The Hartford IT Business Architect in HARTFORD, Connecticut

Title: IT Business Architect

Location: United States-Connecticut-Hartford

Job Number: 1801036

The IT Business Architect will provide current state analysis creating process maps for the current and future state, elicit business requirements, document functional specifications and create integration mapping between systems. In addition, the candidate will assist with driving strategic decisions and providing leadership/mentoring to other BA’s, support the business in evaluating options, support the development team in understanding the changes needed and support QA with creating test materials and defect resolution.

The ideal candidate will lead and/or participate in the entire Software Development Lifecycle process specific to Commercial Technology applications. Candidate should have proven proficiency with:

Strategic Planning and Experience working with Business Leaders on Technology Strategies and creating business cases.

  • Requirements planning and monitoring including estimating and providing project tasks and milestones

  • Requirements elicitation and meeting facilitation

  • Requirements analysis , documentation, and management

  • Experience with Agile Methodology and practical experience with its application

  • Mapping and integration of data between systems

  • Support of solution design and build process

  • Support of all levels of testing (assembly, system integration and business acceptance)

Additional responsibilities include

  • Change Management activities supporting key Business and IT Stakeholders

  • Developing and enhancing relationships with business and partners

  • Effective communications with project teammates and stakeholders using timely and accurate information through written and oral communication or formal presentations

  • Identifying and recommending best practices and continuous improvement ideas related to the BA practice

  • Issue escalation and risk assessment

  • Sound understanding and application of Change Control processes to manage project scope to project budget.

  • Recommending and supporting best practices for the Business Engineering domain (e.g. requirements approach and other requirements management processes)

  • Provide consulting input and review of artifacts for Testing Phases, per the Test Approach of the project

  • Test script automation and automated test script development

  • Knowledge of SQL a plus


  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, with an advanced degree preferred, and at least five years of solid, diverse work experience in IT, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Experience in a business analyst role, following the Software Development Lifecycle with demonstrated proficiency at requirements planning and monitoring, requirements elicitation, requirements documentation, and providing support from solution design, test phases, implementation through to post-implementation.

  • Self-motivated and results-oriented with the ability to work in a team environment and independently.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to adjust to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Experience with developing estimates and prioritizing deliverables.

  • Strong written and oral communication skill with the ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audience. Experienced facilitator with strong presentation skills.

  • Strong interpersonal/conflict resolutions skills (e.g. collaboration, influencing).

  • Understanding of current and emerging IT products, services, processes and methodologies

  • Fluent in vendor management

What Else Can You Tell Me?

The Hartford is committed to the education and growth of our Information Technology Professionals. A number of IT Certifications are available to enhance your career and growth potential. IT Professionals at The Hartford may qualify for a stipend up to $1000 per year for additional certifications

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion/Age


Job: IT Business Analysis

Primary LocationUnited States-Connecticut-Hartford

Other Locations


Job LevelIndividual Contributor

Education LevelBachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Job TypeStandard

ShiftDay Job

Employee StatusRegular

Overtime StatusExempt


PostingMar 29, 2018, 7:49:08 PM

Remote Worker OptionNo

The Hartford is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, ancestry or citizenship status, genetic information, pregnancy status or any other characteristic protected by law. The Hartford maintains a drug-free workplace and is committed to building inclusion and leveraging diversity.