Senior Associate


Date: Dec 29, 2021

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values development, career growth, collaboration, innovation, and diversity & inclusion. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. Through various resources and programs, you can grow your career while developing personally and professionally.




The Data Strategy, Governance, and Enablement team provide data products and services that enable the business to make better-informed and timely business and judicious decisions. It also leads enterprise-wide data governance initiatives to curate and standardize key datasets and designs and implement data management initiatives.


The team is searching for a strong business analyst with a robust data analysis skillset to support New York Life's enterprise-wide data management and governance initiatives called Data Experience Program. The candidate will work closely with the business subject matter experts (SMEs) and technology teams to make decisions impacting the management and governance of the company's data in the future. The role will also collaborate with the Data Strategy, Governance, and Enablement team's ongoing, client-based initiatives and agency-led initiatives, providing governance & LDM (Logical Data Model) solutions to a wide range of internal stakeholders. Note: This is an individual contributor role. Also, while this is a Business-facing role, there will be heavy interaction with Technology partners.



  • Collaborate with stakeholders from multiple disciplines to evoke business, data, and functional requirements
  • Manage project scope and schedule by colaborating with stakeholders on logical data model design changes and developing business data glossaries, including business definitions and business rules to support the logical and physical data model design
  • Translate data requirements into clearly defined and easily understood documents, including business use cases and process flows, business rules, data definitions, process-to-data mapping diagrams, etc.
  • Work with stakeholders, including business and technology SMEs, to conduct design sessions/training sessions and workshops/demos and to develop user manuals and guidelines documents
  • Work closely with the design and development team to ensure that the technology solution satisfies business requirements
  • Partner with QA/UAT team and SMEs to ensure adequate test coverage (relying on own knowledge, as well as facilitating conversations with SMEs, to identify additional test scenarios)
  • Develop multiple implementation options, each with associated risks/costs and, where applicable, recommend an option
  • Identify and lead the implementation of process improvements to speed development, reduce costs, and improve application quality
  • Assist with troubleshooting and managing production issues when needed



  • Curiosity and desire to question the status quo
  • A proactive self-starter with the ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Proven record of judicious thought leadership and ability to drive results
  • Success collaborating, motivating, and influencing stakeholders and partners, both internal and external
  • Excellent communicator with superior verbal, written, technical, and presentation skills
  • Track record of innovation as well as the development of breakthrough ideas
  • Strong attention to detail, with the ability to break down project tasks, define project scope, plan and organize resources to complete projects on time and within budget
  • Excellent interpersonal, business articulation, and collaboration skills
  • BA/BS in Business/Computer Science/IT or related field is preferred
  • 5+ years of experience with at least 2+ years working in a business analyst function supporting data governance and management initiatives is preferred
  • Experience with SharePoint, Informatica governance tool suite, MS Excel, and JIRA is a plus
  • Experience executing projects using Agile or Waterfall methodologies
  • Experience with programming languages (SAS or SQL) is preferred



Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and volunteerism, supported by our Foundation. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of

Job Requisition ID: 85247




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