Function Description:

For its development team working on in-house developed products, our client is actively looking for an functional analyst who will be able to:
  • Blend in with an agile software development team, developing business products in shortdevelopment cycles (using scrum)
  • Understand and model business requirements related to gas flow management
  • processes (specifically allocations, billing and business intelligence), while respecting the existing architecture and systems.
  • Interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operationa specifications, leveraging modeling tools and adhering to the methodology.
  • Assist the developers in producing high quality products, based on defined specifications
  • Contribute to the definition of enhancements for applications and team operations.
  • Participate in estimating and prioritizing development activities required to address the business requirements
  • Participate in support interventions on (critical) production systems
  • Help to produce test scenarios for system and integration testing


  • Business requirements are analyzed, understood and documented in Epics and User Stories
  • Writing effective user stories that are very clear and concise and are easy to understand and implement by the development team
  • Analyze existing documentation and gather information from within the Project Team and from the business
  • Take initiatives for meetings with the business and be responsible for the follow up.
  • Document business processes using activity diagrams, information models and sequence diagrams.
  • Produce functional system specifications compliant to the methodology standards,
  • CBD oriented (Component Based Development)
  • Produce business component interface specifications compliant to methodology standards (CBD)
  • Produce & follow-up test scenarios on a component and system level
  • Review functional system specifications of peers
  • Review business component interface specifications of peers
Experience & expertise:
  • Applied mathematics background and experience
  • background knowledge on (gas) flow management domain is an asset
  • experience working effectively with software engineering teams
  • experience working on Business Intelligence (BI) projects is an asset
  • sound knowledge of UML and Business Process Modeling techniques (including Role Activity Diagrams)
  • good knowledge of the CBD principles
  • good knowledge of Business Intelligence (BI) systems and dimensional modelling
  • knowledge of GUI design and user-friendliness oriented design
  • knowledge of architectural techniques and structures
  • Good technical affinity, able to do bottom-up reconstruction of application functionalities, starting from technical documentation or even codebase.
  • Analytical and synthesizing skills to clearly define problems and requirements anddetermine solutions with controllable impact for them on mission-critical applications
Technical Skills:
  • the ability to analyze functional problems and to choose the most appropriate solution
  • the ability to produce precise and formal specifications for systems or business
  • components compliant to the methodology standards (CBD)
  • fluency in the use of the following tools:
  • documentation-communication tools (Microsoft Office or equivalent)
  • modeling tools (UML based CASE tools like Enterprise Architect)
  • change and configuration management tools (MS VSTS)
  • project reporting tools (timesheet reporting)
  • Sound knowledge of technical matters like databases, database queries, .NET
  • architectures, code sourcing. Needed to be able to do bottom-up research for problem
  • diagnostics and / or requirements impact analysis.
Communication Skills:
  • skills when interviewing users; listening actively to their needs, asking the right questions
  • and interpreting the answers accurately
  • ability to communicate the semantics of formal and precise models to users in a digestible form
  • ability to communicate the details of the specifications to developers
Personal Skills:
  • Goal directed attitude
  • Ability to work relatively independently and proactively following the priorities and timing
    of the project plan, under supervision of the project leader.
  • Ability to detect priority conflicts, be able to advise on possible options and discuss solution with stakeholders
  • Analytical skills allowing rapid learning of various and new businesses or technical matters in the context of multi products maintenance.
  • Ability to work in a structured way following the procedures of the project (check-in, check-out, time sheet reporting, punctuality)
  • Ability to work according to rules, standards and guidelines defined in the architecture
  • Good balance between methodological approach and respect for practical constraints.
  • Ability to communicate realistic predictions about the analysis work
  • Ability to communicate in Dutch (spoken) or French (spoken) and English (written).
  • Ability to adapt to the evolving set of methods and tools.
  • Customer, solution and improvement minded
  • Team player