Release Manager

R&D - Research and Development Ottawa, ON


What makes us Qlik 

Qlik helps enterprises around the world move faster, work smarter, and lead the way forward with an end-to-end solution for getting value out of data. A Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for 11 years in a row! Our platform is the only one on the market that allows for open-ended, curiosity-driven exploration, giving everyone – at any skill level – the ability to make real discoveries that lead to real outcomes and transformative changes. We are a Values-Driven organization, operating over 100 countries with 45,000 customers around the world. If you think we are interesting, please read on – we may be looking for you!  


About the team

Qlik has an exciting and diverse set of products with flexible deployment models; mature and stable products, young bleeding-edge products with a big portion of innovation, big and complex, small but powerful, Mobile apps, Cloud and OnPremise etc. It’s an exciting, dynamic environment and we are looking for a person to join the Test & Release Coordination team, to lead a virtual team of Release Managers and support with hands-on operational release work.

Qlik continuously improves the user experience with a microservice architecture, comprised of services developed in different R&D sites and time zones. You would work with services and development teams located around the globe.

Our planning and development process is built to be agile, based on SAFe.

Release Manager

In this role you will act as a spider in a web with plenty of growth opportunities in the areas of reliable release strategies and bleeding-edge technology and tooling. You will be Qlik’s subject matter expert for release processes and you will also have huge possibilities to impact our releases to make sure they are of good quality. The Test & Release Coordination team is a team with a high level of trust and teamwork for result mentality, which will give you the room to self-organize and collaborate with peers instead of being micro-managed. As our new colleague, you would join a proud and high-functioning team where collaboration and caring for each other is core.


Key Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Lead and facilitate a virtual team of Release Managers in development teams to ensure products are released with quality and according to process.
  • Onboarding Release Managers and other Qlik employees to our release strategies and policies.
  • Secure release readiness of artifacts, in tight collaboration with the development team and Test Coordinator/Test Lead
  • Support with release builds, release tagging, release notes, facilitate release decision meetings, distribution of release artifacts (for example releasing to App Store or Google Play), bug triage, data analysis etc.
  • Support with hands-on operational release management to our SaaS offerings.
  • Communicate effectively with all release stakeholders, both within and outside of R&D. Be prepared to escalate issues and risks when appropriate.
  • Drive and own the release process and overall ways of working for all releases within Qlik. Conduct frequent retrospects and drive continuous improvements.
  • Document the process and ways of working.


Competencies and skills:

The skills and qualifications required for this role:

  • +8 years of experience in software development, preferably in different phases (e.g.  planning, development, testing, release)


Experience & Qualifications

Desired experience with a successful track record in one or more of the following areas:

  • Effective leadership with excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Leadership/coordination over sites/time zones (video, Slack, email) and with different types of stakeholders (Development Team, Product Management, Directors etc.).
  • Leadership/coordination cross functions such as different development teams, quality engineering teams and other functions/departments.
  • Experience delivering code or configuration in GitHub or other code repositories.
  • Hands-on experience with one or several of the following tools and technologies: GitHub, Qlik Sense, Jira, App Store Connect, Google Play Console, LaunchDarkly, Jenkins.
  • Experience of OnPremise release management and/or SaaS Launch Coordination with continuous delivery and release.
  • Leading projects such as process improvements and onboarding new tooling, especially in a continuous deployment/release context.
  • Hands-on experience of leading with data



Relevant education at University level is not required but will be beneficial. 


Ottawa, Canada.


If you think this position is interesting, you are welcome with your complete application in English. Apply as soon as possible as we are working continuously with the applications for this assignment.


About Qlik 

  • Qlik Company Page – Who we are!  
  • Our Values at Qlik - Challenge, Take Responsibility, Move Fast, Teamwork for Results, Be Open and Straightforward.
  • Competitive Benefits Package
  • Career progression pathways, mentoring program, innovation & technology, and a flexible, diverse and international work environment. 
  • Giving back is a part of our culture – we give you an extra day off to change the world and another one for your personal/professional development.
  • In addition, we encourage our employees to participate in our Corporate Responsibility Employee Programs. Learn about our Corporate Responsibility Program by visiting 
  • Curious about our R&D opportunities? Check out our R&D careers page here!



Qlik is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminateon the basis ofany protected category or characteristic.  We value the diversity of our workforce. If you need assistance due to disability during the application and/or recruiting process, please contact us via theAccessibility Request Form 


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