Name: Mili Orucevic
Nationality: Norwegian / Bosnian
What do you do at Visma?
I joined Visma in 2011, when Visma acquired Mamut, a company I worked full time for since 2009, right after I finished my master degree in Computer Science from the University of Oslo. It is by “accident” that I started to work with software testing, but once I discovered how much fun and challenging software testing is, I have never looked back. One of my main tasks in Visma is to work on improving software testing processes, approaches and test automation across teams and units. I also work quite a lot with Continuous Delivery processes and new cloud delivery models so that we at R&D can delivery changes and new features to our customers more frequently and with higher quality.
What are you working with now?
Right now my main focus is on making sure that the last details are in place for the Visma Testing Week conference, which will take place first week on June. This is a week where R&D departments, of both Visma Software International Product Unit and Visma Enterprise Solutions Development, almost 900 employees, will share their knowledge and passion for testing through key notes, presentations, tasks and competitions. The entire week is dedicated to improving how we test software both within and across teams and departments. It will be a great event, and I’m really looking forward to it.
How is it to work at Visma?
I very much enjoy working at Visma. The work climate is great, the colleagues are very professional, knowledgeable, and are always there for you in case you need something. Whether this is discussing and trying out new technology, ideas or just help with a daily task. I love that we have a culture of continuous learning, improving and sharing knowledge, no days are the same. There are a lot of passionate colleagues that are arranging and holding courses so everyone is up to date with the latest technology and happenings. If you are really passionate about something, like I am for software testing, you are given the freedom to nurture that, like for example having the opportunity to organize a testing week for all colleagues, building an automated test framework with colleagues, and holding courses for automated functional testing.
What is your favorite activity outside work?
My main hobby outside work is to play and compose music. I actively play guitar, bass and sing in several bands, and often tour with them around Scandinavia, especially Norway. When not behind an instrument or a computer I like to spend time outside with friends, usually meaning running and playing football during the summer, and cross-country and downhill skiing during the winter season. But most of all I enjoy spending time with my 2 year old daughter and being part of her journey of exploring the world. It is so amazing how she views and interprets the surroundings, we certainly have a lot of fun.