PwC Insurance Core Transformation: Guidewire, Senior Associate in Chicago, Illinois

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PwC Advisory helps our clients with their most challenging imperatives from strategy through execution. We combine the breadth of knowledge of over 48,000 global professionals with deep industry knowledge to deliver custom solutions for our clients. We work with the world's largest and most complex companies and understand the unique business issues and opportunities our clients face.

Job Description

The Financial Services industry is operating in a challenging environment due to global economic pressure, increasing regulatory demands and capital requirements, and significant operational and technology changes. Our growing Financial Services Advisory team provides strategy, management, technology and risk consulting services to help major financial institutions around the world respond to their most complex business challenges. The Financial Services Advisory practice is composed of three industry sectors: Asset Management, Banking and Capital Markets, and Insurance.

Our Application Technology consultants provide an end to end solution offering including Application Development and Integration, Application Architecture, custom IoT and mobile solutions, User Experience, Quality Management and Testing, Business Process Management and helping clients determine the best applications for their business needs and integrate new and existing applications into their business including Mobility integration. This high performing team works with various types of technologies and software framework such as

Java, .Net, iOS, HTML5, ESBs, advises on the software development life-cycle, and helps architect and develop specific applications for clients. Additionally, they assist with integration of new applications and quality management and testing.

Position/Program Requirements

Minimum Years of Experience: 4

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree

Certification(s) Preferred: Agile Certification

Knowledge Preferred:

Demonstrates thorough level of knowledge across multiple IT application platforms and delivery methodologies, emphasizing proven success with defining and implementing business motivation and use case/actor models, and business capability roadmaps, as well as a proven track record gathering and defining business and functional requirements.

Demonstrates a proven thorough knowledge and success in a supervisory role within a professional services firm or large enterprise providing the following:

  • Defining business problems and outlining possible solutions

  • Outlining business strategies, related tactics, and objectives for measurement

  • Gathering, defining, and organizing business and functional requirements including acceptance criteria for use by developers to implement a capability

  • Resolving promptly issues and business questions

  • Parsing high level functional requirements into an executable story backlog

  • Aiding in the estimation and planning process

  • Assisting in prioritization of tasks and planning iterations

  • Providing system functionality delivery on business capabilities

  • Reporting statuses

  • Facilitating workshops

Demonstrates a proven success record of completing projects involving the delivery of mobile and web applications, including supporting off-shore application delivery.

Skills Preferred:

Demonstrates proven thorough abilities related to internet and mobile app architecture technologies that include:

  • Eliciting requirements and scope using client interviews, shadowing, document review, surveys and other techniques

  • Parsing out client requirements into manageable work units

  • Translating client requirements into standard UML diagrams and/or Agile user stories

  • Documenting vision and scope, including monitoring changes throughout project lifecycles

  • Collaborating with the user experience and design team to perform traceability of solution to design and business requirements

  • Creating screen mock-ups to help clients visualize requirements

  • Working with development team to estimate the level of effort required for projects, features and individual stories work items

  • Prioritizing client work based on value, risk and dependencies

  • Creating test scenarios, test plans and execution of test cases using various test scenarios to deliver quality results to clients

  • Delivering solutions that meets quality standards and being receptive to feedback and direction from others

  • Envisioning solutions-related issues and conflicts, collaborating with functional

or business teams and developers to deliver solutions that meet business requirements

  • Adapting to the client's environment, development and quality standards

Demonstrates proven thorough levels of ability and success as both an individual contributor and team member to identify and address client needs: actively participating in client discussions and facilitating meetings; communicating a broad range of Firm services; utilizing effective written and verbal business communication skills when interacting with team members and/or clients; and, managing engagements, including preparing concise, accurate documents and maintaining project economics while maintaining flexibility for unanticipated issues.

Demonstrates proven thorough abilities and success as a team leader: creating a positive environment by monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations and respecting the work-life quality of team members; providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner; keeping leadership informed of progress and issues; answering questions and providing coaching to junior team members on consulting and Business Analyst skills, tools, and techniques.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.