PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP Lead QA Analyst (Automation focused) in DES MOINES, Iowa

Lead QA Analyst (Automation focused) - #220702Job Area:ITBusiness Area:PensionLocation:IA - Des MoinesCareer Category:Experienced ProfessionalFull/Part Time:Full TimeRegular/Temporary:RegularDate Posted:07/12/2017Responsibilities:Are you energized by working with a team on something that you care about doing well? Are you passionate about technology and the difference it can make? Are you ready to tackle new challenges and find valuable solutions for them?We are looking for an experienced QA or Developer resource looking to take that next step in their career. You must have experience building QA Automation concepts, plans and the leads them to execution. Passion for QA Test Automation a must! If this sounds like you, then we have an opportunity that just might align with you career aspirations! You will be responsible for:Be a key team member helping to deliver high quality solutions for our businessInfluencing key stakeholders on the value a Quality Assurance practice brings to the organization to create a 'test first' cultureContributing to and lead continuous improvement of automated software quality assurance processes and resourcesCommunicating effectively with business units, IT staff and leadersLeading, mentoring and coaching junior staff - Be the "Go to Person" for Quality AssuranceSponsor initiatives to support continual QA process improvements and integration of the QA process with other development activitiesQualifications:Required skills/experienceAssociate's or Bachelor's degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math related field or equivalent work experience (6 years of experience equates to an Associate's degree when defining "equivalent work experience")At least 4 years of QA Lead or Development experiencePrevious development experienceExperience with Agile and other SDLC methodologies like WaterfallRequired technical skills include SQL, WinSQL and databaseAdditional preferred experience:Experience with automated testing tools and practices (Ranorex, Selenium, Cucumber and JIRA/Confluence)Ability to drive out critical tests based off risk and articulates the plan for testing to varied audiencesTechnical aptitude and experience in Secure SoftwareAbility to influence at a variety of levelsCore competencies for success:Communication skills - Be able to actively listen to others and articulate your ideas to any audience in a way where you can achieve your goal, while building trustTeamwork - Being able to effectively work with a global team with different skill sets, personalities, work styles, or motivation level to achieve a better team resultSelling the Quality Assurance services - Getting partners to buy -in to an idea, decision, action, product or serviceFocus on continuous improvement - Both with our solutions and as individualsEffective at managing conflicting prioritiesEmbracing and driving forward a "team first" cultureVisa Sponsorship:This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by Principal. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time.Job Level:Willing to consider qualified candidates at multiple levels.Background Check Requirements:Employment at Principal is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.The Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gend