Twipe’s Test Engineers: Not your average student job

At Twipe we build innovative technology to help newspapers grow and retain subscribers. Publishers like Le Monde, The Telegraph and DuMont use our SaaS platform for publishing their daily digital editions via mobile apps and WebApps.

Every year, we seek motivated students to test our new applications on Android, iOS and Webapp in order to ensure the impeccable quality of our products and an excellent user experience.

To tell you more about the role, we invited Théo and Iwert, our current Test Engineers, to share their experience.

Impact from Day 1

Iwert, is a final year Masters student in Industrial Engineering and has been at Twipe tester for 8 months . Iwert explained that he was looking for a student job where he could gain relevant working experience and when he found Twipe, the Test Engineer vacancy appealed strongly to him. He mentioned that:

“The job as a Test Engineer at Twipe was a perfect fit with my studies”.

Iwert, Twipe Test Engineer

What attracted both Iwert and Théo to the position was that they could learn more about project delivery by working together with our Product Team. The visible impact that they could have from day one with their work was also a trigger. Experiencing this all in an agile fast-moving environment was a challenge that they both happily accepted.

Learning every step of the way

During their student job, Iwert and Théo gained new insights, not only about Twipe as a company, but also about how a project or product is delivered. Iwert and Théo worked together with a many of our internal teams at Twipe, including our Development, Product and Customer Success teams during the delivery.

It’s always nice to see that a bug you discovered or a feature you tested gets into the release notes of a new app version in the Apple or Playstore

Théo, Twipe Test Engineer

Iwert mentioned that “meeting developers and analysts from different projects as well as people from the business team” was an interesting part of his job. For him, “in this way you gain insight into the entire business and the different roles that come into play. This gives a good idea of which direction you can take in your future career”.

Théo learnt a lot about development. For him, it was particularly rewarding to learn “how to work with proxy software, how apps are built and especially how they work ‘under the hood’.

Twipe is a small company and as Test Engineer you really have an impact. You can already see what it is like to work in a professional environment, and it also helped me to know which direction I wanted to go in after graduation

Iwert, Twipe Test Engineer

Looking back at their adventure

Iwert and Théo will both graduate this year. When looking back on their time at Twipe, Iwert mentioned that he is very proud to have tested the new Telegraph app and to have seen it being launched.  

Doing a student job during a pandemic was not easy, but Iwert and Théo still experienced the positive Twipe atmosphere. 

The work atmosphere was great; the colleagues are very professional and helpful. There is a real team spirit and a steep learning curve; you always learn something new. Also, your work schedule is very flexible.

Théo, Twipe Test Engineer

Both Iwerts and Théo have done some impeccable work and we at Twipe are happy that they took on this challenge with us and helped us to move mountains.

Are you also interested in starting your adventure at Twipe? Visit our career page now and see all our opportunities for Students & Young Graduates!

Matthew Lynes
Media Innovation Analyst @ Twipe

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