Johannesburg - Senior Specialist : Migration Systems Analyst The position is responsible for all system analysis aspects of planning, executing and managing the data migration process.
A successful candidate must be able to build relationships quickly and translate customer / business requirements into actionable technical requirements that will result in seamless conversions within a system and seamless migrations between systems.
this includes the database and table structures, data integrity and the various sub system processes. The ability to carry out light COMPASS configuration that supports the migration tool build is mandatory.
A good understanding of the COMPASS take on process (mapping, sequencing and processing) would be a huge value add. Business analysis functions.
SQL extracts experience. Experience with different technologies and applications such as workflow is ideal. Self-driven and motivated.
Strong analytical and design skills. Excellent communication and presentation skills. Planning and time management skills.
Strong team player who can also work independently and without supervision. Must be able to discuss the technology and solution with the internal architecture and development teams.
Can translate fairly complex functional design into technical design. Knowledge and ability to analyse the design and software application on one or more platforms and provide recommendation for system enhancement / build and address errors.
A good working knowledge of hardware and software interfaces. Develop and maintain strong personal and working relationships.
Key Accountabilities Responsibilities : Analyse the business requirement / s in order to : Conduct a system / solution process gap assessment (does the product fit in the new system instance).
Articulate the gaps in the process. Conduct system impact analysis for the core system as well as the peripheral / supporting systems.
Determine the system constraints, if any, and provide feedback on the findings with recommended steps. Give input to and drive the system solution design for building a conversion utility / tool between schemes and products within the same core system instance as well as a migration utility / tool for schemes and products from one system to another.
Perform data analysis. Design data clean-up activities prior to migration. Write system requirement documents for software development.
Conduct unit testing and integration testing of the solution that has been built. Oversee the overall data format and detail required for migration to support effective business processing in the destination system.
Support all legacy system extracts and data analysis throughout the process. Ensure successful test runs of the migration process and subsequent business processing in the destination database prior to production runs.
Develop risk matrices and mitigation plans and report these to management. Provide input and review of test cases and scenarios whilst working closely with the testing resources to ensure successful runs by supporting all testing functions and findings.
Ensure complete and proper documentation for the migration requirements, rules, value mapping and field mapping at a database level as well as for any data extracts and reporting.
Provide technical guidance when required. Works with designers and analysts to improve specifications and / or to find alternatives to software / programming solutions.