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Torchmark Corporation

Sr. QA Test Analyst

Torchmark Corporation - McKinney, TX

Reporting to the IT Quality Assurance Test Manager, this position has the potential to be assigned to one or more high-priority, enterprise-level development projects for web-based, mobile and/or client/server applications used by internal customers and/or the company’s agent field force. The goal of this position is to provide an efficient and effective voice for the customer before the implementation of new applications or maintenance releases.

Required Skills

Demonstrate understanding around the following competencies:

Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and its various phases. This includes: Requirements Gathering, Design, Development, Testing (QA/UAT), Production Readiness, Post-Production Monitoring.

Quality Assurance and Quality Control phases of the Software Testing Lifecycle (STLC). This includes: Test Planning (Requirements Analysis, Devise Test Strategies, Provide Estimates), Test Design (Create/Review Test Plan(s), Create/Review Test Cases, Identify/Create Test Data), Test Execution (Execute Test Cases, Create/Triage Bugs, Status Reporting, Provide Requirements Traceability), UAT Support and Production implementation support.

Knowledge and understanding of IT Quality Assurance testing applications, methods and methodologies (e.g. White Box vs. Grey Box vs. Black Box testing, Functional vs. System Integration testing, regression testing, etc…)

Technical Aptitude around system interoperability procedures. This includes: using SQL DML commands to create, store, retrieve, modify and/or delete data in a database, understanding system ETL data transformation processes (data model interpretation, SSIS, SOA, Job execution, etc.).

Flexibility in learning new products and technologies quickly, as well as, the versatility to move across platforms and/or applications as needed.

Aptitude around test automation by executing scripts, reporting results, or having familiar knowledge with basic coding skills.

Ability to own project assignments and meet deadlines and work independently, as well as, in a group setting.

Demonstrates critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Consistently identifies, communicates and implements service improvement opportunities.

Required Experience

An Associate or Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Ten (10) or more years of responsible experience in an Information Technology environment utilizing multiple subsystems, including at least seven (7) years of QA testing experience in a Senior or Lead role.

Experience working in a Traditional (Waterfall) or Agile (Scrum) environment.

Proficient with Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Experience with test management tools (i.e. Microsoft Test Manager, HP ALM, Jira, etc.).

Experience with automated testing tools and processes (i.e. Ranorex, Selenium, Jenkins, etc.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Insurance industry knowledge a plus.

Bi-Lingual fluency (Spanish) a plus.

Basic programming knowledge a plus – C#, Java, .NET, etc.

Job Location

McKinney, Texas, United States

22 days 18 hours ago

Torchmark Corporation


Sr. QA Test Analyst Torchmark Corporation - McKinney, TX, United States


Location: McKinney, TX

Company Profile:
Torchmark Corporation is a holding company specializing in life and supplemental health insurance for "middle income" Americans marketed through multiple distribution channels including direct response, and exclusive and independent agencies.