Software Test Automation Developer
Citizens Property Insurance Corporation - Tallahassee, FL

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POSITION SUMMARY: This position develops and executes automated tests against new or modified applications and systems. This position works with a variety of groups across multiple departments to improve, streamline, integrate, and communicate the automated test activities across projects and release cycles.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: THE FOLLOWING ARE THE USUAL, BASIC AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION. THESE FUNCTIONS ARE NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES, AND SKILLS REQUIRED.
  • Model ethical behavior and execute job responsibilities in accordance with Citizens core values and ethics policies
  • Work as a member of the Test Automation Services team supporting the unit and lead
  • Promote automation testing processes, especially automating regression testing
  • Estimate efforts based on empirical experience and proven methods
  • Assist in the automation development and maintenance
  • Provide administration support for the test automation products
  • Develop and execute automation test suites for projects and regular release cycles
  • Generate test results including gathering observations and metrics from other units
  • Prepare test data needed to support automated tests
  • Communicate and tracks issues to closure
  • Convey issues in a proper, timely and efficient manner to leads and management
  • Research and stay abreast of the latest industries trends and shared knowledge

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of automation testing best practices and methodologies
  • Ability to develop traditional testing artifacts including test plans and test scripts
  • Ability to organize material, analyze a wide variety of facts and develop appropriate recommendations
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analysis skills
  • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts and ideas in simple and understandable business language
  • Ability to deal with multiple projects at once including shifting priorities and direction
  • Capable of learning new tools and programming languages with little formal training
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or related technical field; OR a combination of college education and relevant work experience equivalent to 4 years of college
  • 4 or more years of relevant experience working in IT Quality Assurance or as a test automation developer of which 1 year of formal programming education OR 1 year of programming experience OR 1 year of experience developing automation test scripts using HP Quick Test Professional or similar automation tool

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 6 or more years relevant of experience working in IT Quality Assurance or as a test automation developer to include 3 years of formal programming education OR 3 years of programming experience OR 3 years of experience developing automation test scripts using HP Quick Test Professional or similar automation tool
  • Ability to effectively communicate with other team members
  • High degree of people skills including relationship building
  • Knowledge of web services, SOAP, SOA concepts
  • Experience with web-based JAVA applications with large scale relational databases using DB2/SQL Server
  • Insurance industry related exposure especially in Property and Casualty Insurance

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time in front of a computer screen (4 or more hours per day)

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