Thursday, September 29, 2005

JOB: New Test Engineering Jobs in Microsoft Dublin Ireland.

My name is Declan Fitzgerald and I’ve just started a new recruitment role in Microsoft, Dublin, Ireland to help them source 100 new jobs that are being created over the next 18 months for a new European Development Centre being hosted in Ireland.
As part of this new project we are starting a new Smart Card Certified Centre and we have created 4 new positions to kick it off: (1) Program Manager, (1) Lead Software Development Test Engineer and (2) Software Development Test Engineers. We also are creating a Windows Serviceability Team which will have (6) Software Developemnt Engineer in Test positions. All positions will be based in Ireland. For core competencies we are looking for individuals with strong c or c++ development skills, testing experience and exposure to security technologies like: PKI, smart cards, SSL, hotpatches etc. Knowledge of the internals of Windows would be an advantage.
The remuneration packages are very good as Microsoft is very keen to hire talented engineers for this project. For example, for the sodtware development engineer in test roles we are willing to pay a basic between 50-65k euros base, car allowance, 0-20% bonus, full-health insurance, pension contribution, training, etc, and, an excellent relocation package it the candidate is coming from abroad. There may also be a strong possibility of some of these roles moving to Seattle, USA, permanently, after one year’s employment in Ireland.
I’m wondering do you know of any people, especially in Ireland, that may be interested in the roles! If you do please get them to send their CVs to me.

Declan Fitzgerald
declanfi@microsoft.com
International Recruiter, Microsoft Ireland, 353-1-706 4587 (office)

Friday, September 23, 2005

software testers community

well, thinking about making some efforts to create a lithuanian software testers community. i wonder how many testers are there in our country. around two hundred, or even less.. this blog was the part of idea to promote software testing. started it in lithuanian, although, english is more understandable around the world, have very few lithuanian readers. here is one site of community for testers, so something similar.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

About me

Some facts about me

Education
1997-2003 Vilnius University, Faculty of Economics
Bachelor's degree in Management and Business Administration
Master's programme - Management information systems
Master's paper - Research on data protection means in the companies

Work experience
2007 11 - now
ASW - big IT company, Quality consultant (functional tester)

2001- 2007
Prototechnika Ltd, Quality service manager:
- software functional testing
- reports and information dissemination on software changes
- new employees training

Languages Lithuanian, Russian, English, French (Centre of French Culture, IV level), German (basics)

Interests Family, Internet, travel, Christianity

Personality The part of CV i do not like:) Analytical and critical, always looking for changes, creative. Sensitive and a litle bit shy :)

Thursday, September 15, 2005

ISEB foundation for software testing.

it is interesting. never thought that a person testing software may be certified. heard about ISEB foundation for software testing a few weeks ago. more information find here, or here. or search more in the net :)

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

is software testing valuated?

wow, asked a question "we are the software developer company, i am working as a software tester - defect tracking, testing, quality assurance. but it is the lowest position by valuation and by salary among the all employees, all the others - consultants, programmers, etc seems to be higher. i am just wondering how it is in other companies." in one forum, and what nice answers and discussion recieved. read all here. seems, it depends on education the employee needs to work - developers are trained, testers learn while working. the next thing - what value the tester brings to the company - simple testing, or aiming to become project manager.. well, on the whole it is agreed that there is some truth in my point of view, valuated, but rather low respect, and almost no education, except specialized courses..