Software QA Lead

Remote Surrey, BC

Title: Software QA Lead

Department: Product Development

Area: Software Quality Assurance


Delta Controls is looking for a Software Quality Assurance Lead position. In this role, you will be overseeing the testing of an on-prem and cloud based web frontend solution interacting with HVAC control equipment. You will be working with a variety of technologies and creating test strategies, test plans and automated tests to ensure we deliver exceptional quality software that meets stakeholder requirements.

Work location:

This position is located in our head office. Remote work may be available during COVID-19.

City: Surrey, BC

Country: Canada

Type: Hire

Schedule: Full time


Delta Controls is the benchmark for building controls manufacturers, being one of the most respected organizations in our industry, with more than 300 Partners/Distributors in over 80 countries. For more than three decades Delta Controls has offered innovative and exciting building automation solutions for commercial, healthcare, education, leisure buildings and more. As industry leaders, our track record includes delivering the world’s first fully integrated native BACnet building solution encompassing HVAC, lighting and access control products.

As part of Delta Electronics Inc., the global leader in switching power supply solutions and DC brushless fans and an $8+ billion USD organization, Delta Controls is able to bring some of the most energy efficient and sustainable solutions to buildings around the world, working together toward our shared vision of developing technologies aimed at reducing global warming and ensuring a sustainable future for mankind. Delta Electronics products are the most energy efficient power products in the industry and include a comprehensive range of energy management solutions in Industrial Automation, Telecom Power, UPS and Data Center Infrastructure, Automotive Electronics and Energy Storage Systems.

Why work for us? 

We provide fantastic opportunities to individuals passionate about business and technology. Delta Electronics products are the most energy efficient power products in the industry and our company is perfect for those who want to create, design and build sustainable solutions using massively scalable, big-data architecture, with a strong focus on building automation. Here are some of the Delta perks you’ll receive from day 1!

  • Employee & safety centric culture with the possibility of remote work
  • Flexible hours and scheduling available
  • Competitive total compensation along with generous vacation allowances
  • Three weeks of vacation
  • In-house & external training provided along with education support and opportunities for growth
  • Company funded annual personal development budget
  • Financial benefits & planning such as group RRSP & company match
  • Employer paid premiums for extended healthcare and family-focused benefits (health, vision and dental)
  • Travel insurance coverage and access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness - onsite fitness center & company reimbursement for personal gym memberships
  • Internal Recognition & Service Awards
  • Employee Referral bonuses
  • Transit accessible with free onsite parking
  • Regular company events such as "Food Truck Fridays", Lunch & Learn and other planned activities


The standard responsibilities for all Software QA Specialists include but are not limited to:

  • Testing software with the understanding of what bugs are critical to the end-user.
  • Creating and maintaining test documentation.
  • Creating new entries in our bug tracking software for any new bugs identified in the system.
  • Verifying bug fixes are satisfactory on newly transferred build.
  • Design, coding and maintenance of automation frameworks, tests and tools.
  • Troubleshooting complex problems in software.
  • Assisting Technical Services in providing product support.
  • Acting as a resource to other departments on products and applications.
  • Assisting with documentation for software manuals, and technical documents.
  • Regularly identifying deficiencies in the test suite and ensures they are resolved.
  • Identifying usability problems and making suggestions for improvement.
  • Reviewing and evaluating all Product Development and user documentation, and generating additional notes to summarize undocumented features and differences from previous versions. Providing important input on an ongoing basis.
  • Issue management. Monitors issues for workflow, priority and completeness.

Additional responsibilities specific to Software QA Lead include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning and estimating QA activities on projects or features within a Line of Business
  • Designing / creating test strategies and test plans for software development projects.
  • Designing, developing, and maintaining automated test scripts, frameworks and tools.
  • Drive the team’s testing and automation strategies.
  • Participating in recruitment activities for the QA team.
  • Providing detailed reports on progress and status of the product from a SQA perspective.
  • Ensuring software process is followed. Examples: Vision Scope, build and turnover process, requirements are in place.
  • Supporting junior members of the team.

Main skills required:

Standard requirements for all Software QA Specialists:

  • Requires very good time management and organizational skills.
  • A strong desire to continuously improve professionally.  
  • The ability to work well in pressure situations and meet established deadlines.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Requires a good understanding of the fact Delta Controls is a customer service driven organization.
  • Proficient in the current technologies in place at Delta Controls.
  • Self-starter, self-driven to produce results and continually improve.


Additional requirements specific to Software QA Lead:

  • Strong leadership, initiative and decision-making skills. Must be able to manage own time and workload under minimal supervision. Must be able to identify required course of action and execute.
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of the Delta Controls product portfolio and applications.
  • Demonstrates excellent product functionality and application knowledge.
  • Demonstrates excellent overall knowledge of Test Suite coverage.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of software test automation / development / scripting tools and languages.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the technologies, designs and implementations in Delta Controls products.
  • Knowledge of technologies, tools and frameworks used in industry.


Qualification Required:

  • Successful completion of an accredited technology diploma program, undergraduate degree in Engineering, Computer Science or work experience equivalent

Experience required:

  • Minimum 5-8 years of experience in test development
  • Minimum 2 years of experience leading a small team
  • Knowledge of networked applications and systems, knowing where they can break and know how to test for quality, performance and resilience.
  • Strong understanding of Java, C#, Python or Javascript languages
  • Working knowledge of building controls, control theory, and electronics is an asset.  
  • Comprehensive knowledge of testing methods and procedures.
  • Well developed troubleshooting and problem solving skills.

Years of relevant experience required: 5 years

Education required: Bachelor's degree

Number of openings: 1

Compensation details:

Upon hire, in addition to a competitive compensation package, we also offer a unique work environment that is designed for people who like to work hard and play hard too! Here are just a few examples:

  • 3 weeks of vacation
  • Sign-On Bonus
  • Employer paid premiums for life insurance, health and family-focused benefits such as the employee assistance program, extended health, vision and dental benefits
  • Onsite fitness center
  • Company paid personal days off
  • RRSP match program
  • Annual Bonus Program
  • Annual sabbatical allowance

To apply, go to our careers site at Complete or update your profile and submit your application online. Next, go to the applied jobs list to ensure your application has been fully processed. You are also welcome to add or manage job alerts within your candidate account.

We understand that it takes time to apply for a job and appreciate that you spend it showing your interest in working with our team at Delta Controls.

If this position is eligible for remote work, candidates outside of our local area will be considered. If this position is not eligible for remote work then local candidates are preferred and no relocation will be offered for this position. For positions not eligible for remote work the candidate must be legally entitled to work in the country where the job is offered, for any employer, without requiring sponsorship. While we will consider all applications, only those short-listed for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls, please. No outside agencies or recruiters, please.

Keywords: Leadership, Automation Testing, QA Lead

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