QA Lead

Hartford Financial Services   •  

Hartford, CT

Industry: Financial Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 391 days ago

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WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THIS POSITION?   Overview: At The Hartford, everything we create is of the utmost quality. As a Quality Assurance professional here, you will have a passion for delivering exceptional customer experiences. As an integral part of our Digital Quality Assurance team, you will provide validation, engineering, and testing for our Digital and Mobile applications.  These applications are at the heart of our Customer experience and represent our iconic company.   Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting Software Development Life Cycle processes
  • Work with multiple development teams to improve best practices in quality assurance and testing
  • Manage quality assurance delivery and working on multiple IT projects
  • Provide oversight on complex projects providing insight to quality and cost
  • Work with multiple vendors, IT leaders, and business teams to align business priorities and IT strategies
  • Ensure technical quality through detailed testing and feedback to relevant team members
  • Assist in development and implementation of comprehensive QA test plans for Waterfall or Agile methodologies
  • Manual test execution and/or automation script development & executions
  • Overseeing the building, automating, and executing tests against new development and maintenance code releases
  • Manage defects and issues for multiple business applications and simultaneous development cycles
  • Lead the quality assurance teams across all project deliverables and resources including vendors.
  • Thought leadership, best practice implementation and recommendations on mobile testing






  • BS in Computer Science or technical degree and 4+ years of experienceHave a Passion for technology
  • AgileExperience
  • Have advanced knowledge of Software Testing and Quality Assurance
  • Have experience with web and mobile platforms and testing applications running on various iOS platforms and devices
  • Bring, solicit, and recommend creative ideas and have a good eye for detail
  • Excellent communicate skills and interact effectively at all levels
  • Partner with technology teammates to design intelligent testing strategies
  • Stay current with and are a thought leader in the testing industry
  • Collaborate with local & off shore development & testing teams
  • Solve complex problems and have a strong empathy for our users and customers
  • Deep familiarity with mobile application frameworks and testing and mobile browser technologies
  • Conceptualize testing requirements based on both external and internal inputs
  • XML-related technologies(SOAP, Web Services, and many other complex interoperability standards)
  • Take a proactive, problem-solving/trouble-shooting approach to identifying and solving problems; not stopping at identifying the problem, but experiment using available information to try to narrow the possibilities and determine a suggested solution.
  • Experience with test automation methodologies
  • Experience in automation tools (UFT, Selenium etc.)
  • Technologies (XSLT, XPath, SAX, DOM, WSDL, Schema, Linux OS, PDF rendering, and digital signature) 

What criteria do we use to Assess, Hire, Develop & Reward our workforce?  

  • Data Analysis-  Input, understand, analyze and act on data
  • Business Owner Mindset-  Operate with keen business knowledge, expense, risk & controls driven mindset
  • Communication-  Influence through a consultative approach
  • Customer Driven- Focus on “Harvest” – (our enterprise continuous improvement effort), innovative problem solving, and efficient local decision making for continuous improvement
  • Growth & Development-  Maximize development of self and others