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Quality Analyst Specialist | Hybrid

Job Level:  Professional

Minneapolis, MN, US, 55416-1297

Available until:  01/01/9999
Area of Expertise:  IT & Tech Engineering
Unit:  Allianz US Life
Employing Entity:  Allianz Life Insurance Company
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  17710


At Allianz Life, we are driven by our mission – we secure your future – and by our common goal of caring for tomorrow. We care for our employees by promoting an inclusive culture where everyone has the opportunity to grow and be rewarded for their success. We care for our customers by creating new products that help them protect their families and pursue their retirement goals. We care for our community by giving time, resources, and donations. And we care for the future by supporting sustainability, protecting the local environment, and promoting societal equity.


What you do:


Responsible for leading test efforts and test resources, including large complex QA projects/programs (multiple sub-projects) across functional areas or multiple systems. Works closely and collaboratively with IT and Business Teams, internal and vendor resources to ensure that projects are delivered with quality by adhering to standards, processes and procedures and applying industry best practices where appropriate. Coach and mentor other QA resources, and provide workload management support. Drives and implements opportunities to uplift QA capability.


A successful candidate will have background in:


  • Pre-project: Provide High Level estimates for project requests
  • Requirements: Participate in Requirements sessions for projects. Review requirement documents and collaborate with vendors and/or colleagues to create test strategy and scope.
  • Test Planning: Review detailed estimates and provide to project team. Provide inputs to vendors/test resources for test plan creation. Collaborate with the business and systems analysts for test scenario creation and review with vendors/test resources. Review/sign off on QA test cases and provide inputs to the Business for UAT plans. Ensure daily/weekly status reports are communicated, including test plan progress against milestones, issues and risks are identified and escalated to PM and Project team. Coordinate/collaborate with other QA leads to ensure interfacing apps/test cases are created and test cycles planned.
  • Test Execution: Coordinate with teams to ensure test execution readiness, including cross-system dependencies. Ensure daily/weekly status reports are communicated, including progress against milestones, issues and risks are identified and escalated to PM and Project team. Provides issue resolution and drives escalation. Ensure right coverage and revision of test cases for Change Requests. Review test results document and communicate/walk through with stakeholders. Ensure all testing standards are met and quality gates are satisfied. Coordinate with Business for UAT execution and defect management and support during UAT execution.
  • Test Closure & Monitoring: Participate in Post-Project review and track post-install incidents for root cause analysis and improvement opportunities. Ensure regression test suites are updated.
  • Identifies opportunities to uplift the QA capability through driving change, innovation and automation improvements.
  • Actively builds relationships with key business and IT stakeholders; communicates and presents information, findings and plans.


What you bring:


  • 8+ years: SDLC (waterfall and/or agile) and Testing Methodologies; QA methodologies for authoring and executing test suites from business and functional requirements.
  • 4-5 years of experience preferred: Quality Center, QTP & Rational suite test prod




  • Four-year degree required: Computer Science, Information Systems, Bus. Administration, or other related field or equivalent work experience.




  • CSQA or equivalent required upon reaching certification eligibility requirement or ability to obtain within 360 days of employment for internal hires; external hires are required to obtain certification within 180 days of employment.


At Allianz Life, we’re proud to provide a benefits package that supports the True Balance of our employees and their families. We offer a choice of comprehensive medical and dental plan options, a generous time off plan and an outstanding 401(k) company match. Plus, our employees enjoy an award-winning campus with an array of discounted amenities, including an onsite health center, child development center, fitness facility, convenience store and two cafeterias. Our employees and leaders take an active role in shaping our culture through our Employee Resource Groups, whose activities and advocacy contribute to an environment that welcomes, includes and celebrates diversity. Our generous benefits, campus amenities and inclusive, engaged culture are among the many reasons we’re routinely recognized as a top workplace employer.