Business Analyst - Irvine, CA or Eden Prairie, MN

Business Analyst - Irvine, CA or Eden Prairie, MN - 560912

Position Description

We'll put you in the driver's seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. We need your organizational talents and business discipline to help fuel ours. It's the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Use your Sharp Analytical Skills to help us support, compile and report key information! Drive processes and technology improvement initiatives for the products, using standard project methodology (requirements, design, test, etc.). Use data to identify trends, patterns and opportunities for the business and clients. Engage users in analysis and evaluation of functional models and prototypes; identify dependencies and priorities. Evaluate technology applications for use by the user community. Produce, publish and distribute scheduled and ad-hoc client and operational reports relating to the development and performance of products.


  • Analyze regulatory and business requirements, specifically for Medicare and Medicaid prospective payment software solutions
  • Strong sense of intellectual curiosity
  • Strong communication skills and outbound personality
  • Write technical software specifications
  • Prioritizes and organizes own work to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate and apply understanding of UnitedHealth Group's business (e.g., specific business capabilities, functions, processes and business cycles)
  • Demonstrate and apply understanding of health care industry trends and their drivers
  • Demonstrate understanding of the difference between business requirements and technical solutions
  • Maintain awareness of best practices/approaches related to the business analysis discipline (e.g., Business Analysis Body of Knowledge)
  • Maintain awareness of best practices/approaches related to quality and productivity (e.g., process improvement, DMAIC, Lean)
  • Define the approach and effort required for defining business requirements (i.e., business, functional and non-functional)
  • Define and update the project schedule to track/measure progress of the requirements-gathering process (e.g., status, milestones, tasks, deliverables)
  • Gather information needed for the definition of requirements (e.g., business use cases, user stories)
  • Facilitate all needed requirements-gathering activities (e.g., meetings, workshops, JAD sessions)
  • Identify the business impact of system/application changes, using appropriate tools as needed (e.g., impact analysis, FMEA, risk analysis)
  • Identify capability gaps between current state and desired state (e.g., system capacity, emerging technologies)
  • Collaborate with project team members to create detailed requirements documents (e.g., PRDs, Requirements Specifications, assumptions and constraints, VFQs, user stories)
  • Ensure that project requirements are clearly and comprehensively documented, understood and support traceability (e.g., peer review, SMART, requirements traceability matrix, Agile inspection)
  • Ensure that project requirements meet all applicable regulations (e.g., HIPAA, SOX, ARRA, DOI, audit requirements)
  • Communicate ongoing updates to all stakeholders to ensure understanding of and alignment with project status/changes
  • Manage/update requirements documents as needed throughout the design/development process (e.g., document revisions, change requests)
  • Perform reviews with all stakeholders to obtain approval/sign-off of project requirements documents (e.g., walkthroughs)
  • Support, contribute to and/or facilitate the identification/prioritization of business/process solutions (e.g., analysis tools, solution development discussions, solution selection matrix, IET, use case development)
  • Participate in reviews of conceptual designs and provide appropriate guidance/consulting to help ensure that they satisfy all documented requirements (i.e., business, functional and non-functional)
  • Support ongoing operations/maintenance/enhancement of existing solutions, in partnership with applicable stakeholders (e.g., IT, business owners/ partners, vendors)
  • Ensure that identified solutions meet business requirements for all applicable stakeholders (e.g., traceability)
  • Identify and/or establish appropriate testing metrics/targets to validate that business requirements are being met (e.g., performance metrics, process deliverables, traceability, business value)
  • Adhere to established systems development standards/requirements (e.g., SDLC, UDP, RSA, ADR requirements)



  • 2 or more years of Business Analysis experience
  • 1 or more years of writing requirements documents
  • 4 year degree from an accredited academic institution or equivalent experience


Nice to haves:

  • Experience as a liaison between IT and the business side
  • Excel experience
  • Healthcare
  • PBM
  • Understand the difference between business requirements and technical solutions
  • Ability to clearly articulate project requirements
  • Participate in design reviews
  • Conduct and/or support testing activities (production testing, regression testing, UAT, production validation, compliance with test scenarios)
  • Familiar with systems development standards such as but not limited to SDLC, UDP, RSA or ADR
  • Familiar with GAP analysis
  • Experience with Aris or Visio preferred
  • Experience facilitating meetings
  • Ability to hold others accountable



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: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.




UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random drug testing.


Job Details
Contest Number: 560912
Job Title: Business Analyst - Irvine, CA or Eden Prairie, MN
Job Family: Business Operations
Business Segment: Optum Technology
Job Location Information:
Region: North America
Country: United States
City: Irvine
State - Province: California
Other States where Job(s) is Located: MN,,,,
Other Cities where job(s) is Located: Eden Prairie,,,,
Additional Job Detail Information:
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Telecommuter Position: No
Overtime Status: Non-exempt