Agile Sr. Business Systems Analyst

Hartford, Connecticut

Company Information
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Job Summary
Under limited supervision, the Senior Business Systems Analyst is responsible for working with stakeholders to elicit, analyze, specify and validate business and solution requirements to meet business needs. Must be able to bring together a diverse stakeholder group, drive consensus and create a shared understanding between the customer community and the solution delivery team while maintaining alignment with Business and IT Strategies. Using knowledge of business goals, help translate strategies and initiatives into action plans with required deliverables The Senior Business Systems Analyst is able to independently transition to unfamiliar business and systems domains. This job typically acts as a team lead for analysts on medium to large sized initiatives. The Senior Business Systems Analyst provides direction, coaching and mentoring to less experienced analysts.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Identify, refine, and accurately articulate the business objectives and value proposition of assigned initiatives. Bring alternative perspectives and influence consensus among stakeholders. Ensure the solution (people, process and technology) meets the program and/or project objectives and is aligned with business and IT strategic direction. Participate in the development of a compelling business case that measure and communicate proposed project benefits. Collaborate with project leads to determine how requirements will be approached and managed for a particular project. Work with project leads to develop requirements work plans, identify task dependencies, develop estimates and determine resource skill requirements; support risk management and change management activities. Provide support and mentoring to other analysts and team members to facilitate a better understanding of requirements techniques, processes and deliverables required to support successful project delivery. Responsible for the success of the Requirements Definition Process for assigned work with limited supervision; Elicit, analyze, specify and communicate business, system and implementation requirements. Ensure the requirements are unambiguous and understandable by both business users and solution delivery teams. Work with stakeholders to prioritize requirements effectively based on business value, risks and constraints. Effectively identifies and manages requirements conflicts and issues to resolution. Ensure that requirements are understood and approved by all stakeholders. Manage requirement traceability and changes throughout the project lifecycle. Measures and tracks quality of business analysis work. Ensure the test strategy and test plans adequately cover the requirements. Assist in defect resolution. Simultaneously support multiple initiatives as assigned. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Three years of experience in Business Systems or equivalent required High school diploma or equivalent required.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Five years of experience in Business Systems or equivalent preferred. Bachelors degree in Business, MIS or other related field preferred.
Typically has a Bachelor degree in Business, MIS or other related field. Typically has a minimum of 5 years' experience in business systems analysis or equivalent role. Ideally a seasoned B/A with the following:
  • Agile (Safe)
  • Business Insurance

­Demonstrated ability to lead, facilitate, and elicit requirement sessions with stakeholders and IT.­ Candidate will drive/translate requirements to achieve the desired business outcome.

- Proficiency in creation/use of Business Analysis artifacts and knowing when to use them.­ As an example:
  • Requirements (BRD, FRD)
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Use cases
- Must be able to work across multiple lines of business and levels of management
- Ability to work on multiple projects at any one time while maintaining high quality standards
- Demonstrated leadership, organizational, negation and communication skills
- Must be process oriented with sound judgment, attention to detail, accuracy and follow-through
- Knowledge of the SLDC methodologies (Waterfall and Agile)

Nice to Have:
  • ­Billing Experience
Property and Causality experience

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Analytical Thinking (Advanced): Identifies current or future problems or opportunities, analyzes, synthesize and compares information to understand issues, identifies cause/effect relationships and explores alternative solutions to support sound decision making. Facilitation (Advanced): Uses and adjusts style and technique to assist group process and understanding. Communication (Advanced): Demonstrates effective verbal, written, and listening communication skills. Teamwork (Advanced): Works together in situations when actions are interdependent and a team is mutually responsible to produce a result. Relationship Management (Advanced): Seeks out, builds, fosters and maintains productive relationships, networks or alliances to meet goals and achieve results. Business Perspective (Advanced): Uses knowledge of internal and external factors impacting the property casualty industry to make decisions. Technology (Intermediate): Uses, leverages and maintains proficiency with corporate and job specific technology as it evolves (e.g., hardware, software, business unit applications and systems tools). Conflict Management (Intermediate): Brings conflicts into the open and resolves them collaboratively. Change Management / Resilience (Advanced): Remains energized and focused in the face of ambiguity, change or strenuous demands. Risk Taking (Advanced): Identifies, assesses, manages and takes intelligent risks to attain objectives.

Licensing or Certificates
None

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
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About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2010.