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Business Systems Analyst - Assigned Risk Servicing Carrier in Lansing, MI at AF Group

Date Posted: 11/25/2018

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Job Description


This position will articulate business challenges and requests in technology terms and the development of large to the most complex business cases to convert requests/recommendations to deliverable solutions. This position supports the Commercial Auto line of Business. 


  • Recommends strategies, scenarios, or test cases to development and testing departments to implement more robust and sustainable QA
  • Utilize presentation and interpersonal skills to train end users, communicate program progress cross-functionally and to leadership teams, and to provide sales demos to prospect buyer and user personas.
  • Translate complex requirements from user and industry to the development team in an Agile Scrum environment.
  • Provide responsive and high-quality IT application support, research of detailed software defects, trouble-shooting, and defining solution
  • Propose solutions for business ideas, suggestions, problems and requirements.
  • Develop comprehensive requirement specifications as part of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to define functional and non functional requirements that Business Analysts and Developers will use to change new or currently deployed solutions.
  • Work comfortably within both Agile and Waterfall development methodologies.
  • Define all levels of business and technology requirements.
  • Support optimization of the SDLC process to ensure quality and timely delivery of software deliverables.
  • Collaborate with QA team to ensure traceability between defined test cases and elicited testing.
  • Collaborate with Development team to ensure effective hand off of requirements and identification of requirements defects.
  • Support capacity planning to optimize the effectiveness of the department.
  • Support estimation process which includes business users, development representatives, and testing representatives.
  • Identify and implement optimal process improvements to ensure effective capture of functional requirements for both enhancement projects and defect resolution.
  • Conduct demos of new and upcoming functionality, as needed.
  • Define and enforce acceptance criteria for business requirements.
  • Responsible for ensuring that business objectives are understood by project team.
  • Assist in prioritization of product backlog items ensuring business priorities and technology advancements are reflected
  • Attend and actively participate in meetings such as sprint planning, scrums, demos, and retrospectives.
  • Lead organization and execution of user acceptance testing.
  • Manage vendor relationships including priority of deliverables.
  • Build relationships with key business unit resources to gain understanding of overall business unit direction.
  • Lead IT activities for large and complex business initiatives using appropriate project management methodology.
  • Perform peer reviews for fellow Business Analysts business requirements ensuring conformity to standards and quality.
  • Prepare status and management reports as required.
  • Responsible for configuration changes in systems.

This position description identifies the responsibilities and tasks typically associated with the performance of the position. Other relevant essential functions may be required.


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