Example Work

example work

These sections are provided as a sample of my work.  Please contact me if you have any questions.

interview questions

Here are some examples of the interview process I use during a face-to-face interview to determine technical ability, work ethic, soft skills and other traits.  There also needs to be a determination if this person will work well with the existing team.

Interview process usually has this format:

  • Basic interview questions (examples, not complete list)
    • What is the difference between Software Testing and Software Quality Assurance?
    • What part do you like the most about QA work?
    • What part do you like the least about QA work?
    • A strict deadline is quickly approaching.  Development has take longer than expected and there isn’t enough time for thorough testings.  How would you handle this situation?
    • While testing a release you discover a possible defect.  You describe the defect to the developer who worked on the code and they state that they are unable to reproduce the defect.  How would you handle this situation?
  • Problem solving questions done independently
  • Problem solving questions done interactively
    • Vending Machine – this question I use in different ways depending on the amount of experience of the person being interviewed.  The more experience the individual the more I expect that answers to be focused on organization and prioritization of different components and maybe even a reference to delegation if they are team leaders.  The more junior the employee the more I expect the answer to be completely linear.

At the end the candidate is given an opportunity to ask the interview team questions.  Usually these questions focus on experience levels of the team, team size, team dynamics, company history, etc.

test automation

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