QA Analyst (End to End Testing)
Location:
Dallas, TX 75201
Posted:
April 29, 2016
Position Type:
Full Time
Category:
Analyst
Reference:
30540-en_US

New York Life Insurance Company (“New York Life”) is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States*. Founded in 1845, New York Life is headquartered in New York City, and is one of the most financially strong and highly capitalized insurers in the business. At year end 2013 New York Life had a total surplus of $21.141 billion and holds the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major ratings agencies: A.M. Best, A++; Fitch AAA; Moody’s Aaa ; Standard & Poor’s AA+. (Source: Individual Third Party Ratings Report as of 6/18/14)

Financial strength, integrity and humanity—the values upon which New York Life was founded—have guided the company’s decisions and actions for nearly 170 years.

 

*Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500, Ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune Magazine, May 20, 2013.  See http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2013/faq/ for methodology

Role Summary

 

Working with Test Leads and Release Coordinators across the organization, the Quality Assurance Analyst is responsible for ensuring end-to-end testing is properly planned and executed for changes that potentially impact up-stream and down-stream systems.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Develops end-to-end test scenarios for identified systems that have cross-organizational impact
  • Facilitates and coordinates the testing associated with large infrastructure changes
  • Supports Testers in defining application and integration test scenarios and preparing test scripts and data associated with end-to-end testing
  • Executes tests to compare results with requirements, verifies test requirements, readiness, and identifies defects
  • Facilitates the resolution of defect(s) identified from end-to-end test execution
  • Working with the Environments Manager, assist in the standardization and establishment of the end-to-end environment
  • Working with Release Coordinator, provides approval to deploy changes to end-to-end environment
  • Working with the QM Data Analysts and the Test Data Management Shared Services, ensures test data integrity across target systems
  • Contributes to writing and refining the test strategy
  • Ensures technical requirements are traceable to business requirements
  • Responsible for defining the integration test approach for end-to-end testing and test cycles
  • Contributes to defining test data management and environment management approach
  • Supports in establishing and validating test environment

 

Education / Training

Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience

 

Previous Experience, Expected Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to define test strategies and approaches
  • Experience with system,integration, and end-to-end testing
  • Experience with developing  test scenarios and preparing and executing test scripts across a range of technologies
  • Experience with test and defect management tools
  • Ability to work across a spectrum of roles such as Release Management function and cross organizational Test Leads to effectively plan and execute testing
  • Working knowledge of the QA review and testing process, designing test scenarios and test scripts, including understanding various testing techniques and tools, and technology impacts
  • Ability to decompose requirements into detailed test cases for test execution
  • Ability to understand cross-domains, associated impacts of various changes and ensuring adequate test coverage from an end-to-end perspective
  • Ability to provide leadership in test execution across application domains
  • End to end functional testing experience reuired a must
  • Experience testing upstream and downstream applications a must
  • Strong system integration testing and/or interface testing experience
  • Experience in managing model office (or pre production) environment a plus
  • Experience in authoring test scenarios covering end to end testing on multiple application / systems

 

EOE M/F/D/V

 

 

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