New Job Chat - tell us about your new role!

A few of us have gotten new jobs - join here and tell us about them!

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I’ve been at mine for a month. On the Quality team at OutSystems. My imposter syndrome / low self esteem has made it hard. I joined so I could learn about observability - but I don’t know enough yet - hopefully it’s gonna work out. The people are amazing!

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I have been at my new job for almost 2 months now and LOVE it! I finally got to be a full time WFH right when the whole quarantine hit so this is just my new norm. I am a Quality Analyst at Webflow.

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I think the same issues, especially low self-esteem, are holding me back from getting a new job, which I need desperately. Would love to hear some of your coping strategies.

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My company (finance and insurance) has different roles for ‘manual’ testers and ‘automation’ testers. I’ve been there about 18 months and switched from manual to automation 3 months ago. Loving the new position.

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Hi Caroline, could you please tell us what are the tools you are using for automation?

Working on my new role now for about 9 months as a Principal Test Automation Engineer :slight_smile: Lots of new challenges!

@prado For our browser automation - Selenium. (tried to move this to a reply but it didn’t like that I didn’t change the post enough)

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I get 1:1 coaching in leadership skills from Selena Delesie. One tip she gave me - when I’m feeling intimidated or like i don’t know anything - think about how I am at conferences? In a conference session where I don’t know anything, I ask questions!

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I’m just starting a new job tomorrow! I’ve been contracting there for two months but tomorrow I start as a permie. It’s a wee company called Sonocent which creates software to help people learn by assisting in note taking in lectures. It’s pretty close to my heart, it has a big accessibility focus.

I’m in as an Engineering Manager but I get to test as well! So stoked I’m still testing <3

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That’s awesome! What does your day to day look like? Do you get to code much still as a Principal?

Amazing people make ALL the difference, that’s why I decided to go permie - it’s so nice not having that heavy feeling in your chest from anxiety of not being around awesome people!

Can’t wait to hear you speaking about Observability Lisa!

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Tomorrow?! Are you mad? Are you planning on sleeping tonight?

Well, mainly thanks to your recommendation and a couple of others I’m starting a new job on Friday (which with blessings I’m spending watching TestBash Home!
My official title is Test Engineer at Sonocent and my first ‘real’ day is on Star Wars day, May the Fourth (be with you). They have no idea what they are letting themselves in for, lol

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I started mine last week!

I first learned about automation in testing when I’d been a tester of 6 months, and I watched an interview with someone - I don’t remember who it was anymore! - and I thought it was super cool. Made a goal to become an automation tester within five years. A year and a half later and that’s what I am!

So so grateful to all the wonderful friends I made at TestBash Brighton last year, cos there’s no way I’d be able to do half this stuff - or know when NOT to do the other half of it xD - without the guidance and support of the amazing community <3

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Been a few months now, but joined a new team and made the shift to automation engineer, now enjoying all the learning that goes with that

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Yes I still get to code :slight_smile: My time is split between meetings, mentoring, helping teams with their QA strategy and also do test automation.

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Thanks for sharing it caroline!

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Just started my new job this week, test automation engineer with Tribal Group. Remote onboarding is a bit strange but not as bad as it could have been thanks to being used to remote working and split-location teams. I’m in the process of getting set up and getting used to new tools; Visual Studio instead of Eclipse, Azure DevOps instead of Bitbucket, and an in-house tool instead of Jira! On the other hand, there’s Postman and GitExt that are familiar…

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I started my new job 3 weeks ago, after being at my previous employer for 9 years, it was very strange starting remotely and meeting the team and heads of via video chat. I’ve come on board as a QA Manager and finding it challenging to learn new systems remotely, attending daily QA standups , daily wider team standups and listen in to some daily scrum standups. Also created test documentation and identified gaps in process and how improve.

Anyone got some good advice for a remote starter

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