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Data Strategy & Governance Specialist

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The Data Strategy and Governance (DSG) organization is seeking a talented Data Governance Specialist to help grow our Data Governance Architecture team capabilities. You will leverage your experience to provide data analysis and acumen in promoting integration, re-usability, data quality and governance, and scalability across our Product platforms. The position will ensure that governed data is at the forefront for all Product teams of new and existing technologies across the Freedom enterprise.  You will analyze and assist in identifying gaps in existing processes and discover solutions and policies that deliver a balance between data accuracy, consistency and availability following data governance best practices. You will work directly with Product Managers, developers, analysts, and engineers to help implement data governance solutions, provide guidance on overall data governance architecture and design and enforce best practices and standards across Product teams. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of analyzing, evaluating, recommending, and driving potential architectural and/or data solutions that support successful data driven technology implementations.

Essential Job Functions may include:

  • Become immersed into the technology product development teams to ensure that the best practice approach for Data Governance architecture, process and procedures are built into Freedom’s technology solutions
  • Analyze processes and procedures that drive and dictate a data governance driven approach to data and development for all technology initiatives and provide recommended solutions
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of data governance standards and adoption requirements across the technology product teams.
  • Engage data owners and stewards, business users, and the data management team to ensure Data Governance and Quality processes are implemented and managed
  • Organizes, coordinates and assists cross-functional teams in planning, development, and execution of Data Governance oriented business processes at the operational level
  • 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.
  • Provide status reports, roadmaps and project plans to internal teams based on assigned Data Governance architecture projects

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Position Requirements:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • 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.
  • 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, analyze and profile data through business intelligence or SQL tools.
  • 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.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a Four (4) year College or University
  • At least 2 years of experience in a Data Governance, Data Management or data centric role.
  • At least 2 years of experience in Project life cycle activities on development and maintenance projects.
  • Experience in banking or mortgage industry is preferred.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.