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Guidewire Test Lead

Zurich North America

This is a Full-time position in Schaumburg, IL posted July 20, 2021.

Zurich is currently searching for a Guidewire Test Lead to join the Guidewire Policy Center program as a member within the Information Technology Services team out of our North American Headquarters in Schaumburg, IL.

This team is accountable for executing on a strategy that focuses on building Guidewire testing competencies and developing efficiencies for Zurich?s underwriting organization.

As the Test Lead, you will be responsible to design and develop the Testing Strategy for all phases of the testing including Sprint testing, System Integration, Regression, Automation & Performance testing for multiple projects on the platform.

You will also be responsible to assess and mature the current testing capabilities and help in integrating with existing CI/CD pipeline.

The Test Lead will be working with other vendor Test Leads / Offshore teams to develop test accelerators / test harnesses that can optimize overall regression testing cycle times and coverage.

Other primary accountabilities include: * Assist management and vendor Test Leads with assessing Test frameworks / tools, resource planning, estimations and planning * Play a key subject matter expert role in the area of software quality assurance testing; remain current with industry trends with testing techniques and methodologies * Partner with Zurich testing staff and other strategic testing vendors to provide implementation testing support of technology solutions in an Agile environment * Partner with Business Analysts/Business SME?s to help define Integration, User Acceptance and Regression testing strategy/plan * Provide day to day direction to the testing teams which includes onsite and offshore contract resources * Participate in daily stand-up/Scrum calls and project status meetings to provide testing status and testing metrics * Identify key risk items and dependencies and communicate effectively with cross functional teams and management Basic Qualifications: * Bachelors Degree and 8 or more year of experience in the Quality Assurance area Preferred Qualifications: * 3 or more years of experience with Test strategy, design, planning and execution for Guidewire Underwriting Management / Policy Center transformational programs * 3 or more years of experience with Guidewire projects/implementations in the P&C insurance industry with focus on Test Design, planning and execution techniques * Experience in a lead Test role * Guidewire Certifications * Analytical and problem-solving skills * Experience collaborating across functional teams * Strong presentation, verbal and written communication skills * Ability to multi-task and work in an agile environment * Excellent organization and planning skills A future with Zurich Now is the time to move forward and make a difference.

At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together.

As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience.

Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals.

We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®.

Our growth strategy is not limited to our business.

As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging.

Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry.

Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve.

Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation.

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As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset.

We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here.

Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers?


Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance.

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– Schaumburg Remote Working: Schedule: Full Time