Harris Computer Systems

Team Lead- Data Conversions

Job Location CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 4 months ago(10/6/2017 1:26 PM)
Job ID
Advanced Utility Systems
Professional Services
Supervisory Role
Percent of Travel Required
up to 50%

Position Overview



In the key role of leading our Data Conversion group, the role requires a dynamic, well-spoken individual that will look to provide continuous improvement and drive process efficiency throughout the department.


In addition to leading the team, the role also will require project implementation work, interpreting the business and data rules of our customers, and converting their data from various systems into the Advanced CIS Solution. Working closely with our Project Managers and other Technical Leads, you will interact with our customers, on-site, on-line and over the phone to ensure customer satisfaction, and that our products and services are delivered according to Advanced’s methodology.


We are seeking an enthusiastic, team oriented individual that is dedicated to providing outstanding customer service, has a knack for details and thrives on working in a fast-paced, demanding environment.  

Primary Functions

  • Act as the team lead and people manager for our Data Conversion group
  • Manage the team and individual team members performance and goals
  • Create a galvanized team with open communication and culture
  • Drive process improvements and look for untapped efficiencies within the department
  • Foster an environment of documentation and knowledge sharing
  • Ensure that team deliverables are completed to the satisfaction of project requirements and schedule
  • Recognize and celebrate team and team members accomplishments
  • Leverage tools and processes to unify our data conversion methodology
  • An in-depth understanding of T-SQL scripts with limited assistance, as needed to facilitate conversion
  • Reconcile converted financial data to ensure conversion accuracy
  • Communicate effectively with management during data conversion process
  • Interpret requirements and define necessary system setups
  • Develop good working relationship with departmental staff in order to troubleshoot technical and functional issues that may arise during the implementation process



  • Two or more years of team leadership or management experience
  • Strong leadership skills, including in managing remote employees
  • Heightened attention to detail, strong technical problem solving skills
  • Intermediate or expert skills in MS-SQL, ability to create and edit complex queries and T-SQL scripts
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines for multiple, concurrent projects
  • Familiarity with a variety of database types (such as Access, Oracle, VFP)
  • Ability to quickly gain working knowledge of product, interpret requirements and recommend solutions
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and analytical thinking to resolve issues
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Positive, proactive, take-charge attitude
  • The successful candidate must be flexible to work overtime and travel extensively throughout North America, South America and the Caribbean (up to 50% travel may be required).
  • Must hold a valid passport and driver’s license

Preferred, but not required

  • At least two years of experience in data conversions
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Computer Science, or related discipline OR equivalent work experience
  • Experience with Utility/Billing applications or other financial applications
  • Understanding of general business and accounting principles and practices sufficient to manage accounting related data

Company Overview

Advanced Utility Systems Corporation (www.advancedutility.com) is a software and services company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Advanced Utility Systems (AUS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harris Computer Systems. Since our start-up in 1997, we have grown to serve over 90 North American water, electric and natural gas utility clients through our leading-edge billing and customer service software: CIS Infinity.

Harris Computer Systems has been providing complete Customer Information System (CIS) and Financial Management solutions exclusively to public and municipal utilities for over 32 years. Our track record speaks for itself. We are an experienced, solid company with proven solutions that are presently in use by over 3,000 customers across North America. We are the number one provider of powerful Financial and CIS solutions because of our specialized understanding of the electric, water and gas utility industry and our commitment to customer relationships.

Harris Computer Systems is a member of the Constellation Software Inc. (“CSI”) group of companies.

Harris is an EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran employer.



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