Principle Lead Manual QA Engineer for Ciklum Digital

Kyiv, Amosova, Dnipro, Kharkiv, Lviv, Vinnytsia, Odessa


Ciklum is a leading global digital services and software engineering company, serving Fortune 500 and fast-growing organisations. Headquartered in the UK, we unite 3,500+ software developers, designers, product managers and data scientists around the world building tailored digital solutions that leverage emerging technologies.

We are enabling digital transformation for some of the largest household names and platforms in the digital economy. Ciklum is the place to make your tech ideas tangible and join the global projects redefining industries.

We are looking forward to seeing you as a part of our team!

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On behalf of Ciklum Digital, we are looking for a Principle Lead Manual QA Engineer to join our 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 500+ professionals working in 7 main directions: QA Consulting and Management, DevOps, Manual, Automation, Support, Performance and Cyber Security.

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.

Quality Engineering Team is unique provider of:

  • Manual QA Services
  • Automation QA Services
  • Performance QA Services
  • CyberSecurity Services
  • QA Consulting and Audit
  • DevOps Services
  • Support Managed Services



Tech expertise:

  • Perform audit activities of test solutions, development processes, test infrastructure and QA tools and providing recommendations
  • Participation in discoverypre-sale activities
  • Ongoing monitoring and improving or setting-up QA processes for different projects/products
  • Competence management
  • Influence team structure and seniority pyramyd
  • Test Strategy defining and preparation according to project and product specifics, define quality gates
  • QA Estimation, Testing Methodology Implementation, Agile QA Process Management
  • Test reporting on Quality level to key stakeholders
  • Test risks management

Unit development:

  • Participate in building of long-term vision and strategy for Manual QA 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 QA leads and help them develop their careers, participate in Grading of QA team members
  • Mentor QA individuals, growing their skillset by training them on new technologies, advising areas of study, and teaching them about the standard implementations and patterns


  • 6+ years professional experience in QA area
  • 2+ years of leading experience at least 7-10 people (Senior +)
  • Proven experience to setup core QA processes from scratch
  • Excellent knowledge of different testing methods, techniques and types
  • Deep understanding of core Test Automation principles, role of Test Automation in Quality process – what to automate, when to automate.
  • 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.)
  • Deep understanding of development processes, approaches, infrastructure and tools
  • Agile/Scrum experience
  • Upper-intermediate or fluent English level
  • Risk management
  • Hands-on working experience with Web-based and Backend projects
  • Good knowledge in complex SQL queries, working experience with NoSQL Database
  • Good experience in working with REST andor SOAP APIs
  • Understanding of HTML/CSS
  • Advanced Jira skills to setup dashboards, collect metrics, setup workflows

Personal skills

  • Good analytical skills
  • Good team player, motivated to solve complex tasks
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated, self-disciplined and result-oriented
  • 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