Our passion is Technology Thumbs Up for Nedzad

We’re so proud of the effort our colleagues are investing in acquiring new knowledge every day. Our working environment is fueled by the strength of up-to-date technologies and the opportunity to learn new skills. Today we are celebrating the success of our colleague Nedzad Gicic, who has recently become a Big Data Engineer.

On that occasion, we conducted a brief interview with Nedzad.

AP: What do you do at Authority Partners?

NG: I have been working at Authority Partners for nearly 3 years as a Software Developer. So far, I have worked on several projects, and I am responsible for efficiently delivering quality services to clients. I have also served as Team Lead, a new and challenging role for me. In addition to code development, it is also extremely important to motivate the team in order to successfully and efficiently deliver the product to our client. For me, teamwork is a crucial “link” in this process, so I’ve been trying to nurture this approach within my own team.

AP: What is your professional background?

NG: I finished high school in Sjenica and in 2007 I completed my studies at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (ETF) in Sarajevo, with a major in telecommunications. I had an Energoinvest scholarship, so that same year I started working at Energoinvest in their software development department. As a field within the IT industry, software engineering shows a lot of promise, so in 2010, I decided to do my graduate studies at ETF in Computer Science and Computing and I got my Master’s in Electrical Engineering in 2012. To date, I have been in software engineering for almost 10 years.

AP: How did you get interested in Big Data?

NG: At AP we are constantly striving to learn new technologies and to develop professionally, so I have decided to focus my professional development on something new and attractive. This will allow me to offer more as a team member and to share my knowledge with colleagues. Big Data is a very challenging field, not to mention how difficult it is! As an outstanding mathematician, I knew that these “much harder things” (Big Data + Data Science) would come easily to me. This field is just beginning to take off. Big Data consists of data sets that are so large and complex that traditional data processing application software is inadequate to handle everything. There are challenges like analysis, data creation, capture, search, storage, sharing, visualization, transfer, query, etc.

AP: You have recently become a Big Data Engineer. Congratulations! That’s a big deal. What does it mean to you?

NG: It really means a lot to me. I’ve learned a lot about it, and I still have a lot to learn. A Big Data Engineer works on infrastructure development, the development of data flows and data storage. I think the future is in Big Data and Data Science. It really is worth the time and effort, and ultimately enables you to acquire the skills and knowledge that will give you a beautiful life, and a nice career that involves challenging, creative and interesting projects.

AP: Any words of wisdom for students or practitioners starting out?

NG: You need to have a strong will and be well-organized. If you’re planning to deal with all that Big Data looks at, there’s a world of learning to come. When you stop learning, you stop being competitive. The future of this field is wide open, and it’s up to you to join in. As far as I’m concerned, I don’t plan to stop learning anytime soon.😊

AP: Thank you Nedzad!