Tell us what you do at Tuum.
I am a QA automation engineer responsible for ensuring that all systems are functioning correctly in the payments team. I am responsible for automating payment-related processes and ensuring that they are functioning correctly before each release. I enjoy my challenging job, which involves learning new tools and technologies. With the help of my team, particularly my manager, who is very supportive, I was able to overcome these challenges. I enjoy assisting others and feel motivated when I help my team members.
If you had to sum up Tuum’s culture in 3 words, what would they be and why?
Tuum’s culture can be succinctly summarized in three powerful words: transparent, flexible, and motivating. At Tuum, there is a strong emphasis on learning and development, as the company encourages its employees to constantly expand their skills and knowledge in order to enhance their careers. The managers at Tuum play a vital role in driving the team forward and providing guidance and support along the way.
The company fosters a relaxed and flexible working environment, allowing employees the freedom to work in a way that suits their individual needs. Furthermore, team events are regularly planned to promote a sense of camaraderie and cohesion among employees. Tuum also places great importance on transparency, with regular updates provided on project completion, budget, and any outstanding tasks.
In short, Tuum is an exceptional company that truly values its employees, providing an ideal environment for personal and professional growth.
Do you have a favourite quote that resonates with you?
One of my all-time favourite quotes that truly resonates with me is, “Never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning,” by the great Roy T. Bennett in his book, The Light in the Heart.
This quote embodies my life’s philosophy perfectly, as I have an insatiable hunger for knowledge and growth. I am a firm believer in continuous learning, taking on new challenges, and persevering in the face of adversity.
In fact, I have exhibited this “crazy behaviour” throughout my life, especially when it comes to achieving my goals. Whether it’s learning a new skill, facing a new challenge, or even applying for jobs abroad, I never give up. I remember when I decided to pursue my dream of working abroad; it seemed impossible at first, and no one referred to me or helped me. But, I did not let that discourage me. Instead, I applied tirelessly and eventually landed the job. Through sheer determination and perseverance, I made my dream a reality, and it all started with never giving up on my dreams.
If you could spend a day in someone else’s body/shoes, what would you do?
I possess a strong sense of empathy towards others and I am always willing to help those in need. Upon seeing those in my community experiencing hardship, I feel compelled to offer my assistance in any way possible, be it financial aid or motivating them towards stable employment opportunities. While I may not be able to solve all of their problems, I believe that every little bit of help can make a difference in someone’s life.
Do you like summer or winter?
When it comes to Europe, Estonia in particular, I absolutely adore the summer season. The vibrant colours, the mild weather, and the overall atmosphere are simply enchanting. The summer in Estonia is a time of great joy and celebration, as the locals take advantage of the warm weather to engage in various outdoor activities and events.
On the other hand, in my home country of Pakistan, I have a strong preference for the winter season. Given the sweltering heat that permeates the majority of the year, the cooler winter weather is a much-needed respite from the oppressive heat. The crisp air and comfortable temperatures make it the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities and explore the natural beauty of the region.
Nevertheless, when it comes to Estonia, there is something truly magical about the summer season. The warm, sunny days, the fragrant flora, and the lively ambience all combine to create an unforgettable experience. It is simply a delight to bask in the warmth and soak up the many pleasures of summertime in Estonia.
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