Position Description

IT Senior Business Systems Analyst
Location(s) AB - Calgary
Employment Category Permanent Full-Time
Close Date 27/05/19
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Position Overview

Number of Positions: 1

Language: This role operates in English.

Additional Information:

As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Cooperators General Insurance company, Sovereign Insurance believes your experience matters. This is our promise to not only our clients but to our employees as well, because we know the strength of our company starts with our people.  The smart, curious and collaborative people who bring their whole heart and passion to work each day. But you can’t pour from an empty cup; we take care of the well-being of our people so that they are inspired to protect Canadian businesses and the lives, families and communities we impact. Join us and begin shaping your experience at Sovereign. We are looking for a Senior Business Systems Analyst to join our Information Technology team. You will be the key liaison between business clients and IT areas, ranging across internal and external teams. The successful candidate will play an integral role by employing an in-depth understanding of the business processes and the application of technology to find creative solutions. You will be a concise communicator, inquisitive by nature, with the experience to elicit and document requirements according to stakeholder and project needs.


What you’re responsible for:

  • Negotiating with and influencing stakeholders through the elicitation, documentation and validation of requirements on medium to large scale projects involving various business areas.

  • Facilitating the engagement and collaboration of project team members through risk identification, analysis, functional specifications and the development of potential solutions.

  • Encouraging and modeling a creative approach to problem solving, relationship management, and communication to drive effective results.

  • Establishing and monitoring the traceability of requirements during design, development, and testing across multiple systems to ensure the solution aligns to the business benefits.

  • Providing thought leadership and advocating for the adoption of modernized software, practice improvements, and operational excellence to be leveraged during project execution.


What to expect:

  • Detail oriented work that requires a high degree of mental concentration for extended periods of time. 

  •  You use strong judgement and interpersonal skills to build relationships internally and work effectively with people at all levels of the organization.

  • You will be subject to a Criminal Record and Consumer History background check as a condition of employment, in the event you are the successful candidate.


To be successful:

  • You thrive on delivering our exceptional client experience through positive and engaging relationships; embracing accountability to achieve effective results.

  • You ensure your day to day actions are in harmony with the company’s purpose, vision, and values even when challenged.

  • You will support and guide others through changing conditions and encourage the exploration of new opportunities or innovations.

  • You value cooperative and collaborative dialogue because diverse perspectives offer more creative and productive solutions.


To join our team:

  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) certification and/or International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) certification, with 10 years of experience delivering IT projects, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Proven experience with various delivery methods (agile, iterative, etc.), and vendor partnerships.

  • Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office suite, specifically Visio, Excel, SharePoint, One Note/One Drive, and Outlook.

  • Experience in the Insurance Industry and/or familiarity with JIRA/Confluence/Zephyr considered an asset.


What we offer:

  • The opportunity to take on challenging work and contribute your expertise, creativity, and passion in meaningful ways.

  • A holistic approach to your well-being, with physical and mental health programs and flexible work options.

  • The opportunity to work on an inclusive team who inspire each other to explore and achieve what’s possible.

  • An organizational commitment to sustainability and charitable giving; positively impacting the social, environmental and economic well-being of Canadian businesses, families and communities.

Interested in applying?

Click 'apply now' to submit your current resume and cover letter. Tell us a bit about yourself, your professional experience and how you think you can make a difference at The Co-operators. We look forward to learning more about you and we welcome you to follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. #BETTERCAREER

The Co-operators values a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment, and we're committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities during the recruitment process. If you are contacted for an interview and require an accommodation, please contact the hiring manager.

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