To celebrate the relentless passion of testers, BrowserStack is honoring some of the icons in the testing space—those who push the industry forward by sharing their knowledge with the community at large through their thought leaders.

Snehi Jain is a seasoned software engineer with over nine years of experience. She's currently an Engineering Manager at BrowserStack, helping developers build amazing experiences.

Tell us a little bit about your role as an Engineering Manager at BrowserStack.

I have a wonderful team of 12 engineers handling Automate & App Automate products of Browserstack. So any feature that has eased your life has been quality checked by my team.

What innovations/trends in the space of software development are you most excited about?

Automated Software Quality Enhancement is the area I really look out for.

What are some passion projects you're currently working on?

Can I say, my 4-year-old son?

Jokes aside, at BrowserStack, we are doing a lot in every way to make an engineer’s life easier, and I am passionate about each one of them. I like the idea of solving an inconvenience for someone.

What are you reading/learning right now? What made you interested in this?

Just finished reading “The Hidden Life of trees” and currently reading “Until Tuesday”. I am not fond of reading technical books.

What's your favorite software testing quote of all time?

I don’t have a favorite software testing quote, but I love quoting “Born as a lion and so shall I die,”—and being a QA is generally a 1:many conversation, so this might fit our domain as well.

What advice would you give to the women who are interested in entering the QA space?

Independent of men or women, anyone interested in knowing the bigger picture of a product along with technical insights should join the QA squad.

What's a fun fact about you that most people don't know?

I cannot see straight lines! To me, they are always curved or merging.

What are the things you wish you knew about software testing when you started your career?

Honestly, I joined Adobe for their Black and Red Mug, which, even in 8 years, I couldn’t find! So, in a nutshell, I love how I started my career by not knowing much and imbibing everything given to me. I learned on the fly with wonderful mentors and continue to do the same at BrowserStack.

(Responses have been edited for clarity.)