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Enterprise Data and Info Governance Architect

Our client, a well-established mission driven Oregon-based organization, is looking for an Enterprise Data and Info Governance Architect to join their team. The ideal candidate will establish and ensure adherence to an enterprise data governance framework, including master data management and architecture by working with leadership. This a long-term, direct hire role with our client located in Salem, Oregon.

A few of the perks:
  • Generous benefits plan including a high percentage of salary that employer contributes to your retirement plan
  • Vacation + Sick + Holidays + Personal Days = 40 days off a year
  • Opportunity for growth and the ability to work on a highly collaborative, mission driven team
  • Design and implement the data governance program, strategy, and roadmap, including data governance artifacts such as a data governance framework, data policy, data procedures, and data standards
  • Deliver the enterprise-wide data governance program, with a focus on improvement of data quality and the protection of sensitive and regulated data through modifications to organization behavior policies and standards, principles, governance metrics, processes, related tools, and data architecture
  • Define an adaptive framework and approach to data governance that focuses on agility and value through the identification of priorities and associated use cases
  • Collaborate with other divisions and departments to ensure governance, data quality, data life cycle management and protection issues while improving the quality of core data assets, addressing regulatory requirements
  • Closely partner with departments in the Information Technology division in setting/managing and adhering to enterprise data standards, practices, and enterprise reference models
  • Identify master data, create a master data custody process, and select a suitable master data management (MDM) implementation plan
  • Manage an enterprise data roadmap and drive execution through specific use cases for on premise solutions, cloud solutions, and/or hybrids of the two
  • Use expertise to source and document data requirements, determine the current baseline of data architecture, develop a target state for data architecture, perform gap analysis to develop a data roadmap to resolve gaps, and gain partner support
  • Work with IT leaders to architect scalable system solutions, including databases, scripts, applications, and infrastructure, that reduce data redundancy, comply with requirements, improve data quality and data flow, and maintain security
  • Develop and maintain inventory of the enterprise information maps, including authoritative systems and owners
  • Build and maintain a detailed audit of the organization’s core systems and information assets that are held in these systems, as well as the teams, third parties, and processes that use them
  • Develop and enforce data quality metrics for data that is loaded into the data warehouse and data lake
  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of the data warehouse discipline, including data lakes, data mapping, data mining, data dependencies, structured and unstructured data, SQL, and ETL
  • Maximize adoption of self-service business intelligence and analytics capabilities with proper data governance to ensure uniform and standard view and use of certified reports and metrics
  • Define roles and responsibilities related to data governance and ensure clear accountability for stewardship of the company’s principal information assets
  • Identify and propose policies and standards that need to be put in place to ensure the roles can be carried out effectively and efficiently
  • Educate and influence teams and employees across the organization to ensure data governance policies and practices are embedded throughout the company, including by serving as a liaison to ensure that data related business requirements for protecting sensitive and regulated data are clearly defined, communicated, and well understood and considered as part of operational prioritization and planning
  • Lead information stewardship activities and management of data quality, collection, retention, and purposes of use
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience, in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field
  • Masters or PhD in Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, or Math or a Professional Data Management Certification are preferred
  • 8+ years of experience with enterprise data management solutions and platforms in the areas of data governance, data architecture and integration, master data management (MDM) and data governance frameworks, data quality and standards management, and metadata management
  • Hands- on IT experience, to include data warehouse, business intelligence, digital data, master data management, requirements gathering, and solutions design
  • Exposure to cloud environments (Azure / AWS) and hybrid cloud environments (cloud + on-prem), including familiarity with data warehouse and data lake offerings on Databricks, Snowflake, AWS Redshift, and/or Microsoft Azure
  • Strong collaboration skills required
  • Excels in advanced thinking, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding verbal and written skills, and experience working with staff on all levels
  • Work sponsorship not available at this time. No third party candidates considered for this position.
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