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MassMutual QA Automation Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

Haven Life is an insurtech innovator at MassMutual that offers a new way to get life insurance

online that's actually simple.

We combine the culture of a startup with the stability and backing of a Fortune 500 company to

create an environment that's truly unique.

Our diverse team is comprised of smart, collaborative people who think big, execute quickly and

don't take themselves too seriously. The Boston engineering group within Haven Life is located

near South Station in the Leather District, and our team is focused on the mission of providing

helpful financial products to mid-market and underserved customers. In case you're wondering,

yes, we provide free snacks, and enthusiastic ping pong competition too.

If you're creative, professional and kind, we'd love to hear from you.


You will be responsible for managing and executing the testing of our advanced insurance

applications and platform. You will need to learn and understand our products at a detailed level

and work with the team (primarily made up of developers, product managers, and other QA

engineers) to ship high-quality products or features every two weeks.

Your testing responsibilities will include:

● Lead or perform software test projects and tasks

● Review epics and stories, define the right test plan and criteria for them, and provide

effort estimates

● Establish clear expectations of scope and timing of all testing deliverables with the team

● Define, execute, and document manual tests, test data, and test results with necessary


● Communicate test results to the team and help prioritize and resolve any issues

● Analyze and debug production defects and work with the team to prioritize and resolve


● Deploy and troubleshoot local, sandbox, and/or CI/CD environments to enable testing

● Identify ways to make the testing process and surrounding processes more efficient and

effective over time

● Document knowledge that will be useful for new team members looking to test your

product and its dependencies

Your automation responsibilities will include:

● Design, create and maintain testing framework(s) as needed

● Automate back-end, API, front-end, and other test cases in a complex multi-product,

multi-services environment using tools such as Selenium Protractor or by writing code in

our in-house testing framework

● Create tools to run automated tests in different environments at pre-set times

automatically or at code merge

● Create reporting frameworks and actual reports of test results, and set up automated

storage and distribution of them

● Define and maintain a sprint roadmap for test automation in consultation with the team

and other stakeholders

● Note: This role entails a mix of manual and automation work, with manual being the

minority (10%-30%). However, for new products, features, and projects, the business

may require a higher degree of manual testing.


These skills are essential for success in this position:

● Minimum 4 years of QA experience (including minimum 1 year automation experience)

on web applications in multi-application production environments


● Minimum 2 years of QA automation or developer experience on web applications in

production environments

● Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or other related or similar field, e.g., Information

Technology, Management Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics) or

international equivalent degree or equivalent work experience

● Experience with multiple types of testing, for example, regression testing, ad hoc testing,

feature testing, user acceptance testing, user interface testing, integration testing,

performance testing, security testing, etc.

● Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

● Strong problem solving and root cause analysis skills, including debugging and log


● Hands-on experience writing, running, and maintaining automation testing frameworks

and/or automated tests

● Proficiency with a modern programming language, for example, JavaScript or TypeScript

(preferred), Java, Python, C++, etc.

● Experience with SQL queries

● Qualified applicants must be authorized to work in the US with or without sponsorship

now or in the future

● Must be able to work full-time from our Boston office

These skills are a plus:

● Selenium Protractor Experience

● Ability to set up and troubleshoot local and sandbox environments

● Ability and willingness to look into code bases outside one’s direct responsibility to

identify potential failure points

● Extensive experience with the Agile methodology and frequent releases

● Experience in multi-platform testing (desktop, tablet, mobile) and multi-browser testing

● Experience with quality assurance metrics and reporting

● Familiarity with CI/CD concepts and best practices including build and source control

automation tools Jenkins and Git


We have a stellar team of co-workers, a really cool office, and lots of fun activities. Oh yeah, and

we pay competitive base salaries and we reward performance. Our salary structure is

commensurate with experience. In addition, you will be eligible to participate in our

comprehensive benefits program including medical insurance and 401(K).

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