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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

    TrainingDevelopment


    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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