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Nationwide Insurance

Specialist, Quality Engineer (Remote)

Columbus, OH

If you’re passionate about innovation and love working in an environment where you can constantly improve and adopt new technologies to drive business results, then Nationwide’s Information Technology team could be the place for you!

Job Description Summary

If you’re passionate about delivering technology solutions to support a company providing extraordinary care to its customers, then Nationwide Technology is the place for you. Nationwide's industry-leading technology workforce embraces an agile work environment and a collaborative culture to deliver outstanding solutions and results. If that sounds like something you aspire to, we want to hear from you!

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As a Quality Engineer you will plan and conduct a wide range of software quality tests and analyzes to ensure all application products and services meet organizational standards aligned to their quality management approach, as well as, end-user requirements. All Quality Engineers perform quality planning, quality design and execution.

You will focus on a blend of skills enabling efficient execution of risk-based testing, test automation, performance testing, test data management, test environment management, continuous integration and continuous deployment all improving speed to delivery for our business partners.

Job Description

The ideal candidate can demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of the NF applications
  • Critical thinking skills & effective problem solving
  • Quality/testing mindset with Automation Focus
  • Agile mindset
  • Strong verbal and written communications
  • Experience with API validation & testing

The ideal candidate has experience with:

  • Tools: Jira, NewRelic, Splunk, Kafka, working knowledge of AWS cloud applications, Postman/SoapUI, Hexawise
  • Automation: Tosca
  • Languages: SQL

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Carries out procedures to ensure all information systems products and services meet organization standards and end-user requirements.

  • Analyzes and reviews moderate requirements, user stories and technical work products to create the automation needed.

  • Plans for the proper mix of manual, automated, and exploratory testing methods.

  • Uses the appropriate quality engineering tools to define test data management, test automation, security/vulnerability, performance, and regression testing needs.

  • Validates test results, records and researches defects.

  • Coordinates test runs and test environment calendars for all impacted applications.

  • Traces requirements to tests and test results.

  • Prioritizes, defines, and manages defect reporting and resolution.

  • Manages defects including identifying, tracking, and providing critical thinking for resolution.

  • Identifies means to be more effective and efficient in testing, without compromising quality.

  • Plans for continuous integration to enable a continuous deployment pipeline.

  • Executes moderate release testing and has a plan for back-out testing.

  • Validates that release components are installed in the appropriate testing environment.

  • Aligns with the Nationwide automated testing reference architecture.

  • Complies with release management process governance and timelines throughout the release.

May perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Reporting Relationships:  Reports to Technology Manager or Director.

Typical Skills and Experiences: 

Education:   Undergraduate studies in computer science, management information systems, or a related field is preferred.

License/Certification/Designation: Technology certifications including TOSCA Automated Specialist 1 (AS1), TOSCA Automated Specialist 2 (AS2), or other related designations are preferred.

Experience: Four or more years of experience with using test optimization and automation processed and tools.  Demonstrated experience in testing for agile teams including planning, test plan creation, maintenance and execution.  Good understanding of test automation and optimization throughout a stack and the tools to support.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:  Strong analytical and communication skills, knowledge of planning.  Ability to problem solve and set priorities needed. Insurance/financial services industry knowledge a plus. 

Other criteria, including leadership or technical skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence.

Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the hiring manager’s leader and HR Business Partner.

Values:  Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values .

Job Conditions: 

Overtime Eligibility:  Exempt (Not Eligible).

Working Conditions:   Normal office environment. Some travel maybe required.

ADA:  The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job.  Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties. 

Client-provided location(s): Columbus Metropolitan Area, OH, USA
Job ID: 1b361c3f64344eb542474cb12a11c7442a86d7ab8600fa75f95e4f9e06b4e7c0
Employment Type: Other