Attention all bugs (and fish, for that matter): steer clear of Idan Basino. He not only feeds them to his Gecko, he also exterminates them in Novidea software as a QA engineer. Testing, analyzing and working with our engineering team to perfect our products is all in a typical day’s work for Idan. So next time you log into the Novidea platform, think of him. Better yet, invite him to go fishing!

Meet Idan Basino, QA Engineer, IL

1. What’s the coolest thing about your job? 

Being the last piece of the puzzle and testing new developments before they go to the customer. And of course working in a relaxed and productive atmosphere with committed people, support and great management. I love my job, and I love working at Novidea!

2. What’s the nerdiest thing you do in your free time? 
Raising my Crested Gecko “Shuli” and making her special porridge out of insects and fruit.

3. What are some of your hobbies?

I have many hobbies! I do spin fishing; I play multiple stringed instruments and create my own music; and I love woodworking, cooking and smoking meat. 

4. What’s the best place you’ve ever traveled to? 

Den Helder in the Netherlands for a fishing trip.

5. At which store would you like to max out your credit card, and why?

Probably a fishing gear store or a musical instrument store, although gadget stores are also very tempting. 

6. Choose a movie title for the story of your life.

 “Smoke In The Water”

7. How do you manage work/life balance? 

Due to the pandemic, I built a home office, and with Novidea’s help, I got all the equipment that I was missing. Now I can manage my work and combine it with my life. 

8. What are the top-5 tools you can’t live without? 

  • Laptop
  • Phone
  • Screwdriver
  • Guitar 
  • Meat smoker

9. Which superpower would you choose, and why? 

X-ray vision: so I can see fish under the waves and catch any type I want.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know her and that you’ll join us here again to meet another of our talented teammates. Stay tuned for our next feature!