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Software Quality Assurance Engineer

| Waltham

Who we are

Evolv is a venture backed startup developing technology to detect and prevent active shooters and terrorists from attacking the places where we expect to be safe. Together with our investors – Bill Gates, General Catalyst Partners, Data Collective, and Lux Capital – we are re-defining the physical security industry. We’re currently focused on detecting concealed threats such as firearms and explosives and are in the process of developing the next generation of our technology. Evolv’s technology is being used to seamlessly screen millions of people around the globe in stadiums, entertainment venues, performing arts centers, train stations, airports, office buildings and hotels.

What we seek

We are looking for a Software Quality Assurance Engineer to test our systems, make them more robust, and make a difference in the world. Our products include hardware scanners and web-based video analytics systems. As an SQA Engineer you will:

  • Perform manual testing (some Gray Box) while identifying and communicating defects and risks
  • Create and execute functional, system, and regression test cases and scenarios based on requirements
  • Conduct reviews with our development team, product management and business users
  • Plan, coordinate, prioritize and estimate testing activities, as well as report defects and raise issues or concerns to the project team
  • Define, maintain, and organize input and output data to support test cases and scenarios, and you will
  • Execute troubleshooting and isolate root causes for issues found
  • Propose improvements to processes and tools in order to improve overall quality and efficiency

What you bring

You have at least 3-5 years of experience in software and/or system testing. You have a strong working knowledge of testing concepts, best practices, and methodologies. Methodical, detail oriented, and well organized, you are results driven with excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, and you excel at time management. You are eager to learn and seek to continually grow in technology in order to improve quality and engineering processes. You have your Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or a similar field. To be considered, candidates should also be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong familiarity with standard testing and defect management tools
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • SQL skills and experience, along with a solid understanding of basic database design fundamentals
  • Experience in creating and maintaining QA tools and test simulators to assist testing
  • Familiarity with agile development
  • Ability to participate in and/or execute performance testing services
  • Ability to create custom test tools needed for testing is a plus
  • Understanding of DevOps, release management, AWS, web and backend technologies, and endpoint testing is a plus
  • Experience in creating/executing test plans, test procedures, and test reports
  • Knowledge of a programming languages such as Java, C++, Linux, and XML is a plus

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!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • BoostLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • AWS IoTFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • SQLiteDatabases

Location

Our office is located near the Cambridge Reservoir. The Grid 128 bus offers a stop on the Alewife C route and we are close to restaurants and shopping

An Insider's view of Evolv Technology

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Evolv's vibe blends high energy, intensity, and friendly banter. You’ll see lively discussion in the couch area, visitors touring our lab, or engineers excitedly recruiting colleagues to test out a new Edge feature. Our collaboration area is the "soul" of Evolv -- we gather to dig into complex issues, grab lunch, hold standups, or host happy hour.

Stephanie

Vice President, Sales

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Nearing a new product launch, we are analyzing and synchronizing sensor data acquired from our custom DAS hardware, sending it to our algorithms in real-time through multi-threaded C++ code, and tuning to maximize performance. Our HW+SW engineers work together closely, making dynamic, gratifying improvements prior to locking down the designs.

Lorena

Director of Machine Vision

What does career growth look like on your team?

My team is focused on understanding our personal strengths, ensuring that our daily tasks make us feel accomplished and rejuvenated instead of diminished. Once we've identified our strengths we work to create development plans to define a clear path for skill set and leadership development. Continuous and timely feedback ensures we stay on track.

Sean

Global Services Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We have assembled a group of people from many disciplines. Each one has experienced the pain of a security checkpoint. All of them have great ideas on how to change it. I try to put a unique group of people together, focused on the customer, and let them do their thing. Their thing is truly amazing.

Anil

President

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our team is warm, fast and free. Each of us is functionally independent but fully supportive of the others. We are proud of our work and we love to share. We click together because each of us is great at some things and not bad at anything. We have enough ego to spice things up but not enough to get in the way. Together, we love what we do.

Brice

Algorithm Architect

What are Evolv Technology Perks + Benefits

Evolv Technology Benefits Overview

Equity is an important component of every compensation package. Unlike many startups, we offer a flexible work environment, a strong culture, and competitive benefits: medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) plan, and an unlimited vacation policy. We also offer a unique perks program for all U.S. employees that enables us to provide better, more personalized perks. Through our perks program, employees get reimbursed for buying things that truly matter to them.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
COMPT
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
COMPT
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $1200 annualy for continuing education.
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