Currently, we are seeking a talented Systems Analyst to join the Retirement Solutions Division (RSD) based in Newport Beach, California or Omaha, NE. The Retirement Solutions Division leverages its strengths in product development, technology, services and risk management to create retirement solutions for individuals, families, and businesses. With the guidance of financial professionals, customers have access to an array of annuities and mutual funds designed to help grow assets and to provide retirement income for financial independence.
The Systems Analyst is a key participant on the Systems Analysis team and can be located in either our Newport Beach, CA or Omaha, NE office. You will be responsible for business analysis and providing support to the technical development staff, our customers, and management in support of the Retirement Solutions Divisions Annuities Applications systems. In this role, the SA meets with business stakeholders across functional departments to understand and identify needs, capture, analyze and document requirements.
• Gathers business requirements, and analyzes and evaluates business needs, requirements, data, processes, and systems for complex technology projects. • Recommends project scope, facilitates and participates in application design sessions, and aids in the development of system solutions. • Prepares time estimates for completing projects, and assists in overall project scope definition, management and project tracking. • Writes detailed functional and technical specifications and prepares other systems and functional documentation such as flow charts, use cases, and test scripts. • Represents Technology in business meetings, facilitates the development process, and tracks project status. • Assists with unit testing prior to turn over to Model Office/Quality Assurance department. • Coordinates and participates in the Quality Assurance/testing process. Works with Quality Assurance analysts and programmers to analyze data and coordinate problem resolution. • Coordinates, communicates and verifies implementation delivery. • Troubleshoots production problems and acts as liaison between business areas and Technology, keeps all parties informed of status, and coordinates problem resolution.
FACTORS FOR SUCCESS
• Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) in an analytical field, computer science, or equivalent experience. • 2+ years of business administration and/or systems analysis experience in a Financial Services application development environment (Annuity and/or Life Insurance preferred). • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms. • Solid teamwork and interpersonal skills. • Strong project management skills, PMP certification preferred • Understanding of structured development methodologies, a plus. • Knowledge of related Mainframe DXC contract administration systems preferred (Vantage, wmA, DSS) • Knowledge of the Annuities and/or Mutual Funds lines of business preferred • Experience with Agile software development (SCRUM Master certification is a plus)
Join the Pacific Life team and watch your career grow! We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes: • Competitive salary and bonus program • Medical, dental, and vision as part our commitment in investing in the health and wellbeing of our employees • Two retirement savings plans: 401k savings plan with company match and Company Retirement Contribution (company-paid) • Generous vacation time and holiday pay • And much more!
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