Being a Quality Assurance Engineer at Fidelity Investments
One thing that I have learned during my internship so far is that the QA associate’s work is crucial to the overall performance and operation of the company. This associate works with a product from start to finish; overseeing the production and testing to make sure the company is adhering to standards and regulations. Without their expertise, the company may have difficulty being prepared for audits and satisfying product performance requirements established by their clients.
Skills needed to be a QA Engineer at Fidelity Investments
Teamwork Being able to work with other people is important to the role of a QA Engineer. This is not a job that is done in isolation. This associate will communicate with a variety of people during the entire development phase and it is important that they
Flexibility Plans change constantly. This associate should embrace being flexible. Sometimes the client’s wants may change or software may need to be modified. Regardless, it is important for this associate to be willing to make changes when necessary.
Detail Oriented This associate must first be able to conceptualize the bigger picture to understand how all components cohesively work together. Having this ability will allow the QA engineer to scrutinize the details to ensure all stakeholder’s expectations are met.
We have currently finished the draft of the QA 101 Curriculum. Some of the topics include change management, audit compliance, cloud computing and browser testing. We assembled a list of all the topics and then determined what subtopics to include to ensure the QA associate is learning all of the necessary material. These topics and subtopics were then sequenced along with a compilation of the learning materials for each lesson.