I’ve been in IT industry for more than a decade, from humble beginnings in computer administration, through academic and laboratory research, to leading teams and managing projects, mostly in financial and banking sectors. While I’ve acquired a lot of professional, soft and general skills, my focus has always been on abstract and transferable skills like analysis of business processes. What I consider my strongest ability is adaptability to a new and the unknown.
I was born in mid-1980s in Belgrade, Serbia, where I grew up, studied and started my career. I’ve graduated as an MSc in Information Technology at Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, back in 2012.
My early career consisted of working as a teaching assistant at the same faculty where I graduated. As a part of Laboratory for Multimedia Communication, I was involved in several projects, most notably in biometrics research, an area my master thesis is about.
In 2012 my career took a shift towards financial and banking sectors and I got a job as a Lead Business Analyst at Belgrade Stock Exchange, where I lead production team. I played major roles in several in-house projects, most notably an upgrade of an entire system to be in accordance with standards of European Union. Other efforts included implementation of a system for an exchange of digitally signed documents between members of the Exchange and working closely in supporting all major Certificate Authorities in Republic of Serbia.
As a production team lead I was in charge of stability of an entire system and business continuity, and sometimes involved in incident and crisis management.
In the late 2018 I’ve decided to take a shift into a private sector and into different kind of projects. I got a job as a Project Manager at ProudSource IT, a small company with strong academic background. Here, I am a part of several projects, mostly in banking and finance, and took a lead in a project regarding internal communication and incident management, for a major client.
Coronavirus pandemic brought several changes in my career. In early 2021 I made a switch into pharmaceutical sector. However, shortly after I made a biggest change in my career to date. I’ve opened my own agency – ProLarusIT – an started a new journey. My first major client became Digial Silk, where, as a Project Manager, I got involved into multiple major web project for global clients, predominantly in the USA market.
I think Business Analysis is my strongest skill. I’ve always enjoyed in understanding the needs of a less tech-savvy clients and translating and adapting them for a development team. Bridging that gap is often a challenge in modern fast-paced world and I really enjoy making that jump.
I absolutely love Process Optimization! There is nothing more trilling for me but to identify a weak points in the process, explore how it can be improved and then work on a solution. Companies often rely on old structures, outdated process and inert personnel and helping such companies should be a priority.
Security and Privacy is something I take very seriously, both professionally and privately. From various procedures and protocols I put in place to using encryption services along with regular data backups, all with the same goal, to keep my data, information and habits private and secure.
I consider myself an advocate for the open source software. What we have to use at work is usually dictated by the company, but privately I will suggest using open source software or, at very least, engage in a debate why is one approach better than the other, in hopes of enlightening people around me.
May 2021 – Current
January 2021 – May 2021
October 2018 – December 2020
July 2012 – October 2018
March 2011 – June 2012