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Business Systems Analyst: BSA Level II or Level III

Company: James River Management Company
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:











Come grow with James River Insurance! James River Insurance is an excess and surplus lines segment of James River Group Holdings, Ltd. and operates on an approved non-admitted basis in 50 states and Washington, DC. Since 2003, James River has provided thousands of commercial property and casualty customers with innovative and creative solutions for particular insurance needs. At James River Insurance, we are committed to providing a stable and rewarding work environment supported by our Core Values and Guiding Principles: Integrity, Accountability, Innovation, Customer Service, Communication, and Teamwork. We are proud of our recent national recognition as a 2021 Top Workplaces USA award. James River Group Holdings, Ltd. is a Bermuda-based insurance holding company which owns and operates a group of specialty insurance and reinsurance companies. The Company operates in three specialty property-casualty insurance and reinsurance segments: Excess and Surplus Lines, Specialty Admitted Insurance and Casualty Reinsurance. The Company tends to focus on accounts associated with small or medium-sized businesses in each of its segments. Each of the Company's regulated insurance subsidiaries are rated "A-" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.
Business Systems Analyst: BSA II or BSA III Job Summary
The Business Systems Analyst II or Business Systems Analyst III acts as a liaison between IT and the business users in an Agile/Scrum environment. Under limited supervision, the BSA II gathers and performs analysis of business requirements, works with Developers to design solutions, and delivers training for users. At the BSA III level, the role works independently with little guidance from management to gather and perform analysis of business requirements, work with Developers to design solutions, and deliver training for users. The BSA III also serves as a mentor for BSA I and II. At both levels, experience with Guidewire is desired. Duties and Responsibilities

  • Continuously exhibit and uphold Core Values of Integrity, Accountability, Communication and Teamwork, Innovation and Customer Service
  • Facilitate a consistent and constant flow of communication between the business users and IT
  • Perform requirements gathering with the business user community for IT projects
  • Analyze business requirements to determine the best development approach/solution within the existing IT systems infrastructure
  • Make recommendations for process improvements and technology solutions to aid the project stakeholder in accomplishing their strategic goals
  • Participate in Agile team ceremonies including daily standups, backlog refinements, product reviews and retrospectives
  • Document software requirements as user stories with the appropriate level of detail and size
  • Assist the team in understanding and estimating user stories
  • Communicate requirements to offshore Development and QA resources to ensure a sound understanding of the project objectives
  • Review test cases documented by QA Analysts for accuracy and completeness
  • Document and execute test cases to validate functionality of relevant business applications
  • Respond to service desk tickets related to supported applications
  • Provide production support and trouble-shooting assistance for system issues
  • Perform service desk ticket analysis to identify trends and areas for improvement related to supported applications
  • Collaborate with business users and project stakeholders to prepare and manage objectives, scope, estimates, timeline, budget, & resource plan for Agile projects
  • Support the business users, especially with respect to refinement and maintaining the product backlog
  • Develop and facilitate system training for business users as system enhancements are migrated to the production environment
  • Work with IT and business units to generate ad hoc reports and data extracts using SQL
  • Continually update insurance industry related knowledge through insurance journals, newspaper articles, BISYS, CPCU, etc.
  • Earn certifications pertaining to insurance industry or IT industry (i.e., CPCU, CSM, CSPO, Business Analyst Certification(s)) Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Intermediate proficiency in all of the below:
    • SQL query language
    • Azure DevOps, TFS or similar tools to manage scrum boards and activities
    • Agile methodology and frameworks (Scrum)
    • Software development life cycle
    • QA testing
    • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Skilled in active listening
    • Ability to learn and demonstrate understanding of all applications and business processes used by the various departments within the Company
    • Ability to manage application delivery and technology operations using Agile methodologies
    • Ability to provide exceptional customer service
    • Ability to build effective relationships
    • Ability to collaborate with teams, customers and other stakeholders
    • Ability to take initiative and work independently
    • Ability to anticipate customer needs and take initiative to meet those needs
    • Ability to convey technical process information in a clear and concise manner
    • Ability to take direction from experienced Business Systems Analysts and/or management
    • Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate projects
    • Ability to demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness
    • Ability to organize complex information, pay close attention to detail and handle multiple tasks Experience and Education For BSA II
    • High School Diploma required
    • Bachelor's Degree in related field (i.e. Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science) preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience required
    • Minimum of two years of Business Analyst/Business System Analyst experience or two years of related experience (Agile/Scrum project work and design/implementation of internally developed web applications) required
    • Insurance or Financial industry experience preferred
    • Certifications (CSM, CSPO) preferred Experience and Education for BSA III
    • High School Diploma required
    • Bachelor's Degree in related field (i.e. Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science) preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience required
    • Minimum of five years of Business Analyst/Business System Analyst experience or five years of related experience (Agile/Scrum project work and design/implementation of internally developed web applications) required
    • Insurance or Financial industry experience preferred
    • Certifications (CSM, CSPO) preferred
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Keywords: James River Management Company, Raleigh , Business Systems Analyst: BSA Level II or Level III, Professions , Raleigh, North Carolina

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