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Data & Analytics Technical Business Partner

Req Id:  3040
Job Location: 

Morristown, NJ, US, 07960

Brighthouse Financial is on a mission to help people achieve financial security. As one of the largest providers of annuities and life insurance in the U.S., we specialize in products designed to help people protect what they’ve earned and ensure it lasts. We are built on a foundation of experience and knowledge, which allows us to keep our promises and provide the value they deserve.


At Brighthouse Financial, we’re fostering a culture where diverse backgrounds and experiences are celebrated, and different ideas are heard and respected. We believe that by creating an inclusive workplace, we’re better able to attract and retain our talent, provide valuable solutions that meet the needs of our advisors and their clients, and deliver on our mission of helping more people achieve financial security. We’re seeking passionate, high-performing team member to join us. Sound like you? Read on. 


How This Role Contributes to Brighthouse Financial:

The Data & Analytics Engagement Management function is accountable for how Brighthouse Financial defines, disseminates, and utilizes the wealth of data that we collect about our products, customers, processes, and marketplace.  Engagement Management works to integrate the varying data and analytics functions to deliver services and solutions covering varying operational, analytical, and compliance needs across the company.  This role will partner with business stakeholders from our IT Delivery teams and Actuarial teams to own and define the Data & Analytics portfolio driving the management of priorities, roadmaps, and backlog, collaborate on data analysis, define data and report requirements, and coordinate all delivery activities across teams.


Work Location:

To protect the health and safety of our employees, our offices are closed until at least September 2021. When our offices reopen, the individual hired for this role will be based in our Charlotte, NC or Morristown, NJ office.


Key Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Engagement Manager, own the development and management of the data & analytics portfolio for their respective functional stakeholders and partners including prioritization, features, roadmap, and backlog of projects for new and ongoing initiatives.
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders and delivery teams to define and communicate the data & analytics priorities and roadmap, pro-actively curating and managing the portfolio of initiatives, projects, & backlog.
  • Develop a BI Roadmap and backlog of projects for a newly defined set of Business Intelligence applications (SAP Business Objects, Web Intelligence, Lumira, Crystal Reports, Analysis for Office / Analytics Cloud).
  • Collaborates both with business stakeholders and the delivery teams to define and communicate the BI roadmap
  • Advocates for the BI strategy and standards internally and represents the customer in meetings with development teams.
  • Own the development and management of reporting requirements, report build, testing and delivery.
  • Works with the Engagement Manager to assemble and drive quarterly portfolio and planning meetings in order to prepare the upcoming deliverables.
  • Aligns the priorities, delivery, solution approach to data & analytics strategy and vision to ensuring standards are met and processes are followed.
  • Provides overall program management overseeing the execution of data & analytics projects that are typically large in scope, complexity, with matrixed stakeholders and delivery support.
  • Maintains constant communications to provide transparency of projects and deliverables to Brighthouse senior leadership, Business & IT stakeholders, IT partners and peers, and internal data & analytics solution delivery teams to ensure all are informed of status, blockers, and risks.
  • Manages work intake, collects, and analyzes project documentation and requirements, provides project load balancing and assignments across the delivery team, and monitors capacity to ensure resourcing needs are balanced across teams.
  • Works closely with the Transition Management Office, Architecture, Data Integration and Data Governance for example to understand key dependencies that impact data & analytics delivery and timelines.
  • Defines, authors, and tracks features according to the business and data & analytics roadmap (includes Architectural or technical analytics enablers and debt items).
  • Provides servant-leadership for a team(s) of consultants accountable for analytics requirements, development, and testing.
  • Own and drive sprint planning meetings; explain feature/story priorities and requirements to the Agile team.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • 5+ years in a leadership or project management role with a background supporting actuarial, finance, and/or investments processes and operations.
  • 3+ years working in IT and a data warehouse and Data & Analytics organization implementing operational and strategic analytics.  Experience should include working knowledge or hands on development experience with commercial business intelligence tools like Microstrategy, SAP Business Objects Enterprise, Tableau, SAS, Qlik, etc.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of key concepts and best practices for building and operating relational databases including ETL/ELT and data modeling and architecture.
  • Strong data analysis and data mining skills and solid SQL skills.
  • Strong business acumen and analysis translate business needs into data & analytics solutions.
  • Experience gathering and translating business analytics requirements into functional and technical specifications.
  • Able to manage roadblocks and conflicts leading to resolution to keep the project on track.
  • Able to achieve results in a matrix setting through stewardship, influence, motivation and change leadership.
  • Demonstrable experience with story writing, story splitting, prioritization.
  • Experience implementing data governance and data quality solutions a plus.
  • Working knowledge of lean and agile values, principles and practices with demonstrated knowledge of agile/scrum methodology.
  • Proficiency with a variety of agile project management tools (Rally, JIRA, TFS, etc.).
  • Engagement Leader, Product Manager, and/or Scrum Master certification is a plus.  Experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a plus.


Our Benefits:

  • Time Off: Minimum of 20 days of paid time off and 13 paid company holidays per full calendar year, plus paid volunteer time
  • Financial Benefits: 401(k) savings plan with up to a 6% annual match and 3% annual company nondiscretionary contribution of eligible compensation, annual incentive plan, and employee stock purchase plan
  • Family Focus: Up to 16 weeks of paid leave for new parents, back-up care program, dependent care flexible spending account, and adoption and surrogacy assistance
  • Health and Welfare: Competitive medical, vision and dental plans, plus tax-free health savings accounts with potential company contributions up to $1,000 per family
  • Wellness Programs: Wellness incentive platform, employee assistance program, financial counseling services, fitness center discounts and more
  • Life & Disability Benefits: Company-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability



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