Functional Analyst, Principal

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Overview: <p>The Functional Analyst, Principal is responsible for gathering, analyzing and documenting business or system processes and requirements for NJM&rsquo;s &nbsp;applications. This role will work closely with all Project and Business team members throughout the project lifecycle. &nbsp;This role will be required to lead other team members and coordinate work efforts, lead &nbsp;problem and solution scoping efforts, effectively communicate requirements, and may coordinate quality assurance activities.</p>
Responsibilities: <p>Analysis/Technical Skills:</p> <ul> <li>Lead and coordinate requirements planning &amp; monitoring activities for project delivery.</li> <li>Collaborate with applicable stakeholders to understand and diagram existing or new business processes using a variety of modeling techniques.</li> <li>Elicit, capture and document requirements independently; prepare and maintain documentation utilizing user stories, use cases, diagrams, or other requirement management templates and tools.</li> <li>Understand and demonstrate proficiency in appling appropriate requirements elicitation techniques (interviews, surveys, brainstorming sessions, etc.).</li> <li>Well versed with estimation methodologies; provide estimates for assignments independently and lead team members with task estimation.</li> <li>Lead meetings and drive team interaction, as well as foster business relationships.</li> <li>Understand in detail the features, functions, and capabilities of package solutions in order to achieve proper business requirements alignment and adaptation to package as needed.</li> <li>Assist in the investigation and resolution of incidents as needed.<br />&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Quality:</p> <ul> <li>Complete assignments within expected timeframes.</li> <li>Produce high-quality artifacts with a minimal level of re-work to ensure the accuracy of deliverables and adherence to standards.</li> <li>Accountable for reviewing artifacts produced by team members and ensuring quality deliverables are produced.</li> <li>Regularly confirm expectations for self and team members; proactively provide due dates for assignments.</li> <li>Proactively communicate status of assignments, identify gaps/issues which will impact targeted timeframes for deliverables, and communicate potential solutions for successful delivery.</li> <li>Participate in testing activities; coordinate defect triage efforts</li> <li>Actively promote and enforce IT department best practices and standards.</li> <li>Lead project meetings as necessary for successful delivery.<br />&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Continuous Improvement &amp; Product Knowledge:</p> <ul> <li>Proactively provide &nbsp;mentoring to team members.</li> <li>Preserve/continue to develop an in-depth knowledge of multiple application&rsquo;s current implementations as well as available features and functionality; mentor others on such</li> <li>Through self-study remain informed of industry wide trends and departmental/company strategic initiatives.</li> <li>Proactively contribute to design of solutions by providing SME support. &nbsp;Evaluate effectiveness and completeness of proposed solutions.</li> <li>Lead process improvement initiatives for the individual, functional group/team, department or organization and drive implementation to increase effectiveness and efficiency.</li> <li>Work with vendors to implement solutions that support NJMs current and future needs.</li> <li>Recommend and drive implementation of new features and functions that could add value to existing solutions.<br />&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Work Coordination and Delivery Support:</p> <ul> <li>Mentor team members and drive work toward a successful delivery of efficient solutions.</li> <li>Lead other analysts; provide guidance and demonstrate accountability for their deliverables.</li> <li>Work closely with delivery team to plan project(s) and lead/coordinate team activities during project phases.</li> <li>Understand scope of authority; recognize when to make decisions or escalate to higher levels.</li> <li>Tailor communications to audience&rsquo;s needs and level of understanding; mentor others on such.</li> <li>Ensure that business needs are met as work evolves.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>10+ years of experience as a Business Analyst (working with Personal &amp; Commercial Insurance products is required).</li> <li>14+ years of experience in software delivery.</li> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in related field or equivalent experience.</li> <li>Proven extensive knowledge and experience of different requirements gathering tools and techniques (use cases, diagramming, process modeling, interviews, workshops, etc.).</li> <li>Proven extensive knowledge and experience of multiple project delivery methodologies (Agile, Waterfall, etc.).</li> <li>Proven extensive experience leading and coordinating team work efforts.</li> <li>Extensive experience in leading other analysts and provide guidance for their deliverables. Lead and coordinate requirements planning &amp; monitoring activities for project delivery.</li> <li>Proven experience in leading process improvement initiatives for the individual, functional group/team, department or organization and drive implementation to increase effectiveness and efficiency.</li> <li>Ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment, and adapting to change.</li> <li>Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.</li> <li>Ability to adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines.</li> <li>Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.</li> <li>Excellent analytical and problem-solving capabilities.</li> <li>Certifications or licenses related to Agile Project Delivery, Business Analysis, or Property &amp; Casualty Insurance are a plus.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Legal Disclaimer: NJM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting, retaining and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that is fully representative of the diversity that exists in the communities in which we do business.</p>