IT Trainee – Quality Engineer @ NJM Insurance - Trenton, NJ

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12 days ago

IT Trainee – Quality Engineer

NJM Insurance - Trenton, NJ

Personal, compassionate service is what we’re known for at NJM. We seek the best and brightest to help our customers when they need us most. As part of the NJM team, you'll not only enjoy some of the best benefits in the industry, you'll also be joining a company that's committed to professional development, diversity and innovative thinking.

    • NJM’s Information Technology Department is offering an entry-level full-time career opportunity to a college graduate who majored in Information Technology, and looking to start a career in information technology. This is a full-time position based at our headquarters in West Trenton, NJ. The official NJM job title is Quality Engineer, Trainee and is responsible for practical learning of test planning and test execution of NJM’s business applications through agile delivery methodology.
    Overview
    NJM’s Information Technology Department is offering an entry-level full-time career opportunity to a college graduate who majored in Information Technology, and looking to start a career in information technology. This is a full-time position based at our headquarters in West Trenton, NJ. The official NJM job title is Quality Engineer, Trainee and is responsible for practical learning of test planning and test execution of NJM’s business applications through agile delivery methodology.

    • Support creation of test data, including data needs from upstream systems. Work in lock step with Developers and Business Analysts to provide support for in-sprint unit and QA automation tasks:. Support backend testing through SQL queries. Support web services and API testing (without UI). Support and promote continuous improvement activities:. Support sprint retrospectives in identifying the improvements to process and product quality.
    • Actively participate and learn test planning activities for agile delivery:. Actively participate and learn test execution activities for agile delivery:. Provide clear and concise test execution status and metrics to the project team. Actively participate to gain knowledge on business products under test (e.g. Guidewire products).
    • Analyze, challenge and clarify requirements to determine impacts and test coverage,. Identify and create/update test scenarios/cases for smoke, in-sprint functional and regression based on identified test coverage for the release. Analyze automated execution and report results to project team and management. Identify and log defects with proper details and assist with triage of defects.
    • Maintain and update reusable test automation artifacts using Selenium, including but not limited to classes, functions, data, test scripts, and components. Maintain and improve quality engineering, functional, technical and professional skills and knowledge through continuous learning based on industry standards.
    • Provide status and feedback to daily scrums, release planning sessions, requirements reviews, retrospectives, etc. Execute automated tests (in-sprint, smoke, regression, etc). Execute identified manual tests (exploratory, user experience, tests not automated).
    • Apply basic testing techniques to derive test coverage based on impact of the changes.
    Overview

    Actively participate and learn test planning activities for agile delivery:

    • Analyze, challenge and clarify requirements to determine impacts and test coverage,
    • Apply basic testing techniques to derive test coverage based on impact of the changes.
    • Identify and create/update test scenarios/cases for smoke, in-sprint functional and regression based on identified test coverage for the release.
    • Support creation of test data, including data needs from upstream systems
    • Work in lock step with Developers and Business Analysts to provide support for in-sprint unit and QA automation tasks:
      • Maintain and update reusable test automation artifacts using Selenium, including but not limited to classes, functions, data, test scripts, and components.
    • Provide status and feedback to daily scrums, release planning sessions, requirements reviews, retrospectives, etc.

    Actively participate and learn test execution activities for agile delivery:

    • Execute automated tests (in-sprint, smoke, regression, etc)
    • Execute identified manual tests (exploratory, user experience, tests not automated)
    • Analyze automated execution and report results to project team and management
    • Support backend testing through SQL queries
    • Support web services and API testing (without UI)
    • Identify and log defects with proper details and assist with triage of defects
    • Provide clear and concise test execution status and metrics to the project team

    Support and promote continuous improvement activities:

    • Actively participate to gain knowledge on business products under test (e.g. Guidewire products)
    • Support sprint retrospectives in identifying the improvements to process and product quality.
    • Maintain and improve quality engineering, functional, technical and professional skills and knowledge through continuous learning based on industry standards.

    • Ability to learn quickly (functional and technical aptitudes) and apply those learnings in a fast-paced environment. Ability to demonstrate appropriate use of tools and technical skills to perform day to day quality function.
    • Programming/scripting background preferred.
    • Ability to work in a matrix team environment.
    • Self-directed learner with the ability to learn quickly and pursue each rotation with enthusiasm and focus.
    • Recent recipient of a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Computer Engineering.
    • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
    Overview
    • Recent recipient of a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Computer Engineering
    • 3.0 GPA or higher overall
    • Self-directed learner with the ability to learn quickly and pursue each rotation with enthusiasm and focus
    • Ability to learn quickly (functional and technical aptitudes) and apply those learnings in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to demonstrate appropriate use of tools and technical skills to perform day to day quality function
    • Programming/scripting background preferred
    • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work in a matrix team environment
    • Leadership aptitude
    • Ability to learn Property & Casualty Insurance

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