Kostya - Team Lead / Product Owner

    IT experience since 2015
    Four years of experience as Product Owner (Blockchain financial system, Blockchain document management for banks)
    Three years of experience as a Test Lead and Business Analyst, leading the team of four test engineers (manual and automated testing, enterprise, mobile)
    Certified QA Trainer, Examinator and Practice mentor, QA API Automation and UI Automation trainer
    Two years of experience as a Scrum Coach
    Extensive experience with Selenium IDE, Chrome Devtools; Protractor JS experience; Postman/Newman API Automation and advanced reporting; Jmeter Performance Automation; Cypress.io
    Experience in DevOps using AWS, DigitalOcean, Apache; Building CI/CD infrastructure; Jenkins CI/CD deployment and configuration
    Good knowledge in HTML/CSS/JS, Cordova, VCS (GIT, Bit Bucket), SQL, CouchDB, noSQL databases, Django REST API, NodeJS

Work experience

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For the last 2 years, Kostya has served as a product owner of a blockchain-based platform that enables banks and institutions to securely generate, authenticate, and retrieve programmable documents. He manages cross-functional teams of up to 10 engineers; and is responsible for the communication with customers, business requirements elicitation, product roadmap, and backlog.

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Before this, Kostya acted as a product owner and test lead working on a blockchain financial platform that supports on-chain and off-chain protocols and enables more than 1,000 transactions per minute. He managed a team of nine people and was responsible for the product roadmap, backlog, and quality assurance.

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Previously, Kostya worked as test lead on a project that required the development of a file storage and a transfer platform that includes web, mobile, and desktop applications for Windows, Linux, and MacOS. The team size was 12 people.

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Kostya served as a test engineer in a healthcare project supported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The solutions under development were an AI-powered research platform for behavior study; and programs for infection detection and harm reduction. Over the course of three years, more than 130,000 patients were tested and more than 15,000 diseases were detected.


    Master’s degree in Management of organizations (2003), National Technical University of Ukraine 'Kyiv Polytechnic Institute', Kyiv, Ukraine
    Bachelor's degree in Management (2002), National Technical University of Ukraine 'Kyiv Polytechnic Institute', Kyiv, Ukraine
    Web Testing Automation, Start IT Training Center, 2015
    QA Start course, Start IT Training Center, 2015
    Basics of teams management in IT, Lviv IT School, 2016
    Agile/Scrum Trainings by Simple Sense, 2016

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