Business Systems Analyst II

The work we do has an impact on millions of lives, and you can be a part of it.

We help protect our customers against life’s uncertainties. Regardless of where you work within the company, you’ll be helping provide protection and peace of mind when our customers need it most.

Protective Life is looking for a Business Systems Analyst in its Birmingham, AL corporate headquarters. The position provides an opportunity to work in an agile team environment under the general direction of more experienced Business Analysts. Generally, relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and perform a variety of assignments requiring a certain degree of independence. This position guides and advises less experienced Analysts. The position will be responsible for analyzing web applications and their usage, providing functional design mockups and user stories for modifications and enhancements, identifying acceptance criteria, completing system and regression testing, supporting project implementations, and providing ongoing support to users through maintenance and troubleshooting.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Analysis and Solutioning:
  • Identifies business opportunities or solutions to complex business problems and helps determine the optimum project investment path for the enterprise including implementation of new business and technical system solutions
  • Understands the pros and cons and the corresponding impact of proposed solutions/changes for complex projects to the business systems
  • Consults with the business area on system-related issues and makes recommendations for better utilizing the available technology
  • User Story Development/Acceptance Criteria:
  • Using a structured approach, works with key stakeholders to identify the business and technical system solutions that meet their needs and develops a comprehensive set of user stories with requirements and acceptance criteria necessary to create the desired sustainable “to be” business environment
  • Builds mockups of proposed changes that can be used by development staff to complete front end User Interface changes
  • Ensures that user stories are complete, consistent, concise, and unambiguous
  • Ensures that acceptance criteria are all encompassing including negative test cases, edge scenarios, and accounts for all integrations
  • Documents added functionality and new enhancements using workflow diagrams and process write ups to allow for simplified reference and more comprehensive understanding and specifications for complex system modifications as appropriate
  • Works with developers, product owners, managers and potentially those from other teams that have a stake or dependency in standard agile amigos sessions to review user stories and acceptance criteria to make sure they are complete and accurate
  • Efficiently creates system regression test plans that correlate to the acceptance criteria of the stories being deployed to confirm that no system will be impacted outside of what has been planned with the new or enhanced development release
  • Production Support:
  • Diagnoses and manages complex software defects and system anomalies to a successful resolution
  • Works with software developers to resolve complex problems and provides detailed diagnostic information
  • Consults with end-users concerning corrective actions as needed in a calm and professional manner
  • Level 3 support for customer and agent issues that require quick troubleshooting
  • Identifies bottlenecks and proposes solutions to allow for increased functionality on administrative sites that can be used by front end contact center representatives
  • Training:
  • Prepares end-user procedures and workflow story boards, and provides end-user training for complex new or changed system functionality as needed
  • Project Management:
  • Utilizes appropriate project tracking methodologies and database(s) to manage multiple projects through the project life cycle
  • Documents moderately complex project phases, provide regular status updates, and assists with creating effective release/implementation plans
  • Preferred/Desirable Skills

  • 4+ years of applicable work and/or technical experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in MIS or other related computer field will substitute for 3 years of work and/or technical experience
  • Looking for a leader who is not afraid to take the initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills as well as general negotiation and meeting facilitation skills.
  • Working knowledge of storyboarding, functional specifications, use cases, activity diagrams, workflow diagrams, etc. is required
  • Basic understanding in the areas of application programming, database and system design is required.
  • Experience as an Analyst involving web based applications and services
  • Knowledge of SQL, HTML, XML
  • Ability to manage multiple, changing priorities, resolve conflicts and be able to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work independently with team members (technical and non-technical) and customers to ensure needs and expectations are met in a timely and cost efficient manner
  • Possess a desire to learn new systems and process within Protective
  • Protective’s targeted salary range for this position is $60,000 to $85,000. Actual salaries may vary depending on factors, including but not limited to, job location, skills, and experience. The range listed is just one component of Protective’s total compensation package for employees.

    This position also offers additional incentive opportunities through an annual incentive based on individual and Company performance.

    Employee Benefits:

    We aim to protect our employees’ wellbeing through a broad benefits offering. For example, we protect physical wellbeing through health, dental and vision insurance. We protect mental wellbeing through mental health benefits and an employee assistance program. We protect time away from work with a variety of paid time away benefits (e.g., paid time off, paid parental leave, short-term disability, and a cultural observance day). We protect financial wellbeing through contributions to healthcare accounts, a pension plan, and a 401(k) plan with Company matching. All employees are encouraged to protect their overall wellbeing by engaging in ProHealth Rewards, Protective’s platform to improve wellbeing while earning cash rewards.

    Eligibility for certain benefits may vary by position in accordance with the terms of the Company’s benefit plans.

    Diversity and Inclusion:

    At Protective, we are committed to providing an inclusive culture where all employees are able to fully contribute and thrive. Our goal is to grow and develop our people, attract diverse talent and support strong, diverse communities.

    We support diversity, equity, and inclusion by working to develop a culture of inclusion and belonging led by leaders who develop potential and embrace unique skills and abilities. Our aim is to create an equitable and accountable environment for all leaders and employees that will drive performance and impact business strategy. In this way, we can increase overall diversity for leadership roles and pipelines of talent by maturing our hiring practices, robust development opportunities and focus on retention of key talent.

    We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to being inclusive and attracting, retaining, and growing the talents of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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