|Physics with Astrophysics|
|Software Quality Engineer|
|Digital and IT services|
|Large business (250+ employees)|
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A day in the life of a Software Quality Engineer in the United Kingdom
What I do
Software Development Engineer in Test
Skills I use and how I developed them
Software development/programming in C++, MATLAB, Java. Initially exposed to programming via fourth year modules at York (and a summer placement) and continued via a PhD in computational physics (largely in FORTRAN).
What I like most
Problem solving, smart colleagues, generally relaxed work environment and benefits.
What I like least
Tight deadlines sometimes mean that a "good enough" solution to a problem has to make do - rather than the best/optimal solution that would have been more fun to implement!
Courses taken since graduation
PhD, Computational Physics, Cambridge.
My advice to students considering work
Follow your interests rather than the highest salary, and don't forget the impact that location can play on your quality of life!
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