Quality Assurance Consultant (Guidewire)
Toronto, ON, CA
6d ago

Job Description Summary

Provides expert operational and business test support for computer systems used internally and externally. Responsible for the development and implementation of the system test plan(s) adhering to established procedures.

Manages the effective use of resources to implement assigned projects. Understands the escalation process for approval of the test plan / calendar and for communicating testing discrepancies.

Assist team members as needed.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Understand Project Management fundamentals.
  • Gain business knowledge across all LOB’s.
  • Develop and implement project Quality Assurance Plans.
  • Train and mentor on QA processes.
  • Lead process improvement initiatives.
  • Maintain and execute automated testing.
  • Ability to support processes and functionality across multiple business units with high complexity.
  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Three years of Technology or Business Testing experience required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

  • Bachelors Degree in Technology or a related field preferred.
  • Four years of Technology, Business Testing, or Quality Assurance experience preferred.
  • Prior Guidewire and Billing Center experience is a strong asset
  • Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Technical Knowledge :
  • Demonstrates expert knowledge of business applications and processes.
  • Has an expert knowledge of the systems interfaces with the business operations work-flow, and a solid understanding of the corporate and departmental information system strategies.
  • Is proficient in the use of workstation applications related to the testing function.
  • Where appropriate maintains a thorough knowledge of business trends.
  • Business Knowledge & Partnership :
  • Works effectively to communicate with the immediate team, systems staff, other business units, service offices, agents, and customers, through a collaborative style.
  • Demonstrates ability to adjust priorities based on changing situations.
  • Able to handle several priority projects at once.
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making :
  • Demonstrates advanced ability to evaluate test results and resolve input problems.
  • Communicates test results to applicable ISD units in a clear and comprehensive manner to aid in resolution.
  • Recognizes and analyzes problems with average complexity.
  • Considers a variety of alternatives to arrive at a timely, practical solution.
  • Team Orientation :
  • Builds relationships with peers to achieve objectives.
  • Balances team and individual responsibilities.
  • Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views.
  • Gives and welcomes feedback.
  • Puts success of team above own interest.
  • Leadership :
  • Designs and tests systems, and / or system changes to insure system efficiency, integrity, productivity, and maintainability.
  • Communicates with business units when appropriate, utilizing advanced written or oral skills in order to maintain system and / or product credibility.
  • Planning and Project Management :
  • Able to coordinate testing activities with other teams within IT and business unit.
  • Has latitude for setting priorities and making decisions by using the general guidelines established by management.
  • Provides management with necessary time reporting information as required.
  • Completes multiple tasks in time allocated.
  • Financial Awareness :
  • Designs and tests systems and / or system changes accurately to maintain and / or reduce operating costs for the company.
  • Analyzes business trends, when appropriate, to enable the company to operate in a cost effective manner.
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