Great-West Financial Empower Retirement

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Senior Business Systems Analyst

Senior Business Systems Analyst

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US-CO-Denver (DTC)
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Position Highlights

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Would you like to be a part of one of America's leading financial services firms? Great-West Financial is the nation’s second largest insurer in sales of individual life insurance through banks. We also offer annuity and executive benefits products. Under Empower Retirement, we provide employer sponsored retirement plans as the nation’s second largest retirement plan provider.


Our over 5,000 associates across 40 locations across the country provide world class service to:


30,000+ employer sponsored retirement plans

8 million+ employees participating in their employer-sponsored retirement plan

467,700+ individual life insurance and annuity accounts

$460 billion+ total assets under administration


Acting independently under consultative direction, formulates, defines, and documents system application scope and objectives.  Through research and fact-finding develops or modifies highly complex systems applications while working with development, engineering teams and business units.  Prepares detailed specifications from which system applications will be developed and maintained.  Leads projects of varying scope and performs highly complex system/application analysis to ensure delivery meets business, budgetary, and end-user expectations.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leads/performs the formulation, definition, and documentation of systems application scope and objectives working closely with systems architecture, development, engineering teams and business units. Works on highly complex systems applications and prepares detailed specifications from which system applications will be developed and maintained within the development lifecycle.
  • Leads/performs key portions of the system development lifecycle including gathering, documenting and analyzing requirements for highly complex, multiplatform applications. Maintains documentation, project tracking, and key stakeholder reporting metrics. Makes recommendations for project impacts to project managers and/or systems leadership.
  • Provides day to day support to existing applications and troubleshoots system application performance issues as they arise. Determines and ensures resolution to highly complex system application problems. May assign resources to determine and ensure resolution to system application problems as necessary. Depending on applications supported, may provide advanced technical support and guidance directly to end users.
  • Acts as the primary liaison between key business area and systems teams, and communicates project feasibility, status and issues to key stakeholders. Position will have regular interaction with business leaders. 
  • Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. May assign, monitor and review progress and accuracy of work, directing efforts and providing technical guidance on more complex issues. Mentor and train lower level staff.  Reviews progress with management. Operates with substantial latitude for unreviewed action or decision.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Systems or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum six (6) years experience. 

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Normal Office Working Conditions


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills.



About Great-West Financial

At Great-West Financial® and Empower Retirement, our more than 5,000 associates are dedicated to helping customers secure their financial futures. We offer a range of retirement savings products, life insurance, annuities and investment services from offices across the country. If you’re interested in joining a company that enjoys a record of strong performance and is rich in history yet innovative, bold and transformative, then our organization is an outstanding place for you to grow and succeed. We’re an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. We’re also committed to providing a drug-free workplace.

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