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Cognizant Guidewire Business Analyst (PolicyCenter) Full Time in Montréal, QC

Cognizant

Branch Montréal QC CA

Position:
Guidewire Business Analyst (PolicyCenter)
Location:
Montréal, QC

Methodology and business analysis methodologies; Analysis documentation standards. The business units and support functions to understand the business needs….

Cognizant Technology Solutions

    (CTSH) is a U.S. based company that has been serving clients since 1996. We are headquartered in Teaneck, NJ with over 200,000 employees. Fortune 100 named Cognizant as one of the world’s fourth most admired IT service companies. Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world.

    Our Insurance Business Unit, our second largest BU in the company, is growing its Guidewire Product Consulting Solutions Group and our Guidewire Center of Excellence. Cognizant is expanding our capabilities and seeking experienced Property and Casualty Business Analysts with Guidewire experience. Ideally we seek someone with at least 2 years of PolicyCenter experience with a minimum of 5 years in a distributed, web-based Enterprise Java architecture environments including at least 2 years in a Guidewire based application.

    Guidewire Business Analyst must have experience in all functions as a traditional BA but also, a strong understanding of open systems architecture including integrations with vendor packages, relational databases, message queues, web services and legacy systems. He/She will be responsible for business and functional requirements definition for policy administration as well as downstream systems and reporting. The BA will also be responsible for planning and facilitating user acceptance testing.

    This assignment in particular will include Guidewire specific design work, troubleshooting, and optimization especially on the integration side. This role will also provide the necessary software leadership to the development team and help ensure that the architectural vision is correctly realized during the development and support the team through the release of code to production.

    Roles & responsibilities :

    • Requirements Gathering through direct user interviews as well as formal and informal sessions.
    • Analyzing System & Functional Specification.
    • Facilitate Joint Application Design (JAD) Sessions with business users and development team to drive out detailed business requirements.
    • Identify and translate business needs into clearly defined requirements for insurance policy administration projects.
    • Develop requirements documentation inclusive of user stories/ use cases, process flows, data flows and report mock-ups.
    • Plan, facilitate, and conduct requirements gathering sessions, meetings, and presentations.
    • Build strong relationships within the business units and support functions to understand the business needs.
    • Collaborate with development and testing teams to provide subject matter expertise, ensure that out of the box functionality is leveraged and to assist in troubleshooting and resolving issues.
    • Ensure that proposed solutions are focused on improving efficiency and effectiveness of the business processes, and are consistent across products where possible.

    Required Skills :

    • 3+ years’ experience in Property & Casualty (P&C)
    • P&C Business Analyst with Guidewire experience
    • Ability to communicate technical concepts to all audiences verbally and in writing.
    • Experience with Guidewire PolicyCenter.
    • Experienced with Agile SCRUM methodology and business analysis methodologies; working knowledge of business analysis documentation standards.
    • Hands-on experience writing user stories is required.
    • Proven track record of creating clear, concise deliverables that reflect a deep understanding of business needs and the out of the box software functionality.
    • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
    • Experience operating and interfacing with business management, including negotiation and presentation skills.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Understands communication channels and escalates appropriately.
    • Must be able to see tasks through to completion without significant guidance.
    • Personal time management skills and ability to meet individual and team deadlines.

    Cognizant is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Cognizant is committed to ensuring that all current and prospective associates are afforded equal opportunities and treatment and a work environment free of harassment.
    Cognizant is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. If you require accessibility assistance applying for open positions in the US please send an email with your request to [email protected]cognizant.com
    Qualifications
    Technical Skills

    SNo
    Primary Skill
    Proficiency Level *
    Rqrd./Dsrd. 1

    Quinity -Policy
    NA
    Required
    2
    GW – PolicyCenter Functional
    NA
    Required 3

    Akana Policy Manager
    NA
    Required

    4
    Guidewire – PolicyCenter
    NA
    Required 5

    Billing and Revenue
    NA
    Required

    * Proficiency Legends

    Proficiency Level
    Generic Reference

    PL1
    The associate has basic awareness and comprehension of the skill and is in the process of acquiring this skill through various channels.

    PL2
    The associate possesses working knowledge of the skill, and can actively and independently apply this skill in engagements and projects.

    PL3
    The associate has comprehensive, in-depth and specialized knowledge of the skill. She / he has extensively demonstrated successful application of the skill in engagements or projects.

    PL4
    The associate can function as a subject matter expert for this skill. The associate is capable of analyzing, evaluating and synthesizing solutions using the skill.

    About Cognizant

    Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services, dedicated to helping the world’s leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 100 development and delivery centers worldwide and approximately 233,000 employees as of March 31, 2016, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at www.cognizant.com or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.

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    Employment Type: Full Time
    Location: Montreal, QC, CA
    Posted on: 2016-09-20
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