AXA is seeking a Lead QE Manager with an open mindset for our individual retirement business unit located in Syracuse, NY. In this highly visible role you will be responsible for leading quality and delivery of Individual annuity product and admin system changes utilizing modern tools and methodologies. This position will work very closely with and serve as liaison to our onshore/offshore vendor counterparts ensuring holistic quality and business value of IT deliverables.
Support Quality Engineering within the retirement business team
End to End individual platform responsibility for Quality of code changes, technical design, business value and regression
Ability to work with key business stakeholders and articulate any risks, defects, issues etc.
Hands on automation experience on front end and legacy applications, with the goal of developing an automation first mindset within the team
Will have functional management responsibility for QE resources
Offshore will be heavily leveraged and will require constant touchpoints with team members to assess project health, transition knowledge, resolve queries, follow up with business, BA's, dev and UAT members for clarifications, user experience, etc.
Utilize modernized methodologies (Agile, Scrum, BDD/TDD) to deliver software with high business value and quality, while ensuring low production leakage
Implement institutionalized standards of quality engineering into the team
Define & standardize metrics and tools to improve monitoring and transparency
Expand Test Automation to improve quality, reduce cycle times and optimize risk
Enable a culture of continuous improvement within the guild to up-skill talent and improve employee engagement
Work with QE guild leads to provide innovative solutions and improve Quality throughout the squad/tribe
Communicate pulse of the project at the executive level with key business stakeholders, IT leaders, and business partners.
Occasional late nights and early mornings as required.
7+ years of experience in Individual annuity product and Annuity admin system experience.
4+ years of technical and leadership experience supporting individual annuity automation and test service virtualization
3+ years of quality engineering experience
3+ years of experience with Java, Selenium, and Ruby Cucumber for automation
Knowledge of software testing concepts and methodologies including automation test script building/execution and agile TDD/BDD and exploratory testing
Strong Interpersonal / relationship management skills, able to foster working relationships within the team, across IT and with business colleagues
Knowledge of business and technology practices and trends
Ability to influence, negotiate, and elicit important details
Strong knowledge of business and technology practices and trends
Flexible and adaptable expects and embraces change
Ability to communicate effectively through both written and verbal means with all levels of the organization
We have been providing stability and reliability to our clients since 1859 to help them live their lives with confidence, to give them peace of mind, and enable them to realize their dreams for their loved ones and their legacy.
As an employer AXA is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels completely comfortable bringing their true selves to work every day. AXA US has been recognized and certified as a great place to work by the Great Place to Work Institute.
We provide our employees opportunities to move within our organization, so they can grow their career and skills without ever having to leave AXA. Almost 40% of our open jobs are filled with current employees.
NOTE: AXA participates in the E-Verify program.
In addition to competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package including 401(k) and medical programs, we offer the opportunity for continued professional development in a congenial corporate environment.
AXA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to our employees, applicants and candidates based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by federal, state and local laws.