Business Analyst, Insurtech

Location: Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Date Posted: 08-28-2016
Our client is one of the largest insurance companies in Europe selling its services through traditional and digital channels which are rapidly growing. It has acquired a state of the art expertise in the latter, which enables it to successfully and rapidly expand in several countries.
 
In Canada, it is starting up a 100% digital P&C insurance company, with this objective:  
We want to create a truly disruptive insurance company that will resonate with the Canadian marketplace.  A trusted, simple and easy to understand insurance proposition. We use modern technology to support state of the art customer journeys. Our DNA as a mutual insurance company guides our offerings and leads us to developing lasting relationships with our customers. While we may be over 200 years old and have a long tradition of supporting families, individuals, farmers and many more with insurance products throughout Europe, we embrace the idea of creating a new kind of insurance company.  One that treats customers as owners.  And offers insurance coverage that is simple, transparent and affordable.  All delivered digitally.”
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The company is currently recruiting to form the team who will launch this new digital insurance company in Canada, designed to challenge how insurance is delivered in Canada. The goal is to grow to 200 employees within 5 years.

The Business analyst is responsible for facilitating the setup and management of a superb insurance journey for their customers and in conjunction with working closely with our Risk, Product and Data and web teams in an agile working environment. 

The goal is to deliver superior service and create a data and technology centric organization. The role of Business Analyst is primarily to form a connection between the business and the IT. The Business Analyst will translate business requirements into system requirements for this new online insurance company and will do that in such a way that that will challenge the way insurance is done in Canada.

Key Accountabilities:

-Responsible for building high quality solutions by taking technical lead as to analysis, development, building and testing, implementing and run;
-Analyze and describe business processes and translating business requirements for set-up and improvement of information systems. testing business and end-user requirements with all parties, finding solutions for solving and developing functional translations/blueprints;
-Develops and designs proof of concepts and systems, improvement processes, does testing and make sure that hardware, software and network solutions are integrated. When needed works together with suppliers and subcontractors;
-Includes also making impact & risk assessments, investigating and advising on solutions, impact on processing. Supports in setting up of business cases and project support during implementation;
-Will become an expert on our front and backend systems;
-Takes a role in reporting on systems (availability, reliability etc).
-Responding to issues raised by employees relating to systems.
-Training employees on business systems;
-Governance - To ensure Information technology and management are in- line with agreed strategy and policy. To ensure that policy and strategy is in compliance with government legislation and standards in those provinces in which Canada is registered and / or operates.
-Development – Support in development and implementation of identified projects/goals:

- Create a state of the art backbone for our new venture both on

 -Create modern office infrastructure (First level support for Office

- Be part of setting up the complete customer journey and actually

 -Business continuity - to develop and maintain the Major Incident & backend insurance systems as well as front-end sales, marketing and data systems applications, telephony and printers), IT incident, problem and change request management. First and second level support for network (WAN/LAN) connectivity, security, Windows & Linux servers and VMWare realizing it together with agile team including setting up Customer data management, UBI/telematics structures. Mobile) Application development, maintenance and release planning management Business Continuity plan for IT and to implement measures designed to safeguard the Information Technology and Management needs of the company in the event of major incidents or disasters.

-Other duties as directed

Education and Experience

 -Tertiary degree in IT or similar. Experienced BA/ IT project manager; continuous professional development in BD /project management roles

 -Formal project management/BD training and

 -Knowledge of Portal, CMS, CRM data and database systems; understanding of data security and other compliance responsibilities

 -Experience with implementation of insurance backend systems such as Guidewire or Duck Creek.

Skills (acquired by training or experience)

 -Business Analysis skills. Substantiates, makes links, recognizes and structures causes.

- Flexibility: easily assignable to multiple projects, adaptable, chooses various ways to solve things.

 -Listening: clear verbal information provider, asks questions, repeats, checks and summarizes.

 -Organizer: makes achievable plans, self- management, structured planner, controls process, good structured project plans.

 -Demonstrably effective at providing timely, concise, audience-appropriate information orally and in writing (English)

Indicators of Success

 -Create high available, performant and secure IT environment

 -Agile, timely realisation of It projects

 -Knows or is extremely interested in new developments (digital, cloud, agile/scrum, big data) in the insurance industry

 -Wants to be part to a high tech insurance start up.

 -Experience of working in the Financial (insurance) sector

 -Experience of working in agile surrounding

 -Interest/experience in digital insurance /Fintech - Insuretech

 -Knowledge of front end processes and lots of ideas to improve or even revolutionize them.

Qualities (personal characteristics / traits)

 -Result Driven

- Enthusiastic and positive – ‘can do’ attitude

 -Resourceful and outgoing

 -Highly innovative

 -Highly attentive to detail

 -Driven by a desire to make improvements

 -Demonstrates personal integrity

 -Thrives in agile team environment, ability to encourage and facilitate good team communication.

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