"Hello World! I am a Software Quality Assurance Engineer and volunteer at Mission Spread Smiles situated in India. I admire the idea of QA and share what I realize on the platform called Medium. Also, I adore photography. Once in a while I Tweet and post pictures on Instagram"
My personal origin story
How did I arrive? Here's my short story.... My name is 🔊 Darshit Shah.
- I was born and brought up in India residing in Ahmedabad, Gujarat with my small family. For me, of course, life is never that simple.
- After graduating, I moved to Gandhinagar for a Master's, searching for a new experience, as I was totally committed to further studies.
- The journey of QA began with a little startup in India, which I came across while hunting for my first gig post-college. Ultimately, this choice drove me into the incredible universe of information technology.
- During the initial days of 2010, where I did rigorous testing and landed a Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) and International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) Agile Certified Quality Assurance with 12 years of manual testing along with 4 years of automation testing qualitative work experience.
- But as the acclaimed saying, "practice makes a man perfect", I improved. Working with colleagues is altogether different from working alone. I had confidence in Batman's decision to work alone, yet when I initiated working in a team, it opened another door of coordination. In order to maintain an attitude of a solution seeker, I give my best to discover the solution and never surrender at the beginning phase.
- Always in search of spurs for my career, I’m open to new experiences and challenges to face, wherever they will bring me.
If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.
Lead Software Engineer - QA
May 2021 - Present
Sr. Software Eng. - QA
February 2016 - May 2021
September 2014 - February 2016
Sr. Associate QA
August 2011 - September 2014
July 2010 - August 2011
January 2010 - May 2010
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
Period: 2008 - 2010
University: Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya
Period: 2005 - 2008
Result: First Class
HSEB (12th Commerce)
Period: 2003 - 2005
GSEB (10th Class)
Period: 2002 - 2003
Result: First Class
A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
Tools and Technology
Certificates and Guiding Principles
My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones.
Professional Certificates and honors I have reached.
Darshit Shah's Guiding Principles
Certain principles keep me grounded and focused in a right way as for today's businesses it's easier to lose path instead to discover it. I count on the following principles.
We as an individual have various thoughts regarding what joy is, which is the reason we'll do not follow a similar kind of a way. We must be willing to step off the prescribed path and forge our own. Regardless of what your objectives are, in every case there is more than one approach to acknowledge them. Discover yours.
There are countless individuals out there who are more skilled and experienced than me. In any case, I am certain that nobody else will fill in as hard as me whenever given this chance.
I don't keep an eye out for other's consent to deliver excellent quality and solve problems.
I will do as much iteration as it takes to arrives at the best solutiony.
I continually keep searching for approaches to better my specialty and gain from individuals who are far superior to me.
I believe that interfaces and functionalities exist to be utilized. They should not get in the user's way and should instead adapt to user's needs and lives.
I have zero egos and anticipate critics as they generally bring about a superior venture.
I believe to inspire everybody around me through the several actions that I exercise, were knowingly or unknowingly I learn, and the joy I can impart to other people.
The best rush in work/business is to encounter the achievement that you made yourself. Disappointment and stumble will occur en route. That is regular. At the point when they happen, get up, gain, and move ahead.
At the point when any awful thing occurs, learn a lesson from it and pledge to not repeat the practices that permitted them to occur. Also when beneficial events tag along, explore, and figure out how to invigorate better things like them to occur. That is called making your own karma, which is a far better choice than attempting to control the uncontrollable.
I'm looking to expand my portfolio while I'm on top and while I'm young.
I had the pleasure to work with...
Probably the section you are most interested in. Business domains and type of testing with which I have worked.
I have worked in various business domains such as RPA, ecommerce, healthcare, hospitality, finance and education. I have gained good experience in testing web, windows surface and mobile (iOS, Android) applications. To see of them you have to click the card.
I have worked in almost every big brand and been to some nice small ones also. Big or small, I have gained good experience, cool friends and projects to put in my portfolio. Some of the projects were done separately while working in different companies.
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Awards and Mentions
The accolades, just like the scrapes and bruises, fade in the end, and all you're left with is your ambition.
Recommendations on LinkedIn
Testimonials are enough to convince people for now.
Darshit is an excellent team player and has a strong work ethic. His willingness to keep growing is what sets him apart as well as his great skillset.
I strongly recommend him.
Engineering Manager at Vimeo
Darshit and I are working together on the same project and after working with him for over a year I can say he is one of the best Quality Analysts I have worked with in my career. He has excellent testing and analytical skills. He has pretty good knowledge in e-Commerce domain. He recently became a certified Scrum Master which is indeed another feather in his cap. His hunger for certifications is something which I really inspire. He is ISTQB CTFL and certified Agile tester.....Aditya Chouhan
Darshit has awesome analysis skill. He has knowledge of most of domains and mostly worked with e-commerce domain. His target to deliver A-One build to client and he prooved it. I have done one project with him but he is the first QA I found who made for the bug. He learned Automated testing, certified ISTQB CTFL and Agile tester. Also, became a certified Profession Scrum Master. It's a great time to work with you.Bhumika Mehta
Darshit is one of the most creative QA engineers I’ve worked with anywhere. I’ve worked closely with him on many issues over the past year. He is very thorough and usually goes beyond the scope of what is asked. He often comes up with relevant use cases that were not previously considered by anyone. In his current QA position, he gets great joy in breaking things, He is just a "Pixel Perfect QA".Parth Modi
Senior Software Engineer
Darshit is a very dedicated and hard working QA and has been a pleasure to work with. His knowledge and skills always contribute to making any project he works in the best it can be. Most importantly, he is a great person and team member to get along with and a valuable coworker regardless if he's working on the same project or not.Steven Ma
Technical Team Lead | Certified Flight Instructor (ASEL)
Eager, enthusiastic, and thoughtful. Darshit embodies the qualities needed for a stellar team player. His expertise and input in quality assurance is always appreciated and helps deliver a quality user experience.Joseph Kim
I worked with Darshit for 3 years, he is quick in grasping business requirements. He has keen eye to capture small details while testing UI. He has wide range of domain knowledge which he applies skillfully to analyse client requirements and preparing test cases. I would definitely recommend him for testing of Web & Mobile applications.Kajal Chachapara
Advisory System Analyst
Working with Darshit is an absolute pleasure. He is sound with his knowledge and is good at decision making. Communicating with him is never a problem. If given a chance, I will work with him for a long long time.Siddhant Sharma
Digital Experience Innovator| Ecommerce| Business consultant
A pixel perfect QA. He has ability to identify all the minor ui issues. Eager to learn new things and getting certificates. Sharp in finding unique scenarios and breaking functionality. Indeed QA qualities and proactive in learning new skills.Mahavir Vora
He’s one of the best QA resources I’ve had the pleasure to work with. I appreciate his attention to detail and strong work ethic.Ahsun Kim
Publications on Medium
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I)
ISTQB Agile Tester
ISTQB Foundation (CTFL)
Snapshots from Instagram
I love what I do. I take great pride in what I do. And I can't do something halfway, three-quarters, nine-tenths. If I'm going to do something, I go all the way.
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