Migration Services/Migration Engagement Lead (MEL) - Pontiac, MI

  • DXC Technology
  • Pontiac, MI, USA
  • May 18, 2018
Full time

Job Description

Job Description:

DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) is the world's leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, helping clients harness the power of innovation to thrive on change. Created by the merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC Technology serves nearly 6,000 private and public sector clients across 70 countries. The company's technology independence, global talent and extensive partner alliance combine to deliver powerful next-generation IT services and solutions. DXC Technology is recognized among the best corporate citizens globally. For more information, visit www.dxc.technology .

Migration Engagement Lead- Workload & Cloud Migrations

Capability Definition

Responsible for all technical deliverables related to solutioning, designing/planning, and executing a client's IT migrations from point A to Point B (includes migration across/within datacenters, server states, user bases, operating systems, HW/SW versions, platforms, workplaces, delivery teams, etc.). Provides overall design/engineering direction and support for migration across all towers to ensure the program meets the contractual obligations and operational standards, as well as the client's business imperatives.


  • Manages the migration design/planning and oversees execution, ensuring that all data required to plan/execute the migration is collected, validated, and updated in the SSoT (Single-Source-of-Truth) data repository to ensure all data is 3C-data (correct, current, complete) for all Source workloads (apps/servers) at all times; all move-groups, workload placement, migration methods, and migration tools are selected correctly; and all technical resources are engaged and tasked for execution
  • Ensures WAME (Workload Assessment & Migration Engine) capabilities and best-practices are used to optimize the migration of workload
  • Identifies changes/additions to Source environment, and triggers scope-change-control when/where necessary
  • Ensures prerequisites are in-place, test-plans are in-place (technical & UAT), technical resources are available, and technical escalation paths are in-place for successful migration waves
  • Triggers and manages technical escalations to ensure the right technical resources are brought-to-bear to resolve issues during the window
  • Ensures workload migration occurs on-scope, on-schedule, on-budget, on-quality and manages client/account communications as related to the migration

Responsibility Details

  • Detailed design/planning of migration scope, approach, dependencies, risks, wave schedule, resources, and finances
  • Wave schedules to include
    • Validation of wave content, source/target mapping, server groupings/dependencies, clustering, etc.
    • All prerequisites (upgrades prior to migrations, driver loads/updates, etc.)
    • All components (servers, storage (local and leveraged), applications, users, etc.)
    • All participants (HP, client, 3rd party, etc.)
    • Pre- and post- migration testing validation
  • All types of migrations in-scope
    • P2P, P2V, P2C, V2V, V2C, SameBox/Lift-n-Shift, etc.
    • HW and/or SW upgrades
    • Within datacenter, across datacenters
    • Replication via network, swing-gear, etc.
    • Etc.
  • Validation of all dependencies
    • Hardware build-out/configuration
    • Business/application outage windows
    • Resource allocations/commitments
    • Etc.
  • Generation of detailed playbook/checklist
    • Key milestones
    • Milestone owners
    • Link of key milestones to owners' detailed playbooks/checklists
    • Expected start/end date/time for each milestone
    • Dependencies and durations
    • Critical-path with cushion time to address unforeseen issues and back-out
    • Step-by-step detailed technical instructions
    • Go/no-go criteria
    • Critical-path flagging, with rollback/back-out procedures
    • Severability of wave components (i.e. components that can be backed-out, allowing remainder of wave to complete successfully)
    • Change requests
    • Steady-state turnover criteria
    • Turnover to steady-state
    • Release of resources
    • Post-migration validation/audit (monitoring, BUR, etc.)
  • Projecting demand of all key resources
    • All key milestone owners (HP, client, 3rd party, etc.) for all roles (Engineers, SAs, testers, etc.)
    • Contact info for all participants
    • Backups for all participants (turnover for windows > 8 hours, or successive)
    • Escalation path for all participants
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Tools
    • Outage/change windows
    • Walk-through playbook/checklist with all key milestone owners prior to execution

Education and Experience Required

  • 12+ years of relevant industry experience with between 3 and 5 years at the Master level with a consistent record of significant contribution level, leadership and impact to the business, the company services technical community, and/or the industry
    • PMP certification is a plus
    • ITIL certification is a plus

      Technical Skills and Experiences:

      Prerequisites: (applicant must meet all to qualify)
  • Meets degree educational requirements or has equivalent work experience for job code.
  • 10-15+ years' experience in technical IT (preferably in datacenter)
  • 5+ years' experience related to datacenter migrations
  • Has strong technical project leadership capabilities involving virtual teams across regions and time zones
  • Able to deal with complex issues involving customers and vendors
  • Prior experience with application or infrastructure development projects
  • Ability to manage projects within scope of responsibility.
  • Strong estimating skills
  • Strong MS Excel skills
  • Extensive data-management experience as it relates to server migration projects
  • Required documentation (e.g. passport) and availability to travel to client site(s) globally as required

Additional skills desired but not essential:
  • DoubleTake, PlateSpin, AppZero, Mimix, MPX200
  • MS SharePoint, MS Project
  • Wintel, Linux, AIX, HP-UX, OpenVMS and their various versions
  • ETL and/or data-mgmt tools
  • SQL, Oracle

Non-technical Skills and Experiences:

Prerequisites: (applicant must meet all to qualify)
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills (written and oral)
  • Has strong technical project leadership capabilities involving virtual teams across regions and time zones
  • Proven ability to work in cross-cultural environments
  • Strong client interfacing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to aggregate, assimilate, rationalize, and normalize data from multiple sources
  • Ability to interact with customers regarding business and technical information and issues
  • Demonstrates strong team building skills - ability to work as a team
  • Demonstrate strong initiative to learn with minimal direction
  • Self-starter
  • Keeps people informed through the use of appropriate methods and media
  • Shares relevant or useful information in a timely manner

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