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Manager, Test Engineering

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Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company- 745 N. Prospect, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Job Title: Manager, Test Engineering

Job Description: The Manager, Test Engineering at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin will lead a team of Test Engineers to perform manual and automation testing for Quality and Compliance Governance. Develop deliverables for team. Develop internal practice capabilities. Review test strategy and test plan documents, review test cases, and perform automation using tools like Selenium. Review test deliverables, including test cases, test results, test closure reports, defects, and x-ray dashboards. Conduct walkthroughs and formal/informal reviews to update compliance/non-compliance for audits. Collect and report on test metrics.  Prepare and submit weekly status reports to business leaders and supervisors. Conduct meetings and interface with business leaders to identify opportunities for process improvements, metric collection, and agile transformation. Perform comprehensive assessments using the Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMi) methodology. Set up quality standards and define and validate Key Process Indicators (KPIs). Apply continuous improvement and root cause analysis techniques. Ensure standard quality practices and processes are followed while leading large-scale transformational initiatives using multiple software development methodologies. Work closely with the Data Analytics team to publish dashboards in Power BI. Work with test management and defect management tools, including Service Now (SNoW), JIRA, Agile Craft, Cherwell, and Zendesk. Contribute to testing methodologies and toolkits. Provide roadmap and project milestones to the testing team based on test results, compliance scores, and metrics. Coordinate work allocation, backlog refinement and resourcing in an onsite/offshore model.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or a directly related field plus 8 years of software testing and quality assurance experience. 8 years of experience includes 5 years of experience with each of the following: (1) JIRA and test management tools; (2) continuous improvement and root cause analysis techniques; (3) developing internal practice capabilities; (4) contributing to testing methodologies and toolkits; (5) software testing, agile concepts, test engineering, and quality assurance; and (6) developing deliverables for a quality assurance scrum team.

Interested candidates send resume to Reference code 143 in the subject line.


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

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