IT Project & Application Manager

Job Type: Project / Program Management
Contract Type: Freelance or Employee
Job Location: Brussels
Sector: Energy
Languages: EN & (FR or NL)
Teleworking: 3 days/week
Duration (min): 1 year

Context

Our client is looking for a candidate to reinforce our teams as an IT Project & Application Manager to support the Ancillary Services (AS), Market and Adequacy (CRM) domains. Important projects are taking part in the coming years (iCAROS, MARI, PICASSO, Ademar/CRM) which are refactoring significantly IT systems and are leading to a need to reinforce the product team’s.

Role & responsibilities

  • Managing IT projects and/or product teams, including launching and following up on projects, planning their implementation, monitoring their scope, budget and timing, managing issues and risks, drafting progress reports, producing documentation, and so on;
  • Be part of an agile scrum team and participate in its ceremonies. Most of the time, the IT project manager is playing amongst other the scrum master role.
  • Working with the business to set priorities and content of the sprints;
  • Cooperating on and synchronising with other IT teams upstream or downstream of your domain with a view to dealing with planning constraints and realising synergies between systems;
  • Challenging requirements provided by the business prior to their approval;
  • Validating and verifying specifications drawn up by the business and – in the event of software developed within the company – translating these into a technical functional design based on Microsoft technologies (.NET);
  • Managing a team of internal and/or external developers together with the .NET technical manager and closely monitoring projects entailing software that is purchased or developed externally;
  • Validating a strategy on tests and quality management and monitoring these during rollout;
  • Follow-up of production release;
  • Supporting end users (second line) and driving the incident management process;
  • Organising and prioritising the maintenance of the developed solutions.

Profile

  • You hold a university degree specialising in IT and/or electricity.
  • You have several years’ relevant experience as a business analyst or manager of IT projects based on Microsoft architecture (.NET, Visual Studio, SQL Server). You can communicate easily with developers on technical matters.
  • Experience of agile development and/or lean management is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of and experience in the electricity and/or energy sector would be an asset.
  • 3-10 years of experience.
  • You keep abreast of the latest IT developments. Demonstrable experience in digitalisation is an asset.
  • You can communicate easily with operators on technical and design matters.
  • You have an analytical mind and good organisational skills.
  • You are customer-driven and a good communicator and you work well in a team.
  • You are willing to work on certain projects outside Belgium
  • You are fluent in English. Knowledge in Dutch or in French is an asset.

Question to answer

  • How many years of experience as a business analyst or manager of IT projects based on Microsoft architecture ? + Explain

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