Enterprise Business Analyst

West Des Moines, Iowa - Home Office


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Job Description

GuideOne Insurance is a nationally recognized Property and Casualty Insurance company that provides insurance to houses of worship, senior living communities and educational institutions. We also offer homeowners, personal auto and renters insurance.

We are currenlty seeking an Enterprice Business Analyst to help in the creation and evolution of business architecture.  This position will participate in strategic business analysis which includes RFI and RFP development, business case and cost benefit analysis development, feasibility studies and the design and execution of proof of concepts. 

Project Business Analysis

  • Requirements Planning – Completes stakeholder analysis.  Defines requirements scope and develops a formal requirements plan for the project detailing the business analysis workstreams/work break down structure, artifact inventory, hour estimates, methods for gather, and BA skill sets needed.
  • Process Definition and Requirements Development – Plans and conducts process re-design and/or requirement gathering sessions.  Uses interviewing and facilitation skills to elicit requirements from business stakeholders.  Authors requirements documents and employs various business analysis techniques in their creation.  Examples include but are not limited to current and future state process models, context diagrams, business rules, use cases, user stories and entity relationship diagrams.  Ultimately the designs will transform or change business practices, workflows, and systems.  Develops creative solutions to business problems.  Follows a logical process and presents cost/benefit data and alternative solutions in a way that enables decision making.  Schedules and facilitates requirements walk through meetings with business and IT staff.  Resolves requirement issues and updates documentation.  Secures all necessary sign offs.
  • Requirements Management – Responsible for planning and leading the business analysis effort on the projects they are assigned to. If other business analyst resources are assigned someone in the Enterprise Business Analyst or Senior Business Analyst position will be assigned as the lead. When assigned to the lead role this individual will plan and manage the work of the business analyst team on the effort. Acts as a steward of the project scope by managing requirements to what business stakeholders signed off. If adjustments are made, adheres to proper change control procedures. Creates and maintains traceability matrix. Partners with quality assurance (testing) resources. Identifies and documents testing considerations and reviews and approves test plan, test cases and test results. If defects result, negotiates with the business to resolve the defect. Takes ownership to ensure all business analysis documentation is updated accordingly.

Strategic Business Analysis

  • Contributes to the development and evolution of business architecture based on business roadmap.
  • Contributes to the development of business cases and cost benefit analysis (CBA).
  • Works with business leadership to develop business idea documents, complexity score and initial cost benefit analysis for ideas to be considered for the Enterprise Project Portfolio.
  • Assist with the RFI and RFP development.
  • Assists with feasibility studies.
  • Contributes to the development and execution of proof of concepts (POC) as necessary.

About GuideOne Insurance

GuideOne has an “A” rating from A.M. Best, employs approximately 750 individuals across the country, and is licensed to do business in all 50 states. We strive to hire the best people, enhance professional growth through training and development, and provide the resources to encourage employees to pursue the highest levels of excellence. In addition, GuideOne employees are rewarded for their personal contributions when the company reaches its profitability goals. Our work environment for our employees is caring and motivating with strong open communication. Our success is exemplified by a 94% retention rate and an average 15 years of tenure.

Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental and vision insurance. In addition, we offer paid holidays, a generous Personal Time Off program as well as Illness Time Off. We offer added value benefits of educational assistance, wellness incentives and reimbursement, free parking, and an onsite cafeteria with subsidized lunch. Our total compensation package includes a bonus structure and 401k match with a discretionary contribution.


  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent education and applicable work experience.
  • Four (4) to eight (8) years of progressively responsible business analysis experience.
  • Highly proficient understanding and use of business analysis concepts (business process reengineering, context diagrams, business rules, business requirements, user stories, use cases, etc).
  • Understand and participate in the creation and evolution of business architecture.
  • Participate in the development of RFIs, RFPs, business cases and CBAs.
  • Strong planning facilitation, communication, conflict management and change management skills.
  • Results oriented, self motivated individual with a proven track record of taking ownership.
  • Experience with a variety of project management and software development lifecycles (Examples: Waterfall, Agile, Iterative, RUP etc).
  • Experience using Microsoft Office products (Word, Visio, PowerPoint, Excel, etc).
  • Experience in the financial services industry.
  • Experience with 3rd party software packages.
  • Successful completion of formal business analyst training program is preferred.
  • Property/casualty insurance experience preferred.
  • Attained or willingness to attain Certified Business Analysis Designation (CBAP) preferred.

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