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Protective Life Corporation

Business Systems Analyst III

Protective Life Corporation - Birmingham, AL

Summary: The Enterprise Applications team of Protective Life Corporation has an opening for a Business Systems Analyst in our Birmingham, Alabama home office. This role focuses on working with the Information Technology (IT) staff and customers to analyze proposed changes and enhancements to the assigned system(s), to certify\\test changes made to these system(s), provide technical support to these systems, manage\\lead IT projects and develop and maintain certain system values and settings. The qualified candidate will be responsible for working independently or as a project team leader responsible for providing guidance for business and technical initiatives and successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously. Key Responsibilities: Enterprise Analysis Identifies business opportunities or solutions to complex business problems and helps determine the optimum project investment path for the enterprise including implementation of new business and technical system solutions. Acts as a resource to define with the scope and objectives of complex system-related projects using various analysis, research and fact-finding techniques, and evaluates the proposed new systems or enhancements for estimates and feasibility. Understands the pros and cons and the corresponding impact of proposed solutions\/changes for complex projects to the business systems.Consults with the business area on system-related issues and makes recommendations for better utilizing the available technology. Project Management Skills: Utilizes appropriate project tracking methodologies and database(s) to manage multiple projects through the project life cycle. Documents complex project phases, provides regular status updates and creates effective release\/implementation plans. Quality Assurance\/Testing: Ensures complex products, goods and services satisfy customer requirements using a standard process methodology.Actively participates in reviews of code, specifications, requirements, etc. to develop, document and implement repeatable test plans. Proactively diagnoses problems through research, analysis, and understanding of structured languages.Absorbs the project documentation to gain an in-depth understanding of the requirements and how Quality Assurance will be used for each individual project Requirements Gathering Using a structured approach, develops a comprehensive set of requirements or business models necessary to create the desired sustainable \u201cto be\u201d business environment.Translates end-user requirements into workflow and procedural changes and specifications for complex system modifications as appropriate.Ensures that requirement statements are complete, consistent, concise, traceable, unambiguous and verifiable and that they conform to defined standards. Uses a variety of analysis tools to resolve complex business problems. Production Support: Diagnoses and manages complex software defects and system anomalies to a successful resolution. Works with software developers to resolve complex problems and provides detailed diagnostic information. Consults with end-users concerning corrective actions as needed in a calm and professional manner. Training: Prepares end-user procedures and manuals and provides end-user training for complex new or changed system functionality. Preferred\/Desirable Skills 5 years of applicable work and\/or technical experience Bachelor\u2019s degree in MIS or other related computer field will substitute for 4 years of work and\/or technical experience Certifications in industry-related or discipline-related organizations are desirable and may substitute for some work and\/or technical experience. (Organization could include LOMA, SILA, American College, PMI, IIBA, IIST) Previous agile experience is desired. Scrum Master experience a plus. Preferred experience with the following technologies: Legal systems Mortgage Loans Systems Accounting Systems Financial Systems Investment Accounting Systems such as PAM Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC) systems Cash Management systems Application Configuration: Creates, maintains and coordinates updates to complex critical system data elements and configurable applications, including rules, values, tables and output with little or no development resource assistance.Understands complex data structure and database schemas. Creates and runs complex queries to generate, validate, and analyze data from various applications Must be able to manage multiple, changing priorities, resolve conflicts and be able to work well under pressure Must be able to work independently with team members (technical and non-technical) and customers to ensure needs and expectations are met in a timely and cost efficient manner Must possess a desire to learn new systems and areas Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

10 days 8 hours ago

Protective Life Corporation


Business Systems Analyst III Protective Life Corporation - Birmingham, AL, United States


Location: Birmingham, AL

Company Profile:
Protective Life Corporation provides innovative insurance solutions and investment products designed to help clients achieve and maintain financial security. Since the formation of our first subsidiary over 100 years ago, we have remained true to the principles of hard work and integrity. Our core values guide us in all we do: Do the Right Thing, Serve People, Build Trust and Simplify Everything.