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File Server/SharePoint Migration Specialist (OneDrive, NTFS)

Greater London Contract / 6 months £300 - £400 per day

File Server/SharePoint Migration Specialist (OneDrive, NTFS) – London – Hybrid

Day rate: £300 – £400 (outside IR35)

Duration: 6 months

Start: ASAP


My new client has a total of 70+ sites running EOL Local File Servers. The Corporate Data and User Data needs to be migrated to SharePoint and OneDrive respectively, so the hardware can be decommissioned. The successful candidate will be central to the migration process working across different departments to achieve this.


As a File Server/SharePoint Migration Specialist, your primary responsibility will be to efficiently migrate files from Windows Server environments to SharePoint and OneDrive across multiple sites. The successful candidate will possess a combination of technical expertise and excellent communication skills to coordinate activities and ensure a seamless transition.
Key responsibilities include:

General Responsibilities:

  • Manage the entire data migration process site by site, whilst handling inter-dependencies between departments for data access.
  • Collate current file shares information and manage basic data cleanse.
  • Work closely with the SharePoint team to map and reassign permissions based on pre-defined group membership within SharePoint.
  • Proactively driving continuous improvement within project processes.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders to understand file structure and user requirements.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders regarding the migration process.
  • Provide input on documentation and user-guides to support end user training and data cleansing activities.
  • Ensure data integrity and security during the migration process.
  • Conduct post-migration checks to verify the successful transfer of files.
  • Address and rectify any discrepancies identified during the migration.
  • Be part of the Early Life Support team as migrations progress.

Skills/experience required:

  • Experience in planning and executing large-scale file migrations.
  • Demonstrable previous migration of data to SharePoint, OneDrive and Microsoft Windows file shares from various legacy systems.
  • Subject-matter expert in Windows based file store migrations to OneDrive, file share migration between domains, NTFS file permissions and AD security groups.
  • Proficient in Windows Servers ranging from 2003-2022 environments.
  • In-depth knowledge of SharePoint migration tools (Sharegate preferred) and methodologies.
  • Working knowledge of Networking technologies relevant to Microsoft 365.
  • Working knowledge of relevant information security standards.
  • Working knowledge of Windows PowerShell.
  • Working knowledge of NTFS
  • Working knowledge of Active Directory.
  • A good sense of discipline for governance controls and procedures.
  • Excellent communications skills both verbal and written.
  • Ability to organise and plan work independently.
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and context-switch effectively between different activities.

Job Information

Job Reference: JO-2403-342609
Salary: £300 - £400 per day
Salary per: zero
Job Duration: 6 months
Job Start Date: ASAP
Job Industries: Software Engineering
Job Locations: Greater London
Job Types: Contract
Job Location Type: Hybrid

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