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Zurich NA Software Test Engineer in Anoka, Minnesota

Software Test Engineer


RCIS 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.

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

She/he will be responsible for reviewing requirement specifications, designing documents (and any other relevant documents), and providing feedback within these areas. This person should also be able to define strategies, processes, best practices & methodologies utilizing various testing techniques & tools to bring efficiency in testing. The development and execution of simple to complex test plans and test scripts will be an integral part of these duties while creating and maintaining basic to complex plans utilizing templates and guidelines in preparation of test strategies and test plan documents. Performing simple to complex test data conditioning, regression testing, and testing validation will 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:

  • Experience reviewing Business requirements and design documents, and create test cases

  • Experience working with Quality Assurance testing tools, like Quality Center/ALM

  • Thorough understanding of SQL and relational database concepts and QA methodologies

  • Test automation experience using UFT/Selenium/protractor/spec-flow and/or programming experience in .Net/Java

  • Agile environment experience preferred

  • 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.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • High level of attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to work in high pace/deadline driven environment

  • Knowledge of crop insurance, farming or agriculture or experience in FarmMap and crop applications

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 Yes, 5 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 10/09/19

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190006HR

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.