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Manager, QA & Release Engineering

Manager, QA & Release Engineering

We are looking for an exceptional QA and Release Engineering Manager with a background in Quality to lead the day to day work and the humans who complete that work. This role is a unique opportunity to drive the Quality and Release Engineering organization to the next level of maturity. The primary functions of this role will be the leadership of Quality Assurance & Release Management services. You will be relied on to contribute to the strategic direction of how IGLOO tests software and releases code.

You are a great fit if...

  • You are a people leader
  • You previously worked in QA and you’ve hung up your technical hat and chosen the leadership stream to support and develop teams of people
  • You have experience or interest in driving the strategic direction of how we release code at IGLOO
  • You’re a strong leader who has been acknowledged for your ability to learn, change and compromise & collaborative effectively
  • You have a track record of empowering your team. You understand leadership is not a dictatorship.
  • You are solutions oriented, a critical thinker and have the ability to balance multiple priorities
  • You’ve automated processes previously and the idea of getting the best quality in the shortest period of time excites you
  • Enjoy working in a diverse, dynamic environment that leverages multiple tools and languages
  • You’ve worked in an environment that is Agile

Apply on page or simply send an email to [email protected]

Key responsibilities

  • Provide strong, crisp leadership to Quality, Build and Release team members. You will enable your team for success!
  • Create high level strategic roadmaps for overall assurance of quality and the introduction of Test Automation
  • Work cross-functionally with the Product Management, Development and IT to contribute to the delivery of software features
  • Contribute to the operational success of the delivery lifecycle. Drive work, your teams day to day activities and throughput
  • Adhere to established processes, identify areas for improvement and collaboratively solve these process challenges with your peers
  • Deliver to the talent management needs of your people including developing training plans and providing the necessary coaching and support for people to grow and learn
  • Develop and maintain a highly collaborative working relationship with your delivery partners and peers
  • Manage the release management process, readiness, schedules, and milestones to ensure the on-time and effective delivery of product
  • Working closely and together with the Development and IT organizations to ensure technical dependencies are identified and resolved on time;
  • Ensure teams have appropriate requirements, direction, and resources to deliver effectively
  • Provide guidance & coaching to motivate, and lead direct reports to their optimal performance levels and career development
  • If/when necessary, SCRUM Master.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Minimum of 2 years in a DevOps/Tools Engineering Managerial role
    • 4+ years ‘experience in a Lead DevOps Engineer
    • 8 years of relevant industry experience
  • Deep understanding and hands on experience in release engineering, build/deployment automation, automation of environment spin up for a highly scalable, high traffic customer facing system
  • Demonstrated experience with Release Automation engineering, Continuous Integration, DevOps, software/systems developer, software development & release engineering manager, or related role
  • Experience & ability to effectively lead a team of highly technical software/systems engineering staff and earn trust of team members and stakeholders
  • Experience contributing on a strategic level and contribute to how processes are planned, implemented, and maintained

Igloo welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Benefits of working at Igloo

Flexible work hours – you have a life outside of work, we get that!

Three weeks’ vacation to start.

Competitive compensation and benefits.

A parking pass paid by Igloo OR a cash incentive if one is not required.

Paid professional development as well as in-house training and mentorship opportunities.

A fun-filled and inclusive work environment – we work hard but never lose sight of having a good time.


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