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Data Migration Senior Project Manager


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Data Migration Senior Project Manager

The Analytics and Information Management (AIM) practice is one of the biggest horizontals within Cognizant with a team of 22000+ practitioners globally. The unit delivers analytical (advanced, social and digital) and core business intelligence (data warehousing, data management, enterprise reporting) services and solutions to its global clientele.

The AIM team delivers to engagements spanning the entire service spectrum (high-end advisory / consultative / ideation, architectural, design & build, testing, production support) and across technologies and platforms. Whether through analytical models, systems & data integration or data analytics and strategic consulting, the team helps derive business value and drive decisions for client businesses.

The practice, well established in the US and growing in Europe is looking for practitioners to help deliver to its commitments to its clients in Zurich.
Summary Job Description:
The Migration Execution Phase Lead / PM is expected to oversee and own the delivery of a data migration project. The lead will be responsible for guiding the core development team, delivering to the project commitments and interacting with the project stakeholders from the Cognizant as well as the client organization. The lead will also be responsible to manage and track the project milestones and deliverables. He / she will also be responsible to provide the technical guidance to the team, working closely with the migration architect and the overall program manager for the engagement.
Key Accountabilities:
o Owns and delivers to the execution project plan, tracking to the milestones and owning the deliverables
o Provide technical guidance and direction to the development team members
o Work closely with the migration architect to ensure that the architectural framework and principles are adhered to in all software deliverables
o Report progress and status, accurately and correctly to the Program Manager and to the client stakeholders
o Work closely with the test manager to ensure that defects are addressed in a timely manner
o Interact with client stakeholders (IT and business) and other vendors as and when needed
o Management and timely reporting of all project risks and issues
o Adhere to the migration process, procedures and principles as laid out during the start of the project
o Work closely and seamlessly with phase leads and counterparts in other remote sites and locations, jointly addressing any issues and concerns
o Ensure that the delivery teams are well informed and prepared for any changes, Coach and mentor team members. Resolve team conflict between multiple work streams/groups.

Key Competencies:
o Should have executed and led data & system migration projects earlier with a fair understanding of the typical challenges faced
o Should be well-versed on the core Informatica Integration suite (Power Centre specifically) with know-how and exposure to Informatica IDQ
o Should be well versed in database technologies with a very good grasp of SQL and procedural language
o Should have a thorough understanding of data quality aspects, as it relates to migration projects vis-à-vis data profiling, quality parameter
o Have experience and thorough understanding of migration validation and audit aspects (reconciliation scripts, reports, exception and error handling, etc.)
o Should have led small to medium sized project teams
o Should have worked in an onsite / offshore model
o Understanding of stakeholder management, especially in a complex environment involving multiple parties and stakeholder teams
o Able to communicate fluently and crisply in English
o An understanding of core BI tools / technologies
o Should have a technology grounding and inclination
o Should demonstrate teaming skill
o Experience in Complex Data Migration Projects involving application migration
o Experience and skills in architecting reusable solution for conducting data migration from varied set of sources to a common target platform
o Experience on any Data Migration ETL Tools, ideally Informatica
o Experience and ability to define strategies for Cut over and roll back
o Ability to provide innovative solutions to automate Data Migration processes
o Understanding of application domain in the Banking Industry specifically Wealth Management
o Understanding the solution for functional reconciliation and customer expectations on large data migration from one platform to another.
o Ability to interact with Senior stakeholders of customer and talk with confidence on our solution.

About Cognizant:
Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 100 development and delivery centers worldwide and approximately 233,000 employees as of March 31, 2016, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.