Sports Performance Technology


QA Lead

About the position

Title: QA Lead
Type: Permanent position
Application deadline: December 31, 2020

Contact: Anca Deak, QA Lead.


We are looking for an experienced and structured QA Lead to join our development team. We have several sports performance technology products, and the new QA Lead will help strengthen our QA procedures and test efforts.

We would like you to have experience with the following:

  • Relevant technical education, preferably MSc
  • 5 + years experience from QA and software product testing
  • Experience with tools and technologies used in QA
  • Relevant certifications or courses in Quality Assurance or Quality Engineering are welcomed, like ISTQB certification

We expect you to:

  • Have minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
  • DevOps and cloud platforms
  • Strong Technical background
  • Good understanding and overview of software development processes
  • Be a quick learner, and keep yourself updated on new technologies and trends
  • Ability to see areas of improvements and suggest suitable solutions
  • Eagerness to always learn more and share knowledge with others
  • Structured and systematic
  • Good communication skills
  • English and Norwegian language, both verbal and in writing
  • Ability to work both independently and in multidisciplinary teams
  • Responsible and result oriented.

Your tasks will be:

  • Participate in the requirements gathering and drafting
  • Write and execute test assignments, and follow up on the status of the registered issues
  • Have responsibility for QA on functional, integration and system testing levels
  • Have responsibility for executing testing on hardware and mobile devices
  • Have an overview of all the existing open issues and follow on various reporting tools
  • Be an advisor towards the development team and the product owner
  • Be a spokesperson for the user in the development team
  • Take responsibility for user and process documentation
  • Help the development team in grooming the backlog in collaboration with the Product owner

We can promise you:

  • An international working environment, with employees on three continents. English is our internal language
  • Competitive terms
  • A creative and supportive work culture
  • Some traveling to conferences and customer events
  • That you will solve challenges for customers all over the world.

Our technology stack is published on StackShare. We strive to use technologies that help us to create a better product, whether they are small improvements in existing technologies or an entirely new tool or technology. We also integrate with a lot of hardware SDKs in order to communicate with a wide array of sensor plates, cameras and launch monitors. More specifically, we use force plates from Bertec, pressure plates from SensorEdge, cameras from FliR Systems and Imaging Development Systems (IDS), and launch monitors from Foresight, FlightScope, Full Swing and SkyTrak.

We have a very experienced team, the most experienced team members each have 12-20 years of experience. A mentor will be appointed for the new team member, and the mentor will help, support and train the new team member.

The development team is organized as a scrum team, with two-week sprints. The tasks at hand are varied and can be anything from WPF and XAML to improve the video encoding speed or add support for a new launch monitor (just to name some examples from the last months). The work is interdisciplinary, using a wide range of technologies and tools. We focus on creating user-friendly products, one of our team members is an interaction designer who focuses on the user-friendliness and look and feel of our products.

About Trondheim

We are located in Trondheim, Norway. Norway is part of the EU/EEA, including Schengen and all the other EU programs. Trondheim is a beautiful, 1000+ year old town located by the Trondheim Fjord. It has a population of 200.000, and is the third most populous city in Norway. Trondheim is a university town, with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology as the largest university. In total, there are 33.000 students in Trondheim. This makes Trondheim a young and vibrant city, with many restaurants (of which 3 have Michelin stars) and many cultural events. More information about Trondheim can be found here: Visit Trondheim.

About Initial Force

Initial Force AS was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Lade Teknopark in Trondheim, Norway. The company has 9 full-time employees in Trondheim, 3 in the USA, 1 in Brazil and 1 in Ukraine. Our brands are Swing Catalyst, Swing Catalyst Baseball, and Motion Catalyst. Some of our customers are Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, Olympiatoppen, and several of the most well-known baseball teams in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the USA.