fbpx Skip to content

Team Member Spotlight: Kyle Tobey-old

What motivates you to wake up every morning and make an impact at Honorlock?

My team is my main motivation at Honorlock. I wake up every day and want to be the best I can be at my position so that my team can succeed. I am surrounded by brilliant minds, who are all passionate about the product they are working on and testing. Just seeing everyone perform at such a high level makes me want to match their energy and overall output. 

What are your main responsibilities at Honorlock?

My current position at Honorlock is as a QA Engineer, and essentially, I test new features that are introduced to the client-facing side of the product. Me and the other QA on the External, or “Outpost”, Team work closely with the developers to test tickets and bug fixes in order to validate that they are ready for our clients to use. It is also my job as a QA to spot any flaws in the product or point out anything that could improve the quality of life of our customers who are using Honorlock. 

What has been your favorite project so far?

The project I have enjoyed testing for the most at Honorlock would be the Search and Destroy feature. In my two years here, I have watched this feature grow vastly and I am proud to say that I have helped test and offer suggestions to ensure that it works in the best way possible for our instructors. I hope to work on some projects in the future, as I have voiced ideas internally with my team that can potentially improve the way test takers and test administrators use our product, so I hope those will be coming down the pipeline shortly, stay tuned.

What’s something most people at Honorlock don’t know about you?

One thing that many people at Honorlock don’t know about me until they truly meet me is that I offer the perfect mix of sports and geek knowledge. I can talk all day about MLB, NHL, NFL, and NBA then turn around and talk about Star Wars, anime, DC, and Marvel for hours. I have actually created friendships at Honorlock with our Canadian employees bonding over NHL and I’ve strengthened many bonds with other coworkers over new Star wars and Anime media. 

What do you love most about being part of the Honorlock team?

Definitely the people, I have met so many great people throughout my time in Honorlock on the support, QA, and PED teams. Everyone is super helpful and we all share the same goal to maintain and produce the best product possible for our clients. I have created genuine bonds with many employees at Honorlock, and this has only strengthened the work we put out to the public because nobody wants to let anyone down and we help build each other up where needed.

How has your career grown since starting at Honorlock?

Considering that I started out in support here at Honorlock two years ago in April of 2020, I would say my career has grown exponentially. I worked my way through support and earned a role where I was able to connect directly with the instructors and school admins who required assistance with their Honorlock inquiries. After a while in Admin Support, I moved over to the PED team under the role of QA Engineer, and ever since then, I have worked with the External Facing Personas “Outpost” team where I log and test bugs & feature changes.

What are you most excited about in your future with Honorlock?

Being on the External Facing Personas “Outpost” team, I get to see a lot of the great new features and ideas that we have potentially coming through the pipeline. I can’t say what exact feature I am excited for most since it would just be too hard to narrow down, but I can say that I am very excited to work with my team and with my QAs to test and make any improvements to ensure that the best product will be going live to our customers. I hope to grow as best I can to keep up with our vastly improving team and product.