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Associate Test Engineer, Mobile Applications

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

Northwestern Mutual (NM) has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for over 161 years. Through a distinctive, whole-picture planning approach including both insurance and investments, we empower people to be financially confident. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and leading-edge technology to best serve our clients.

About the role:

Do you have a strong desire for quality and an appreciation and skill in manual / exploratory testing, with the capability of identifying the source of the error using various platforms and technologies? Join a team with an already-established, mature testing process as a technical, hands-on Associate Test Engineer. Test mobile applications used directly by our financial industry clients. This role will be under the guidance of a Test Engineering Manager.

Tools we use: Jira, XRay, Xcode, Android Studio, Postman, Gitlab

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Contributing to the design of test plans and testing in ongoing sprints
  • Actively engage with an agile team by driving user story analysis and feature grooming, designing and developing detailed test-cases and test scenarios
  • Maintain the current Test Repository and work closely with automation team
  • Develop and maintain regression testing plans
  • Participate in full test development life cycle including requirements analysis and design
  • Identify and troubleshoot bugs through manual exploratory testing
  • Write quality bug reports and overview the bug life cycle
  • Work with developers to provide additional research and debugging of issues when more information is needed to resolve problems
  • Participate in discussions with Product and Development, acting as a vocal advocate for quality

Bring your best! What this role needs:

  • Knowledge of Mobile Test Engineering experience in an agile environment
  • Strong analytic and debugging skills
  • Thorough understanding of QA concepts, STLC, SDLC, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Deployment
  • Experience with Git, Jira
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Got These? Even Better:

  • Experience with backend testing and REST APIs
  • Experience with Risk Analysis, Performance Testing


This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Required Certifications:

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