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Boston University DATA QUALITY LEAD, IS&T Information Services & Technology in BOSTON, Massachusetts

Want to be at the cutting edge of research and innovation on a vibrant, dynamic campus shaping the future of education? Were seeking applicants with diverse skills and experience to join the Boston University Information Services & Technology (IS&T) community. Our SIS Renewal team is looking for a Data Quality Lead who will be responsible for ensuring accurate data as we move into the new student information system and continuing to support the system once implemented. As a vital member of the SIS Core project organization, this position will be responsible for completing hands-on functional and technical project activities to support the implementation of the Campus Solutions. Working alongside our implementation partner, as well as BU module leads and Subject Matter experts, the Data Quality Lead performs the following functions in support of the project efforts: data analysis to support conversion, reporting and system configuration; alignment across academic operation functions; and participation in SIS data governance processes. The Data Quality Lead will work very closely with both technical and functional team members across BU and Deloitte, and across SIS Renewal projects including: SIS Core, Reporting and IAM. After implementation, this position will move to Enrollment and Student Administration to supporting operations. This is a hybrid position.

Position responsibilities: Lead efforts to identify, compare, and resolve data quality problems. Evaluate large dataset for quality and accuracy. Determine business impact level for data quality issue. Work with technical team members to correct data quality errors Determine root cause for data quality errors and make recommendations for long-term solutions. Consult and advise on other implementation project workstreams, including, but not limited to: Integration, Reporting, Change Management, Business Architecture, and Data Governance. Responsible for monitoring and managing Duplicate ID resolution. Establish processes to support ongoing data quality post-implementation. Incorporate processes into the post-production service operations planning. Work with the other leads in the other functional areas (Admissions, Student Record, Student Financials, Academic Advising, Financial Aid) to ensure cross-functional synergies throughout the project activities.

Boston University offers an excellent benefits package including:

  • Time Off: In addition to generous time off, BU employees have a paid intersession break, and 13 paid holidays.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 2 years of eligible service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program for yourself and family members.

  • Transportation: BU offers a discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

  • Wellness: BU offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including workshops and personal counseling, please check out for more information!

  • Culture & Community: BU also offers access to discounts or free admission to various city art/cultural institutes around Boston.

Our mission is to provide best-in-class technology and data services to support outstanding education, groundbreaking research, effective administration, and a connected, secure community to Boston University, one of the largest private employers in Boston with almost 10,000 faculty and staff BU. IS&T invests in our staff and their personal and professional growth. We promote staff learning including lunch and learn sessions, an extensive library of online courses, and opportunities to engage with peers at NERCOMP and EDUCAUSE events. Our Fun Advisory Board (FAB) arranges a number of events throughout the year; recent events included a night a Lucky Strikes Boston, karaoke night, BU hockey game, a night at Symphony Hall, pancake breakfast, and a department holiday lunch. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the employment application process, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at 617-353-6474.

Required Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field. Equivalent work experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Experience: 5-8 years of applicable experience.

  • Excellent listening and communication skills (both written and verbal).

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.

  • Strong organizational and documentation skills.

  • Self-motivated and able to adapt to continuous change.

  • Has worked successfully in a client-oriented team environment.

  • Able to collaborate with team members and think of out-of-the-box solutions.

  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment.

Preferred Qualifications: The following Qualifications are preferred, if you meet some, but not all, you are still encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn.

  • Experience with PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, specifically for Student Record and Curriculum Management

  • Experience working on large scale implementations, performing common project activities, including: Collecting Business Requirements, Solution Design, Coordinating and performing testing System Integration Testing (SIT) and User Acceptance Testing (UAT).

    We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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