Meet Orit Leibovitz – A Go-Getter who Loves Computers & Puzzle Building
Being a person who believes in progressiveness, the primary driving factor for Orit at work and her overall career development is characterizing what she wants to be and what she intends to achieve through it.
Orit Leibovitz, an Automation Team Lead from Israel, is ambitious in her professional life and is open-minded, caring and honest with her team as a manager.
In her personal life, Orit believes in keeping a work-life balance to be with her family and kids, play with them, hang out and travel. She is married to Michael and is the mother to Itay (5.5) and Tahel (2.5).
Areas of expertise
As a BSc in computer science and mathematics, these two fields are her primary areas of expertise. In addition, Java is her favorite program. In her first role itself, she was introduced to the world of testing, and this is when she felt a connection to it.
Besides the technical skills, Orit has also developed other problem-solving skills, such as time management and working parallelly on several projects under pressure.
Software testing and the Qualitest journey
Orit’s love for computers has paved the path for her to enter the software testing world.
Orit joined Qualitest in 2014 as a QA Automation Engineer. In two years, she got her first promotion as Technical Lead and then as a Team Lead. In the last four years as a Team Lead, the team under her grew from 11 to 15-18 people.
Initially, her team had only people in automation positions, but now she manages people with different roles – developers, validators and automation engineers, regression testers and lab support.
She agrees that working in a tech job is not easy, but she loves this challenge.
Advice to the future generation of testers
Orit has some very simple but important suggestions for aspiring quality engineers.
In addition, Orit also advises newcomers to take counsel from experienced peers and superiors to better understand the work. Finally, she also suggests that everyone should take chances and opportunities that come their way.
Women’s History Month and Women in Tech
Orit has a very interesting take on celebrating women’s history.
Orit understands that men mostly dominate the tech world. However, she also acknowledges that even though women have started joining the tech space, one does not see enough women in management positions.
“I don’t think it is because we can’t. I mostly think it is because, from the beginning, there are not enough women that study these degrees. And less women try to take these positions. I really think if someone wants, she can get it. And we need to take chances,” says Orit.
Life beyond software testing
Orit shares her hobby of puzzle building with her husband. Working on puzzles with her husband and kids allows her to get quality family time together.