Inderjit joined Springworks in May 2021 as QA Intern. After completion of her internship, she onboarded us full-time as QA Engineer. Before Springworks, she had been a part of the academic field for 10 years. When COVID hit us, Inderjit decided to try and do something different in her professional life and hence applied for a position at Springworks!
Let’s take a peek into the life of a QA Engineer!
What made you pursue a career in Computer Science?
I was born and brought up in a very small town called Firozpur, which is on the border of India and Pakistan. Coming from a small town, I had always been interested in computers and their usage but couldn’t move into the IT industry.
Hence I decided to pursue my undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Computer Science and moved ahead to become a lecturer in the same field. After I got married, I moved to Mumbai and continued my position as a teacher. But later on my family, especially my husband motivated me to try and diversify my career into the corporate world, and then Springworks happened!
What is your favorite part of your work?
Testing! I am a tester and testing the product is the favorite part of my work. I know this might sound a little different, but when I can find issues in the product given to me, it makes me so happy! The developers keep on asking me how I was able to find this edge case. And that statement makes me realize that I am doing a good job.
What is your favorite thing about Springworks?
The best thing about Springworks is the culture that we are offered here. The various policies, employee engagement activities, flexible work hours, 4-day work week and so much more. Apart from this, the regular recognition that we are provided by our teammates in the form of Kudos and Shoutouts via EngageWith is also another thing that keeps me motivated!
Walk us through a day in the life of Inderjit!
After waking up in the morning, I cook breakfast for my family and then start my office work. I keep on working till 2:00 pm after which I take a lunch break. I resume my work after an hour till 6:30 pm. After I am done with my work for the day, I go out and spend time with my son, come back and cook dinner. After dinner, I try to finish up any residual work from the day.
Can you share any kind of challenge that you face during your work schedule?
Balancing work and family during important deployments at work becomes a challenge for me at times. Although I look forward to spending 3 days with my family because of the 4-day week schedule, at times it proves to be a challenge.