QA Analyst - Guidewire (REMOTE)

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Posted 15 days ago United States Salary undisclosed
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Job Description

As a QA Analyst you are responsible for creating & executing all test activities throughout the SDLC.This is a hand-on role, designing & executing tests and reporting all defects across the IT department.

  • 4-year college degree preferred - in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering or related IT discipline or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 3 years of hands on experience as a software Quality Assurance Analyst
  • MUST have 2+ years' experience with Guidewire Portals
  • Communication skills are key, automation skills are a plus
  • Solid experience with defect tracking software, including understanding how to properly document a defect and provide defect reports.
  • Hands on back-end testing experience (MS SQL)
  • Experience working on software development projects in an Agile or Waterfall environment

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Strong understanding of the applications functional and non-functional requirements
  • Create user stories/requirements for validity, identifying gaps and developing test scenarios
  • Create and manage test plans, test cases and test estimates
  • Conduct manual or automated test activities including creating/executing/maintaining test scripts for various testing phases (system, end to end, regression. etc.)
  • Validate all test outputs and identify/investigate discrepancies and clearly document everything for tracking purposes
  • Provide status updates for QA reports to the QA project leads, project team and manager as required
  • Collaborate with department heads including project managers, developers and business end-users to understand the goal of the project/work assignments, the test efforts and/or to resolve any issues identified
  • Research and recommend QA process improvements

Soft Skills/Abilities:

  • Self-motivated, detail orientated individual with strong Analytical and Critical Thinking skills
  • Ability to actively listen, problem solve and communicate effectively with both technical and business users.
  • Must be able to gather, research, compile, & organize data in a logical, presentable manner
  • Must have high level of initiative & ability to plan and organize with minimal assistance, sometimes completing assignments with little direction and taking independent action, when appropriate
  • Ability to quickly learn new concepts and meet aggressive goals with high quality standards
  • Ability to work as an individual and as part of a team


  • Experience testing Guidewire Products (Policy Center, Billing Center or Claim Center)
  • Experience with RUP, Rally and Jenkins
  • Familiarity with automation frameworks and tools such as TestNG or Junit, Selenium or QTP
  • Property and Casualty insurance experience
  • Any relevant IT certification

Nesco Resource and affiliates (Lehigh G.I.T Inc, and Callos Resource, LLC) is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics with respect to employment opportunities.