In the life of an Altamate – QA Test Lead

February 8, 2022
 


Here at Altagram we strongly believe, that a business is only as good as its employees. That's why with this series of posts, we wanted to turn attention to the people that drive our company, our Altamates. This week we're continuing with Ingrid, who will talk to us abut her life as a QA Test Lead at Altagram.
 
 
 
 
Life as a QA Test Lead is not always an easy one. Meticulously and relentlessly checking every part of a game for localization errors, there is a lot of pressure on the backs of QA Testers and especially their Team Leaders. Their work directly contributes to the success, or failure of a launch. A real cultural understanding and an eagle's eye is needed in order to succeed in this role. Luckily, our QA Test Lead Ingrid, has a strong sense for details.
 
 

Being a QA Test Lead

 
 

What is the best part of your job?


"To see the success of our team being reflected in amazing games in the market."

 
 

What is your favorite pastime at the office?


"I have absolutely no time for pastime activities. But I can say that chatting in the kitchen while grabbing coffee is a pleasurable moment."

 
 

What is your personal work style?


"I am definitely a morning person and like to have the evening open for enjoying myself and getting things done around the house. Lately I’ve been more inclined to WFH, but I still work in a hybrid style."

 
 

How have you personally improved working through Altagram?


"I’ve learned a great number of skills, experienced many problems where I had to come up with a solution, and gained knowledge of the industry."

 
 

How do you feel about the company's culture?


"I like the flexibility, the values and the people. Everyone seems to try their best to help and get things done with high quality."

 
 

What motivates you to work at Altagram?


"A possibility of a career growth in the gaming industry, and the chance to work with many great game companies."

 
 

What drives Ingrid

 
 

Whats your favorite game?


"Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim"

 
 

If you could be any video game character, who would it be?


"I would be one of my characters in World of Warcraft, a Frost Spell Mage, that looks nice and is very powerful. Her name is Myrtes."

 
 

If you could be any video game character, who would it be?


"I would be one of my characters in World of Warcraft, a Frost Spell Mage, that looks nice and is very powerful. Her name is Myrtes."

 
 

Has any game ever left an influence on you after you stopped playing?


"Playing games helped me develop strategy skills, it opened up many areas of my brain to different points of view and changed my way of thinking in many aspects of life."

 
 

Your favorite quote from a video game?



"I like this very funny quote from Skyrim, said by NPCs in cities where there are guards everywhere: “I used to be an adventurer like you… then I took an arrow to the knee.” It would be a very common thing to happen to people in that game reality, since bow and arrows are very common weapons. Although, “taking an arrow to the knee” has a different meaning in some cultures, and it means that they got married. Just thought it was very clever. "

 
 
If you're interested in being an Altamate, or working with Ingrid on the Team, don't hesitate to visit our career page to find current open positions, or to contact us as a freelancer. See you on the team!
 
 
References
Frost Mage Retrieved from https://www.wowisclassic.com/en/class-guide/mage/pve-hl-dps/.

Arrow in the knee, Skyrim Guard Retrieved from https://www.pinterest.de/pin/432838214157551951/.

 
 


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