Test Automation Manager 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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Description

On behalf of Testing Center of Excellence, Ciklum is looking for a Test Automation Manager to join Kyiv team on a full-time basis.

Testing Center of Excellence is looking for technology experts who want to make a positive influence on new business by applying best QA practices and taking ownership.

We are a growing business unit of Ciklum with currently 110+ employees, specializing in Software quality assurance. Currently we are dealing with approximately 59 projects simultaneously. Our projects usually last for 6-12 months and our technological focus is mainly on web and mobile technologies. So, you’ll have the opportunity to get frequently in touch with new projects, processes, approaches, technologies, and tools. Through direct knowledge exchange with international clients you are an important contributor in making them successful.

Our environment gives you the opportunity to share your professionalism to help team members grow and we support you with training and education in the areas where you want to develop.

Responsibilities

  • Create Automation Test Strategy/Test Plan for project
  • Perform estimation of test automation efforts
  • Perform regular reporting of project progress to stakeholders
  • Define team composition and skills need for project
  • Become part of one or more Scrum teams and work closely with BA, Dev, Scrum Master, PO and QA Automation Architect resources to own all of the test automation activities
  • Deliver the test automation solutions that fit within Agile / Scrum software development methodologies
  • Participate in workshops and pre-sales meetings

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree  in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or related IT field
  • 7+ years of overall experience in Software Testing
  • 3+ years of practical test automation experience
  • 2+ years of team leading / management at least 5 people
  • Experience in one of programming languages: Java, C#, JavaScript, Python
  • Experience in Agile Software Development
  • Experience writing test automation for multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong knowledge in QA Processes and their implementation on different stages of the project
  • Excellent knowledge of different testing methods, techniques and types
  • Knowledge of testing specifics for different application types and business domains
  • Deep understanding of development processes, approaches, infrastructure and tools
  • Number of successfully delivered projects (at least 5)

Personal skills

  • Experience in Presales process with clients
  • Experience with Mobile automation
  • Experience with cloud-based automation solutions like Saucelabs, Browserstack, etc.
  • ISTQB, PMP, ICAgile, and/or other certificates
  • Familiarity and practical experience with SAFe or other Agile Scaled frameworks

What's in it for you

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Solid upper-intermediate English level
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Leadership
  • Ability to persuade
  • Good presenter skills
  • Good analytical skills and problem-solving skills
  • Good team player, motivated to develop and solve complex tasks
  • Strong attention to details and accuracy
  • Proactivity and great self-management skills (you are able to drive a process by yourself once the goal is established)
  • Will to take challenges and educate others

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