Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Datawatch Troy , MI 48007

Posted 2 months ago

Software Quality Assurance Engineer will ensure the quality standards for software development are followed. The role requires planning, conducting, and communicating the results of integrated assessments, both in-house and external software projects. Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Planning and organization of internal and supplier assessments together with internal stakeholders

  • Creation and communication of assessment reports

  • Creating and driving supplier Improvement Plans and following up on their implementation

  • Design and Institutionalization of the Assessment Process

  • Responsible for understanding the process landscape across various platforms and suggest improvement recommendations.

  • Monitor current processes and drive improvements/ corrections based on findings.

  • Provide constant reporting to Management on the results and risks associated with assessment findings

  • Ability to engage effectively with people who have various levels of seniority; understanding, to convey complex software topics

  • Ability to distill a range of software quality information into key insights relevant to senior managers

  • Ability to Communicate risks to groups or audience of different knowledge level and/or different disciplines

  • Ability to identify relevant project stakeholders and interactions required


  • Bachelor or Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science with 10+ years of industry experience

  • At least 5 years of applied experience in Quality Management (ASPICE, CMMI, TS16949/QS9000 or ISO)

  • Relevant, multi-year experience in conducting assessments and audits

  • Trained on ISO 26262 standard

  • Certified Provisional ASPICE Assessor

  • Knowledgeable in safety analysis methods (FTA, FMEA, FMEDA)

  • A thorough understanding of quality tools (APQP Process, Root cause analysis, 8D)

  • Strong presentation and communication skills

  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with influential project stakeholders

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills spanning technical contributors, business stakeholders, and executive management

  • Proactive, Autonomous and self-driven

  • Capacity for influencing and convincing

  • Critical thinking, able to provide feedback

Driving and Travel Requirements:

  • Will be required to drive a company car. A valid driver's license is required as well as a clean driving record.

  • Will be required to travel domestically and internationally up to 20%

Altair Engineering Inc. is a global technology company providing software and cloud solutions in the areas of product design and development, high performance cloud computing, and data intelligence. We enable organizations across broad industry segments to compete more effectively in a connected world while creating a more sustainable future. We believe a critical component of our success has been our company culture, based on our core values of innovation, envisioning the future, communicating honestly and broadly, seeking technology and business firsts, and embracing diversity. With more than 2,800 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates 81 offices throughout 25 countries. Altair serves more than 8,000 customers across broad industry segments. Altair ProductDesign is a global, multi-disciplinary product development consultancy which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Altair Engineering. To learn more please visit

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