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Test Engineer

Date: Apr 30, 2019

Location: Milwaukee, WI, 53202

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference. 

What’s the role?

As a technical, hands-on Test Engineer, your job is to participate in the manual and automation testing of various web-based projects that integrate over various systems, including: third-party financial account linking tools (think Mint and Personal Capital), call scheduling, email delivery, CRMs (Salesforce), and complex financial planning interfaces and algorithms.
You will be under the guidance of a Test Engineering Manager of a team with an already-established, mature testing process. Your role will be that of a “full-stack” Test Engineer. Someone who has a strong appreciation and skill in manual / exploratory testing with the capability of writing automated and performance tests (time and training is allotted after hiring to learn our automation framework).
 

Your general milestones are the following:

  • Within the first two weeks, be able to jump head-first into ongoing modernization efforts and ask the appropriate questions / do the appropriate research to effectively construct test cases and understand what needs to be done in terms of integration / regression testing and eventual deployment.
  • Within one month, understand the highest risk areas of the effort and apply testing to those areas.  Begin to implement the testing frameworks and drive towards required testing deliverables to ensure quality. Understand the basics of node.js / MQ backend services potentially leveraging graph QL and our automation framework (written in node.js) to the point in which you can contribute basic automation tests.
  • Within two months, be able to discuss high-level functionality and infrastructure of entire effort. You should understand all basic user flows and how the technology behind it works.  Starting the AWS certification at this point would be ideal.
  • Within 4 months understand the entire space from a quality standpoint, have a plan for elevating deficiencies and ability to assess quality.  Begin to assess quality from a story standpoint, define standards within the engineering team for meeting key performance indicators. (TBD)
  • Within five months, be able to build out entire features leveraging our current automation test infrastructure (written in node.js)
  • Within six months, earn your AWS or equivalent certification and have a mindset based on quality – be the face of quality for the dev team.

 

Bring Your Best! What this role needs:

  • Proven results of delivering and process improvement (with references).
  • Working proficiency of at two to three technical skills.
  • Experience using at least one test automation tool.  ex. Selenium
  • Can move quickly. Everyone here is incredibly kind and extremely willing to share knowledge and a helping hand, but you have to be willing to take ownership of the outlined goals and make things happen.

 

Must Haves:

  • Candidate will have successfully implemented both functional/integration and end-to-end testing in one or more projects.
  • Candidate should be able to mentor other developers on testing principles and best practices.
  • Automated testing knowledge using various tools

 

Technical skills: 

  • JavaScript, Java, React, Spring Boot, Spring, node.js
  • CucumberJS, Selenium, Gherkin
  • React, Redux, Jest, Enzyme
  • MySQL, MQ
  • Informatica, ksh (unix scripting in general)

 

Benefits

  • Whip-smart team that is very friendly and always willing to lend a hand.
  • Tons of room for career growth. Test engineering team especially is growing rapidly.
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Amazing Benefits

 

Grow your career with a best-in-class company that puts our client’s interests at the center of all we do. Get started now! 

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Req ID: 24974
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Desired
Employment Experience: 3-5 years
Licenses/Certifications:
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 05/15/2019