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Software QA Manager/Director

Brain Corp is a San Diego-based AI company that specializes in the development of self-driving technology. Our AI tech represents the next generation of artificial brains for robots - it enables machines to perceive, learn, and navigate complex environments, while avoiding people and obstacles. We partner with commercial equipment manufacturers, and global consumer electronics brands, to transform their products into self-driving robots.

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.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • 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

What you need

  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering or equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability
  • Past experience with robotics , autonomous vehicles, systems engineering test team leadership.
  • 5+ years of Software Testing/QA Engineer experience
  • 5+ years of management / leadership experience
  • Strong coding abilities in Python, C/C++ and familiarity with Linux
  • Experienced with SDLC and CI/CD processes
  • Desire to work in a face paced, demanding and highly collaborative environment

Things that make a difference

  • Experience in autonomous vehicles or related industry is a benefit
  • 10+ years of experience as an engineer or leader
  • Experience in building QA departments at a small company going through high growth
  • Experience testing to functional safety requirements is highly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience implementing CI/CD and SDLC into a QA department


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

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