Ever wondered how your gadgets and apps seamlessly do what they do?
…Well, there is a group of tech wizards working behind the scenes and their name is verification engineers.
In this episode of our IT jobs explanations in user-friendly manner let us dive into what verification engineers do and why they matter so much in today’s fast-paced tech world.
Meet the Verification Engineers
Verification engineers are like the quality control experts of tech realm: they are the ones responsible for making sure that all the cool stuff tech promises actually works as promised – from tiny chips to big software, they have got it all covered.
So What Exactly Do They Do?
If we were to classify their key tasks into some categories, six main pillars would emerge:
Testing game plan: think of them as the strategists of the tech world. They team up with designers to create plans on how to test every nook and cranny of a product.
(On a side note, we wish this type of plan was more and more implemented in business, as well: a plan of how to TEST THE BUSINESS’S FUNCTIONALITY potential even before launch or shortly after investing a reasonable amount of money…. before the full deployment of the investment.
There are signals that many business owners choose not to see – or do not see them at all, for that matter – that would tell them that the business is not/ will not function as planned… yet this is a chapter for another article.)
Continuing with what our tech’s wizards do behind the scenes – the verification engineers, we could say that they createtech playground – that is virtual playgrounds where they throw tech products in all sorts of scenarios to see how they react. It is just like making sure your car can handle any road before you hit the gas.
Bug hunters: like digital detectives, they track down glitches and issues and then work with designers to fix them. It sounds really cool, right? A bit like a virtual scavenger hunt. At this point you most probably started to fall in love with what these cool IT engineers do, right?
…If so, what comes is even cooler:
Performance party: verification engineers throw performance parties, but instead of dancing, they check how well a product performs under different situations. Ever attended such a party?
Fixer-uppers: when things go wonky, verification engineers are the ones who roll up their sleeves and work with the designers to fix the problems. Imagine a tech repair duo in a car service workshop.
Team players: you will never – or, for the sake of accuracy, let’s say ‘hardly ever’ – meet a verification engineer that is not an ultimate team player, working with everyone – from the designers to bosses – to make sure the entire team is on the same page. So far with the myth of non-social IT engineer performing this function .
We like to call them superheroes. Like we did call so other software engineers.
Apart from being the guardians of good tech by catching problems early, verification engineers are also time and money savers.
You might know the saying “a stitch in time saves nine”. Well, this is exactly the role of verification engineers: they are like the stitchers, preventing big problems down the line and saving time and money.
Not at last, verification engineers are innovation boosters. How so? Since they catch problems early, tech creators can take bigger risks and dream up cooler things, knowing the verification engineers have their back.
Who would NOT want that in everyday business?
… So next time your phone does not freeze, your app runs smoothly or your game does not crash, you know whom to thank – those friendly neighborhood verification engineers.
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