Senior Associate - Automation Developer #42528

New York Life Insurance Company (“New York Life” or “the company”) is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States*. Founded in 1845, New York Life is headquartered in New York City, maintains offices in all fifty states, and owns Seguros Monterrey New York Life in Mexico.

New York Life is one of the most financially strong and highly capitalized insurers in the business. The company reported 2015 operating earnings of $1.875 billion. Total assets under management at year end 2015, with affiliates, totaled $528 billion. New York Life holds the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major ratings agencies: A.M. Best, A++; Fitch AAA; Moody’s Aaa; Standard & Poor’s AA+. (Source: Individual Third Party Ratings Report as of 8/11/15).

Financial strength, integrity and humanity—the values upon which New York Life was founded—have guided the company’s decisions and actions for over 170 years.

A Test Automation Engineer is a member of an Agile Development team with the primary focus to create and modify automated test scripts (Selenium C# ) based on manual test cases, functional requirements or existing functionality of the system. These automated tests are to be developed in keeping with the established automation framework. Analyze test results and report any issues or defects found to the responsible Agile QA, development or business unit. Effectively communicate with Test Automation Lead, Manager team members. The role of the Automation Engineer is to build scripts that will increase the coverage of QA’s manual and regression testing while making the scripts re-useable. Test Automation Engineer will develop and contribute to the automation strategy/effort and generate scripts to perform automated testing cycles using Selenium ( C# /.NET Framework)  


Responsibilities include: 

Design/automate test flows within a hybrid keyword/data-driven framework 

Work to enhance automation frameworks to support more efficient testing 

Work to develop metrics and keep senior management aware of potential quality risks 

Develop data strategies to support on-going test efforts 

Understands and can identify key business processes within the project  

Performs risk assessment and applies test strategies and techniques to reduce risk without compromising quality of the deliverables. 

Executes tests scripts for smoke testing and regression testing for maintenance/project releases 

Analyzes manual test cases and functional specifications to evaluate for potential automation 

Analyzes test results to report defects and issues found during test run 

Documents scripts with comments to provide insight to test logic 

Provides estimates and status updates on automation scripts 

Interactively participate in Scrum ceremonies (release planning, sprint kick off, sprint review, retrospectives, code reviews and scrum meetings) 


Required Qualifications: 

BS or BA degree preferred  

Experience with HP Products (Quality Center, QTP, UFT)  

Experience with Selenium C# .NET Framework 

5+ years of relevant technical automation experience.  

Experience in database testing in Microsoft SQL Server / DB2 environments including designing and manipulating test data, validating stored procedures, jobs, triggers and replication  

Experience with Web Services 

Experience working with Vendors / Third Parties 

Experience working in an Agile environment 

Knowledge with AS400 is a plus 

Knowledge with GIT/Bitbucket 

Knowledge of Bamboo a plus




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  • Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500, Ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune Magazine, June 15, 2015. See for methodology.

1. Operating earnings is the key measure use by management to track Company’s profitability from ongoing operations and underlying profitability of the business. This indicator is based on generally accepted accounting principles in the US(GAAP), with certain adjustments Company believes to be appropriate as a measurement approach ( non GAAP), primarily the removal of gains or losses on investments and related adjustments.

2. Assets under management represent Consolidated Domestic and International insurance Company Statutory assets (cash and invested assets and separate account assets) and third party assets principally managed by New York Life Investment management Holdings LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company.

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