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Job Opportunity: Business Analyst:Unum Ireland Limited

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Business Analyst

Unum Ireland Limited

   » Carlow
   » Not disclosed
   » Permanent full-time
   » Updated 23/02/2018
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Business Analyst - Insurance

Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum's financial protection benefits help protect more than 33 million working people and their families from the financial impact of illness or injury. Unum's three distinct, but similarly focused US businesses - Unum US, Colonial Life, and Starmount Life - are each a market leader in making discapability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, and vision insurance accessible in the workplace. Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Unum has significant US operations in Portland, Maine, Worcester, Massachusetts, and Glendale, California with over 35 field offices nationwide. Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina with over 40 field offices nationwide. Starmount Life is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is the dental and vision center of excellence for Unum in the US.

General Summary:

Business Analysts are responsible for working with the agile team and the Product Owner to define and document acceptance criteria. They ensure the solutions delivered are of high quality by collaborating with their agile team members and by leveraging/using appropriate elicitation/documentationpractices for the team. They are active team members who participate in the estimation of work required to deliver software features.
Principal tasks and Responsibilities
   » Elicit requirements using appropriate techniques (often times elicitation will require work on artifacts such as Personas, User Stories and/or Story Maps)
   » Collaborates with Product Owners to manage and groom the backlog for the team
   » Collaborates with the Product owner and significant subject matter experts to define concise and effective user stories with precise and accurate acceptance criteria that will be used by the team and product owner to ensure that stakeholder and product owner intent is effectively captured and developed
   » Define the detailed design and acceptance criteria for a user story on a just?in?time/just?enough basis
   » Review the acceptance criteria with the Team (Software Engineers and Test Engineers) to ensure agreement on testcapability so the team can drive toward getting the right tests automated to support continuous integration
   » Collaborates with the team on the definition of done for business analysis tasks to ensure prosperous development of user stories
   » Collaborates with business partners and the agile team to define, coordinate and at times execute Acceptance Testing
   » Determine and use the most appropriate means of representing business requirements in the context of a specific change initiative, ensuring tracecapability back to the source
   » Performs Story Decomposition to enable planning at the appropriate level of granularity that supports the just?in?time nature of agile approaches
   » Collaborates with the agile team during planning and interacts with the Scrum Master or Team Lead and product owner to agree sprint deliverables post sprint planning
   » Collaborates with the Business Architect to ensure that the stories identified and defined are aligned with the Capcapability roadmap
   » Has a detailed expertise of business processes for assigned business portfolios
   » Identify data sources and gather and analyze data significant to processes impacted by the solutions being created
   » Documents functional and non-functional specifications
   » Assists the agile team with internal test execution, inclusive of documenting results, managing and tracking defects, and trouble-shooting issues that arise out of testing
   » Collaborates with the Team (Architects, Software Engineers, Test Engineers, etc.) to ensure that the team defines, builds and produces features and solutions that meet or exceed what the Product Owner is expecting
   » Ensures that the latest project progress is known to the agile team by ensuring Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools are up to date and participating in everyday stand-ups outlining progress made, progress planned and detailing impediments
Job Specifications
   » Bachelors Degree preferred, or equivalent practice
   » Shows evidence of analytical capability
   » Takes a logical, analytical approach to problem solving and pays close attention to detail
   » expertise of Agile Development Methodologies
   » Self motivated and results oriented
   » Demonstrates good oral and written communication expertise.
   » Strong team player; able to work effectively within a team and more broadly with people from a variety of backgrounds and areas across the organization.
   » Takes an innovative approach to problem solving
   » IIBA certifications are a plus
Unum and its family of businesses offer competitive pay and an excellent benefits package, world-class training and development, and a culture built on employee ideas. Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified candidates and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to person's race, religion, national origin, age, discapability, marital status, family status, membership of the travelling community, gender or sexual orientation.
Come join us if you're interested in working in an exciting and challenging environment for a company that is on the move!
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