EXL Boston , MA 02298
EXL's Finance Transformation practice is a specialized consulting group based in New York, London and across Noida, Pune, Gurgaon and Bangalore in India. We are a world class, global professional services group dedicated to helping CFO's develop and execute winning strategies and to drive improvements in effectiveness across the Finance organization.
EXL's F&A Transformation practice focuses on 5 key areas, including, Finance Organizational Design, Process Optimization, Finance Systems Advisory, Compliance & Assurance, and Accounting Advisory Services. The Finance Transformation practice is part of EXL's F&A Center of Excellence (CoE), a group of over 5500 associates providing F&A outsourcing and consulting solutions to the CFO organization in our chosen verticals including Insurance, Banking & Capital Markets, Manufacturing & Hi-Tech, Travel Transportation & Logistics, Media & Communication, Utilities and Business Services.
EXL Service was founded in 1999 and has since grown to be one of the top BPO companies in the world. EXL is publically listed on the NASDAQ (EXLS), is headquartered in New York and has 21,000+ employees globally.
The role entails being a Quality Analyst at client locations onsite / offsite and be responsible for the following areas:
Perform planning, execution, and reporting of user acceptance testing activities to ensure that the results of a complex enterprise software development using a combination of Agile & iterative methodologies to determine that the functional requirements are met and if the resulting product has met and can support day-to-day business needs
Identify, assess, and document business needs and requirements.
Must be able to quickly establish credibility while working in new subject area
Drive toward on-time, quality deliverables in a complex and dynamic business environment, while actively managing stakeholder expectations.
Articulate requirements to technical and business groups in a variety of ways, including via Functional & Technical specifications documentation, BRDs, logical diagrams, use cases, and data samples
Conduct requirements reviews to improve the quality of requirements deliverables
Hands on HP ALM (QC) and Solution Manager Applications in project management and monitoring areas.
Ramp up quickly to a proficient level on new processes, tools and technologies.
Good understanding of risk and issues that would be encountered during major IT programs and projects and Conduct risk analysis, preparing risk mitigation plans and managing risks.
Develop specs for application rules that will auto-trigger specific reports based on business needs
Determine where data for various custom reports will be sourced from within the application
Hold and lead meetings with IT, Business and vendor teams to review requirements, address open issues/questions, close gaps
Engage in prioritization and problem-solving with technical resources in order to deliver robust solutions as quickly as possible
Represent business interests and ensure that all technical designs meet or exceed business needs
Education & Work Experience:
Bachelor's in IT or related fields with MBA (preferred)
5+ years experience as a business analyst in Insurance sector is preferred
QA and UAT
Automated and Manual testing
Writing test scripts, coordination with business users for UAT testing, Functional testing
Besides QA / UAT experience, other general skills need to include strong data collection/analysis, data synthesis and reporting, and some process re-engineering. Preference with background/experience in Commercial insurance. Experience in Change management, distribution, and technology strategy.
Strong understanding of SDLC Methodologies, including Agile, Lean Six Sigma (will be a plus)
Expert level skill set with Excel, MS Word and MS Access (preferably)
A good understanding of risk and issues that would be encountered during major IT program and projects
Ability to use a structured approach to problem solving and addressing the change produced high quality deliverables and managed the deliverables of the associates
Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and first rate interpersonal skills at all levels
Ability to develop excellent client and internal relationships
Ability to deliver work within tight timescales, to budget and to a high quality
Excellent team player but also excelling in working on own initiative
Exposure to User Acceptance Testing (UAT) (preferred)