Technical Test Manager (hybrid)

Date Opened: May 5, 2022

Location: Belfast, 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


Flight continuously improves software quality for Allstate and is our identity for testing and release management.

 

We are helping build the next generation Insurance Engine for Allstate and have an opportunity for a leader at the cutting edge of testing technology

 

Your role through a combination of technical knowledge and leadership skills will be to ensure quality is built in for all capabilities in the new platform 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 confident in working with technical leaders, developers and architects as well as demonstrating and valuing emergent leadership.

 

The Test Engineers you lead will be part of multiple product teams which are key to the overall delivery of the customer experience. This role will report directly to a Senior manager and be part of suite of consumer based products. 

 

The role is a fantastic opportunity to partner across the global teams and establish yourself as a key leader in driving the success of delivering continuous quality. You will be working with your Teams and leveraging Flight to influence:

 

  • Shift left Test Strategy
  • Mature Automation practices
  • Innovative engineering solutions

 

We’ll help you to make an impact and expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible, while having fun doing it.  Join a team of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

 

 

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to)

 

  • Influencing best practice across the wider product teams
  • Building and leading team members across geographies
  • Ensuring utilization of industry test techniques, tools, and methodology to provide ‘Best in Class’ testing services
  • Ability to inspire and enthuse a team
  • Ability to partner with peers to deliver successful products
  • ability to understand and absorb large amounts of information quickly
  • ability to make the complex seem simple creating a coherent and easily absorbed narrative

 

 

So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

 

  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
  • Have 5 years general Development or Testing experience
  • Be able to demonstrate:
  • the establishment and maintenance of product KPIs
  • successful implementation of test automation in a complex environment with complex Data dependencies
  • understanding of testing practices such as TDD, BDD and applicability to different situations
  • understanding of different types and levels of testing, including services, UI and performance testing
  • strong working knowledge of Agile SCRUM methodology and testing’s role within it

 

 

We also have some desirable criteria

 

  • Experience in working in an Agile environment
  • 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
  • PEN Testing
  • Static Code Analysis Tools

 

 

 

What we offer

 

As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 & 2022 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 20th May 2022

 

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