TimoQA Engineer – Quality Assurance
Timo is part of our QA team that handles testing and other quality assurance related tasks.
Who are you?
My name is Timo. I like cycling, fishing and the outdoor life in general, but I'm also into sports, music and movies.
What have you studied and where?
I graduated from the Oulu University of Applied Sciences in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in Medical Engineering.
How did you end up at Fingersoft?
I joined Fingersoft last spring. Back then I was living in Tampere but was about to move back to my hometown, Oulu. I had been working for my previous employer for almost twelve years and decided that it's time to move on. I wanted something different and the idea of working at Fingersoft had been in my head for a few years already. Coincidentally there happened to be an open QA position, so before I realized I had signed a new contract.
What have you done before this position?
I've been involved in making mobile applications for about ten years now, but working on games is new to me. I have a lot to learn still, but many things are familiar from my past experience. You don't have to be a gamer to work for a game company, but knowing your domain of course always helps.
Tell us about your job at Fingersoft!
I'm part of the QA team that handles testing and other QA-related tasks for all our projects. We all have our own primary projects and specialities, but still we all are at least somewhat involved in all ongoing projects. The work is versatile and the tasks depend much on the project and people involved. I like to dig deeper into the features in order to test and understand how something works and it is rewarding when you find issues by doing that. Working on QA is however more than just testing. It's more like being involved in a process which creates the quality. It can be anything from communication and guidance to project management and process development.
It's always rewarding to be part of creating something new and in QA role I can be part of the complete process.
What’s the best thing about working at Fingersoft?
I like the responsibility and freedom that my job offers and also the inspiring and creative atmosphere in the company. Work is taken seriously, but not without humour. My colleagues are great and the company really cares about the people. It is shown as small gestures but also as truly great benefits.
What’s your best memory of Hill Climb Racing?
I may not be the best at playing our games, but I'm getting better all the time. Once I almost won a public event, but at the last second one of the top players beat me - what a disappointment!