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IT Business Analyst - Columbia, MD

UnitedHealth Group

Columbia, MD
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228697 IT Business Analyst Columbia MD

IT Business Analyst - Columbia, MD (228697)

Position Description

You believe data can help reshape the future, and you find yourself loving the thrill of diving into challenging analysis. At UnitedHealth Group, you'll find an organization that will recognize those talents and have lots of growth potential. Here, you will be empowered, supported and encouraged to use your analysis expertise to help change the future of health care. Does the challenge intrigue you?


As a key member of the Analyst team, you will be part of UnitedHealth Group’s mission of helping people live healthier lives. As an IT Business Analyst, you will grow and develop as you conduct and manage outcomes of various studies. You will be challenged to analyze, review, and forecast data for operational and business planning.  As part of this elite team, you will be empowered to impact the health care system through the analysis and interpretation of data, and presenting recommendations for business solutions. Join us! There’s never been a better time to do your life’s best work.(sm) 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Define and document the scope and business requirements including assumptions, constraints, risks and issues
  • Work with core business user group to establish the functional specifications and baseline the functional requirements after user review
  • Creation, peer review and grooming of user stories based on business and functional requirements
  • Creation of user guides and implementation guides
  • Perform GAP analysis; conduct JAD sessions to acquire business requirements from stakeholders and to quantify feasibility; Document Use Cases, Activity Diagrams, and Sequence Diagrams using UML tools
  • Work with developers, testers, and end users to create effective and complete documentation
  • Act as a liaison between Development team, Test team and Business Users and actively participate in UAT

Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience working with CMS, preferably in Medicaid/CHIP
  • 4+ years related experience in IT
  • Strong understanding and hands-on experience with Agile software development methodologies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or related field
  • 2+ years of experience with GAP Analysis
  • 2+ years of experience participating in JAD Sessions
  • 1+ years of experience working on Data Migration

Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place 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: CMS, HealthCare, GAP Analysis, Medicaid, CHIP, Business Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, IT Business Analyst. Children's Health Insurance Program, CHIP, Columbia, MD, Maryland

Job Details

  • Contest Number228697
  • Job TitleIT Business Analyst - Columbia, MD
  • Job FamilyBusiness Operations
  • Business SegmentOptumCare

Job Location Information

  • Columbia, MD
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • Shift
  • Travel
  • 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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