Find Jobs Find Talent
Reinsurance Sr. Business Analyst
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Remote, Hybrid
Contract to Hire Position
It appears that you have already applied to this job.
Applied on October 4, 2022
Job Id #58951 Posted September 12, 2022


  • Work with the project team, stakeholders, vendors and management to identify business requirements for assigned projects, feasibility studies, and preliminary assessments. 
  • Follow an established methodology for analyzing requirements, current system capabilities, and new design needs.
  • Responsible for the collection, analysis, review, documentation and communication of business needs and requirements to IT.
  • Interacts closely with technical teams and business leaders.
  • Works closely with internal and vendor resources to ensure that business requirement deliverables adhere to company SDLC process and quality expectations of project stakeholders.
  • Understand and be aware of outcomes and impacts of new requirements to ensure they are aligned with both the IT and business unit objectives.
  • Provides leadership on business analyst responsibilities, and coaches and mentors more junior staff within functional and project teams.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Establish liaison relationship with business partners in order to provide technical solutions to meet user needs.
  • Assess client needs utilizing a structured requirements process (gathering, analyzing, documenting, and managing changes) to assist in identifying business priorities.
  • Support the planning and facilitate the requirement review sessions to ensure alignment across all business units.
  • Provide leadership to project team and identify key stakeholders to support the project objectives supporting the business case and Cost Benefit Analysis.
  • Identify and agree on approach, scope and objectives.  Document and communicate priorities and future phases.
  • Translate business requirements into high level functional specifications for IT systems developers or outside vendors.
  • Partner with technical teams on the configuration design, estimate, build and test.
  • Provide support to technical team to prepare and maintain in system design documents for use within the project teams.
  • Collaborate with IT professionals to determine if solutions currently exist (internally or externally) or whether new solutions are feasible.
  • Present viable options back to business.
  • Provide guidance and options to the business on technical solutions.
  • Work with Quality Assurance Team and end-users to develop test cases and acceptance criteria and assist in validating test results.
  • Where needed, lead quality assurance activities including design and execution of test cases. Investigate, resolve and escalate problems.
  • Analyze metrics to ensure customer satisfaction and process improvement opportunities
  • Partner with Development Lead to facilitate business comprehension of new system design and report out of system analyst work.
  • Coach and/or Mentor more junior staff within functional and project teams

Minimum Experience & Education Requirements:

  • 8-10 years’ experience required: 8-10 years of relevant technical and business work experience
  • Proven experience of Annuities and Life reinsurance business; Long Term Care reinsurance experience is desirable.
  • Exposure to reinsurance software/functionality, especially by the vendor TAI, is highly preferred.
  • Take charge in leading the reinsurance implementation in coordination with the business and the vendor, with minimal supervision.
  • Four-year degree required: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field, specialized training or equivalent work experience .
  • Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) or Masters Certificate in Business Analysis
  • Certified Scrum Master and / or Product Owner

Behavioral Competencies: 

  • Leadership and facilitation
  • Client Partnership
  • Collaboration
  • Clear, concise written and verbal communication
  • Consulting
  • Information Seeking
  • Strong Initiative
  • Results Orientation
  • Requires minimal supervision

Business Competencies:

  • Business Function Knowledge
  • Business Process Knowledge
  • Negotiation
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Business Planning

Technical Competencies:

  • Stakeholder impact and Business Requirements Analysis
  • Understanding of SDLC Methodologies – Waterfall and Agile
  • Process and Data Modeling
  • UML Modeling Standards
  • Proficient in writing User Stories
  • Technical Specification Analysis & High Level Design
  • Information Systems Knowledge
  • Project/Program Management Knowledge
  • Systems Thinking
  • Quality Assurance Principles


  • Detailed analytical abilities
  • Practical application ability with Microsoft Office and Visio
  • SQL database management and maintenance skills
  • Strong experience in user testing and project management
  • Application Life Cycle Tools (Polarion is preferred)

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.


What is your gender?

What is your ethnicity?

What is your Veteran / U.S. Military Status?

Do you identify with one or more of the classifications of protected veterans below?

If yes, please indicate by checking the appropriate box below

Do you have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.


You have saved your first job! To see all your Saved Jobs, click here. Or continue scrolling through jobs and bookmark openings that catch your eye and apply for those jobs later.

Return to Job Search

We’re sorry!

There are currently no open positions in your location or accepting applications from out of the country

Return to Home
Cookies help us improve your website experience.
By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies.