QA Engineer - Dublin, Ireland

Product Development Dublin, Ireland


QA Engineer

At Guidewire, we value people at every stage of their career and try to minimize the barriers to collaboration. It is reflected in how we communicate with each other company-wide and on projects. Every engineer and consultant brings something to the table as we encourage diversity and openness. We strive for integrity in all that we do: truthful relationships with customers, prospective customers, partners, investors, and each other. As we grow, our commitment to integrity has only increased.

We prize clear, rational and collaborative communications that is plainly based on logic, total commitment to quality, and making fact-based decisions. You would be working on a team that is comprised of professional equals with a minimum of hierarchy. It’s more about what you do and not care about job titles.

We know who we are. Guidewire is a software company.

Our customers are insurance companies, and insurance software is surprisingly complex, difficult to get right, and actually a lot of fun to work on. Demand for our software is on the rise, and we are growing to meet the needs of the market.
As a QA Engineer, you will have a product first mind set. You will be building excellent quality, long term sustainable products. You will be part of an Agile and Lean focused team. We require you to be dedicated to continued improvement of yourself, the team and the product.

As a key member of this team, you will:

• Drive the test strategy for the team
• Collaborate with PM on the creation and refinement of user requirements
• Work with team to identify, report and track issues to resolution
• Review all levels of tests with development to understand overall test coverage
• Clearly communicate to stakeholders on the status of testing.
• Be a key contributor to planning future work for the team.

We have a work environment that encourages individual initiative, experiments with new ideas for continuous improvement, and lets great people do great work by minimizing the hassles of hierarchy and bureaucracy. You must be a self-starter and able to perform with minimal supervision while working in a team environment, communicating effectively with developers and product managers.

Requirements

We care most about your critical thinking skills and your ability to focus on building great product experiences. We aim to delight our customers. Experience with most the following is desired:

• Strong experience and knowledge of software testing methodologies
• Strong technical skills, such as working with engineering tools (CI/CD, containers, build tools etc), databases and work management tools (JIRA, Xray etc)
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Understanding of software development methodologies (Agile)
• Ability to use creative and critical thinking techniques to critique the application
• Flexible, enthusiastic approach to work including a strong desire to learn new products and a new business domain
• Coding experience with scripting languages Python, Ruby, JavaScript or an equivalent language
• Experience with BDD methodologies and tools such as Cucumber, JBehave, etc.

Why Guidewire?

• Join us at a time when we are expanding the team in Ireland as a world-class software development, consulting and services centre. Each individual has the opportunity to make an impact on the business and processes.
• In the words of Marcus Ryu, our founder:
“In starting Guidewire, our primary motivation was to build a better company. We wanted Guidewire to be different from other places we had worked: more honest, more dedicated to customers, more committed to quality. We would always tell the truth, hire the most capable people we could find, and foster a collaborative, best work environment. And we would meet a fundamental market need.”
• The mission then translates into core values that we live by daily: We value integrity in everything we do; an atmosphere of collegiality – we help each other to ensure customer success and operate as a meritocracy; and practicality – making decisions based on factual evidence.
• Work with an enterprise enterprise-class software product company deploying small, best-in-class teams to tackle complex problems in an Agile environment. Insurance core systems must be capable of supporting thousands of concurrent users, millions of transactions, and integration to complex enterprise IT environments. Moreover, they have the complete reliability and performance required of financial systems-of-record.
• We work on demanding software engineering projects for our core system built on modern service-oriented enterprise architecture, with no legacy code.
• At Guidewire we invest in and grow our own talent from within. We send our developers for intense training and certification in their first month.

At Guidewire, we value people at every stage of their career and try to minimize the barriers to collaboration. It is reflected in how we communicate with each other company-wide and on projects. Every engineer and consultant brings something to the table as we encourage diversity and openness. We strive for integrity in all that we do: truthful relationships with customers, prospective customers, partners, investors, and each other. As we grow, our commitment to integrity has only increased.

We prize clear, rational and collaborative communications that is plainly based on logic, total commitment to quality, and making fact-based decisions. You would be working on a team that is comprised of professional equals with a minimum of hierarchy. It’s more about what you do and not care about job titles.

Guidewire Software Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it’s applicable to the position.