Meet Cyril Mupakile – An Optimistic Pragmatist with a Creative Heart!
Cyril Mupakile, a Qualitest Quality Engineer from the UK, is a family-oriented person and a big believer in the simple philosophy – “It's nice to be nice.” He believes that his positive outlook helps him deal with any outcome, no matter how bad it is.
According to Cyril, being from a computer science background prepared him well for the world of IT and software testing. In fact, during his university days, he also developed his people skills, which helped later in his career to deal with different clients.
Areas of expertise
When it comes to picking up programming languages, he considers himself a jack of all trades, except C# and Ruby. Besides these languages, he is well-versed in AGILE Methodology, AGILE Testing Quadrant, Testing Pyramid, Defect Management + Risk Category and Management.
Learning & experience at Qualitest
For Cyril, being in Qualitest has been a delightful experience, whether it is related to improving his learning curve or finding some great colleagues to work with.
Regarding his experience at the company, he further adds that Qualitest provides a wonderful platform to develop both your technical skills as well as managerial skills.
To better illustrate this point Cyril shares his personal experience.
“For example, by being a QA Engineer, I’ve been exposed to API and Cloud development work in various sectors – which bring a unique use case to one’s understanding and the QA behind it,” he offers.
Cyril believes that as a QA engineer at Qualitest, one gets a lot of exposure, suggesting that “besides Client rotation – the opportunity to work in various sectors (as long as you have the relevant skills) is there – internationally too.”
He states that it can also be fun and refreshing, especially when working with some cool technology.
“A wide variety of projects to work on makes it refreshing. Working with cool technology – some clients have cutting edge technology they are trying to leverage, which is a fun challenge to QA,” remarks Cyril.
Advice for budding QA engineers
Cyril has some excellent advice for budding QA engineers.
He also suggests that honesty to oneself and others is paramount. “Don’t be shy to mention what you don’t know but also be just as pro-active to make sure you try to learn what you need to know,” remarks Cyril.
Life beyond Qualitest
Cyril is very passionate about gaming, especially fighting games. He is also an amateur foodie and loves working on creating media, both audio and visual. In addition, he is very fond of listening to these podcasts – New Rory & MAL, The Michelle Obama Podcast and Archwell Audio.
Taking his role as a member of a global society seriously, he knows how important it is to give something back to the community. He is a youth leader in his community, where he organizes fun activities for those aged 11 – 17.