R01272020: Senior Business Analyst

Job Location:

St. Louis, MO

As a salaried fulltime employee of Ferguson Consulting, you will function as a contract IT resource in the role of Senior Business Analyst at the enterprise level for our reinsurance client in Chesterfield, MO. This particular role is looking for a possible conversion after 6 months or 1 year.

As a Ferguson Consulting employee, and a consultant to our end client, you are able to focus on your technical skills development and career versus becoming a client SME - which is always in your best interest.

In this role, you will be responsible for gathering requirements and performing gap analysis to existing system functionalities to meet business needs. You will creates and updates application documentation to support future upgrades and ongoing maintenance of system applications. Serve as tier 2 support for internal business users and application platform maintenance.

What You'll Do:

  • Work with business partners to ensure properly defined and communicated project requests. Support them in the development of their business requirements and business cases and ensure that business initiatives requiring IT resources are understood and properly supported by all stakeholders.
  • Gather business reporting requirements and translate the requirements into technical report design specifications.
  • Perform data analysis and root cause analysis.
  • Review existing functionality and perform gap analysis to identify enhancements to existing system functionalities. Apply configuration changes and updates via an application management tool.
  • Create and maintain system documentation and user help documents.
  • Serve as second tier support for internal business users.
  • Coordinate and maintain data interfaces with other internal applications/systems.
  • Work with developers/designers to ensure business requirements are understood. Support the development teams as further refinement of requirements are needed and support the business to ensure the proper solution is being developed.

  • Establish and maintain effective communication with other business analysts, project managers, cross-functional project teams, and internal/external customers in order to identify key plan tasks and due dates.

Who You Are:

  • 5 - 7 years IT-related experience, such as Technical Analysis, Quality Assurance, etc.
  • Experience with Word, Power Point and SharePoint; Intermediate Excel and SQL/Query skills
  • Understanding of data warehouse concepts, application server management, networking, LDAP, data modeling and reporting concepts
  • Advanced data analysis skills including data tracing
  • QA experience – Ability to compile test cases
  • Ability to multi-task with limited supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to translate business needs and problems into system specifications and provide technical and business solutions
  • Ability to liaise with individuals across a wide variety of operational, functional and technical disciplines
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills
  • Complex analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • Ability to share and impart knowledge
  • Ability to develop and work with requirements documents, Use Cases and test cases.
  • Ability to translate complex business needs and problems into technical solutions
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent related work experience

  • Preferred:

  • Financial Services/ Investments background a plus

The benefits:

We hire IT professionals who like to work with smart people and can hold their own in a demanding environment. Our employees build a career at Ferguson. Here IT isn’t a support function for our business – it IS our business. We strive to develop a professional relationship with each employee – and that is what you are, our direct employee. Our pay and benefit levels recognize the advanced skills of our talented staff members. In addition, we are unique in our market in the emphasis that we place on continuing education, including an annual training allowance that is an integral part of our compensation package. This kind of investment in our employees’ professional development is an important contributor to making Ferguson a desirable place to build an IT career. As a W-2 employee, your first assignment will be just that – the first of many. Our goal is to establish a long-term employee relationship with you.

The compensation:

Highly competitive base salary.

Paid overtime

$.60/$1 401K match

160 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) Benefits

Bonus System

Health, vision, dental, and life insurance

Short-term and long-term disability

Training allowance for Leading Industry Professional Training with SLU/Wash U.

How to Apply:

If you are looking for a change and/or are interested in building or continuing your career as an IT professional and have the ability to thrive in challenging, fast-paced environments, we want to hear from you.

Please send your resume to Andy Scheffel at ascheffel@fergcons.com

Please review our website fergusonconsultinginc.com and find out more about who we are and what we can do for you.

W-2 CANDIDATES ONLY. NO CORP-TO-CORP.

Ferguson is free from biases for or against any individual or group of candidates. We are inclusive and celebrate multiple approaches and points of view. Ferguson believes diversity drives innovation and that difference is valued. We build a culture where we are committed to cultivating and preserving inclusion. We’re always growing our network of people, opportunities and tools to help our employees develop, advance and manage their career paths. Our diverse team of employees enables us to learn better together as a collective team. Ferguson welcomes all qualified applicants in consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


Andy Scheffel
Ferguson Consulting
1350 Timberlake Manor Parkway, Suite 500
Chesterfield,MO 63017
(636) 728-4407
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