Farmers Insurance Careers

Business Analyst II

Bellevue, Washington
Information Technology

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1900015P
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Job Summary 
  • Serves as a liaison between the Business and IT to provide solution to their business needs; Understands customers’ objectives, processes, and products as well as the business systems capabilities; Supports users in building business case, including cost/benefit analysis, risk assessment, and project scope; Performs impact analysis and supports development of effort/cost estimates; Develops and documents functional specifications; Supports application testing, implementation, and training activities 
Essential Job Functions 
As a key member of a strategic project team:
  • Works with technical development team and business stakeholder to elicit, analyze and groom requirements in User Story format, including acceptance criteria.
  • Analyzes business processes and technical requirements to identify data needs and sources; prepares source to target data mapping; defines business rules to support ETL process; consults with development team to formalize approach for loading data.
  • Contributes and/or reviews logical and physical data models to help determine and recommend optimal solutions with consideration for stakeholder and systems impacts.
  • Facilitates and/or participates in Sprint planning sessions to create high-level Feature requirements and incorporate into Product Backlog based on dependencies and priority.
  • Analyzes functional requirements including business processes; business rules; and exception processing, as needed.
  • Collaborates with team to plan product backlog and to break down User Stories into Sprint-able work items.
  • Reviews and validates requirements with stakeholders to ensure alignment with business objectives and system architecture / design solutions.
  • Supports testing, quality assurance and user acceptance efforts to ensure delivered solution meets acceptance criteria.
  • Supports change management and implementation efforts by working with teams responsible for user training, procedural documents, and user support.
Preferred Skills and Abilities
  • Experience writing functional/technical requirements for integration services between back-end mainframe architecture and enterprise applications.
  • Business Analyst level understanding of data models, database structure and concepts, data warehouse, ETL layers, and SQL desired.
  • BA experience with Agile Scrum methodology required.
  • Business Analyst experience in the insurance or financial industry a plus.
  • Working knowledge of BABOK framework and/or CBAP certification desired.
  • Familiarity using ALM requirements tools such as TFS, JIRA, a plus.
  • Other certifications such as PMP, BPM, Six Sigma, Lean, a plus.
  • Proficiency with MS-Office applications:  Excel, Word, Visio, PowerPoint, etc, required.
Physical Actions 
Physical Environment 
Education Requirements 
High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. 
Experience Requirements 
Level II: 1 year as a Business Analyst Level I or 4 years of experience in related areas 
Special Skill Requirement 
  • May require occasional traveling.
  • Excellent written and oral skills in local language.
  • Able to take part in meetings and discussions and give information about own area of expertise, able to compose memos, simple letters and short texts. 
Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce. 

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 02/13/2019