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Business Analyst - Annuity Digital Products

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Summary:

As a Business Analyst supporting Annuity Digital Products, you will dig deep into a specific business area and help define the details of how to drive business results through technology. You will work on a cross-functional team of product managers, engineers, designers and subject matter experts in an agile methodology to deliver on outcomes.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Business Expertise: Partners with peer group, business partners and product management to learn business area/domain, while continuing to learn and grow knowledge across the enterprise.

  • Current State, Future State and Gap Analysis: Document and assess current state in a few processes, or single business area / domain. Assist with task-based work items in more complex situations.

  • Gather Requirements: Responsible for fact-based requirement gathering, including all system, technical and intake requests.

  • Author User Stories and/or Features: Author user stories and/or features independently with low to medium complexity while participating in some task-based work in higher complexity situations. Assist throughout the development process as needs arise.

  • Test Plan Review: Assist with coordinating and reviewing test plans for smaller or non-complex efforts. Independently provide execution on testing as needed (UAT, checkouts, etc.)

  • Project Management : Ability to use project management principles to successfully complete and advance work

  • Work on with structured data to query and dissect data using tools such as SQL, PowerBI and DB2 via Host Explorer

  • Work with Mainframe and Batch processing

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies such as SQL, PowerBI, DB2, Mainframe and Batch Processing

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree

  • 1-3 Years Prior Experience in industry or business (experience with annuities preferred.)

  • Knowledge of Annuity Products and Supporting Systems is preferred.

  • Ability to lean on strong communication skills to influence outcomes while approaching conflict with organizational savviness

  • Domain expertise via previous internships or similar roles in the past.

  • Certifications demonstrating mastery of role specific competencies

  • Deep familiarity of agile & scrum development environments

  • Solves problems in straightforward situations; analyzes possible solutions using technical experience, data analytics, judgment and precedents

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