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Last Updated Date May 25, 2021 |

Successful data integration projects are built on a foundation of thorough understanding of the source and target applications. The Application Specialist is responsible for providing detailed information on data models, metadata, audit controls and processing controls to Business Analysts, Technical Architects, and others regarding the source and/or target system. This role is normally filled by someone from a technical background who is able to query/analyze the data ‘hands-on’. The person filling this role should have a good business understanding of how the data is generated and maintained and good relationships with the Data Steward and the users of the data.


  • Authority on application system data and process models
  • Advises on known and anticipated data quality issues
  • Supports the construction of representative test data sets
  • Advises on methods, processes, and procedures for interacting with source/target systems


  • Possesses excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must be able to work effectively with both business and technical stakeholders
  • Deep knowledge of the industry and application(s) represented across processes, data and application usage
  • Works independently with minimal supervision


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