CUNA MUTUAL GROUP QA Engineer III in WAVERLY, Iowa

Job Purpose:Provide professional and technical leadership and support in the test planning, test design, and test execution of technology solutions. Lead self and others through all phases of the testing life-cycle on mid to large size efforts. Monitor every phase of the software development process to ensure quality, making sure that the software adheres to the established standards.Framework General Profile and Scope: (Standard criteria based on job factors for the career track / level)Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline/department; still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skillsBuilds knowledge of the company, processes and customers.Manages own workload and occasionally provides informal guidance to colleagues with less experience.Solves a range of straightforward problems.Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures.Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.Job Responsibilities:Test Leadership: 50%-60%Provide leadership and technical guidance on all aspects of the testing lifecycle to customers, team members, and peers on mid to large size efforts.Define an overall testing strategy including automation, performance, and mobile testing for assigned projects. Apply alternative approaches such as risk-based, white box, and web service testing as applicable.Develop and oversee the implementation of approved testing plans and activities for System, System Integration, and End-to-End Testing. Track overall testing progress and report status and any issues to management and project team members.Consult with and positively influence the project team regarding all aspects of quality assurance and testing.Develop and enforce quality at all phases of the project lifecycle. Initiate the quality assurance process early in the project life cycle by concentrating on requirements and emphasizing unit testing. Emphasize quality assurance later in the project life cycle by supporting and ensuring that proper plans are in place for User Acceptance Testing.Emphasize continuous improvement of quality-related processes and artifacts.Understand the impacts and system interdependencies on assigned projects. Maintain an in-depth knowledge of business processes supported in assigned area.Understand the basic concepts of programming in order to enable better communication with the IT Development Team.Identify, set up, and manage the data needed for testing. Understand the purpose of different environments along with their integrations, limitations, and impact on test planning.Ensure adherence to Testing Standards and Frameworks.Facilitate testing related meetings. Influence and drive quality assurance discussions and decisions.Provide testing and quality assurance training to customers, team members, and peers.Promote automation. Ensure that automation plans are in place for new development and that existing automation is maintained.Test Design & Execution: 30%-40%Review requirements specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback regarding testability and functional gaps.Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases.Estimate, prioritize, plan, and coordinate testing activities.Design, develop, and execute manual and automated test scripts.Log defects and track to closure, working with development teams to establish defect validity and cause, and retesting as needed.Anticipate, mitigate, address, and escalate issues as appropriate.Oversee team execution by CUNA Mutual as well as vendor staff so as to ensure a quality outcome.Internal Partnerships: 10%-20%Develop and maintain strong working relationships with testing team members, development team and business partners.Apply effective communication practices within and across teams.Interact effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.Job Requirements:(List of general education, background and experience, knowledge, skills and abilities typically required to effectively perf