Business System Analyst (Life Insurance)

Location: Tokyo   Industry: IT-SIer/Services   

English Ability: Fluent   Japanese Ability: Native   Position ID: 9982

- Collaborate with business and IT to define and manage project scope. Manage requirements throughout the SDLC. Collaborate with Project Manager to manage business partner expectations
- Plan business analysis activities, including task level of effort estimates and able to meet those estimates
- Determine proper elicitation technique to ensure requirements are appropriately and efficiently identified and documented including existing systems documentation or procedures
- Analyze and document business requirements for business requests while using IIBA or industry standard analysis techniques such as UML or data flow modeling, workflow analysis, functional decomposition analysis and business rule definition.
- Understand and apply IT standards, designs and documentation standards into the recommended project artifacts.
- Collaborate with technical resources to provide input to the solution design.
- Collaborate with the Quality Assurance (QA) team to ensure that the designed solutions satisfy the business requirements.
- Work with business partners and QA team to help define acceptance criteria and collaborate with QA team as needed during user acceptance testing to ensure that the solution meets the business requirements
- Collaborate across business and technology functions to ensure comprehensive business solutions are implemented

Requirements and Qualifications:
- More than 6 years of experience in managing business requirements, preferably in the Life insurance domain
- Experience of writing requirements on a large scale web-based project, or a smartphone-based project (5 years+)
- Financial industry Insurance knowledge / experience especially in Bank Channel domain. Ideally having written requirements on such a project (5 years+)
- Experience of a global project, which involved multiple countries and time zones (at least 1 project).
- IIBA CBAP or similar certification program helpful.
- LOMA or any other Life insurance certification desirable
- Must be detail-oriented and thorough with the ability to meet aggressive deadlines
- Must be flexible and effective at multi-tasking
- Able to establish positive relationships with IT staff, business partners and other key stakeholders
- Strong ability to perform analysis of complex business, data, workflow, and technology issues to support decision-making.
- Must possess good meeting facilitation, verbal and written communication skills.
- Must be pro-active with issue identification and resolution
- Demonstrated problem solving aptitude
- Must be experienced with the entire systems development life cycle, experience with Agile and Use Case methodologies would be helpful
- Team player with experience working in multi-location cross disciplinary teams
- Experience in tools like MS Office, Visio, MPP and Access desirable

Language Proficiency:
- Proficient in Japanese and English will be required, at least Business level both in writing and speaking
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