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Zurich NA Business Systems Analyst II in Schaumburg, Illinois

Business Systems Analyst II


Zurich is currently looking for a Business Systems Analyst to work out of our North American headquarters in Schaumburg, IL supporting a portfolio of commercial and underwriting insurance applications as part of the Core Platforms Modernization team within Information Technology Services.

This individual will work with the team to translate policy administration business requirements into technical specifications for application updates related to projects, enhancements and compliance needs while working in an Agile environment supporting the design, construction and implementation of these updates to the applications. The ideal candidate will be an individual that is an energetic and a skilled professional requiring minimal supervision, can lead others, and will serve as the liaison between the Business and IT.

The BSA will also have the ability to work with the business and technical resources to address business information and the application needs.

Other responsibilities may include:

  • Having a working knowledge of relational databases, preferably MS SQL Server

  • Ability to understand complex transactional processing standards required for premium allocation to support statistical and financial reporting

  • Assisting with formulating and defining systems (system configuration) scope and objectives through research and fact-finding combined with a basic understanding of business systems and industry requirements

  • Guiding users in building business cases, performing impact analysis, and supporting application testing, implementation and training activities throughout the process

  • Assisting with creation & refinement of design (mockup) on new functionality

  • Supporting the development team

  • Working with BA & Project Team to develop & present/communicate technical concept alternatives, integration decisions, issues, plans

  • Providing strong analytical skills that allow for identification of defects related to data characteristics

  • Evaluating project impact through consultation with the business, regulatory / compliance, information technology management, development, quality assurance, validation, and training teams

  • Analyzing insurance circulars and filing materials and translating into functional requirements

  • Reviewing, augmenting and facilitating the development and execution of quality test plans to ensure test coverage meets the commensurate risk

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or Computer Science or Engineering and 5 or more years of experience in the Information Technology areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Information Technology areaAND

  • Process reengineering, e.g. LEAN/Six Sigma, Continuous improvement methodologies

  • Process modeling tools

  • Business Systems Integration

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 or more years of experience working in a Commercial insurance or Underwriting environment or knowledge of insurance business processes and processing

  • 1 or more years of experience with Guidewire PolicyCenter

  • Supporting and performing testing as necessary to ensure requirements are met

  • Experience working with various delivery methodologies, specifically the Agile methodology framework, preferred

  • Advanced Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) skills

  • Familiarity with ISO commercial lines

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills needed; ability to tailor approach based upon audience and message

A future with Zurich

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet

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Location(s): AM - Schaumburg

Remote Working:

Schedule: Full Time