Software Quality Assurance Engineers
On the Job
Software Quality Assurance Engineers develop test plans to find errors (or bugs) in computer software. They work to correct these errors before launching new programs, applications, or websites.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Install computer software.
- Troubleshoot issues with computer applications or systems.
- Analyze data to identify or resolve operational problems.
- Analyze data to identify trends or relationships among variables.
- Read documents to gather technical information.
- Collaborate with others to determine design specifications or details.
- Collaborate with others to resolve information technology issues.
- Document design or development procedures.
- Document operational activities.
- Create databases to store electronic data.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
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