IT Quality Assurance Engineer Senior in Mesa, AZ at National General Insurance

Date Posted: 9/11/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Mesa, AZ
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Primary Purpose:

This position is responsible for developing test plans to address the testing needs of automated regression, load, stress and performance testing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Develop, execute and analyze performance and load tests
  • Meet test objectives by determining automated testing methods, cycles, phases, and conditions; set up testing environment and equipment
  • Write automated test cases, test scripts, and scenarios
  • Implement software Quality Assurance automation standards and processes
  • Work proactively with developers and testers to execute test plans and debug software during the product development cycle
  • Read, understand and correctly interprets business and technical requirements and develop scripts to test these requirements
  • Evaluate check-ins, merges, and environment changes to uncover issues during the SDLC
  • Participate in software architecture and code review as it pertains to SQA practices
  • Maintain the quality and overall integrity of the test data
  • Write, implement and report status for all load testing scenarios used for testing
  • Analyze test results and provide explanations of results to help in the tuning process
  • Identify misalignments with goals, objectives, and work direction against the organizational strategy; make suggestions to course correct
  • Assist in coaching and mentoring junior or new Quality Assurance Engineers

Minimum Skills and Competencies:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor Degree or in-lieu of degree equivalent education, training and work-related experience
  • 5+ years of experience with automated testing, developing standards, reporting research results, software debugging and software testing, and Quality Assurance process
  • 5+ years of QAE experience in Windows client and/or UWP applications, and cloud based application testing
  • 2+ years SDET or equivalent experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Solid scripting and programming skills (with emphasis on C/C++, C#, Visual Basic, VBScript, Java, SQL and Batch Files & JavaScript)
  • Solid understanding of software architecture technologies (e.g. HTML, VB, .Net, XML, Java, Web Services, SOA, SOAP, Unix/Linux knowledge)
  • Experience with the following protocols: HTTP and Web Services
  • Experience with software quality assurance methodologies and actual hands-on testing
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently without supervision
  • Experience with test planning, strategy, test script development and test execution
  • Understanding of low level network protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, DNS, etc.)
  • Thorough knowledge of Windows operating system (file system, registry, scheduled tasks, etc.), desktop software and web-based applications

Desired Skills:

  • Previous experience in Insurance or Financial related industries
  • Proficiency with C / C++, C# and Visual Studio
  • Knowledge of Infrastructure Hardware
  • Experience with web and desktop UI test automation, accessibility, and localization test frameworks, e.g. Appium, Windows SDK test tools
  • Experience testing REST or SOAP APIs
  • Experience working in an Agile, Scrum, or Kanban development environment
  • Working knowledge of debugging tools such as Charles, Wireshark or Fiddler

Job Requirements


About National General Holdings:

National General Holdings Corp. is headquartered in New York City. National General traces its roots to 1939, has a financial strength rating of A– (excellent) from A.M. Best, and provides personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. We are a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through our subsidiaries, we provide a variety of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche insurance products.

National General is a fast paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial organization. Our team members live by and exemplify what we call the 4Es. At National General, we are Energized, Engaged, Empowered, and we Execute every day in order to provide an exceptional experience for our customers! We are passionate about our organization and the value that we add every day. A successful candidate with National General will embody the 4Es. Our team is poised to outperform the competition. We are National General Insurance and with us you can be extraordinary! Come join our team!

Companies and Partners

Direct General Auto & Life, Personal Express Insurance, Century-National Insurance, ABC Insurance Agencies, NatGen Preferred, NatGen Premier, Seattle Specialty, National General Lender Services, ARS, RAC Insurance Partners, Mountain Valley Indemnity, New Jersey Skylands, Adirondack Insurance Exchange, VelaPoint, Quotit, HealthCompare, AHCP, NHIC, Healthcare Solutions Team, North Star Marketing, Euro Accident.

In addition to a phenomenal career opportunity, National General Insurance offers an excellent benefits package including:

• Paid Training
• Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
• Wellness Programs
• Life and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
• 401k w/ Company Match
• Company Paid Holidays & Generous Time-off policy
• Employee Discount Program
• Career Advancement and Development Opportunities
• On-site Healthcare Clinic (Winston-Salem and Cleveland offices)
• On-site Fitness Center (Cleveland and Dallas offices)
• Subsidized parking (Cleveland office)

National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.

In the event you need assistance or accommodation in completing your online application, please contact NGIC main office by phone at (336) 435-2000.