Samira Sabic is a team leader at Sigma's new office in Skövde. However, most of her time is spent with the customer, Volvo IT. She works with the implementation of a global close proximity production system; an assignment that involves a lot of travel throughout the world.And this is not the first time she is traveling. Samira Sabic was born in Skövde in a family with Bosnian roots. When she was seven the family moved back to Bosnia."We lived there until I was 14, but when civil war broke out in 1992 that idyll was shattered and we had to run for our lives," she says. "Suddenly we were refugees, first in another town in Bosnia and then in Sweden.A good head for study and a fundamental interest for mathematics and technology eventually brought her to Jönköping University, where she got a degree in computer science with a focus on information technology, which she complemented with a masters degree in Internet technology.During her student years she also had a child and got to see the IT bubble burst."Therefore, when I was finished, I was not completely certain that I would get a job as an engineer. The solution was two years doing what had been my summer job while I was studying: an engine tester at Volvo Powertrain."It was a pretty tough environment with tough working hours and a lot of physical work – and an experience that I absolutely would not have wanted to miss," says Samira Sabic. In general, I think that you get a thicker skin the more challenges you have had in life. And you learn to know yourself and be thankful, despite everything, for all the chances that you get in life.