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WTW Business Analyst 1 in Houston, Texas


This role will be an integral part of a global team that will deliver technical solutions in a quality and efficient manner to clients around the world in partnership with our product development scrum teams.

The Role

• Participates in the development of solutions to solve our clients' Human Resources needs in a team-based environment.

• Creates both technical and functional end user documentation.

• Implements coding practices consistent with defined conventions.

• Develops and executes comprehensive test plans for system implementations.

• Provides valuable insights in development code reviews.

• Performs unit and comprehensive testing for overall quality assurance of functional and technical quality of deliverables.

• Defines and updates system tables as needed.

• Tracks the project status and communicates status to scrum team as appropriate.

• Maintains project issues log to track ongoing items for review and resolution by project team.

• Actively participates in all sprint meetings (Planning, Grooming, Daily Stand-ups, Sprint Review and Retrospectives).

• Alerts scrum team about out-of-scope work in a timely manner.

• Works with scrum team to identify project deliverables and meets established deadlines.

• Assists in developing standardized work processes, tools, and methodologies that improve quality and profitability.

• Works closely with scrum team members in a partnership to deliver the best results to the client.

• Participates in developer and/or business analyst meetings and consistently promotes teamwork in all daily activities.

• Mentors/Coaches other development team members.

• Communicates effectively with product owner and project teams to ensure solutions are complete and clearly communicated to the Health and pension practice.

• Asks questions during grooming sessions that help clarify the definition of done.

• Works with the team to monitor progress against all sprint deliverables and development daily plans to complete the work.

• Manages personal capacity to the scrum team.

• Monitors estimation process and work delivery to determine opportunities for improvement in planning and grooming meeting.

The Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Management Information Systems or related area.

• At least two years of relevant work experience

• Experience or training in: RDBMS, SQL, Web-based applications and tools

• Experience with test plan creation, testing procedures and test plan execution is preferred.

• Experience in the Financials, Human Resources or Benefits domain areas is preferred, but not required

• Experience with Agile/Scrum development lifecycle preferred

• Ability to work on "virtual" teams with members from different geographic areas

• Ability to multi-task, and be mindful of deadlines.

• Self-motivated and ability to remain focused on assigned projects.

• Committed to quality and continuous improvement

WTW may be subject to mandatory employment-related COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Therefore, to the extent any such mandates apply, you may be required to certify and provide documentation of full vaccination against COVID-19 if you are hired in the U.S. If you accept an offer from WTW and are subject to a mandate but are unable or unwilling to be vaccinated because of medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, you may request a medical or religious accommodation. If you require an accommodation, the Company will evaluate your request and work with you to identify reasonable alternatives to vaccination, if available.

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