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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2020-02-11 00:00:00


Performance Test Engineer

  • Title: Performance Test Engineer

    Ref: 21/01/PTE

    Think Technology- Think Allstate

    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 want to make an impact in both technology and the business? Are you skilled in performance testing?

    As a Performance Test Engineer, you will provide test execution on software development projects, focusing on the creation/ execution of functional and automated test scripts for project including database validation and web services testing.

    They are responsible for developing the test strategy for the team and are the quality champion responsible for identifying acceptance criteria and defining the test conditions when stories or requirements are created.

    Responsibilities include (but aren't limited to):

    • Designing, coding and documenting automated test cases within the defined framework
    • Build on a defined automation framework to ensure quality of our product and support Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipeline
    • Decompose stories to be able to write effective acceptance criteria and automated test scripts for medium to high complexity projects
    • Quality advocate within the business – mentoring more junior team members to influence quality across all teams
    • Provide input into environment needs for medium/high complexity projects
    • Understand and escalate issues related to the test infrastructure with external teams
    • Create and influence an environment where Test/Behavior-Driven Development is fostered
    • Review, Analyze & Document bugs/issues accurately and clearly
    • Mentoring others as the expert in their area across all teams
    • Collaborate with stakeholders at all levels internal and external to their team
    • Decision maker and problem solver across all teams influencing strategies and technologies for best practice
    • Assess areas within their remit and guide teams to anticipate and prevent potential issues and articulate dependencies to the stakeholders
    • Participate in Scrum Daily Stand-up, Sprint and iterative development activities – prepared to take on any role within an Agile team
    • Participate in Sprint planning, release planning and backlog refinement, retrospectives
    • Ability to work in a very fast paced development organization

    Essential Criteria

    • 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. EU candidates must also demonstrate they are eligible to take up UK employment post-Brexit.
    • Minimum 4 years software testing experience
    • Practical experience using performance testing tools (e.g. LoadRunner, ALM performance center, JMeter)
    • Experience creating load test scripts with at least one of the following protocols: HTTP, SOAP, AJAX
    • Practical experience with at least one of the following areas: Java, C#, Python, .NET, SQL
    • Experience creating and maintaining test cases in the following areas: functional, regression, system, performance, stress and load testing
    • Experience of a test automation framework (e.g. Selenium, Cucumber, UFT, etc)
    • Experience of writing test scripts
    • Solid understanding of CI/CD pipelines
    • Practical experience in at least one of the following areas: Web service testing, Performance testing, Continuous integration
    • Experience using test management tools (e.g. HPQC, Jira – Zephyr)
    • Practical experience with Source Code Management Tools (e.g. Git, TFS, RTC)
    • Solid knowledge and understanding of Agile methodology
    • Experience mentoring/teaching junior team members

    Desirable Criteria

    • Experience monitoring and analyzing test environment servers for performance (e.g. Dynatrace, Appdynamics, Performance or Linux server logs)
    • Experience utilizing automation tools (e.g. Eclipse, IntelliJ, Maven, TestNG)
    • Experience using Web Service Testing Tools (e.g. CA LISA, SoapUI, other WS tools)
    • Experience using continuous integration tools (e.g. Jenkins)
    • Knowledge or experience of Relational Database Management (e.g. Oracle, SQL, MySQL)
    • Knowledge or experience of Unix environments
    • Understanding Test Environments, code build and code migration concepts
    • Understanding of SAFe and Program Increment (PI) Planning
    • Industry knowledge & experience in Insurance and Telematics experience is a plus

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    Closing Date: Tuesday 11th February 2020

    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.

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