The Business Analyst helps to ensure that software developers build applications that meet user needs. The business analyst formulates requirements and/or functional specifications in close alignment with the users.
Knowledge, education, skills and experience:
- Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or relevant area of expertise;
- Certificates: Scrum for IT, Krauthammer change management, Graancursus
- Optional: Product Owner Foundation;
- Experience preparing business requirements, working with user stories, business process modeling or data modeling;
- Basic knowledge on the Commodity Trading Business (physical trade, position-keeping, logistics, Derivatives, Forex etc.);
- Good presentation skills, and ability to communicate with various audiences, including end users, managers, and members of the IT team;
- Oracle SQL and report writing skills;
- Ability to manage own work and the work of others;
- Working in an Agile way of software development.
Tasks and responsibilities:
- The BA works with the development teams to ensure that agreed business, quality and functional goals are met with each product release;
- Design software modules within Software Development projects;
- Design Requests for Change (RFC’s) according to the Development Standards;
- Support software releases for deployment to production;
- Serve as ‘brain/think-tank’ within the IT-department in developing software and new IT-applications;
- Enters into a dialogue with the users of the applications and continuously looks for improvement opportunities;
- Challenges others within the organization to think about product and process improvements;
- Analyze requirements and write user stories and product documentation;
- Assisting on internal IT problem-solving trajectories;
- Testing and initiating product improvements.
- Directly responsible for: Developing software and new IT applications, continuously improving IT products and processes, making user stories, product documentation, testing and initiating product improvements;
- Financial responsibilities: N.A.;
- Impact/ influence: Is able to oversee the consequences of IT-related decisions on the rest of the system and/or organisation;
- Internal stakeholders: Glencore Agriculture department Heads, Managers, Product Owners,Project Managers, and (key) users;
- External stakeholders: third partyvendors.
Where do you work?
In addition to the office in Rotterdam, there are branches in more than 35 countries that are specifically engaged in the purchase, sale and processing of raw materials. The IT department in Rotterdam provides services for the office in Rotterdam and for the offices in a large part of these countries.
Approximately 350 employees work at the Rotterdam location, of whom 45 work at the IT Development department.
The internationally oriented development teams, where the language is usually English, consist of colleagues from Switzerland, Australia, China, Russia, India and the UK. They all work on Software solutions for the entire organization.
Interested? Send me your motivation and CV!