Business Analyst (Hybrid) at Securian Financial (Minneapolis, MN)

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
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*Securian Financial Groups internal position title is Product Analyst.

Position Summary:

Securian Financial is seeking an experienced Product Analyst to work in a collaborative environment focusing on our Annuity and Pension Risk Transfer (PRT) business technology applications and process. We support the administration of our Annuity and PRT customers and are looking for someone who can help drive positive results for the business areas we support.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Collaborate with Product Owner and business partners to identify and elicit technology needs and work with the scrum team on identifying solutions.
  • Help the Product Owner document the technology needs, mostly in user story format. Also help with identifying acceptance criteria.
  • Help Product Owner and scrum team to plan work in upcoming sprints, considering a variety of factors such as priority, effort/cost, complexity, dependencies, and business and system impacts.
  • Collaborate with Product Owner, scrum team, business stakeholders, and other teams to refine user stories and get them ready for development while also identifying dependencies, risks, and other concerns.
  • Working with a variety of internal and external partners to elicit and document business requirements for user stories.
  • Provide assistance where needed throughout sprints for the development team, such as answering questions on requirements and providing input on testing strategy.
  • Develop and maintain technical documentation of system and business processes.
  • Grow and maintain knowledge of product, plans, business processes, and system applications.
  • Grow and maintain awareness of trends in the annuity business and technology space.

  • BS/BA degree in business, or equivalent experience.
  • Technical aptitude to acquire a thorough knowledge of assigned systems and work with business management and vendors on current and future technology needs.
  • General understanding of the Annuity and PRT insurance industry
  • Self-motivated and independent with a strong sense of ownership and accountability for work.
  • Strong problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills to define and understand business needs and determine appropriate solutions.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to convey technical information and facilitate understanding of system capabilities and limitations to non-technical users.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills that allow effective, proactive working relationships in a team-oriented environment.
  • Knowledge of project management, business analysis and software testing techniques and associated tools.
  • Proven ability to independently organize and prioritize multiple projects and/or related activities so that you are able to adapt to conflicting work demands and evolving business needs.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with team members, business users, stakeholders, subject matter experts, vendors, to help navigate through problems, decisions, and related implications.

#LI-hybrid **This position will be in a hybrid working arrangement.**

Physical job requirements:
  • Ability to utilize keyboard, mouse and computer for up to 8 hours per day
  • Ability to work at least 40 hours per week
  • Ability to utilize telephone for up to 8 hours per day
  • Ability to perform grasping tasks throughout the entire work day (examples: handwriting, grasping of equipment/machines, paper manipulation, sorting, folding, handling stacks of paper)

The physical job requirements described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of jobs.

New hire associates, regardless of work location or job responsibilities, must be vaccinated before beginning employment; exceptions considered for medical or religious reasons provided alternative reasonable accommodations do not create an undue hardship on the business.

Securian Financial has been around for 140 years. We're committed to giving back to our community, donating 15,000 employee volunteer hours this past year. We also provide extensive resources to our employees for professional development and growth and a number of diverse professional and social opportunities throughout the company. There's a reason our employees have voted us as a best place to work year after year! In addition:
  • Generous paid time off. We want you to take time off for whatever matters most to you!
  • Tuition reimbursement program. We value continuous learning at Securian!
  • Company-funded pension plan as well as 401K retirement plan - great resources to secure your financial future.
  • Continuous opportunities for new challenges.
  • Variety of health plan options as well as dental and vision plans.
  • Paid maternity/paternity leaves.

Securian Financial Group, Inc. does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital or familial status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, political affiliation, veteran status, status in regard to public assistance, status in a local human rights commission, or any other status or condition protected by local, state or federal law. If you are a job seeker with a disability and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please contact us by telephone 651-665-5522 (voice), 711 (telecommunications relay), or by email at [email protected]

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More Information on Securian Financial
Securian Financial operates in the Financial Services industry. The company is located in St. Paul, MN. Securian Financial was founded in 1880. It has 5001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 48 open jobs at Securian Financial, click here.
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