Great-West Financial Empower Retirement

  • Senior Business Systems Analyst

    Location US-KS-Overland Park
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/18/2018 8:24 PM)
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  • Position Highlights

    Be Bold Be Brilliant


    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


    Sr Business Systems Analysts work under general guidance/supervision from lead analysts and systems management to formulate, define, and document detailed specifications from which digital systems/applications will be developed and maintained. Senior analysts work across assigned digital deliverables, providing progress/status to help systems management ensure delivery meets business stakeholder expectations.

    Primary Responsibilities

    1. Work intake/prioritization: Work with lead analysts and systems management to review priorities and understand assigned digital deliverables.
    1. Work definition/requirements management: Work alongside lead analysts with business and systems stakeholders to define digital deliverables by gathering, analyzing, and documenting requirements. May collaborate with systems development teams on test planning to identify test data requirements and/or scenarios. May collaborate with design team to create user-interface wireframes/mockups.
    1. Development readiness: Work alongside lead analysts with systems development teams to further decompose and determine final "development ready" business, technical, and design requirements.
    1. Day-to-day support: Acts as the daily liaison between business stakeholders and systems development teams, troubleshooting and answering questions as needed, following up on outstanding issues that block development.
    1. Production readiness: Support product engagement with business stakeholders (call center, marketing, compliance, risk, etc.) as needed to ensure operational/business readiness for new features. May support production release activities as needed.



    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent experience.

    Other Preferred Qualifications:

    • Minimum two (2) years of experience.
    • Preferred work experience using JIRA in Agile, waterfall, and/or iterative development methodologies.
    • Preferred work experience with digital technologies including, but not limited to:
      • Data transfer interfaces such as JSON, RAML, and XML
      • Digital code languages/frameworks such as HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, and AngularJS
      • SQL and relational databases
      • Service-oriented architecture
      • Data integrations with third-party vendors/partners
      • Batch process flows 

    Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

    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.

    About Great-West Financial

    At Great-West Financial® and Empower Retirement, our more than 5,700 global 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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