Lead QA Engineer

Toronto, Canada

Ranked as #12 on Forbes’ List of 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies for 2017, EPAM is committed to providing our global team of over 24,000 people with inspiring careers from day one. EPAMers lead with passion and honesty, and think creatively. Our people are the source of our success and we value collaboration, try to always understand our customers’ business, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. No matter where you are located, you’ll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.


You are curious, persistent, logical and clever – a true techie at heart. You enjoy living by the code of your craft and developing elegant solutions for complex problems. If this sounds like you, this could be the perfect opportunity to join EPAM as a Lead QA Engineer. Scroll down to learn more about the position’s responsibilities and requirements.


  • Partner with customer engineers and stakeholders for achieving common goals and team integration;
  • Lead a team of several engineers in offshore (both manual and automation testers);
  • Be hands on lead contributor to cross-project automation framework;
  • Drive adoption and adaption of new automation and new QA processes;
  • Work with clients to define high-level quality deliverables;
  • Create and maintain extensive testing framework, both for manual and automated test cases;
  • Identify, analyze, and document problems, review software documentation, plan test schedules or strategies in accordance with project scope or delivery dates;
  • Examine, validate, and test large-scale software development and deployment projects;
  • Create the overall test strategy and test plans for testing software applications including performance, automation, localization, and internationalization;
  • Coordinate test strategy with project managers and others;
  • Participate in product design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, product designs, schedules, or potential problems;
  • Review software documentation to ensure technical accuracy, compliance, or completeness, or to mitigate risks.


  • 5+ years of software testing and consulting experience;
  • Hands-on current or past experience building and adopting automation frameworks;
  • In-depth experience in Selenium or HP QTP, ideally both (not record-playback, real OO frameworks);
  • 3+ years of experience in leading testing teams of at least four engineers as a mix of onshore and offshore resources;
  • 2+ years of experience in working with Agile methodologies and practices;
  • Ability to facilitate and help colleagues (both subsidiaries and peers) to succeed in ongoing Agile transformation and adaptation;
  • Proven ability to develop test documentation, including test plan, test strategy, test cases, and test results report;
  • Good working knowledge of SQL, ability to read and write complex SQL scripts;
  • Strong communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external teams;
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and setup tools for Regression testing, Data Validation, and Defect tracking;
  • Highly desirable: test automation experience, preferably with Selenium;
  • Highly desirable: experience testing or/and deploying Big Data, non-relational solutions;
  • Highly desirable: hands-on experience in testing BI and ETL, including automated testing;
  • Highly desirable: UNIX shell scripting.