Business Analyst III

Standard, The Portland, OR

About the Job


If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you’ll fit in at The Standard ( Through our retirement plans and insurance products and services, we help people achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. Come join us and share our passion for serving our customers in a positively different way.


Perform business analysis on all aspects of technology and business improvement projects, focusing on stakeholder analysis, requirement development and management, and Acceptance testing.  Assist and/or lead identification and clarification of innovative business solutions related to divisional strategic goals, in alignment with corporate strategy. Utilize appropriate analysis tools and techniques to deliver cost effective solutions which meet business needs and improve efficiencies.  Participate in developing both the Business Analysis Practice and Business Analysis Framework to support definition and delivery of business value, including the writing and updating of Business Case documents.  Assess and document business value propositions, and maintain a focus on the value proposition throughout the execution of each business improvement project.  Foster partnerships with customers and business partners in various areas of ISG, Shared Services, and the other divisions of The Standard to both ensure their needs as stakeholders are identified and represented, and encourage improved business analysis practices.


Education, Experience, & Professional Certifications:  Typically require demonstrated expertise in Business Analysis that has been gained via a combination of formal education, certification processes, and/or practical experience per the following:

  • Required:  A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in providing business analysis in employee benefits, financial services, technology delivery, or other related fields.
  • Desired:  Bachelor’s degree in Business or a related field.  Achievement of or progress toward:  Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI), Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) or Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) preferred; Project Management Professional (PMP), certification in Process or Performance Management, or certification in Quality Assurance/Testing desirable. 
  • Preferred:  Masters Degree in Business or a related field.  Completed certification(s).
  • Highly encouraged:  Membership in local business analysis association.


Knowledge & Skills:  Sought out for communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills in a variety of settings and projects.  Has and applies a thorough understanding of analytical skills and navigates successfully through or improves company procedures and policies. 


Job Complexity & Judgment:  Works on wide range of assignments that are complex, up to and including Enterprise-wide assignments.  Often defines procedures or identifies innovative solutions for how to complete analytical tasks.  Is a primary driver of collaboration on project teams.  Influences decision-making and actively engages with project leaders, sponsors and key stakeholders to ensure optimum business value delivery.  Regularly acts as a mentor and role model for other analysts.


Independence & Supv required:  Typically receives little instruction on daily work.  May require general instructions on new assignments.  May develop new procedures and/or supervise others.


Interaction & Influence:  Contacts are typically company wide. Communicates with and influences management as appropriate to project needs.  Networks with internal peers.



Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc. and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.


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