Jean-Noël, Ubertester: “Curiosity is a great quality for a tester. A bad software tester doesn’t pay close attention to detail and isn’t curious enough.”
You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese? They call it a Royale with cheese.
Do you know who we are talking about? Come on, you should definitely have seen Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. Let us give you a hint. Champagne, Côte d’Azur, stinky cheese… Eiffel Tower.
That’s it. France, the land of passionate epicureans.
Mesdames et Messieurs, welcome Jean-Noël, 38-year-old tester from Montpellier, France.
He started testing 15 years ago while being a C/C++ developer. Focused mainly on development, he was also involved in testing sessions with customers for 5 years. Unit tests, white box/black box testing, TC writing and execution, and performance testing – he knows it inside out.
Jean-Noël worked for Palm Inc./Access System as a Global QA Lead and managed various teams in an international environment. He also had a great experience of working with Japanese, South Korean, Chinese and American testers. And still continues testing today, even if spending most of his time on web and mobile development.
Before joining Ubertesters, three months ago, he was a self-employed software architect.
Aside from his work he is a triathlon fan, preparing for Ironman – the most hardcore triathlon in the world. Tough guy.
Traditionally, we asked Jean-Noël seven questions that we and some of our clients wanted to know.
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Ubertester Tells: Interview with Jean-Noël, a professional Ubertester from France
Jean-Noël, What was the most exciting project you had in your Ubertesters QA career?
Jean-Noël: My Ubertester career is quite short, and I’m kind of a rookie! But, until now, I had the chance to work on a very interesting mobile project. The goal was to find charging stations around you for your electric car; the concept was really good, and the application very well designed.
What is the most horrifying/bizarre bug you ever encountered?
Jean-Noël: I worked on a project with Samsung and Orange, and during a very tough acceptance-testing phase, I found a bug that nobody else found, and I was unable to reproduce it with the same hardware and software. I had no idea what the problem was, but finally, after much investigation (and a lot of time), we found that the problem was due to faulty hardware.
What is a daily habit that you developed in your life as a result of your profession and found to be really useful? What change did it bring?
Jean-Noël: I definitely check my emails and check and update my daily to-do list as a result of my profession.
What are the main benefits of working with Ubertesters?
Jean-Noël: Some benefits of working with Ubertesters are the interesting projects, the keen managers, and clearly presented information that is never ambiguous.
What are the characteristics of a bad software tester?
Jean-Noël: A bad software tester doesn’t pay close attention to detail and isn’t curious enough. Curiosity is, from my point of view, a great quality for a tester. If you’re not curious, if you’re not going to check and see how things work in the application you’re testing, you’re a bad tester.
What does your ideal work place look like?
Jean-Noël: My ideal workplace is at home in my office: where I can work in a very calm ambience, and where I have many devices readily available.
What advice would you like to give to testers who are just starting their career in Ubertesters?
Jean-Noël: Stay focused on testing; never give up, and work hard.
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