Software Test Engineer

Date Opened: Jul 2, 2022

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

Company: Allstate Insurance Company


Belfast/ Northland/ Strabane


Job Description

Allstate Northern Ireland provides a wide range of IT Services across the Allstate Family of companies and we are excited to be partnering with fellow group member Squaretrade,  in standing up a new team to support the company’s rapidly growing European growth strategy.

Squaretrade specializes in extended warranty services for consumer electronics and appliances.   The EU Business is experiencing hockey-stick growth and has ambitious goals to be a $500 million business by the end of 2022. The business plans to grow aggressively in the Consumer Electronics category as well as the B2B segment of providing protection plans for small businesses. The Squaretrade Allstate NI Engineering team will play a critical role in supporting the EU business meet its growth targets and contribute to the delivery of key offerings that will facilitate the growth strategy.

We are looking for a talented, energetic Software Test Engineers to join our team. The successful candidates will be responsible for extensive testing across various product lines. 

You will work closely with the product, business and operations team to understand requirements and create, execute, manage and report test plans, test cases and test reports.  A good understanding of SDLC, and Software Quality Life Cycle, Agile/Scrum procedures and processes. Must be able to work with product and engineering partners on large projects.


Responsibilities include (but are not limited to)

  • Work closely with product, business and developers to understand requirements and create detailed test plans, test cases and identify risks
  • Create and maintain test suites for functional, regression, acceptance and UAT testing
  • Responsible for automation tasks within a Scrum team
  • Work with other Senior QAs on automation effort in identifying key areas for improvements across teams
  • Responsible for functional, integration, data integrity and regression testing activities in order to ensure quality of code before releasing to production
  • Create detailed bug reports by performing root cause analysis and work with product teams and engineering leads to prioritize them
  • Liaison between product, development and SQA community to enforce SQA standards and best practices to deliver quality code
  • Provide sprint & release test reports, metrics
  • Understand deployment scenarios and manage deployment to test environments


Essential criteria – Candidates should clearly state on their application form how they meet each of the essential criteria as these will be assessed during shortlisting and only these deemed to meet all of the below criteria will move forward to the next stage.


  • 12months post graduate experience as a Software Test Engineer
  • Experience with REST services
  • Experience writing and maintaining automated test cases using Selenium and TestNG written in Java
  • Understanding of SDLC processes and agile, experience in applying test methodologies, creating test plans, test cases, test reports, and relevant tools and technologies



Desirable Criteria – These criteria may be used where we have a high number of applicants

  • Degree in Computer Science with emphasis on Quality Assurance.
  • Experience with LINUX environments, build deployments, debugging & installation
  • Proficiency with SQL
  • Experience with Git, Jira, Jenkins, Gradle, Selenium Grid
  • Experience with performance tools
  • E-commerce domain experience
  • Proven experience working in agile methodology & demonstrated ability to work in dynamic, fast paced work environments


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.



The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 27th May 2022