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Boston, MA, US

Lead QA Automation Engineer


About iptiQ

Become a part of a growing and dynamic entrepreneurial team within the established Swiss Re Group. iptiQ is a start-up unit, established to provide innovative protection solutions directly to consumers. Our team delivers the coordination, infrastructure and competences that are key to driving forward this new business; working closely with our partners and clients. Our mission is to reduce the protection gap by simplifying life insurance and making it more accessible to people. Our motto is "now life is easier for everyone". For us this means making life insurance easier to sell, to buy and to trust.


About the role

As an experienced Lead QA engineer for iptiQ Americas, you will be working on several key Testing initiatives by leveraging testing frameworks and tools like Selenium, Cucumber, Citrus and SoapUI. You will provide leadership to the testing team and ensure the team successfully delivers. As a Lead QA Engineer you will collaborate with other teams to optimize all testing, enhance efficiency in testing and improve the software quality for the overall organization. You will be working very closely with the business partners and external solution vendors

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading the Test Strategy
  • Working with Product owners to ensure business requirements are valid & ensure test cases are developed according to standards.
  • Lead Tech Automation topic for automation framework.
  • Able to generate test data as required for project testing
  • Understands key daily reporting elements needed for stakeholders and partners
  • Review defects and host defect triage calls as required
  • Provides direction for the team, ensuring that activities of the team are aligned with related functions and initiatives.
  • Design, develop, implement and maintain automation test cases based on business requirements.
  • Participate on continuous improvement efforts within the QA organization & Research and evaluate new testing technologies and tools.
  • Looks to challenge the status quo and implement improvements
  • Proven ability to drive technical and tactical innovation in the functional testing area, with proof of innovation in prior roles, promoting functional depth of testing, improving testing efficiency, and expanding the scope of testing to be more impactful.

About the team

We are a fast growing unit, established to deliver innovative protection solutions sold directly to consumers through a wide distribution channels. Our team delivers the coordination, infrastructure and competencies that are key to driving forward this new business, working closely with our partners and clients.

Our mission is to reduce the protection gap by simplifying life insurance and making it more accessible to people. Our motto is to "provide protection solutions as they should be". This means delivering solutions consumers feel good about buying and we feel good about selling.

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees and customer experience. Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best in white label insurance products in the world.

About You

  • Minimum of 8 years overall experience for the execution and control of the all aspects of testing.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with any testing automation tools.
  • Experience with automation of Software application testing.
  • Experience with Tools such as SoapUI Pro / Ready API, QTP, Load Runner, Selenium.
  • Experience with Test management tools like Jira, Microsoft Test Case Management tools.
  • Working knowledge of RDBMS, NoSQL, XSD/JSON Schema validation
  • Experience working in agile/scrum environment and working knowledge of Agile tools.
  • Good understanding with test tools such as Selenium/WebDriver, and scripting with automation framework like BDD/TDD frameworks.
  • Advanced knowledge of common software testing procedures and methodologies.
  • Familiar with new innovative trends or tools in the QA industry.
  • Experience with customer facing integration (SOA) testing, API testing in both Cloud and Distributed environment.
  • Experience in leveraging on-shore / off-shore staffing for QA activities.
  • Experience with CI/CD pipeline using Azure for continuous build as a plus.

Other Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science / MIS or relevant work experience
  • Experience working in insurance or life insurance space a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical issues
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations
  • Strong leadership, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple priorities and execute through ambiguity
  • Ability to travel as needed

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