Software Quality Assurance Manager

Location: Waltham, MA
Employment Duration: Full time


Who we are

Evolv Technology is the leader in human security. The company is dedicated to making the world a safer place by helping to protect innocent people from mass shootings, terrorist attacks and similar violent acts. Evolv’s AI-based, free-flow weapons-screening and threat detection systems work at the pace of life to accommodate thousands of individuals and groups per hour – screening 50 million people to date in a rapid, undisruptive manner while preventing more than 5,000 weapons from entering a range of public and private facilities. Evolv’s customers include hundreds of top entertainment venues, schools, international airports, stadiums, corporations, hospitals, large-scale events and national landmarks around the globe. Led by a team of security industry thought leaders with a track record for delivering first-to-market products, the company holds more than 100 patents. 

Evolv is backed by world class investors and advisors including Bill Gates, General Catalyst Partners, Data Collective, Lux Capital, SineWave Ventures, Finback Investment Partners, and former leaders from national security and counter-terrorism agencies. We are recruiting leaders in sales, marketing, product, engineering, and quality.


What we seek

We are looking for a hands-on Software Quality Assurance Manager to lead a small SQA team and drive process improvements that help Evolv release robust, high quality software faster. As we grow, we are investing in a CI/CD test automation framework to help speed regression testing, monitor test coverage, and track quality metrics, all with the goal of repeatable, maintainable, and measurable processes for releasing more reliable software. We need an experienced manager to both oversee and participate in day-to-day SQA activities and to take a strategic leadership view of our development, test, and release processes to help make them better. Our products include electro-mechanical Windows-based personnel scanners w/Android tablet GUIs, facial recognition systems and cloud dashboards. As our SQA Manager you will:

  • Help specify and create our automated test framework
  • Build the software quality infrastructure and processes at Evolv
  • Manage, mentor, and coach the software quality assurance team to implement our testing processes, including software and hardware release processes
  • Improve processes and tools to release more robust software more quickly, improve quality and efficiency
  • Participate in project meetings and plan SQA efforts through the complete software lifecycle
  • Coordinate, estimate, plan, and manage testing activities, ensuring that quality issues and defects are appropriately identified, documented, tracked, and resolved
  • Perform manual and automated testing while identifying and communicating defects and risks
  • Conduct bug reviews with our development team and product management
  • Report defects and raise issues or concerns to the project team


What you bring

You have at least three to five years of SQA management experience, a passion for quality, and a track record of at least five successful projects or major code releases delivered start to finish. You also have prior experience growing an organization’s quality infrastructure and enjoy the challenges associated with introducing automated tests. You have strong knowledge of testing methodologies such as UAT, black- and white-box testing, system testing, and regression testing. The ideal candidate has experience in the security systems industry on products involving embedded software, wireless, radio, networking, and automated sensing technologies. You are eager to learn and keep current with new technologies to improve software quality and engineering processes. You thrive on a small team in a fast-paced agile environment.

The following skills are required:

  • BS in Computer Science, System Engineering or related field
  • Experience with test automation platforms such as Selenium, Jenkins, Taiko or similar
  • Familiarity with modern DevOps and CI/CD development environments
  • Familiarity with OSI networking protocols, security protocols (VPN/TLS) and ethernet and wi-fi networking
  • Experience working in agile (scrum and Kanban) development methodologies, specifically Jira and Confluence
  • Prior coding experience in a high -level language such as C, C++, C# or Java
  • Methodical, detail oriented, and well organized
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies, applications, and testing standards
  • Ability to multitask in a dynamic work environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

These skills are a plus:

  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python, or Perl
  • Familiarity with AWS services
  • Prior experience with web technologies such as Angular, NodeJS, JavaScript


Why Work at Evolv?

If you want to solve one of the most difficult issues of our time and save lives doing it, you want to work at Evolv. We are passionate, knowing that what we do and how we do it can affect life or death situations for our customers. At Evolv, you will have unparalleled exposure to all aspects of our business, working with a talented team of developers, engineers, and product managers who share our vision for a safer world. Equity is an important component of every compensation package. Unlike many startups, we offer a flexible work environment, a unique culture, and competitive benefits: medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) plan, and an unlimited vacation policy.

This is an opportunity for you to build a world class product and make a real difference in the world. Come join us today!

Evolv Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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