Software Test Engineer - API Web Services (hybrid)

Date Opened: Jul 9, 2021

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

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

About Us


At Allstate Northern Ireland, we believe it’s more than just a job.  We believe in allowing our people to choose the direction of their careers.  It’s about you, your future and where you want to get to.


Opportunity is the hallmark of the Allstate career experience.  We invest heavily in our employees, offering long term career development, personal growth and investment in new technologies.  Every day is different, with new ideas, challenges, and rewards — no matter which team you join.


We believe that inclusive diversity is crucial to creating a culture of mutual respect where the strengths and talents of each individual are recognised.  We like to leave things better than we found them and deliver results.  We do all of this while having fun and exploring personal passions.


Allstate operate a very flexible hybrid working model with a blend of remote and office working for NI based employees. 


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





Belfast / Derry / Londonderry / Strabane 



Your role in the team


Our Mobile Test team are currently seeking Test Engineers to support further Transformative Growth work by providing testing support to Allstate Mobile through advancing Continuous Testing best practices.   You will get the opportunity to work in a fast-paced agile environment developing automated test scripts and collaborating with a diverse group of Mobile professionals to help deliver new app features and enhancements.   


We are looking for enthusiastic Test Engineers who can partner with the Mobile Development teams to develop further our strategy which focuses on back-end API & front-end UI testing for the Mobile App.   You will work with the Product Owner and developers to deliver work in an agile manner, participating in all scrum ceremonies and helping to mature and maintain the automation test frameworks. 



  • Collaborate with the Product Owners, Development and Testing team to deliver quality software  
  • Build and maintain scripts for an API automation framework 
  • Support and give input in to a Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipeline 
  • Provide input in to the test strategy  
  • Review, analyze & document bugs/issues accurately and clearly 
  • Accurately identify project risks and report to relevant stakeholders 
  • Create and maintain reusable test data  
  • Maintains the status of work and provide guidance to the work of junior team members 
  • Participate in all agile ceremonies.   



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
  • Experience utilizing UI automation tools (e.g. Selenium, Appium) 
  • Experience of writing & maintaining test scripts 
  • Knowledge & experience of CI/CD pipelines and tools (e.g. Jenkins) 
  • Experience of Java, Python or similar programing language
  • Knowledge and understanding of test environments, test data, code build and code migration concepts  
  • Practical experience with Source Code Management Tools (e.g. Git, SVN) 
  • Good problem solving and communication skills 



We also have some desirable criteria


  • Experience working in agile methodology (e.g. Scrum or XP) 
  • Knowledge and understanding of Web Services / API in relation to software testing
  • Experience using XML
  • Experience with cloud-hosted mobile device tools (Sauce Labs or Perfecto)
  • Strong leadership skills 



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.



Closing Date:  Tuesday 10th August 2021



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.