Profile - Nikola Ristic 🧑🏼‍💻

House of Test


About 🎙

My philosophy centers on the vital role of comprehensive testing in revealing the complexities of technology and ensuring its reliability. Holding a biomedical engineering background, I possess practical experience in software testing across the medical device, automotive, and IT sectors. This experience has allowed me to collaborate with diverse teams and embracing challenges as opportunities for growth. I am dedicated to improve testing practices to effectively address customer requirements, emphasizing the necessity of flexible approaches to ensure satisfaction and success.

Professional Activity 🤺

May 2024 - Present House of Test GmbH
  Test Engineer
Project 1 (2024-Present): TBD
Apr 2023 - Apr 2024 Parkside Interactive GmbH
  QA Manager
Responsibilities: - Provided expert consulting services that enhanced software test processes and operational excellence across multiple projects
  - Spearheaded comprehensive quality assurance strategies, including web, mobile, and API testing, enhancing product reliability
  - Pushing forward quality assurance in artificial intelligence applications (Machine Learning, Data Science)
  - Orchestrated the development and implementation of a robust release strategy, ensuring seamless product rollout
  - Advanced the automation infrastructure using Cypress
  - Expansion and development of the customer base in the life science sectory
  - Driving force in the development of a test strategy in the area of accesibility
Oct 2020 - Mar 2023 EXIAS Medical GmbH
  Verfication and Validation Engineer
Responsibilities: - Led requirement engineering processes, improving project clarity and stakeholder communication
  - Directed quality control operations, formulating test plans, reports, and cases
  - Executed comprehensive end-to-end testing procedures, guaranteeing product integrity and user satisfaction
  - Orchestrated the development and implementation of a robust release strategy, ensuring seamless product rollouts
  - Automated critical testing procedures using Python
  - Managed test operations using Confluence, JIRA, and X-Ray, enhancing team tracking efficiency
Oct 2018 - Jun 2020 Virtuale Vehicle GmbH
Responsibilities: - Conducted advanced model-based testing using MATLAB and SIMULINK
  - Analyzed and evaluated test results, providing insightful feedback that informed design improvements
  - Compiled detailed test documentation with LaTex and Microsoft Office

Achievements 🎬

Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to contribute significantly to various organizations, leading to tangible improvements and innovations in software quality assurance and project management:

Education 📚

What is important to me 💁

Continuous Learning
At the heart of my profession is a commitment to continuous learning. The dynamic nature of software development presents endless opportunities to deepen my knowledge and improve my skills. I am driven by a passion to stay at the forefront of technological advancements, methodologies, and practices in software testing. This pursuit of excellence ensures that I not only meet but exceed the evolving expectations of the industry.

Fostering Meaningful Connections
People are the cornerstone of any successful project. I thrive in environments where collaboration and mutual respect fuel innovation and problem-solving. Building meaningful connections with colleagues and stakeholders is crucial, as these relationships foster a culture of support and shared achievement. I am dedicated to working with teams that encourage open dialogue, and recognize each individual’s contribution to collective success.

Advocating for Transparency
Transparency is the foundation upon which trust and accountability are built. In the context of software development adn testing, I advocate for clear communication channels and the open exchange of information. This approach ensures that decisions are informed, aligned with project goals, and reflective of stakeholder needs.

Upholding Quality Standards
Quality is not just a metric to me; it’s a principle that guides my work. I place a strong emphasis on thorough testing and continuous improvement. I am convinced that good software is born out of a deep understanding that quality is an ongoing journey, not a destination. The intellectual challenge of identifying and solving problems before they reach the user is a process I find personal goal and essential.

Skills/Expertise/Tools 🍳

Human Languages  
⭐️⭐️⭐️ German, English
⭐️ French
Special Skills  
⭐️⭐️⭐️ Communicator, Fast Learner, Team Player
⭐️⭐️ Coaching, Teaching, Leadership, Project Management
⭐️ Requirement Engineering, SCRUM
Tech Stack  
⭐️⭐️⭐️ Python, MATLAB, HTML, CSS, Javascript
⭐️⭐️ MATLAB Simulink, Cypress, Selenium, C, C++
⭐️ Fortran, SQL, R
⭐️⭐️⭐️ JIRA, Confluence, X-Ray, Github, Gitlab
⭐️⭐️ Postman, LaTex
⭐️ Jenkins
Testing Skills  
⭐️⭐️⭐️ Test Management, Test Design, Risk Analysis, Release Management, Context-Driven Testing, Black Box Testing, Web Testing, Mobile Testing, Agile Testing, Exploratory Testing, User Acceptance Testing
⭐️⭐️ Test Automation, API Testing, Performance Testing, Accessibility Testing
⭐️ Unit Testing, Security Testing, Load Testing

Certificates and Testimonials 📝

Should you require physical copies of testimonials from my previous education or past employers, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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