User Acceptance Testing Coordinator in Mesa, AZ at National General Insurance

Date Posted: 11/20/2019

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Job Description

Primary Purpose:

Support accuracy and functionality of system development across the organization by coordinating user acceptance testing (UAT) and post production validation of development projects and releases. User Acceptance Testing Coordinators will plan, monitor, and control testing activities and tasks. This position will also be responsible for facilitating regression testing and may assist business users with testing customizations. Works closely with Operations, Application Development, and IT QA to ensure development and testing efforts are completed and meet all outlined requirements in the implemented solution. The User Acceptance Testing Coordinator will also work with the project team to ensure the test environment is put into place before test execution, and managed during test execution. This position will schedule tests for execution, then monitor, measure, control, and report on the test progress, the product quality status, and the test results. They will also coordinate issues resolution and make recommendations for quality assurance process improvements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Coordinates user acceptance testing initiatives by communicating across multiple lines of business, organizing meetings and supporting training efforts to ensure effectiveness of UAT initiatives
  • Facilitates UAT process by reviewing project requirement documents, assessing business impacts of systems development, coordinating testing teams and developing and reviewing test scripts to ensure users conduct thorough and careful testing
  • Advises key stakeholders by communicating knowledge of application functionality and development processes to improve user acceptance testing and assist managers in meeting business goals
  • Contributes to development of test plan library by analyzing business needs and developing test plans to create a framework for current and future testing, increased efficiency, and avoids duplication of work
  • Develops comprehensive test plans
  • Attend business requirements review sessions
  • Facilitates UAT test plan review, testing, and post production validation meetings
  • Partners with IT Teams to ensure testing environments are set up, testing data is loaded, and defect resolution is completed promptly before, during, and after go live dates
  • Coordinates UAT and obtains stakeholder approvals
  • Coordinates post production validation to ensure validation of all business processes are completed, defects are resolved, and change requests are successfully implemented

Required Skills/Abilities

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or in-lieu of degree equivalent education, training and work-related experience
  • 0-3+ years relevant experience within National General Lender Services systems and processes
  • Process oriented business experience
  • Knowledge of principles and methodology behind user acceptance testing
  • Terminology, function and fundamental capabilities of common computer, software, information and communication technology devices, components, and concepts
  • Policies, practices, trends, technology and information affecting the business and organization
  • Implement planning to prioritize, organize, measure work
  • Complete tasks attentively and thoroughly
  • Communicate information in a clear, well-organized, and professional manner
  • Translate technical jargon into user-friendly information
  • Manage multiple projects or responsibilities concurrently and effectively
  • Maintain composure during high stress situations
  • Adapt and be flexible in a complex changing environment
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Understand the needs and goals of a customer and actively look for ways to meet them
  • Continuously strives to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Ability to quickly understand key business requirements and workflows and ensure test cases reflect all business scenarios.
  • Attention to detail and ability to clearly document defects
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills
  • Contribute to a positive work environment by influencing others to reward performance and value “can do” people, accountability, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, continuous improvement, collaboration, creativity and fun
  • Adopt National General Insurance values in personal work behaviors, decision-making, contributions and interpersonal interactions; manage own career development by soliciting feedback and valuing other perspectives

Desired Skills:

  • 0-3+ years of experience in Insurance and/or Mortgage servicing industry
  • Working knowledge of NGLS systems and Black Knight MSP
  • HP Quality Center – Knowledge of HP Quality Center
  • Demonstrate interest in enhancing knowledge; seeks opportunities to learn and grow

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Job posting ID: 2019-3571

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About National General Holdings:

National General Holdings Corp. is headquartered in New York City. National General traces its roots to 1939, has a financial strength rating of A– (excellent) from A.M. Best, and provides personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. We are a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through our subsidiaries, we provide a variety of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche insurance products.

National General is a fast paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial organization. Our team members live by and exemplify what we call the 4Es. At National General, we are Energized, Engaged, Empowered, and we Execute every day in order to provide an exceptional experience for our customers! We are passionate about our organization and the value that we add every day. A successful candidate with National General will embody the 4Es. Our team is poised to outperform the competition. We are National General Insurance and with us you can be extraordinary! Come join our team!

Companies and Partners

Direct General Auto & Life, Personal Express Insurance, Century-National Insurance, ABC Insurance Agencies, NatGen Preferred, NatGen Premier, Seattle Specialty, National General Lender Services, ARS, RAC Insurance Partners, Mountain Valley Indemnity, New Jersey Skylands, Adirondack Insurance Exchange, VelaPoint, Quotit, HealthCompare, AHCP, NHIC, Healthcare Solutions Team, North Star Marketing, Euro Accident.

In addition to a phenomenal career opportunity, National General Insurance offers an excellent benefits package including:

• Paid Training
• Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
• Wellness Programs
• Life and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
• 401k w/ Company Match
• Company Paid Holidays & Generous Time-off policy
• Employee Discount Program
• Career Advancement and Development Opportunities
• On-site Healthcare Clinic (Winston-Salem and Cleveland offices)
• On-site Fitness Center (Cleveland and Dallas offices)
• Subsidized parking (Cleveland office)

National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.

In the event you need assistance or accommodation in completing your online application, please contact NGIC main office by phone at (336) 435-2000.

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