Job Openings Data Migration Consultant (SAP FICO)

About the job Data Migration Consultant (SAP FICO)

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:

Permanent 

COMPANY:

A specialist data consultancy

LOCATION:

Cape Town, but remote work is an option anywhere in South Africa

JOB OVERVIEW:

Migrate Data from Legacy systems (SAP and non-SAP) into the new SAP system. Part of the overall Migration Delivery for assigned areas / objects. Ensure accurate and complete migration of assigned data objects.

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

  • Define business logic and translate that into a migration framework.
  • Specify the ETL process. Identify sources of data, define data objects in scope, their load sequence and best loading mechanism into SAP based on complexity and volumes.
  • Identify different reconciliation and auditing techniques and when to apply which one.
  • Assist legacy system owners and SMEs to identify data migration, field mapping, and transformation design requirements.
  • Manage the development of the Data Migration Framework using the required toolsets (normally aligned with SAP Data Services RDS).
  • Participate in pre-project activities, such as determining scope, and formulating the approach.
  • Define Migration routines, audit logs and reports.
  • Guide the customer in the importance of Data Readiness, data quality and data governance.
  • Work with business teams to map data schemas between existing legacy systems to target systems and resolve issues of missing or mismatched data.
  • Contribute and influence key data conversion design decisions.
  • Conduct / oversee Functional Mapping preparation and workshops.
  • Ensure completion of functional requirements and field mapping documentation for assigned data objects.
  • Key deliverables include Data Source Definition Data Assessment and Mapping.
  • Provide functional and technical support, defect management, and issue resolution during all testing cycles, including Mock Data Load cycles.
  • Collaborate with business and partners and establish credibility. Coordinate between the technical teams, work stream leads, data domain leads, and SME's.
  • Deliver all relevant project activities including documentation, testing, UAT, end user training and knowledge transfer.
  • Operate independently and within a team. Set priorities appropriately, ensure that work outputs are timely and of the highest quality.
  • Design and build Data Quality checks.
  • Ensure adherence to prescribed processes and development standards.
  • Prepare the design of the solution / rules and demonstrate data to support the findings and conclusions.
  • Assess the Business requirement impact analysis and data lineage requirements that include the data quality process
  • Determine data validation and assess if dashboards are required.
  • Provide governance and final signature approval for all Data Conversion documentation for each data object.
  • Interpret a Functional Spec and document a requirement in preparation for a Data Services Job build.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Strong knowledge of data conversion concepts (data cleansing, data mapping, Master and Transactional data).
  • Deep knowledge of the SAP modules / data objects they are working with.
  • Strong knowledge of underlying technical data structures for master data objects including tables and fields.
  • Proven ability to be flexible and work hard, both independently and in a team environment.
  • Must be able to explain complex technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
  • Understand the SAP RDS solution including SAP2APP, File2APP, Error reporting and Reconciliation.
  • Understand data loading into an SAP module from a functional perspective.
  • Awareness of the features and functionality of SAP SDI / SAP DS / SAP IS / LTMC.
  • Strong customer relationship, leadership and guidance - comfortable accounting for deliverables in a high-profile project team.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Relevant degree or diploma

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Experience in data mapping with Excel, LSMW / Data Migration cockpit etc.
  • Experience in ERP Data Migration projects. 
  • Must have an end-to-end knowledge of the Data Migration process including post migration governance and management of the data different reconciliation.
  • Strong accounting background

ADVANTAGEOUS:

  • FICO Certification preferred but not required
  • Industry knowledge and project lead experience preferable.

**Please note : If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.