Automation Engineer

at Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.
Location Anoka, Minnesota
Date Posted September 19, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Permanent


Zurich is seeking an Automation Engineer to work out of our Anoka, MN office.

The selected candidate will work with Application Developers and Quality Assurance Engineers to analyze automation needs and design, document, test and develop automation scripts/solutions as required to deliver quality solutions which meet business requirements.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Work with Project team, business and product management to design, develop, review and execute test plan & strategy.
  • Create and design reusable automation framework, identify the impact for various products (software applications) and communicate across the teams
  • Create, execute, maintain & optimize automated test scripts.
  • Perform simple to complex test data conditioning, functional, Integration & regression test validations & defect management using various testing tools.
  • Collaborate with Agile team and provide input for product backlog, sprint planning, development, demo and retrospective governing agile principles.
  • Assign testing tasks, review and mentor less experienced QA Analysts.
  • Define strategies, processes, best practices & methodologies using various testing techniques & tools to bring efficiency in testing.
  • Provide regular reports on status, metrics & ROI values to management.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the IT area
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience in the IT area
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the IT area
  • Experience with IT root cause analysis and troubleshooting defects
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Development/Coding experience
  • Technical expert and good team player
  • Self-motivated and comfortable working with a team or independently
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate through communication skills
  • Strong hands-on experience in Java/C# and Object Oriented programming - class structure, code re-use, abstract thinking/Page object model
  • Strong hands-on experience in creating reusable framework for ATDD/BDD Testing (Gherkin and Cucumber/Specflow) and creating step definitions.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment, Agile Tools and good exposure to Continuous Integration

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols ( ), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or a negative COVID test result when applicable, to a third-party vendor. These protocols are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.

A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at Zurich?

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500 . Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Location(s): AM - Anoka
Remote Working: No
Schedule: Full Time

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