John Ruskin, the renowned 19th century social thinker, philanthropist, artist, and writer once said: “Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent action.” We completely agree with Ruskin, and so does the newest (and highly intelligent!) member of our Quality Assurance team: please give a big Devolutions welcome to Jonathan Iannone!
I recently had the opportunity to chat with Jonathan about his experience and role here at Devolutions.
Here’s a look at our conversation:
Can you tell me a bit about your background?
I received my Diploma of Professional Studies in Computer Support at the Integrated Secondary-College Program at CFP des Riverains, and I also earned a Certificate in Infographics. I’ve been interested in computers and technology since I was 10 years old, when I created my own video games with a little user-friendly software called RPG Maker. I’ve used RPG Maker ever since, and over the years I have combined it with other software like Photoshop. I also run a YouTube channel, which is basically for stupid 2D animated short videos. Some might call them youtubepoop; I call them art!
What would you say is your biggest achievement?
My biggest educational achievement was getting my Certificate in Informatics, since it’s one of most difficult diplomas to earn. Plus, I was part of a special education program for high achievers, where I took additional classes. My biggest professional achievement so far, and the one that I’m most proud of, is getting a job here at Devolutions.
What was it about Devolutions that made you want to work here?
There is a good vibe here. I feel that it’s heart-centered, something like 7.83hz. According to Tesla’s way of seeing the world, everything is energy, frequency and vibrations. I couldn’t find a better place to work in the whole world, and I’m grateful for it.
What would you say are your top three strengths at work?
I’d say that I have good analytical skills, well-developed soft skills, and I am capable of learning new things myself.
What tasks do you carry out in your job, and what are some of the tools you use?
I try to test as many of the features in our products as possible. I start by verifying the main features, and then look for specific behavior that might pose a threat, or that just doesn’t look as good as it could. I use some of the most powerful tools for QAs, such as JIRA, which is used to keep track of the issues through our departments. I always have the Task Manager open in my secondary monitor, as well as Slack, which we use to communicate across the enterprise.
What is your impression of working here?
I’m impressed by the quality of the working environment. Everyone seem happy to be here. I’ve never seen anything like this in a working environment.
What goals would you like to achieve at Devolutions?
I want to be a good QA and expand my scope of tasks. Knowing more is the key, and I can’t stop learning more every day. Working here is a great opportunity for me to learn a lot of things, and I’m going to take advantage of it.
On a personal note, what are some of your hobbies and interests?
I’m an experienced guitarist and can play a lot of musical genres — nerdy ones from movies and video games, to epic metal, passing by the blues and jazz, with a lot of classical as well. I also enjoy playing video games, including the ones I create. Plus, I like fishing and spending time in nature. Oh, and I almost forgot: beer!
Please share a few words with our community of IT pros:
As a new member of the Devolutions team, I’m proud to contribute to our products, and help the IT community as much as possible by making it even better than it already is. I see my role here at Devolutions as an opportunity to improve my skills and obtain new knowledge. You can count on me to improve the quality of our products, which will help you control the chaos the IT world has been facing for too long.