Change at the best of times is hard. Clarity on quality coach career paths enables those impacted to make clear and informed decisions on the role. It provides engineering leadership structures to support career growth.
Quality Coach Role
I describe the quality coach role in terms of a delivery lead, a product manager, a quality professional and a software developer.
The HoQE performs the role of change agent. It's their job to create a space and framework so that the software tester will achieve a successful transition.
Defining the term quality coach and explaining this role in software engineering in contemporary organisations
For clarity, I'm going to use the term quality coach (QC), though in your world you may prefer Quality Advocate (QA), personally, I find that gets confused with Quality Assurance and often people default to that term. Imagine you or your company has decided to transition to a Quality Assistance