Automation QA Manager for Testing Center of Excellence (Kyiv)

Kyiv, Amosova, Ukraine


Ciklum Testing Center of Excellence (TCoE) is a software quality assurance unit in Ciklum, which has been evolved very rapidly for the past 4 years to a mature SQA services provider, concurrently serving up to 30 projects, consisting of 70+ SQA professionals, delivering 5 main service lines.

Our main principles are:

  • People are over processes and hierarchy
  • Flat and open collaboration/communication increases creativity and brings more value to the business
  • Investing in people and innovations ensures your future
  • Reuse and share your experience - Develop best practices, publicize and follow them

Testing Center of Excellence is an optimal environment for your professional involvement and growth.

Testing Center of Excellence is a unique provider of QA Services and QA Consulting in the following areas:

  • Manual Web / Mobile QA Services
  • eCommerce QA Services
  • Automation QA Services
  • Performance QA Services
  • Security QA Services
  • QA Consulting

Testing Center of Excellence Team has the following certificates:

  • QA area - 46 certificates - ISTQB Foundation
  • QA area - 3 certificates - ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst & Test Manager
  • Scrum Master area - 29 certificates - ICAgile Certified Professional
  • Security area - 2 certificate - Offensive Security Certified Professional

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On behalf of Testing Center of Excellence, Ciklum is looking for a Automation QA Manager.


  • Create Automation Test Strategy/Test Plan for project
  • Perform estimation of test automation efforts
  • Perform regular reporting of project progress to stakeholders
  • Define team composition and skills need for project
  • Become part of one or more Scrum teams and work closely with BA, Dev, Scrum Master, PO and QA Automation Architect resources to own all of the test automation activities
  • Deliver the test automation solutions that fit within Agile / Scrum software development methodologies
  • Participate in workshops and pre-sales meetings


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or related IT field
  • 7+ years of overall experience in Software Testing
  • 3+ years of practical test automation experience
  • 2+ years of team leading / management at least 5 people
  • Experience in one of programming languages: Java, C#, JavaScript, Python
  • Experience in Agile Software Development
  • Experience writing test automation for multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong knowledge in QA Processes and their implementation on different stages of the project
  • Excellent knowledge of different testing methods, techniques and types
  • Knowledge of testing specifics for different application types and business domains
  • Deep understanding of development processes, approaches, infrastructure and tools
  • Number of successfully delivered projects (at least 5)


  • Experience in Presales process with clients
  • Experience with Mobile automation
  • Experience with cloud-based automation solutions like Saucelabs, Browserstack, etc.
  • ISTQB, PMP, ICAgile, and/or other certificates
  • Familiarity and practical experience with SAFe or other Agile Scaled frameworks

Personal skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Solid upper-intermediate English level
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Leadership
  • Ability to persuade
  • Good presenter skills
  • Good analytical skills and problem-solving skills
  • Good team player, motivated to develop and solve complex tasks
  • Strong attention to details and accuracy
  • Proactivity and great self-management skills (you are able to drive a process by yourself once the goal is established)
  • Will to take challenges and educate others

What's in it for you

  • Exciting business domains
  • Opportunity to gain experience of managing QA Processes on program level, coordinating multiple projects
  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge test automation tools
  • Big and friendly team
  • Dynamic and challenging tasks
  • Ability to influence project technologies
  • Team of professionals: learn from colleagues and gain recognition of your skills
  • Low bureaucracy, European management style
  • Continuous self-improvement
  • Trainings, certifications support
  • QA knowledge sharing meetings
  • Possible business trips