Job Details


Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2020-08-20 23:00:00


QA Engineers x 2

  • About Aflac

    While Aflac are a Fortune 500 U.S. company and one of the largest brands in the US and Japan, there is a very good chance you’ve not heard of us (yet). Here’s the deal: We help people cover medical expenses beyond their standard health insurance, and when they come to us, they really need us. So, in Belfast, we are building great technology to support our customers in their greatest time of need.

    We are looking to create a centre of excellence in Northern Ireland that will be globally recognised for its adaptability and reinvention. If you want to learn new development languages, create new products, and infuse innovation into our cyber security platform – we should talk.

    The team

    We’ve already established our first high performing teams and have accelerated our hiring for additional teams who will have responsibility for designing and developing workflow automation solutions using Pega (check out if you haven’t heard of the technology before – it’s pretty impressive). Although this technology has been around for a while, it has recently been supercharged and now offers impressive capabilities augmenting workflow automation with Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. At Aflac Northern Ireland we are utilising Pega to develop smart technology solutions that will directly improve our customer experience.

    The intention is for our teams to continually adapt and reinvent their skills and capabilities over time as technologies change and evolve. We will provide the right challenges and opportunities to enable your success, however we need you to bring your enthusiasm, the ability to learn quickly, and to take minimum-viable-product technology and produce industrialised solutions for the enterprise. Once you have successfully delivered robust and scalable solutions for Aflac, there will be a new technology waiting to be explored and built to scale within our organisation. We’ll be keeping things fresh. 

    The role

    We want QA Engineers who are passionate about high quality outcomes for the customer and can put the end-user at the centre of their thinking.  As part of our Agile teams, we will provide you with the opportunity to use the latest technology to serve our customers and sales agents and apply your skills as part of an exciting new team.  

    What you’ll be doing

    • Being right at the heart of the testing lifecycle: developing test plans and test cases, ensuring effective test coverage, executing tests, identifying and logging defects, working with engineers to resolve defects and supporting regression testing
    • Developing expertise in product development and identifying opportunities to improve the user experience
    • Improving the level of test automation as part of the overall automation strategy
    • Perform software testing (both manual and automated), while also ensuring the team follows disciplined quality practices.
    • Supporting the continuous integration and delivery strategy
    • Participating in system integration testing with colleagues from multiple global teams
    • Continually improving engineering and testing processes
    • Utilizing metrics to evaluate and provide information on system readiness, defect tracking, and other measurements as appropriate


    What you should have  

    Below is an overview of the skills and experience we are looking for, but remember, don’t rule yourself out if you don’t have everything on the list – it’s your intellect and your attitude we are really after.


    • 5+ years of IT experience with n-tier, database and client server design/development
    • Experience in testing of Mobile apps and Websites.
    • Experience integrating application programming interfaces (APIs) to support mobile functionality
    • Knowledge/experience of Test-Driven Development and test automation
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work well within a team environment, maximising the different strengths across the team
    • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a Computer Science, Engineering, or STEM subject. Comparable commercial experience may also be considered
    • Key technology experience required for the role: test automation tools, iOS, Android, GIT, JSON, XML, JavaScript, Jenkins, SQL
    • Commercial experience of agile testing processes and the DevOps lifecycle


    • Experience writing SQL statement to check data values in databases
    • Experience of delivering Agile solutions for customers/clients located in different time zones
    • Experience of implementing security standards that meet privacy requirements for web/portal/mobile applications
    • Other valuable technologies: Robot Framework, Selenium, Appium, Java, Xamarin, .NET, TFS, GIT, REST-based API, JavaScript, object-oriented concepts, HP ALM, HP Mobile Centre
    • Experience with Pega Rules Process Commander
    • Experience with different types of Agile project delivery

    So that’s us. Thanks for taking the time to read this far (pretty impressive in the era of the 280-character tweet). We look forward to hearing from you if you fancy joining a new tech innovation company with the agility of a start-up and the stability of a Fortune 500 U.S. company.

    Aflac Northern Ireland is an equal opportunities employer