Defined Benefit - Systems Analyst
Milliman, Inc. - Dallas, TX

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DESCRIPTION

The Defined Benefits (DB) Systems Analyst (SA) is responsible for configuration, maintenance, and testing of Milliman's proprietary calculation and administrative support systems. This includes, but is not limited to, requirements, data analysis, configuration and/or testing RPAS, as required, for new and existing DB Administration clients.

The DB Systems Analyst works in a team environment within their department and with other Milliman teams, possibly across office locations, with a moderate amount of interaction with clients. A small amount of travel can be anticipated.

DUTIES

  • Assist in the development and review of plan specifications for pension administration clients from plan documents, summary plan descriptions and sample calculations
  • Identify and load essential historical data for plan conversions and develop payroll data feed layouts for periodic payroll loads
  • Analyze system defects or new system development requests to provide technology support and solutions, data maintenance and reporting.
  • Code and review approved plan specifications or technology changes into the Plan Design module of Unified Admin (RPAS) to generate participant calculations and distribution forms
  • Execute test plans, including regression test plans, by identifying/creating test participants and performing calculations as needed for expected results in order to confirm accuracy of configuration to requirements and does not negatively impact existing client provisions.
  • Coordinate/perform the promotion of pension calculators to Production environment
  • Act as a liaison between PAS and Milliman's BRC (RPAS development team), responsible for system defect submissions and user acceptance testing as needed for RPAS enhancement and service releases as required for system changes and technology enhancements
  • Assist with the development and/or review of RPAS system requirements for any pension oriented enhancements
  • Identify, analyze, and assist in executing improvements to any processes and procedures
  • Provide training for operations team on plans moving from the implementation to an operational environment
  • Responsibilities may focus more heavily on requirements, configuration and/or testing based upon abilities and needs
QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree preferred with a focus in Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics or any other analytical field, a plus
  • Defined Benefit plan administration and/or systems configuration experience, preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an emphasis on customer service
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment and individually
  • Excellent analytical and mathematical capabilities, with great attention to detail
  • Ability to solve problems efficiently while being innovative and creative
  • Experience using Microsoft Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications or Visual Basic.net, preferred
  • Experience with SQL Enterprise Manager and/or Microsoft Access, preferred
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and Access)
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task and track multiple tasks and issues, set goals and prioritize tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Basic project management skills
  • Willingness and flexibility to work overtime, as needed
  • Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) designation from the American Society of Pension Actuaries (ASPPA) or willingness to pursue ASPPA exams, a plus
COMPENSATION
A competitive base salary, plus a performance-based incentives bonus tied to the overall business performance. The firm offers an outstanding and comprehensive benefits package.

ABOUT MILLIMAN
Milliman employs more than 2,000 people working in employee benefits, healthcare, life insurance/financial services, and property and casualty insurance. For more than 60 years, the firm has quietly earned a reputation for exceptional services, innovation and quality. Today Milliman is one of the nation's most highly regarded providers of retirement plan services to the full spectrum of business, financial, government and union organizations.

HIRING PRACTICES
Milliman is an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports both ethnic and gender diversity. All employment decisions are based strictly upon qualifications of the individual as related to the work requirements of the position. This policy is applied without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation.
  • Assist in the development and review of plan specifications for pension administration clients from plan documents, summary plan descriptions and sample calculations
  • Identify and load essential historical data for plan conversions and develop payroll data feed layouts for periodic payroll loads
  • Analyze system defects or new system development requests to provide technology support and solutions, data maintenance and reporting.
  • Code and review approved plan specifications or technology changes into the Plan Design module of Unified Admin (RPAS) to generate participant calculations and distribution forms
  • Execute test plans, including regression test plans, by identifying/creating test participants and performing calculations as needed for expected results in order to confirm accuracy of configuration to requirements and does not negatively impact existing client provisions.
  • Coordinate/perform the promotion of pension calculators to Production environment
  • Act as a liaison between PAS and Milliman's BRC (RPAS development team), responsible for system defect submissions and user acceptance testing as needed for RPAS enhancement and service releases as required for system changes and technology enhancements
  • Assist with the development and/or review of RPAS system requirements for any pension oriented enhancements
  • Identify, analyze, and assist in executing improvements to any processes and procedures
  • Provide training for operations team on plans moving from the implementation to an operational environment
  • Responsibilities may focus more heavily on requirements, configuration and/or testing based upon abilities and needs

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