American Equity Automation Engineer, Investments in West Des Moines, Iowa
GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
Responsible for planning and conducting a wide range of quality control tests and analyses to ensure all application products and services meet organizational standards and end-user requirements for Investments applications. Provides different architecture solutions and coding of Investments projects targeted for automation. Under moderate/limited supervision, codes, tests and debugs automation test scripts.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides weekly status report of all completed, on-going and future projects in order to keep management updated on progress.
Proficient in quality processes in Agile Team environment, working with JIRA boards and card breakdown
Analyzes and reviews requirements and technical work products.
Defines and manages test plans, strategies, and results.
Designs test scenarios and data; executes manual or automated scripts.
Validates test results and records and researches defects.
Coordinates and plans testing.
Meet with users to ensure effective testing thru Mob Test Design.
Prioritizes, defines and manages defect reporting and resolution.
Mentors team on effective testing procedures and utilization of testing assets.
Utilizes qTest and qTest eXplorer to create tests, execute them and log defects.
Advocates for quality processes.Automation Items
- Establishes and maintains automation project timelines.
Codes, tests and debugs automation scripts.
Subject matter expert of Selenium/SpecFlow utilizing C# and/or Microfocus QTP/UFT.
Assists with documentation of procedures used for utilizing automation scripts.
Interfaces with users and programmers to develop automation procedures and technology solutions.
Assists Quality Assurance, Development, and Users with questions regarding automation.
May support QA test automation and tooling infrastructure.
Interfaces with outside resources for problem solving.
Will assist with resolution and retesting of production issues within assigned area of responsibility.
Performs other duties as assigned.
None required for this position.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Associate's degree (A.A) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or at least 4 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Understanding of Fixed Income, Derivative, Equity Instruments and Analytic systems is required.
At least 3 years of testing Experience within Financial/Banking Industry (Capital Markets, Wealth and Investment Management, Banking, Mortgage, Finance Risk and Compliance, or Insurance).
Experience with testing methodologies, creating SQL queries and reporting and tracking defects.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS:
None required for this position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Strong understanding and ability with financial / investments business operations, data and applications, such as Bloomberg, PAM for Investments.
Knowledge with mark-down languages (such as HTML, XML, JSON) for loading data.
Knowledge and ability to work with IBOR products, Aladdin (BlackRock) and Numerix.
Strong understanding of SQL, ability to inspect and validate data in tables, run SQL scripts, etc.
Strong customer service orientation.
Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate technical concepts to a business audience.
Mathematical skills and strong attention to detail.
Ability to work cooperatively and successfully with employees, customers, and other outside third parties.
Strong organizational and planning skills.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to successfully handle pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to develop test plans and apply automation techniques to create automated test scripts.
Analyzes and synthesizes complex information.
Presents numerical information effectively.
Understands business implication of work.
Professionalism and follow-through.
Adaptable to change, delays and unexpected events.
Believes in the concept of a Growth Mindset.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (Preferred skills and/or experience):
Experience with SpecFlow, Cross Browser Testing and Quality Assurance principles.
Experience with performance and load testing.
Experience with industry standard DevOps practices.
Understanding of complex Life or Annuity products and processes a plus.