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Sr. UAT Consultant

Date Posted: Dec 26, 2021

Location: Oriskany, NY, US, 13424

Company: MetLife

Job Location: Oriskany, NY  

Alternate Job Location : Cary, NC / Tampa, FL

 

Role Value Proposition:   

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.   

 

Key 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
  • 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

 

 

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:  

Required:  

  • Broad knowledge of supported business functions, processes, procedures, workflow, systems and transactions 
  • 8 – 10 years of related work experience  
  • Knowledge of system design processes, methodologies and testing process 
  • 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 
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills 
  • 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. 

 

 

Preferred: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 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. 

 

 

Travel 

0-10% 

 

Business Category 

U.S. Business  

 

Number of Openings 

1 

 

 

At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers. 

MetLife:

MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

 

We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." 

       

MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.

 

 

We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.

 

 

MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to 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.


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