Ilona Popychko
Ilona is based in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine and works on Touchcast’s Engineering team as a Quality Assurance (QA) engineer. Her position requires that she put herself in the mindset of a potential client in order to enhance the user experience. Ilona describes herself as a “Thinker” as she experiences the world as an endless opportunity for learning, discoveries, and truth-seeking. When she has some down time, Ilona enjoys painting, swimming, and watching movies.
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Ilona Popychko,
Ilona Popychko
QA Engineer
Ilona is based in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine and works on Touchcast’s Engineering team as a Quality Assurance (QA) engineer. Her position requires that she put herself in the mindset of a potential client in order to enhance the user experience. Ilona describes herself as a “Thinker” as she experiences the world as an endless opportunity for learning, discoveries, and truth-seeking. When she has some down time, Ilona enjoys painting, swimming, and watching movies.
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What do you do here?
I'm a QA Engineer on the Touchcast team. As a QA, I'm the first to go down the path that a potential client would take. I take a creative approach towards quality improvement in order to create excellent Touchcast products.
My daily routine @touchcast
Why Touchcast?
For me, working here means working with a bright and caring team. Every workday I know that exciting tasks are waiting for me since our products are related to future-changing technologies.
What do you do here?
I'm a QA Engineer on the Touchcast team. As a QA, I'm the first to go down the path that a potential client would take. I take a creative approach towards quality improvement in order to create excellent Touchcast products.
Why Touchcast?
For me, working here means working with a bright and caring team. Every workday I know that exciting tasks are waiting for me since our products are related to future-changing technologies.
My daily routine @touchcast
My daily routine @touchcast
"For me, working here means working with a bright and caring team."
☝️ My Temple.
What changed in your approach to your role since you joined Touchcast?
Our products are constantly evolving so it became necessary to change my approach in order to allow for fast and high-quality testing. I have successfully implemented my personal action strategy to ensure quality testing of all program components from release to release.
What part of your childhood relates to your work at Touchcast?
When I was nine, our VCR broke and I was the first in the family to try to find the cause and fix it. So, it was my first bug search experience.
What advice would you give to someone starting out in...(your role)?
I would describe our product as something high-functional and worthwhile. It is important to understand that the first client’s impression of the app’s functionality and usability depends on a QA Engineer’s part of the work. Develop patience and strategic thinking.
How do you make the most out of working remotely?
The best thing about working remotely is the opportunity to set up your personal office anywhere worldwide and create your own work schedule.
What is something outside of work you’re irrationally passionate about?
I have been studying academic drawing for 4 years. There are many similarities between my work and drawing. Both of these activities require the analysis of each action that needs to be calculated several steps ahead.
Your hidden talent
Reading more than three books at the same time
Your greatest fear
War
Most unusual job you’ve ever had
Worked as a correspondent for a local TV channel
if I weren’t doing this job I would be...
I would be a neuroscientist
If you could learn to do anything...
It would be airplane piloting [How to piloting an airplane]
If you could meet anyone, living or dead
Werner Herzog, German film director and screenwriter
Movie recommendation
“The Last Due” by Ridley Scott
Dream trip
Sequoia National Park
Who would you pick as your mentor
All the people I meet on the life’s path I could call my mentors
What music you are into right now
Coil, Mötley Crüe, Ry Cooder
Your hidden talent
Reading more than three books at the same time
Your greatest fear
War
Most unusual job you’ve ever had
Worked as a correspondent for a local TV channel
if I weren’t doing this job I would be...
I would be a neuroscientist
If you could learn to do anything...
It would be airplane piloting [How to piloting an airplane]
If you could meet anyone, living or dead
Werner Herzog, German film director and screenwriter
Movie recommendation
“The Last Due” by Ridley Scott
Dream trip
Sequoia National Park
Who would you pick as your mentor
All the people I meet on the life’s path I could call my mentors
What music you are into right now
Coil, Mötley Crüe, Ry Cooder
My favorite inspirational quote
“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is illusion of knowledge.”
— Stephen Hawking