Quality Assurance / Product Owner

To help accelerate the technology behind the Safety Plus offerings, we are seeking a hybrid Quality Assurance/Product Owner (QA/PO) to join the company. This role is a unique combination of responsibilities from both quality assurance and product ownership domains. This role requires a versatile skill set to ensure that the product development process is efficient, the product quality is maintained, and the customer needs are met.
As such, we are seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to fill the role of Quality Assurance/Product Owner (QA/PO) hybrid. In this role, you will be responsible for bridging the gap between quality assurance and product ownership to ensure the successful development and delivery of high-quality software products that meet customer requirements. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to guide the product development process from conception to delivery while maintaining a strong focus on quality.


Quality Assurance

  • Design, implement, and maintain comprehensive testing strategies and plans to validate the functionality and performance of software products.
  • Conduct manual and automated tests, identify defects, and work closely with development teams to ensure timely resolution.
  • Perform regression testing to validate that new features and enhancements do not adversely affect existing functionalities.
  • Create and maintain test documentation, including test cases, test scripts, and test reports.
  • Collaborate with development teams to promote best practices in testing and quality assurance.

Product Ownership

  • Act as the voice of the customer, understanding and representing user needs and requirements to the development team.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, including business analysts, users, and development teams, to define and prioritize product features and user stories.
  • Develop and maintain a product backlog, including detailed user stories, acceptance criteria, and prioritization.
  • Participate in sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, and retrospectives to ensure the successful execution of the product roadmap.
  • Make informed decisions regarding trade-offs between features, schedule, and technical constraints to ensure the delivery of a valuable product.

Hybrid Responsibilities

  • Act as a liaison between the development team and stakeholders, ensuring effective communication and alignment of goals.
  • Use insights gained from quality assurance activities to inform and enhance the product development process.
  • Balance the needs of quality assurance and product ownership to deliver a product that meets both functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Continuously improve the quality assurance process, contributing to a culture of quality and continuous improvement.

Competencies and Qualities

  • Proven experience in quality assurance and software testing, including manual and automated testing methodologies.
  • Strong understanding of Agile and Scrum methodologies, with experience in a product owner or similar role.
  • Familiarity with software development life cycle and practices, including requirements gathering, design, development, testing, and deployment.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Analytical mindset and attention to detail to identify and address potential quality issues.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with tools such as JIRA, Confluence, Selenium, or equivalent QA and product management tools is a plus.
  • Education, Experience, and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field (or equivalent work experience).
  • Travel

  • Approx once every three months, if needed.
  • Other Duties

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities. Activities, duties, and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

    Job Location: Hybrid

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