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Software QA & Release Lead
St. John's or Remote, NL, Canada


CoLab Software is a team of passionate and driven engineers, developers and innovators who are setting the new standard for engineering collaboration. We take pride in our ability to continuously learn from each others’ unique skill sets and perspectives, and apply that knowledge to solve customer problems. Our rapid growth and continuing success mean we have an opening for an experienced QA & Release Lead to join our team.


CoLab helps design and manufacturing teams to streamline their processes and resolve issues faster by enabling real-time collaboration, design reviews, and issue tracking with teams around the world. The world's fortune 500 companies are looking to us to help bring the future to life and 2021 is the year to make it happen.

Finding people passionate about solving meaningful problems is our top priority, and having the drive and hunger to figure things out is key. We have intentionally created a culture where we value kindness, respect, teamwork and improvement. CoLab is a place where you will be valued, rewarded, and have opportunities to grow in many ways.  CoLab is a place where you will be valued, rewarded, and have opportunities to grow in many ways. We value what you do and who you are. CoLab is a place where you can bring your whole self to work. Diversity and inclusion is extremely important to us and lived experience as a member of any marginalized community is considered an asset.

If you require any accommodation to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise at any point and we will work with you to meet your needs


Fortune 500 manufacturing companies and industry leading design firms rely on CoLab to securely share and review design data, and build higher quality products. As the QA & Release lead, you will play a crucial role in the validation and deployment of new features and other application improvements to our valued customers. 

The ideal candidate possesses:

  • strong technical and analytical skills, providing accurate analysis of, and solutions to, security-related problems and challenges;
  • a high degree of tenacity, ingenuity, creativity, independence, flexibility, and aptitude;
  • a strong sense of ownership, team responsibility and team trust;
  • the ability to function in a fast-paced environment; and,
  • passion and enthusiasm.


As the QA & Release Lead at CoLab you will:

  • lead the Quality Assurance team to validate new application features and other application improvements and changes before they are released;
  • own the release process by managing code freeze, ensuring the creation of release candidates, tracking the completion of test sets, triaging bugs and coordinating the release itself;
  • work closely with the Product Team to develop user story based test sets and User Acceptance Tests
  • assist in providing mentorship and training on Quality Assurance to the entire company; and,
  • be an essential member of the team in this hands-on role that requires a high degree of technical knowledge, problem solving skills and people skills;

Required Skills

  • have strong knowledge and experience in Quality Assurance and User Acceptance Testing of software applications
  • have strong knowledge and experience with CI/CD and version control softwares
  • display strong customer focus and ability to consider end-user workflows
  • capable of managing multiple conflicting priorities and quickly assessing risk related to bug fixes and other code changes
  • have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt in a complex and changing environment
  • capable of working with detailed technical information and has hands-on technology experience
  • experience with automated testing software would be considered an asset
  • knowledge of common web application security vulnerabilities and experience with application security testing would be considered an asset

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