John G


John

 

Software Test & QA Manager

Why did you choose Pilz?

At the time (6 years ago) I was working in Dublin in the Financial sector. Prior to this I had worked for leading technology driven companies in the telecoms sector (Ericsson, Motorola and Logica). I chose Pilz because I wanted to work for a leading technology company with a dynamic working environment and strong market reputation for quality.

What do you like best about your role?

There is alot of variety in my role both from a project management and line management point of view. The work force within Pilz I would describe as dynamic with a strong desire to deliver high quality software to market. I enjoy working with the team and dealing with the many challenges we face daily to deliver quality software on time and within budget.

What do you do on a typical day?

I manage the test function within Pilz in Cork which currently has 19 testers in the team and these testers are allocated across 7 different product teams. I am also responsible for the software quality of the products that we develop here in Cork and with this role I work with all the product teams throughout the software development life cycle to ensure our development process is efficient and effective in delivering quality.

How long have you been here and what have you accomplished?

I have been in Pilz since November 2005. My primary role was to define the test function with the software development team in Cork both from a personnel and process point of view. This expanded to include the quality function across all product development and ensure our software development
is working efficient and effectively. I work with Quality Management in our head office in Stuttgart, Germany to ensure any software quality issues are resolved in a timely manner. Since joining Pilz the quality of our software overall has continued to improve.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy the outdoors and go sailing and windsurfing regularly.

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