This morning we welcomed our new Senior Relationship Manager; Pauline Smith to the 2i team. Pauline brings a wealth of experience in the testing industry which she will use to nurture the new and existing relationships we have with our growing client base. Pauline will also play part in ensuring that 2i continues to deliver the highest standard of software testing and test consultancy services to our clients.
After almost 2 decades as a recipient of external testing services, Pauline has gained insight into the demands being placed on test teams today which will help her to support the 2i team deliver a tailored solution for our clients. On top of her software testing knowledge, Pauline has a professional work ethic and an amiable disposition which makes her the perfect fit for 2i and we’re over the moon to have her on board!
Pauline's Career Background::
From Developer to Head of Test and Implementation Services for a world renowned banking group, Pauline has experienced business operations and the software testing lifecycle from an array of different levels. In the role of Head of Testing Services, Pauline was accountable for all software testing performed within Europe. This involved the supervision of 300 staff within different test teams whilst also working with her own team to deliver testing for all projects. Under Pauline’s management the team continually looked to improve effectiveness and efficiency of their software testing and due to her success as Head of Testing Services, Pauline was also handed responsibility for the implementation function. All in all, Pauline has over 17 years’ experience in the software testing industry coupled with extensive knowledge of systems and business operations within the financial services sector.
Pauline's biggest achievement throughout her career in software testing:
Being part of a centralised test function, initially created to cater for Y2K testing and watching it grow from a team of around 10 to almost 300 was an exceptional experience.
More specifically, introducing a test partner to perform System Integration and Regression testing through the delivery of a managed service. This was a first for the Testing department of the bank and was a major achievement. Replacing 72 contract staff with new partner staff in a short time period while maintaining the high standard of testing the bank had come to expect, was both professionally and personally rewarding for Pauline.
Pauline’s hottest testing topics:
Pauline is always vigilant to the transformations within the software testing field. Whether it be DevOps and Agile Methodologies or Virtualisation and Microservice Testing, Pauline; who is keen to try her hand at blogging will be talking all things Digital Age and current in the world of testing!
2i specialises in delivering software testing services for organisations ranging in size from public sector organisations to international finance houses. At the core of our business is the provision of large scale managed testing services, resource augmentation, automation testing, and test consultancy to help with the delivery of a specific project or programme.