If you’re looking to make a big impact with your experience in automation testing or as a QA engineer, how about joining a brand new team?
Our QA Engineering Manager Marc Lihan knows what it’s like to grow a team. He successfully established the QA team at his previous company, LINE Taiwan, and grew it to over forty employees. Now, he’s looking for talented individuals ready to take on new challenges to join him in shaping the future of this mission-critical team.
During this event, he and Christopher Drum, software engineer from the mobile foundations team, will cover topics such as:
This event is recommended for anyone who is interested in:
Open Positions on This Team
Software Engineer in Test, Quality Assurance
What’s an Online Open Office?
Similar to an open day at a school or university, our Online Open Office series is a chance to meet screen-to-screen with people from SmartNews. We highlight one team per open office, providing them the opportunity to go deep on topics about their work and life at SmartNews. You can also get answers to your questions either by asking in advance on the registration page or during the event using the chat feature.
This event is an excellent event for anyone who wants to learn more about SmartNews, especially those actively interviewing or considering applying for a position!
Marc was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. He moved to Japan and obtained his Master’s Degree in Information, Production, and Systems from Waseda University. He started his career in Japan as a software engineer at NEC before making the move to Taiwan to accept a position as a system infrastructure engineer in Test at HTC. Marc next joined LINE Taiwan as the first engineer to be hired locally. There, he established their QA team and grew it to over forty employees. He joined SmartNews in May 2021 as the engineering manager for the QA team. Outside of work, he enjoys watching movies, playing mobile games, and spending time with his two young daughters.
Software Engineer in Mobile Foundation
Christopher is a native of San Francisco with roots in North Carolina who has called Japan home for the past nine years. He started his career as a Creative Director for a series of business magazines and then transitioned to photo retouching for Macy’s advertising. While with Macy’s, Christopher transitioned to a career in IT and became the IT Manager and QA Manager. He held several iOS development and engineering roles before joining SmartNews as a front-end Software Engineer for the mobile app team in October of 2014. His current hobbies include deconstructing old software by rebuilding it in Pico-8, trying to learn Forth programming language on the Commodore 64, and PC games.
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