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Business Analyst Specialist | Hybrid

Job Level:  Professional

Minneapolis, MN, US, 55416-1297

Due Date:  N/A
Area of Expertise:  Operations
Unit:  Allianz US Life
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  4183

At Allianz Life, we are driven by our mission – we secure your future – and by our common goal of caring for tomorrow. We care for our employees by promoting an inclusive culture where everyone has the opportunity to grow and be rewarded for their success. We care for our customers by creating new products that help them protect their families and pursue their retirement goals. We care for our community by giving time, resources, and donations. And we care for the future by supporting sustainability, protecting the local environment, and promoting societal equity.


What you do:

Primary liaison with key Business Stakeholders and IT in the analysis and delivery of enhancements, projects and products.  Mentors, guides, and leads other Business Analysts to ensure best practices and process are adhered to within Enterprise Operations.  Leads, manages, and coordinates a team of business analysts in the execution of medium and large projects including business case analysis/definition, business requirement elicitation and documentation, requirement traceability, User Acceptance testing, operational readiness, and production validation.  Identifies opportunities for improvement in the SDLC and PDLC, makes recommendations, and advocates for improvements as appropriate.  Must possess an advanced knowledge level in more than one Allianz business line with basic understanding of the other business lines.  Effective Controls programs are promoted, integrated with and shared with all levels.  Anticipates downstream impacts and proactively plans for risk. 


  • Lead the building business cases outlining scope and identifying stakeholders; facilitates and documents As Is, To Be and Gaps Analysis of Business processes


  • Elicit, analyze and document clear, concise, detailed business requirements and ensures technical requirements & design meet and support the business needs


  • Leads, plans, coordinates, and executes User Acceptance Testing (UAT) to validate the solution delivered meets the business needs


  • Leads and creates business readiness plans, including communication, training and production validation


  • Lead, mentor, and guide other business analysts; conduct and coordinate peer reviews of business requirements


What you bring:

  • 8-10 years’ experience required: Financial and/or Insurance industry experience; relevant technical and business experience
  • Four-year degree required: Or equivalent work experience
  • CBAP or equivalent required upon reaching certification eligibility requirement or ability to obtain within 360 days of employment for internal hires; external hires are required to obtain certification within 180 days of employment.
  • 11+ years’ experience preferred: Solid knowledge encompassing multiple areas in Allianz Operations
  • CBAP (Certified Business Analysis Professional) preferred



What we offer:

At Allianz Life, we’re proud to provide a benefits package that supports the True Balance of our employees and their families. We offer a choice of comprehensive medical and dental plan options, a generous time off plan and an outstanding 401(k) company match. Plus, our employees enjoy an award-winning campus with an array of discounted amenities, including an onsite health center, child development center, fitness facility, convenience store and two cafeterias. Our employees and leaders take an active role in shaping our culture through our Employee Resource Groups, whose activities and advocacy contribute to an environment that welcomes, includes and celebrates diversity. Our generous benefits, campus amenities and inclusive, engaged culture are among the many reasons we’re routinely recognized as a top workplace employer.


Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in. We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.


Join us.  Let’s care for tomorrow.