Test Engineer (hybrid or remote)

Date Opened: Jul 28, 2022

Location: 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/Remote GB

 

Your role in the team

 

Are you enthusiastic about quality and want to make an impact in both technology and business?  Are you skilled in test automation?  As a Test Engineer you will provide test execution on software development projects, focusing on the creation / execution of functional and automated test scripts.

 

We are currently seeking Test Engineer Consultants to join Allstate and work within our Flight and Arity areas of the business. You will support critical strategic design and progressive, fully autonomous testing solutions across our Product suite. Utilizing agile methodologies and extensive cloud technologies.

 

Allstate is hard at work creating the future of continuous testing and we now need a strong, energetic, and inquisitive engineer to play a key role in our teams.

 

 

 

Responsibilities

 

  • The Test Engineer needs to manage workloads in an Agile development environment.
  • Engage appropriate stakeholders in risk identification and mitigation Designs, whilst helping develop strategic technical direction for highly integrated, autonomous test solutions.
  • Designing, coding and documenting automated test cases within the defined framework
  • Decompose user stories to be able to write effective automated and manual test scripts
  • Provide input into test strategies and develop test strategies for complex projects
  • Be a Quality advocate within their team
  • Provide input into test environment requirements for development projects
  • Understand issues related to the test infrastructure and escalate within team
  • Document, analyze and communicate bugs/issues accurately and clearly
  • Interaction with the wider scrum team
  • Participate in Scrum Daily Stand-ups, Sprints and iterative development activities – prepared to take on any role within an Agile team
  • Participate across all Agile Ceremonies ensuring focus on quality, customer experience & automated test practices. 
  • Ability to work in a very fast paced development organization
  • Decompose business requirements to be able to write automated test scripts for a mobile app within a defined framework that support Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipeline.
  • Participate in Scrum Daily Stand-up, Sprint and iterative development including: Sprint planning, release planning, backlog refinement, and retros.
  • Analyse results, detect issues and identify the root cause of malfunctions.

 

 

So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

 

  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
  • Minimum 2-4 years’ experience as an automation engineer OR
  • Minimum 2-4 years’ experience in a hands-on technical role within Software Development
  • Experience of working with Java
  • Experience of working with Selenium
  • Experience of using test management tools
  • Understanding of functional testing including API and UI

 

 

We also have some desirable criteria

 

  • CI/CD experience with a working knowledge of Jenkins or equivalent
  • Experience in test execution using cloud-based solutions
  • Understanding of Web Service Testing Tools (e.g. CA LISA, SoapUI, other WS tools)
  • Experience with delivering using Agile methodology practices
  • Experience with APIs
  • Knowledge of application security
  • Experience with source code management tools e.g. GitHub, GitLab

 

 

 

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 Wednesday 31st August 2022

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