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

Date Posted: 1/26/2020

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Job Description

Primary Purpose:

Manages a group of User Acceptance Coordinators who work on projects ranging from minor small enhancments to major systems projects and other IT initiatives.  Works directly with the Business Unit, IT, the client and other internal departments to analyze, understand business requirements and ensure the development effort completed all requirements in the implemented solution. Continuously strives to improve efficiency, reduce costs, ensure compliance with regulations, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide clients with quality service.  Successful candidates will offer a strategic perspective, sound business judgment, deep analytical capabilities, and a collaborative working style. They will possess strong intellectual curiosity, and a passion for achieving practical business impact.  The UAT Supervisor will be accountable for the team as well as test plans, the test scripts, facilitating meetings, interacting with QA and application development on multiple projects at one time.

 

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.

  • Manage user acceptance testing initiatives by communicating across multiple lines of business, organizing meetings and supporting training efforts to ensure effectiveness of UAT initiatives
  • Facilitate UAT process by reviewing test requirements, assessing business impacts of systems development, coordinating testing teams and developing and reviewing test scripts to ensure users conduct thorough and careful testing
  • Advise key stakeholders by communicating knowledge of application functionality and development processes to improve user acceptance testing and assist managers in meeting business goals
  • Contribute to development and refinement of test script library by reviewing existing scripts, analyzing business needs and developing new test plans to create a framework for future testing, increase efficiency and avoid duplication of work
  • Contribute to a positive work environment by demonstrating cultural expectations and 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

 

Minimum Skills and Competencies:

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
  • 3+ years of experience in Insurance and/or Mortgage servicing industry
  • Process oriented business experience
  • Working knowledge of development and testing methodologies and techniques
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically
  • Understand the needs and goals of a customer and actively look for ways to meet them
  • Advanced analytical and technical abilities.  Must be capable of breaking problems into component parts and addressing each individual issue in order to develop an appropriate and thorough solution.  The expectation is that the solution will account for both operational and systems needs.
  • Understand basic project management methodology
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Effective organization and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines
  • Interviewing skills as related to data gathering, requirements elicitation.
  • Works independently with little supervision
  • Attention to detail
  • Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Visio)
  • Must perform well in high-energy, dynamic and team-oriented environments
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish working relationships with individuals at varying levels within the organization
  • Sound understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills with a disciplined mindset.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects with competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • MS Office Suite, including Visio diagramming software.
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Leadership skills.

 

 

Desired Skills:

  • 3+ years of experience in Insurance and/or Mortgage servicing industry
  • Ability to think strategically.
  • Ability to effectively communicate directly with clients and prospects, projecting a confident and competent demeanor.
  • Consulting experience
  • Knowledge of Lender Placed Insurance requirements
  • Working knowledge of NGLS TrackGuard System, including CCS and TrackSource
  • Building Rapport

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Job posting ID: 2019-4294

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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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