Job Requisition Number: 23224. UCPath is the University of California?s strategic initiative to provide a standardized and streamlined payroll, benefits, Human Resources (HR) and academic personnel solution for all UC campuses and medical centers, as well as self-service for the university?s 190,000 employees. The UCPath initiative includes the creation of a system-wide shared service center, called the UCPath Center, responsible for the processing of the standardized administrative transactions.
The UCPath Local Data Conversion Lead is one of six leads reporting to the UCPath Local Project Management Office (PMO), responsible for the overall successful implementation and integration of UCPath?s system and services for UC Berkeley (UCB). This person will lead local efforts on UC Berkeley?s data conversion to UCPath.
This position is responsible for the overall management and coordination of UCB?s Human Resources (HR)/Payroll data into UCPath. They will develop and implement a data conversion strategy and will create and maintain a detailed project plan for data conversion, data issue resolution, testing, identifying downstream effects on business processes, integrations, and reporting. This position is responsible for monitoring the team?s progress, meeting deadlines, staying within budget, resolving conversion issues, and mitigating risks to the project.
A key part of the position is to identify current data inconsistencies, create documentation to correct those inconsistencies, and standardize those inconsistencies. In addition, identify and manage all efforts necessary for data cleanup, collection, and standardization.
The incumbent should have a strong technical understanding of PeopleSoft HR/Payroll and its data structures and data relationships to work with the technical teams to ensure programming needs for data conversion are accurately communicated and implemented.
This position and the team will have the best understanding of the data in UCPath. The lead will interface with the PMO team, particularly technology, integration, reporting, and testing to coordinate conversion involvement and alignment. They will work with the integration team to identify, document, and communicate data changes that could impact downstream systems. In addition to regular communication with the PMO and other local leads, this position will coordinate with the UC-wide UCPath team to work out any data conversion problems, gaps/oversights, and archival issues.
Finally, the incumbent works with the project and subject matter experts (SMEs), developers, and Quality Assurance (QA) to identify, create, and script test scenarios to ensure proper data conversion. The conversion team has a key role in testing and any go-live support due to data problems. Throughout the data conversion project, the lead must clearly identify and document data conversion issues and resolve/escalate them in a timely manner to stay on schedule and within budget.
This is a 2-year contract position with possibility of renewal/extension.
Serves as a strategic project lead responsible for all work necessary to ensure the accurate and complete conversion of UC Berkeley?s HR/Payroll data into UCPath within time and cost budgets. To accomplish a successful conversion, the position must first develop a detailed conversion plan, including metadata and documentation planning, conversion work, cleanup and data collection work, change management, testing, and cutover. They must identify alignment points necessary with the other groups, particularly integrations, reporting, systems requiring data retrofitting, and testing. They are responsible for the resource and budget plan in support of the conversion goals and deliverables and the overall project.
They are responsible for:
?Defining the Project Plan identifying all necessary conversion work, conversion strategy/approach, documentation, change management, necessary conversion automation, data gaps, inconsistent data standardization, data clean-up, any impacts on integrations, reporting, or downstream systems, testing, and cutover. ?Overall data conversion management responsibility. Provides direction to the technical conversion team and the data cleanup team. This position also provides data conversion information and updates to all the UCPath teams. ?Providing analysis and specifications to the technical team for programs that assist in the transformation of UC Berkeley data that can be automatically cleaned and /or loaded into the UCPath instance. ?Identifying current data inconsistencies, creating documentation to correct it, and standardizing those inconsistencies. ?Identifying necessary data cleanup and collection and managing all efforts for data cleanup, standardization, and collection with the data cleanup team. ?Ensuring all team members acquire the knowledge and tools to do the job, such as access and familiarity with the UCPath metadata repository or better understanding of the UCB Human Capital Management (HCM)/Payroll existing data structures. ?Providing a testing plan and leading the effort to create testing scripts for the data conversion. ?Organizing inter-team and inter-department activities to ensure completion of the project with all teams aware of substantive data changes and potential impacts. ?Documenting all data gaps and acquiring business feedback and resolution or any actions necessary to mitigate. ?Monitoring data risks and issues and ensuring resolution.Knowledge & Skills: ?Requires strong conceptual and planning skills. ?Expert level communication, organization, and project management skills. ?Must be able to work in a collaborative manner to achieve results. ?Ability to consider upstream and downstream process impacts and implications. ?High level understanding of ?end-to-end? business processes & sub-processes. ?Strong data analysis and problem solving skills. ?Extensive Knowledge of PeopleSoft HCM and Payroll product and strong understand of the PeopleSoft data, structures, and interrelationships. ?Proven track record of implementing PeopleSoft systems or major upgrades/enhancements. ?Experience implementing university change efforts. ?Strong analytical and problem solving skills. ?Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with all levels of management and staff. ?Demonstrated understanding of business priorities, challenges, and direction to drive change and desired outcomes. ?Ability to successfully manage and implement projects where team members are not direct reports. ?Ability to give clear direction on business requirements and technical specifications to a technical team. ?Background check required. ?Preferred: Knowledge of UC Berkeley HCM/Payroll current systems. ?Preferred: Knowledge of UC Berkeley HR/Payroll business practices.
Education & Training: ?Bachelor?s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Professional Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred. ?10+ years experience in HR or Payroll or supporting HR/Payroll systems. ?10+ years experience involved in implementing and supporting large, complex projects and initiatives having significant organizational impact. Implementation of PeopleSoft solutions preferred.
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