Berkley

  • Business Systems Analyst

    Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 7233 E Butherus Drive
    ID
    2018-1978
    Date Posted
    3 months ago(10/16/2018 3:40 PM)
    Company
    Nautilus Insurance Group
    Primary Location
    US-AZ-Scottsdale
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Company Details

    Nautilus Insurance Group is a strong underwriting Company and respected leader in the E&S industry. Our culture promotes creativity, integrity and respect, allowing us to attract and retain quality employees. Nautilus is a subsidiary of the W. R. Berkley Corporation, a Fortune 500 company recognized as one of the most respected names in the property casualty insurance industry. Nautilus writes Commercial Excess and Surplus Lines business in all 50 states.

    Wholesale General Agents are used exclusively to distribute our products. Many of our agent relationships date back to our inception in 1985, illustrating our practice of choosing long-term partners who share our values and underwriting discipline.  If you have a passion for providing excellent customer service while working for a financially solid and respected company, we look forward to considering your application. Please visit our public site for more information about Nautilus Insurance Group.

    Responsibilities

    SUMMARY :

    Service contact for Underwriting, Actuary, Claims, PDM, Regulatory, Accounting, Marketing & Business Development Divisions specific to internal company applications and systems.  May be assigned a specific division of focus. Responsible for identifying and defining requirements for the use of technology to improve any aspect of the processes and systems and quantification of potential business benefits. Works closely with IT developer/programmers on technical requirements and Business Sponsors to collect & provide business requirement translation in conjunction with the business units of application and system enhancements. 


    RESPONSIBILITIES:

      • Applies understanding of technology life cycles and the concepts and practices required to implement effective information systems, including general disciplines of project management.

       

      • Analyze reported issues to identify correct course of action (new development, defect, enhancement or training need based on functional knowledge) and routes to correct team for resolution.

       

      • Collaborates with end-users in defining business needs for the requested bug fixes and system enhancements.

       

      • Provides requirements definition and documentation services in support of all technology projects for the Company. 

       

      • Provides general communication between IT and the business community throughout the project life cycle.

       

      • Supports the Dev and QA team by being the “go to” for clarification on application’s expected behavior based on business and technical needs.

       

       

       

      • Creates/Assists with the following forms of documentation, as needed, throughout the project life cycle:
      • Business Requirements – including Use Cases, Story Boards
      • Technical Specifications – design docs, architectural, data flow
      • Functional Specifications
      • UI Specifications
      • Supporting Artifacts
      • Non-Functional Specifications

       

      • Supports the following forms of documentation, as needed, throughout the project life cycle:

       

      • User Guides
      • Training Materials

       

      TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY

      • Understanding of basic and complex software security concepts
      • Awareness of Software Integration Systems e.g., webMethods, Tibco, SSIS
      • Understanding of RDBMS principles and tools e.g., Microsoft SQL Server
      • Understanding of simple to moderate technical infrastructure principles e.g., Windows Server, UNIX, Tomcat, IIS
      • Understanding of programming languages and frameworks e.g., Microsoft .NET, C##, Java, etc.
      • Software development experience preferably in a Microsoft shp.
      • Understanding of full system data flow and have the ability to document for multiple audiences (high level in a manner easily understood by business stakeholders as well as technically in depth to guide Development and QA efforts)
      • Ability to develop batch scripts and stored procedures
      • Ability to trace full system integration points and translate to technical workflows
      • Understanding of at least one requirements management toolset (TFS/JIRA)
      • Prior experience using Balsamiq and or Visio
      • Understand Data Flows and data mapping and conversion mapping for complexity ranging from Single application data flow to highly integrated systems
      • Familiarity with Cloud (AZURE / AWS / GOOGLE) concepts as well as on-prem
      • Familiarity with CI/CD deployment models
      • Ability to create requirements for Simple to Complex projects (including Data Retention requirements, Reporting Definition and Data Security Requirements)

       

       

      ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

      • Understanding of Project Management methodology
      • Understanding of full SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle) methodologies
      • Understanding of Dev/Quality/Agile & SCRUM Best Practices
      • Ability to Perform Business Process Modeling (includes logical modeling, data retention, and business process modeling) for Simple to Complex projects
      • Analysis, process modeling, engineering and re-engineering of business flows and procedures
      • Assists Project Managers to define and coordinate project scope and required resources.
      • Performs additional duties as assigned by Managerial staff.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelors Degree in IT strongly preferred 
    • 8+ years of related experience required
    • Possesses an extensive knowledge of technology and business operations from more than one business unit.

       

      • Ability to work on multiple tasks at any one time while maintaining high quality standards

       

      • Must have demonstrable experience in the following skills: Written communication, Interviewing, Facilitation, Presentation and Technology Life Cycles.

       

      • Must have strong technology acumen with user facing software, hardware and databases as well as experience working in a disciplined SDLC environment.

       

      • Requires a successful track record of producing results in the definition and design of business oriented software systems.

       

      • Demonstrated decision-making, analytical and problem solving abilities.

       

      • Insurance industry (Excess & Surplus) experience would be a plus.

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