Quality Engineer III
Zipcar rents cars by the hour or the day. www.zipcar.com
At Zipcar, I am a senior quality engineer working on next generation, flexible, urban transportation initiatives. I use our products. A lot. Both at work and outside the office. Weekdays and weekends. I believe they are making the world a better place.
I'm a multi-disciplinary contributor. I help with in-office software testing and hardware field testing, test planning, quality assurance consulting, engineering communications, chat bot development, audio/visual solutions, voice communication, documentation boilerplate, and more.
With the help of others across the engineering department, I run the engineering co-op and internship program. I started out mentoring one co-op who was embedded with my team. I now hire and manage 10-12 students with technical backgrounds or majors on a twice-yearly cycle and place them with teams that match their interests. Two terms ago, one of four co-ops was offered a full-time position after he and I worked together on making it happen. Last term, all four co-ops were granted extensions on merit. I'm aiming to repeat these successes this term. I have a vision for the program that expands well beyond the numbers and scope of the engineering department and I am achieving goals to realize it.
I helped mob programming find a place at Zipcar. I think it is a beautiful way to work.
My teams have received awards at two of Zipcar's hack-a-thons, one for a project involving a mobile vehicle fleet service tool and the other for helping others learn about Slack chat bot design.
Significant projects: Zipcar's core libraries, Localmotion by Zipcar: a fleet management as a service product, production issue communication analytics, engineering on-boarding documentation, next gen continuous delivery pipeline, our One>Way responsive web app, multi-client API middleware proofs of concept, an easily searchable company directory