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Senior Technical Consultant - Banner

🇺🇸 Remote - US

🕑 Full-Time


💻 Consulting

🗓️ March 28th, 2024

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Here at Ellucian, we are motivated by a mission - power education so institutions can empower student success.  We are the global market leader in EdTech for higher education, serving more than 2,900 customers and reaching over 22 million students in 50 countries.  We are dedicated to helping higher education unlock learning for all by providing solutions that support the entire student lifecycle and deliver insights needed now and into the future.
We embrace the power to lead, the courage to innovate, and the determination to grow. At our core, we believe in humanizing our approach, recognizing that our people are our greatest strength. With a shared vision of transformation, we endeavor to shape a brighter future for higher education.

About the Opportunity

Are you a skilled technologist with deep talent in the underpinnings of the Banner Student Information System or a talented higher education professional with experience in data conversion leveraging both proprietary and industry available conversion tools? Are you interested in a career enabling the use of innovative solutions that will transform Higher Education? If you answered yes, then we should talk!

Ellucian is seeking an experienced Senior Banner Data Conversion Consultant to join the North American Professional Services team to work collaboratively with business analysts and customers to adopt our integrated administrative solutions for colleges and universities. The Senior Banner Data Conversion Consultant will execute all aspects related to the mapping of legacy data sets to the Banner software, requiring solid knowledge and understanding of application and database constraints. You will bridge the gap in educating the customer on their crosswalk development. You will build all initial conversion runs and draft runbooks for junior teammates to follow, and you will support the go-live and deployment of our Banner Student solution. The position will capitalize on your extensive understanding of Student Information Systems, specifically focused on these areas: Person Record Management; Registration, Curriculum Development, Advising and Student Life; Admissions and Financial Aid; Accounts Receivable; Business Office Operations and Human Resources.

Higher education customers are transforming to modern campuses while leveraging technology and solutions to enable student success.  In this mission critical role, you will partner with our customers to help enable their transformation to cloud/SAAS solutions and ensure successful adoption of these solutions.
Where you will make an impact

  • Facilitate all activities related to data mapping for client legacy data transformation (conversion), including collaboration with peers and customer work teams to ensure project expectations are exceeded.
  • Leverage strong analytical and problem-solving skills to bridge the gap between the functional and technical aspects of Ellucian’s Banner Student module.
  • Build test conversion runs and use cases to execute initial rounds of the data transformation (conversion).
  • Identify and remediate data quality issues that impede conversion success.
  • Prepare runbooks and job aids for each conversion routine.
  • Contribute to the creation of change request orders, as changes to the code and mappings are requested in the project.
  • Collaborates with Professional Services teammates and the Data Conversion team on process improvement, tool evolution, use and maintenance of services artifacts and the maturation and promotion of recommended practices.
  • Proactively prepare for and deliver high quality services with a willingness to learn and adapt to new strategies that evolve as technology and methodology mature.
  • Consult with customers to drive performance improvement, own problems, execute with precision, and professionalism.
  • Success will be measured by customer satisfaction, achievement of projects, and utilization targets.

What you will bring

  • Banner experience including consulting experience on relevant solutions. (3-5+ years).
  • Conversion experience, especially as related to Banner table structure and database triggers (2+ years).
  • Expert level sql programming skills
  • Experience with SaaS technologies, Postgres, AWS Glue, java script, python, jdbc
  • Willingness to grow knowledge across other Ellucian solutions.
  • Ability to communicate and present to work team stakeholders as well as project leaders both internally and externally.
  • Enabling delivery readiness, problem solving and root cause analysis through creativity, critical thinking and a strong work ethic.
  • Strong prioritization skills, able to manage activities based on business impact.
  • Able to multitask and meet deadlines.
  • Support and demonstration of Ellucian values.
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally to deliver services when required.

What makes #Ellucianlife

  • Comprehensive health coverage: medical, dental, and vision 
  • Flexible time off 
  • Thrive Flex Program that allows you to contribute towards your health, financial or learning interests
  • 401k w/ match & Bright Plan - to help you save for the future
  • Parental Leave
  • Charitable leave – 40 hours/year
  • Telemedicine
    • Wellness
    • Ginger (mental health)
  • Wellbeats (virtual fitness classes)
  • Rethink & Wellthy– caregiver support
  • Diversity and inclusion programs which provide access to internal employee resource groups 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Assistance 
  • Professional development opportunities

At Ellucian, we believe in the “power of together.” We embrace an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace, and believe that our differences help inspire a culture of acceptance that makes our company more collaborative and innovative. We’re proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome you to come as you are!