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Data Migration Lead

CGI Group

This is a Contract position in Halifax, NS posted March 30, 2022.

Description du poste :

CGI is offering an exciting opportunity as a Data Migration Lead. As a member of CGI’s national practice providing retail banking solutions and services to credit unions, you will be joining an experienced and dynamic team of global IT professionals serving our clients across Canada and the world.

The financial industry is in the midst of dramatic change and credit unions are challenged with finding faster, more innovative ways of providing solutions and services to their customers who have more alternatives than ever before. Digital transformation and digital services are disrupting traditional financial institutions, instead offering businesses and households access to services that are customized specifically to personalized needs and wants of the end consumer. Omni-channel experience, mobile self-service, predictive analytics, data governance, robotic process automation, FinTech partnerships, and open banking requirements have turned the banking industry on its head. Staying relevant is key while customer retention and growth has never been more challenging. Our clients are turning to CGI to help them transform their operations and assist in navigating through the massive digital transformational changes required to remain competitive.

As the Data Migration Lead, you will work closely with client stakeholders and CGI team members alike to lead, design and execute the data migration activities required to successfully deliver a retail core banking conversion. The data migration work stream is a key component of the client’s overall transformation program. If you are seeking an exciting, impactful, client-facing technical leadership role that allows you to showcase your data services skills and experience, this the the opportunity for you.

Key Responsibilities:
• Act as the Data Migration Lead for a large and complex financial services IT transformation program
• Responsible for leading the data migration activities and the data migration team associated with successfully completing a retail core banking platform conversion
• Responsible for defining the data migration plan, technical approach and tools/techniques required to execute the data migration
• Collaborate with enterprise and solution architects to ensure the approach aligns with the program’s reference architecture
• Collaborate with key client stakeholders to ensure the data migration delivery approach aligns with programs overall objectives
• Lead, guide, assist in assessing data mapping and data quality complexity activities
• Design data migration processes including the collection of source data, data extracts, data transformation, data validation and data transfers
• Collaborate with the CGI data services project manager to develop project plans, work plans, schedules, resource requirements and status reports
• Oversee the execution of data migration, mapping, testing, clean up/remediation
• Responsible for working with the environment management team to ensure the appropriate data environments are sized and configured to complete the migration
• Responsible for working with the cybersecurity team to ensure all deliverables and outcomes adhere to data security and data privacy requirements

Required Experience:
• 3+ years experience acting as a data lead or data migration lead for a large, enterprise-scale data conversion and/or data transformation project
• 5+ years experience performing a key data-centric role for a large, enterprise-level data conversion and/or data transformation projects
• 5+ years experience delivering technical, data-centric projects in the financial services sector
• 5+ years experience working with master data objects, database concepts, data architecture, data modelling
• 7+ years experience performing ETL development
• 7+ years experience performing database/SQL development and/or scripting
• In-depth, working knowledge of industry standard data migration tools and techniques

Nice to Have Experience:
• Advanced working knowledge of Agile or Scaled Agile Frameworks, certifications are a plus
• Multiple years of experience working within a diverse team of individuals across a multiple stakeholder, multiple vendor environment
• Experience delivering technical, data-centric projects or initiatives in the retail banking sector and/or credit union space

Must Have Soft Skills:
• Self-motivated with attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to provide information and ideas in a clear and concise manner
• Excellent presentation and consulting skills, ability to cater messages depending on the audience
• Ability to build consensus and resolve interpersonal challenges
• Ability to balance multiple deliverables and manage time effectively
• Ability to build strong relationships with clients and team members

Required Level of Education:
• Bachelor’s Degree in a Computer Science or related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience


Compétences :

  • Analyse de données
  • Entrée de données
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Migration
  • Gestion qualité des données
  • Data Validation
  • Entrepôts de données
  • Architecture de données
  • Modélisation de données

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CGI is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, CGI is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with provincial legislation. Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.