Senior Automation Engineer
How long have you worked in your role/s?
I’ve been in testing since 2011 and in Aire Logic since Feb of 2020.
What inspired you to work in the tech industry?
So although I’ve been a massive computer hardware geek for as long as I can remember I didn't start out in IT. I never thought I was good enough for university and so like many others fell into a sales job.
A few years later with my partner at university I started to think “I can do that too”. Well the xmas of that year the store I worked at burnt down. I took it as a sign, or one heck of a catalyst to change my life so the very next day I went to my first open day.
4 years of university flew by and before I knew it I had my first job in industry.
Now I think it's fair to say not many people wake up one morning and say “when I grow up I want to be a software tester!” (although if you did hats off to you!)
Entering IT I thought I was going to be a front end web developer, however we quickly identified an affinity for breaking rather than building things haha.
And then the eureka moment.. Wait … I can get paid to break things for a living.. !
And I think it's fair to say the rest is history.
What do you like about working at Aire Logic?
On the floor In Aire I'm surrounded by a group of like minded, decent and hard working people that genuinely care about what they do. The Ops and HR teams support you to do your job without spools of red tape and bureaucracy meaning we can do the best job possible.
Honestly I’m not just saying this for this blog, but its hands down the best culture I’ve ever worked in.
What are your skills and expertise?
- Web Automation ( Selenium / C# or Java )
- Mobile Automation ( Selenium / Appium / C# or Java )
- API Automation ( Java with RestAssured / C# with RestSharp )
- BDD, Behaviour Driven Development ( Cucumber / Specflow )
- Accessibility Testing / Automation ( Selenium Axe / C# )
During lockdown I built my first custom open air wall mounted PC, it's a combination of geometric hex’s with enough rgb to power a small landing strip.