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Test Engineer



Part of the dynamic and fast-moving financial services industry, we are a global organisation with around 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries. We help people and businesses manage their risks – from homes and cars to some of the largest multinational corporations on the planet.  
We invest in providing our people with training and development so they can enjoy rewarding and challenging careers, whether in more traditional insurance roles like Underwriting or Claims, or the many other areas such as IT, HR, Marketing and Finance.  
Here in Ireland, we’re one of the largest insurers in the country, with a team of more than 1,400 people based in either Dublin or Wexford.  We also have a proud history of supporting our local communities and encourage our colleagues to get involved in our many corporate social responsibility programmes.


Team/Department Background/overview:  
Zurich IT Department is currently divided between two locations in Dublin (Ballsbridge & Blackrock).
The role advertised will be predominately based in Ballsbridge with the primary focus on supporting the Zurich General Insurance business. 

The IT team & test team works closely with local Business Change, local subject matter experts and key 3rd parties to deliver and manage IT solutions that support the business strategy of Zurich Ireland.

Zurich Ireland is committed to transforming the current application landscape. The dynamic of Zurich IT department will evolve over time with the development of these transformation programmes. This will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to develop new skills and further career opportunities.

Zurich Insurance Plc is looking for a Test Engineer to play a key role in the IT Department and be involved in design, implement and execute both automated and manual test scripts following agreed test plan. You will provide detailed analysis of all testing carried out on the environments ensuring all bugs, risks and issues are logged correctly and collaborate and work with cross-functional teams to understand the key goals/objectives of any test request. You will also report progress of testing activities to the Test Lead

Consideration will be given for candidates who may not have Testing experience but have general Insurance domain knowledge.
Cross training and upskilling will be provided for suitable candidates.


Your Role

As a Test Engineer your main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

  • Work with the Automation and wider Engineering teams to ensure achievement of targets are in line with operational plans and timescales.
  • Develop, execute, and debug automated tests
  • Tracking, control and resolution of testing issues and queries.
  • Executes test cases as per the agreed testing plan, log and retest defects as necessary using the appropriate test tools.

Additional Job Functions:

  • Builds good working relationships with Test Team and Project Team
  • Experience in all areas of the software development life cycle.
  • Responds maturely to ambiguity and complexity.

Your Skills and Experience

As a Test Engineer your skills and qualifications will include: 

  • 1-3 hands-on experience with test automation frameworks (Selenium webdriver)
  • Exposure/Experience to at least one software programming language (Python, Java, etc)
  • Exposure/Experience with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA Scripting)
  • A strong knowledge of testing principles and lifecycles (SDLC)
  • Ability to pick up and learn a new language and/or framework
  • Formal qualification in Software Testing, would be an advantage
  • General Insurance industry knowledge, would be an advantage
  • Experience in software testing in iSeries environment would be an advantage 
  • Experience with working with offshore colleagues, would be an advantage
  • Experience with API testing frameworks such as Postman, Swagger, Rest Assured, would be an advantage

Competencies and behaviours

 Non-Technical Competencies:

  • Proactive, enthusiastic with a hunger for excellence
  • Able to cope with fast moving environment with varying workloads and pressures.
  • Problem solving and judgement skills
  • A good team worker, building team spirit
  • Sets high standards for quality and quantity
  • Takes personal responsibility for resolving issues
  • An ability to work independently and under limited supervision 
  • Good interpersonal skills and the confidence to deal with customers and 3rd Parties on a pro-active basis
  • Works in a systematic, methodical & orderly way


Competencies & Behaviours:

  • Demonstrate commitment to corporate values.
  • Take action to improve performance on the job.
  • Take action to manage own personal development.
  • Approach tasks with a ‘Can Do’ attitude.

Additional Information

Work location is preferable Wexford, but we will also consider applicants based in Dublin.

If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter Marie Byrne is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button “Apply online”.


Who we are 

Zurich is one of Ireland's leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. The company employs over 1,000 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford. 

Zurich is a strong brand. Zurich in Ireland is part of Zurich Insurance Group, a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. Our 55,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer a competitive compensation package and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit. 

At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

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