Working at Oliasoft

Mark - Software Team Lead, User Interface

I am originally from Edinburgh in Scotland, and took an MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Strathclyde.

After graduating I joined Rolls-Royce in the UK, and then moved to their Norwegian subsidiary in January 2009, working on automation, control and monitoring products for the marine industry, before I started at Oliasoft in 2018.

Why did you choose to work at Oliasoft?

It seemed like a great opportunity at an exciting new company. I think the product idea is excellent and felt the technology stack and culture were a good fit for me. I also love the flexibility here.

What do you do at Oliasoft?

I’m a full-stack software engineer specialising in web apps. My current focus is on leading a major upgrade of the user interface to make the product experience better for our users and customers. But I also work on new feature implementation, and process and tooling improvements to support our development team.

How does a normal workday look like for you?

The majority of my time is spent on software design and development. I’m also involved in code reviews, process improvement, developer meetings, and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders across the business.

I like variety and enjoy being involved with all aspects of software product implementation.

Why do you go to work every day? Why do you love your job? What motivates you?

I’ve always been passionate about web apps, ever since I coded my first website in the mid-90s. I love the creativity of software development, its unlimited possibilities, and the huge impact it has on the world.

When do you have the most fun at work?

When creating improvements from my own initiative, whether those be ideas, product software, tooling, or workflow enhancements.

In your opinion, why should people work here?

Oliasoft is an exciting young company that values initiative, where you can really make a difference. Great colleagues from several countries who are experts in the many disciplines needed to create our products.

'I love the creativity of software development, its unlimited possibilities, and the huge impact it has on the world.'
Software Team Lead, User Interface

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