Consultant, IT App Development - Lead Test Automation Developer (Ruby)

Company: Nationwide
Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 13.AUG.2018


If youre passionate about becoming a Nationwide associate and believe you have the potential to be something great, lets talk. Number 54 on...


If youre passionate about becoming a Nationwide associate and believe you have the potential to be something great, lets talk.

Number 54 on the Fortune Magazine 100 Best Places to Work.

JOB SUMMARY: Top-level technical expert in one or more highly specialized phases of applications programming. Provides technical consulting on complex projects. Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results. Responsible for program design, coding, testing, debugging, and documentation. Has full technical knowledge of all phases of applications programming.

Job Description

RELATIONSHIP: Manager/Director


  • Designs, develops and implements cost-effective information technology solutions by creating new and modifying existing software applications that are the most complex in nature. Serves as an expert in applications development and undertakes the most complex projects requiring additional specialized technical knowledge.
  • Analyzes and validates the most complex system requirements and existing business processes and information systems to ensure desirability, practicality, and resource availability and capability. Leads in the design, development and implementation of new programs and/or modification of existing applications. Responsible for the most complex designs, prototypes and other methodologies for new and/or existing systems including the design, development and implementation of test plans and strategies as well as program specifications with various interfaces.
  • Designs, codes, tests, debugs, documents and implements the most complex software applications according to standards.
  • Provides top-level expertise in the definition and development of specifications and programming for the most complex technical modules, applications, prototypes and computer programs.
  • Leads all aspects of applications programming and development for multiple, large-scale projects.
  • Evaluates and provides technical solutions and strategies to the most complex application development problems. Sought as a resource for resolution of the most advanced application development problems and issues.
  • Determines user requirements, leads application design, plans projects, establishes priorities and monitors progress. Evaluates project status and resource utilization and implements changes to improve the team's effectiveness.
  • Acts as a technical programming consultant for large-scale projects that include multiple product lines and various interfaces. Serves as a top-level technical programming consultant for the most complex applications development projects involving multiple disciplines and impacting multiple business units.
  • Acts as a source of direction, training, and guidance for less experienced staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education: Undergraduate studies in computer science, management information systems, mathematics or related field is strongly preferred.

Experience: Eight years of experience in programming and systems analysis. Three years of experience in project management is preferred.

Knowledge: Must have proven knowledge in computer programming language. Must have a thorough understanding in systems and data processing policies, practices and procedures. Must have a thorough understanding in systems analysis and design techniques. Must have expert knowledge of the systems development life cycle. Demonstrated knowledge of project management concepts and techniques is required.

Skills/Competencies: Must have the ability to analyze the most complex applications and systems. Must be able to program the most complex systems requiring minimal interfaces. Must possess strong problem-solving skills to determine the programming effects on existing systems. Must have strong decision-making skills for problem identification and solution recommendation. Must have strong project management skills. Must have written and oral communication skills to prepare and communicate programming plans and procedures as well as to interact with all levels within the company.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values and Guiding Behaviors.

Staffing Exceptions to the above minimum job requirements must be approved by the: Director and HR Officer


Overtime Eligibility: Not Eligible

Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Associates may have on-call responsibility after normal working hours and/or on weekends.

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.

Credit Check: Not Applicable

Safety Sensitive (SS): Not Applicable

Job Evaluation Activity: Evaluated: MDK (12-22-03)

Additional Job Description

This is a Line Test Lead role for one of the Nationwide Lines that supports Guidewire Policy Center Application. Looking for Lead Test Analyst with 6+ years of strong experience in Test Planning and Test Execution with strong leadership skills. The test lead role will be part of a 15+ member Agile Team.

Role Expectations:
  • Nationwide Profession 2.0 - Perform the Lead Test Analyst Role as defined in the Profession 2.0 roles expectations.
  • Test Planning & Execution - Strong leadership in Test Planning, Test Execution with testing mindset.
  • Cross Impact - Participates in cross-functional discussions to review the impact of application changes from both internal and external interfaces
  • Collaboration - Ability to mentor testers, build strong partnership and work collaboratively within and across multiple teams for test execution and resolve blockers.
  • Leadership - Strong leadership qualities with positive mind set, adaptability, accountability, sense of ownership and Agile Mindset.
  • Continuous Improvement - Identifies and implements areas for improving efficiency, shortening of test cycles, and automation of test scripts
  • Communication - Communicate effectively with business teams, Analyst & developers, Scrums Master and Project Managers.
  • Test Automation - Experience with Test Automation Framework and Automation strategy using Ruby/Cucumber platform and automated testing tools.
  • Guidewire Policy Center - Experience with Guidewire Policy Center test planning and execution.
Ideal Skills:

+ Ruby, Cucumber, Jenkins, SQL, Object Oriented programming

+ Ruby Automation Watir, cucumber, spreadsheet, page object, ruby-oci8

+ Continuous Integration Jenkins

+ Should have great technical expertise and experienced in coding test automation framework/scripts independently and be able to help/guide junior developer

+ Familiarity with Scrum or similar agile practices

+ Good communication and listening skills

+ Ability to distill complex requirements


Job ID: 50482


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