About the position
As we continue to grow rapidly, the processes we’re building and software solutions we’re leveraging continues to expand. Our business analysts are experts in understanding and streamlining these processes and solutions. As a Business Analyst at Assurance, you’ll be working collaboratively with our product managers to drive large software implementations and maintain existing applications and infrastructure. Alongside our software engineers you’ll develop and implement application features and bug fixes. Most importantly, you’ll be a crucial lifeline to our valuable users, enabling them to use our software most effectively.
The right candidate will be highly analytical and will enjoy exploring creative approaches that result in the best possible return on investment. Our team is very collaborative, so the ideal candidate is a skilled communicator and is energized by working toward audacious goals alongside teammates. Our culture provides a high level of autonomy to all employees, freeing people up to make decisions quickly and own their space end-to-end.
You’re motivated by big audacious goals and the challenges related to them. You look forward to being in an environment where you are building things from the ground up, using the best practices you’ve gathered from several diverse environments. You're most comfortable in an environment where you can move fast, and you think about failure as a great opportunity to learn and evolve. You’re eager to learn, grow, build and succeed. If this sounds like you, we look forward to hearing from you soon!
To be successful in this role, you should possess the following:
- Experience documenting business software requirements by studying business functions, gathering information from users, and evaluating output.
- Ability to develop and maintain software application documentation.
- Ability to develop and maintain alerts for the business.
- Experience testing software implementations, features, and bug fixes.
- Undergraduate degree in Business, Management Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering or other quantitative disciplines.
- Strong overall software skills, excellent customer service/interaction skills and superior organizational skills.
The following additional knowledge and experience is highly desired:
- One to three years of experience working with business software and its users
- Basic understanding of programming
- Advanced SQL knowledge
- Ability to comfortably communicate with team members across organizations and levels of seniority
- Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, planning and organizational skills
What Assurance Offers
At Assurance, we strive for audacious goals, and we’re relentless in our pursuit to be the very best we can be, personally and professionally. Our benefits program is intended to enable every Assurance employee to be the best version of themselves. Our culture clears the way for you to challenge yourself and achieve the impossible. Learn more about what makes Assurance
Trust and Autonomy
At Assurance, we hire experts in their field, and we give them the independence and trust to build based on their expertise. We find that brilliant people, given this freedom and trust, will collaborate to build far more amazing things than they could ever be directed to create.
Drive to Innovate
We don't settle for the status quo – we're a team of innovators who believe that there’s almost always a better way. We operate on first principles – we challenge commonly held assumptions to create new and better solutions from scratch. In our short history we’ve made a lot progress with this mentality, launching new business lines and innovative products constantly. Following our historic acquisition by Prudential, we have more support than ever to innovate and change the world of insurance and financial services.
We leave ego at the door and work together to uncover the truth. We prioritize what is best for the whole and avoid focusing on what is best for the individual. We all care about achieving goals more than looking good, and we're eager to constantly be learning from each other.
Flexible Working Environment
Your schedule and working hours are up to you at Assurance. We care more about results than when and where you get your work done, and we find that a flexible schedule can help alleviate the stress of a rigid work-life balance.
Unlimited Time Off
We work hard, so it’s important that we take time to refresh and reset when we need it. We empower our employees to take the time that make sense for them.
Nutritional Snacks and Weekly Lunches
We encourage a healthy lifestyle for employees in all ways that we can, and we don’t want it to be tough to find sustenance when you’re hard at work! We provide healthy, nutritional snacks throughout our office, and outstanding local coffee. We also host a weekly lunch, featuring top local restaurants, to accompany our all-company meeting.
We want to make sure it’s easy for you to get to and from work, so we a provide free public transportation or greatly subsidized parking close to our office.
From the beginning, our founders believed that beautiful, open, inspiring spaces lead to energy and creativity. We seek beautiful office spaces in all of our locations, and in 2020 we’ll be taking occupancy of a stunning new office on the top two floors of Madison Center in downtown Seattle – this space features floor to ceiling windows with stunning 360 degree views of the Puget Sound, and an exclusive private rooftop deck.
Competitive Health Benefits
Access to high quality healthcare is core to our business, and we care that our employees don’t have to worry about visiting a doctor. All employees receive competitive health, dental, and vision benefits packages.
Choice of High-End Equipment
We want to make sure you’re empowered to create amazing things. We give new employees the option of a variety of high-end computers and accessories.
We believe in the importance of investing in yourself in a variety of ways, including financially. We offer a strong 401k plan, with options to invest in traditional, Roth, and after-tax options, all backed by a best-in-class platform from Prudential.
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