Applied Systems, Inc.

  • Associate Business Analyst

    Job Location US-IL-University Park
  • Job Description

    Make a Difference Every Day with Team Applied
    The people of Applied are making a difference every day through innovation and a commitment to help safeguard and protect what matters most.  With first-to-market software, mobile and data analytics solutions, Applied is revolutionizing companies to strengthen their position as trusted advisors to clients across the world.  Our core values challenge employees to make a difference every day with excellence for customers and support for the communities around us. We believe that success comes from a dynamic working environment that offers professionals an opportunity to grow and succeed alongside extraordinary people.

    Learn how you can make a difference on Team Applied.

    Job Summary
    Applied Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in insurance technology, is currently searching for an Associate Business Analyst to join our Quality Assurance team.  In this role, you will be responsible for gathering requirements from internal departments; creating documentation and user stories; and explaining functional requirements.  You will be relied upon to create, maintain, and continuously prioritize our software product backlogs, while also conducting backlog grooming/refinement sessions with respective Agile Scrum teams.


    Additional responsibilities include:

    • Ensure product backlog themes are addressed in the release backlog according to priority order
    • Work with peer Product Owners regarding cross-team dependencies and appropriate scheduling and prioritization of dependent work
    • Works with QA Automation core team to identify bugs and needed enhancements in the QA Automation framework code
    • Actively participate in daily stand-up meetings, sprint reviews, sprint retrospectives, and sprint planning


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, CIS, or related field; or equivalent work experience
    • Professional experience or academic training related to Business Analyst, Product Owner, QA, Scrum Master, or Project Management
    • Professional experience or training in gathering requirements, creating documentation, and user stories
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and persuasive skills, including the ability to communicate at all business levels
    • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, manage, and prioritize multiple projects
    • Demonstrated ability working in a collaborative environment
    • Demonstrated ability to think both strategically and tactically
    • Innovative; inspires innovation in others through engagement and negotiation
    • Strong analytical and quantitative skills


    Corporate Profile
    Applied Systems is a leading provider of software that powers the business of insurance.  Recognized as a pioneer in agency management systems, insurance organizations rely on the company’s software to manage their clients and policies in a consistent manner to minimize risk, reduce operating expenses, and drive sustainable growth and profitability. Leading the industry in technology innovation, Applied Systems has been at the forefront of data exchange between agencies, brokers, carriers and their clients. Today, the company has more than 1,500 employees with customers throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.  By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied Systems remains committed to help safeguard what matters most to millions of people around the world. To learn more, please visit


    Employees feel appreciated at Applied Systems.  In addition to a competitive benefits package that starts on the first day of employment, we offer paid time off, a flexible ”Dress for your Day” casual dress code, and an open communication policy.  The resulting atmosphere is professional and conducive to productivity, yet comfortable and fun.


    Applied Systems welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.




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