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Senior Technical Business Analyst

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This is a hybrid position. Will require 3 days (M, T, and W) onsite at our downtown MKE location.

Summary

Dig deep into a specific business area and help define the details of how to drive business results through technology.  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 : 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.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • 4-5 Years Prior Experience demonstrating business analysis. 

  • Knowledge and skillset to position themselves as the communications expert and go-to resource for key information and decision-making.

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

  • Certifications demonstrating mastery of role-specific competencies.  

  • Deep familiarity with agile & scrum development environments. 

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

Our Benefits!

  • Tons of room for career growth.

  • We offer highly competitive compensation, including annual bonus opportunities

  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program

  • We provide tuition reimbursement, PTO, and Holiday Pay

  • We provide extensive Professional Training Opportunities

  • We offer an excellent Work/Life Balance

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Compensation Range:

Pay Range - Start:

$75,180.00

Pay Range - End:

$139,620.00

Northwestern Mutual pays on a geographic-specific salary structure and placement in the salary range for this position will be determined by a number of factors including the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; the scope, complexity as well as the cost of labor in the market; and other conditions of employment. At Northwestern Mutual, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Please note that the salary range listed in the posting is the standard pay structure. Positions in certain locations (such as California) may provide an increase on the standard pay structure based on the location. Please click here for additional information relating to location-based pay structures.

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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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