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Think that working in the insurance field can't be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You'll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers' lives. We'll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you'll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you'll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Job Family Summary The Systems Analyst provides technical leadership from project inception through rollout, creating high-level technical requirements and designs to develop and support optimal IT solutions by applying knowledge of business processes and systems architecture.

Job Summary The Systems Analyst (SA) Sr. Consultant II creates high-level technical designs for complex projects and maintenance efforts by analyzing requirements and systems architecture, collaborating with technology partners and adhering to tool standards with little assistance. The SA Consultant II assesses, documents, and mitigates design constraints and/or risks and performs design reviews to develop and support optimal IT solutions.

Key Responsibilities

- Creates the high-level technical designs for high complexity projects and difficult maintenance efforts by analyzing and tracing designs to requirements (business, functional, and nonfunctional) and systems architecture; creates design documents and maintain design artifacts
- Stewards an application or project and the business process(es) supported; facilitate implementation of strategies, elimination of redundancies, and simplification of the application
- Identifies systems and technical constraints, potential technology risks, and document possible mitigation strategies for high complexity projects
- Participates in design reviews, application design impacts between concurrent releases, and technical walkthroughs
- Understands the technical details, integration, and functions of a few applications, hardware, and/or software within a team; execute and enforce best practices
- Works with Business Analysts to write functional designs, and understand business requirements and process flows for high complexity projects; understand patterns, methodologies and system modeling
- Provides technical input from team into architectural assessments; support architectural assessments; assist in enforcing architectural adherence for technologies within the team
- For high complexity projects, validates code to designs and requirements; conducts code walkthroughs, inspections, and reviews
- Understands and complies with the application and portfolio roadmap; participate in the execution of the roadmap to include the addition/replacement/retirement of applications; monitor the technical progress of the project
- Understands estimating process and help validate accuracy; helps identify critical path across project teams
- Develops and/or confirms detailed estimates for high complexity projects; monitors, documents and communicates the technical progress of the project
- Uses knowledge of integrated requirements to evaluate proposed software products


Key Responsibilities (Cont.)

- Facilitates the resolution of complex system deficiencies with the design team and project management; supports the business in researching technical questions.
- Works with other teams in coordinating changes across systems
- Creates and evaluates Proof of Concepts (POCs)
- Plans, conducts, and reviews module and integration testing for moderate complexity projects; analyzes, validates, and consults on the content of functional test conditions for moderate complexity applications, projects, etc.
- Conducts design reviews and monitors application design impacts between concurrent releases
- Prepares the staging and development of complex test environments and conditions
- Consults on the content of functional test conditions for assigned applications, projects, etc.; supports data analysis and validation from functional tests
- Works with Quality Control teams in identifying root cause of complex issues
- Partners with business partners across multiple areas of the business and across multiple projects to ensure new/revised technical requirements or high level technical design are defined and documented
- Facilitates the scope and change control process and manage issues related to technical design; provide change request direction for multiple areas of expertise; support the change analysis for design, code and other artifacts


Key Responsibilities (Cont.)

- Maintains awareness of vendor products and suggest uses or improvements to business
- Uses knowledge of integrated requirements to evaluate proposed software products
- Identifies changes and issues to be communicated to vendors
- Drafts and edits operations/environment/desktop documentation; gathers input from other appropriate team members in the documentation creation
- Provides technical input and support architectural assessments and work with Architecture to get directions and methodologies; advocate and enforce architectural adherence for technologies within the team
- Identifies and recommends technical process improvements; develops and maintains complex technical process and application process flows
- Provides informal training to Band B and Band C1 members on the team
- Builds, cultivates, and maintains long term relationships across multiple teams and business partners
- Identifies opportunities to improve internal team processes or supported business's processes, products, or services
- Supports the achievement of the Technology organization and corporate strategy; practices alignment to achieve the common purpose; demonstrates the focus on affordability, innovation and extraordinary customer service
- Understands and can articulate how team work processes provide a line of sight to the customer


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience

- College degree with technical study or equivalent experience
- 3-5 years of systems experience
- Experience of technical design and writing required
- Experience of root cause analysis
- Experience with Web, database, and integration technologies and languages, such as COBOL, PL/1, DB2, SQL, and IMS
- Experience with integrated testing

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary - but that's just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you'll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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