Under the general supervision of a Manager or Supervisor, the incumbent’s accountabilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provides systems analysis guidance and consultation on the most complex systems. Leads or participates in the analysis of existing business rules, processes, and systems to recommend process and system enhancements to improve business performance and maximize the effectiveness of available technology. Leads effort to elicit, analyze, communicate and validate technical requirements for the most complex changes to information systems, acting as a liaison between Business Analysts and IT technical team. Leads technical requirements analysis and verification sessions for the most complex projects. Participates in the most complex business/user/functional requirements analysis, verification and prioritization sessions. Accountable for validating these to meet IT intake criteria. Develops sizing estimates for project requests and determines feasibility of implementing new systems or modifying existing systems. Collaborates with other IT staff to provide alternative system solutions that will meet client’s requirements while minimizing development and maintenance costs.
Documents complex system requirements and oversees documentation of the technical solution for the most complex systems. Supports the development of technical specifications and provides ongoing assistance and consultation to software developers and software testing engineers to resolve problems to ensure that the applications software meets the client’s requirements. Creates a refined Project Requirements Document. Serves as true subject matter expert for designated systems and technologies. Coordinates with other IT staff to maintain systems in accordance with priorities and scheduled target dates. Reviews and analyzes complex business, user, functional and non-functional requirements and other related requirements artifacts to determine technical solution alternatives. Coordinates with Business Analysts to ensure traceability of technical solution to defined requirements. Manages, tracks, and communicates status of technical requirements documentation. Manages changes to baseline technical requirements documentation. Works closely with Application Developers to help create proofs of concept and alternative solutions to create, maintain and enhance business value. Educates Business Analysts and stakeholders about the underlying capabilities of the technology stack and helps developers understand the business impacts of technical decisions.
Performs team administrative duties including status reporting. Assists manager or supervisor with other administrative tasks as requested. Develops project management and analytical skills and increases applications and technical knowledge. Maintains a thorough understanding of emerging technologies and how they may be leveraged to advance CareFirst’s strategies, goals, and objectives. Analyzes trends within the insurance and healthcare industries and anticipates the demands they will have on IT at CareFirst.
Provides ongoing client support for technical system questions and problems; serves as subject matter expert for designated systems; analyzes and researches more complex system problems, coordinating with vendors and other parties as necessary, and tracks them to resolution; develops, documents, and communicates alternative workarounds for system defects until system solutions can be implemented. Supports the installation of software releases, including critical and emergency installs. Provides ongoing assistance to software developers and testers to resolve more complex defects during the development and testing process. Tracks and manages open technical solution issues and plans for their resolution. As needed, develops and executes test plans and documents test results.
Required Experience, Skills & Abilities:
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or Business or relevant work experience in systems analysis/design and 6+ years of direct Systems Analyst experience.
Department: Cross Platform Implementation
Equal Employment Opportunity
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Job ID: 10695-1A