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Industry Background. 8,000 Companies 2 Million People Employed 3.1 Trillion in Assets. Corporate IT Shop. Systems Purpose: Research new technologies and enhance business processes Implement business solutions which best serve the end users Maintain current processes and technologies.

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industry background
Industry Background
  • 8,000 Companies
  • 2 Million People Employed
  • 3.1 Trillion in Assets
corporate it shop
Corporate IT Shop

Systems Purpose:

  • Research new technologies and enhance business processes
  • Implement business solutions which best serve the end users
  • Maintain current processes and technologies
insurance it positions
Business Analysts

Systems Analysts

Project Managers

Project Planners

Testing Coordinators

Training Analysts

Object Developers

Hardware Specialists

Interface Design Specialists

Systems Designers

Security Analysts

Database Administrators

Insurance IT Positions
what is a business analyst
What is a Business Analyst?
  • Research, define and document business requirements
  • Understand current and future processes for their respective area
  • Liaison between the business users and technical developers
ba responsibilities
Lead and attend meetings

Conduct Research

Make Decisions

Test Solutions

Document Procedures

Train End Users

Work in team environment

Multi-tasking

Communicate Effectively

BA Responsibilities
technical skills
Technical Skills
  • Project Development / Methodology
  • Language Training / Knowledge
      • Cobol / PL 1 / C++
      • Java / Visual Basic
  • Hardware and Software Knowledge
    • Mainframe/Windows based applications
    • Web development
    • eCommerce
typical workday in a team environment
Typical Workday in a Team Environment

Project Meetings

Work

Self Professional

Training Development

job training
Job Training
  • Formal Training (IPEP and BASE)
  • On the Job Training / Mentoring
industry position
Industry Position
  • Ranked 13th in the Top 100 IT Shops
  • Ranked 21st in the Fortune 500 companies

COMPUTERWORLD June 18, 2001

professional development
Professional Development
  • In-House Courses
  • Insurance Education
    • ChFC, CLU, CPCU
  • Professional Designation
    • MBA, Masters, CPA
commitment to excellence
Commitment to Excellence
  • Education and training are a part of State Farm’s culture
  • Employee satisfaction is a major goal
  • Ranked #21 in Fortune 500
  • #1 Auto Insurer
  • #1 Homeowners Insurer
  • Top ten Life Insurer
  • To be # 1 Financial Services
common misconceptions
Common Misconceptions
  • I will be selling insurance
  • I must have an insurance background
  • I will have limited advancement opportunities in a large company
systems professionals
Systems Professionals

Enthusiasm - “Can Do” Attitude

Strong Problem Solving Skills

Excellent Technical Skills

Great Communication Skills

Good Organizational Skills

Ability to Work in a Changing Environment

who should i contact
Who Should I Contact?

State Farm Insurance Companies

Human Resources Recruiting

3 State Farm Plaza, K-1

Bloomington, IL 61791

Need more information? Visit our web site!

http:\\www.statefarm.com

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