IS Data Functional Analyst – Brussel, Belgium

IS Data Functional Analyst

Start date: ASAP
Duration: 12 months (Depending on project evolution, extension is possible)

The candidate will work in the IS DWH Team. He or she will be responsible of the functional design and the delivery of projects. The candidate will be responsible for the solution set-up, the functional follow-up of the realization to lead the projects to their successful implementation.
This includes (but non-exclusively):

  • communication & synchronization with project leader & project board members
  • collaboration with the architecture teams & the team leaders of the different domains impacted or involved in the project for the scoping & estimation of the project
  • adequate communication & reporting to the management (both IT & Business) on the project progress
  • test & assess the project implementation

Document Objective
Current document aims to describe the mission expectations and most particularly the main operational objectives & services that are expected to be delivered. Services listed in this document are describing the most accurately possible the mission content however the list could not be considered as strictly exhaustive as mission content could of course evolve over time.
This document is communicated at the beginning of the mission and will be signed by the consultant.

Job Description

IS Transformation and Technology II is looking for experienced data functional designer to enforce its Data Team. The amount of transformational project is constantly growing and the technology landscape is also evolving really fast.
In this context the mission of the candidate functional designer will be to design solution in many different projects & technologies.
We expect the data functional designer to:

  • Organize and moderate workshops with the business client in order to define their business needs.
  • Document the functional design
  • Explain the functional contents of the projects to the development team (link between users and the development team)
  • Monitor/control the functional design.
  • Assist the project manager for project planning and follow-up
  • Ensure the respect of the functional and technical design standards.
  • Help to define the testing approach of the projects with the clients & participate to the execution

Reporting
A weekly reporting is expected allowing to assess progress. Reporting should list the performed activities and their status. This reporting is specifically important during hand over phase and first 6 months.

Services to deliver

Organize and moderate workshops with the business client in order to define their business needs.

  • Description

    • Together with the architects and the business, determine the best scope for the project (balance value/cost/timing)
    • Identify opportunities
    • Challenge the business to avoid over-engineering
    • Keep a trace of open points and the related decisions/actions
  • Timing before full autonomy
    • 1 month
  • Minimal expected outputs
    • High-level presentation with project options and solution

Document the functional design

  • Description

    • Document the “what” of a project,
    • Document the “why”,
    • Defining the first cut & detailed functional design of systems
    • Documenting and maintaining the functional design
    • Design the different data patrimonies and keep it coherent in the time
  • Timing before full autonomy
    • Immediately
  • Minimal expected outputs
    • none

Explain the functional contents of the projects to the development team (link between users and the development team)

  • Description

    • Take initiatives to communicate the functional designs
    • Ensure everyone has the level of information he needs when he needs it.
  • Timing before full autonomy
    • 1 month
  • Minimal expected outputs
    • Presentation with project scope, timing & design description

Monitor/control the functional design

  • Description

    • The monitoring/control of the functional design (logical data, functionalities and controls) of the applications of his business domain.
    • Validating the deviations needed in the design and controlling they are documented.
  • Timing before full autonomy
    • 3 months
  • Minimal expected outputs
    • none

Assist the project manager for project planning and follow-up

  • Description

    • Report on progress, timing, scope, quality and budget to the project manager
    • Proactively manage risk and issue on the project (scope, budget, timing, quality)
    • Drive the project to the objectives
  • Timing before full autonomy
    • 1 month
  • Minimal expected outputs
    • Highlight Report (existing template)
    • Risk/Issue/Action log

Ensure the respect of the functional and technical design standards.

  • Description

    • The respect of the functional design standards
    • Defining best practices and patterns to be applied in his application context and documenting and maintaining them
  • Timing before full autonomy
    • 3 months
  • Minimal expected outputs
    • none

Help to define the testing approach of the projects with the clients & participate to the execution

  • Description

    • Support to define the testing approach.
    • Define test cases for the design realized
    • Execute some test cases
  • Timing before full autonomy
    • 3 months
  • Minimal expected outputs
    • none

Your profile
 

  • Languages: English, Dutch, French
  • Educational and experience requirements include engineering degree or equivalent.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Pragmatism & result orientation
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a small team setting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both official languages is an asset.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal (tact, diplomacy, influence etc.).
  • Quick learner and good dynamism
  • Leadership skills is a plus
  • Experience in data modelling and functional analysis
  • Interest for Business Process Analysis
  • Experience in functional Enterprise modelling and Architecture (trough projects) is a plus
  • Good knowledge of insurance processes is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to establish a good design
  • Demonstrated experience in leading an implementation
  • Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to execute projects on time and on budget.
  • Proven experience in implementation of project with data orientation
  • Planning & estimation skills & techniques
  • Project indicators (Earned Value Analysis)
  • Highlight reporting
  • Data modelling in Erwin is a plus
  • Combination of technical training plus 2 years’ experience/knowledge of data application development and/or management required.
  • Good computer skills, proficient with Microsoft office applications including Microsoft BI Tools.
  • Thorough understanding of corporate and industry practices, processes, standards etc. And their impact on project activities is vital.…
  • SQL Server/SSIS/SSRS/Tabular
  • Experience with of cloud architectures and setup
  • Experience with some Data Programming Language like SAS is a plus

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