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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2020-10-22 23:00:00


Software Test Engineer

  • Title: Software Test Engineer 

    Ref: 9/10/FST


    About Us


    At Allstate Northern Ireland, we believe it’s more than just a job.  We believe in allowing our people to choose the direction of their careers.  It’s about you, your future and where you want to get to.


    Opportunity is the hallmark of the Allstate career experience.  We invest heavily in our employees, offering long term career development, personal growth and investment in new technologies.  Every day is different, with new ideas, challenges, and rewards — no matter which team you join.


    We believe that inclusive diversity is crucial to creating a culture of mutual respect where the strengths and talents of each individual are recognised.  We like to leave things better than we found them and deliver results.  We do all of this while having fun and exploring personal passions.


    Join our team and you’ll find challenge and reward in a culture of innovation, support and balance.





    Belfast / Derry / Londonderry / Strabane



    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 the Consumer Technology business area. Within Consumer Technology you will get the opportunity to work in a fast-paced agile environment supporting customer facing, business-critical applications using Continuous Testing best practices across web and mobile products.



    Responsibilities include (but aren't limited to):


    • 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



    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


    • Must be a UK/RoI/EU citizen or possess a current UK 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
    • 2+ years practical experience with Selenium
    • Experience of XML and / or Java, C# or similar object-oriented programming language
    • 2+ years’ experience developing and maintaining automation frameworks
    • 2+ years’ experience in the Agile methodology
    • Experience across browser or mobile platform automated test solutions
    • Working knowledge in Agile tools such as Version One / JIRA  
    • Knowledge in version control systems such as Git or equivalent
    • CI/CD experience with a working knowledge of Jenkins or equivalent
    • Experience in test execution using cloud-based solutions e.g. Perfecto, Sauce Labs, etc 
    • Experience constructing & executing automated test cases



    We also have some desirable criteria


    • Understanding of Web Service Testing Tools (e.g. CA LISA, SoapUI, other WS tools)
    • Experience in Automation through Python



    What we offer


    As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 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.


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    Closing Date:  Friday 23rd October 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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