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Business Analyst Consultant - Minneapolis, MN

UnitedHealth Group

Minneapolis, MN
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744407 Business Analyst Consultant Minneapolis MN

Business Analyst Consultant - Minneapolis, MN (744407)

Position Description

Positions in this function work in the analysis phase of the system development cycle and consult with users to evaluate business requirements, identify operating procedures, evaluate existing or proposed systems and prepare detailed specifications from which programs will be written. This function also is intended to include those that also may define business processes.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Receive business requirements documents (BRDs, VFQs / PRDs)

  • Understand and clarify a business / technology problem

  • Define project priorities and task priorities within projects

  • Identify ambiguity in requirements documents / specifications

  • Identify changes in project scope and other impacts on the project

  • Create/contribute to project estimates (e.g., Budget Guidance Estimate, Solutions Analysis Estimate, Design Estimate)

  • Ensure proper usage / application of RSA methodology

  • Analysis of technology solutions options

  • Deployment strategy

  • Understand the applications supported and their upstream / downstream impact

  • Determine feasibility of business requirements and recommend changes to support business needs and processes

  • software development lifecycle methodology (SDLC) to evaluate current system processes and identify possible solution options for new functionality or modifications to existing functionality

  • Work collaboratively with business partners, SMEs, Developers and Testers to ensure a shared understanding of business requirements

  • Ensure that system solution options are thoroughly researched, analyzed and documented

  • Provide support to Quality Assurance on development of test approaches

  • Provide support to Applications Development through participation in Design Reviews

  • Create project estimates and resource plans for systems solutions

  • Ensure proper usage / application of RSA methodology

Required Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of experience in the following areas:

    • Gathering and documenting requirements from the client / business

    • Business process and data analysis

    • Experience in the health care Industry, specifically Health & Human Services programs (e.g. SNAP, TANF, CHIP, MAGI / Non-MAGI Medicaid, or LIHEAP)

    • Intermediate level of proficiency with PC based software programs and automated database management systems (Excel, Access, PowerPoint)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Health Administration or related field

  • 1+ years of experience with project methodology (requirements, design, development, test and implementation), specifically with Agile-based, project implementations

  • Ability to communicate analysis, including trends and opportunities, to clients and the business in writing and verbally

  • Ability to problem solve, including multiple priorities, conflicting research and/or inaccurate data

  • Previous experience and skills with the following:

    • Business Process Definition

    • Business Requirements Definition

    • User Story Development

    • Process Mapping (SIPOC / detailed process mapping)

    • Business / Systems Analysis

    • Interviewing / Requirements Elicitation

    • Presentation Skills

    • Active Listening


Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)



Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.


Job Keywords: Business Analyst Consultant, business process, data analysis, requirements gathering, Minneapolis, MN, Minnesota

Job Details

  • Contest Number744407
  • Job TitleBusiness Analyst Consultant - Minneapolis, MN
  • Job FamilyBusiness Operations
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Minneapolis, MN
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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