Application Test Specialist III

  • Company: Farmers Insurance
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Posted: December 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 170009DZ

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Job Summary

Develops test plans to include Test Scenarios, Objectives, test Cases and data, as well as quality criteria and measurement techniques; validates acceptance criteria and ensures application adheres to quality and functional requirements; provides guidance on the development of test plans and usage of testing tools to Levels I and II Testing Specialist; oversees workflow and work distribution within testing area and meeting of departmental service levels; reviews test results and performs root cause analysis and troubleshooting to address issues; conducts in depth analysis of testing processes and methodologies and develops new/revised standards, as necessary.

Essential Job Functions
  • Develops, documents, executes, and maintains technical test Cases and test data; Utilizes testing tools, as required.
  • May include Integration, System, Regression, Performance / Stress / Volume.
  • Analyzes system and business requirements for testability.
  • Reports status of test plan execution through defect logs / defect tracking system.
  • Ensures that acceptance criteria are met Assists with resolution of environmental issues; supports application development, implementation, and user training activities, as required.
  • Analyzes Test Results; assists with troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis; validates system design.
  • Develops test plans, including test scenarios, test objectives, quality criteria and measurement techniques.
  • Supports the Configuration / Change Management groups, as necessary, to ensure smooth transition of code through the lifecycle.
  • Assists in training of other Testing Specialists.
  • Oversees workflow and work distribution within testing area; coordinates activities to meet service levels.
  • Validates acceptance criteria for testing phase; maintains knowledge of business unit processes / products to ensure application adheres to functional and quality requirements.
  • Provides guidance on the usage of testing tool and development of test Scenario, test Objective, and test Case to Levels I and II Testing Specialists.
  • Participates in depth analysis and development of new or revised standards, methodologies, and processes within Testing; develops training material, as necessary.

Education Requirements : Bachelor’s degree or equivalent or specific relevant experience.

Experience Requirements: Level III: 4 years of experience in various application testing capacities or 2 years as Technical Testing Specialist Level II

Special Skill Requirement
  • Good written and oral skills on local language.
  • Ability to critically analyze both business and functional requirements, create risk based test plans as well as detailed test cases/scripts from these.
  • Responsible for creating QA ROMs from high level requirements.
  • Able to analyze status reports and metrics as well as utilize them to make testing and process decisions.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in an offshore model.
  • Familiar with and experience in using testing tools (including automation tools) such as: ALM, Rally, Selenium and UFT.
  • Experience with SQL (simple and complex queries), Java and JavaScript.
  • Understanding of Business Insurance/Commercial insurance preferred but not required.
  • Experience with Agile, specifically SAFe methodology (either Leading or Practitioner certified) strongly preferred.

Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

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