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Business Analyst

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

Summary

As a member of the Workplace Portals team at Northwestern Mutual, you will be at the forefront of modernizing and transforming our workforce's intranet experience. We're reimagining the possibilities of an intranet website, working alongside user experience design and research to personalize the experience for each person in order to maximize their personal productivity.

We are seeking a motivated business analyst to join our team and help us with this goal. Are you able to learn new technology quickly, are eternally curious, are an open and strong communicator ? Are able to translate customer needs into clear requirements, use cases, features and stories ? Do you like collaborating with many different people and teams in different parts of the organization ? Do you appreciate surfacing the right information at the right time ?

 

Primary   Duties & Responsibilities

  • Business Expertise:  Partner 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 : Use project management principles to successfully complete and advance work.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree. 

  • 1-3 Years Prior Experience in industry or business. 

  • 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, judgment and precedents.

Skills-Proficiency Level:


Adobe Analytics - Basic
Atlassian JIRA - Intermediate
Business Analysis - Intermediate
Continuous Improvement (CI) - Basic
Gap Assessments - Intermediate
Microsoft Power BI - Basic
Process Mapping - Intermediate
Product Demonstrations - Intermediate
Requirements Gathering - Intermediate
Structured Query Language (SQL) - Basic
Storytelling - Basic
User Research - Basic

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This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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