Our Customer is actively looking for a functional analyst with a strong mathematical background to work in one of its in-house software development teams. The analyst will be involved in all aspects of the product lifecycle: gathering business process definitions and requirements from the business users, designing functional and technical solution specifications, creating test scenarios and assisting users in the user acceptance testing (UAT) as well as providing end user support.
Actively participate in an agile software development team, incrementally developing working software in sprints (using scrum) • Understand business processes and requirements related to gas flow management (specifically in the domain of nomination handling, flow planning and flow optimization)
Collaborate with the team to break down a business requirement into estimated user stories, refine them to tasks and deliver user stories within a sprint
Analyze user stories and translate them into the most appropriate conceptual model (or in case of optimization problem into a sound mathematical problem, e.g. as a linear programming system), while respecting the existing architecture and systems.
Create business process and functional system documentation using UML-artifacts (use case diagrams, activity diagrams, information models,...) using the Our Customer standard tools and methodology
Create and execute test scenarios and assist the users during the execution of user acceptance tests
Raise impediments to the scrum master in time
Provide support to end-users on (critical) production systems
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
Good knowledge of mathematical optimization techniques, especially linear programming.
Good knowledge of UML
Experience working in agile software development teams
Experience providing support to end users
Background knowledge on the energy sector in general and the gas flow management domain in particular is an asset