Singlewire Spotlight: Pete

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How long have you been at Singlewire and what’s your position?

I’ve worked at Singlewire since April 2019 as a Quality Assurance Analyst.

Please describe what you do at Singlewire.

I test new software features and make sure existing features are working smoothly. I also write and maintain automated tests to do the same. Uncovering issues via manual or automated testing gives me a dopamine rush (nerd alert).

What do you like best about working at Singlewire?

I love Singlewire’s emphasis on work-life balance and inclusivity. Good software quality assurance is tied to creativity and good communication. Singlewire provides that space, and I’m ready to tackle projects and learn something new each release.

What’s been your favorite project you’ve worked on here?

One of my first projects was testing the InformaCast Advanced user interface redesign. I was learning InformaCast functionality while also navigating a new user interface, which mirrored a new customer’s experience. I was able to advocate for that end user and help shape the UI accordingly.

What have you gained from working at Singlewire?

Generally, software quality assurance is a highly fulfilling career. Combine that with Singlewire’s culture and mission to help people communicate when they need it most – Singlewire is a happy place to work.

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

I love picking up new hobbies and my longstanding favorites are gardening, cooking/baking, and crochet. I decided to take up birding this summer. Wish me luck!

What’s the best place you’ve traveled to and why?

My partner and I had the opportunity to travel to Japan in 2017 and it’s an experience I’ll never forget. The culture was so different than what we were used to, and everyone was really kind, especially considering our language barrier. The food was of course amazing too.

What TV show or movie are you most ashamed to admit you love?

I’m all over the place in my TV watching habits from documentaries about the Tudor England to Real Housewives, and I have no shame related to any of it. My all-time favorite franchise is Star Trek and my favorite captain is Janeway (controversial opinion, don’t @ me).

Tell us a little about your family.

My partner and I have been together for eight years and have two lovably annoying cats, Manny and Neelix. We spend our free time working on house projects, enjoying the outdoors, and watching space documentaries.

What was the last book you read?

I’ve been baking sourdough for years and this summer I read The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz. I’m fascinated that microbes doing their thing makes such amazing food and that fermentation is so important to so many different cultures around the world. I started making my own kimchi and it’s become a new kitchen staple for us.

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