This Specialist, IT App Development (Test Automation Development Lead) opening is part of the Software Development Services team and will report to Robert Heles.
Nationwide's cutting-edge Software Development Services team is staffing several positions. Seeking candidates with 6+ years of Object-Oriented programming or test automation experience working in an Agile environment using Ruby/Cucumber. Insurance or Financial industry experience is a plus. Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field highly preferred.
Primary Responsibilities:This role is for a software developer/tester Lead or Key, leading a team of automation test developers in creating automated test using Ruby/Cucumber. At least 5 years of IT Testing and/or test automation experience primarily using Ruby.
This role will require:1. Demonstrated knowledge of testing processes, standards and best practices2. Test automation development experience3. Developing automation tests from acceptance test criteria requirements4. Understanding of one or more functional Object-Oriented programming languages including Ruby5. Writing complex queries and scripts using SQL6. Knowledge of OOP design principles7. Knowledge of Acceptance Test Driven Development/Test Driven Development8. Experience creating Ruby test automation in an Agile/Lean development environment9. Experience creating test automation frameworks from scratch.10. Identify and manage defects, secure fixes and re-run tests11. Cucumber/Gherkin or equivalent behavior driven development experience12. Collaboration /negotiation in a team environment13. Excellent communication and people interaction skills
JOB SUMMARY: With full competency, devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results. Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and documents those programs. Competent to work at the highest technical level of all phases of applications programming activities.RELATIONSHIP: Manager/DirectorJOB RESPONSIBILITIES1. Develops cost-effective information technology solutions by creating new and modifying existing software applications that are more complex with full competency.2. Analyzes and validates complex system requirements and existing business processes and information systems. Designs, develops and implements new programs and/or modifications of existing applications. Responsible for the more complex designs, prototypes and other methodologies for new and/or existing systems including the development and implementation of test plans and program specifications with various interfaces.3. Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and documents and implements complex software applications according to standards.4. Defines and develops specifications and programs complex technical modules, applications, prototypes and computer programs.5. Assists in leading all aspects of applications programming and development including file design, update, storage and retrieval.6. Evaluates and provides technical solutions to complex application development problems.7. May coordinate activities of a project team and assist in monitoring project schedules and costs.8. May act as a technical programming consultant for small-scale projects that include multiple product lines and various interfaces.9. Performs other duties as assigned.JOB REQUIREMENTS:Education: Undergraduate studies in computer science, management information systems, mathematics or related field is preferred.Experience: Six years of experience in programming and systems analysis. Project management experience is preferred.Knowledge: Must have proven knowledge in computer programming language. Must have a thorough understanding in systems and data processing policies, practices and procedures. Must have a thorough understanding in systems analysis and design techniques. Must have extensive knowledge of the systems development life cycle. Understanding of project management concepts and techniques required.Skills/Competencies: Must have the ability to analyze complex applications and systems. Must be able to program complex systems requiring minimal interfaces. Must possess problem-solving skills to determine the programming effects on existing systems. Must have strong decision-making skills for problem identification and solution recommendation. Must have written and oral communication skills to prepare and communicate programming plans and procedures as well as to interact with all levels within the company.Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values and Guiding Behaviors.Staffing Exceptions to the above minimum job requirements must be approved by the: Director and HR OfficerJOB CONDITIONS:Overtime Eligibility: Not EligibleWorking Conditions: Normal office environment. Associates may have on-call responsibility after normal working hours and/or on weekends.ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.Credit Check: Not ApplicableSafety Sensitive (SS): Not ApplicableJob Evaluation Activity: Evaluated: MDK (12-22-03)Job Family/Function: MIS/TAP
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