Senior Manual QA Engineer for AKQA

Kyiv, Gulliver, Ukraine


AKQA is an independent, ideas-led agency and we work with the world’s leading consumer brands.
We have offices in London, Amsterdam, New York, Washington DC, San Francisco and Shanghai and are one of the world’s most rewarded creative agencies. AKQA has been named Revolution magazine’s Agency of the Decade; AdAge Digital Agency of the Year; AdWeek Digital Agency of the Year and Fast Company’s Top 50 World’s Most Innovative Companies.
Our people are core to the work we produce for our clients and contribute to a culture which fosters innovation, service, quality and thought in everything we do. We reward them by providing an inspirational working environment, opportunities to move between departments and international offices, excellent remuneration and an industry leading training and development programme - AKQA Academy.
The future inspires us. We work to inspire.

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On behalf of AKQA, Ciklum are looking for a Senior Manual QA Engineer to join our team on a full-time basis. Ciklum is building a team to work on various projects which primary goal to improve and automate the customer’s business processes, reduce time and efforts, required for various operations.

Client for this project is the largest professional services network in the world by revenue and number of professionals. Client provides audit, tax, consulting, enterprise risk and financial advisory services worldwide.

As a Quality Assurance Analyst you have solid test skills and knowledge and will be responsible for testing a variety of technical solutions and products using a range of testing methods and tools. You will complete reports on testing activity and you will be able to communicate and escalate quality-related issues to senior members of the team.


  • Analyze business requirements, wireframes, user specification documents and designs
  • Contribute to and develop Quality Assurance documentation including Test Plans and Test Cases
  • Develop test scripts and testing plans
  • Perform functional, exploratory, aesthetic, regression, accessibility, and performance testing
  • Track & report defects, change requests
  • Facilitate the release management process for project deliveries
  • Assist with the User Acceptance Testing process for clients
  • Write test scripts and cases
  • Mentor other testers
  • Organize UAT for clients


  • 5+ years industry experience
  • Experience with test management and technical testing tools such as – JIRA, Testpad, Browserstack, Jmeter, Acunetix and other
  • Demonstrable experience working in a continuous integration / delivery environment
  • Advocate for improvements to processes and quality
  • Able to interact confidently with people from other disciplines
  • Agile methodology experience (TDD/BDD/Scrum)
  • Educated to degree level, ideally in Computer Science
  • ISTQB certification is advantageous
  • Experience in participating in process change is advantageous
  • Experience testing commercial websites in a creative and/or agency environment is advantageous
  • Experience testing native iOS and Android applications is advantageous
  • API testing experience (Postman, SoapUI, other tools)
  • Expert in exploratory testing techniques and methodologies
  • Experience in testing multilanguage websites and applications
  • English level – upper-intermediate and higher


  • Knowledge of interacting with and querying databases
  • Experience with Headless CMS and SaaS products such as Contentful, ContentStack and similar
  • Working experience of modern automation frameworks and techniques and automation tools as Cypress, Selenium, Appium or similar

Personal skills

  • Ability to relate positively to and engage with a wide range of people
  • Analytic and positive mindset with a personable and professional approach
  • Strong self-motivation, reliable and flexible team-player. Sharp attention to details
  • Always seeking to improve processes and suggest alternative better solutions
  • Be ready to embrace change, be flexible
  • Analytic and positive mindset with a personable and professional approach

What's in it for you

  • Career growth opportunities
  • Realization of your innovative ideas in building new solutions and services
  • Possibility to propose solutions on a project
  • Friendly collaborative teams and enjoyable working environment
  • Professional skills development and training programs
  • Variety of knowledge sharing, training and self-development opportunities
  • Learn different business domains
  • Constant flow of new projects
  • Dynamic and challenging tasks
  • Projects from scratch
  • Continuous self-improvement
  • State of the art, cool, centrally located offices with warm atmosphere which creates really good working conditions
  • Long-term employment with 20 working-days paid vacation and other social benefits