Employee Spotlight – April Rak

This month we want to introduce you to another one of our talented employees, and another recent winner of our IQ Core Values award, April Rak. April is a part of our projects team here at IQ working as a test engineer supporting one of our clients.

  1. What motivates you every day? I am motivated by both tackling new challenges and achieving the best quality/accuracy. I enjoy being given a puzzle and trying to solve it, or being given a set of rules and figuring out how well they are being adhered to. I want to ensure that I am providing the best quality product possible to our clients that will accurately meet their customers’ needs.
  2. Briefly describe what you do at IQ. I fulfill two different roles at IQ. I am a test lead, overseeing and mentoring other software testers while also serving as a test engineer on a client’s project. My secondary role is Engagement Leader where I help teammates work toward their personal and career goals while fostering open and honest discussion.
  3. What does your work space look like? In two words: organized chaos. My desk is filled with monitors, laptops, and Post-its galore, but each are important and have their own purpose.
  4. What do you like to do outside of work? First and foremost, I am busy raising an energetic and curious two and half year old. When I do get that rare moment to enjoy a hobby, you can find me either doing something crafty or playing a video or board game.
  5. What advice do you have for others in your profession? Never back down from a challenge no matter how large it may seem on the surface, never stop trying to learn something new every day, and always communicate openly and honestly with your team.
  6. What do you love about IQ Inc? I love the people. My coworkers are really what make IQ a great place to work while having fun. Collectively, they are some of the smartest, friendliest, and most humble people I have ever met. They are the type of people that you can count on to help and support you both personally and professionally.