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Kansas City, MO, US Chicago, IL, US

QA Engineering Lead


About Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. We anticipate and manage risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is the commercial insurance arm of the Swiss Re Group. We offer innovative insurance solutions to large and midsized multinational corporations from our approximately 50 locations worldwide. We help clients mitigate their risk exposure, whilst our industry-leading claims service provides them with additional peace of mind.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions offers a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the Role:


As QA engineering lead in the team, you will combine design thinking techniques, software development, networking skills, business domain know how and apply agile architecture principles to build high-quality applications.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading a distributed team of QA engineers, driving the development and testing strategy
  • Work closely with the Product owners, business users and cross squad engineering teams to understand the problems by participating in requirements gathering exercises and formulating acceptance criteria
  • Participating in technical design and specification reviews, and use this information to design test strategy and plans
  • Together with the development team you will be implementing test automation solutions and creating test cases supporting the quality of our solution.
  • Own testing all tiers of the product including UI, service and data layer.
  • Focus on developing test automation frameworks and are able to handle sophisticated test scenarios including external services.
  • Owning and driving quality initiatives and point out areas that require attention
  • Lead QA productivity through automation, tools, and other best practices.
  • Embrace the DevOps culture, automate everything and enable continuous delivery of secure and high-quality software, delivering valuable features at a very fast pace!
  • Promote a culture of quality within the team and throughout the organization


About the Team


The International Business team was established to build business platform and end to end ecosystem for international insurance programs, that enables insurance brokers and carriers to manage and deliver structured and compliant international and cross-border programs from a single online platform, bringing simplicity and efficiency to our clients and intermediaries through innovative use of data and technology. Customers will experience products and a customer journey that is innovative, consistent, easier to understand and reliable. A strong team is being built to achieve this ambitious technology and data driven business goals.


About You:


Are you passionate about software quality? Do you naturally obsess over details and believe that customers deserve the best? Bring your passion and dedication to this job, and there's no telling what you could accomplish. In this position, you will have the opportunity to lead our quality assurance strategy and a team of testing engineers, collaborate with multi-functional engineering teams and hence being part of designing and building next generation systems for multinational international business!



  • Have a minimum of 8 years of proven experience in test automation
  • Minimum of 2 years of proven experience in functioning as business analyst or requirement engineer.
  • Have a good blend of manual and automation testing knowledge, are creative, can invent new ways to analyze, and foresee better products
  • Bring along experience in Selenium, Cucumber, REST-assured, JMeter, Locust or other open source test automation frameworks
  • Understand the principles of REST, modern authentication principles such as OAuth2 and OIDC and can handle these technologies in your automation frameworks
  • Have demonstrable ability to use Java, SQL and general database utilities to configure and manipulate automated test scripts and compare baseline and test execution outputs
  • Seek for an efficient test pyramid setup to satisfy the fast feedback loop required in agile software delivery
  • Have excellent communication skills are important
  • Have strong analytical skills, and take on problems in a structured way, joining your own creative ideas and those of others. You can do this on an abstract level and engage in detail to make sure ideas are realistic and pragmatic
  • Knowledge of P&C primary insurance and insurance regulatory requirements in software development is a big plus.
  • Proficient in English


Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer. It is our practice to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.


Reference Code: 100974 



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