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Business Analyst - IT

Company: Homesteaders Life Company
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Do you thrive on variety? Do you enjoy coordinating systems changes from the early stages to production? Are you able to take detailed business needs and recommend solutions? If so, then the Business Analyst position may be for you!

As a Business Analyst on our IT Shared Services Team, you will analyze the business requirements, workflow procedures and system functionality to improve business processes in a variety of interconnected systems. You will work with business units, subsidiaries, and department experts to understand issues, make recommendations, and develop functional specifications. The Business Analyst will serve as a liaison between IT and business units during development and testing. You will be a member of a team dedicated to delivering the highest level of service and quality to improve processes for the organization!

Homesteaders provides consumer friendly insurance products to fund prearranged funerals through a network of independent funeral homes located throughout the United States. As a mutual life insurance company we exist to support our policy holders, funeral home customers and employees. We act with the highest level of integrity to promote the value of funeral service. Homesteaders is a leader in the industry and this pride and dedication starts with our employees!

Requirements for the position include:

  • Bachelors degree in Technology, Computer Science, Business Administration or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of three years experience in information services, business analysis, policy administration and/or customer service is preferred
  • Strong aptitude and demonstrated ability for detail-oriented work.
  • Willingness to learn new frameworks and platforms (Salesforce, Heroku, Power BI)
  • Ability to synthesize information and objectively review and compare data from a variety of sources, probing beyond the obvious, identifying issues while assessing potential outcomes. Ability to review and analyze complex information for accuracy and logic.
  • Participates and contributes ideas, suggestions, and solutions as a member of a team to help move the entire team towards successful goal completion; able to work effectively in a team environment to produce specific outcomes; shares knowledge and skills with team members; willing to assist others
  • The ability to handle a variety of duties within specific deadlines and with limited direct supervision. Must be a self-starter good at managing own time and priorities.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment a plus using JIRA or equivalent.
  • Experience building and executing test plans
  • Experience developing user requirements and acceptance criteria
  • Experience with customer facing UI/UX is a plus
  • Experience with Salesforce, Salesforce Lightning is a plus.


  • Company sponsored group medical and dental insurance
  • Company provided life insurance
  • Company-matched 401(k) Plan
  • All company incentive award program
  • Great work schedule - 4 1/2 day work week year round. Monday Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and until 1:00 p.m. on Friday
  • Paid leave
  • Company supported training and development
  • Beautiful west side building including a full service Cafeteria, walking trail and Fitness Center.
  • Excellent starting pay

Keywords: Homesteaders Life Company, West Des Moines , Business Analyst - IT, Other , West Des Moines, Iowa

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