Business Systems Analyst – Empyrean Benefit Solutions

Entry Level Business Systems Analyst

Analyst  Minneapolis, Minnesota


Job Functions

The Business Systems Analyst is accountable for completing systems development, quality assurance,   and day to day operational tasks in support of ongoing benefits administration delivery, both internally and externally to clients.  The Business Systems Analyst is responsible for ensuring that all work delivered to the client is configured accurately per the system requirements.  In addition, the Business Systems Analyst is also responsible for managing the tasks he/she is assigned.  Ultimately, this Business Systems Analyst is responsible for ensuring that all work delivered to the client is completed accurately and with the highest degree of quality.  The Business Systems Analyst role requires a solid process and technical orientation, analytical skills to assist in the resolution of complex client issues, strong personal accountability, initiative, and effective communication skills.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performs data and file processing for ongoing activities and assists with resolution of participant issues including the timely and complete close out of participant cases
  • Creates and maintains complete and accurate Processing Guides for all assigned deliverables
  • Research and analyzes issues and cases (using SQL, Excel, etc…) putting in place solutions to address root cause with the intent to reduce ongoing case volume and effectively prevent reoccurring system issues
  • Responds to day to day client and/or vendor inquiries and communications
  • Works closely with the Shared Services teams (COBRA, FSA, Service Center) to deliver quality results of ancillary services
  • Leverages technology to automate ongoing processes and create the most efficient and stable delivery of services to clients
  • Analyzes and understands system requirements for the execution of implementation and ongoing work (i.e., is expert in aligned client requirements)
  • Works with Implementation and System Managers to configure core system platform to meet plan design specifications
  • Documents details of configuration steps for future reference
  • Creates, executes, and maintains accurate and detailed test plans (unit, function, integration, and regression) for all new system functionality testing
  • Works with managers and client teams to coordinate provision migrations for aligned clients
  • Builds trusted client partnerships
  • Protect client’s personal data
  • Adhere to Empyrean’s policies and procedures
  • Develop health and benefits domain knowledge
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • College degree preferred
  • Domain experience in health insurance and/or benefit administration is a plus
  • Experience using SQL and a working knowledge of relational database systems
  • Demonstrated analytic and design capabilities
  • Self-starter with excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Fast learner, quality consciousness and committed to deadlines
Posted in 1 - Location, 2 - Type, 3 - Organizations, Full-Time: Entry Level, Twin Cities

Senior Developer – Hallmark Business Solutions

Senior Developer

Date: Jul 21, 2017

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US, 55402

At Hallmark Business Connections, we’re a small, innovative, tight-knit team and we strive to cultivate a culture where excellence is recognized and celebrated, health and wellness are a priority, and fun comes with the territory.  You may be just the right person to help us make the business world a better place. And there’s only one way to find out- apply now!

Hallmark Business Connections (“HBC”) builds products and software that engage and improve the workplace, with a personal touch. As we continue to grow, we are looking for talented individuals to be part of a high-performing development team with the opportunity to contribute to our fast-paced, agile software development culture with an added focus on quality and high customer value.

At HBC believe in using best-in-class tools and technology available including, but not limited to C#.NET, MVC, Angular, Razor, SQL and pragmatic best practices.  We pair this with continuous learning opportunities, and a culture that supports a strong work-life balance to create an environment that supports many different work styles.

If you have these skills or experience with similar technologies and a thirst for learning, bring it on. We’ve even rehabilitated a number of Java folks…

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work in conjunction with Business Leads, UX and Creative as a contributing member of our Software as a Service (SaaS) product team.  The goal of this team is to design and deliver technology features or enhancements based upon organizational direction or need.
  • Responsible for post-launch and tier 3 application support.
  • Assist in system integration efforts.
  • Partner with appropriate cross-functional team member(s) throughout the development process.
  • Serve as a technical mentor to other developers.
  • Responsible for ensuring development assignments are completed on-time and in line with Hallmark Business Connections application standards.
  • Conduct code reviews and provide feedback on industry best practices and code standards.
  • Drive thorough unit and end-to-end testing for all development assignments.
  • Collaborate with other developers to ensure seamless flow between various applications within the system.
  • Act as primary support contact during application certification.
  • Participate in project planning by providing detailed task lists and estimates to Technical Lead or Project Manager.
  • Escalate issues with the functional design to Technical Lead for remediation.


To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields.  Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT.  Individual file size attachment limit is 10 MB.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.


  • Seven (7)+ years of experience with an object oriented programming technology stack (C#.NET, Java, Ruby, etc.).


  • Experience with a front-end single page application framework (e.g., Angular 1 or 2, React, Backbone, Ember, etc.).
  • Experience in software architecture, analysis and design.
  • RESTful API design and implementation experience.
  • Desire to develop and deliver high-quality, highly interactive, quality user interfaces and user experiences.

Hallmark Business Connections is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.

Principals only please.


Posted in 1 - Location, 2 - Type, 3 - Organizations, Full-time: Experience Required, Twin Cities

Research Internship – US Department of Energy

The Office of Science / US Department of Energy is pleased to announce paid research internship opportunities for undergraduate students majoring in areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for the . The application system for the  Term Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program is currently open, with all applications due by 05:00 PM Eastern Time on October 02, 2017.

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program places students from 2 and 4 year undergraduate institutions as paid interns in science and engineering research activities at DOE national laboratories and facilities, working with laboratory staff scientists and engineers on projects related to ongoing research programs. Appointments are for 16 weeks during the Spring term, are open to US Citizens and US Lawful Permanent Residents, include a weekly stipend, reimbursement for one round trip domestic travel to the participant’s host DOE laboratory, and possibilities for a housing allowance. More than 850 internships are sponsored annually.

Application is made online. Full program information and descriptions, including links to the online application system, are available at:

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Posted in 1 - Location, 2 - Type, 3 - Organizations, Internship, Midwest - outside MN, REU

IT Applications Analyst – Mayo Clinic

IT Application Analyst Job

Location: Rochester, MN, US

Department: Information Technology

A Life-Changing Career

Responsibilities: Supports software programs or modules across multiple clinical and/or business functions. Understands the business environment and the impact IT can have on the business environment. Provides analysis and support for installed systems as well as system implementation and integration projects that require systems analysis, design, testing and implementation for specific modules or applications.

Maintains knowledge of existing systems and is certified in the vended application, as required. Configures, designs, develops, or modifies applications via vendor tools or augmented tools developed within Mayo Clinic and is able to validate data integrity of changes introduced.

Resolves customer problems with software and responds to requested improvements and enhancements.

Researches requests to determine scope, size and impact. Works with customers to elicit requirements through a variety of techniques. Validates requirement information with customers to ensure completeness, correctness, and clarity. Validates the developed solution to ensure it satisfies the stated requirements.

Functions as a liaison between clinical, business, and technical areas during the planning process. Builds credibility and rapport with customers to understand their needs.

Manages small- to mid-sized projects. Contributes to software testing activities.

May be required to provide 24/7 on-call support.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree OR Associate’s Degree with 2 years’ experience in business analysis.

Additional Qualifications: Vendor application certification may be required. Preferred qualifications include terminology, coding, and/or data standardization skills and experience.

Benefit Eligible: Yes
Exemption Status: Exempt
Compensation Detail: Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $2696.00, based on a full-time position.
Hours/Pay Period: Full-Time
Schedule Details: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Weekend Schedule: As needed with 24/7 on-call rotation responsibilities.

Recruiter: Amrita Prakaashana

Why Mayo Clinic? Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first. We are the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with approximately 60,000 employees working in a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, which includes exceptional benefits, and have been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 “Best Companies to Work For”.

Site Description: Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Job Posting Category: Information Technology
Job Posting Number: 85470BR

Date: Jul 10, 2017

Nearest Major Market: Rochester MN 

Job Segment: Medical, Patient Care, Developer, Testing, Healthcare, Research, Technology

Posted in 1 - Location, 2 - Type, 3 - Organizations, Full-Time: Entry Level, Greater Minnesota, Mayo Clinic

Technology Services Coordinator – National Rural Health Resource Center

At the National Rural Health Resource Center, we rely on an amazing team of individuals to improve rural health care across our nation. We carefully consider new team members to maintain our positive, collaborative, team-based culture.

We value investing in our employee’s professional development and we encourage leadership at all levels of our organization. Our wellness program is an extension of our health care based mission.

Our onsite staff is based at our Canal Park office with views of Lake Superior and the iconic Aerial Lift Bridge. Duluth, Minnesota is a vibrant community that boasts miles of amazing scenery and was recently named Outdoor Magazine’s “Best Town Ever”.

Join Our Team

Technology Services Coordinator

Duluth, MN

The National Rural Health Resource Center is hiring a Technology Services Coordinator. As the Technology Services Coordinator, you will be part of an IT team providing the technology needed for a mid-sized non-profit to provide services across the nation.

Posted in 1 - Location, 2 - Type, 3 - Organizations, Duluth & Superior, Full-Time: Entry Level

Programming Operations Analyst – HealthPartners

Job Posting

Programming Operations Analyst
  • Job ID: 43787
  • Department: IS&T Regional Technology C
  • City: Duluth, MN
  • Location: HP – Duluth Regional Technical Center
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Anticipated Work Schedule: Typical business hours Monday through Friday
  • Hrs/Pay Period: 80

Job Description:

We currently have an exciting new opportunity for a Programming Operations Analyst. This person is a member of the out state HealthPartners Regional Technology Center development and support group located in Duluth, Minnesota. The person in this position maintains, and supports decision support services which are enabled by the HealthPartners’ Data Warehouse. This position provides remote support and services development to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Data Warehouse. This person is expected to perform a multitude of IS&T Decision Support Functions including: Monitoring and maintaining Data Warehouse operational processes; Communicating and partnering with Business Owners regarding the status and effectiveness of the available data and services; Analyzing and resolving incidents; and Documenting IS&T services that are in alignment with business requirements. The RTC Operations Analyst I also assists Business Users on the proper use of Data Warehouse assets. The person in this position monitors and ensures continued availability of HealthPartners’ Data Warehouse production systems.

At HealthPartners, you’ll find a culture where we live our values of excellence, compassion, integrity and most importantly, partnership. By working together, we will improve health, create exceptional experiences for those we serve and make care and coverage more affordable.


  • Provides Data Warehouse support to optimize Data Warehouse operational efficiencies and services.
  • Develops and analyzes IS&T services to meet business needs using Oracle’s PL/SQL, IBM’s DataStage, SAP’s Business Objects, UNIX and other related technologies.
  • Analyzes and resolves coding or scheduling incidents in a timely manner.
  • Addresses business change requests to Decision Support Services from HealthPartners staff and Management.
  • Partners with IS&T Application development and support to ensure secure, effective, and efficient data exchanges and file transfers.
  • Creates and maintains technical documentation for coding, schedule, and process changes.
  • Analyzes functional and technical specifications during system development.
  • Partners with IS&T Developers to ensure job schedule documentation is complete and control integration of data processing functions properly.
  • Monitors daily operations to ensure the integrity and stability of data and Decision Support Services.
  • Coordinates change, presents changes to the Change Advisory Board, and follows change management controls and processes.
  • Communicates with Business Partners; providing service status and issue resolution to their services and the processes that support those services.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Familiarity with Data Warehouse Services and infrastructure
  • Excellent customer service capabilities
  • Quality Assurance knowledge; types of testing, issue management, etc.
  • Available for 24X7 support, including weekends
  • Strong communication skills, oral and written at varying levels of technical expertise
  • Analysis and problem solving abilities
  • Understanding of DataStage coding, SQL Coding and/or Oracle packages and stored procedures


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Math, Engineering, or related field or related experience
  • 2+ years’ experience within Information Technology
  • Data Warehouse and/or SQL experience a plus
  • Healthcare or Insurance experience a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver clear and concise oral and written communication

HealthPartners is recognized nationally for providing outstanding care and experience for patients and members. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. For more information and to apply go to and search for job ID #43787.

Additional Information:

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Posted in 1 - Location, 2 - Type, 3 - Organizations, Duluth & Superior, Full-Time: Entry Level, Full-time: Experience Required, Health Parners, Uncategorized

Minnesota Government IT Jobs Site

The state of Minnesota has a job site dedicated to IT positions. Below is a link to this site.

Posted in 1 - Location, 2 - Type, 3 - Organizations, Full-Time: Entry Level, Full-time: Experience Required, Greater Minnesota, Internship, State of Minnesota, Uncategorized