Serena Lau

BE(Hons) Software Engineering · (+64) 21 022 38133 · serena.lau272@gmail.com

I have a keen passion for innovative solutions in software development, always looking for challenges to push myself further. I'm driven by curiosity and ambition, and I also value building lasting relationships and helping out others wherever I can. Away from the workstation, I love diving into classical music and having a good laugh with friends over sports or a hearty meal.


Education

The University of Auckland

Bachelor of Engineering (HONS)
Specialising in Software Engineering

Offered University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship

Clubs and Societies: Student Life, Software Engineering Student Association, Web Development & Consultancy Club, Devs Society

GPA: 8.8 / 9.0

March 2020 - Present

ACG Parnell College

High School

Member of prefect committees (2019)

CIE Examinations: A* in A-level Mathematics, A-level Physics, AS Chemistry and AS Literature in English

January 2016 - November 2019

Experience

System Analyst

Flipview
  • Suggested and lead re-implementation of test case management in Jira
  • Collaborate with development team to identify and implement software fixes
April 2022 - Present

Software Engineer Intern

Nintex Promapp
Automation Test Engineer
  • Investigated and implemented a new tool in Cypress for a previously uncovered area of the application, increasing test coverage by 10%
  • Wrote new JavaScript Cypress and C# Selenium tests contributing to automated UI and integration test coverage
  • Regularly discussed product features with developers and the product team to increase accuracy in manual testing and regression testing
  • Identified and documented multiple undiscovered defects upon initiative and presented to the team during sprint planning
Software Developer
  • Proactively identified UI issues in existing and future designs and developed solutions with the UX designer
  • Developed new product features for Promapp using React.js, Typescript and Sass with a C# backend
  • Contributed to production stories by collaborating with team members and the product manager in an agile environment
  • Fixed internal and in-production defects for frontend and backend product areas
November 2021 - February 2022

Retail Assistant

AS Colour
  • Built on customer relationships through personalised communication
  • Worked with a highly professional and customer-oriented team
March 2021 - November 2021

Piano Teacher

Lewis Eady Music School
  • Engaged with a diverse age and experience range of students
  • Prepared weekly teaching materials catered to each student
  • Designed suitable teaching methods tailored to students with special needs
  • Managed student caregiver relationships and administrative responsibilities
March 2020 - June 2021

Freelance Piano Teacher

Private teaching of piano students ranging from beginner to diploma levels.

November 2020 - Present

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