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Guidewire QA Automation Lead - Manager

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A career within Functional and Industry Technologies services will provide you with the opportunity to build secure and new digital experiences for customers, employees, and suppliers. We focus on improving apps or developing new apps for traditional and mobile devices as well as conducting usability testing to find ways to improve our clients' user experience. As part of our team, you'll help clients harness technology systems in financial services focusing on areas such as insurance, sales performance management, retirement and pension, asset management, and banking & capital markets.
To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.
As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
  • Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.
  • Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.
  • Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.
  • Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.
  • Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.
  • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.
  • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.
  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
  • Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.


Job Requirements and Preferences:
Basic Qualifications:
Minimum Degree Required:
Bachelor Degree
Minimum Years of Experience:
5 year(s)
Preferred Qualifications:
Certification(s) Preferred:
Guidewire Certified in PolicyCenter, BillingCenter and /or ClaimCenter, SAFe, CSM
Preferred Knowledge/Skills:
Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success leading Quality Assurance and Testing (QA/QT)-based engagements, including:

  • Assessing and appraising the maturity of existing test organizations against the full lifecycle of a defined Testing Methodology, identifying and implementing recommendations to lead clients to a higher level of maturity and improve efficiencies, Managing Test Delivery engagements, including Development Integration Testing (Component/Feature Testing), System Integration Testing (SIT), User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and Production Acceptance Testing (PAT);
  • Managing engagements around assessments, design and implementation, leveraging leading practice application and integration testing;
  • Evaluating end-to-end integrated systems and recommending action plans;
  • Providing testing recommendations, org. designs and other process recommendations;
  • Developing and maintaining high-level design plans for logical and technical IT systems architecture;
  • Leading strategic decision-making down to the project planning levels;
  • Provide direction, oversight and leadership for all testing related activities;
  • Extensive hands-on experience in GT framework (UI & API);
  • Knowledge and experience in Continuous Integration/Continuous deployment;
  • Extensive use of JIRA and/or any other test management tools; and,
  • Experience in working with Agile based projects.


Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader:

  • Generating a vision, establishing direction, and motivating team members;
  • Understanding personal and team roles;
  • Contributing to a positive working environment by building collaborative relationships with team members;
  • Seeking guidance, clarification and feedback proactively;
  • Providing guidance, clarification and feedback to less experienced staff;
  • Communicating in an organized, knowledgeable manner in written and verbal formats to include presenting to senior executives, delivering clear requests for information and communicating potential conflicts;
  • Conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses of large and complex data;
  • Managing engagement teams or workstreams, staying educated on current trends and assisting in the development of knowledge capital;
  • Contributing to project planning, engagement and budget management, and workstream completion;
  • Identifying and addressing client needs while displaying abilities to contribute to business vision development and manage implementation efforts with complex project management capabilities;
  • Working experience in implementing Guidewire Suite solutions;
  • Working experience with global teams (onsite and offshore); and,
  • Collaborating with business development teams on proposals.


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PwC Benefits Overview

We offer a comprehensive, flexible and competitive benefits program. It provides access to programs that can be tailored to meet the personal health and financial well-being needs of our partners, staff and their families. It also provides resources and programs to help staff pursue their professional goals and support their personal and family needs.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Fertility benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Sabbatical
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Hardship benefits
Company-wide vacation
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Recreational clubs
Meditation space
Mother's room
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training

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