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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2019-01-18 00:00:00


Test Architect - Northern Ireland

  • We build solutions that touch 16 million customers on a daily basis.

    You will work alongside people as passionate as you, focused on delivering the best possible user experiences.

    You will work in a highly collaborative environment primed to adapt to an ever-changing landscape and which places technology solutions at its core.

    You will thrive, you will think differently, you will challenge convention and have the freedom to act with integrity, intention and speed; you will be at the forefront of developing capabilities in support of Allstate’s global business model; you will deliver results and you will leave things better than you found them.



    Job Description

    Are you enthusiastic about quality and leading individuals to do their best? Do you want to make an impact in both technology and the business? Are you skilled in test automation? The Test Architect is a technical hands-on leader in the testing organization who is passionate about driving efficiency in the software development process. You provide overall leadership on test strategy, script design, script execution, automation framework, service virtualization, data virtualization, and environment design & advanced Test Management strategies all combined to improve effectiveness, costs and velocity.

    Responsibilities include (but aren't limited to):

    • Provide technical leadership around testing, automation frameworks, best practices and solutions
    • Participate in Scrum, Daily Stand-up, Sprint and iterative development activities – prepared to take on any role within the Agile team
    • Provide consultation on the most complex testing and automation strategies
    • Assess current state of automation and testing implementations, do a gap analysis and provide strategic direction
    • Provide tooling solutions for any automation limitations
    • Collaborate with delivery partners to build solutions on testing, automation to achieve CI/CD

    Essential Criteria

    • Minimum 7 years’ experience in automation testing development
    • Experience with Selenium Web driver and grid for parallel executions
    • Practical experience with Agile Scrum and waterfall methodologies
    • Experience constructing test plans and executing against these plans across functional, regression unit, system, performance, stress and load testing
    • Proficiency with one or more of the following programming languages/frameworks: C#, Java, Python, .NET/Java frameworks
    • 2+ years hands on experience with implementing Continuous Integration and build automation systems such as Jenkins, Octopus etc.
    • Experience in architecting, implementing solutions/frameworks for front end and APIs  
    • Excellent coding skills
    • Strong knowledge and understanding of continuous delivery pipelines and tools to support IT
    • Experience using Web Service Testing Tools (e.g. CA LISA, SoapUI, other WS tools)
    • Experience using test management tools such as HPQC or Jira
    • Experience with Source Code Management Tools (e.g. Git, TFS, RTC)
    • Must be an EU citizen or possess a current UK Tier 1 Visa or Tier 2 visa and eligible to take up full time, permanent employment

    Desirable Criteria

    • Knowledge of Relational Database Management (Oracle, SQL, MySQL) SQL and Data Validation are essential
    • Understanding of Performance Testing
    • Knowledge of mobile automation tools such as Perfecto Mobile and Mobile Labs
    • Knowledge of containers, virtualizations and ability to help design and implement computing grids used in testing Selenium
    • Knowledge of Relational Database Management (e.g. Oracle, SQL, MySQL)
    • Awareness to TDD/BDD approaches and relevant tools such as cucumber
    • Knowledge of security testing
    • Published and presented technical articles/papers in conferences, journals etc

    Closing Date:  
    Friday 18th January 2019

    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.

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


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