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Job Title

QA Engineer

Reference Number

Aflac NI- 123



Contract Type

Full-Time Permanent

Closing Date


Team Context

Our Technology team here in Belfast has expanded rapidly during the last 2 years; in addition to our Pega and Mobile Engineering Teams, we have built teams that are delivering solutions using the latest Cloud Data, Cognitive Engineering, DevOps, and Web platforms. Our engineering teams are working on disruptive solutions to solve complex problems faced by the insurance industry. The teams will deliver in different product areas, such as proposal generation, claims, customer service, agent sales & service, and they will all create intelligent solutions using DevOps practices, cloud technologies and modern platforms.

We currently operate three Engineering Practices: Web & Mobile, Cloud Data, and Pega. Within these practices we aim to provide the highest levels of quality and engineering techniques. The successful will candidate be placed in a key Pega Platform team where they will be responsible for ensuring high quality solutions are produced while applying the best test mindset and test automation principles.

Role Context

We want QA Engineers who are passionate about high quality outcomes for the customer and can put the end-user at the centre of their thinking.  As part of our Agile teams, we will provide you with the opportunity to use the latest technology to serve our customers and sales agents and apply your skills as part of an exciting new team. The ideal candidate will know the right way to apply test strategies to ensure the highest data quality possible.

Key Responsibilities

  • End-to-end testing of web applications and APIs
  • Provide best practice, shift-left coaching to developers to promote defensive coding habits
  • Lead example mapping sessions to help build complete picture of user story requirements
  • Contribute to creation and maintenance of CI/CD pipelines

Skills and experience

Below is an overview of the skills and experience we are looking for, but remember, don’t rule yourself out if you don’t have everything on the list – it’s your intellect and your attitude we are really after.


  • 3+ years of software testing experience
  • Experience with targeted test automation strategies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well within a team environment, maximising the different strengths across the team
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a Computer Science, Engineering, or STEM subject. Comparable commercial experience will also be considered
  • Key technology experience required for the role: any test automation tools, but we mostly use Robot Framework with either Selenium or Playwright
  • Commercial experience of agile testing processes and the DevOps lifecycle


  • Experience with different types of Agile project delivery
  • Experience of implementing security standards that meet privacy requirements for web/portal/mobile applications
  • Other valuable technologies: Robot Framework, GIT, REST-based API, object-oriented concepts

So that’s us. Thanks for taking the time to read this far (pretty impressive in the era of the 280-character tweet). We look forward to hearing from you if you fancy joining a new tech innovation company with the agility of a start-up and the stability of a Fortune 500 U.S. company.

Aflac are a Fortune 500 company, and the largest supplier of supplemental health insurance in the US and Japan. Our insurance helps policyholders when they have an accident or illness, and when they come to us they are in one of their greatest times of need.

For this reason, it is critically important we have world-class technology solutions so our customer can focus on getting better. An innovative tech company based in Belfast, Aflac Northern Ireland will help create new digital products and enhance our cyber security capabilities.

While the work we do is of great importance, we don't take ourselves too seriously. We are fast-paced and hardworking, but maintain a welcoming and approachable culture. We like to have a good time and are not afraid to be imaginative and try new things.

We get it you probably never saw yourself working for an insurance firm. Safe to say none of us grew up dreaming of that either. However, once you see the impact our technology has on people's lives, and the opportunity for innovative solutions you'll see why we love it here.

We offer highly competitive pay and benefits, and support a variety of career development opportunities. Our goal is to make Aflac Northern Ireland one of the most adaptable IT and cyber security teams/organisations in the world. We constantly push ourselves to learn new technologies and play an influential role expanding the fintech frontier here in Belfast.

So if you are interested in shaping what we do in Northern Ireland, being an author of a new local company, and setting the tone of the organisation then we'd love to hear from you.

You know the drill: Send in a CV and some basic details and we'll be in touch.