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IT Business Analyst/Functional Analyst

Brussels, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium

Are you a business analyst who strives for delivering true customer value by bridging the gap between business and implementation teams? Do you thrive in an autonomous multi-functional team that cultivates innovation and creativity?

We are looking for an expert business analyst who excels in translating business needs and requirements into functionalities and specifications to join our On-Premises tribe at Swift, the tribe responsible for developing enterprise applications enabling businesses globally to connect to financial networks.


  • You will define, analyse, validate and maintain functional requirements by working constructively in close liaison with team members, and in line with evolving business requirements;

  • You will validate proposed solutions to technical and/or business problems in relation to current and future business environment, reconciling business requirements with technical solutions;

  • You will create clear and concise documentation, including user stories, process flows, and technical specifications;

  • You will maintain accurate and up-to-date records of requirements throughout the project lifecycle;

  • You will provide technical or relevant business knowledge during all phases of the development and resolve complex business problems, recognising technical constraints;

  • You will challenge the status quo, and think out of the box for alternative/most efficient solutions.


Soft skills

  • Autonomous in organizing and driving efforts and delivering results, empowered with the ability to adapt and respond to change;

  • Customer oriented and quality-oriented demeanor, with excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Open-minded, curious, solutions oriented, and a true teammate – gaining energy through collaboration with others;

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities;

  • Attention to detail in documenting and validating requirements.

Hard skills

  • Deep technical analysis skills, translating business needs into functional requirements with technical orientation/scope;

  • Proficiency in data modelling tools and techniques (e.g., UML, BPMN);

  • Knowledge of change-driven methodologies (e.g., Design Thinking), collaborative tools (e.g., JIRA, Confluence) will be an advantage;

  • Technical – Java expertise (being able to read the code) Knowledge of XML;

  • Knowledge of MQ/JMS and REST APIs;

  • Knowledge of IT security (encryption, digital signatures, PKI, TLS, …);

  • Prior experience with the SwiftNet messaging services (in particular InterAct, FileAct and FIN), will be an advantage;

  • Experience with Swift’s products and services and/or experience in relevant payments/fintech industry will be an advantage (ISO20022);

  • Knowledge of Alliance Messaging Hub (AMH) - related technologies & use cases will be an advantage;

  • Knowledge of XML will be an advantage;

  • Proficient in English (spoken and written).


  • University degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Business, or equivalent experience.


  • Minimum 4-5 years in a similar capacity, ideally in a software development environment;

  • Knowledge/Experience in Agile processes will be an advantage.


  • A competitive salary and a generous range of benefits: including luncheon vouchers, sport centre, company car option, on-site restaurants and insurances (Group, Accident, Hospitalisation and Europ Assistance);

  • You work in a truly international environment: with main hubs across three continents and, relatively small (3000 employees), we are agile and can operate fast;

  • A phenomenal place to work: based in La Hulpe - Parking is available, as is a regular shuttle service to main railway/metro stations into Brussels;

  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer: we promote a culture of continuous development. We support each employee to develop critical proficiencies in line with career aspirations and Swift business needs. Including online and professional courses, hands-on training, internal mobility and excellent networking opportunities.



Swift doesn’t stand still. We are constantly evolving and diligently innovating. Working at the intersection of finance and technology, it is a very exciting place to be right now.

Swift is redefining cross-border payments, making them faster and more transparent than ever before. We are the way the world moves value — every instant of every day, in almost every country.

We are proud that what we do has a critical impact on the global financial community and touches almost every aspect of the financial world. So, what you do at Swift has real impact too — an impact that matters every day. Which is why you matter to us!

Joining Swift gives you unparalleled exposure to knowledge, expertise and technologies. If you have what it takes, you’ll be able to take on different career paths and have the opportunity to work in teams, departments and disciplines in countries around the world.

Swift is unique. There is no other organisation like ours in the world driving the long-term future of the financial ecosystem. You’ll be surrounded by forward-thinking, customer-focused and intellectually curious people in a collaborative, friendly, open and inclusive environment.

At Swift we are trusted every instant. Everything we do has an impact that matters. And as a member of our team, you are trusted to make your impact every day.
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