The purpose of the function

The Functional Analyst analyzes and translates the functional and non-functional “requirements” in a functional/technical related design, taking into account the context (existing architecture, existing other projects, technical possibilities and limitations, etc.). He also implements and maintains specific applications/configurations, provides end-user support within his / her scope.

Key responsibilities

  1. Business Requirements
  • Review the high-level business requirements (written by Business)
    • Critically evaluate the requirements, prioritize the requirements (get a validation on the Minimal Viable Product).
  • Participate in defining, weighing and checking the scope of the project.
    • Write the detailed requirements by e.g. translating the high-level requirements into user stories.
  • Ensure that the detailed requirements are understood by appropriate parties, from a functional point of view.
  • Impact analysis (root cause analysis -> solution design)
  • Propose alternatives for solutions where needed.

 

  1. Functional analysis
    • Take charge in finding the relevant functional and technical information, given that there is not a lot of documentation foreseen, the knowledge is mostly shared amongst the people
    • Quickly resume the required information and acquire the necessary knowledge to perform the functional analysis
    • Perform functional analysis of the systems in cooperation with the business representatives
    • Organize, if necessary, review cycle(s) with appropriate parties
    • Take the final responsibility regarding the quality of the functional phase with the aim of determining the potential functional changes and / or improvements to the subsystems as well (impact analysis / gap analysis)
    • Document the outcomes of the functional analyses extensively

 

  1. Technical design
    • Perform a technical analysis of the systems
    • Assess whether technical analysis meets the functional requirements.
    • Take the final responsibility for the quality of the technical phase and thus ensure the development of a manageable system that meets the standards and can integrated into the landscape of existing IT systems.
    • Organize if necessary, review cycle(s) with appropriate parties.
    • Adjust parameters/configuration in systems. For example for tarifications in our databases.

 

  1. Compliance with Standards
    • Work in line with the standards that apply within the company, actively monitor the implementation of standards to develop applications in a uniform way.

 

  1. Project follow-up
  • Deliver workload estimates for writing out both Functional and Technical Analysis, based upon high-level requirements.
  • Deliver workload estimates for Build & Unit Testing en System Testing (incl System Integration Testing)
  • Ensure the follow-up of several project phases e.g. able in leading daily meetings when working in sprints (scrums) during the Solution Design phase or able in acting as Scrum Master’s substitute where required.
  • Support the project management and planning so that the project is in line with the agreed standards, keeping in mind the priority, budget, desired completion date and relevance.
  • Participate to any project phase where required e.g. key actor in testing phases (System testing, uat, etc.) by analyzing defects and providing solutions.
  • Act as a key actor on projects together with the Project Manager, Scrum Master and Test Coordinator along all projects.

 

 

Language

French, Dutch, English

 

Must Have

  • Master IT or similar due to experience
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar functional and technical function
  • Experience with Enterprise Architect & Jira
    • Very good communication skills with Business representatives,
    able to translate IT to Business and vice versa
  • Good documentation skills
  • Very strong analytical skills
    • Flexible, fast thinking mindset
  • Proactive, Agile mindset: looking further than own tasks, helping on achieving a good team result
  • Accurate way of working
  • Stress-resistant
  • Assertive
  • Experience with SCRUM

 

Nice to have

  • Experience in Mainframe / CICS environments is an asset