Principal Financial Services, Inc
Agile Test Automation Engineer - #220543Job Area:ITBusiness Area:Specialty Benefits DivisionLocation:IA - Des Moines, IA - Des MoinesCareer Category:Experienced ProfessionalFull/Part Time:Full-TimeRegular/Temporary:RegularDate Posted:05/31/2017As a member of Principal's global IT community, you are part of a high-performing culture that promotes employee empowerment, innovation, collaboration, and career development while fostering flexibility between professional and personal responsibilities. The work you do while partnering closely with the business puts our customers' needs first by shaping the financial security of millions of lives across the globe!Principal was #18 on Computerworld's list of making it 16 years in a row on the list! Click the link to read all about it.And, if you have 2 minutes, you'll want to watch this video about our company:Responsibilities:The Group Benefits IT area has an opening for a seasoned test automation engineer with a passion for working in a fully implemented Agile environment and the desire to take our already dynamic team to the next level! We are looking for candidates who enjoy not only the opportunity to design and develop technical testing solutions, but also coach and mentor other team members - growing the technical skills and contributions of the entire team!Group Benefits IT is known for its culture of empowered agile teams, continuous improvement, and a focus on innovation - come experience for yourself and take the next great step in your career. Be part of a leading edge department and become a change agent for our organization.Within this position, you'll be working with critical external facing web applications as well as vendor solutions that support our life, dental, vision, disability, and critical illness customers and product offerings. Responsibilities of this position include defining and executing on automated testing strategies above the unit test layer that will mature our ability to continuously deliver solutions.Qualifications:Associate's or Bachelor's degree in a computer related field or equivalent work experience (6 years of experience equates to an Associate's degree when defining equivalent work experience)2 years of experience delivering comprehensive test strategies within a Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) environmentNice to have skills (but not required):Experience with Agile/Lean methodsKnowledge of Extreme Programming (XP) / Paired Programming practicesKeys to success in this position:Accountability for defining and promoting test automation practices, standards and processes.Ability to engage with and build up the technical skills, knowledge, and contributions of team members (informal servant leadership)Focus on continuous improvementInnovation - willingness to challenge current stateEmbracing and supporting a team first cultureVisa Sponsorship:This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by Principal. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time.Job Level:Willing to consider applicants at multiple job levelsKeywords:PFGITPrincipal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.The Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orie
The Principal Financial Group® (The Principal®) is a leading global financial company offering businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services. Our range of products and services includes retirement solutions, insurance, wellness programs, and investment and banking products through our diverse family of financial services companies and national network of financial professionals.