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IT Analyst

We are searching for an A-Player that can translate the requirements and specifications of our internal customers into various web applications with a focus on quality, accessibility and reliability. 

Join us on our mission!

Full-time · Utrecht

Where: Perhaps from your home office in the Amsterdam area with an occasional visit to our Lightyear HQ
Domain: IT
Experience: Approximately 3 years
Degree: Bachelor's degree

Working at Lightyear is a unique experience. You get the opportunity to work for a company with a pure and meaningful mission. A mission that will make a positive and lasting impact on future generations. 

What will you do as an IT Analyst?
Refine the IT backlog by conducting user-centric research to translate the context of end-users into concrete epics, features and user stories (requirements) usable by a development team. Create product documentation, including technical documentation e.g. data or information models, interaction diagrams. Align with stakeholders, in IT and in business divisions on features to be delivered. Create, maintain and follow-up on a roadmap of to be delivered features of IT team. Support and facilitate the business in definition of relevant business processes. Establish user groups for relevant products

A day in the life of the user story guru at Lightyear will never be the same. At the start it will consist of a lot of talks with stakeholders and users in the business to understand their current situation and where we need to be in a few years. After these talks it’s time to shadow one of your colleagues on his daily routine, really getting a perspective on what the ultimate solution would be for his or her problems.

After writing this all down you add your insights to the overall IT backlog and update the roadmap of features planned to be delivered.

After lunch it is time to go through the new features with the broader IT team in a backlog refinement session.

You talk the team through not only the user stories so they understand the context of the end-user but also through the diagrams and models you made to get them up-to-speed with what needs to be delivered.

At the end of the day you send a survey to a user group to see if the latest release of product X is delivering the features as intended.

And after all that hard work it’s time to enjoy a nice cold beer with your colleagues, well done, you’ve earned it!

What do we expect from a IT analyst at Lightyear?
In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear; pro-activity, professionalism, communication and adaptability are crucial. We are looking for people with an ambitious attitude who learn from the past (tried and tested) and who strive to set new standards when needed. You can work within the team or independently. You are flexible and can work under pressure. Furthermore we are looking for someone with:

  • A Bachelor's degree within the field of Software Engineering or related

  • Around 3 years of full time relevant experience with demonstrable experience as IT Analyst

  • Ability to work in dynamical multidisciplinary teams

  • Knowledge of the Agile/Scrum methodology is considered a plus

  • Fluent in English is mandatory (Dutch is considered a plus)
  • Availability for at least 32 hours per week, fulltime (40 hours) is also an option
  • Capture business requirements in the IT backlog in the form of epics, features and user stories

  • Build and maintain an end-user network

  • Build and maintain a stakeholder network for the products developed by IT

  • Write product documentation

  • Plot the to be delivered features on a roadmap

  • Certificates in business and/or information analysis are an advantage. Also process related certifications like for example CM2, or agile/scrum.

On a personal level you can relate to the following characteristics; of course you are a logical thinker who can work conscientious, structured and organized. You are a fast and eager learner who can work within a team but also independently

What can you expect from Lightyear?
In addition to a challenging role we also offer:

  • A high degree of freedom and independence in your role
  • A role within a multidisciplinary team consisting of highly motivated, inquisitive and talented people with a broad diversity of experience
  • A role at one of the fastest growing technical companies in the Netherlands with tremendous potential
  • 40 vacation days per year
  • An interesting and balanced pension through Zwitserleven that is in line with the mission of Lightyear
  • The ability to participate via shares and to be involved in the growth and success of Lightyear
  • In addition to a dynamic working environment, there is time for relaxation during our already epic Friday afternoon drinks

About Lightyear

Lightyear is an innovative and progressive scale-up with one mission: clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.

Lightyear originates from the legacy as a multiple world championship of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge® Cruiser Class. Officially established in 2016 by 5 visionaries with the dream to make this groundbreaking technology accessible to everyone, everywhere. In order to accelerate the transition towards a truly sustainable solution for mobility, we believe that it is necessary to completely rethink automotive design by starting from scratch, not limited by industry conventions.

At Lightyear, we all strive for the same goal. We have a team with diverse skill sets and backgrounds; all working tirelessly towards clean mobility for everyone, everywhere. We’re proud of our culture and live up to our core values: think independently, be bold, deliver the change, put people first and take responsibility. Our shared vision is what unites and drives us.

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