Enterprise Data Business Analyst

| Greater Denver Area

FirstBank is seeking a curious, analytical Enterprise Data Business Analyst who enjoys problem solving to join our team within the Data Architecture Team. The Enterprise Data Business Analyst at FirstBank provides excellent customer service for internal customers maintaining emphasis on external customer experience with service offerings including business process improvements at a variety of organizational levels. The analyst works in a leadership capacity providing organization and focus engaging strong communication and problem-solving while adapting and responding to customer needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Use contemporary requirements practices to elicit information and organize ideas with company knowledge yet with an outsider's perspective. Help the group stay on track by providing a clear focus maintaining alignment with company strategy, considering both short-term and long-term objectives.
  • Apply Agile practices when appropriate to emphasize iterative delivery and frequent feedback. Apply techniques, practices, and communication that is best fit for the situation while keeping the best interest of internal and external customers in focus.
  • Exhibit openness and flexibility to change by adopting and piloting new practices and leading by example.
  • Enable stakeholders to comprehend, analyze and promote collaboration and action by utilizing visualization and alternative representations. Work as a liaison between vendors, project sponsors, and project teams in order to build and foster trust. Identify when to raise awareness about potential risks.
  • Working independently in addition to learning how to become leader and mentor on team in regard to identifying opportunities for process improvement including research to uncover underlying gaps or problems. Continuing to expand practical application of Business Analysis concepts and techniques by pursuing formal and informal educational opportunities to expand knowledge and skills such as requirements engineering methodology and tools. Begin to pursue strategic training opportunities that lead to suggestions for updates to FirstBank Business Analysis practices.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OF POSITION:

  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in related field and a minimum of 2 years of related experience.
  • A combination of post-high school education, job related certification and related experience equivalent to 5 years may be considered in lieu of minimum requirements

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS OF POSITION:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, other related field, or master's degree is preferred
  • Business Analyst Certification (CBAP), Scrum Master Certification (CSM) is a plus
  • Experience with various project methodologies, such as Scrum, Kanban, and Waterfall

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Exhibit strong communication skills from collection to expression of information with adaptability for various audiences ranging from staff level to senior leadership
  • Ability to help stakeholders articulate their problem definition focusing on requirements without describing the solution
  • Facilitate and lead requirements elicitation, analysis and additional sessions that help establish a clear goal such as workshops or interviews with groups of stakeholders
  • Ability to develop alternative views of requirements by creating graphical forms including as-is/to-be workflows, process models (format/presentation)
  • Provide visibility into the progress of requirement development activities while highlighting the value delivered and potential risk
  • Establish and maintain credible relationships both within and across multiple teams
  • Ability to create documentation that is complete, consistent, unambiguous, verifiable and conforming to standards
  • Lead focused efforts identifying relevant details and parking lot items
  • Ability to analyze, communicate and adapt to impact of changes in requirements, priorities and business processes
  • Understanding of technical terminology in addition to understanding of Technology department structures, responsibilities and relationships
  • Apply analytical skills and critical thinking to evaluate and validate data and requirements obtained from multiple sources or techniques and expose new areas for elicitation
  • Demonstrate strong root-cause problem resolution and implement decisions of varying complexity
  • Ability to work independently and bring multiple efforts to completion simultaneously
  • Moderate familiarity with Project Management methods and concepts
  • Develop and maintain an awareness of operational processes and procedures across FirstBank
  • Proven ability to gain support for initiatives through influence and use of business rationale
  • Proficiency of computer applications including MS Office
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Location

We are conveniently headquartered just west of Denver with amazing views of the mountains and downtown. Plus, the commute is refreshingly light.

An Insider's view of FirstBank

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work-life balance at FirstBank is exactly what I was looking for. The flexible hours and work-from-home opportunities allow my work to fit into my life more easily. As someone who lives for the outdoors, whether it be climbing, fishing, or skiing, FirstBank has allowed me to maximize my productivity in the office while still pursuing my passions.

Asher

Java Developer

What projects are you most excited about?

I am most excited about building new solutions and migrating applications to the cloud. We are constantly looking for opportunities to deliver products and services built on leading-edge technologies that enable us to remain competitive. Moving to the cloud is allowing us to combine a flexible architecture and become responsive to business needs.

Fernando

Infrastructure Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

I started 18 months ago as a Java Developer. I have already been promoted to the next level technically. There is continuous support from FirstBank to stay up to date with current technology trends, for example: online courses, classroom training and certifications.

Spandana

Java Developer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I take the approach that I work for my team: they are my customers. If I can respond to them quickly, then I can reinforce the momentum that they have worked so hard to create.

Albert

Chief Information Officer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started with FirstBank in April 2006 as a Management Trainee. As a recent graduate with a Marketing degree, I thought, “I’ll give this a try”. 13 years later I am now an Executive Vice President overseeing our PMO. I am grateful for the journey FirstBank has allowed me to take with my career. They truly value, promote, and support growth.

Trista

Executive Vice President

What are FirstBank Perks + Benefits

FirstBank Benefits Overview

FirstBank partners with our employees to achieve physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, professional and financial wellness to succeed at work and in life.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
In 2018, 725 FirstBank employees utilized our VTO program and those employees have volunteered 5,200 hours to non-profits in our communities this year!
Partners with Nonprofits
FirstBank has charitable employees who take great pride in giving back to their communities. Since 2000, FirstBank has contributed over $57 million and countless hours to charitable organizations.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
FirstBank offers multiple employee resource groups, including Veterans and Women in Technology.
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
FirstBank's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) helps employees and dependents cover out-of-pocket medical costs with pre-tax contributions up to $2,600 annually.
Disability Insurance
FirstBank provides both short-term and long-term disability insurance.
Dental Benefits
FirstBank offers two PDPPlus dental plan options through MetLife. A unique feature for covered adults is one fluoride treatment during the year, at no additional cost.
Vision Benefits
Your eyesight deserves the best care. With FirstBank's vision plan, you have coverage for eye exams, eyeglasses, and contact lenses
Health Insurance Benefits
FirstBank contributes to the premium cost of employees and their eligible dependents on single coverage health insurance.
Life Insurance
FirstBank covers two times an employees annual salary for life and accidental death/dismemberment insurance at no cost to the employee.
Wellness Programs
Each FirstBank employee has the ability to request up to $360 annually as a reimbursement for expenses associated with wellness (gym memberships, massages, manicures, food delivery service, etc.)
Onsite Gym
FirstBank has a state-of-the-art 24/7 fitness center in the building. The gym is free if you use it 4 times each month, otherwise it's only $10 a month. Awesome group fitness classes are offered, too!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
FirstBank employees may contribute up to 80% of their salary to their 401k.
401(K) Matching
FirstBank is unlike many employers because we contribute to retirement plans whether the employee does or not.
Company Equity
FirstBank is proud to offer an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) as one of our many benefits.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
If you're an early riser or like to sleep in, no problem! FirstBank offers flexible schedule with of core hours of 9am-4pm.
Remote Work Program
Most of our tech employees have the opportunity to work from home 2-3 days per week.
Family Medical Leave
FMLA provides 12 work weeks of unpaid, protected leave and FirstBank extends those protections for up to 90 calendar days for eligible employees.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
FirstBank believes that our employees are the key to what makes a great company and that a balance between work and non-work activities is essential. You begin accruing PTO on your first day.
Paid Volunteer Time
Because we believe in doing what's best for our employees and communities, each year FirstBank gives its employees 2 full days to volunteer in the community however they choose.
Paid Holidays
Being a bank, we offer employees 8 paid holidays per year on top of PTO!
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
If you prefer to take public transportation, we will provide you with a free RTD pass and have a shuttle waiting to pick you up light rail station to bring you to and from headquarters.
Company Outings
Game Room
We have a game room with a pool table, foosball, Ping-Pong, and a classic arcade console that is open at all times.
Parking
You'll never have to worry about parking. We have a full parking garage at no cost to employees, plus additional onsite parking, a bike closet, and electric vehicle charging stations.
Fitness Subsidies
As part of the wellness program, you can use your quarterly allotment toward fitness memberships.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
In addition to full access to LinkedIn Learning and a dedicated conference attendance budget, FirstBank has an in-house training team that provides training for all employees.
Tuition Reimbursement
We reimburse employees up to $3,000 annually for tuition and books for business-related classes. We also help cover cost for employee's children to pursue post-high school education and training.
Diversity Program
FirstBank is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace through cultural awareness, team-building exercises, and the encouragement of on-going dialogue with employees.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
FirstBank offers multiple mentorship programs, including Women in Technology and Elevate Leadership.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
FirstBank will reimburse a Technology employee for the testing fees associated with obtaining a qualified Technology certification.

Additional Perks + Benefits

FirstBank offers a number of career stages so employees can explore opportunities in a way that keeps them growing, challenged and contributing. We believe in our talent so much that we primarily use a promote from within approach.

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