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SAP Data Conversion and Development Lead
Waltham, MA

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Job Description

About us

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

National Grid IT team is currently seeking an innovative, adaptable, and results-oriented SAP Conversion/Development Tech Lead with acustomer-centric design thinking practices, experience in standard Waterfall & Agile/Lean software development methodologies. This role will be responsible for managing and delivering any project/program related data conversion and technical development activity. This role will will be leading and managing an organization of developers (in-house and contractors) for development as well as data conversion activities. This role will report to the Director of Solutions Development within the National Grid IT organization.

Key Accountabilities

* SAP conversion lead required with experiences in both data conversion and data migration projects
* Experience migrating data between SAP ECC 6.0 and Salesforce
* Hands-on Experience with CRM middleware setup and tuning is a must.
* Hands-on experience with loading data for all ISU data objects, including their replication to CRM is a must.
* Ability to plan end to end data conversion activities, including data extraction, cleansing, transformation and uploads.
* Ability to raise risks and issues to technical lead.
* Ability to work with functional teams to develop requirements for data migration effort
* Ability top lead technical team and offshore vendor team


* Bachelor's degree in computer science/engineering or in related field; Master's Degree preferred
* 10+ years of SAP Data Conversion experience.
* At least 7+ years of experience working in the technology industry; At least 2 years of experience in SAP ABAP Skills
* At least 2 years of experience in software development life cycle; At least 2 years of experience in Project life cycle activities on development and maintenance projects.
* At least 2 years of experience in Design and architecture review; At least 2 years of experience in software development life cycle.
* Ability to work in team in diverse/ multiple stakeholder environment; Experience migrating/converting data from legacy applications to a new application environment.
* Experience with requirements gathering, data mapping, data cleansing, and performing data source gap analysis.
* Experience with conversion specifications documentation, designing conversion components, developing conversion standards, development and execution of SQL-based scripts, functions, and/or packages to support data analysis, developing end-to-end conversion test plans, executing conversion test cases, documenting conversion results, and tracking and resolving conversion defects.
* Hands-on implementation experience in SAP and the cross-function relationship between modules for forms, reports, interfaces, enhancements, BDC, LSMW, BADI, BAPI, workflow and other development work
* Core development skills that include PL/SQL, SQL, UNIX/Linux, SQL*Loader, ETL; Thorough knowledge of Agile software delivery models (Kanban, Scrum, etc.); Ability to promote and role model a team-oriented environment
* Ability to lead technology teams in different locations in the US; Highly developed negotiation, facilitation and consensus building skills; Highly developed oral and written communication skills; strong presentation skills

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

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