Hallmarks of a Great Tester is the best Microsoft help wanted post I’ve seen yet. Oops, I just ruined it.
Anyway, it begins with,
“If you ask me, I’ll tell you a great tester
A great tester has a streak of deviousness. Anyone can follow the lists of test cases that abundantly fill most books on testing. A great tester can move beyond these lists and dream up an endless series of gnarly methods for attacking the program. A great tester is described by developers as “sick” and “demented”. “
and ends with,
“Want a fun job on a great team? Send two coding samples and an explanation of why you chose them, and of course your resume, to me at michhu at microsoft dot com. I need testers, and my team needs a data binding developer, program managers, and a product manager. Great coding skills required for all positions.”
Wouldn’t it be cool to work for a manager that appreciates your deviousness?