Meet the Frankie: Mugdha Chauhan, Quality Engineering Manager

Tell us about your career journey to date and what led you to FrankieOne.

I started my career as a Software Developer working on interesting embedded system projects (C & C++). I moved cities within India a few times and had to change companies a fair bit as a result. At one of those companies, I had to develop a testing framework to perform end to end testing for our systems. That's how I moved into the automation testing world. I then moved to Melbourne and started working as a Software Engineer in testing. Eventually I had the opportunity to lead some of the quality initiatives and grow my technical and leadership skills. I took a break from my career for 8 months after having my second baby and then I joined FrankieOne.

What led you to become a Quality Engineering Manager? What does your role involve?

When I moved to Melbourne in 2013, I decided to continue working in test automation. Initially, I worked closely with teams to help them improve the product quality. As I gained more experience, I slowly began to coach teams by defining quality standards and testing best practices. With this experience, I then joined FrankieOne as a Quality Engineering Manager. I work closely with the Quality Engineers to build a strong testing foundation for all the various teams. I’m focused on defining our testing roadmap, metrics and best practices to help teams achieve our quality standards.

What do you love about working at FrankieOne?

I really value the opportunity to contribute and implement strategies at a whole company level. I love working with smart people and having the opportunity to learn from them - which I get to do at Frankie!

What are some of your favourite things to do outside of work?

I’m learning classical dance and painting at the moment.

What has been your proudest moment so far at FrankieOne?

I feel very proud each time we are able to use test automation to help our teams deliver with more confidence.

Do you have any advice for people looking to work at a startup?

If you want to learn to deliver in a fast paced environment, then working at a startup is the right place to be. It gives you really diverse opportunities where you can make a significant impact.

What was your dream job when you were growing up?

I loved drawing and wanted to be an architect.

What’s a fun fact that you think people should know?

I love idli (soft & fluffy steamed cake from India) and could eat it for every meal for a week!