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Business Analyst

Resp & Qualifications

PURPOSE:
The Business Analyst will have the responsibility to ensure that the business's need for changes to processes, policies and/or information systems are identified, understood, defined, documented and acted upon by eliciting, analyzing, documenting, validating, specifying and verifying the needs of business or user.  The incumbent assists in the gathering and synthesizing of business requirements for low complexity software, systems, processes and/or services and translates them into specifications ensuring the business objectives are met.  As the functional expert, the incumbent serves as the conduit between the business area and the technical or software development team through which requirements flow. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Interpret business needs and issues by gathering, eliciting, analyzing, documenting and validating the Business area’s user and technical (functional/non-functional) requirements. Under the direction of a Lead or Senior Business Analyst, participates in the creation of requirements documentation. Collaborates in the creation of project plans to define, organize and schedule requirements management and development activities. Participates in requirements analysis and verification sessions. Participates in the tracking and management of open issues and assists in planning for resolution. Participates in development sessions and design reviews in order to ensure design meets user requirements.

  • Responsible for the overall success of user acceptance testing, including documentation, verification and release. Implements practices and procedures for end user test plans. Identifies and documents gaps in requirement adherence or system deficiencies/defects and coordinates appropriate action through issue resolution. Providing guidance and training to application end users.

  • Identifies, documents and troubleshoots problems in systems, software and processes. Collaborate with appropriate stakeholders to monitor, report and resolve issues.  Participates in the development of solutions and workarounds that solve low complexity technical, system and/or business issues. 

  • Reviews, analyzes and creates detailed documentation of business systems and user needs. Responsible for the written documentation of requirements in a clear and well organized manner. Develops and/or collaborates in key project and requirement deliverables for projects of low complexity

  • Monitors and reports project status to identify and mitigate risks and to ensure quality and timely deliverables. Coordinates assigned projects from concept through implementation. Prioritize and manage new work requests.


QUALIFICATIONS:

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree in  Business, Information Technology, Computer Science or related field OR in lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an additional 4 years of relevant work experience is required in addition to the required work experience.

Experience: 3 years experience in functional, operational, business, data, systems or testing analysis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality, effective deliverables on-time and be a valuable contributor to the development of cost-effective solutions.
  • Moderate understanding of business analysis core competencies.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Strong time-management and organizational skill.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to organize stakeholder meetings.
  • Microsoft Office applications usage.
  • Must be able to meet established deadlines and handle multiple customer service demands from internal and external customers, within set expectations for service excellence. Must be able to effectively communicate and provide positive customer service to every internal and external customer, including customers who may be demanding or otherwise challenging.


 

Department

Department: Benefit Admin

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire Range Disclaimer

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

Please visit our website to apply: www.carefirst.com/careers

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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