Manual QA Lead for Testing Center of Excellence (Kyiv)

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

QA Awards:

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On behalf of Testing Center of Excellence, Ciklum is looking for Manual QA Lead to join Kyiv team on a full-time basis. QA Lead primary responsibility is to make sure that Quality Assurance Strategy, Plans, Practices, and Processes allow the two tightly integrated projects in Fintech area with Microsoft technology stack to be delivered successfully.


  • Performing QA Lead team role on 2 closely integrated projects with team of 5-7 people
  • Best QA practice implementation and supervision on all the projects within the program
  • Test Strategy preparation and update on program level (2 projects)
  • 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


  • 5+ years professional experience in QA area
  • 3+ 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 TFS, VSTS systems
  • 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

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