As you progressed your career through your chosen discipline of Development or Testing you have found that you want to move into a role more focused on describing in a user focused and a technical sense how a software product functions. The requirements engineer role in Pilz has been filled by both Developers and Testers from within the team.
You will have primary responsibility to elicit, analyze, specify, validate, and manage the real wishes of product managers, customers and end users. You will serve as the conduit between customer support, product management, project management and the software development team through which requirements flow.
You are involved at some level throughout the entire system or software development life cycle. Upon establishment of the requirements baseline, your focus is shifted towards the management of the requirements specification and validating the fulfillment of all requirements in conjunction with the Software Test team.