Steve Fitzsimmons

QA Analyst

Steve Fitzsimmons“My favourite super hero is my dad, because he managed to raise me while going to college full time for paramedicine during the day and working quality control at a Honda factory full time during the night. And yet somehow I survived to tell the tale, which surely can only be the result of superpowers.”

What’s a unique item in your emergency kit?
Lots of groovy back-up batteries for all of my devices. Even if the internet and cell networks are down, I would want a screen of some kind in front of me at all times.

What do you do at ePACT, and what excites you about the contribution you are making?
I test the website and bother the developers with bugs to fix. What excites me here? I’m working on establishing QA processes that will be efficient and scalable as the company grows, to complement the automated functional testing system that I’ve been working on since I began working at ePACT. It seems the further I get developing these processes, the more excited I get about them.

If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
I would sneak onto the rooftops of all the tallest buildings in Vancouver on a sunny day and sit calmly looking out over the city, ocean, and mountains as security guards across the city tried to figure out what was wrong with the alarms on their rooftop access doors.

Something interesting you might not know about me is…
At the age of eight I beat the Canadian Pool Champion…sort of. He sunk the 8-ball on himself almost immediately after the start of the game, and was pretty upset. Five minutes later, I was pretty upset too when I realized that it’s not quite like boxing – defeating the Champion doesn’t automatically make you the Champion. But as I haven’t played Pool since, I like to think to myself that I’m still the undefeated Canadian Champion. Don’t burst my bubble.