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IT Business Analyst Senior | Hybrid



Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

At Allianz Life, we are guided by our mission – we secure your future – and by our common goal of caring for tomorrow. We care for our employees by promoting an inclusive culture where everyone has the opportunity to grow and be rewarded for their success. We care for our customers by creating new products that help them protect their families and pursue their retirement goals. We care for our community by giving time, resources, and donations. And we care for the future by supporting sustainability, protecting the local environment, and promoting societal equity.

What you do:

Work with the project team, stakeholders, vendors and management to identify business requirements for assigned projects, feasibility studies, and preliminary assessments. Follow an established methodology for analyzing requirements, current system capabilities, and new design needs. Responsible for the collection, analysis, review, documentation and communication of business needs and requirements to IT. Interacts closely with systems analysts and business leaders. Works closely with internal and vendor resources to ensure that business requirement artifacts and deliverables adhere to quality and development and business guidelines. Understand and be aware of outcomes and impacts of new requirements to ensure they are aligned with both the IT and business unit objectives. Coaches and mentors more junior staff within functional and project teams.

A successful candidate will have background in:

  • Establish liaison relationship with business partners in order to provide technical solutions to meet user needs. Assess client needs utilizing a structured requirements process (gathering, analyzing, documenting, and managing changes) to assist in identifying business priorities. Support the planning and facilitate the requirement review sessions to ensure alignment across all business units.
  • Work with the project team and key stakeholders to develop the initiation document and CBA. Identify and agree on approach, scope and objectives. Document and communicate priorities and future phases.
  • Translate business requirements into high level functional specifications for IT systems developers or outside vendors. Partner with system analysts on the configuration design, estimate, build and test; ensure configuration best practices are followed. Provide support to system analysts to prepare and maintain system design documents for use with technical and business teams.
  • Collaborate with IT professionals to determine if solutions currently exist (internally or externally) or whether new solutions are feasible. Present viable options back to business. Provide guidance and options to the business on technical solutions.
  • Work with Quality Assurance Team and end-users to develop test cases and acceptance criteria and assist in validating test results. At times, may need to lead quality assurance activities including design and execution of test cases. Investigate, resolve and escalate problems. Analyze metrics to ensure customer satisfaction and process improvement opportunities. Provide input to project status reports.

What you bring:

  • 4-5 years of experience required, Relevant technical and business work experience
  • Four-year degree required, Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field, specialized training or equivalent work experience.
  • Licensing/Certification/Other - Certification: CBAP or equivalent required upon reaching certification eligibility requirement or ability to obtain within 360 days of employment for internal hires; external hires are required to obtain certification within 180 days of employment.

At Allianz Life, we’re proud to provide a benefits package that supports the True Balance of our employees and their families. We offer a choice of comprehensive medical and dental plan options, a g time off plan and an outstanding 401(k) company match. Plus, our employees enjoy an award-winning campus with an array of discounted amenities, including an onsite health center, child development center, fitness facility, convenience store and two cafeterias. Our employees and leaders take an active role in shaping our culture through our Employee Resource Groups, whose activities and advocacy contribute to an environment that celebrates diversity. Our great benefits, campus amenities and inclusive, engaged culture are among the many reasons we’re recognized as a top workplace employer. #LI-BK1#