I mean I love Quality and most people do but there is no secret that NOT everyone love testing. So, I think the biggest challenge is to coach people to work with quality and change their way to look at it.
Cecilia, born and raised Apple and Tech Geek joined Svea Solar in March 2022. She describes herself as a true QA-enthusiast and in this interview will you learn more about the other aspects of her daily work as our first Cross Team QA Lead
Tell us a bit about you and your role at Svea Solar?
At Svea my main responsibility is to build up the QA organization, set a strategy that is simple and flexible and to coach the teams about QA. To support all teams, to use and tweak the strategies and processes I set to fit just there needs so that we deliver awesome solutions and products to our customers. At home at least my daughter thinks that my main responsibility is to bike around in our neighborhood test and quality check new playgrounds.
How is it like to work at Svea Solar?
We care about each other, and everyone is always ready to lend a helping hand. The people at Svea Solar are just really kind and we have fun together. When someone makes a mistake, we learn from it instead of judging and blaming each other. We work in a high speed, so we know that we need to keep our solutions simple and customer focus which I think makes everyday a challenge which I really like.
How does your team look like?
The QA team consist of me and two QA engineers, and they are working in different projects. Even though they are working in their teams we of course sync and have a lot of discussions about the problems they are facing and how we in QA can support and improve. What they see in the projects are important build stones for us to create the right way of working with quality. I would also say that I'm also part of all project teams in software development. Since I don’t only want to work and improve the QA in one team, I need to work closely with all of them.
What’s the biggest challenge for your team?
To build in quality within teams and to make it something fun and not just something you must do. I mean I love Quality and most people do but there is no secret that not everyone love testing. So, I think the biggest challenge is to coach people to work with quality and change their way to look at it. Also, that we work with a lot of different projects and in a high speed, puts an extra level of challenge on it.
What problems do you get the chance to solve in your work?
Everything from how we can improve the way we write a bug report or user story to how we work with test data and environments to what tools we should use to improve our quality. The problems I get to solve are all about finding the right path for us when it comes to working with QA and test, to find the right path for us to be able to deliver awesome quality in a fast-changing environment.
Why did you choose to join Svea Solar?
The culture, the challenges and the cool potential I see in what Svea Solar is creating. And who doesn’t want to be a power shifter right?!