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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2022-08-22 23:00:00


Technical Software Testing Manager (hybrid or remote)

  • About Us


    The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.


    You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.


    Allstate operate a very flexible hybrid working policy that will allow you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager with a blend of remote and office working for NI based employees as well as condensed working patterns (4 day week/9 day fortnight). Employees based in GB will be employed on a permanent remote working contract.


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






    Belfast/ Derry-Londonderry/ Strabane/ Remote, GB



    Your role in the team


    We are helping to build the next generation Mobile Insurance Experience for Allstate and have an opportunity for Hybrid Test Leaders at the cutting edge of testing technology


    Your role through a combination of technical knowledge and owning testing will be to ensure quality is built into our products so that it is seamless, on demand, automated and invisible. You will work with the Senior Test Manager on a daily basis to lead a team of technical and highly motivated Test Engineers in building and testing the Allstate Mobile App.


    The ideal person will have working knowledge of test automation in complex and large environments, be passionate about delivering quality products and had exposure to UI and Services Testing.


    The role will include managing Test Engineers in a product team/teams which will be responsible for creating modular components that will facilitate the creation of new Policy Platforms across Allstate. Using the latest technologies, the product teams will be exposed to the forefront of technology challenges and Design Thinking.


    You will be working with our Technical Test Architects to influence: Automating everything, and Innovative engineering solutions



    Responsibilities include (but are not limited to)


    • Technical lead on the team for all aspects of testing including UI automation and Services Testing and automation
    • Write and maintain automated test scripts for new products
    • Manage a team of Test Engineers including line manager duties.
    • Understand and drive how Products are delivered in order to deliver at a fast pace without a compromising Quality.
    • Work with development and business teams on a daily basis
    • Influence Sprint planning, release planning, backlog refinement, retrospectives





    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


    • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK'
    • Currently in a Test Engineer / Test Strategist / Lead Engineer role /Test Manager or equivalent.
    • Have at least 5 years’ experience providing technical leadership, ensuring the quality of a large-scale complex product or area
    • The successful implementation of automation in a complex environment
    • Experience with UI Front End and / or Services/API Testing
    • Understanding of agile software development and CI/CD pipelines
    • Strong analytical ability.



    We also have some desirable criteria


    • Experience in Test Driven Development (TDD)
    • Strong communication skills


    What we offer


    As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 & 2022 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.



    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 Tuesday 23rd August 2022.


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