Business Analyst I

Unum Group Portland , ME 04101

Posted 3 weeks ago

Our Fortune 500 company is driving a digital transformation and looking for forward-thinking innovators to disrupt how our industry thinks about and uses technology. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers, we help millions of people gain affordable access to benefits that help them protect their families, their finances and their futures.

Are you an asker of questions, a solver of problems, and a challenger of the status quo? Our mission is to provide a differentiated customer experience and exceed the expectations people have of technology at any company - not just insurers.

We are seeking individuals to join our team of talented IT professionals who share never-ending passion and an unwavering focus on our customer experience. Team members comfortable working in an agile, fast-paced, and delivery-focused environment thrive in our environment where we value an entrepreneurial spirit and those who challenge the status-quo.

Unum is changing, and we're excited about what's next. Join us.

General Summary:

Unum is hiring for an inquisitive Business Analyst at the Associate level to support our internal Finance and Investment business partners in an Agile environment. The successful candidate will act as a bridge between the business and IT helping to set development cadence through the requirement gathering process. The Business Analyst will work with Rally on the User Stories with a Sr. BA to take the requirements after the Epics have been broken down by the Product Owner and build the User Stories out by working with the business to add more detail. The BA will also unit test on occasion, support minor inquiries from the business on how to use a feature or similar problem and when the Scrum Master is not available act in that capacity.

Job Specifications

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred, or equivalent experience

  • Has 2+ years' experience working as part of an Agile team and understands the Agile process

  • Excellent communication capabilities coupled with superior documentation skills

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities & possesses solid organizational skills

  • Has demonstrated good analytical abilities & takes a logical, analytical approach to problem solving and pays close attention to detail

  • Strong team player; able to work effectively within a team and more broadly with people from a variety of backgrounds and areas across the organization.

  • Experience with Workday and/or Clearwater a plus

  • IIBA certifications a plus

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Elicit requirements using appropriate techniques (often times elicitation will require work on artifacts such as Personas, User Stories and/or Story Maps)

  • Collaborates with Product Owners to manage and groom the backlog for the team

  • Collaborates with the Product owner and relevant subject matter experts to define concise and effective user stories with precise and accurate acceptance criteria that will be used by the team and product owner to ensure that stakeholder and product owner intent is effectively captured and developed

  • Define the detailed design and acceptance criteria for a user story on a justintime/justenough basis

  • Review the acceptance criteria with the Team (Software Engineers and Test Engineers) to ensure agreement on testability so the team can drive toward getting the right tests automated to support continuous integration

  • Collaborates with the team on the definition of done for business analysis tasks to ensure successful development of user stories

  • Collaborates with business partners and the agile team to define, coordinate and at times execute Acceptance Testing

  • Collaborates with the agile team during planning and interacts with the Scrum Master or Team Lead and product owner to agree sprint deliverables post sprint planning

  • Assists the agile team with internal test execution, inclusive of documenting results, managing and tracking defects, and trouble-shooting issues that arise out of testing

#LI-SM1

#LI-MULTI

~IN1

Our company is built on helping individuals and families, and this starts with our employees. We want employees to maintain a positive balance, which is why we provide access to the benefits and resources they need to invest in themselves. From our onsite fitness facilities and generous paid time off to employee professional development programs, we are committed to helping employees live and work their best - both inside and outside the office.

Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

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