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Lead Business Analyst Investment Management

Jersey City, New Jersey New York Life

Lead Business Analyst – Investment Management

Date: Apr 23, 2018
Location: Jersey City, NJ, US
Company: New York Life Insurance Co
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New York Life Insurance Company (New York Life or the company) is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States*. Founded in 1845, New York Life is headquartered in New York City, maintains offices in all fifty states, and owns Seguros Monterrey New York Life in Mexico.

New York Life is one of the most financially strong and highly capitalized insurers in the business. The company reported 2016 operating earnings of $1.954 billion. Total assets under management at year end 2016, with affiliates, totaled $538 billion. As of year-end 2016, New York Life’s surplus was $23.336 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 Third Party Ratings Report as of 8/17/16).

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 to lead multiple complex 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 drive the gathering and documentation of requirements from New York Life Investment Management’s business areas, 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
Applied experience with establishing, managing and delivering large scale, complex IT projects
Experience in project management, SDLC, SAFe, RUP, Scrum, ITIL, Dev Ops, and application solution development and deployment. Prior systems development and/or QA experience strongly preferred
Experience in working on large initiatives with variable staffing including onsite/offshore execution model
Experience with Retail Asset Management products and business systems strongly preferred
Experience with systems implementations of financial products is a must

Skills:
Financial Services experience and Asset Management product knowledge required
Minimum 7 years of Business Analysis experience
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

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or equivalent work experience
Advanced degree and industry certifications encouraged

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*Based on revenue as reported by Fortune 500, ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual), Fortune Magazine, June 17, 2016. See ****************************** for methodology.
**Total surplus, which includes the Asset Valuation Reserve, is one of the key indicators of the company’s long-term financial strength and stability and is presented on a consolidated basis of the company.

1. Operating earnings is the key measure use by management to track Company’s profitability from ongoing operations and underlying profitability of the business. This indicator is based on generally accepted accounting principles in the US (GAAP), with certain adjustments Company believes to be appropriate as a measurement approach (non GAAP), primarily the removal of gains or losses on investments and related adjustments.

2. Assets under management represent Consolidated Domestic and International insurance Company Statutory assets (cash and invested assets and separate account assets) and third party assets principally managed by New York Life Investment management Holdings LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company.

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark
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