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Application Test Specialist IV

Woodland Hills, California
Information Technology

Job Description

Requisition ID: 19000009
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Job Summary   
Defines the overall testing strategy and manages all related activities for application technical testing; participates in preparation of proposals and action plans and leads implementation of any new processes and tools, as required; develops quality criteria and measuring techniques, validates system acceptability and makes project stop/go recommendation to management; recovery actions and / or process changes, as necessary; oversees workflow and work distribution within testing area and ensures that service levels are met; interfaces with business and various IT groups involved in building the application and ensures satisfactory resolution of issues; provides in-depth training on testing processes, methods, and tools, 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.
  • Defines the overall testing strategy and manages all technical testing activities; participates in preparation of proposals, action plans, as required.
  • Makes project stop/go recommendations to management; recommends recovery actions/process changes, as needed.
  • Develops and documents quality criteria and measuring techniques, as required.
  • Provides in-depth training on test tools, as necessary.
Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent or specific relevant experience.
Experience Requirements: Level IV: 6 years of experience in various testing capacities or 2 years as a Technical Testing Specialist Level III.
Special Skill Requirement   
  • May require occasional travelling.
  • May require some weekend availability due to software release schedule.
  • Good written and oral skills in local language.
  • Ability to critically analyze requirements through User Stories and authored detailed test cases/scripts from these.
  • Responsible for helping to determine and provide testing estimates (story points)
  • 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: Rally, Selenium and Jenkins.
  • 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. 

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 01/03/2019