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Meet Gayatri, Quality Assurance Tester

September 21, 2016 General, Meet the Team Sarah

Every few weeks, we feature one of our team members to give you a chance to get to know the people that develop Ascend, balance your books, and support you every day.

This week our subject is Gayatri Penubady, Quality Assurance (QA) Tester. So, let’s get started…

What is your title at Ascend? What does that mean?

The QA team’s responsibility is to make sure quality product is shipped to the users. If retailers are seeing issues with Ascend, then that means the QA team needs to get involved. We put in our best effort to make sure Ascend is working as expected or as specified in requirements given by the Business Analysts.

We want the retailers to celebrate new functionalities added to software rather than dread them. We, as a QA team, strive to achieve that goal to make users and our Support Techs happy (less issues means less phone calls)!

How long have you been at Ascend?

I have been with Ascend for just over four years.

What is most rewarding about your job?

As a QA member, I get to test various functionalities of Ascend from an end-user perspective and gain an understanding of how a POS application is used by retailers. That is something that interests me and I enjoy. I also feel happy when we release bug-free Ascend versions to our retailers with all new features that they are looking forward to.

The other big thing I like about Ascend is the happy and healthy culture in our workplace.

What are your hobbies?

I enjoy going for long walks with friends and family. I also enjoy listening to spiritual talks and learning from them to become a better person.

What was your favorite toy or activity as a child and why?

There is no one thing that I was fond of. I enjoyed a bit of everything when I look back. I played sports (hockey, volleyball, and throwball) and was sincere in my studies. My best childhood memories are spending time with friends, and for the most part, I am still in touch with those friends!

If we all came to your house for dinner, what would you make? Why?

I am good at south Indian dishes. Dosa, idli, sambar, chutney and Gulab Jamun – my friends usually enjoy these dishes (and my colleagues have enjoyed them, too!).

Who is your role model? Why?

My role models are my spiritual gurus. They just teach me to be a better human being than what I am today. That is all I want to achieve.

Have another question for Gayatri? Let us know by sending an email to training@ascendrms.com with the subject line Hey, Gayatri!.

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