Senior IT Quality Assurance Analyst (2000 - IL)
Argo Group - Chicago, IL

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Argo Group US :

Argo Group US, one of the subsidiaries of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd., is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in areas of the property and casualty market. Argo Group offers a comprehensive line of high-quality products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims-handling needs of its clients.

Position Overview :

The Senior Quality Assurance Analyst will be responsible for planning, design, document and execution of test plans/scripts across all stages of the product development lifecycle. This position will be based out of the downtown Chicago office, applicant will be reporting to Quality Assurance Manager. The position requires working with the offshore team and vendor outside of the country and may include travel to other offices across North America.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities :
  • Ability to apply quality principles, theories, and techniques to various projects
  • Ability to work with people across functional areas and organizations such as business analyst, developments, project managers, management, and internal and external customers and vendors
  • Under minimal direction of management, performs quality control duties
  • Design and development of detailed test plan (s)/test case (s) and then integrate them with the project schedule
  • Analyze, interpret, and summarize test data and metrics, and communicate the results to project team, stakeholders, and management
  • Prepare testing estimates for proposed application releases
  • Ability to work with the offshore testing team lead and team members and provide directions, delegate work, and guide the team
  • Champion and applies the risk-based testing approach
  • Provides input to, or participates in, process improvement
  • Empowers self to make effective and efficient decisions
  • Capable of prioritizing tasks according to assigned risk
  • Solves intermediate-level issues in the best interest of the organization
  • Responsible for own project-related deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Consistently demonstrates strong team and individual performance
  • Build positive and effective relationships with individuals both internal and external to the organization
  • Embodies of personal code of conduct and leads by example
  • At manager’s discretion, perform other non-specified tasks as assigned
  • Able to provide testing support during project and maintenance releases


Qualifications :
  • Four year Bachelor degree, preferably in an analytical or technical-related field or equivalent work experience
  • Insurance industry knowledge strongly preferred (Property & Casualty – Underwriting, Finance, and Claims)
  • A minimum of 5 – 8 years of overall experience in the SDLC with hands-on exposure to design, coding and testing
  • Strong testing experience preferred, including Test Management, Manual Tools and Test Processes
  • Effective written and oral communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills. Must be able to communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences including software development teams, technical support, end-users, and management, etc.
  • Effective organization and time management skills
  • Strong technical aptitude. Must be able to identify, analyze and solve problems.
  • Practical and knowledge and experience in all phases of test management and release management processes and systems
  • Strong bias for action and passion for taking initiative, accepting personal responsibility to deliver on commitments, having the courage to raise issues and proactively working to resolve issues and remove barriers in a timely manner
  • Exposure to SQL programming and database technologies (SQL Server or Oracle)
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Exposure to XML/XSLT/XMLSchema/XQuery
  • Exposure to Data Warehouse testing and Business Intelligence Cognos reports
  • Exposure to Conversion testing
  • Exposure to the HP/Mercury Suite of testing tools or other test management/automation tools
  • CSTE or equivalent certification preferred
  • Ability to display endurance and capacity for a fast paced work environment
  • Ability to see a big picture and pay attention to details



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Headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda, Argo Group International Holdings Ltd is a leading global underwriter of speciality insurance and...