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Closing Date

2021-03-05 00:00:00


Test Strategist (12 month FTC)

  • Title: Test Strategist (12 Month FTC)

    Ref: 19/2/TS


    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 or Derry/Londonderry


    Your role in the team

     Arity is a new technology company that uses advanced predictive analytics to help partners evaluate risk and make sense of everyday experiences. Our proprietary algorithms analyze billions of data points, distilling the flood of information into simple, actionable insights. Chief among these is the Arity Driving Score, which models billions of miles of driving and claims data to assess risk, gauging each driver’s likelihood of an event.






     Founded by The Allstate Corporation, an organization synonymous with protection and preparation, Arity is born from a long-standing commitment to deep customer understanding and future-focused innovation. Fueled by the curiosity of a startup, our expertise begins with connected car, providing applied insights that meet insurer and transportation/mobility company needs and enhance driver safety, connectivity and value.


    Don’t miss this opportunity to join a team where your innovative thinking and technology skills can improve the safety of those on the road and further enhance the car-ownership experience.


    This Test Strategist role is part of the Arity Testing Services organization and will support and drive achievement of progressive, fully autonomous testing solutions utilizing machine  learning where appropriate across our Arity Product suite. We are looking for a passionate and skilled individual with a talent for building quality software, working as part of an Agile team, demonstrating problem-solving abilities, and the ability to present and share ideas through global collaboration.


    Utilizing agile methodologies and extensive cloud technologies Arity is hard at work creating the future of continuous testing and we now need a strong, energetic and inquisitive strategist to play a key role in our Arity team.


    The Test Strategist role will incorporate creating comprehensive test strategies for various products within areas of responsibility, developing high value partnerships with the Product Owners and product teams. We are looking for a passionate individual who will embrace our technical strategy for continuous delivery  initiating and implementing continuous improvements in all areas of responsibility whilst managing workloads in an agile environment. The successful candidate will coach and mentor the test engineers in the support of the engineering roadmaps, anticipating issues and developing preventative measures for highly integrated, autonomous test solutions.


    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


    • All candidates must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK
    • 5+ years’ experience in all aspects of software testing; and
    • 1+ years’ experience in creating and driving test strategy: and
    • Solid understanding of Test-Driven Development (TDD)
    • Solid understanding of Continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD): and
    • Agile certifications or strong agile experience


    **Please note that this is a 12-month Fixed Term opportunity**

    We also have some desirable criteria

    • Experience of Test Automation Development experience with open source and market-leading vended solutions creating functional, regression, or performance tests
    • Experience developing/consuming Web Services (REST, SOAP, JSON), ETL jobs and APIs; and
    • Working knowledge of scripting languages e.g. (Perl, JavaScript, Python, JACL, Node.js); and
    • Experience utilizing open source libraries and re-usable components; and
    • Experience with common tools such as Jenkins, Artifactory, GitHub, InelliJ, JUnit, JIRA, Maven
    • Experience with delivering using Agile methodology practices
    • Experience of cloud technologies like AWS, Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry
    • Knowledge of security (risks and threats, authentication, authorization, certificates, encryption)
    • Familiarity with Agile backlog management tools such as Atlassian’s JIRA / Confluence, Pivotal Tracker, TFS
    • Experience in mobile development – IOS or Android
    • Experience with Cassandra, Nifi, Hadoop, Kafka, Flink and other Big Data platforms and applications




    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 5th March

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