Grinnell Chamber

Test Engineer

Full time
Posted: 11/23/2021
Grinnell, IA
Brielle Beck


Test Engineers are responsible for development and execution of testing that delivers quality, while supporting the business objectives of Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company and their customers. They serve as a member of a cross functional Agile Software Development Team, completing any/all tasks to ensure team success.

This position can be based in our Grinnell, Iowa, office or remotely in one of the following states: Arizona, Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Florida, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.

  • Designs, develops, and defines test scripts and test plans based on requirements to ensure quality and performance outcomes.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in Object-Oriented Programming languages and automation testing techniques that adhere to best practices specific to Grinnell Mutual.
  • Utilizes critical thinking to refactor manual test cases to automated test scripts.
  • Executes tests and analyzes outcomes to ensure new and updated applications meet or exceed quality standards and user requirements before released to a production environment.
  • Recognizes risks and identifies areas for continuous improvements to maximize testing coverage and reduce testing cycle time.
  • Logs, tracks, and verifies resolution defects against requirement criteria.
  • Evaluates data and metrics used to measure the SDLC and identify gaps.
  • Remains current with changes in career field and evaluates the feasibility of incorporating new techniques into new and supported applications.
  • Contributes to product planning using Agile methodologies and participates in ensuring stories are complete, accurate and ready to be developed before the team commits to them.
  • Collaborates and takes ownership of team delivery to ensure highest probability of success for team.
  • Adheres to work intake, prioritization, change management, architecture governance and other required best practices of Grinnell Mutual.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or two years Test Engineer experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  •  Guidewire Policy Center experience is preferred.
  • Exhibits strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Exhibits a continuous improvement mindset towards all duties.
  • Contributes to the growth of technology at Grinnell Mutual by sharing expertise with others. Educates others, adding to the total technical capabilities of Grinnell Mutual.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, schedule and meet deadlines while concurrently managing multiple tasks. Must be able to work with multiple interruptions.
  • Working knowledge of Property and Casualty Insurance preferred. Willingness to develop a working knowledge of industry and Grinnell Mutual specific business practices. Must be able to appropriately apply learned knowledge as it relates to responsibilities of the position.
  • Experience with IT industry test management and test automation tools preferred.
  • Experience testing client/server and web-based applications preferred.
  • Ability to recognize risks and collaborate to build mitigation plans.
  • Knowledge of testing methodologies that apply to Agile and iterative Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Exhibits understanding of all phases of software testing and able to document.
  • Experience using testing tools for technical testing such as SQL, SOAPUI, Automation (Java Script or a similar object-oriented language), as well as those for defect and test management preferred.
  • Experience using automation tools, including scripting with an object-oriented language preferred.
  • Knowledge of common testing methods, tools, testing types, terminology and industry practices with proven ability to assess requirements and impacts of the proposed changes.
  • Demonstrated ability to document and share knowledge with others. Must be able to work with audiences of various levels of ability about the subject matter and confirm knowledge transfer.
  • Demonstrated oral, written, and presentation skills to both technical and non-technical personnel. Exhibits self-assurance and a creative aptitude.
  • Ability to work in a harmonious manner with co-employees, agents, vendors, and supervisor.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to keep regular work schedule and maintain regular, predictable attendance.
  • Ability to represent Grinnell Mutual at selected professional conference approximate 1-2 times per year. May include overnight stays and travel.

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