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Business Analyst IV (Temporary)

Company: ICW Group
Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

PURPOSE OF JOB

The purpose of the temporary Business Analyst IV job is to assume responsibility for helping implement enterprise technology solutions in a cost-effective way. This position exists to manage stakeholders and partners to shape the technology demand among the business community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provides insurance and technical support to IT staff for the implementation of enhancements, solutions, and maintenance for installed systems.

  • Analyzes and translates conceptual enterprise needs into detailed functional specifications for the IT organization.
  • Works to ensure the scope and impact of the request is well understood and agreed to by all stakeholders.
  • Works with Architecture and delivery teams to determine solution feasibility, risks, and impact to present viable options.
  • Facilitates and oversees design, development, and implementation of software and hardware solutions, systems, or products.
  • Facilitates with stakeholders and partners to quantify and quantify business value.
  • Facilitates robust solution requirements and expertise in process & data mapping techniques.
  • Contributes to continual process improvement.
  • Ensures proactive, transparent communication between IT and all stakeholders and Product Owners.
    Brings solutions to business units supported to enhance the enterprise's competitive edge.
    • Suggests and incorporates new technologies and trends into competitive advantage solutions.
    • Leverages tools, diagrams, and models to ensure solutions are well captured, thought-out, and agreed upon.
    • Makes recommendations to IT and Business leader using data.
    • Assists business in improving workflow and improving the cost effective utilization of insurance systems.
    • Identifies inefficient processes and procedures and provide solutions for improving.
      Understands the business and identifies technological trends.
      • Acts as the Subject Matter Expert in the business unit(s) they support as well as an understanding of the IT organization's systems and capabilities.
      • Identifies and establishes scope and parameters of systems analysis in order to define outcome criteria and measure-taking actions.
      • Leads design sessions in prototyping new or existing systems for the purpose of enhancing business processes, operations, and information process flow.
      • Educates the IT organization on the direction of the business.
      • Educates the Enterprise of Business Systems Analysts best practices and tools.
        SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

        This role does not have direct reports, but may mentor and/or train junior team members. This role will also function as the leader for the BA Center of Excellence (best practices standards).

        EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

        Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; Information Technology, Engineering, or related degree preferred.

        Advanced Degree with Industry/Technical designations (i.e., CPCU, ARM, and CBAP) preferred. Minimum 6 years of experience in a Business Analyst role. Minimum 4 years of relevant experience in the Insurance Industry.

        CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

        CBAP, ITIL, SQL, CPCU, ARM, CSM, or CSPO certifications preferred.

        KNOWELDGE AND SKILLS

        Must have the ability to guide, translate, and lead technical staff members and interact with business stakeholders. Strong analytical skills; Ability to create, share, and educate staff; understanding of business complexity and project interdependencies. Ability to quickly troubleshoot problems and partner with software engineers and quality analysts to identify course of resolutions.

        Ability to create and interpret user needs into specifications, user stories, flowcharts, UML diagrams, etc. Highly competent in reading, analyzing and interpreting technical industry-related journals and DOI filings. Capable of coordinating and organizing input from various stakeholders, negotiate priorities, resolve conflicts, and build consensus; ability to apply insurance and information system knowledge to assist business in improving workflow and improving the cost effective utilization of insurance systems. Strong understanding of basic system engineering, object-oriented design, information risk and security guidelines, and architecture standards.

        Direct experience in Modeling Techniques: Object Orientation analysis, UML (e.g. Use Cases, Activity Diagrams); in depth understanding of the various software development lifecycles (e.g. Scrum and Waterfall). Ability to articulate complex workflows and functionality concisely and naturally; capacity to coach and instill those abilities in the team; high level of business process and technical aptitude, especially in the areas of application design, integration, data analysis. Advanced knowledge of Excel, SQL, and other analytical/visualization tools. Strong working knowledge of API standards for communicating and integration between applications. Comfortable with ambiguity. Working knowledge of business analysis and SAP systems, specifically FI, CD, ICM, BP.

        PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

        This job operates in a professional office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently will sit, stand, walk, and bend during working hours. Requires manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. May be required to lift light objects. Requires normal or corrected vision and hearing corrected to a normal range.

        COMPETENCY LEVEL

        This position maps to the Individual Contributor level with the following additional competencies: Learning Agility, Problem Solving and Decision Making, Assertiveness, Initiative and Influence.

        WORK ENVIRONMENT

        This position operates in an office environment and requires the frequent use of computer, telephone, copier and other standard office equipment.

Keywords: ICW Group, San Diego , Business Analyst IV (Temporary), Professions , San Diego, California

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