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Senior Data Migration Analyst
Ref No.: 18-12119
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Senior Data Migration Analyst –
Kalamazoo, MI
6 Months Contract
Position summary:
This individual will manage and support all functional activities associated with the delivery of an assigned project's data conversion activities including updates to data conversion documentation, the development of end-to-end data migration test plans and test scripts (including testing for data extraction, transformation, data loading, and data validation), and the design and delivery of data quality monitoring and reporting.
Essential duties & responsibilities: (detailed description)
· Act as primary point of contact for all ongoing affiliated projects influencing the design of assigned objects. Responsible for the alignment of all ongoing conversion efforts between affiliated projects.
· Act as the Data Conversion Team Lead during peaks of high volume work including:
o Represent Data Conversion during leadership meetings and stand-ups
o Generate and delivers required status reports
· Act as mentor and coach for data conversion analysts
· Lead and manage all onboarding activities including technical team members, new project resources and new Data Conversion Team members.
· Partner and collaborate with business project Data Conversion Lead to identify, onboard and manage the Data Readiness Network.
· Participate in and support end user training for SAP Data Conversion tools (e.g. Information Steward) and data conversion processes (e.g. Mock data load validation activities).
· Provide technical / functional subject matter expertise and technical / functional clarification for SAP data objects and configuration in support of design sessions with related Process Teams to confirm functionality-driven data standards.
· Contribute and influence key data conversion design decisions
· Assist with the identification and coordination of Stryker IS legacy system owners and subject matter experts to identify data migration, field mapping, and transformation design requirements for all assigned data objects
· Provide knowledge transfer and historical context of prior data conversion design decisions to implementation partner.
· Provide conversion governance and final signature approval for all Data Conversion documentation for each data object they are aligned to.
· Recommend and establish standards for data conversion methodology and documentation, continuously evaluating and driving measurable improvements to processes, platforms, tools, and related technologies; provide necessary trainings to communicate changes and measure outcomes.
· Participate in forming long term technical vision for data conversion platforms and the data conversion team.
Education & special trainings:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university required. Bachelor's degree in the areas of Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, Business, or equivalent field of study preferred.
Qualifications & experience:
• Minimum of 7-10 years of professional working experience in IS or equivalent business function
• Experience working with high level stakeholders is required
• Ability to maintain strong relationships within program team, across Stryker Divisions and Geographies.
• Ability to work effectively in a matrix organization structure with significant emphasis on collaboration and persuasion, rather than relying entirely on command and control.
• Previous experience with SAP data conversion tools, data model, and conversion methodologies.
• Techno-functional ERP expertise, including knowledge of available reports and database tables.
• Excellent coordination and communication skills.
• Experience of working large-scale ERP projects or ERP production support a plus
• Ability to translate functional requirements to test scenarios
• Ability to understand the data models and structures of complex technology systems
• Experience analyzing and implementing interfaces between systems is an advantage
• Must be able to prepare regular written and verbal presentations, technical documents, and reports.
• Ability track record of successful delivery at the individual and team levels
• Exhibits acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges
• Experience documenting complex processes and presenting them in a clear and understandable format is required
• Ability to facilitate discussions across geographically dispersed teams to derive solutions and align
• Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, analytical, change management and communication skills