Job Description :
Title: User Acceptance Test (UAT) Project Lead
Location: Pleasanton, CA
Duration: 1 to 2 years

Technical Knowledge and Skills:
5 to 15 years of User Acceptance Testing (UAT) experience in a LEAD capacity
Expertise in the Insurance Industry with a specialization in policy and underwriting
Well versed in all aspects of User Acceptance Testing
Experience in estimating work effort and defining timelines
Experience defining and implementing date jump functionality to test the policy lifecycle
Experience defining and preparing test data
Must have led a large team (10+ members)
Experience triaging defects
Customer support including process flow, browser, functional knowledge, extract data
5+ years’ experience in MS Word, Excel (Advanced), Visio, PowerPoint, MS Project, and ALM
Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
Good track record of time management, prioritizing projects and estimating work
Scope:
The consulting resource shall LEAD the User Acceptance Project Test Team with the running of Detailed Testing Scenarios (DTS The UAT DTS are for a new, internally-built policy system and/or a new billing system.

Tasks:
The tasks for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Test Strategy and Plan - create plans for IOS, PNP, PAS, Billing Center and downstream systems for each cycle. The plan should include modular and end-to-end scenarios as well as resource needs.
Test Data Creation Strategy and Plan – create a plan to define the policy data needed to execute test cases and how the policy data is created in the testing environments prior to beginning UAT execution.
Defect Management Strategy and Plan - create a plan to define the communication and collaboration necessary between UAT staff, QA staff and IT staff.
Time Travel Strategy and Plan - create a plan to define how to execute test cases when there is a need to move the clock to another point in the policy life cycle.
Downstream Testing Strategy and Plan - create a plan to define how to test the various downstream systems.
UAT Orientation Materials – develop materials that will be presented prior to beginning UAT and, as needed, before each cycle. The UAT Tester orientation will include but not be limited to an overview on how to execute the Detailed Testing Scenarios, and also provides instructions on how to use ALM, and how to document defects
Provide Orientation to UAT Participants – deliver orientation material to UAT Testers.
UAT Status and Execution Reports - prepare report that details the activities addressed during the current week, activities for the upcoming week, decisions, issues/action items, status of action items, deliverables, activities, and overall progress regarding UAT preparation and UAT planning.
Defect Tracking Reports - prepare a UAT defect report for all test cycles.
Conduct Defect Triage Sessions - prepare for and lead daily triage sessions between business and IT. Triage sessions will include a review of any reported defects; the triage session attendees review, prioritize and determine next steps for any defects raised during UAT Execution Cycles.