Job Details


Job Title:
Business Analyst
Skill Set:
Business Analysis/ Data Analysis
Date Posted:
Job id:


Job Description

Require an experienced Senior Business Analyst/Data Lead with experience in driving and developing business and functional requirements. The person will work on a key project to design processes, rules and requirements for a Solvency II project. The person will also serve as a central point of business contact for all data related items and maintain a central data directory / data dictionary.

Accountabilities and Experience:
• Prior experience in managing a data directory or data dictionary
• Understand traceability with data elements from source systems to ‘down-stream’ systems
• Ability to manage a large amount of data and facilitate traceability to final solutions
• Extremely detail oriented and thorough in documentation
Strong understanding of Microsoft Excel and capabilities
• Six (6+) or more years of progressively responsible business analysis experience is required.
• Highly skilled at interviewing stakeholders, facilitating business requirements meetings and documenting requirements. Documentation MUST be well organized and easily understood by all audiences.
• Skilled at conducting requirements workshops and walk through meeting with all audiences, updating requirements documents accordingly and securing appropriate approvals.
• Skilled at analysis and analysis techniques (Documenting the current process, defining a new process, and analyzes the gap between those two states).
• Understand the difference/distinction between business requirements and functional requirements and crafts documentation accordingly.
• Ability to work independently and facilitate /lead discussion and meetings with business and project resources. Must be capable of effectively communicating with stakeholders who are physically located outside of the Des Moines area. Must be a self starter who thrives in an environment with a certain level and ambiguity. Must readily adapt to the culture within the company.
• It is critical this person have a strong sense of urgency and ownership and ability to work in a fast paced environment
• Excellent business analysis facilitation, communication, and collaboration skills are a must.
• Experience with Microsoft Office products (Access, Visio, Project, Power Point, etc)
• Experience in Life Insurance/Annuity business preferred
• Previous work with actuarial departments preferred

Role and Responsibilities:
• Understanding data/information flow across all work streams
• Serve as the single point of contact for all data and reporting requirements
• Provide central ownership of project data directory / data dictionary
• Provide consistent business representation of data and first point of contact for IT with questions
• Help gather and facilitate agreement on data definitions
• Assist in monitoring/auditing data quality
• Accountable for partnering with the business to develop, document, test and implement business requirements. Could includes use cases, business and/or system process flows for current and future state.
• Accountable for keeping the requirement process on task and on schedule.
• Assists the Project Manager in identifying project activities, tasks, estimates, durations and/or timelines related to the requirements and UAT testing activities.
• Accountable for keeping the requirement process on task and on schedule.
• Schedules and facilitates requirement workshops.
• Communicates issues to Project Manager and team as they arise.
• Collaborates with training lead and trainers to create appropriate training materials.
• Collaborates with Change Management lead as needed.
• Reports written weekly status to PM. Status includes identification of issues & risks.
• Attends other project related meetings as needed.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience




Evolution Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability or veteran status. It is our goal to make employment decisions that further the principle of equal employment opportunity by utilizing objective standards based upon an individual's qualifications for a specific job opening.