QA Software Engineering Manager

Quality Assurance San Diego, CA

We are Brain Corp and we build AI software for robots and automaton services. We set out to create the most intelligent tools, and now, we power the world’s largest fleet of robots operating in commercial public spaces. By injecting intelligence into solutions from trusted manufacturers , we are able to transform organizations’ manual operations into automated workflows - making the lives of people safer, easier and more productive. Our robots are running around thousands of stores, schools, warehouses, hospitals, offices, airports and more, solving practical challenges with revolutionary solutions. For more information on how we are turning robots into tools that serve a purpose and to learn how you can become a brainiac, please visit:

Position Overview:

We are looking for a Software QA Manager to lead a team solving complex robotics problems with innovative solutions. As a core member of Brain Corporation, you will work with our world-class team of engineers and developers to build the Quality Assurance department and implement a best-in-class quality process. This means leading our Software QA Engineers and to provide coaching, direction, and ensuring they have the tools to succeed. Your contributions will be pivotal in advancing our mission: Safe and reliable robots everywhere.

This position is located in our San Diego headquarters and reports to the Vice President of Engineering. This position will require travel (~5%).

Essential Job Functions:

  • Lead day-to-day management of the software team including stand-ups and project prioritization
  • Lead the development of detailed end-to-end test plans and processes to meet quality objectives and product requirements
  • Work closely with SW/HW/FW engineers and product management to ensure we have an acceptable test coverage
  • Build a corporate test process including automated testing capabilities
  • Design and develop the testing frameworks and benches needed to optimize and scale our testing efforts
  • Drive our products daily and report / diagnose issues

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering or equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability
  • Past experience with robotics, autonomous vehicles, and systems engineering test team leadership
  • 5+ years of Software Testing/QA Engineer experience
  • 5+ years of management / leadership experience
  • 10+ years of experience as an engineer or leader
  • Experience in building QA departments at a small company going through high growth

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics:

  • Strong coding abilities in Python or C/C++ and familiarity with Linux
  • Experienced with SDLC and CI/CD processes
  • Demonstrated experience implementing CI/CD and SDLC into a QA department
  • Desire to work in a face paced, demanding and highly collaborative environment

Things that make a difference:

  • Experience testing to functional safety requirements is highly preferred
  • Experience in autonomous vehicles or related industry is a benefit

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential functions may require maintaining the physical condition necessary for sitting, walking or standing for periods of time; operating a computer and keyboard; use of hands to finger and grasp; talk and hear at normal room levels; visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures; push or pull up to 20 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Employees are exposed to the typical office environment with computers, printers and telephones.

Additionally, all employees are subject to our COVID-19 vaccination policy, requiring vaccines for those employees working in the office or interacting in person with customers. Our policy also includes exemptions for those with sincerely held religious beliefs against the vaccine, and for those with a medical condition or disability that prevents them from receiving the vaccine. For further information about our vaccination policy, please contact

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