Job Details


Belfast, Northern Ireland


Quality Analyst

  • Applied Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in insurance technology, is currently searching for a Quality Analyst to work on an Agile Scrum team that develops, maintains, and supports .Net insurance software products. In this role, you will be expected to test user stories and defects to ensure that the agreed acceptance criteria are met. You would be required to manually test our software, research problems, research various solutions, and devise on fixes for those problems.  The role focuses primarily on testing new user stories as they are developed as well as the regression and exploratory test of existing applications.  You must be able to work in a collaborative environment where the team is a self-managing cohesive unit striving to constantly improve its velocity in delivering high quality business software on time.



    • Designs and creates test plans and test cases
    • Identifies defects in existing software, and verifies that defects have been correctly fixed
    • Tests new functionality and runs regression testing to determine if its functioning as intended
    • Provides concise and accurate project test status updates when appropriate
    • Estimates work effort based on agreed user stories and acceptance criteria
    • Advises on and implements automate tests where possible at an Acceptance Test level (ATDD) to help the team develop a full suite of automated tests
    • Has an active input into Agile ceremonies such as product backlog grooming, release planning, retrospectives and reviews
    • Provides team with feedback from planning and refinement sessions
    • Backup and update test machines when required
    • Work with development debugging as and when required



    • Education: Ideally educated to degree level (BSc or BEng) or equivalent in Computer Science or a related discipline
    • Minimum of 2 years experience working in the field of software quality assurance
    • Working knowledge with SQL to create queries
    • Experience with or the ability/desire to learn using automated testing tools
    • Familiarity of working with development languages, C#, Java, C
    • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of applications
    • A team player with great communication



    • LEADING GLOBAL PROVIDER OF CLOUD-BASED INSURANCE SOFTWARE- Applied Systems develops the top two Insurance Agency/Broker Management software products in the world. In addition, we also provide innovative mobile apps, Data Analytics, Customer Self-Service, Insurer Connectivity & Rating, eServicing, Benefits Design, and CRM software products. By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied’s people and products enable millions of people around the world to safeguard and protect what matters most.
    • CLOUD SOLUTIONS & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES- We offer cloud solutions, 24x7 technical support, consulting, implementation, and education services.
    • AWARD WINNING TECHNOLOGY- We have been voted
      • 2020 Company of the Year (Stevie Award)
      • 2020 New Product or Service of the Year- 2 awards (Stevie Award)
      • 2019 Best Cloud-Based Software Solutions Provider in the insurance industry (2019 Corporate Excellence Awards)
      • 2019 Digital Service Provider of the Year (Business Excellence Awards)
      • 2019 Best Broker Software Management House (Insurance Times)
    • GOOGLE’S INVESTMENT IN APPLIED- Google/CapitalG made a minority investment in Applied that will spur AI, machine learning, and digital marketing innovation in the global insurance industry.
    • CLIENTS- We provide technology to over 160k users within insurance agencies, brokerages, and carriers throughout the US, Canada, the UK, and Ireland.
    • EMPLOYEES- Applied currently has 1,800+ employees across the US, Canada, the UK, and Ireland.



    • JOIN A GREAT TEAM- We believe that success comes from a dynamic working environment that offers professionals an opportunity to grow and succeed alongside extraordinary people. We encourage idea sharing, problem solving, and teamwork in our environment.
    • HEALTH & WELL-BEING- Applied offers Private Medical Insurance, cycle to work scheme, and schemes to support employees.
    • FINANCIAL PEACE OF MIND- Competitive salary, and Pension Scheme with employer matched contributions.
    • WORK-LIFE BALANCE- There is more to life than work. That is why Applied offers benefits to help balance your work and home life. We offer paid time off including weeks of paid vacation leave, company sick time, paid holidays, summer hours, and 1 free day off for your birthday!
    • RELAXED DRESS CODE- Applied allows for a relaxed dress code where jeans are permitted; we call this “Dress for your Day”!
    • FUN PARTIES & PERKS- Fun perks are a staple at Applied, including holiday parties with games and contests, summer BBQ, employee appreciation events, art contests, personal and professional development programmes, car parking season ticket loan, and more!
    • OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADVANCEMENT- We are a growing company that offers career opportunities, and not just “another job”. Applied believes in growing our employees and promoting from within, offering many opportunities for professional advancement along the way!
    • CAREER STABILITY & LONGEVITY- Our average employee tenure is 9 years.
    • CULTURE OF RECOGNITION- Applied provides a culture of employee recognition with our Circle of Excellence program, and our internal social network recognition program.
    • APPLIED CARES- We have a culture that embraces and promotes volunteerism. Applied encourages our employees to help local charities and communities through the ‘Applied Cares’ program.