Agile Functional Analyst

The Contraste Europe Group builds strong relations with its clients. It offers a range of IT services such as: Advisory, Solutions, Applications and Infrastructure. The Group’s sector focus is with finance, utilities, public institutions and non-commercial organisations. We are operating on three countries located in Belgium, Luxemburg and France.

For one of our major clients in the energy sector, we are looking for an Agile Functional Analyst.

Categorie

Application Services

Fonction

Business Analyst
Consultant (Specialist)
Functional Analyst

Langue(s)

Dutch
English
French

Référence

191305/01

Lieu

Brussels - Belgium

Nous offrons

  • A challenging position in a fast growing company with an international presence.
  • A stimulating working environment with a really good team spirit maintained by lots of internal events (teambuilding, ...).
  • A dynamic culture focused on personal development.
  • A wide range of training and career development opportunities.

Votre profil

Experience & expertise:

  • Good analytical and synthesizing skills to clearly define problems and requirements and determine solutions with controllable impact for them on mission-critical applications
  • Master level degree in an exact science like physics, mathematics or chemistry
  • Experience working in agile software development teams
  • Experience providing support to end users
  • Background knowledge on the energy sector in general and real time data acquisition systems is a bonus

Technical Skills:

  • Fluency in the use of the following tools
    • UML modeling tools (e.g. Sparx Enterprise Architect)
    • Agile software development tools (e.g. MS Visual Studio Team System)
    • Documentation-communication tools (e.g. Microsoft Office)
  • Knowledge of relational databases and being able to write simple database queries (SQL)

Communication Skills:

  • Skills to interview end users: listening actively to their needs, asking the right questions and interpreting the answers correctly
  • Ability to work and communicate in a team (e.g. work together with developers to explain analysis or to review developed code, escalate impediments to scrum master …)
  • Ability to demo / discuss the sprint result with end users during a sprint review session and to guide end users in acceptance testing

Personal Skills:

  • Team player: being flexible to help the team achieve its goals
  • Goal directed attitude: focus on delivering the planned user stories
  • Pragmatic approach: prefer talking to people and taking action to solve problems
  • Improvement minded: propose new improvement idea’s during the sprint retrospectives
  • Ability to adapt in an ever-changing environment
  • Ability to advise stakeholders on different possible solutions
  • Lifelong learner (e.g. new business processes, ways of working together or technical matters)
  • Ability to fluently communicate in Dutch (spoken) or French (spoken) and English (spoken and written)

Votre rôle

For its development team working on in-house developed software, the client is actively looking for an agile functional analyst who will be able to:

  • Work in an agile software development team, incrementally developing working software in sprints (using scrum)
  • Understand business processes and requirements related to metering of natural gas flows, both for local real time acquisition systems as for central validation and reporting systems
  • Analyze business requirements and translate them into the most appropriate conceptual model, while building upon the existing architecture and systems
  • Document the chosen solution into functional and technical specifications using the standard tools and methodology
  • Assist the developers in producing high quality products, based on defined specifications
  • Participate in estimating the product backlog items
  • Create test scenarios and execute system tests
  • Assist the users during the execution of user acceptance tests
  • Provide support to end-users on (critical) production systems

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze business requirements and translate them to clear and concise user stories
  • Create business process and functional system documentation using UML-artifacts (use case diagrams, activity diagrams, information models,...)
  • Create and execute test scenarios on different levels (component, system, UAT)
  • Define an “action plan” to deliver user stories by helping the team to break down user stories in tasks
  • Review functional documentation of peers