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Advanced Business Analyst - Northbrook, IL

Northbrook, Illinois
Job Type
1 Sep 2022

Wintrust is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion assets under management and traded on the NASDAQ:WTFC. Built on the "HAVE IT ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries with over 170 banking locations in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, Wintrust operates various non-bank business units including commercial and life insurance premium financing, short-term accounts receivable financing, out-sourced administrative services, mortgage origination and purchase, wealth management services and qualified intermediary services for tax-deferred exchanges.

Why join us?

  • An award-winning culture! We are rated a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune (past 8 years) and Employee Recommended award by the Globe & Mail (past 6 years)

  • Competitive pay and discretionary or incentive bonus eligible

  • Comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life, a 401k plan with a generous company match and tuition reimbursement to name a few

  • Promote from within culture

Why join this team?

  • We hold ourselves accountable to high standards, share wins, operate ethically, and have fun

  • We believe that work-life balance is integral for the success of the team

Position Summary

The Advanced Business Analyst serves as a key subject matter contributor for organizing and coordinating strategic business analysis services to business partners. The focus of this position is to work closely with the business units to gain in-depth understanding of customer's business strategy, processes, services, roadmap and the context in which the business team operates. This role will be key to understanding and documenting capabilities and business, functional and technical requirements needed to address business challenges. Business Analysts work closely with Business resources and stakeholders, internal Technology teams, and various vendors and third-party consultants and implementers.


  • Distill and analyze complex, enterprise level business challenges and to transform those challenges into succinct, written business, functional and technical requirements

  • Review business processes from end-to-end to identify and address operational, financial and technological risks

  • Identify opportunities to improve efficiency of business or technical processes

  • Able to communicate high level technology requirements and specifications that meet current and future business needs

  • Participate in large enterprise level projects working with cross functional teams in planning, development and implementation of technical solutions

  • Facilitate design sessions for business solutions

  • Identify opportunities to leverage existing capabilities in Business Line portfolio to solve business challenges

  • Ensure that the design and integration of proposed system, software and hardware solutions leads to the development and growth of the business through effective use of technology

  • Escalate project roadblocks to Business Line and Program Management Leadership

  • This position supports multiple business units, projects, programs and software applications


  • Take an ownership attitude to projects assigned and take full responsibility in ensuring project/task completion.  Exhibits flexibility to function independently or as part of a team as each situation dictates

  • Working knowledge of general IT, and Business Operations

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, must be able to effectively communicate with both technical and non-technical people

  • Ability to be creative and think outside of the box to see the whole business picture while maintaining an exceptional eye for detail

  • Ability to work on multiple projects and programs simultaneously, while adhering to strict deadlines and time pressure

  • Excellent attitude and positive demeanor

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in finance, programming/system analysis, business process or project management required

From our first day in business, Wintrust has been proud to serve a variety of unique communities and people from all walks of life. To be Chicago's Bank® and Wisconsin's Bank®, we need to reflect that diversity both in all the communities we serve, the people we employ, the organizations we work with, and our banking and lending practices. Wintrust Financial Corporation, including community banking and financial services subsidiaries, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • Job Reference: 701412674-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Wintrust Financial
  • Location: Northbrook, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent