• Job code: QR8400
  • Management/Consultancy/Analyse/Coaching

Feature Engineer

Amsterdam

For our client in Amsterdam we are looking for a Feature Engineer

 

The feature engineer is a key player in the cooperation between IT and Business stakeholders. You drive to make complex changes happen within and across Tribes. Your holistic view as well as your knowledge of both Business and IT are crucial in the translation of business requirements in a sequence that delivers customer value as early as possible. You define and align the roadmaps between squads – from same or different Tribes – and other parts of the organization and thoroughly manage dependencies.

 

In addition to the generic responsibilities mentioned below your main responsibility within the team will be the alignment with the end users of the Data Analytics Platform and become the main contact for the technical teams in Poland and Belgium which are providing (part) of the services. Next to this you will also be responsible for the planning and migration of the existing Data Analytics Platform to a new target environment.

 

Key responsibilities

In addition to the generic responsibilities mentioned below your main responsibility within the team will be the alignment with the end users of the Data Analytics Platform and become the main contact for the technical teams in Poland and Belgium which are providing (part) of the services. Next to this you will also be responsible for the planning and migration of the existing Data Analytics Platform to a new target environment.

 

Ensure delivery (planning, reporting, co-ordination, dependencies management)

·  From a strategic business & IT context you deliver more detailed implementation roadmaps. You can slice and refine these roadmaps until the level of concrete user stories. You manage the size and complexity of features and stories during refinement and planning. During execution you ensure reporting and follow-up. You create transparency in the forecasted roadmap of the IT-delivery.

·       You identify and manage risks and potential issues and offer improvements across teams.

·       Together with relevant stakeholders (Infra, Architects, Epic Owners, Product Owners), you manage the priority of features with a strong MVP (Minimum Viable Product) mindset. You assign the features (and underlying user stories) to the relevant squads and lead the accurate feature definition and estimation. You clarify the definition of done together with the product owner(s).

 

Breakdown business requirements into features and user stories

· You develop features and user stories in an interactive way, aligned with the delivery heartbeat of the squads within your domain.

· You are able to translate new product and service needs into required IT solutions and IT infrastructure (analyses and designs). These are essential in understanding the dependencies between the various applications, domains and squads in detail. You are able to grasp business opportunities from new technology solutions. You think and act globally.

· You follow the market and know what is going on both inside and outside the client You have and maintain knowledge of the current state and future state implementations and can define the steps towards the target landscape.

 

Making things happen by collaboration.

· You are comfortable with collaboration and reaching out across Tribes and functional borders and serve as liaison when needed. You easily connect and align stakeholders within all levels of the organization, from IT Lead to IT and Infra engineer and from Tribe Lead to internal user, all with the customer journey in mind

· You are able to implement changes in an end-to-end context covering all functional and non-functional aspects in close collaboration with multiple teams, including IT infrastructure dependencies.  Therefore you demonstrate understanding of IT concepts and have significant knowledge of the IT landscape

· In close collaboration with architects and infra engineers you make architectural concepts and designs actionable. You guide and challenge IT engineers when making implementation choices.

 

Skills and knowledge

Problem solving skills to find creative ways of driving progress and removing impediments

A master degree in IT (Engineering) or equal by experience

Minimal 5 Years of experience in IT as an (agile) project manager in a complex and challenging IT environment

Relevant experience with IT road mapping, end-to-end testing, implementations and migrations

Experience with agile way of working

A teamplayer with a 'make it happen' mentality, eager to learn and ability to coach others

Good communication skills (in English), strong communication and presentation skills (telling – selling) across different skill and seniority levels

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