Business Analyst

  • Competitive
  • Madison, WI, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • State of Wisconsin Investment Board
  • 19 Jan 17

SWIB is seeking two (2) business analysts to play a key role in the organization acting as the primary point of contact for business units to meet their technology needs. This position requires a mix of investment and technology knowledge with the ability to liaise between functions in order to enhance business processes and maximize technology to meet business goals.

Essential activities:

  • Act as the primary relationship manager and advisor to the assigned business (investment) unit for all IT-related needs including aligning business and technology strategies
  • Analyze and design business processes, workflows, and technology solutions to support the effective utilization of technology for improved efficiency
  • Lead in the research, design, construction, and implementation of solutions that meet the needs of the business (investment) units
  • Build business case justifications to support the pursuit of systems designed to meet the needs of the organization
  • Lead, facilitate, and coordinate meetings
  • Identify opportunities for process, system or other improvements that will help SWIB achieve its investment and business goals
  • Work with IT management to monitor the health of the application and services portfolio

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, finance and project management experience required
  • Business analysis experience (3+ years is preferred)
  • Experience facilitating, designing, constructing and implementing business solutions using technology
  • Knowledge of investment risk concepts and measures
  • Mathematical aptitude
  • Experience working with or building quantitative models
  • Experience working at a hedge fund, endowment, public pension fund, or investment arm of a financial services firm preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superb work ethic, attention to detail, team orientation, and commitment to excellence

SWIB offers:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Meaningful, performance-based incentive compensation
  • A comprehensive benefits package
  • Educational and training opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Challenging work in a professional, team environment 

The position requires U.S. work authorization and residency in, or willingness to relocate to, the Madison, Wisconsin area. SWIB is prepared to offer relocation assistance as needed. 

Deadline to apply is January 29, 2017. Resumes will be accepted after that date if the position has not been filled.