Tech Talent Tuesday: Joe

First name: Joe

Title: Director of QA and Release Management

Tell us about your job. What do you do?

My job is to make sure that the QA and Release Management team is running smoothly, that software defects are found and fixed prior to releases, and that the performance of the software is met to customer’s expectations. My team wants to build and release world-class software to customers, which they would find it helpful to search and connect people. To achieve this goal I attend a lot of requirement and planning meetings, monitor site performance and bug reports, and keep a handle on new features and what is being released. On the other hand, I focus on team growth. We’ve built a very strong team at Spokeo in both technical skills and soft skills.

Life before Spokeo:

Before Spokeo I’ve spent more than 10 years in the Silicon Beach, worked for various tech and internet companies. I was a QA Architect at eHarmony, led an SDET team to test the dating website and back-end services.

Most interesting Spokeo Project:

Immediately after I started, I’ve jumped on our test automation project with other team members. We’ve spent months building a sophisticated test framework in house. It was excited to work with the team on building automated tests for various testing purposes. Our team has a good mixture of senior, mid-level, and junior staffs. It was a great experience to be part of the team’s growth along with the growth of our test automation.

Favorite Spokeo event ever:

We’ve had several of these and they were all great! In Spokeo we have team mashup events where we went to movies, dinner, bowling, and even to a Clippers game!

Words of Advice

“Think team-first, always be a good team player.”

“When potential meets opportunity, hard work will produce good outcome.”