Software Engineer, Microsoft
Chaz Beck (BS SE ’09) is a Software Engineer II at Microsoft in Fargo, ND. After graduating from Iowa State’s Software Engineering program, Beck joined Microsoft as a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) with the Microsoft Dynamics Corporate Performance Management (CPM) team. The CPM team develops and maintains two Microsoft products, Management Reporter and Connector for Microsoft Dynamics.
As an SDET, Chaz developed test automation and tools focused on Management Reporter, a financial reporting product used to integrate and report on data from other Microsoft Dynamics ERP products. Beck helped develop a globalization tool used throughout Microsoft that allows test automation to change Windows user locale. Chaz has also developed several testing frameworks used at Microsoft internally for distributing and executing test automation, leveraging other Microsoft technologies that are part of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server.
Beck currently is a Software Engineer II with the CPM team. In this role, his work has expanded to include not only test automation but also product development.