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IT Consultancy


Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2021-01-29 00:00:00


Technical Test Manager

  • Title: Technical Test Manager

    Ref: 15/1/TTM


    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

    Flight continuously improves software quality for Allstate and is our identity for testing and release management.

    We are transferring from project to product focus, proprietary systems to open platforms and from complex to fast, agile and low unit cost.

    It’s all about people and ensuring our team has the passion, drive and beliefs required to make fundamental change. 

    You will be working with our Technical Test Architects to influence:


    • Automated everything, and
    • Innovative engineering solutions


    in our newest platforms and technologies.

    We have exciting, technically challenging opportunities to help deliver results and retain Allstate as the largest publicly held personal lines property and casualty insurer in America.

    We’ll help you to make an impact and expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible, while having fun doing it.  Join a team of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

    We are looking for individuals with a strong desire to build better products, delight customers and learn and develop with us.

    This position is for a Test Manager for our new generation platform for insurance product management.

    You will lead a global team of Test Engineers to deliver software products in a fast paced, multi-methodology technology organization.

    Our new platform is being built from the ground up and you will be pivotal in ensuring that modern Agile practices with a strong product mindset are used throughout. 


    Responsibilities include (but aren't limited to):

    • Work within a SAFe methodology and be an advocate for Flight in those methodologies to deliver software testing services to meet project/product objectives
    • Lead, manage and develop global organization team members across all locations
    • Manage work intake and ensure available capacity to deliver testing services
    • Ensure team utilization of industry test techniques, tools, and methodology to provide ‘Best in Class’ testing services (e.g. automation opportunities)
    • Establish best practices and identify process improvements for optimal agile testing practices and automation implementation
    • Create an environment to continuously build domain expertise across the organization to achieve quality goals and resource portability
    • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively with staff and leaders at all levels


    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

    • All candidates must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK
    • Minimum 4 years’ experience in a hands-on technical role within an IT development and/or test team
    • 1+ years’ people or technical leadership or equivalent experience leading a team
    • Experienced with test management, automation and CI/CD concepts and tools, e.g. Selenium, Java, Automation frameworks, VersionOne, Jenkins, GitHub
    • Demonstrable experience of Agile processes
    • Experienced in utilizing industry best practices for software testing, experience in Waterfall and Agile methodologies, dedicated to increasing automation capabilities for project/product deliveries 


    We also have some desirable criteria

    • Demonstrable experience in establishing and implementing BDD testing processes
    • Demonstrable experience in Cucumber
    • Demonstrable understanding of maturity models
    • Understanding of organisational politics and how best to navigate them


    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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    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.


    The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 29th January 2021


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