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Systems Business Analyst I (Cedar Rapids, IA)
  
Position Summary

Position Summary

The successful candidate acts as an intermediary between the business community and the technical community working with IT and business clients to collect, clarify, and translate business requirements into documentation and conceptual design (using appropriate tools and models) from which applications and solutions are developed. The business analyst is an active thought partner and application visionary who shapes the technology demand among the business community.

 

Essential Functions

  • Strong familiarity with the information systems utilized by GreatAmerica
  • Must be an active listener
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Continuous communication with IT and business leaders to ensure the corporate strategic vision and our technology platform remain protected and healthy
  • Partners with business and technology partners to elicit, analyze, translate, and document business requirements into technical requirements
  • Analyzes, documents and tests program development, logic, process flows and specifications
  • May partner with business partners to conduct user acceptance testing
  • May document user manuals to describe application installation and operating procedures
  • Demonstrative ability to solve problems
  • Self-directed, self-motivated
  • Extended hours may be required to meet deadlines
  • Performs additional duties as required
Position Qualifications

Position Qualifications

            Competencies:

            For all GreatAmerica team members:  Honesty/Integrity, Customer Oriented, Accountability, Tenacious, Communication Skills (Oral & Written), Adaptability

            For this position:

Competencies for this Role:

Business Acumen          “How well do you comprehend the larger issues surrounding a business?”

Conceptual Thinking      “How well do you recognize the common factors in new situations and apply previously successful approaches to those situations?”

Consensus Building       “How well do you work with others in order to agree on a common goal?”

Relationship Building     “Can you work effectively with different types of people and build rapport and trust?”

Systems Analysis          “How well can you break down issues or problems into component parts to identify root causes and effects?”

           

            Education:

Four year degree in Information Systems, Business, or related field

 

            Experience:

  • Three to five years’ experience in information systems
  • Any previous role demonstrating the ability to comprehend technology and it's applications

     

    Skills and Abilities

                Computer Skills:

  • Able translate “back of napkin ideas” into actionable technical solution requirements
  • Strength in creating compelling business cases and/or knowing when to cut bait
  • Excellent understanding of business complexity, existing technical capabilities, and project interdependencies
  • Intellectual curiosity and the ability to question thought partners across functional areas
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to quickly troubleshoot problems that may arise in work products
  • Ability to partner with software engineers and quality analysts to identify course of resolutions
  • Strong understanding of basic system engineering, object-oriented design, information risk and security guidelines, and architecture standards
  • In depth understanding of the various software development lifecycles (e.g. Agile, Waterfall, etc.)
  • Experience/desire to learn CBAP methodology