Joana Araújo

Joana Araújo


Time in tech 5 years
Current role Software Quality Assurance Test Engineer @ Becker Professional Education
Place of origin Porto

Tell us more about you:

Early years and where you came from?

I was born in a small village into Porto and at 17 I went to the Superior Institute of Engineer to study Computing and Medical Instrumentation Engineer. I was working on IT applied to Radiology and Cardiology but I change my path and now I am working as a Software Testing.


Walk me through your work and what you are doing now in the tech industry.

Nowadays I am working in Becker Professional Education performing Software Quality Assurance Test Engineer functions. I am able to test application manually and create code scripts to run test automatically. I’m now preparing the launch of a new project.


What part of what you do, you love the most?

The interaction between all teams that an IT project needs.

How do you think that your background and knowledge impact the way you approach your work in the Portuguese tech industry?

I have an IT formation, all my knowledge is based on developing programs and platforms. The best way to test an application is knowing perfectly it essence.


What advice do you have for young women that want to get into tech and don’t know where to start?

Be patient and pay attention to everything. The better and the worst that you will see, you should keep in your mind to learn what you should do (or not).

Walk me through a day in your life as a Portuguese woman in tech.

I wake up with difficult, my alarm starts at 7h20 to get up at 8h. I am not a morning person, definitely. I check my phone to see messages, emails, skype, facebook… I take a shower, prepare breakfast, etc… I start working at 9h30. I start looking at the dashboard and see what is missing to check. I meet with development team if it’s needed and start testing some software bugs or issues. At the end of the day (17h30) I start my meetings with my team in USA. I update them with my daily work. They will send me their work update in my next morning :)

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Do your job the best you can, no one will have nothing against you.

What apps/software/tools can’t you live without?

Whatsapp and iMessage.

Anything else you want to share?

Be happy! :)