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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2020-02-25 00:00:00


Software Test Engineer - Web Services / API

  • Title: Software Test Engineer - Web Services / API

    Ref: 11/02/STE

    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.


    Belfast / Derry / Londonderry

    Job Description

    The Integrated Ratemaking Platform (IRP) team are building top quality Ratemaking software products to modernize and unify the ratemaking process in order to keep Allstate competitive in a rapidly changing insurance market.

    We are looking for an enthusiastic Services Test Engineer to partner with the development team and ensure Allstate delivers a seamless and quality customer experience. Guided by our Test Architects, you will have the opportunity to realise Allstate’s 2020 vision in a new team and shape the future of quality assurance at Allstate, where APIs are the future!

    As Test Engineer, you will work with the Product Owner and developers to deliver work in an agile manner, participating in daily stand-ups, sprint planning and retrospectives.

    You will be expected to help maintain the automated regression suite and build on this suite as we move through the sprints, making improvements to our automation framework where necessary.

    Responsibilities include (but aren't limited to):

    • Collaborate with the Product Owners, Development and Testing team to deliver quality Ratemaking software
    • Build and maintain automation scripts in an API automation framework
    • Support and give input in to a Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipeline
    • Provide input in to the test strategy
    • Review, analyze & document bugs/issues accurately and clearly
    • Accurately identify project risks and report to relevant stakeholders
    • Maintains the status of the project and provides guidance to the work of junior team members
    • Participate in Daily Stand-ups, Sprint and Iterative development activities – prepared to take on any role within an Agile team

    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 of 2 years’ experience in a hands-on technical role within the Software Development Lifecyle
    • Knowledge of software testing
    • Practical experience with Web Services in relation to software development (e.g. SOAP, REST)
    • Demonstrate personal projects or experience utilising web services testing tools (e.g. Postman, SoapUI)
    • Practical experience with a programming language (e.g. Java)
    • Good problem solving and communication skills

    Desirable Criteria

    • Experience with Source Code Management Tools (e.g. Git)
    • Experience working in agile methodology (e.g. Scrum or XP)
    • Strong knowledge and understanding of CI/CD pipelines and tools (e.g. Jenkins)
    • Demonstrate personal projects or experience utilizing automation tools (e.g. Selenium, TestNG)
    • Strong understanding/experience of Behaviour Driven Development (e.g. Cucumber)
    • Knowledge and understanding of test environments, code build and code migration concepts
    • Strong leadership skills

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    Closing Date: Tuesday 25th 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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