Senior Software Product Analyst

Sentry Insurance Stevens Point , WI 54492

Posted 3 weeks ago

Overview

Sentry Insurance is seeking a Senior Software Product Analyst to join our PolicyCenter team. As a Senior Software Product Analyst, you will work collaboratively with end-users and software engineers to clarify requirements and problem-solve issues to ensure our business software is highly functional, intuitive and meets or exceeds expectations. You will use your technical, system and business process knowledge, to design and deliver innovative software solutions to business users, customers and agents. You will work on a mix of projects and may lead and manage smaller efforts. This position will work under the direction of management and can be filled as a Software Product Analyst or Senior Software Product Analyst based on the selected candidate's qualifications and experience.

What You'll Do

Our strategic Senior Software Product Analysts at Sentry are essential to our success of continuing to be innovative and competitive. As an Analyst you'll:

  • Gather, analyze, and define technical product requirements. Assess and interpret customer needs and requirements for moderately complex new features and/or defects. Ensure requirements traceability to product strategy.

  • Ensure thorough test plans are executed for your assigned features, and coordinate across teams to complete end-to-end product validation. Understand the big picture and take ownership of overall acceptance criteria.

  • Master basic technical skills such as writing SQL queries and UI prototyping to enhance feature development while minimizing reliance on software engineers.

  • Develop training and change management plans to promote user adoption and ensure smooth transition of our users and business units to new technology.

  • Lead agile teams and manage small projects taking accountability for high quality project deliverables and achieving overall objectives on time and within budget.

What it Takes

  • Associate's Degree required, Bachelor's Degree preferred. Degree in Business Analysis or related field preferred

  • 2+ years minimum related work experience

  • Guidewire PolicyCenter experience is preferred

  • Requirements gathering experience is preferred

  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in creating product requirements and executing new feature development in an agile process.

  • Possess and leverages analytical and critical thinking skills to enhance processes and improve service levels.

  • Communications skills, human relations skills and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrates motivation and drive along with a positive attitude and works to demonstrate mastery of the identified competencies.

What You'll Receive

There is a reason why Sentry made Forbes' list of America's Best Midsize Employers in 2017, 2018, and 2019. At Sentry, we recognize there are many factors that contribute to your overall satisfaction both at work, and in your personal life. So, we provide a perfect mixture of compensation, benefits, company culture, and resources to ensure your everyday happiness. Below are some benefits that you'll receive.

  • Competitive compensation to reward you for your hard work every day.

  • Generous Paid-Time Off Plan for you to enjoy time out of the office.

  • 401(K) plan with a dollar for dollar match on your first eight percent, plus immediate vesting to help fund your future.

  • Group Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance to encourage a healthy lifestyle.

  • Pretax Dependent Care and Health Expense Reimbursement Accounts to ease taxes on health spending.

  • Extensive Work-Life Resources to lend a helping hand.

  • Volunteer Time Off so you can dedicate time to the community.

  • Sentry Foundation gift matching program to encourage charitable giving.

How You'll Apply

If you are interested in joining Sentry's team, select the one position that you are most interested in being considered for and complete your online application details. If you have applied with us before, you will only need to provide your email address and password. If this is your first time applying, you'll need to create an account. Please complete your application and upload your resume online.

About Sentry

All of us at Sentry-more than 4,000 associates-have various talents, skills, and backgrounds. We work together to deliver on our promises to our policyholders every day. We're proud to offer a full line of property, casualty, and life insurance products to help protect businesses, cars, homes, lives, and retirement income.

Our headquarters is in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with claims and service offices located throughout the United States. From sales to claims, and information technology to marketing, we enjoy a rewarding and challenging work environment with opportunities for ongoing professional development and growth.

Our bright future is built on a long track record of success. We got our start in 1904 and have been helping businesses succeed and protect their futures ever since. Because of the trust placed in us, we're one of the largest and financially strongest mutual insurance companies in the United States. We're rated A+ by A.M. Best, the industry's leading rating authority.

Get ready to own your future at Sentry. Opportunities await.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our policy that there be no discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Thank you for your interest in Sentry!

Laura Kaczmarski

LAURA.KACZMARSKI@SENTRY.COM


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