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Bobby Foster

Bobby Foster

Director of Quality Engineering at Interset

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Seniority

6 Years

Hierarchy

Manager of Managers

Management Experience

Fairness
Feedback
Hiring
Ownership
QA team
Scaling Team

Hi everyone! My name is Bobby Foster and I am currently Director of Quality Engineering at Interset. Looking forward to meeting you!

Sorry, I am not currently available for mentoring sessions.

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Solving Budget Problems by being Creative
10 September

Bobby Foster gives some useful tips to solve common budget problems by being creative.

Hiring
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Bobby Foster

Bobby Foster

Director of Quality Engineering at Interset

Helping your team members be more effective and relevant in their global scope by being more technical on subjects that can be out of their scope - even if it means breaking things.
10 September

Bobby Foster shares the importance of encouraging team members to expand their technical capabilities or learn new skills including those not required in their current work scope.

Personal growth
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Motivation
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Bobby Foster

Bobby Foster

Director of Quality Engineering at Interset

Tackling Lack of Confidence for Newcomers
6 September

Bobby Foster shares how to make new team members feel welcome and more at ease in the organization

Team reaction
Company Culture
Motivation
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Bobby Foster

Bobby Foster

Director of Quality Engineering at Interset

Experience

LMTS - Developer Productivity

Salesforce

Jun 2019 - current

Lead Consultant

ThoughtWorks

Apr 2015 - Dec 2015

Software Engineer

Shopify

Sep 2014 - Apr 2015

Senior Consultant & North American Quality Engineering Practice Co-Lead

ThoughtWorks

Jun 2012 - Aug 2014

Senior Software Engineer

TELUS Health Solutions

Aug 2011 - Jun 2012

Lead developer of test automation software; Developed a continuous integration (Jenkins) infrastructure to view functional test progress on a VirtualBox cloud

Software Engineer

IBM

Jan 2008 - Aug 2011

Developed a rich-client (Eclipse RCP) functional test authoring application; Developed a command-line (Java) functional test execution application; Developed a web-based (GWT) Cognos BI database testing application; and Developed a continuous integration (Jenkins) infrastructure to view functional test progress on a VirtualBox cloud

Information Security Officer

Environment Canada, Government of Canada

May 2007 - Aug 2007

Startup Co-Founder and head of IT

RealDecoy

Jan 2000 - Jan 2007

Software Engineer

Actua

Jan 1999 - Jan 2000

Participated in the development of a social networking web application

Volunteer Instructor

Virtual Ventures

Jan 1998 - Jan 1998

Taught state-of-the-art technologies, such as: public key encryption, Unix security, OO programming, Internet and web technologies, claymation and computer-generated imagery

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