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CUNA MUTUAL GROUP Innovation Automation Engineer II - Remote in DES MOINES, Iowa

Job Purpose:The Innovation Center is seeking a strong Automation Engineer and testing professional. This person will be joining our agile environment and will be a crucial part of an exciting, fast paced and engaged Scrum Team. S/he will be responsible for designing, automating, and executing test scripts. The ideal candidate will be experienced in QA testing, development of automation specs, peer collaboration with development teams on all aspects of ensuring product quality, and the execution, results logging, reporting and communications of QA testing results to stakeholders across the Innovation Center. In collaboration with the entire Scrum Team and the Quality Assurance and Engineering Managers, this person will participate in the continuous improvement of quality in all respects. (This position is open to Remote candidates within the US)Job Responsibilities:Test Design: Test strategize, test plan and test case creation in providing test coverage across various products, systems, and platformsTest Automation: Design and implement reusable automated test frameworks to drive test automation goals and to support continuous integration and regression testing. Utilize and extend existing test automation test harnessesAgile Development: Understand and practice QA functions in an agile development cycle using Scrum process. Conduct early project scoping and collaborate with cross-functional teams in identifying testability goals across platformsQA Best Practice: Stay abreast of industry test tools and best testing practices while making significant contributions to the development and deployment of various project releases.Risk Mitigation: Anticipate and mitigate test and project issues early through risk analysis and assessmentDefect Creation/Tracking: Provide accurate and reproducible qualitative defect reporting. Conduct investigation to identify the root cause and all potential consequences of the defect.Initiate the quality assurance process early in the project life cycle by concentrating on requirements and emphasizing unit and API testing.Review requirements specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback regarding testability and functional gaps.Understand the impacts and system interdependencies. Maintain an in-depth knowledge of business processes supported in assigned area.Understand business needs and processes for area of responsibility. Work with team members team and business partners to develop in-depth knowledge of business functions supported by assigned systems.Job Requirements:College degree in Computer Science or related field5+ years of experience in test design, creation and execution3+ years of experience in test automationExperience in Cloud technologies - Azure DevOps preferredExperience with automated testing frameworks and tools such as Selenium/Visual Studio2+ years working experience with an object oriented programming language. C# is preferred but not required.Experience with Gherkin language and BDD (Specflow/Cucumber/etc.)Experience in using and setting up Continuous Integration is preferredSolid knowledge of databases and query development (SQL).Demonstrated expertise with functional testing and proficiency in test automation.Hands-on experience with white box, black box, risk-based, and exploratory testing.Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process.Proven working experience with the software development lifecycle.Proven ability to clearly and effectively communicate business and technical information, both verbally and in writing and effectively mediate in situations where conflict arises and understands how and when to escalate issues.#LI-CHCUNA Mutual Group's insurance, retirement and investment products provide financial security and protection to credit unions and their members worldwide. As a dynamic and growing company, we strive to create a culture of performance, high standards and defined values. In return for your skills and con