IT Senior Business Analyst at Medica (Minneapolis, MN)

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
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POSITION OVERVIEW:
The Sr. Business Analyst works with business partners and end users throughout the organization to understand and document customer requirements and assist with project implementation. These requirements are documented in a way that is understandable to the business with the necessary level of detail and clarity for IT. The Sr. Business Analyst provides analytical guidance to the project team throughout the project lifecycle. Data analysis, understanding of technology, and assisting with the translation of business requirements into system requirements are important to this role.

The Sr. Business Analyst will use their comprehensive knowledge of the health care industry, business processes, data repositories, and IT systems to resolve issues, automate and improve business processes, and assist with the implementation of IT solutions.

The ideal candidate has at least 3-5 years of business, systems and/or data analysis experience. In this role, you will be a leader in defining scope, high level process flows and business context for several projects of various sizes. You will be asked to define user stories and elicit high level and detailed requirements from business stakeholders. Some professional exposure to healthcare is required with experience in the healthcare payer space preferred.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Requirements Analysis (30%): Work with business stakeholders and partners to help identify and understand their requirements within the scope of a project.

  • Gain alignment by asking effective questions, gathering the right individuals for elicitation, conducting productive facilitation, negotiating compromises and establishing relationships
  • Generate and build complete user stories and/or deep functional and technical requirements that are sufficient to capture the essence of what is being asked, why it is important and who benefits from the effort.
  • Ensure that requirements clarify the business purpose and definition of done and are accessible and understandable to any team member or stakeholder
  • Engage with the product team towards defining a solution that addresses the requirements in a way that will yield desired business value
  • Produce artifacts that may include feature definitions, user stories, flow-charts, swim-lanes, SIPOCS, and feasibility studies
  • Assist with data analysis in support of issue resolution or solution options on highly complex projects


Feature Delivery (30%):

  • Working with the Scrum Master, the BA is responsible for keeping the team and business stakeholders on track for meeting commitments
  • Drive decision making, compromise and agreement by identifying deliverables that provide value
  • Define acceptance criteria to ensure that team deliverables yield customer value
  • Clarify the approach for gathering requirements and managing issues and risks
  • Work with technical teams to identify solution options that best meet business need


Communication (20%):

  • A primary skill-set of a BA (any level) is appropriate, timely and polished communication
  • Responsible for escalation when required and resolving conflict if needed
  • Gaining approval of business requirements, and working with business segment leads, operations team members and IT team members for successful implementation


Consultation and BA Practice Support (20%):

  • The BA will explore ideas, assess current business processes to identify improvement opportunities (technical and operational), conduct gap analysis, and help to develop business cases
  • Partner with the technical team to outline solutions and provide estimates and identify risks
  • Support creation of test plans / scenarios, post-implementation support requirements, and lessons-learned
  • Use Medica and industry defined techniques and best practices to aid in all BA accountabilities including elicitation and definition of requirements
  • Assist peers to define and develop practice improvements and apply them to the delivery process
  • Provide guidance and support to junior BA's


Qualifications:

  • Complete working knowledge and skill with ability to be fully proficient in professional field
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in related field
  • 5 years of work experience beyond degree.


Preferred Experience:

3 years of the following:

  • Ability to conduct focused interviews, identify business process improvement opportunities, document and prioritize requirements, manage scope, focus on business value, and provide supporting visual documentation.
  • Industry knowledge of tools, techniques and industry best-practices for performing data analysis, business process flows and supporting documentation.
  • Communication (written/verbal) and organizational skills that support an advanced ability to partner effectively with various levels of management and gain cross-functional support.
  • Experience working on an SAFe/Agile scrum team


CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE:

Scrum Certification, Formal Agile Training

This position requires COVID-19 vaccination per Medica's Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. If you are hired, you would be expected to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to starting the position, unless a medical or religious exemption is needed. Medica is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodations in compliance with the ADA and Title VII.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
More Information on Medica
Medica operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Minnetonka, MN and Minnetonka, MN. Medica was founded in 1975. It has 2973 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 6 open jobs at Medica, click here.
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