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White Plains, New York New York Life

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Date: Sep 1, 2018
Location: White Plains, NY, US
Company: New York Life Insurance Co

New York Life Insurance Company is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States. Founded in 1845 and headquartered in New York City, New York Life reported 2017 operating earnings of $2.06 billion. Total assets under management at year end 2017, with affiliates, totaled $586 billion.

New York Life holds the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major ratings agencies: A.M. Best, A++; Fitch AAA; Moody’s Aaa; Standard & Poor’s AA+ (Source: Individual independent rating agency commentary as of 8/1/17).

Financial strength, integrity and humanitythe values upon which New York Life was foundedhave guided the company’s decisions and actions for over 170 years.

Primary Responsibility

Seeking an experienced IT Business Analyst with a minimum of 7 years of Business Analysis experience who will lead the Business Analysis phases of larger projects and/or multiple projects at the same time.
We are looking for an individual with demonstrated experience solving complex business problems, working across multiple projects, and strong attention to detail.

The Business Analyst position will gather and document requirements from business areas impacted by the program, and partner with architecture and design teams to define technology solutions.

Functional Responsibilities
Collaborate with business partners from multiple disciplines to elicit, document, prepare and manage business requirements package for stakeholder sign-off and delivery to technical teams
Establish meaningful traceability between related requirements
Act as a liaison between the business and IT design and delivery teams
Documented requirement artifacts should utilize industry standard diagram techniques to enhance the clarity of definition, including: process flows, context diagrams, use cases, wireframes, etc.
Set requirement baselines upon obtaining requirements package sign-off and support requirements change management, analyze impact and obtain change sign-off throughout NYL’s Technology Delivery Life Cycle (TDLC) or Scaled Agile frameworks
Interface with Business Partners, Technical resources (i.e. Solution Engineers, Systems Analysts, Developers), Architecture, and Quality Assurance to translate and simplify requirements, ensure requirements are met throughout entire TDLC or Scaled Agile frameworks, and verify that the implemented solution meets the requirements
Partner with QA team and SMEs to ensure adequate test coverage (relying on own knowledge, as well as facilitating conversations with SMEs, to identify additional test scenarios)
Identify and articulate the need for requirements change and assessing the impact of the change
Work with stakeholders to conduct training sessions / demos, and to develop manuals / user guides
Works within NYL’s Operational Excellence COE business analysis standards and participates in continuous improvement effort

Experience
Minimum 7 years of Business Analysis experience on small enhancements and large-scale IT projects
Experience producing Business Analysis Artifacts for all phases of SDLC
Experience with Waterfall and Agile methodologies
Experience working with and supporting business and technology teams to ensure key deliverables are met
Previous experience working in the Insurance and/or Annuities industry would be a plus
Experience with implementations of Enterprise Content Management systems is strongly preferred

Skills
Familiarity with multiple software development methodologies
Working knowledge of Business Analysis Standards (i.e. IIBA best practices)
Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Visio, MS Project, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of SharePoint, Quality Center and JIRA a plus.
Quickly learns new businesses and complex processes
Ability to work from objectives with minimal guidance or supervision
Demonstrated ability to understand and work across multiple business domains in support of projects
Ability to partner with development teams that support various technology platforms
Proven leadership, negotiation and relationship management skills
Strong critical thinking skills and attention to detail
Strong written, verbal and communication skills

Education
Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or equivalent work experience

EOE M/F/D/V

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Nearest Major Market: White Plains
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City
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