Software quality assurance (QA) isn’t always what it should be. I have known and worked with a handful of developers who have the worst software quality assurance skills of any developer I have ever worked with. The truth is that quality assurance is not that complicated, but if you are not willing to put in the necessary time and effort to learn, you will never be able to become competent.
The goal of software quality assurance is to get the job done, and this is how we do it. But if we don’t get the job done, we just end up with nothing. In fact, if you are a complete failure, you probably will end up with a LOT of broken systems.
The good news is that the software we make has a very high success rate and we usually get it right. The bad news is that we are constantly being reminded that we are not good enough. If we need to have an interview, we use the interview to make sure we are really good. If we need to send in a written report on the work we have done, we check it for grammar and spelling mistakes and make sure it is properly formatted.
The problem comes in when we can’t make sure that we are actually doing good work. If we can’t take ownership of our work, we can’t get it done. If we can’t prove that we’ve actually done our work, we can’t get anyone to pay us. When we can’t be sure that we are doing good work, we don’t do good work.
When it comes to software quality assurance jobs, we are the worst. We are one of the few companies that does work that really deserves to be called quality. We take pride in our work and we do whatever it takes to prove that we are doing the best that we can. When someone takes on a quality assurance position, they are not just testing the waters. They are putting their own stake in the ground to prove to Google that they are as good as they can be.
When I first joined Google, I was told to take a “quality assurance” position because of the company’s reputation. You see, this reputation comes not just from your own work, but also from the reputation of the software industry as a whole. We all know that Google is one of the most successful tech companies around and they do great work. But there was always a question of how exactly the quality assurance division was going to work.
The answer was simple: Google gives quality assurance teams a specific set of tools to use on their own sites that they can use for other sites. The goal is to ensure that the quality of the software is high enough to be used on other sites, and low enough to not impact the quality of the sites themselves. It’s a really simple idea that doesn’t take much time to get used to, because it’s so easy to do.
When I started, my team was made up of developers. Most of these developers were junior developers working at startups or small software companies. The teams we had were great, but we didn’t work together as a team. It wasn’t until we got a manager that we became a team and started working on the whole QA division. It was a huge change for the team because we had been dealing with one another as individuals.
To be honest, the biggest difference we made was moving towards a team. We were actually working towards an organization. We still had some work to do to make it a team, but we had already made this change and we were very proud of it.
We started out with 5 people, and we now have a manager that runs the whole QA division. We have been really lucky with both the managers we have had and the teams we have joined. They are all working hard to make the organization grow and to make it a better place for our staff to work. This is the reason we are so excited about joining this company. Because there are so many great people at this company who are committed to making this a great place to work.