Great-West Financial Empower Retirement

  • Senior Business Systems Analyst

    Location US-CO-Denver (DTC) | US-KS-Overland Park
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/20/2018 3:38 PM)
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  • Position Highlights

    Be Bold Be Brilliant


    Are you an initiator of new ideas?  Have you always wanted to work with a team with a start-up mentality while having the stability of a larger organization that's well established with tenured history?  


    If you're an innovator with experience in the latest cloud-based technologies, we're interested in you!


    Be a disruptor and instigator of change!


    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 defines solutions or updates to highly complex systems applications while working with development, engineering teams and business units.  Prepares detailed user stories and criteria  from which system applications will be developed and maintained.

    Primary Responsibilities

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Supports and assists with system/application testing to ensure delivery meets business, budgetary, and end-user expectations.  
    4. Supports troubleshooting of system/applications performance issues as they arise. Defines solution to system/application problems under the guidance of senior staff members.  Depending on applications supported, may provide technical support and guidance directly to end users.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    • Knowledge of Agile practices and tools such as JIRA.

    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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