Sr. Business Analyst - Retirement in Charlotte, North Carolina at AccruePartners

Date Posted: 10/21/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

AccruePartners values our contract and consulting employees. We offer a competitive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of all of our contractor and consulting employees and their family members. Here is a listing of what our company offers: 401(k) Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Medical and Prescription Drug, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance.

THE TEAM YOU WILL BE JOINING:

  • Fortune 100 Financial Services Company
  • 100-year history of dedication to customer satisfaction, success and growth
  • Tremendous growth and new business strategy leading to the need for new talent
  • Significant investments in cutting-edge technology

WHAT THEY OFFER YOU:

  • Culture: Excellent work environment that fosters collaboration
  • Growth: Ability to make an impact on the direction of the organization
  • Opportunity: Gain hands-on experience working with cutting-edge technology
  • Stability: Recent financial performance of the company has reported record profits

WHERE THE POSITION IS LOCATED:

  • Charlotte, NC 

WHY THIS ROLE IS IMPORTANT:

  • Serve as liaison between business community and Institutional Retirement/Client Services Technology Organization.
  • Facilitate business requirement gathering and definition through various methods; including interviews, workshops, and business grooming and tollgate review sessions.
  • Analyze and interpret business requirements and perform current, target, gap and impact analyses.
  • Translate business requirements into detailed user stories that are understood by all stakeholders, both business and technical, and manage changes to specifications and process flows.
  • Analyze business partner operations to understand their strengths and weaknesses and determine opportunities to automate processes and functions.
  • Assist in business process redesign and documentation, as needed for new technology initiatives.
  • Prepare documents such as business and functional requirement documents, user stories, use cases, use case models, gap analysis, process models, workflows, and data flows. 
  • Apply a broad knowledge of various business processes, functions and technical expertise to accurately anticipate organizational impacts.
  • Actively participate in wireframe, prototyping and software design sessions.
  • Negotiate deliverables by facilitating communication between business unit(s) and IT from initial requirements to final implementation.
  • Follow rigorous SDLC and project management best practices, comply with internal Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and other compliance related processes and adhere to change control and problem management procedures.
  • Assist in quality assurance test plan and test outline review to ensure proposed testing effort is consistent with requirement definition.
  • Provide testing and debugging support to technical partners and QA resources.

THE BACKGROUND THAT FITS:

  • Minimum 7 years of business analyst experience within IT
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in financial systems within the retirement, banking, securities and/or brokerage industry. Experience in Institutional retirement is highly preferred.
  • Functional expertise in transaction and/or web-based business applications
  • Functional expertise with Retirement Recordkeeping or Annuity applications is preferred
  • Proficient in requirement elicitation, analysis, and documentation, workflow analysis, and process modeling
  • Proficient in creating conceptual modeling deliverables such as wireframes, process models, and other diagrams to facilitate system design and compel client understanding
  • Experience performing statistical and data analysis is desired
  • Experience leading and negotiating business solutions through collaborative discussions with business and IT partners
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills, especially in a cross functional environment
  • Strong team-oriented interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interface, both written and verbally, with a wide variety of people.
  • Strong knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) using Waterfall and Agile methodologies.
  • SAFE Agile and Behavioral driven or Test Driven process knowledge and experience are preferred but not mandatory.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Visio and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with data mining tools such as OBI, requirement collaboration tools such as JIRA, Agile Craft, Rational Requirement Composer (RRC), Rational Team Composer (RTC), and defect tracking tools such as HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM).