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Data Migration Specialist

Company

System C

Location

Home-based

Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage the Data Migration workstream on deployment projects reporting into the Project Manager
  • Liaise with other project workstreams, where interdependencies exist, to ensure that decisions taken support the data migration deliverables. Feed any decisions taken within the workstream back into these other groups
  • Provide regular status reports to identified staff to ensure continued tracking of workstream progress
  • Record and track issues relating to the Data Migration workstream and escalate to project staff where appropriate. Provide issue resolution and alternative solution paths.
  • Provide/support the client with appropriate documentation/templates e.g. data migration strategy, IFF specifications, data migration scope, workstream plan, data migration mappings, etc.
  • Work with the client to support the identification of issues with the deploying organisation’s data and documenting a plan to resolve them
  • Work with the client to identify data that will not be migrated into the new solution and advise a suitable archiving strategy.
  • Load data into the deployed solution using tools built on SQL Server Integration Services
  • Work with the client to analyse the error reports produced as a result of each data load and advise other workstreams of work off activities required to resolve issues
  • Support the client in the creation of their data extracts
  • Where System C are responsible for data extracts, work with the client to map legacy data items to required format and develop the required extracts
  • Support client testing of migrated data across the lifecycle of the deployment
  • Identify, investigate and where appropriate escalate software issues and assist with resolution
  • Work with live customers to investigate and resolve issues. Create / Update relevant documentation
  • Additional responsibilities as required by the business

Person specification

Experience:

  • Previous experience of successful data migration
  • Experience working in or for the NHS
  • Several years’ experience working in or for a hospital information department
  • Working knowledge of the NHS data model and Statutory Reporting in the NHS
  • An in-depth knowledge of hospital PAS and Clinical data
  • Several years recent experience using and developing scripts in Microsoft SQL including exposure to SSIS
  • Understanding of the importance of the data collection and reporting required by central government to record NHS activity
  • Experience developing/designing reports and reporting systems for end users
  • Experience of dealing with end users and technical support teams desirable
  • A successful and proven track record in working to tight deadlines in a busy challenging environment
  • Experience of dealing with clients and prioritising outstanding tasks
  • Experience using JIRA to manage issues (desirable)

Skills Required: 

  • Proven record of problem solving
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills both orally and in writing
  • MS SQL knowledge to include:
    • Developing SQL scripts for data analysis from scratch
    • Creating and amending SQL functions and procedures.
    • Creating batch jobs (desirable)
    • Performance tuning existing queries
    • General DBA work (e.g. backup/restore)
  • MS SQL Server 2005 and above (2014 is desirable) with experience of
    • Use of SSIS to transform data
    • Production of end user reports using SSRS (desirable)
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following EPR/PAS systems (or similar)
    • Medway / Careflow EPR
    • iSoft iPM
    • Cerner Millennium
    • iSoft Lorenzo
  • C# (desirable)
  • Azure cloud data (desirable)
  • Knowledge of MS Excel for data analysis and reporting, including VBA
  • Excellent MS Office skills including Outlook, Word and Powerpoint
  • Good understanding of the issues regarding data migration (e.g. configuration item mappings, data field mappings, unique identifiers, de-duplication etc.)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of technical, non-technical, management and NHS staff
  • Ability to organise and co-ordinate areas of work for yourself and others
  • Self-starter with great determination and motivation to succeed
  • Ability to influence, organise and plan
  • Ability to work within project constraints to ensure that milestones and delivery dates are met
  • Able to work away from home and willingness to travel
  • Knowledge of information governance regulations
  • Driven to improve ways of working

Applications

Please apply in writing, sending a covering letter & CV to hrrecruitment@systemc.com

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