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Lead Analyst – PolicyCenter

The Lead Analyst – PolicyCenter will perform and oversee BA and QA work, analyzing complex change requests for PolicyCenter (PC). The ideal candidate will work with functional areas of the business to understand their needs and then prepare design documents for the Frontline IT organization to develop from. This person will validate testing approaches and review test case coverage, including, integration testing, regression testing, and negative testing. They will also monitor and ensure alignment of functional test cases with requirements. The Lead Analyst – PC will also serve in a leadership role on the PC team to onboard, mentor, and supervise other Business Analysts and QA Analysts. The Lead Analyst – PC will recommend and enforce BA & QA standards across the PC team.

Essential Duties

  • Demonstrate expert knowledge on the Guidewire PolicyCenter system, our implementation, and corresponding business processes.
  • Onboard new PC BAs and QAs and provide guidance to less experienced team members.
  • Contribute and enforce continuous improvement of best practices and established processes.
  • Audit PC BA and QA deliverables for quality and consistency.
  • Communicate PC BA and QA status and escalate any concerns to management.
  • Perform semi-annual performance reviews for all PC BAs and QAs.
  • Be the liaison between functional leads, development teams and support teams.
  • Participate in New Initiative Design Solution workshops.
  • Work with major functional areas of the business to understand and document change requests submitted to the IT organization.
  • Knowledgeable on integrations with internal and external applications; research any dependencies and work on system design plan with solution architect and developers.
  • Review and analyze how changes to the business process and / or business needs will impact technical requirements throughout the system and organization.
  • Determine testing approach and develop integrated end-to-end functional, including manual and automated test cases.
  • Create Software Requirements Specifications, use cases, technical requirements, wireframes, system flow diagrams, and other documentation for Guidewire configurations and custom software development projects.
  • Shepherd ideas through the System Development Life Cycle to ensure new business processes and system changes are documented, developed, tested, and promoted successfully.
  • Be involved in all steps of the ongoing Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC) including but not limited to; requirements analysis, test planning, writing and reviewing test cases, executing test cases, and bug logging, tracking and closing.
  • Work with the QA team to ensure test cases are current, correct, and cover alternative paths for existing and new system functionality.
  • Coordinate UAT support and release night coverage from the PC team with the Release Manager.
  • Monitor reported PC production issues to ensure ServiceNow SLAs are met.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Thorough knowledge of agile methodologies
  • Experience working on cross-functional teams.
  • Skilled at writing detailed Software Requirements Specifications, use cases, and wireframes.
  • Strong background using defect-ticketing software (such as Rally, JIRA, QTest etc.) to document software defects for development teams.
  • Skilled at negotiating consensus among departments that request sometimes conflicting or inconsistent software requirements.
  • Hands-on implementation and support experience on Guidewire PolicyCenter projects – Product model, Policy transactions and life cycle, Rating, Forms and external third party Integrations etc..

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job supervises PolicyCenter Business Analysts and QA Analysts.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible experience leadings team of Business Analysts and Quality Analysts.
  • 7+ years of Guidewire PolicyCenter projects – Implementations, Upgrades, Conversions etc.
  • Hands-on implementation and support experience on Guidewire PolicyCenter projects.
  • Can do attitude with excellent communication skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in team situations and share knowledge freely.
  • Great interpersonal skills and able to manage cross-functional relationships.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and work on tasks with competing priority.
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and a self-starter attitude required.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
College Degree and 10+ years related IT BA experience.
7+ years of experience in Guidewire PolicyCenter projects

 

Work Location
500 International Pkwy, Lake Mary, FL 32746.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and comprehend detailed instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to professionally execute excellent verbal and written communications. Ability to effectively present information in one-on- one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

NOTE: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, Frontline Homeowners Insurance reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.

I have carefully read and understand the contents of this job description. I understand the responsibilities and duties expected of me. I also understand that this job description does not constitute a contract of employment nor alter my status as an at will employee. I have the right to terminate my employment at any time and for any reason and Frontline Insurance has a similar right.

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