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Lead QA Automation Developer - Redbrick

Lead QA Automation Developer - Redbrick

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As a Lead QA Automation Developer at Shift, you'll design test frameworks, manage teams, and ensure quality.

Redbrick and Shift are headquartered on the traditional Coast Salish territory, and we respectfully acknowledge the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ People of this region. With gratitude, we live, work, and care for this beautiful land.

One thing our team members consistently say they value most is our fun and truly ‘people-first’ culture. Ours is a place where you’re given the autonomy to do your best work and provided with all the tools and support you need to do so. Here are some of the things our team loves most about working at Redbrick and Shift: 

  • Highly competitive salary 
  • Attractive vacation, healthcare & benefits, including generous RRSP matching
  • ‘People-first’ culture that prioritizes fun
  • Autonomy and freedom to do your best work on your own terms (you won’t find any micromanagers here!)
  • Flexibility to work remotely
  • State-of-the-art and centrally located offices (Victoria)
  • Remote work fund to create a successful home working setup 
  • Opportunities to work on interesting products 
  • High-end hardware and equipment — in the office and at home
  • Opportunities to learn and grow through professional development support, funding, and mentorship 
  • Internal mobility; the opportunity to work with various products and teams across the Redbrick portfolio of companies 
  • Monthly fitness reimbursements to support a healthy and active lifestyle

Redbrick is the parent organization of a portfolio of disruptive digital companies. Headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, we’ve scaled from local start-up to global name in a few short years, conceptualizing new business ideas, acquiring established companies, and growing them to super-scaled profitability — all thanks to the people we hire.


      5 portfolio companies and growing

      1 amazing shared service team

      200+ employees

One of our 5 portfolio companies, Shift is the browser for work–built to help customers manage their accounts, apps, and workflows more efficiently and get stuff done. Stacked with powerful features, and an intuitive design, Shift helps tens of thousands of customers optimize their workflows, collaborate, and work with focus and purpose.  In just over five years, Shift has grown to a community of over 250,000 productivity enthusiasts worldwide, and they are not holding back; Shift is on a mission to make the world a more productive place for everyone. 

"Redbrick has a great work hard, play hard atmosphere. I always feel like I'm learning a lot and have fun while I'm doing it. Working with the small Shift team allows my voice to be heard and my contributions to be meaningful."
          - Nicole

What does a day look like in my role?

We get it: You want to know what you’re signing up for before you apply, right? This is what you need to know: As a Lead QA Automation Developer for Shift, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Designing, building, and deploying automation test frameworks for the Shift Browser and supporting services.
  • Participating with the productions of various QA artifacts, including master test strategies/plans, functional test plans, QA acceptance plans and defect tracking reporting.
  • Implementing and participating in performance, and security testing.
  • Performing Manual QA tests when required.
  • Participating in code reviews for code written by other developers on the team and your own.
  • Analyzing data to better inform our decision-making process and alert us to potential problems.
  • Coordinating initiatives and projects from idea to release.
  • Manage the QA team by providing support and mentorship for all direct reports.
  • Reproducing problems reported by our customers.
  • Providing technical assistance to our customer success team.

  • After 1 week
    • You’ve met the Shift team and understand the various team structures
    • You have met with your direct reports 1 on 1 and began building a relationship with them
    • You have an understanding of the software we build and are starting to familiarize yourself with the development process. 
    • You will have started or completed a few small tasks, merged some code into the various repos, and completed some code review + QA of other developers work.
  • After 1 month
    • You will have a good understanding of the development process and the functioning of our software. 
    • You will be starting to envision and design new QA processes for the team to follow.
    • You will be starting to code new features and functionality into the app to support these processes.
    • You will be coordinating with the product team and other developers as you debug errors and implement fixes.
  • After 6 months
    • You will lead on architecting/building and maintaining new QA processes and systems (Integration tests, UI tests, release process, etc).
    • You will have all the knowledge necessary to answer any technical questions related to the app.
    • You are confident in signing off on new releases, as they have passed all our QA processes and your validation.


What we would like to see in you.

Every Shift employee has three things in common: We’re curious, hungry, and good-humoured. We try our best to balance hard work with good, old-fashioned fun. As a Lead QA Automation Developer with Shift, there are extra specialties we’re on the lookout for:

  • 3 or more years of experience in software development and automated testing tools (such as Cypress, Puppeteer, Playright, etc.).
  • Experience in leading and mentoring a team ideally QA Specialists
  • Experience working on automation frameworks for Desktop and Web applications.
  • Experience with web application testing (browser compatibility, responsive testing, etc.).
  • You are familiar with the types of testing including regression, performance, stress, unit, integration, and security testing.
  • You have experience with testing REST API and are proficient in use of API testing tools.
  • Experience with version control systems (Git/Github) and CI/CD tools.
  • Experience with DevOps principles and practices.
  • You have hands-on experience with identifying defects, minimizing steps to replicate and log issues into a defect tracking tool (JIRA or similar ticketing systems)


What next?

If you’re picking up what we’re putting down, applying is easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Apply with your cover letter, resume and links to your GitHub or public repos and take this opportunity to tell us your story and why you’d be a good fit on our team. Apply through this link:
  2. Download Shift ( -- we want to hear what you think!
  3. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and Instagram for all that is happening at Shift, and Redbrick!

Redbrick and Shift are committed to creating a diverse environment where everyone can be their true authentic selves. We value all differences as they are essential for a thriving, happy, and productive workplace. Join us and help build a disruptive company where we are all proud to belong.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Location : Vancouver Island, BC

Experience Level : Senior Level

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