Senior Software Test Engineer - API Web Services (hybrid)

Date Opened: Sep 10, 2021

Location: Belfast, GB Strabane, GB Derry/ Londonderry, GB

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

About Us

 

The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

 

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

 

Allstate operate a very flexible hybrid working policy that will allow you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager with a blend of remote and office working for NI based employees as well as condensed working patterns (4 day week/9 day fortnight). Employees based in GB will be employed on a permanent remote working contract.

 

Join our team and you’ll find challenge and reward in a culture of innovation, support and balance. 

 

 

Location

 

Belfast / Derry / Londonderry / Strabane

 

 

Your role in the team

 

We are helping build the next generation Insurance Engine for Allstate and have an opportunity for a Test Engineer to operate at the cutting edge of testing technology.

 

Your role, through a combination of technical knowledge and owning testing, will be to ensure quality is built into a new product from the start so that it is seamless, on demand, automated and invisible.

 

The ideal person will have working knowledge of test automation in complex and large environments, be passionate about delivering quality products and had exposure to Web Services Testing.

 

The Test Engineer will be part of a product team which will be responsible for creating modular components that will facilitate the creation of new Policy Platforms across Allstate. Using the latest technologies on the foundational core of Java, Spring plus Cloud, this product team will be exposed to the forefront of technology challenges and Design Thinking.

 

  • Write and maintain automated test scripts for new product
  • Write test cases to test services and API’s
  • Understand issues related to the test infrastructure and escalate within team
  • Document, analyze and communicate bugs/issues accurately and clearly
  • Work with development and business teams on a daily basis
  • Participate in Scrum Daily Stand-up, Sprint and iterative development activities
  • Participate in Sprint planning, release planning, backlog refinement, retrospectives
  • Ability to work in a very fast paced development organization

 

 

So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

 

  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in a hands-on technical role within the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Knowledge and understanding of Web Services in relation to software testing
  • Demonstrable use of at least one Service testing tool e.g. SOAP UI, Ready API, Postman
  • Experience of writing test scripts 
  • Experience constructing test cases and executing them across functional, regression or system testing
  • Experience with at least one of the following areas: Java, Python, Groovy, Selenium, C#
  • Experience using test management tools (e.g. VersionOne, Jira – Zephyr)
  • Understanding of agile software development and CI/CD pipelines in relation to testing
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Be able to demonstrate:
    • The understanding of testing practices such as TDD, BDD and applicability to different situations
    • The understanding of different types and levels of testing, including services, UI and performance testing
    • The ability to partner with peers to deliver successful products
    • The ability to understand and absorb large amounts of information quickly

 

 

We also have some desirable criteria

 

  • Experience in testing using Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Experience in testing using Business Driven Development (BDD)
  • Usage of systems that support Continuous Integration (CI systems) - GitHub, Maven, Jenkins etc.
  • Usage of Services testing tools
  • Usage of performance testing tools
  • Static Code Analysis Tools

 

 

What we offer

 

As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 winners, we offer a generous benefits package that includes flexible annual leave entitlement, dental and healthcare insurance, an attractive pension package and discounts on gym memberships, public transport and parking.

 

Allstate invests heavily in your development, as an employee you will have access to multiple world-class learning platforms and courses from our award-winning in-house Learning & Development team.

 

We pride ourselves in providing clear career paths and opportunities for internal mobility allowing you to further develop within the organisation.

 

We encourage a better work life balance and you’ll have the opportunity to apply for various flexible working arrangements.

 

 

 

Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities

 

Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.

 

We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as women are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from women. All appointments will be made on merit.

 

Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position.

 

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 24th September