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Test Strategist

| Chicago

Arity is a technology company founded by The Allstate Corporation focused on making transportation safer, smarter and more useful for everyone. We collect and analyze massive amounts of data to help our partners better predict risk and understand how people move. The Arity Platform is built on billions of miles of historical driving data with more than one million active telematics connections and 10+ years of data directly from cars.

Job Description

This Test Strategist role is part of the Arity Testing Services organization and will support and drive achievement of progressive, fully autonomous testing solutions utilizing machine learning where appropriate across our Arity Product suite. Utilizing agile methodologies and extensive cloud technologies Arity is hard at work creating the future of continuous testing and we now need a strong, energetic and inquisitive strategist to play a key role in our Arity team.

This position is on site in the Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL - Monday through Friday, regular business hours. 

Key responsibilities of the role will include (but are not limited to):

  • Designs and creates comprehensive test strategies for various products within areas of responsibility which deliver upon our goals
  • Creates high value partnerships with Product Owners and product teams
  • Coaches and mentors test engineers within areas of responsibility product teams
  • Embraces our technical strategy for continuous delivery
  • Contribute to technology strategy and engineering roadmaps
  • Initiates and implements continuous improvements in all areas of responsibility including the assessment and implementations of Chaos suite principles for each product
  • Anticipates issues and develops preventative measures
  • Managing workloads in an Agile development environment
  • Supports the strategic technical direction for highly integrated, autonomous test solutions

    The person

    This role is ideal for someone who has a real passion for technology and are advocates of software engineering best practices and continuous improvement and enjoys keeping up to date in industry trends and best practice.

     

Job Qualifications

Essential Criteria

  • 5+ years’ experience in all aspects of software testing; and
  • 1+ years’ experience in creating and driving test strategy: and
  • 2+ years of Test Automation Development experience with open source and market-leading vended solutions creating functional, regression, or performance tests
  • Experience developing/consuming Web Services (REST, SOAP, JSON), ETL jobs and APIs; and
  • Working knowledge of scripting languages e.g. (Perl, JavaScript, Python, JACL, Node.js); and
  • Experience utilizing open source libraries and re-usable components; and
  • Understanding of Test Driven Development (TDD), Continuous integration and deployment

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience with common tools such as Jenkins, Artifactory, GitHub, InelliJ, JUnit, JIRA, Maven
  • Experience with delivering using Agile methodology practices
  • Experience of cloud technologies like AWS, Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry
  • Knowledge of security (risks and threats, authentication, authorization, certificates, encryption)
  • Familiarity with Agile backlog management tools such as Atlassian’s JIRA / Confluence, Pivotal Tracker, TFS
  • Experience in mobile development – IOS or Android
  • Experience with Cassandra, Nifi, Hadoop, Kafka, Greenplum, Flink and other Big Data platforms and applications

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

Learn more about life at Allstate. Connect with us on TwitterFacebookInstagram and LinkedIn or watch a video.

 

Heads up: when you click “apply now” you’ll be directed to the Allstate careers site. You’re still looking at an Arity job, but because we were founded by Allstate, we share the same application system.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • PandasLibraries
    • Sci-KitLearnLibraries
    • NumpyLibraries
    • MatplotlibLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • PysparkFrameworks
    • HiveFrameworks
    • ImpalaFrameworks
    • KafkaFrameworks
    • NiFiFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • MuralDesign
    • SmaplyDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • Pivotal TrackerManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • TrackerManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

Arity's located in the Merchandise Mart, the heart of Chicago's tech scene. Mobility is what we do & you can find us using all forms to get to work.

An Insider's view of Arity

What’s the vibe like in the office?

At Arity, you’re encouraged to see yourself and be yourself. When you walk through the door, you are part of something bigger than yourself and are empowered to achieve and be better than when you first started here. The space and culture facilitate collaboration & are designed to spark innovation, allowing us to accelerate the future of mobility.

Taylor, Steph & Rachel

Culture team

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The mission of our team is to derive meaningful events and features from raw telematics data, with a mix of physics, signal processing, machine learning, & experimentation. Derived from big data, we're developing best-in-class solutions for collision and distracted driving detection which is disrupting the mobility space.

Venu & Kyle

Data Scientists, Advanced Sensor Insights Team

What makes someone successful on your team?

Product Managers on my team are go-getters. They dive into an ambiguous market and drive our business by leveraging core competencies that achieve solutions. To be successful, they think big, have entrepreneurial drive, wear multiple hats, and have a positive, resilient attitude. Above all, we win together and do this by building each other up.

Rachel

Group Product Manager, Shared Mobility Solutions Team

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At Arity, we solve problems that impact society. Arity Engineering plays a critical role in developing products that incorporate capabilities our customers want with solutions they need. When a customer has a challenge, we leverage the group’s collective learning to work towards an optimized solution. We rarely come across something we can’t solve.

Emad

Vice President, Engineering

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

When collaborating with other teams at Arity, transparency is essential. That means communicating clearly, as well as understanding and respecting other's perspectives. Everyone has strengths that they bring to the table, and open communication allows my team to find those superpowers to work efficiently and successfully deliver to our customers.

Shireen

Salesforce Product Owner, Customer Success Team

What are Arity Perks + Benefits

Arity Benefits Overview

Arity was founded by The Allstate Corporation, but you’ll be working for—and at—Arity. It’s the best of both worlds. You’ll get access to the full suite of Allstate benefits and work in a fast-paced startup culture. That’s more than just free breakfasts, brain breaks and ping pong. It’s a culture that encourages you to be you.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
If enrolled, you have coverage for certain periodic vision exams, eyeglass lenses and frames, or contact lenses, up to a designated dollar amount.
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We also provide a cash balance pension benefit, at no cost, to eligible employees based on their eligible compensation and years of service with the company. Employees are vested after 3 years.
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Arity offers up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Looking for more information? You can find details here: https://www.allstate.jobs/life-allstate/benefits/#toggle-id-4.

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