watch Netflix during breaks
  • Work until 4 pm
  • Play with dogs
  • Work until 8 pm
  • Have dinner
  • Play a round of cards with family
  • Take dogs for a walk
  • Head to sleep

What are your hobbies outside of work?

I love to cycle. A hobby I discovered during the lockdown. Apart from this, I love to travel a lot because it takes me out of my comfort zone and I am always learning something new about myself and about that place each day I’m there.

What is the Springworks team like?

Everyone in the team is helpful, approachable, and supportive. People are understanding here.

I loved how the company provides such exceptional perks to its employees such as work from home allowance, rewards, and recognition.

Want to join the team? Check out open roles at Springworks.

Priya Bhatt

I cover Employee stories at Springworks.

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