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Data Administrator
United Kingdom
Data Administrator
Department:  Information Technology
Location: London
Position type: Contract – 6 months
Reporting to: Head of IT Applications
About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with over 350 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem. Our mission is to further the strategic, commercial, technological, developing world and advocacy interests of our members. The GSMA produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World CongressMobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.
Every day we work to harness the power of mobile to achieve our industry purpose – Connecting Everyone and Everything to a Better Future – through four main activities:
  • We provide strategic direction and thought leadership to our members
  • We drive collaborative industry programmes aimed at maintaining operator relevance in the digital world
  • We advocate for the industry to regulators, policymakers and society as a whole
  • We convene the broad mobile communications ecosystems and adjacent industry sectors at our industry-leading events
What the hiring manager says
“This role is key in providing support to our Finance Systems team in maintaining interim data interfaces to and from our new Finance system, as we implement, maintain and improve these processes”
Head of IT Applications
About the Role
Reporting to the Head of IT Applications, this role will support the maintenance, execution and monitoring of data interfaces between the Finance system and supporting applications.

As we implement a new platform, initially for Finance and later for HR, phasing of the project and priorities mean that certain interfaces will not be fully automated immediately upon implementation, and thus required interim, semi-automated solutions to support this data exchange in the short term.

The role holder will work with the Finance and Finance Systems teams to ensure that these interfaces run smoothly and are monitored on a daily basis.

The candidate should have relevant experience to be able to run, monitor, maintain, and make minor changes to the interfaces – which are a combination of automated processes and semi-automated Excel/CSV file loads. They will have an appreciation of data and data integrity between systems, and be adept at manipulating data to ensure that it is structured and maintained to support the interfaces.
The role will liaise with other IT team members to understand the data sources and specifically with the Finance Systems Analyst role holder to ensure trouble-free import of data into the destination system.
Key Responsibilities
  • Data Interfaces
    • Daily monitoring of interfaces
    • Creation and maintenance of interface files
    • Maintenance of mapping files to support interfaces
    • Liaison with Finance department and Finance Systems Analyst on interface issues and resolution thereof
    • Ad-hoc development of minor interfaces
  • Data maintenance
    • Any ad-hoc data maintenance required in source applications
  • Stakeholder Management
    • Status reporting to stakeholders
    • Liaison with stakeholders for issue resolution
About You
You will be an experienced systems analyst who enjoys working with data, and is conscientious about data integrity. You will understand data structures and be comfortable with all types of data sources, e.g. SQL databases, csv/txt files.  You will be proactive in your role and ensure that any issues are owned by yourself and communicated to your stakeholders effectively and in a timely fashion.

Essential Experience
  • Data
    • support and development of data interfaces
    • data manipulation
    • data mapping
  • Advanced Excel
  • Systems Analysis skills
Desirable Experience
  • Finance systems knowledge
  • Microsoft SQL Server / T-SQL
  • Excel VBA
  • Workday EIB
  • Jitterbit ETL
What We Offer
Working at the GSMA offers you unparalleled access to the mobile industry. We offer a chance to truly shape the direction of mobile, whatever your role. By joining the GSMA, you will be exposed to a fast-paced rapidly evolving environment, working on global solutions, genuinely fascinating and industry-changing projects and a stimulating and dynamic environment designed to enable you to flourish.
In addition to architect-designed offices and competitive compensation, our benefits include fantastic learning & development opportunities, generous holiday allowances, four additional days off for professional development and many others.
We offer a working environment that reflects our organisational values. We also hire in line with our values and recruit candidates who demonstrate a strong affinity with these 7 principles:
  • DREAM BIG - Demonstrate vision and insight to lead the industry forward
  • BE BOLD - Have the courage to take risks and make tough decisions
  • OWN IT - Take full accountability for your decisions and actions
  • WORK AS A TEAM - Collaborate to deliver impactful results
  • DO THE RIGHT THING - Conduct yourself with honesty and integrity at all times
  • SHOW RESPECT - Treat others as you would expect to be treated
  • LOVE WHAT YOU DO - Bring passion and pride to your work
To learn more about the GSMA, visit our careers site, our LinkedIn page and our Twitter page.
Diversity Statement
The GSMA is committed to providing a working culture that is inclusive to all.  We believe that having a diverse workforce will help us meet the needs of our global membership. We will not tolerate discriminatory behaviour of any kind and we offer equal opportunities for all aspects of employment and advancement regardless of race, nationality, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religious or political belief, caste or tribe, or military status.
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