What made you want to work at OneDash?
OneDash is a unique platform that leverages innovative solutions, such as direct-to-cart integration, which means it can combine digital video and brand products to make interactive, shoppable content. When I heard about this type of technology and OneDash’s vision, I was immediately drawn to the company.
Now, I’m thrilled to be part of a company that provides an exclusive shoppable experience like never before. It’s an incredible experience to work alongside CEO, Rayhan Perera, and the rest of the OneDash team. The management team supports ongoing education and the idea of learning on the job and rewards hard work and ingenuity.
What does a typical day look like for you?
My day usually begins by catching up with both my emails and my colleagues – we have a daily standup where we update the team about our latest objectives. A major part of my day then goes into testing the OneDash system, documenting the defects and uploading them to the defect management tools, as well as reporting this to software developers. On a day-to-day basis, communication is a significant part of the job; we collaborate with developers, the product team, business team, stakeholders, and our users.
What tools and technology do you use in your role?
There are many tools used to achieve Quality Assurance on a project. Each tool works differently from the other, but they accomplish the same goal: improving the software development process. We use JIRA for defect management – a commercial product popular in the market, and which helps to organise the team’s issues, as well as prioritise them, and updates everyone throughout the process. At the very beginning of the project, we started with manual testing, but now we are moving towards automated testing as one of our QA team has started to use Cypress.
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Is there anything you particularly enjoy working on at OneDash? Any specific platforms or software?
The beauty of the OneDash system is that it’s very progressive, almost futuristic. Being a software Quality assurance engineer, I would say Quality is tough to define, but I enjoy making it achievable. No matter at what point you are during the software development lifecycle or how many tests you’ve run, or errors you’ve corrected, there is always room for improvement. We also have many integrations with different platforms, so I love having the opportunity to learn about those platforms and I’m excited that there are many more to come in the future. Who would not enjoy being part of OneDash!
What are your predictions for 2021? Or is there anything you’re really looking forward to next year?
There is no doubt that 2020 tested our resilience and taught us a lesson to be appreciative of what we have. For 2021, I hope we have a COVID vaccine ready and being distributed to all countries. Of course, I also hope for smoother sailing, and that we continue to be kind to one another.