Senior​ ​Performance​ ​Engineer​ ​/​ ​Technical​ ​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 a Senior​ ​Performance​ ​Engineer​ ​/ Technical​ ​QA​ ​lead​ to join Kyiv team on a full-time basis.


  • Determine the performance system requirements and Performance Test Strategy and Plan;
  • Design a Application Simulation Model;
  • Develop scripts and scenarios for performance testing;
  • Build and maintain monitoring and metric gathering solutions (dashboards) and ensure they meet client’s expectations;
  • Execute load, stress, volume, endurance tests as required;
  • Identify potential and ongoing performance and capacity issues of different solution layers, report performance metrics with tuning recommendations.
  • Assist development teams in code reviews, running up profilers on different layers (DB, code, network, etc.), investigating environment configurations, tuning and supplying remediation activities to performance problems;
  • Technical leadership, training and mentoring performance team members.


  • Extensive Performance Engineering and Testing Experience (4+ years);
  • Ability to set up Performance testing process from scratch and plan performance testing activities throughout SDLC phases;
  • Understanding of performance bottlenecks, end-to-end performance measures (server response time, throughput, latency, etc.) and what to be tuned to get better performance and scalability;
  • In-depth expertise in development approaches for assuring web / mobile application performance needs;
  • Experience in performance prediction / modeling analysis and application capacity planning during SDLC phases;
  • Working experience in various Performance testing tools like Jmeter, Gatling, HP LoadRunner, Locust, etc.;
  • Solid experience in any object-oriented and scripting programming languages (Java, C#, Python, etc.);
  • Experience in reviewing system / deployment architecture and providing recommendations for better performance;
  • Good experience in measuring/monitoring performance of various layers (web-, app-, DB-server, network and server hardware performance) involved in end-to-end system;
  • Experience in performance monitoring and APM tools like NewRelic, Perfmon, Dynatrace, AppDynamics, etc.;
  • Experience in using profiling tools like Jprobe, Jconsole, VisualVM, HP Diagnostics, etc, including GC / JVM analysis tools and heap/thread dump analysis tools;
  • Experience in DB profiling tools like Statspack / SQL profiler, etc;
  • Experience in analyzing the application usage traffic using log parsing or other tools like DeepLogAnalyzer, etc.;
  • Good knowledge of TCP/IP stack of protocols;
  • Working experience with Linux;
  • Ability to setup and maintain jobs using CI tools i.e. Jenkins;
  • Strong English verbal and writing skills.

Personal skills

  • Good analytical skills and great interest towards problem analysis and tuning
  • 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

  • Very close cooperation with client
  • Possibility to propose solutions on a project
  • Dynamic and challenging tasks.
  • Ability to influence project technologies.
  • A team of professionals: learn from colleagues and gain recognition of your skills. Low bureaucracy, European management style.
  • Continuous self-improvement.
  • Trainings
  • ISTQB Certification preparation and compensation
  • QA knowledge sharing meetings

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