Data & Analytics Application Analyst - Transport Operations - Ypto

1070 Near Brussels Midi Station, Brussels BE

Join the BI & Analytics Team as a Data & Application Analyst for NMBS Transport Operations Projects.

In this dynamic role, you'll combine the expertise of Application Owner, Developer, and Functional Analyst to drive data-driven decision-making and optimize train operations.

Key Responsabilities:

  • Needs Analysis: Uncover and document the reporting and dashboard needs of NMBS Transport Operations.
  • Functional Specifications: Translate business needs into clear and actionable functional specifications for specific reporting purposes.
  • Industry Engagement: Maintain regular contact with diverse departments and their directors to understand their requirements.
  • Domain Expertise: Demonstrate a keen interest in maintenance schedules, immobilization plans, transport plans, and HR-related work schedules, with a willingness to visit workshops nationwide.
  • Reporting Expertise: Provide valuable input and recommendations on reporting techniques to the business, utilizing mockups, proof-of-concepts, and best practices.
  • Quality Assurance: Validate reports and dashboards developed by internal or external developers, ensuring they meet business standards.
  • Knowledge Management: Document solutions and keep documentation up-to-date, becoming the go-to resource for colleagues and business stakeholders.
  • Roadmap Collaboration: Work closely with users, suppliers, and other stakeholders to develop and manage roadmaps for improvements, bug fixes, and incident resolution.
  • Technical Expertise: Serve as the expert for the applications, reports, and dashboards you manage, providing guidance to colleagues and business stakeholders.
  • Architectural Alignment: Ensure alignment with existing business and solution architecture, consulting with Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects as needed.
  • Testing and Data Cleaning: Contribute to the development of test scenarios, functional testing, and data cleaning activities.


The Ideal Candidate:

  • Proven Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role (Application Owner, Functional Analyst, Developer, etc.).
  • Azure Data Factory Expertise: In-depth knowledge of Azure Data Factory and its capabilities.
  • Agile Scrum Methodology: Familiarity and experience with Agile Scrum methodologies.
  • Public Transportation Sector Knowledge: Understanding of the public transportation industry and its specific challenges.
  • SAP Data Extraction: Expertise in extracting SAP data and integrating it into Azure.
  • Power BI Proficiency: Strong proficiency in Power BI as a data visualization tool.
  • Analytical Skills: Expertise in various analysis techniques, including use cases and scenario development.
  • Multilingual Communication: Fluency in Dutch, French, and English, both spoken and written.
  • Exceptional Communication Skills: Ability to effectively interact with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Methodical and Detail-Oriented: Ability to work methodically, accurately, and with a keen eye for detail.
  • Problem-Solving and Proactive Approach: Strong problem-solving skills, a proactive approach to problem-solving, and a focus on practical solutions, coupled with organizational proficiency.


Our offer

Within our open corporate culture, you contribute to the digital transformation of SNCB. You will have a job with social impact and ample opportunity to make your own contribution. In addition to a good work-life balance and a competitive salary, you will receive the following benefits:

  • the possibility to work remotely + flexible working hours;
  • 35 days of leave;
  • a company car + a public transport season ticket;
  • a target bonus;
  • a comprehensive insurance package (affiliation without own contribution, excl. outpatient costs for family members);
    • hospitalisation and dental care for the whole family;
    • outpatient costs (= medical costs separate from hospitalisation);
    • group insurance: supplementary pension, work disability and death (cafeteria plan);
    • accidents at work (extralegal);
  • meal vouchers and eco-vouchers;
  • net allowances for remote working and carwash + internet budget.