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Principle Lead Automation QA Engineer (C#) for Ciklum Digital

Dnipro, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Lviv, Odessa, Vinnytsia, Remote, Ukraine, Ukraine Remote

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On behalf of Ciklum Digital, Ciklum is looking for a Principle Lead Automation QA Engineer (C#) to join the 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.


Tech expertise:

  • Act as a technical consultant for various teams with different automation approaches (BDD, TDD, ATDD, etc.)
  • Setup automation processes, approaches, frameworks, tools, and team composition from scratch in a limited time frame
  • Perform audit activities of test solutions, development processes, test infrastructure and QA tools and providing recommendations (QA Audit)
  • Ensure code quality across all assigned projects with periodic reviews of work
  • Support all phases of company’s activities: discovery / pre-sales
  • Be actively involved in new projects launch as Test Automation expert

Unit development:

  • Participate in building of long-term vision and strategy for Automation Unit
  • Support and drive strategic internal initiatives
  • Define standards and best practices within quality: processes, approaches, frameworks, tools
  • Champion engineering and operational excellence, establishing metrics and process for regular assessment and improvement
  • Lead innovation by exploring new technologies, showing others how to leverage those discoveries through proof-of-concept implementations and knowledge sharing sessions

Talent management:

  • Work closely with dedicated recruiting staff to expand the team, including interviewing candidates, participating in conferences/events, hiring weeks, and on-boarding new employees
  • Manage AQA engineers and help them develop their careers, participate in Grading of AQA team members
  • Mentor AQA individuals, growing their skillset by training them on new technologies, advising areas of study, and teaching them about the standard implementations and patterns


  • 7+ years of professional experience in QA Automation of Web/Mobile and backend API testing
  • 3+ years of experience managing a team of AQA engineers of varied skill levels (minimum 7+ team members)
  • Knowledge of testing specifics for different application types (Web, backend, mobile, embedded, high load, SaaS, etc.)
  • Experience with different business domains (Fintech, Retail, Automotive, eCommerce etc.)
  • Hands-on experience with different testing practices (BDD, TDD, ATDD)
  • Strong experience in creation of automation frameworks from scratch
  • Deep understanding of SOLID principles and design patterns, hands-on experience applying them into test frameworks
  • Coding proficiency in C#
  • Solid experience with test automation tools like Selenium (or similar) and grids
  • Exposure to various web technologies such as gRPC, SOAP, REST, and OData
  • Hands-on experience with API testing frameworks or raw HTTP clients
  • Experience with different test runners
  • Experience of working with version control systems (e.g. GIT, SVN and others)
  • Strong experience with continuous integration processes and tools (Jenkins, TeamCity or similar). CI tools setup, tuning and configuration
  • Virtualization (Docker, Vagrant etc.)
  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical discipline
  • Good English skills – Upper-Intermediate or higher


  • Virtualization environment management skills
  • Development of the mock/stub services
  • Experience working with DB (MongoBD, PostgreSQL, etc.)
  • Experience with cloud services (AWS, Azure)
  • Experience with cloud-based automation solutions like Browserstack, AWS Device Farm or similar

Personal skills

  • Self-motivated to continually learn and adopt the latest industry innovations and technology
  • Self-disciplined and result-oriented, able to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills
  • Good team player, motivated to solve complex tasks
  • Good analytical skills
  • Strong attention to details and accuracy

What's in it for you

  • Close cooperation with client
  • Constant flow of new projects
  • Dynamic and challenging tasks
  • Ability to influence project technologies
  • Projects from scratch
  • Team of professionals: learn from colleagues and gain recognition of your skills
  • European management style
  • Continuous self-improvement

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