21 days old

Sr. UAT Consultant

Aurora, IL
**Job Location:** Aurora IL

**Alternate Job Location:** Kansas City, MO

**Job Summary** :

Provides quality assurance testing for vendor and/or proprietary business applications. Develops test plans, specifications, test cases, and schedules and prepares test scripts. Documents all problems and partners with vendors and/or internal IT to work to resolve them.

**Summary of Responsibilities:**

This position is responsible for supporting the User Acceptance Testing effort in a lead capacity. Acts as a lead between the business and IT personnel to support system enhancements and design activities. Reviews business solution documentation and designs testing strategies to appropriately validate the overall successful implementation. Supports projects until deployed to production and post-implementation testing has been completed.

**Principal Responsibilities:**

This job entails the following responsibilities:

+ Works independently to manage multiple medium to large complex projects.

+ Provides oversight and direction to UAT Testers (includes offshore and onshore) for multiple projects ensuring requirements traceability and timely defect management.

+ Review and plan for UAT team resourcing, consulting with the Manager as needed.

+ Supports the Manager in User Acceptance Testing Methodologies and metrics.

+ Creation of detailed project documentation and plans (where applicable), including Scope definition, testing approach, test plans and scripts, schedules, communications, stakeholder presentation and sign off documentation.

+ Responsible for tracking and resolving project issues and escalating issues appropriately and on a timely basis.

+ Working with other Analysts, Consultants and Project Leads as required supporting processes, applications, tasks and projects.

+ Provide input to Managers on UAT testers performance.

+ Supports training of teams and partners of the UAT process.

+ Own overall test strategy, drive test execution and provide a holistic test status

This position may also require performing the following activities:

+ Documenting and facilitating approval of Test Plans

+ Reviewing, documenting and facilitating approval of UAT Testing Scenarios, Test Scripts and Test Data

+ Coordinate with IT TeST on test strategy, test planning, test scenarios, test scripts, test data and defect management

+ Supporting Operational and Deployment Readiness activities

**Knowledge/Skills/Competencies Required:**

+ Strong project and program management skills, including change management skills. Ability to plan, organize, and lead the execution of projects with offshore resources.

+ Ability to influence within own team and with partners and senior management.

+ Champions change within the User Acceptance Testing Organization.

+ Ability to lead, motivate, and support project team.

+ Ability to prioritize work to maximize results.

+ Ability to work as a partner with various management levels and cross enterprise.

+ Ability to identify risks to project success and recommend course of action to prevent risk from negatively impacting the project

+ Effectively recognizes when to escalate issues to senior management for resolution

+ Strong interpersonal and team skills

+ Proven ability to multi-task

+ Strong understanding of the business including end-to-end processes and outputs.

+ Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

+ Strong Knowledge of UAT /Quality Control methodologies and tools.

+ Strong knowledge of current process and technology in place to support the existing Customers.

**Knowledge/Skills/Competencies - Desired:**

+ Knowledge of Application Development Cycle

+ General understanding of multiple Testing Methodologies

+ Ability to influence and communicate the direction of the organization

+ Champions continuous learning & development.

+ Experience in preparing and delivering Customer presentations.

+ Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

+ Ability to work in a matrix environment.

+ Strong understanding of PDCA (Plan Do Check Act) Principles and the ability to recognize when these principles should be applied.

+ Strong knowledge of Microsoft tools (Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Ultra Edit).

+ Databases interaction such as SQL and/or Citrix.

+ Working experience as an Underwriter or familiarity with Underwriting function and rules

**Typical Experience/Key Competencies:**

+ Broad knowledge of supported business functions, processes, procedures, workflow, systems and transactions

+ 8 10 years of related work experience

+ Bachelors degree in related field or equivalent experience

+ Knowledge of system design processes, methodologies and testing process

**At MetLife, were leading the global transformation of an industry weve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, were dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.**

MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

**For immediate consideration, click the Apply Now button. You will be directed to complete an on-line profile. Upon completion, you will receive an automated confirmation email verifying you have successfully applied to the job.**

Requisition #: 76761


  • Financial Services
  • Legal

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