YOUR TASK #2

SPEAKING ABOUT
YOUR PROJECTS
AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Task 1.
TASK 1. Sentence heads to describe your last project:

  • My previous project was …

  • It lasted for … and we had a team of ...(6 people)

  • The main idea was … The aim … was …

  • Our customer wanted to have …

  • I was working on the implementation of ...

  • We used the following environment / technology …., on data access layer we developed such feature as… and …framework.

  • On server side we used … and client side was programmed with ...

  • As database was used …

  • My role in the project/company is/was ….

  • I've worked on …. (Windows, Unix and Mac) platforms

  • I have an extensive experience in cross-browser testing in different web browsers as ….

  • I also tested …. (mobile phones and devices)

  • I have experience using ….

  • I used firebug to …. (look at web elements)

  • I executed database validation

  • In Unix I verified log files to identify the errors

  • I have extensively used Jira for reporting and resolving bugs.

  • I worked with various methodologies such as ….


EXAMPLE 1.

I have been working as a QA in an IT product company for over ___ years now. Currently I am involved in a couple of projects related to web-based applications and services, API application and a mobile application. All these projects apply Agile Kanban methodology.

Basically, I have a good understanding of Software Development Lifecycle and QA methodology. I have experience in performing various types of testing - Functional (negative and positive), UI, Regression, Smoke, Sanity, Cross browser, Black Box, Load and Automation testing. I work on Windows, UNIX, Mac platforms. I have experience in Cross – browser testing in different web browsers such as FF, Chrome, IE, Safari. In all browsers, I use Developer tools to look for web – elements, errors, network http requests, cookies.

I have excellent experience in developing test documentation and applying test design techniques. I know TestLink test management tool quite well. I extensively use Jira for reporting and resolving Bugs.

I am familiar with MySql database. I've done Backend testing by writing SQL queries directly to a database to identify errors and reporting them in a bug-tracking tool. I use mySql server for loading a dump from production database. And in Unix I have verified log files to identify errors using "grep" commands.

I have experience in API testing. I use SoapUI tool by developing various test suites for SOAP and REST API projects. I also use Jmetter tool for API and Load testing. I have good understanding of XML and JSON data formats.

The company I currently work for is a Product company. Our product is called _________.

It is a Java based Web – application. We develop (certain tool for) _________________.

There are a couple of QA departments in our company.

I work in Custom Project delivery department. We develop different custom solutions based on our product such as: Web portals, Java scripts, API applications, Qlick View reports. We also offer technical support for our clients. Our Team consists of 8 Java Developers, 5 QA and 3 QV Developers. As a QA I participate in team meetings, where we discuss and analyze client requirements. I also develop test artefacts, design test cases, execute tests and provide test reports. I'm also responsible for processing support tickets for our clients. I am also responsible for leading QA team of 6 team members. It means I have to organize weekly stand up meetings with my QA Team. I manage all QA Tickets and set a responsible QA for every ticket.

EXAMPLE 2.
"I worked with a 6-person team (4 developers, 1 BA, 1 PM) on the new ACME corporation website, which was created to showcase their Mail Order catalogue.

My main role was backend development with PHP, Laravel 5 , MySQL, and AWS services. I was mostly working on the REST API and was in charge of integrating the OAuth 2.0 server into the project, but I collaborated on some specific frontend modules when needed, since I know some AngularJS and HTML as well.

The best part (technical, at least) about this project is that I got to learn a lot about ElasticSearch, which Iwas really curious about. We were able to deploy the first version in 4 months and then continued to improve upon it with feedback from the AB Testing and digital marketing team the client had.

Please feel free to ask any questions."
Vocabulary

  • data access layer - уровень доступа к данным

  • to showcase - продемонстрировать, наглядно показать

  • to be in charge of - быть ответственным за что-либо

  • to collaborate on - совместно работать над чем-то

  • to get to do smth - иметь возможность делать что-либо

  • to be really curious about something - очень интересоваться чем-либо

  • to improve upon something - улучшать, совершенствовать

Task 2. Complete these sentences with since or for.

1.They`ve been in business for ten years.

2. She`s been in reception __________ eleven o`clock.

3. Michael has worked in R&D __________ over six months.

4. Have you been __________ a long time?

5. Have you seen him __________ the last time we were here?
Answers
Task 2. Complete these sentences with since or for.

1.They`ve been in business for ten years.

2. She`s been in reception since eleven o`clock.

3. Michael has worked in R&D for over six months.

4. Have you been here for a long time?

5. Have you seen him since the last time we were here?
Task 3. Complete this sentences with the past simple or present perfect form of the verbs in brackets.

1. Anna has worked (work) here for ages. She still does the same job.

2. The sales office __________ (close) down over a month ago.

3. The Managing Director __________ just __________ (organize) a meeting with all line managers.

4. __________ you __________ (call) him back yet?

5. What time __________ she __________ (arrive) ?

6. I don`t think we __________ ever __________ (meet) before, have we?

7. We __________ (not / take) the opportunity when we had the chance.

8. Things __________ (not / improve) that much since he took over.

9. __________ you ever __________ (speak) to the CEO?

10. You know a lot about this company. How long __________ you __________
(work) here?
Answers
Task 3. Complete this sentences with the past simple or present perfect form of the verbs in brackets.

1. Anna has worked here for ages. She still does the same job.

2. The sales office closed down over a month ago.

3. The Managing Director has just organized a meeting with all line managers.

4. Have you called him back yet?

5. What time did she arrive ?

6. I don`t think we have ever met before, have we?

7. We did not take the opportunity when we had the chance.

8. Things have not improved that much since he took over.

9. Have you ever spoken to the CEO?

10. You know a lot about this company. How long have you
worked here?
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