Jersey City, NJ

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Full-Time Regular

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Our client is seeking a Senior Business Analyst to join their organization.

Position Summary: The business analyst is responsible for gathering requirements, developing workflow and system specifications, and execution of tasks required to deliver IT solutions in support of applications.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Requirements gathering from the business users and well as developing system specifications for projects, enhancements and bug/issues.
  • Work directly with various levels of business users (executive, managers, and processing personnel) to document requirements, review specifications, obtain approval, support UAT and post Production role out.
  • Develop business and technical requirement documents as well as technical specifications.
  • Learn new databases and systems to produce specifications needed to create financial and analytical reporting requirements
  • Supporting quality assurance and user acceptance testing
  • Drive solutions via system modifications and/or workflow to implement new processes (automation, regulatory, etc).
  • Customer support and guidance.
  • Compiling detailed documentation for technical teams (architect, developers, QA, etc
  • Issue resolution/escalation including prioritization and tracking.
  • Working with developers to assure specifications are understood and followed. Developers included in house development as well as off the shelf software
  • Project Management duties.
  • Project management of issues through the entire System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

Professional Qualifications
  • Strong experience in client facing roles with expert skills in requirements gathering with the ability to draw out requirements using a variety of methods to uncover needs that clients would not be able to articulate on their own
  • Ability to communicate technically complex IT concepts to business clients
  • Must have strong business acumen as well as technical solutions expertise
  • 5 to 7 years experience in the SDLC implementing new applications and major enhancements. These include underwriting, financial, statistical reporting and claims systems.
  • Experience in data integration and data quality projects.
  • Ability to work with technical teams (developers, architects, QA, infrastructure), business partners and software vendors to document and implement system modifications on time and within budget.
  • Excellent understanding of how technology impacts the business
  • Excellent team player with a proven background of individual contribution.
  • Excellent interpersonal, documentation, communication, and presentation skills.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in the insurance industry implement new applications and major system enhancements.

Preferred Technical Skills

  • Strong SQL skills to query SQL databases.
  • Understanding of XML language
  • Hardware and networking as it relates to system design and implementation
In addition it would be an asset if your experience included
  • Excellent knowledge of the P&C business and familiarity with a broad spectrum of Insurance applications.
Education and Training:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems, or equivalent working experience in information technology
  • Insurance specific training or designation a plus
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