Administrative/Support, Information Technology, Project/Program Management/Planning, Staff/Administrative
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The UW Finance Transformation Program (UWFT) is a $200M initiative to replace the University’s financial systems with an integrated system to manage the full suite of financial transactions and reporting needs in the UW system – to include academic, administrative, and healthcare. UWFT will fundamentally change the processes and tools that the University employs to track, spend, collect, manage, and report University finances in excess of $7B in annual revenues, resulting in more timely and actionable information for leadership. Among the UW’s highest administrative priorities, this multi-year initiative is one of the largest finance system projects in Washington State and the outcome of the program will be highly visible at all levels of the University and the state.
The University of Washington is seeking a Data Transformation Lead to play a key role in the implementation of an enterprise-wide Finance and Supply Chain system, and the modernization of related business processes. The Data Transformation Lead will have responsibility for supervising project staff and coordinating the activities of vendor and consulting team members. The Data Transformation Lead will manage the technical activities of the project within the Data Transformation Team, to achieve the project's scope, quality and business objectives, within predefined schedule and budget constraints.
Data Conversion Process Design and Management
This role will lead the organization in preparing for and executing the various data loads that will be required as part of the various phases of the implementation project. This includes:
Identifying data scrubbing and cleanup opportunities to begin during the readiness phase
Identifying the various sources of existing data that will be incorporated into the new system
Determining custodians for each existing data element and verifying with the custodian the correct location of the data
Working with the functional owners of the data to define how the data will be used in the new system
With the help of other technical resources, extracting data from existing systems
Developing a foundation data model converter with a user-interface that supports bulk and manual conversion from legacy to Workday chart of account values
Developing tools and templates to facilitate the extracting, capture and validation of data to be converted
Working with the vendor to prepare for and upload the data into the new system and predefined intervals during the project
Maintain accurate records of all design decisions
Team Leadership and Facilitation
Build effective working relationships with project team members and key stakeholders, including the functional and testing team members, who will coordinate with the Data Conversion Lead in a matrixed relationship. Conduct regular team meetings and meet frequently with project and business stakeholders. Conduct annual performance reviews for direct report project staff. Work closely with vendor data conversion resources to ensure the UW and vendor resources are working as a single team.
Architecture and Strategy
Facilitate decisions on conversion system toolset and data architecture including capturing requirements and database design. Guide the development of Data Transformation guardrails and tactics in alignment with overall UWFT guiding principles.
Communication and Project Management
Identify and articulate issues for escalation and contribute to project status reports and other key project deliverables. Work with project management resources to ensure team activities are centrally prioritized and tracked. Leverage tools to manage conversion scope, design, validation and development feedback.
Bachelor’s degree Computer Science, Information Technology, or related degree and six years of increasingly responsible experience including project management and supervisory responsibilities.
Ability to understand business and technical issues and alternatives, and facilitate problem solving and issue resolution within and across these modalities, including phases of fit-gap analysis, system design and configuration, security design, system integration, data conversion options, testing, training, reporting, requirements tracking, and business process improvement.
Experience managing technical and testing, staff. Experience working with subject matter experts and business leads.
Effective team-building and motivation skills, including a proven track record of developing and building team member strengths, helping team members with challenges, and providing a supportive working environment to enable active employee engagement and optimal team performance.
Experience acting as a collaborative and supportive member of a team to accomplish project goals.
Demonstrated success in facilitating work groups.
Ability to deal with trade-offs, conflict, and change management, in a collaborative and positive manner.
Experience working with UW Administrative Systems at a technical level.
Experience leading, developing, and analyzing data conversion system for a large ERP implementation.
Ability to communicate clearly, in writing and in verbal presentations, to both technical and non-technical audiences.
Expertise with SharePoint, spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation application.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience in a large university, large medical center, or other large complex enterprise.
Experience representing and/or leading system development and implementation efforts across a large, decentralized enterprise.
Experience with data conversion into Workday ERP products.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
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