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Business Systems Analyst - Contract
Ref No.: 18-00706
Location: Newark, New Jersey
Our direct client is seeking a Business Systems Analyst to work in their Newark, NJ location. This is a 12+ month contract opportunity.

Scope of Work:

Our client has an opening for a Specialist, Business Systems Analysis in the Actuarial Transformation function. Part of the Reporting, Analysis & Control team within ESS, the Specialist will work closely with the client's Actuarial teams to understand their business functions, areas of need and promote process and system enhancements that drive greater accuracy and efficiency.

The individual will expand reporting capabilities for Actuarial partners by centralizing data across admin systems and Actuarial models and employing reporting tools such as Oracle BI, Essbase, and data visualization tools. We are seeking an associate with strong technical skills and aptitude, as well as solid business analysis skills. The individual should able to assist in the assessment and documentation of business needs and assist in the design and deployment of solutions. The associate needs to be a self-motivated and energetic individual who can meet the challenges of a fast-paced environment. The associate should be comfortable with change and working with partners at various levels.
  • Partnering with business areas to assess reporting, analysis and data visualization needs
  • Developing knowledge of Actuarial processes and recommending technology-driven process improvements
  • Assisting in the documentation of requirements and specifications
  • Partnering with technical subject matter experts to determine the optimal design
  • Developing reports and dashboards
  • Creating and executing test scripts
  • Facilitating change and innovation to legacy systems and processes

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Math, Computer Science/Information Technology or MIS
  • 3 -5 years of experience working in financial or actuarial systems, reporting or similar area
  • Experience working with OLAP reporting tools such as Essbase, Cognos, etc.
  • Experience building content and dashboards in business intelligence (Oracle BI or similar) and data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Qlik, Microsoft PowerBI)
  • Knowledge of various SDLC and process methodologies (e.g. Agile, Waterfall, etc.)
  • Knowledge of big data technologies and processes at a functional level is a plus (e.g., Hadoop, MongoDB, Cloud, Apache Frameworks)
  • Strong desire to innovate and advance internal technologies and processes
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (particularly Word and Excel) is required
  • Working knowledge of SQL
  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer focus
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities/deadlines
  • Highly motivated to make impactful improvements for our business partners