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Senior Systems/Software Application Tester

Company: Hastings Mutual
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Job Description:

Hastings Mutual is currently looking for a Senior Systems/Software Application tester. The individual in this role will plan, design, architect, and deploy effective test suites and regimes for in-house product development, software application development, information system launches, and operations systems enhancements. This individual will apply proven analytical and problem-solving skills to help validate, verify, communicate, and resolve systems/software application issues through careful testing in order to maximize the benefit of IT investments and initiatives.

Reporting to the Quality Assurance Manager, this position can be based at either our Hastings, Michigan Grand Rapids headquarters, or Alpharetta, Georgia Information Technology center.


  • Develops and writes test plans and scripts for tracking defects and fixes in software application development, information systems and operations systems.
  • Creates and communicates test plans and scripts.
  • Coordinates testing of new software to ensure integration into company systems meets functional requirements.
  • Communicates test progress, test results, and other relevant information to project stakeholders.
  • Trains, coaches and mentors testing staff.
  • Develops, documents and communicates improvements to testing processes.
  • Reviews and approves test cases from software testers as requested to ensure that testing activities allow applications to meet business requirements and system goals, fulfill end-user requirements, and identify existing or potential issues.
  • Coordinates work assignments, assists with production issues as requested
  • Responsible for policy enforcement.
  • Leads peers through team collaboration, ensuring high productivity while at the same time maintaining a positive experience for team members.

    Candidate Requirements

    • A minimum of 3 -5 years' experience direct experience as a Systems/Software Application Tester required.
    • Experience with Guidewire PolicyCenter strongly preferred.
    • Experience within the software testing environment for a Property/Casualty insurance carrier preferred.
    • Proven experience in overseeing the design, development, and implementation of software testing solutions.
    • Strong knowledge of system testing and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies.
    • Knowledge of industry standard Software Development Life Cycles (e.g. ITIL)
    • Detail-oriented with excellent problem solving and decision making skills.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in prioritizing tasks and balancing workloads to meet objectives.
    • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong project management skills and/or substantial exposure to project based work.

      About Us

      Hastings Mutual Insurance Company is an award-winning, regional property/casualty insurance company with a six-state, Midwest marketing territory, with our corporate office located in Hastings, Michigan. For over 125 years, Hastings Mutual has built an outstanding reputation based on excellent customer service and top quality insurance products, backed by sound fiscal responsibility.

      Are you looking to embark on a fulfilling career in the Insurance industry? Do you currently have experience but are looking to become more than just a"number"?

      Join us!

      We treat our employees as valued team members and we are continuously finding new ways to enrich our employee's lives and careers. From fully paid certification training, to our full-service D.W. Windstorm Cafe offering breakfast, lunch, complimentary coffee and tea, onsite massage services and fitness classes, to our community outreach programs, we strive to take care of our employees and our community. And with our employee recognition programs and appreciation days, you'll definitely feel like part of a family.

      Hastings Mutual is a regional employer of choice, carries an"A" rating by A.M. Best Company and has been named to the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work for in West Michigan each year since 2011.

      Keywords: Hastings Mutual, Alpharetta, Senior Systems/Software Application Tester, IT / Software / Systems, Alpharetta, Georgia

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