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Apside Belgium - Functional Analyst

The Context


For its development team working on in-house developed products, our customer is actively looking for a Functional Analyst who will be able to:

  • Work in an Agile software development team, incrementally developing working software in 2-week sprints
  • Understand and model business requirements related to gas flow management processes,while respecting the existing architecture and systems
  • Have the ability to analyze functional problems and to choose the most appropriate solution
  • Create test scenarios; execute system tests and user acceptance tests
  • Assist the product owner in the refinement of the product backlog
  • Participate in estimating the product backlog items
  • Provide support to end-users on (critical) production systems


Your Responsibilities

  • Analyze business requirements and translate them to clear and concise user stories
  • Create business process and functional system documentation using UML-artifacts (usecase diagrams, activity diagrams, information models ...)
  • Create component interface specifications compliant to the customer methodology standards (component based design)
  • 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
  • Raise impediments to the Scrum master in time
  • Review functional documentation of peers
  • Actively participate in the board of analysts, promoting good analysis practices


Your Profile

  • Experience working in Agile software development teams
  • Good knowledge of UML and Business Process Modeling techniques
  • Experience with user-friendly GUI design
  • Experience providing support to end users
  • Good analytical and synthesizing skills to clearly define problems and requirements and determine solutions with controllable impact for them on mission-critical applications
  • Experience working on Business Intelligence (BI) systems: dimensional data modeling, ETL documentation, report specifications ... is an asset
  • Background knowledge on the energy sector in general and the gas flow management domain in particular is an asset
  • Your 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 Ts or Jira)
    • Documentation-communication tools (e.g. Microsoft Office)
    • Good knowledge of relational databases and being able to write database queries (SQL) on both Oracle and MS SQL Server
  • Your 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
  • Your 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) 

Company description

Since 40 years, we're pleased to offer ICT services, with a great focus on human relations and partnership. Because treating our employees and our customers the same way is certainly the best way to show them how important they both are for us.
Partnership and mutual evolution are the most important pillars of stability and balance. Banking & insurance, retail industry, energy, transportation, import-export, telecom industry; we operate in various sectors, and our own experience is a nice mix between global and local activities. We work hard and well, for international companies, and for small and medium sized companies as well. Our development is still the support in the original values of our group: transparency, expertise, proximity and continuity.

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