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Senior Business Analyst - Illustrations

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Please note that roles in Milwaukee or NY will be hybrid/onsite.

Remote role are open for select markets only- Dallas, TX; Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC


Illustrations are everything, and we are adding to our team in Digital Product! Illustrations are about showing the impact of a policy and how it will perform over its lifetime. This involves working behind the scenes with calculations, metrics, data, actuaries and finance. As a Senior Business Analyst, you'll dig deep into a specific business area of Annuities and help define the details of how to drive business results through technology while working on a multi-functional team of product managers, engineers, designers and domain experts in an agile methodology to deliver on outcomes.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Business Expertise : Provide deep expertise in at least one business area or domain with a broad understanding of business and domains surrounding the main focus. Articulate this knowledge as an expert at the department level. May be called on to provide insight at the enterprise level to provide detailed analysis.

  • Current State, Future State and Gap Analysis: Independently assess and document current state across multiple processes, business areas and domains while consulting and mentoring other Business Analysts. Think strategically in understanding business drivers to define "target state" solutions.

  • Gather Requirements: Lead requirement gathering for larger efforts and across multiple business domains or from other business analysts.

  • Author User Stories and/or Features: Author user stories and/or features independently with medium to high complexity and sometimes across multiple teams. Act as a subject matter expert throughout the development process as needs arise.

  • Test Plan Reviews: Support solution delivery by coordinating and facilitating the business test planning and test execution by authoring, participating in, and ensuring business sign-off of testing processes for medium and large efforts.

  • Leadership: Work independently and may coordinate work for others and/or provide mentorship. May provide business direction, guidance, and decisions to development and delivery teams.

  • Project Management: Use advanced project management skills to lead, complete and advance work.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • Strong preference for math or calculations background

  • Strong preference for insurance background

  • 4-5 Years Prior Experience demonstrating business analysis.

  • Knowledge and abilities to position themselves as the communications expert and go to resource for key information and decisions making.

  • 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 sophisticated problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information.


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W e 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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