GA Alumni Spotlight: From Bootcamp to QA Engineering at QA Wolf

Career Development

Free

Sydney (Online)
Tuesday, 11 June, 2024
10:30 11:30 pm EDT

About This Event

Hear from GA Alumni, Ben T and Benjamin L, as they share their experience of graduating from General Assembly Australia's Software Engineering bootcamp to landing impressive roles at QAWolf, an expanding global tech organisation. Gain insights into navigating the bootcamp journey, embarking on a job search, and thriving in the ever-evolving tech industry. Get a better understanding of the pivotal role of a QA Engineer—an indispensable position often overlooked by new developers, yet crucial in driving innovation forward in today's digital landscape.

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About the Instructor

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Senior Manager of Outcomes, APAC, General Assembly

Having coached more than 250 career changers at General Assembly to successfully land roles in tech, Huon now leads a team of coaches across APAC. Passionate about the power of authentic connection, Huon encourages job seekers to network actively, get to know the industry and themselves and find workplaces that are mutually beneficial. Constantly monitoring the tech job landscape for insights and innovations, Huon is enthusiastic about the limitless possibilities that lie ahead in the world of technology.

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QA Engineer II, QA Wolf

Hi, I’m Benjamin Linehan.

 

I’m a 23 year old Quality Assurance Engineer that is Irish born but currently based in Brisbane. I completed my training at General Assembly in 2021 where I studied a Software Engineering Immersive course remotely. Since then, I have joined the ‘wolf pack’ at QA Wolf where I have worked as a QA Engineer for just over two years as a member of their overnight coverage focused team.

 

My core strengths in the realm of software/quality assurance engineering lie in Playwright, Javascript, E2E testing, building and outlining testing suites and the maintenance of said suites. But one of the main passions that I utilise in my role is customer experience. I always operate in all aspects of my work day with a customer focused mindset in order to make magic for all of our clients.

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Quality Assurance Engineer, QA Wolf

Hey i’m Ben, I’m currently i’m working as a Quality Assurance Engineer for QA Wolf - a startup based in America which outsources QA, (so you don’t have to). I'm a huge foodie and am a sucker for icecream and donuts.

 

I graduated from General Assembly 2 years ago, completing their Software Engineering course. Prior to this, the majority of my professional career was running a family owned kids wholesale company where I also first got a taste of development when I built an ecommerce store using WordPress (Yeah WordPress, I know). After selling the company I finally decided to enter into the tech field. I used to hear people say don’t "You’ll hate what you like if it’s your job" which was my hesitancy in the first place. They’re wrong.

 

I love seeing technology evolve and am always looking out for things to tinker with to get a better understanding of how they work, not afraid to break apart something to build it back up and see how they can be improved, originally with computer hardware and now software.

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