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IT Business Analyst (Surety Bonds & Insurance)
Ref No.: 18-00633
Location: Purchase, New York
Position Type:Right to Hire
Experience Level: 5 Years
Start Date / End Date: 10/22/2018 to 01/25/2019
Job description
Our client is seeking a Business Analyst, Surety Insurance (Surety Bonds as a way to manage risk) to join our Information Technology team in our Purchase, NY or New York, NY office. Other preferred work locations include Nashville, Charlotte, Florham Park (NJ) or Philadelphia.

Main areas of responsibility:

• Identify and translate business needs into clearly defined requirements for the insurance surety policy administration system. Develop requirements documentation inclusive of business requirements, user stories/ use cases, process flows, data flows and report mock- ups.
• Plan, facilitate, and conduct requirements gathering sessions, meetings, and presentations.
• Build strong relationships within the business units and support functions to understand the business needs.
• Collaborate with development and testing teams to provide subject matter expertise, ensure that out of the box functionality is leveraged and to assist in troubleshooting and resolving issues.
• Ensure that proposed solutions are focused on improving efficiency and effectiveness of the business processes, and are consistent across products where possible.
• Participate in the development and planning of the User Acceptance Testing activities, including test plans and scripts, based on requirements.
• Facilitate UAT execution phase and work with business lead and project manager to obtain user acceptance test signoff.

Desired Skills & Experience:

• 5+ years as an IT Business Analyst working in the Property & Casualty insurance industry, with an understanding of the terminology, business functions and business processes.
• Experience with policy administration systems is required.
• Experience with web based applications a must.
• Hands-on experience writing functional requirements or user stories is required.
• Proven track record of creating clear, concise deliverables that reflect a deep understanding of business needs and the out of the box software functionality.
• Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
• Experience operating and interfacing with business management, including negotiation and presentation skills.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Understands communication channels and escalates appropriately.
• Strong initiative; able to self-manage. Comfortable with ambiguity and able to work through it to get the right things done.
• Must be able to see tasks through to completion without significant guidance.
• Strong time management skills and ability to meet individual and team deadlines.
• Experience with Office, Visio, SharePoint and Microsoft Visual Studio Team system beneficial.
• Must be a team player who works well with technical and business resources.
• Experience with surety insurance underwriting and agency management knowledge a plus.