• Quality Engineer II

    Location US-IA-Des Moines
    Job ID
    Information Technology
    Requires Non-Compete?
  • Job Summary

    About the Career:  In this role, you will support holistic Quality Engineering efforts for multiple small to midsize projects or releases, for both convention and emerging methodologies. You will be responsible for providing the design, development, maintenance and execution of test plans, test scenarios, test cases and test scripts focused on the health of software quality engineering and managing risk and issues. Test plans include test strategies, timelines, estimates, demand, capacity, utilization plans and test environment planning. In addition, you will understand / execute automation and performance testing options available to optimize the quality engineering effort. And you will ensure adherence to processes and methodologies within projects and provide guidance to team members to ensure delivery commitments are met.


    Our Ideal Candidate: You are energized by the ability to incorporate automation tooling to increase automation efficiencies. You feel effective when you have the opportunity to work and collaborate with team members, other technology teams and across the enterprise to ensure successful implementations. You have a strong vision and strategy for future thinking.


    Why Wellmark Technology? At a time when technology is creating new business models, disrupting industries and creating valuable experiences for consumers, our role as technology team members must elevate an organization through innovative transformation, modernized technology and delivery of new business strategies, including an aim to continuously evolve and enhance the customer experience. At Wellmark, our technology transformation program is called Ascend and is led by our empowered technology leaders and team members. Together, we are leaning into the future, owning the outcome and working together to transform how we work and what innovative solutions we deliver.


    Wellmark has been named one of the best employers in the U.S. by Forbes Magazine, ranking #3 out of the top 500 midsize employers in the nation and 1st among midsize insurance companies! 

    Minimum Qualifications Required (all must be met to be considered)

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field or direct and applicable work experience
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience:
      • Automation or performance testing as a primary responsibility (e.g. Empirix Hammer, Selenium, DVO, Load Runner, etc)
      • Experience with multiple project methodologies (Waterfall, AGILE, RUP)
      • Experience with testing tools (e.g. HP UFT, HP Performance Center, HP QTP, JAWS, Excel Macros, Test Data Generator)
      • Developing and executing test cases utilizing industry standard testing methodologies or processes to develop test cases, ensure test coverage of requirements, execute test cases, and log defects
      • Using a test management and defect management tool
    • Strong communication skills, including issue resolution and conflict management
    • Strong time management and organizational skills
    • Ability to think strategically, and to mold testing to meet business requirements
    • Highly analytical, detail oriented and strong problem solving skills
    • Ability and interest in mentoring/coaching others
    • Demonstrated high attention to detail

    Hiring Specifications Preferred

    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 3+ years’ experience in automation or performance testing as a primary responsibility
    • Previous experience coding/developing (VB, .NET, C#) in a Quality Assurance role
    • Knowledge of various Information Technology platforms (Client/Server, Data Warehouse, Internet/Intranet, Electronic Commerce, Mainframe) and how each fits within and/or complements the enterprise architecture
    • Knowledge of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
    • Data warehouse testing experience including writing SQL queries
    • Certifications such as: Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA), Certified Software Tester (CSTE), Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE), or other industry standard testing accreditation

    Job Accountabilities

    a. Responsible for defining test plans in support of small-mid scale projects and/or software releases. Including establishing a staffing plan, cost estimates, and key delivery dates.

    b. Partner with project teams to develop and gain consensus regarding quality engineering support, and ensure standard processes meet project requirements including directing the defect management process and implementing test status reporting processes. Will represent the Quality Engineering team to resolve issues and manage overall project schedules. Work closely with project stakeholders and other appropriate internal stakeholders to ensure that quality is effectively executed throughout the project.

    c. Mentor and coach assigned project Quality Engineer I resources in the estimating, planning, designing and execution of testing for IT projects or initiatives. Review testing plans and other documentation and provide input as appropriate.

    d. Proactively monitor calendar of projects, review estimates and timelines to coordinate any contentions. Work closely with project stakeholders to ensure software quality stays on track for assigned projects and initiatives and report on status, including reporting on issues that may impact timelines or a successful delivery.

    e. Work with the project team in the review of documented requirements to ensure testability, maintainability, accuracy and consistency. Document or lead the documentation of test coverage and traceability to requirements. Review quality of test scripts against defined standards.

    f. Collaborate within the department to provide input, options and feedback for test environment management.

    g. Responsible to create / execute the automation / performance strategy in alignment to the overall test strategy and execution of the strategy.

    h. Look for opportunities to incorporate test automation for assigned projects or releases including tooling / solution accelerators to improve effectiveness and efficiency, managing and driving to completion the full body of work / scope. Look to test code components in non conventional approaches, exploring shift-left strategy.

    i. Support and adhere to Wellmark software development lifecycle SDLC, operational procedures and development and security standards by following required process.

    j. Support Quality Engineering Services in various transformational efforts aligned to the department/Technology strategy.

    k. Other duties as assigned.


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