QA Automation Engineer (Python) for Hopster (Kyiv)

Kyiv, Gulliver, Ukraine


Hopster mission is to make screen time a win-win for parents and children. We do that by helping kids to learn through the shows they love, striking a balance between learning and fun. As one of the top-ranking kids apps on the App Store in 20 countries and counting, one of the App Store’s Best of 2015 and 2016 selection, as well as Kidscreen 2018 & 2017 Best Streaming Video Platform and Best App in the Little London Awards 2017, we already do this for over 1 million families. Our users are children between 2-6yrs old (and their parents). Our investors and advisors include Sony Pictures Television, Sandbox & Co, Peter Read (LoveFilm), CTO Jonathan Howell, and Davina McCall.

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On behalf of Hopster, Ciklum is looking for QA Automation Engineer to join Kyiv team on a full-time basis.



Under the direction of the Product Owners and CTO, working closely alongside other members of our QA team, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Creating automated test suites and scripts for our mobile, web and backend platforms
  • Writing manual test cases and plans for new and existing features
  • Conducting manual testing of new features and functionality
  • Coaching and mentoring manual test analysts in test automation
  • Managing manual test script repositories
  • Developing and reviewing regression test suites
  • Defect management and bug prioritization
  • Ensuring high quality and accuracy is maintained through to software release

You’ll be working across the core Hopster platforms, including mobile, web and TV. As you’ll be working across several projects and platforms so you must have an ability to effectively prioritize  and manage your workload.


  • 2+ years of experience in a test automation role
  • Experience with a range of automation test tools for mobile, web and RESTful API (tools like Appium, Selenium)
  • Knowledge and experience of developing robust, maintainable, efficient automated test frameworks
  • Coding skills to develop frameworks and automated tests using languages such as Python
  • Proven experience with Continuous Integration and Jenkins
  • Knowledge of SDLC and Agile testing processes
  • Proven experience of manual testing across mobile, web and TV applications
  • Experience on all testing models : Functional, Integration, System, Regression, UAT, Smoke & Sanity
  • Keen observational and analytical skills
  • Careful attention to detail


  • An ISTQB Foundation in Software Testing desirable
  • API manual and automation testing (Postman or equivalent)
  • Website automation testing (Selenium or equivalent)
  • Experience with automated testing in graphical games development
  • Experience with Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence)
  • Development/coding experience

What's in it for you

  • We are a diverse, ambitious team. We strive for a fast, fun, and creative environment. We embrace new ideas and work together to build a better Hopster.
  • Everyone gets as much responsibility as they can handle and, as a rapidly growing company, we’d expect to offer people who perform well plenty of future growth opportunities.
  • We’re a techy bunch, we’re always looking for ways to do things better and truly believe in our mission to make Hopster a win/win for kids and parents.
  • You’ll get a personal project day each month where you can work on something that interests you.
  • The food and drinks at the end of the sprint are on us

Still sound good? Get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.