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Data Governance Analyst

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The Data Governance Analyst is a high visibility position within Freedom Mortgage’s Data Governance organization and is responsible for supporting the enterprise-wide data governance program. This position requires both a strong understanding of data governance policies, standards and processes as well as proven technical expertise related to data warehousing, data analytics, and data quality software.  The position will collaborate with data owners, data stewards, business users and Data Management team members and IT support staff on the adoption and ongoing implementation of data governance policies, best practices across the organization and remediation of the data quality issues

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Engage data owners and stewards, business users, and the data management team to ensure Data Governance and Quality processes are implemented and managed, including updating and maintaining documentation, identifying and documenting critical data elements, preparing and managing business and technical metadata, defining data quality thresholds, and the identifying and triaging data integrity issues.
  • Responsible for the administration of data governance and quality software, maintaining a corporate data dictionary, ensuring data quality standards are met.
  • Organizes, coordinates and assists cross-functional teams in planning, development, and execution of Data Governance oriented business processes at the operational level.
  • Measure progress against data definition and quality performance targets, following up with business representatives as necessary.
  • Maintain data governance processes and controls by working with project and business leaders to analyze the impact of future changes on critical data and mitigate any potential risks to data quality.
  • Builds dashboards and reporting to ensure proper communicate of the Data Governance program performance.

Position Requirements:  

  • Bachelor's Degree; computer science, software engineering, information systems or a related technical discipline preferred.
  • At least 2 years of experience in a Data Governance, Data Management or data centric role.
  • At least 3 years of experience with SQL development, data analysis and reporting
  • At least 2 years of experience in Project life cycle activities on development and maintenance projects. Create a detailed project management plan and other project documents. Set milestones and deadlines and Manage project resources to Assign, prioritize, and supervise project tasks
  • Ability to perform root cause analysis and make recommendations for the remediation of data governance and quality issues.
  • Must be self-directed and have excellent initiative and organization skills.
  • Experience in banking or mortgage industry is preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and translate business needs into functional and/or technical requirements to meet the needs of the enterprise.
  • Knowledge and understanding of data governance and data quality and how they affect business decisions.
  • Ability to extract and analyze data via SQL.
  • Experience with business intelligence tools such as (but not limited to) Tableau, Qlik or Power BI.
  • Proficient in data profiling techniques and tools.
  • Proven skills with Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel and Access required
  • Personal initiative to find opportunities, lead change, improve processes and solve problems
  • Proven ability to collaborate with business data SME’s throughout the organization.
  • Proven track record of meeting commitments with the highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.