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Business Analyst ETRM

Düsseldorf, Germany
For one of our clients in the utilities industry we’re looking for a freelance Business Analyst for short-term energy trading software:
Project description: The project is to replace the client´s old, in-house built legacy system (NEON) for power optimization, scheduling and nomination in the European markets with the new standard software “DeltaXE” of vendor Volue. DeltaXE project is already in the implementation phase with targeted go-live by mid of the year.

Task description

Professional consulting of the senior BA and BA lead on the topics: project documentation, project tool maintenance (JIRA / HPQC), and their review/validation, reporting and vendor management. Input will be provided by BA lead and the Project Manager in advance:
  • Requirements gathering and Business & Functional Specifications: plan and organize meetings (online calls / in presence) with business representative(s) to capture and document business requirements coming from the Business. Input will be provided by BA lead and Business PM / representative.
  • Change Requests / Use Cases: review, enhance, improve existing, and develop new requirement specifications and Change Requests and Requirement Specifications if required (due to changing or not captured business requirements) based on input from Business PM/representative and BA lead. Register those in the project backlog tool (JIRA). Facilitate and document online meetings among the external vendor and the business. Update / enhance Change Requests / Use Cases based on input gathered and agreed there.
  • Tests: preparation, improvement and enhancement of Test documents (Smoke / Regression / Functional / UAT Test Cases in HPQC, Test Results in HPQC and Test Reports based on provided template) and review of existing documentations (see before), validation of items delivered (developed / configured elements of the DeltaXE software) by the development team.
  • JIRA tracking tool maintenance: understanding, documenting, and registering defects, tasks, changes in the project defect / backlog tool, JIRA. Tracking the progress of entries (defect, change, task) and updating those in JIRA (with the goal that agreed rules and practices in JIRA are followed) based on own knowledge.
  • Meetings: participate in project meetings (BAU meetings and status-quo with BA Lead / PM, ca. 1x per week), prepare and document content.
  • DeltaXE configuration: smaller configurations in the system based on specified requirements and input provided from BA lead / PM in advance.
  • Used Tools: JIRA, HPQC/ALM, DevOps, MS Teams, PowerBI, DeltaXE software
  • The Business Analyst should be experienced in Business and IT aspects of the Power Scheduling Business and has a strong knowledge and expertise in the energy industry.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in similar roles as Business Analyst with technical and strong Business focus
  • Experience in an Agile way of working (nice to have)
  • Experience in Trading, Short Term Trading, Dispatch, Scheduling, Nomination is a plus
  • Strong analytical and structured way of thinking, high organizational skills with the ability to present complex topics targeted to the audience
  • Fit in collaboration tools primarily JIRA, Power BI, MS Teams, Sharepoint, HPQC/ALM - Experience with DeltaXE software (Volue) is a plus
  • Good communication skills in German and English

Project start: 15.02.2023
Project location: Düsseldorf (50% remote)
Project duration: 4+ months

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