The Quality Software Engineering team at Cimetrix is dedicated to delivering the highest quality software products to all Cimetrix customers. The QE team works closely with the development engineers to plan and build sound, testable solutions in an agile working environment. Through rigorous testing and creative problem solving, we advocate for and build quality into our products. We accomplish this with a determined team that works hard to uphold high standards of both software functionality, and software structure.
The QE team is built from a wide range of engineering backgrounds and experience, from recent graduates to those with 10+ years of experience. This variety of talent provides an array of viewpoints, input, testing styles and product intuition that are crucial to Cimetrix delivering the best software in a competitive market.
This week we meet Ryoko Fukushima, Quality Engineering Team Lead. Read on to learn a little bit more about Ryoko.
How long have you worked at Cimetrix?
I have been with Cimetrix for 12 years.
What brought you to Cimetrix originally?
I was looking for a career where I could use my computer science degree and Japanese/English bilingual skills.
What do you like most about your job?
I really like that it's a small company with tight-knit employees. I like being able to have an impact on the culture and direction of the company, something that was missing from the larger companies I've worked for.
What do you think it means to provide great Quality Engineering?
It takes more time to do things right, but it is a good investment for future growth because of the level of quality built into our products.
What’s the biggest accomplishment you’ve had at Cimetrix?
Having worked in several departments including Sales & Marketing, Client Training & Support, and our Engineering team, I'm now bringing that experience into my new position as QE Team Lead to build quality processes and products.
How do you deal with challenges that come up at work?
By using teamwork to discuss the issue and look for a solution. We're able to get different opinions and points of view across by sharing the challenge and solving the problem together.
What's something you’ve learned while working at Cimetrix?
Agile programming. When I joined Cimetrix I didn't know anything about Agile, all my experience previously was with Waterfall programming. By utilizing Agile programming it's easier to introduce fixes and new features into our products quickly.
What’s your favorite vacation spot?
Topaz Mountain in southern Utah. I love to go rockhounding and camping!
What do you like to do in your free time?
I really enjoy Olympic weightlifting. My personal record is a 50 kilo snatch and a 66 kilo clean and jerk, and I continue training in a local Olympic weightlifting club.