Data Migration Specialist

ByWater Solutions

Telecommute position

Application Deadline

Apply By Dec 31st, 2019

Wages

$45,000.00 to $50,000.00 per Year   Calculate

Location

Portland, OR

Hours

40.00

MLS

Preferred

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience

Preferred

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library

Other

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Job Description

ByWater Solutions was created with the express goal of changing the way libraries interact with their software and the vendors who support them. We believe that libraries deserve to have access to a world class system and personalized, comprehensive support at a reasonable cost. Our company is made up of a small and close knit group of librarians, book lovers, technology and data geeks, Tolkien fans, space nerds, knitters, marathon runners, animal lovers, and most importantly, library lovers and open source fanatics. We are a transparent organization that values collaboration with each other and the larger open source communities we work with. We strive to set our library partners and coworkers up for success.

We are looking to bring on to our team another Migration Specialist. The successful candidate will be responsible for the migration of data from various legacy ILS systems to Koha. The job requires strong data and system analysis, troubleshooting and testing skills. Additionally, this role requires a good background in written and verbal communication and understanding of project management principles.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage start to end migration process, interfacing with the customer and internal employees to plan, monitor progress, resolve issues and keep customers informed.
  • Gather and analyze legacy ILS data in various formats to determine data mapping, transformation, and cleanup methods for loading data into Koha.
  • Perform data migration of library data from legacy system to Koha through the use of Perl scripts and SQL.
  • Use the tools available to track progress on projects such as ticketing system, wikis, etc.
  • Provide a professional customer service experience for external customers.
  • Assist the customer through migration process to ensure accuracy of data.
  • Set customer expectations and actions required when migrating from legacy ILS.
  • Support existing library partners by troubleshooting a variety of issues, escalating when appropriate.
  • Communicate estimated migration dates and ensure timely completion of orders.
  • Communicate with all stakeholders, serving as point of contact during migration process.
  • Provide positive closure on all migrations.

Requirements:

  • Love of libraries is a must!
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven experience working remotely as a team member and independently, with excellent time management
  • Ability to use creative techniques to analyze and solve data issues
  • Flexibility - ability to work in a continually changing, customer-focused environment
  • Strong ability to connect and build relationships with customers via virtual methods, phone, email, and ticketing system
  • 1-2 years experience in a position with direct contact with end users.
  • Working knowledge of SQL and Integrated Library Software (ILS)
  • Masters degree in Library Science or Information Science or Bachelor’s degree in information technology and related work experience.

Great to have:

  • Working knowledge of Linux and/or Perl (or other programming language).
  • Full understanding of data migration processes and lifecycle methodologies desirable.
  • Familiarity and appreciation of open source tools and methodologies.

How to Apply:

This is a full-time, telecommuting position (within PT to ET time zones) which requires working from home and an approximate 5% travel requirement. ByWater offers performance bonuses, 401k, medical, great pay, on the job skills training and the chance to work with a talented group of team members. We're looking forward to meeting you. Send your resume and letter of interest to jobs@bywatersolutions.com.

Links

External Job Ad
https://bywatersolutions.com/news/seeking-a-highly-motivated-data-enthusiast-to-join-our-implementation-team

HR Info

This is a full-time, telecommuting position (within PT to ET time zones) which requires working from home and an approximate 5% travel requirement. ByWater offers performance bonuses, 401k, medical, great pay, on the job skills training and the chance to work with a talented group of team members. We're looking forward to meeting you. Send your resume and letter of interest to jobs@bywatersolutions.com.

Posted Dec 16, 2019