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New York Life Insurance (NYL) is seeking a highly-talented, driven Business Analyst to join our dynamic, high-performing team focused on modernizing the technology ecosystem and transforming our business processing capabilities that support our Institutional Life Insurance business. Our innovation roadmap focuses on eliminating points of friction within our diverse platform portfolio, simplifying our business processes, building more scalable applications, and modernizing our data strategy with a focus on implementing best in class business intelligence capabilities.
NYL is uniquely positioned for success thanks to our significant strategic advantage in insurance expertise and deep financial resources attributed to our 175-year history and AAA rating. We are looking for a highly organized problem solver that has a track record of working collaboratively with a cross-functional team to modernize, transform, and set the foundational ecosystem of the future. The individual should have a business product owner mindset and must be skilled in communicating across workstreams, project teams, functional teams, and up to senior leaders. The Business Analyst position will gather and document requirements from business areas impacted by the program, and partner with architecture and development teams to define technology solutions.
The Sr. Business Analyst is a critical role on the implementation team for our future state technology solution. The position will challenge your strategic, analytic and team-building skills, and require perseverance to overcome various types of obstacles. It is an excellent opportunity for a highly-competent, driven, "team-first" professional to join an organization at the doorstep of a multi-year journey to transform an industry leading business through technology innovation. Key Responsibilities:
Essential Requirements and Experience:
- Develop business cases for specific solution features to help prioritize and sequence phases of the program roadmap
- Collaborate with stakeholders from multiple disciplines to create alignment on how their objectives are enabled through program requirements
- Solicit business input to iteratively refine project scope to effectively deliver desired business value within aggressive program timelines
- Translate requirements into clearly defined and easily understood documents, including: Executive level presentations, project charters, use cases, process flows, business requirement documents, etc.
- Partner with architects and technical leads to design solutions that satisfy business requirements and align with NYL technology principles
- Provide guidance to User Acceptance Testing teams to ensure optimal test coverage (relying on own knowledge, as well as facilitating conversations with SMEs)
- Support Business Leads with the development of a roll-out strategy and change management plan for transition to new platforms
- Partner with Business Product Owners to define business requirements and representing our business as a proxy with our technical delivery teams.
- Ability to lead and facilitate business design workshops to discuss current state and future state process re-engineering.
- Successfully build strong partnerships to work both independently and as a collaborative team player who is highly proficient in working across organizations and with cross-functional teams.
- Highly polished communicator who can effectively collaborate with others to build consensus across the teams/organizations on business requirements.
- Highly flexible and adaptive to changing priorities and managing multiple simultaneous commitments on time, on budget and with quality.
- Excellent analytical skills, independent thinking and ability to exercise prudent judgment; ability to identify problems, issues and risks, and implement solutions before they impact project and program timelines.
- In-depth expertise in Business Analysis, collaborating with Product Owners, and working with Agile practices and delivery teams.
- Minimum 4 years of Business Analysis, Management Consulting or related experience.
- Bachelor's degree in a related field
- Proven leadership, negotiation and relationship management skills
- Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to bridge / facilitate efforts between technical and business teams
- Passionate about process improvement and proven ability to creatively solve problems
- Highly motivated self-starter demonstrating integrity, initiative and innovation qualities
- Quickly learns new businesses and complex processes
- Demonstrated ability to work across multiple business domains in support of projects
- Ability to partner with development teams that support various technology platforms
- Strong critical thinking skills and attention to detail
- Skilled in project software: SharePoint, MS Project, MS Office, and Visio.
- Knowledge of Agile, QA, & Support tools such as JIRA, TFS, or Rally preferred.
- Knowledge of SDLC including the end to end technology delivery process
- Knowledge of SAFe delivery practices and proven experience a plus
- Master's degree preferred.
- Insurance/Finance Industry experience preferred.
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