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Business Analyst
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Remote, Hybrid
Contract Position
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Applied on May 27, 2022
Job Id #56214 Posted May 6, 2022

Job Description:

Project Overview:

  • This project is for new Life Insurance policies. It will enable policy applicants to submit their personal history information to Company electronically.
  • Today the only option in place is a phone interview by a representative from Company.
  •  This option will be enabled across several electronic application systems and will be integrated with the ID3 and ALIP admin systems. The business analyst will be working with both outside vendors and internal team members.  

Team & Responsibilities:

  • The business analyst will be working with a large team of highly technical IT and business staff to define and validate requirements to enable the electronic gathering of personal history information needed for Life insurance applications. 
  • The project team will be fast paced with demanding stakeholders, and will require a business analyst who can collaboratively, but independently own and drive their SDLC deliverables—comprehensive stakeholder analysis and impact assessment, gap analysis, functional and non-functional requirements, UAT / test planning and execution, defect management, production validation planning and execution.

Team Methodology:

  • Waterfall

Team Makeup:

  • Project Sponsor, Project Manager, Enterprise Architect, Project Architect, Business Analyst, Developer(s), Quality Assurance, Subject Matter Experts, etc.

Critical Skills and Experience:

  • Strong soft skills and can communicate effectively at all levels (e.g., project team to executive sponsors)
  • Team Leadership
  • Team Collaboration
  • Able to influence without authority
  • Elicits facts to drive decisions
  • Strong technical aptitude
  • Self-motivator / driver
  • Operates with a high degree of urgency and proactively addresses open questions and risks
  • Customer-oriented
  • Maintains a solution focus, facilitating “here’s how we can” versus “here’s why we can’t” mindset
  • 10 years business analysis experience
  • Experience working with life insurance and annuity products strongly preferred
  • Proficiency with Jira or Polarion desired

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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