Senior Systems Analyst

  • Pacific Life
  • Newport Beach, CA, USA
  • Jan 24, 2021

Job Description

Pacific Life is looking to invest in bright, agile new talent to ensure we continue to innovate and strengthen relationships with our policyholders. It's in this spirit that we are currently looking to add a skilled Senior Systems Analyst to our team in Newport Beach, CA. As Senior Systems Analyst, you’ll play a key role in Pacific Life’s growth and long-term success, acting as a liaison between technology and business stakeholders, leveraging a combination of business acumen and technical aptitude to prescribe solutions to complex business problems. You’ll also be responsible for evaluating new information technology developments and marrying system capabilities with potential business opportunities, as well as applying proven communication, analytical, leadership and problem-solving skills to drive desired outcomes. If you’re an expert in Business, Data and Systems analysis with broad knowledge of life insurance products, services, markets and technologies, you’re exactly who we’re seeking. Technical capabilities aside, if you’re a mission-driven self-starter who’s comfortable with ambiguity, and who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, you’re a perfect fit for our team. What You’ll Do Business Consultation o Work with the business to drive evaluation of new business ideas, vendors, and systems across the domain o Proactively identify gaps and provide options to address new and current systems, processes and procedures in a cost-effective manner o Conduct analysis to determine the best path for solving business problems/opportunities that may include process improvements, system enhancements, user training, and/or software procurement Solution Delivery o Help to appropriately size and scope ongoing initiatives, enforcing the minimal viable product (MVP) ideal o Consult with stakeholders and delivery teams to understand the business value associated with work efforts and help to prioritize accordingly o Provide oversight and alignment between impacted parties, identify alternative delivery options if a conflict is identified o Write effective requirements/user stories with clear acceptance criteria; work with delivery teams to ensure that the stakeholder’s vision remains intact o Prepare communications and make presentation documenting solutions, clearly articulate the value and gain stakeholder buy-in o Work independently on larger initiatives and manage the complexity of work, first seeking to understand the problems, and positively work through others to drive execution o Flex work style and approach based on the specific initiative Process Stewardship o Develop integrated flows to demonstrate interoperability between products, operations and systems; use best practices and industry-standard techniques Tech & Tools You’ll Us e ETL and visualization tools (Tableau, Power BI, Business Process automation tools and/or Robotic Process automation tools Factors for Success 8+ years of experience as a Business Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Data or Systems Analyst; broad knowledge of life insurance products, services, markets, and technologies or deep knowledge in a defined segment Bachelor’s in MIS, Computer Science, Finance, Engineering or related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience Extensive experience in supporting the planning and deployment of process and technology initiatives Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to communicate appropriately within the organization and influence others (written and verbal communications as well as visualizations to a variety of audiences) Strong situational analysis, decision-making abilities, ability to think creatively and solve problems Experience working with different workstyles/project methodologies (waterfall, Agile SCRUM. Kanban, etc.) Demonstrated willingness to experiment with new ideas and not be deterred by occasional failure; ability to adapt and respond constructively to change Agile while still applying the appropriate amount of rigor necessary to achieve desired outcome A career at Pacific Life is more than a job. Y ou’ll find those who work passionately each day to drive our company forward enjoy job security , flexible scheduling and great opportunities for career growth . If you ’re seeking a thriving career doing the type of meaningful work that ’ s all too rare at a Fortune 2 00 Company, you’ re the perfect cultural fit for our team. See how we harness the Power of Pacific to fulfill our shared purpose – apply for one of our positions and grow your career with Pacific Life today! #LI-DD1 At Pacific Life, we know we’re better when you can be your whole self – both in and out of the office. That’s why we also allow employees to build flexibility into their work schedules, provided they consistently achieve their goals and provide demonstrable value for our policyholders. In addition to the value we provide for our employees and policyholders, we are also renowned for our philanthropic work, having donated over $109M to nonprofits over the past 33 years. All this considered, it’s no wonder we were named one of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers by Forbes in 2019. Simply put, if you want to find fulfillment in both your career and your life, join our team at Pacific Life, where power meets purpose.For more than 150 years, Pacific Life has offered our clients innovative products and services that help them to reach their financial goals and safeguard their futures. To ensure our next 150 years are as prosperous as our first 150, we’re fostering a culture of shared values across our company by providing generous compensation and comprehensive benefits that allow our employees to find fulfillment and security in personal life and career alike. These include: Competitive salary and bonus program Medical, dental, and vision as part our commitment to investing in the health and wellbeing of our employees Two retirement savings plans: 401k savings plan with company match and Company Retirement Contribution (company-paid) Generous vacation time and holiday pay For additional information about open positions and other opportunities to join our team, visit www.pacificlife.com/home/Careers.html.Pacific Life Insurance Company is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at Pacific Life Insurance Company.