Agile functional analyst




Project description:

For its development team working on in-house developed software, our 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


  • 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 manageable tasks and estimating the required effort to complete each task
  • Review functional documentation of peers

Expertise & skills:

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
  • 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 …)
  • Skills to interview end users: listening actively to their needs, asking the right questions and interpreting the answers correctly
  • 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), French (spoken) and English (spoken and written)

Contact person:

Contact name: Tania De Wit