Amina Odžak, Developer in Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Amina Odžak

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Quality Assurance Developer

Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Toptal Member Since
July 10, 2019

Along with being ISTQB certified, Amina is a software engineer with years of experience. She's worked within Agile methodologies and is well-versed in test automation using Selenium, E2E testing Angular apps with a Java-based back end, developing REST and SOAP services, and imparting her Java knowledge. Amina values her career and is looking to expand her opportunities through the Toptal network's projects.


TypeScript, Playwright, Scala, Gatling
UpliftNow, Inc.
QA Testing, Quality Assurance (QA), Manual QA, JavaScript, React, Node.js...
Transform Data Inc
JavaScript, Cypress, Quality Assurance (QA), TypeScript, CircleCI, GitHub




Preferred Environment

DevOps, Linux, Unix, REST Assured, Cypress, Git, Java, Gatling, Scala, JavaScript

The most amazing...

...thing I’ve done was to reduce the amount of time to render a meeting room’s list by 75% with a prediction algorithm.

Work Experience

QA Engineering Manager

2022 - PRESENT
  • Built, mentored, and managed a full-remote distributed enablement QA team with USA, LATAM, or EU members. Defined QA strategy for the company, applying best practices.
  • Acted as an expert to assist the teams in defining testing strategies, establishing best practices, and improving processes to meet quality goals.
  • Worked with Product and Engineering departments to ensure that the product meets the required quality, functionality, and reliability specifications before global delivery.
  • Collaborated with incident management to identify and investigate issues, bugs, defects, or similar problems to recommend and facilitate solutions.
  • Demonstrated exceptional people management and development expertise, excelling as a skilled leader in upskilling and quality coaching.
Technologies: TypeScript, Playwright, Scala, Gatling

Senior QA

2022 - 2023
UpliftNow, Inc.
  • Resolved unmaintained automated tests and CI/CD build process.
  • Contributed to automation test coverage on a daily basis.
  • Oversaw the release process and contributed to the testing process.
Technologies: QA Testing, Quality Assurance (QA), Manual QA, JavaScript, React, Node.js, Firebase

QA Engineer (Cypress)

2022 - 2023
Transform Data Inc
  • Resolved and refactored the existing set of automated scripts.
  • Contributed to dull CI/CD capabilities, GitHub and Circle CI. Built integrated automated test flows.
  • Oversaw daily CI/CD and expanded test coverage daily.
Technologies: JavaScript, Cypress, Quality Assurance (QA), TypeScript, CircleCI, GitHub

QA Technical Lead

2019 - 2022
  • Established and set up diverse automation frameworks for back-end services, the front end, and load/performance.
  • Contributed to an agile process integration while the company was in a huge transition to establish all processes.
  • Defined QA processes and flows to serve better product quality and team performance.
  • Wrote the QA playbook with all defined terminologies, processes, and practices.
Technologies: Cucumber, Serenity BDD, Docker, Cypress, REST Assured, JavaScript, Nightwatch.js, Java

Senior QA

2020 - 2021
Uplift Now, Inc.
  • Set testing procedure and strategy. Performed testing on a weekly release cycle basis.
  • Tracked bugs, created test plans, and conducted testing.
  • Oversaw all testing activities, including web and mobile apps, to ensure product quality.
Technologies: Cypress, JavaScript

Senior QA Automation Engineer

2018 - 2019
  • Created an RSpec framework from scratch, followed by the automation test strategy, CI/CD capabilities, and behavior-driven development.
  • Wrote and Dockerized a whole test environment and nightly scheduled regression runs.
  • Performed load testing and wrote reports for multiple application services.
Technologies: Apache JMeter, Ruby, RSpec

QA Automation Engineer

2016 - 2018
  • Improved a large test suite with the following suggested solution: instead of having tests fetch elements directly (which makes them fragile to UI changes), we should follow best practices when writing a page-object pattern.
  • Helped to implement: every new member could easily figure out what the tests do, it removed thousands of duplicated lines of code, reduced the amount of technical debt, made it easier to expose a bug, and improved the application design.
  • Scale-proofed the code, resulting in more robust, easier-to-maintain, and performant tests.
Technologies: Ruby, RSpec

QA Automation Engineer

2014 - 2016
  • Constructed and maintained a large test suite (80 automation scripts, over 3.000 test cases).
  • Ensured the high quality of the product (a countrywide system of education).
  • Developed an internal project (reservations for meeting rooms).
  • Reduced the rendering time of the meeting rooms' list by 75% with the implementation of a prediction algorithm.
  • Integrated Viber chats with Angular by creating a tool that extracts metadata from saved chat transcripts and provides metadata to a system-wide search database.
  • Redesigned the chat-file format and implemented backward compatibility for searches.
Technologies: Jasmine, SoapUI, JavaScript, Java, Protractor

System Engineer

2013 - 2014
Pobjeda Technology
  • Set up a computer network and appropriate software support.
  • Installed, configured, maintained, and updated existing and new software.
  • Created and implemented an application for managing product details.
  • Ensured that the warehouse and economic department were fully integrated with the app.
  • Established and upgraded network protocols and the accompanying layers, routing, packets, and interface.
Technologies: Java, SQL, Visual Studio

Hcareers Platform

Hcareers is a platform to post and find hospitality jobs. You can search among thousands of hospitality jobs for free. It has a massive database for just hospitality employment, including employment in hotels, restaurants, resorts, cruise ships, and casinos.
2009 - 2014

Master's Degree in Telecommunications

University of Sarajevo - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


ISTQB Advanced Level



ISTQB Foundation Level



Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 Programmer



Watir WebDriver, WebDriver, Nightwatch.js, Jenkins Pipeline, React, Node.js, Playwright


Git, Jira, REST Assured, Cucumber, RSpec, NPM, Gatling, Jenkins, Visual Studio, Serenity BDD, Apache Maven, RubyMine, Apache JMeter, SoapUI, CircleCI, GitHub


Protractor, Cypress, Jasmine, Oracle ADF, Selenium


Agile, Scrum, Load Testing, Test Automation, DevOps, Testing


Java, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, Scala, TypeScript


MongoDB, Amazon S3 (AWS S3)


Linux, Ubuntu Linux, Unix, Docker, Firebase


APIs, Quality Assurance (QA), Software QA, Architecture, QA Testing, Manual QA

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