Manual QA Lead for Ciklum Digital

Kyiv, Amosova, Ukraine


Ciklum is a Software Engineering and Solutions Company. Our 3,000+ IT professionals are located in the offices and delivery centres in Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Spain.

As Ciklum employee, you'll have the unique possibility to communicate directly with the client when working in Extended Teams. Besides, Ciklum is the place to make your tech ideas tangible. The Vital Signs Monitor for the Children’s Cardiac Center as well as Smart Defibrillator, the winner of the US IoT World Hackathon, are among the cool things Ciklumers have developed.

Ciklum is a technology partner for Google, Intel, Micron, and hundreds of world-known companies. We are looking forward to seeing you as a part of our team!

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On behalf of Ciklum Digital, Ciklum is looking for a Manual QA Lead in Kyiv team on a full-time basis.

About Quality Engineering Team:

Quality Engineering Center of Excellence is an international award-winning Quality Engineering department that has rapidly evolved over the past 7 years to become a mature Quality Engineering service provider with 250+ professionals working in 7 main directions: QA Consulting and Management, DevOps, Manual, Automation, Support, Performance, Cyber Security and Robotic Process Automation.

Our main principles are:

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

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


QA Lead primary responsibility is to make sure that Quality Assurance Strategy, Plans, Practices, and Processes allow the project in the Fintech area with Microsoft technology stack to be delivered successfully. The responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Performing QA Lead team role with team of 5-9 people
  • Best QA practice implementation and supervision on all the projects within the program
  • Test Strategy preparation and update on program level
  • Test planning and test estimations (including automation testing)
  • Improving or setting-up QA processes for several different integrated solutions
  • Setup/update QA processes, approaches, frameworks, tools, and team composition from scratch
  • Test design techniques applying
  • QA tasks distribution within the team
  • QA Estimation, Testing Methodology Implementation, Agile QA Process Management
  • Coaching QA team members, QA training


  • 6+ years professional experience in QA area
  • 2+ years of leading, coaching experience
  • Ability to establish QA processes from scratch with further monitoring and control, including creation and maintenance of supportive artifacts, procedures, and metrics
  • Team leading / management at least 5 people
  • 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
  • Strong process-oriented and remote collaboration skills
  • Good knowledge in complex SQL queries (Oracle or MSSQL)
  • Good experience in working with REST APIs (JSON, XML, ODATA) using Postman/SoapUI
  • Number of successfully delivered projects at least 5
  • Strong understanding of Agile/Scrum ceremonies and artifacts
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Solid upper-intermediate English level
  • Experience in Pre Sales process with clients


  • Experience with Azure DevOps
  • Experience with GUI Automation (Selenium, Page Object principle, locators strategy)
  • ISTQB, ICAgile, Scrum Alliance and/or other certificates

Personal skills

  • Proactivity and great self-management skills (you are able to drive a process by yourself once the goal is established)
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills
  • Leadership
  • Ability to persuade
  • Good analytical skills
  • Self-motivated and goal-driven
  • Motivated to develop and solve complex tasks
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Will to take challenges and educate others

What's in it for you

  • Possibility to propose solutions on a project
  • 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
  • QA knowledge sharing meetings