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Quality Assurance Specialist

I’m a quality assurance specialist at a software company; I test our software.

 

About half of my day is devoted to manually testing issues in our upcoming releases, which includes writing release notes/documentation, talking to developers and designers about the issues, and developing test plans (both for myself and for subject matter experts.) I report issues occasionally; I will also get sucked into writing specs from time to time.

 

The other half of my day is devoting to writing, editing, and running automated tests.

 

I love my job; it’s almost pure work, in that I receive and send very few emails, and attend maybe one meeting a week. I get to interact with people in different ways, and there’s always something to do. It’s a great job for people who have an eye for detail, can communicate well, and understand how users will experience a piece of software.

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