For this Q&A article, we caught up with Atiqah Azlan who represents the Nintex team from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Atiqah is a test analyst on the engineering team, and they are responsible for ensuring our products and capabilities are functioning optimally before general availability to the public.
Last month, Atiqah celebrated her third year at Nintex. We asked her 15 questions and shared her responses below.
- What is your role at Nintex?
I am a test analyst for the Nintex Workflow team – mostly focusing on SharePoint but sometimes working on Nintex Workflow Cloud.
- Tell us a little bit about how you ended up at Nintex?
I attended a Women Who Code event and either Nintex was there or sponsored the event and that’s how I found out about the company. After the event I was randomly scrolling through LinkedIn and saw a job opening, and the rest of the story is pretty self-explanatory.
- What has been your favorite project of your career?
I have many favorites so I will focus on our current project. We are working on this feature called event tracking within Nintex Workflow Cloud. What I love about it is being able to cross-collaborate with other teams in the Nintex engineering organization and it offers the possibility to learn new things.
- What does an ideal day-off of work look like for you?
The most ideal day off would consist of an outdoor activity with my friends. Then I would love some solitude while I check out a local museum or an art gallery. After that, I’d go home and finish up a dress I’m sewing or watch some Netflix.
- What is the best place about home for you?
I live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the best part about where I live right now is the diversity. In Malaysia we observe many holidays which means there is more opportunity to gather, eat, and celebrate.
- What is your favorite food?
I really enjoy nasi lemak. This is a traditional Malaysian dish. It consists of rice cooked with coconut milk, spiced fried chicken, hard boiled eggs, cucumbers, and served with a spicy anchovy sambal.
- Would you rather cook dinner or have dinner cooked for you?
I would rather cook a homemade meal.
- Would you rather have a cat or a dog as a pet?
I have two cats named Cappie and Mika so I’m probably a cat person.
- Would you rather live on the beach or in a cabin in the woods?
I would definitely choose the beach. And if I could choose which beach, I would choose Semporna, located in the Celebes Sea.
- Do you like working from home or would you rather be in the office?
I would like a mix of both. I miss all the social interactions in the office. But working from home gives me more flexibility to focus on myself. The time I used to normally spend commuting can now be spent exercising or reading.
- What do you like most about your job?
I love the problem-solving aspect of being a test analyst. And the satisfaction when you can identify an issue or deliver quality products on time. I also enjoy working with my team – full of super supportive and knowledgeable people.
- What does a typical day look like for you?
I begin my day with a morning jog. Then I start work with a strong cup of coffee nearby. After work is done, I do a light workout or play with my cats. I end my day with a good dinner while spending time with my loved ones.
- Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In ten years, I would like to a better test analyst than I am today. Which means I’d like to get more involved in the testing community. Eventually, I would like to start my own business and will probably have a better plan in place for that.
- Do you have any advice for a prospective Nintex employee?
Nintex is a great platform. Not just a place of employment. If you want to learn something new or take up a new hobby, the Nintex team doesn’t only support personal development, but they encourage it.
Don’t be afraid to go to events and conferences. I recently went to the TestBash event hosted by the Ministry of Testing where I connected with a whole new testing community to grow and expand my knowledge.
- Best vacation you’ve taken and why?
Just before COVID, I went to Turkey and a few other Balkan countries on a month-long vacation. We stayed in one of those overnight trains where we could socialize with local people. I wish I could do it again and hope to someday.