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The evolution of apps QA at Azimo

This is the third in a series of blog posts in which we outline our multiple years’ experience with our Android app testing at Azimo. Most of the principles, goals, and achievements also apply to our iOS app.

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After around three years of development, we improved our testing stack and app’s quality significantly. From…


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The evolution of apps QA at Azimo

This is the second in a series of blog posts in which we outline our multiple years’ experience with our Android app testing at Azimo. Most of the principles, goals, and achievements also apply to our iOS app.

Table of content

QA engineers in the team

Let’s recall our original problem described in the first blog post in the series. It wasn’t…


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Our journey, goals, and motivations

This is the first in a series of blog posts in which we outline our multiple years’ experience with our Android app testing at Azimo. Most of the principles, goals, and achievements also apply to our iOS app.

Table of content

When you work on a long-lasting project, very rarely, things like process automation, CI/CD, or testing tech stack…


It’s happening! Probably the craziest year in my entire life is slowly going to the end. So here I am, spending its last hours to sum it up, just like I did in 2019, 2018, 2017.

This is the last paragraph from my 2019-in-review:

“ So this was my 2019. End of the decade, the end of my 20s. I honestly can’t wait to face the 2020s.”.

At that moment, I didn’t expect that this symbolic turnover from my 20s to 30s will become a giant leap for me. If I had known how 2020 looks like, I wouldn’t have…


The year 2020 will be remembered as the very challenging one for the entire world. COVID-19 affected millions of people’s lives and changed literally everything — life values, our habits, global economy. For Azimo, It became more important than ever that, during the lockdown, our customers could send money to their loved ones without any issues, fast and cheap. It was even more challenging to us, because, like thousands of other companies, we went into 100% remote work within days, and remained so until today.

Yet, despite all of those difficulties, thanks to the hard work of all of our…


A company needs no heroes but strategists

In software engineering, when you think of how the product value is developed over time, you likely see something similar to this image:


Engineering career ladder — subjective review of the requirements, pt. 3

This is the third article describing my personal expectations regarding different levels of software engineering positions.

In this post, you can read about the Senior software engineer position.

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This is Senior Software Engineer

Software Engineer, but senior

Not surprisingly, while being a senior software engineer, you will be expected to meet requirements for a regular and junior position. But this time, the bar for some of them (perfect communication, problem-solving, prioritization, long-term thinking) will be much higher than before. …


Engineering career ladder — subjective review of the requirements, pt. 2

This is the second article describing my personal expectations regarding different levels of software engineering positions.

In this post you can read about the Regular software engineer position.
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Regular Software Engineer

Junior Software Engineer, but more

No matter if you were hired as a regular software engineer or promoted to this position, I will always expect you to meet the junior-level requirements. Obviously, It applies to each of the skills mentioned earlier, but If you are fresh in a team, we will practice problem solving and flexibility a lot, in the…


Engineering career ladder — subjective review of the requirements, pt. 1

“Am I senior now?” — who did not ask herself or himself this question (alternatively — “did I grow out of a junior position?”)? When you become a leader of the software engineering team, you can be sure that sooner or later you will be asked with similar ones by your teammates.

Big and well-structured companies usually have career ladders clearly defined (check, for example, Google’s L1-L10 or Monzo’s progression framework). But what if you work for a fast-growing company, you have just become one of its first leaders, and you are the one who will need to build the…


How to lead as a tech leader

There are many books about vision and strategy — why they are essential, and how they are used by the best CEOs to make their companies successful. Here I try to look at these from the perspective of a tech leader position, a software engineer until recently.
Or how professional books call it — the first-line manager.

“Vision, strategy? Why should I even bother?” I asked myself a couple of times. I work for a small/medium company with a full-startup culture. Why then would I choose to join a corporate world, evangelize over a vision, constrain my actions with strategic…

Mirek Stanek

Head of Client-Side Engineering at @Azimo. I dream big 🌌 🔭 and build technology for people 💻 💚 👫. PrzywodztwowIT.pl (🇵🇱 PL newsletter for fresh leaders)

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