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Closing Date

2022-09-27 23:00:00


Test Automation Lead (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



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

    The Test automation lead is a technical hands-on leader in the testing organization who is passionate about driving efficiency in the software development process. You provide overall leadership on test strategy, script design, script execution, automation framework, service virtualization, data virtualization, and environment design & advanced Test Management strategies all combined to improve effectiveness, costs and velocity.  The role is a fantastic opportunity to partner across the global TG teams and establish yourself as a key leader in driving the success of delivering continuous quality.


    The role is a fantastic opportunity to partner across the global TG teams and establish yourself as a key leader in driving the success of delivering continuous quality.



    You will be working with your Teams and leveraging Flight to influence:

    • Shift left Test Strategy
    • Mature Automation practices
    • Innovative engineering solutions



    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.


    Responsibilities include (but are not limited to)


    • Provide technical leadership around testing, automation frameworks, best practices and solutions
    • Participate in Scrum, Daily Stand-up, Sprint and iterative development activities – prepared to take on any role within the Agile team
    • Provide consultation on the most complex testing and automation strategies
    • Assess current state of automation and testing implementations, do a gap analysis and provide strategic direction
    • Provide tooling solutions for any automation limitations
    • Collaborate with delivery partners to build solutions on testing, automation to achieve CI/CD



    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


    • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK'
    • Minimum 4 years’ experience in automation testing development
    • Experience with Selenium Web driver and grid for parallel executions
    • Excellent coding skills
    • Experience with Source Code Management Tools (e.g. Git, TFS, RTC)
    • Strong knowledge and understanding of continuous delivery pipelines and tools to support IT



    We also have some desirable criteria


    • Knowledge of Relational Database Management (Oracle, SQL, MySQL) SQL and Data Validation are essential
    • Understanding of Performance Testing
    • Knowledge of mobile automation tools such as Perfecto Mobile and Mobile Labs
    • Knowledge of containers, virtualizations and ability to help design and implement computing grids used in testing Selenium
    • Knowledge of Relational Database Management (e.g. Oracle, SQL, MySQL)
    • Awareness to TDD/BDD approaches and relevant tools such as cucumber
    • Knowledge of security testing


    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 Wednesday 28th September 2022


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