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Zurich NA Automation Test Engineer in Anoka, Minnesota

Automation Test Engineer


Zurich North America provides insurance and superior services through leading agents to protect America’s farmers and ranchers. It’s been an innovator in crop insurance since the crop insurance business was privatized by the federal government in 1980. Today it’s one of the nation’s largest crop insurance providers, offering risk management protection in all 50 states through a national network of about 4,000 professionally trained and licensed agents.

Zurich is currently seeking a DevOps Automation Engineer to work out of its Anoka, MN location in the Crop Technology unit within Information Technology and will report to the Technology Manager.

The team member will be responsible for defining strategies, processes, best practices & methodologies utilizing various automation testing techniques & tools to bring efficiency in testing. This person will also create and design reusable automation framework, identify the impact for various products (software applications) and communicate across the teams. Create, execute, maintain & optimize automated test scripts will be the prime responsibility working with business, development and product team. Performing simple to complex test data conditioning, functional, integration & regression test validations & defect management using various testing tools will also be routine.

Collaboration with other Agile team members and providing input for product backlog, sprint planning, development, demo, and retrospect governing Agile principles will also be part of the regular responsibilities, while also interacting with users to share information and clarifying instructions. Other administrative duties may include logging, tracking and verification resolution of software and specifications, creating regular reports regarding status and metrics, documenting all phases of the Systems QA process, providing guidance to other less experienced analysts, and providing status updates to management as required. Collaborate with business teams as documents are created and updated to ensure regulatory and internal document standards are adhered to.

Client Internally Focused - The job’s core deliverables rely on delivering service to internal clients, usually at the line manager or employee level. May involve sharing subject matter expertise to others in the organization or supporting others in their efforts to deliver on our promise.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 4 or more years of experience in the Systems Testing areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 6 or more years of experience in the Systems Testing areaAND

  • Application testing experience across various hardware platforms and operating systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience in Automation testing, with 3 years of experience in Behavior driven Development(BDD)/ATDD using Cucumber/Specflow/SpecRun, and 2 years of extensive experience in API/Web Services Testing

  • Strong hands-on experience in Java/C# and Object Oriented programming – class structure, code re-use, abstract thinking/Page object model

  • Strong hands-on experience in creating reusable framework for ATDD/BDD Testing (Gherkin and Cucumber/Specflow) and creating step definitions.

  • Experience working in an Agile environment, Agile Tools and good exposure to Continuous Integration(CICD using Azure Devops)

  • Experience working with multiple software development methodologies and QA automation Tools

  • Technical expert and linear thinking to work at Business/Object layer and exposure to Angular & Cloud

  • Experience in writing complex SQL queries and writing REST based API requests preferred

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

EOE Disability / Veterans

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Primary Location: United States-Minnesota-Anoka

Schedule Full-time

Travel No

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 02/10/20

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190003SL

It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.