After graduating from ESIGELEC, specializing in embedded systems for communicating objects, I did several training courses before joining 3DS OUTSCALE as QA Engineer in September 2021.
Science fiction as a source of inspiration
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved science fiction novels. My favorite writer is Ursula Le Guin. Her work The Left Hand of Night was a real discovery and a source of inspiration for me, as it shows that an SF novel can also address gender issues with a total absence of gendered roles. Madame Curie, the legendary scientist, has also been my idol since childhood. Her perseverance and patience in her quest for truth encouraged me when I encountered difficulties during my studies.
Per Aspera Ad Astra
Ever since high school, I’ve been fascinated by the French language and culture. As luck would have it, there were French classes at my high school, and in my final year we had the opportunity to study in France. I stayed in France and continued my studies in Rouen.
Despite spending almost six months practicing French with the other students, my first year in the preparatory class was quite complicated. I quickly found myself under pressure between student life, French classes and acclimatizing to this new life. At first, I didn’t have the time to talk to my classmates about the courses, the school or its organization. I didn’t manage to cope with all these changes, which led me to repeat my first year. This failure was quite hard to take psychologically. At first, I was tempted to give up, but thanks to the support of my family and friends, I persevered and graduated!
I began my professional experience at Acep Trylive, participating in the testing of a product that enabled people to try on glasses online, using augmented reality. My final internship was with Dell EMC. My main missions were to run automated tests in Python and ensure the technical feasibility of the VxRail server. During this internship, I also took part in the design of a data acquisition system.
When I joined 3DS OUTSCALE, the company provided me with the information and training I needed to quickly feel at ease and progress in my job. My manager and colleagues were always patient in answering my questions.
Today, my job at 3DS OUTSCALE is to carry out automatic tests. I write the code that automatically starts checking the functioning of the elements on our product pages. This is faster and saves time. Once the tests are launched, I analyze their results, and when there are problems, we report them via tickets on our internal tools. I also run test campaigns on Jenkins or locally when my colleagues in the Development team are doing version updates, then synchronize the results on Testlink and analyze them to find error cases or bugs. It’s important for the other teams (UX, dev…) that we do the reporting.
I find this job very interesting. I feel fulfilled when the code I produce for testing works well. I finally feel a real sense of accomplishment. It’s important to believe in yourself and never give up!