• Quality Engineer I

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

    About the role: In this role, you will be using both conventional and emerging concepts, tools and methodologies, will work in collaboration with the Quality Engineering Services (QES) and project teams, to provide quality engineering and testing part of the QES team. You will execute system integration testing, will write and execute test cases / test scripts and work under the general guidance and direction of a Quality Engineer II / III / Program Quality Engineer to understand business requirements and business expectations.


    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)

    • Associate's Degree or direct and applicable work experience
    • Minimum 1 year experience:
      • 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 
      • Developing and executing automation / performance test scripts using tools that are appropriate to the technology platform (e.g. Empirix Hammer, Selenium, DVO, Load Runner, etc)
      • 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
    • Analytical ability and strong problem solving skills
    • Demonstrated attention to detail

    Hiring Specifications Preferred

    • Associate’s Degree
    • 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)
    • Knowledge of a variety of project management methodologies (Waterfall, AGILE, RUP)
    • Data warehouse testing experience including writing SQL queries
    • CSQA, CSTE, CSQE, or other industry standard testing accreditation

    Job Accountabilities

    a. Review and perform analysis of business requirements and validate for its testability. Will then design, write, and execute test cases for systems and production validation according to the defined testing plan and company guidelines. This will include testing data on service layers, web applications, and data warehouse/ETL processes.

    b. Decompose test plan to verify system requirements within a technology project. May work under the guidance of more experienced testing resource on larger/more complex efforts.

    c. Create / maintain test scenarios, scripts automation / performance and cases, with focus on reusability to ensure cost efficiency and create traceability matrix against the requirements.

    d. Identify the test data requests required for the test execution. Identify, analyze, log, and retest system defects found during test execution. Prepare test execution plans detailing individual daily activities and milestones for the Quality Engineer II / III / Program Quality Engineer including providing status reports as requested.

    e. Look for opportunities to incorporate test automation for assigned projects or releases including tooling/solution accelerators to improve effectiveness and efficiency. Look to test code components in non conventional approaches, exploring shiftleft strategy.

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

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

    h. Other duties as assigned.


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed