Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company 117 reviews - Columbia, SC

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Colonial Life, a member of the Fortune 500 Unum family of businesses and market leader in benefit solutions, specializes in personal insurance products offered to employees at the worksite. At Colonial Life, we know that each individual's lifestyle and needs are different from the next person's. Our personal insurance products offer a broad range of benefit options for employers and employees, and many can help combat the rising costs of health care.

At Colonial Life, we boast a great resource of individuals, both in the field and at the home office, who come together to guarantee our continued success in the voluntary insurance industry.

This role is the

first level of a three level career path

. It is responsible for delivering high quality testing results through strong technical and analytical skills in support of sub-projects and some cross functional projects. Successful candidate will develop and execute test plans, test scripts and document and resolve defects.

Types of testing includes, but is not limited to the following: functional, integrated, user acceptance, unit and string, performance and regression testing.

A solid understanding of testing methodologies and processes, along with the ability to develop constructive feedback regarding testing results will be a primary component of the day to day function of the Quality Assurance Analyst role. In partnership with the Quality Assurance Test Lead, incumbent will implement new testing processes for cross functional areas; therefore, responsible for understanding testing methodologies and adhering to testing standards as defined.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and maintain test scripts (manual testing with limited exposure to automated testing processes and tools) necessary to support cross functional area and system operations.

Perform necessary research and analysis required to resolve testing defects (document errors, communicate with functional business area and IT and retest as appropriate).

Provide input to design or data processing flow to deliver quality results (actively support test driven requirements and development).

Assist with the development of testing suites to support systems design on all projects affecting systems owned by the cross functional area.

Document testing results as defined by the testing methodology; meeting all test deliverables and requirements.

Document testing procedures to ensure that quality testing is being completed.

May perform other duties as assigned, e.g. assist with the design and development of test reports to support testing and quality visibility


Solid technical aptitude and ability to develop testing scripts for both business and IT testing

Some data workflow and procedure knowledge of complex systems

Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills for cross functional areas and data processing

Knowledgeable with Testing Mercury tools (e.g. Test Director)

Ability to work independently and manage time effectively

Takes accountability for delivering quality results

Solid communication skills, both verbal and written

Proficient in document and spreadsheet software packages (e.g. MS Word,



Highly desired:
Quick Test Pro (QTP) and HP Quality Center

Formal project experience

Testing methodology knowledge preferred

College degree strongly preferred

**Potential candidates will be required to take an Excel 2007 skills assessment as part of the interview process**

We offer competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package with extras like a wellness/fitness center, health resource center and a tuition assistance program. Colonial Life has been named one of the top large companies to work for in South Carolina.

Colonial Life is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer regardless of a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, military status, gender or sexual preference.

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Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company is a market leader in providing financial protection benefits through the workplace, including...