Sr. Business Analyst

| Denver, CO, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 80,000-100,000 Annually
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$80000 - $100000 / year

Vertafore is a leading technology company whose innovative software solutions are advancing the insurance industry. Our suite of products provides solutions to our customers that help them better manage their business, boost their productivity and efficiencies, and lower costs while strengthening relationships.

Our mission is to move InsurTech forward by putting people at the heart of the industry. We are leading the way with product innovation, technology partnerships, and focusing on customer success.

Our fast-paced and collaborative environment inspires us to create, think, and challenge each other in ways that make our solutions and our teams better.

We are headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with offices across the U.S., Canada, and India.

JOB DESCRIPTION 

As a Senior Business Analyst within our Project Management Office (PMO) team, you'll hold a pivotal role in identifying and evaluating new ideas influencing our strategic technology portfolio. Your primary focus will involve collaborating with project sponsors, stakeholders, and technical teams to elicit, analyze, and document business requirements, ensuring alignment with project objectives. Operating within the PMO framework, you'll assist in standardization efforts through documentation, training, and assessing organizational effectiveness. Your proactive approach and sense of urgency will be critical in overcoming challenges and driving initiatives forward. 

Core Requirements and Responsibilities:

  • Essential job functions included but are not limited to the following: 

  • Lead business analysis efforts and manage the PMO governance framework for complex technical projects, encompassing idea collection, elaboration, approval and prioritization. 

  • Collaborate closely with project sponsors and cross-functional stakeholders. Investigate and collect a thorough understanding of project objectives, discovery needs, dependencies, value/ROI and risks and certify alignment with overarching strategic goals. 

  • Conduct analysis and validation of business and technical requirements ensuring business value and project objectives are met. 

  • Generate high-quality deliverables, including comprehensive documentation, reports, and presentations. 

  • Partner with Program and Project managers during quarterly planning activities and validate accurate information is expressed to dependent teams. 

  • Build strong relationships across all organizational levels to comprehend business challenges and opportunities effectively. 

  • Responsible for reviewing current processes and developing frameworks aligned with business strategy and objectives to ensure project deliverables and outcomes are realized.

  • Create and maintain relevant analysis and reports based on portfolio, program and project KPIs. 

  • Manage centralized knowledge base of project documents, PMO/BA tools, templates, and processes to streamline and share within the organization in order to promote successful project outcomes.

  • Strong grasp of industry trends, PMO and BA best practices, and emerging technologies and processes related to business analysis and software development. 

  • Maintain a detail-oriented mindset and sense of urgency while managing multiple priorities and meeting project deadlines. 

  • Facilitate effective communication and knowledge sharing among project team members and stakeholders. 

  • Mature the role of the BA and set goals for the role with PMO leadership support. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Insurance software experience 

  • MS Office Applications 

  • Working knowledge of backend development systems 

  • Agile development methodologies 

 

 

Qualifications (Requirements):

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field, specialized training, or equivalent work experience 

  • 5-7 years of experience as a Business Analyst in a software development or IT environment.

  • Strong knowledge of software development methodologies, such as Agile or Waterfall. 

  • Proven experience leading complex business analysis initiatives and driving successful project outcomes. 

  • Solid expertise in requirement gathering techniques, documentation standards, and business analysis tools. 

  • Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with stakeholders at all levels. 

  • Exceptional communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with technical and non-technical stakeholders. 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a detail-oriented mindset. 

  • Adaptability and flexibility to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. 

 

 

Qualifications (Nice to Haves):

 

  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field. 

  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) or similar certification. 

  • Experience with industry-specific software or tools used in business analysis. 

  • Knowledge of insurance industry-specific standards and regulations 

  • Experience in facilitating workshops and conducting user interviews. 

  • Familiarity with project management methodologies and frameworks (e.g., PMBOK). 

 

 

Additional Requirements and Details:

 

  • Travel required up to 10% of the time. 

  • Occasional lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds.

  • Frequent repetitive hand and arm movements required to operate a computer.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (working on a computer, etc.). 

  • Frequent sitting and/or standing.

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The Vertafore Way

Insurance is about relationships, and technology should make those relationships stronger. That's why, at Vertafore, it's our mission to transform the way the industry operates by putting people at the heart of insurance technology. By focusing on our customers, becoming better every day, and delivering results you can see, we provide the level of trust and security that insurance is all about.

· Bias to Action: We're united by an innate drive to take action and make a difference in the technology and insurance spaces.

· Win Together: We work together as one team, showing empathy and respect along the way.

· Show Up Curious: We work to challenge one another to push boundaries and think beyond the box.

· Say It, Do It: We honor every one of our commitments because integrity is important to us.

· Customer Success is Our Success: We cultivate authentic relationships and follow up by actively listening to their needs.

· We Love Insurance: We appreciate the impact insurance has on the world.

Is this role not an exact fit for you? Keep an eye on our Careers Page for other positions!

Vertafore is a drug free workplace and conducts preemployment drug and background screenings.

The selected candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the job responsibilities, duties, skill, or working conditions. In addition, this document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

Vertafore strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

We do not accept resumes from agencies, headhunters, or other suppliers who have not signed a formal agreement with us.

Vertafore is a Flexible First working environment which allows team members to work from home as often as you’d like, while using our offices as a place for collaboration, community, and teambuilding. There are times you may be asked to come into an office and/or travel for specific meetings for a specific business purpose and this varies by job responsibilities.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Services

What are Vertafore Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Vertafore offers employees 1 paid day to volunteer at the non-profit of their choice.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Quarterly engagement surveys
Hybrid work model
President's club
Employee awards
Remote work program
Vertafore is a Flexible First working environment which allows team members to work from home as often as you’d like while using our offices as a place for collaboration, community, and team buildin
Diversity
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Vertafore employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary for up to 90 days of disability.
Dental insurance
Our dental plan covers $1500 of expenses per person.
Vision insurance
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $175 for glasses or contact lenses.
Health insurance
Vertafore offers three different health plans to meet the needs of our employees.
Life insurance
Pet insurance
We offer a Pet Insurance plan through Nationwide.
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Vertafore's team fitness initiatives include in-office yoga, a partnership with Planet Fitness, and other recreational team sports.
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Vertafore provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match up to 50% of contributions up to 3% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to $2,500 for eligible adoption expenses and 6 weeks of paid leave.
Company sponsored family events
Vertafore sponsors family oriented events semi-annually.
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Bereavement leave benefits
Company-wide vacation
Every year on the second Friday in April, our company shuts down for "Refresh & Recharge Day." It's a day to unplug and get back to what you love outside of work.
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Vertafore hosts company outings annually.
Free snacks and drinks
In various areas of the office, Vertafore provides weekly fresh fruit services, bagels and donuts on specified days, as well as snacks and drinks.
Some meals provided
We provide free breakfast on Mondays and Fridays.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Recreational clubs
Vertafore sponsors recreational clubs that include sports, board games, video games, book clubs, etc.
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Tuition reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5,250.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Vertafore's mentorship framework is an independently led experience between a mentee and a mentor. Resources are ongoingly provided to start this relationship and keep it successful & valuable.
Online course subscriptions available
Personal development training

Additional Perks + Benefits

We felt like the stretch of no three day weekends from Feb - May was too long, so we added our own holiday! We celebrate Vertafore Rest and Recharge day in April, and the whole company has a long weekend.

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