Diana is a Certified Systems Architect and Certified Business Architect with five years of experience as a Quality Assurance Engineer. She applies best practice testing techniques to help deliver the benefits of the Pega platform to her clients.
Quality Assurance Engineer
Universidad Centroamericana - José Simeón Cañas
Tell us a bit about your journey - Where are you from and how did you get started on Pega?
I am from El Salvador and graduated with a Computer Science degree. At the time I graduated, IT careers were mostly pursued by men and women were often not even taken into consideration for many technical positions.
Fortunately, I was able to get a job at Rulesware - a company that specializes in providing BPM solutions to clients from a near-shore office. Even though my position within the company was oriented to QA, this was not an impediment for me to obtain Pega certifications. Working in QA actually helped me to better understand the requirements and functionality of the applications being built across the multiple projects I've been a part of, thus delivering high-quality products to our clients.
"At the time I graduated, IT careers were mostly pursued by men and women were often not even taken into consideration for many technical positions."
What has been your most significant career accomplishment?
At the beginning of my journey, it was having the opportunity to dig into the development side by becoming familiar with the Pega platform and achieving the System Architect certification.
Later on, I acquired the Business Architect certification and becoming the first one in my company to so within the Quality Assurance practice. This inspired other QA engineers to gain more Pega-related knowledge to apply in the projects that they have been assigned.
What message or advice would you give to anyone who is considering a technical career working on the Pega platform?
Do not hesitate to pursue a career specializing in Pega! There is a strong Pega community with many opportunities around the world. Also, try to keep your knowledge of the platform up-to-date by earning the different Pega badges and studying the most updated Pega courses.
"Do not hesitate to pursue a career specializing in Pega! There is a strong Pega community with many opportunities around the world."