Specialist, IT App Development - Automation Test Developer (Lead) - Ruby

IT, Testing, Test, SQL, OOP, Development, Release, Quality, Manager, Director, Project
Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

If you're passionate about becoming a Nationwide associate and believe you have the potential to be something great, let's talk.

Number 57 on the Fortune Magazine 100 Best Places to Work.
We're seeking candidates with 8+ 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 candidate must have development experience in Ruby.

This role will require:

Technical Skills:

Demonstrated knowledge of testing processes, standards and best practices
Test automation development experience
Developing automation tests from acceptance test criteria requirements
Understanding of one or more functional Object-Oriented programming languages including Ruby
Writing complex queries and scripts using SQL
Knowledge of OOP design principles
Knowledge of Acceptance Test Driven Development/Test Driven Development
Experience creating Ruby test automation in an Agile/Lean development environment
Experience creating test automation frameworks from scratch.
Identify and manage defects, secure fixes and re-run tests
Cucumber/Gherkin or equivalent behavior driven development experience
Collaboration /negotiation in a team environment
Excellent communication and people interaction skills

Leadership Skills:

Experience organizing and managing test automation code assets
Proven ability to lead and manage test automation developers in both testing and Ruby best practices
Experience creating and implementing test plans for all phases of development, including Master Test strategies, test data management strategies, risk & dependency mitigation strategies and Release and Regression Test Planning
Ability to track and report appropriate testing metrics to stakeholders
Collaborate and coordinate with business partners throughout testing phases
Coach and Uplift testing capability and best practices on the line
Ability to create strategy around automated testing vs manual testing
Understand and follow Agile/SCRUM practices (daily stand-ups, 3 Amigo, estimation, iteration planning, etc.)
Adhere to enterprise processes such as Quality Center for defects
Oversees the Design, Development or Refactoring of Test Automation Components
Reviews Automation code for consistency and technical standards
Ensures Build to Run transition of automation suite is conducted and documented for Run Team.
Promotes Enterprise Test Automation coding standards and tool selection for Code Build.

This role is expected to be an Agile champion on the team and is responsible for fostering a continuous improvement and team collaborative culture. Candidate should also possess solid leadership and communication skills and demonstrate a strong desire to learn new technologies and development practices.

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.

Job Description

RELATIONSHIP: Manager/Director


1. 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.


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 Officer


Overtime Eligibility: Not Eligible

Working 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 Applicable

Safety Sensitive (SS): Not Applicable

Job Evaluation Activity: Evaluated: MDK (12-22-03)

Additional Job Description

Compensation Grade: F4
Dice Id : 10330155
Position Id : 59038
Originally Posted : 3 months ago
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