In the section ‘Working at Euphoria’ we will take you on a day with one of our colleagues. This time it’s Erwin Ooms’ turn. Erwin is a tester and project supporter at Euphoria. He has been working at Euphoria for about 2.5 years and will tell you what it is like to work here.
What do you do at Euphoria?
I am a tester and project supporter. This means that I test all the software that the developers make. I check the functionality, verify if the product meets the predefined quality requirements and assess if the customer benefits from the end product. I also make reports, work on the Cabman Smart Vehicle modules and support the rest of the team where possible. In the near future I will be working more on monitoring the quality. I find that very interesting.
What does the average working day look like?
I usually come in around half past eight. The first thing I do is turn on the music, because that’s what I’m responsible for in my department. Then I check my mail and look at the sprint overview. At half past nine there is a stand-up. This is a short meeting in which everyone tells what they have done and what they are going to do. After that, I start working on what’s on the Scrumbord for that day.
At Euphoria we work with Scrum, how do you like this?
I like the Scrum method very much. The advantage of Scrum is that we work in so-called sprints of two weeks. For those two weeks the planning is clear. This does not give you the situation that you have a long list of things you still have to do. It’s just clear: I have to do this and that’s it for this sprint. I can imagine that if you’ve never worked this way before, you’ll have to get used to it. ‘’
How would you describe the atmosphere within the company?
Cozy! Every day we have lunch together at the table in the kitchen. This allows you to talk to your various colleagues on a regular basis. We do have several lunchshifts because we don’t all fit at the same table. That’s why I choose to pick a different shift every time. This way I can see all my colleagues once in a while. ‘’
Why is it so much fun to work at Euphoria?
The atmosphere is good and that’s very nice. In addition, I do not experience an enormous workload due to the way of working. My work is also very varied and that’s very important to me. I wouldn’t want to do the same thing all day.