Business Analysis

  • location: Boston, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $67 - $70 per hour

job description

Business Analysis

job summary:

As a member of an agile team this Dev Ops Analyst will coordinate and facilitate the activities between the business teams and the IT teams during the building, transitioning, maintenance and improvements of new and existing Underwriting Policy Administration Systems.

This is person is primarily a conduit between various Underwriting and IT Teams, defining, clarifying and refining business requirements and user acceptance testing for various existing and new platforms. 
location: Boston, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
salary: $67 - 70 per hour
work hours: 8am to 4pm
education: Bachelors
As part of your primary responsibilities you will

? Serve as Business Proxies when providing and clarifying requirements to IT

? Participate in the creation of epics and user stories

? Participate in backlog prioritizing and grooming

? Write and execute test cases and coordinate the User Acceptance (UAT) processes

? Participate in sprint retrospectives and help make the needed improvements

? Oversee the centralized forms maintenance processes coordinating between the Underwriting groups and Operations support staff assuring quality and fast deliveries

? Learn the applications within their portfolio from the user perspective

? Conduct user training and keep training materials up to date

? Oversee preparation of data matrixes that define fields and their attributes, data table configurations, etc.

? Support the Project Manager, Program Manager and Product Owners in the prioritization process helping to keep all Teams focused and on task

? Produce reports and analysis to support the Teams in decision making

Skills and experience required

? strong Specialty Lines and/or Property and Casualty Underwriting Insurance domain knowledge and experience

? Experience on an agile team and agile training and/or certification preferred

? Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

? The ability to conceptualize business problems and develop solutions

? Having prior experience with bookmarking/formatting/maintaining Word templates and Excel Workbooks that are called from within an application

? Excellent analytical skills with experience in problem analysis and systems production support

? The ability to interact with a cross section of Onshore and Offshore Underwriting and Operations Stakeholders as well as Internal/Vendor technical teams

Necessary competencies

? Must be skilled at collaboration and ensure that the stakeholders are kept informed, engaged and satisfied

? Must be able to establish and maintain mutually respectful working relationships with all levels up and down the organization

? Need the ability to distill and identify what the Business or IT is asking for and make value added suggestions

? Has to have a customer centric focus on delivering quality and adding value for the stakeholders

? strong collaboration, organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize any number of initiatives at once

? Composure and problem solving skills

? Needs to be a self-starter and a self-organizer

  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 5 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors (required)
  • Business Analysis
  • User Acceptance
  • Agile Methodology

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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