Job Description :
Position : Senior Business Analyst
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Type : Contract
Duration: 12 -18 months

Job Description:
· Responsibilities

· Leads the effort in which the BSA group conducts business process analyses and needs assessments to align information technology solutions with business initiatives.
· Facilitates the elicitation of business and systems requirements, utilizing comprehensive understanding of applicable business systems and industry requirements.
· Partner with the business to document the current data transformations.
· Provides leadership to analyze business unit requests and understand business requirements. Work with various technical staff members to determine possible solutions and communicate business and system impacts to IT and Operations staff.
· Be actively engaged with senior level management in the successful execution of critical Control and Compliance processes.
· Facilitate the creation of informational and status updates for the senior management team.
· Work closely with other technology teams to coordinate deliveries for a high-visibility business unit.
· Support Solution Design team efforts to successfully shape initiatives to achieve positive outcomes for the business unit, IT, and the larger organization.
· Prepare comprehensive and complete documentation for complex business and system requirements in various formats.
· Use Business Process Modeling techniques and tools to create business process models.
· Coordinate and facilitate IT Solution Design and development teams to align system integration with approved corporate Data Strategy.
· Create clear, detailed, and accurate requirements that may be shared with peer technology delivery teams to leverage and reuse existing systems, components, and designs.
· Conducts research and analysis to quantify business opportunities and assists in the development of formal recommendations to management.
· May use project management and program management methodologies to support a systems development methodology to meet project deliverables.
· Will be responsible for instructing, directing, mentoring, and checking the work of other business systems analysts.
· Plans, conducts and may supervise assignments.

Preferred Qualifications
· Basic knowledge of insurance company operations.
· Working knowledge of systems methodology, project management, quality assurance and testing methodologies.
· Conceptual knowledge of graphical user interfaces, relational database management systems and data storage.