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UAT Analyst I
Newton, MA

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Job Description

Section 1: Position Summary

UAT Analyst I is an entry-level UAT position. This role has the responsibility to scope, analyze, create, and execute test scripts to validate that our internally-developed financial services software meets all specified user requirements.

Section 2: Job Functions, Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Analyze and comprehend business requirements and acceptance criteria for projects
* Coordinate with scrum team to provide scope for UAT effort for each story within a sprint
* Work with Product Owner and QA team members to determine division of stories between UAT and QA
* Create test plan matrixes based on acceptance criteria, working with scrum team to ensure all use cases are included
* Set up test accounts and processes within the test environments to be used to execute test cases
* Verify test results against acceptance criteria and report issues found during testing in appropriate defect-tracking application
* Maintain tracking of issues to ensure they are brought to proper resolution
* Work with Product Owner to ensure that all stories are completed within business expectations by the end of a sprint
* Complete testing of content management requests in stage and production when assigned by the UAT Chapter Lead
* Clarify user-experience issues/questions with internal users and/or subject matter experts
* Attend all scrum team meetings, including daily stand-up, sprint planning, retros and refinements


* N/A

Section 3: Experience, Skills, Knowledge Requirements

* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
* A minimum of 1 year of experience as a user working with financial services or similar software applications, or a minimum of 1 year of experience performing testing of web-based customer service or similar applications
* Must be capable of using Microsoft Excel, as well as working with industry-standard bug tracking and reporting tools; Jira experience a plus
* Familiarity with financial systems and participant transaction processing is preferred, especially 529 Plan and/or 401k recordkeeping systems
* Ability to create detailed test scenarios based on the expected user experience when working with the software application
* Strong communication skills, especially the ability to translate technical terms into business terms
* Must be detail-oriented and analytical

Ascensus is a place to have a career, not just a job. As the largest US independent retirement and college savings services provider, we put our focus on people. Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity. When you join our team, you get to go to work every day knowing that you help over 6 million Americans save for retirement and college.

Ascensus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, citizenship, sex, marital or veteran status, disability or handicap, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Ascensus also takes affirmative action to employ, and advance in employment, qualified women, minorities, and covered veterans. Ascensus also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state laws

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