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Enterprise Data Strategy and Data Governance Lead^

Project Management | Pleasanton, CA | Full Time, Contract, and Temporary

Job Description

Enterprise Data Strategy and Data Governance Lead 1109^

Working as part of the Enterprise Data and Analytics team (EDA), you lead enterprise data quality management and data governance to drive enterprise data strategy.  You are a critical leader in laying the foundation for enterprise data policies, standards, and optimized systems/processes to leverage data as an asset for growing business. In this role as an internal data strategy consultant, you will engage with business teams to remediate DQ issues in partnership with Business Technology team.  You will set prioritization with business input and guide diagnostic analytics and technical solutioning discussions. You will lead the efforts to build Corporate Glossary of KPI metrics, critical data elements and business terms to enable consistent understanding of these critical terms for the enterprise users. You will also actively participate in Information Governance Council to shape data policies. This role is a business engagement role with responsibilities to all core business functions (Sales, Finance, Marketing, Services, Support, Product), requiring excellent engagement and communication skills and influence stakeholders in their key data strategy decisions.


  • Collaborate on data strategy to build trust in information and capabilities to leverage data as strategic asset to fuel growth
  • Build Corporate Glossary of KPI metrics, critical data elements and business terms to enable consistent understanding of the critical terms for the enterprise users
  • Guide the efforts to certify glossary definitions and datasets in the enterprise data lake to enable data consumption for self-service
  • Own data quality framework and data management policy creation by partnering with business partners across the core business functions.
  • Project manage DQ cases with cross-functional teams, set agenda, invite appropriate members to participate, brainstorm diagnostics and assign tasks to business analytics team, and converge diverse POVs on data quality remediation into practical solutions to ensure consistency and accuracy on data
  • Interface with business stakeholders and technology partners to guide diagnostic analytics and technical solutioning of data quality issues.
  • Summarize key findings and make solutions recommendations to data owners who own the business processes that impacts the data
  • Define methods for measuring and monitoring data quality and policy adherence
  • Actively participate in Information Governance Council to highlight DQ issues and present recommended standards, policies and business processes to remediate data quality issues
  • Actively contribute in data enrichment strategy to maintain data health and data expansion for business applications

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S., M.S. in Informatics, Computer Science, Statistics, Business, or related area
  • 8+ years of related and progressive experience in Data Strategy, Data Quality management and Data Governance, related fields
  • Experience in drafting and managing data policies, business data processes, data catalogs, data health scorecard and business glossaries
  • Experience developing and maintaining data dictionary/ data catalog/ business glossary
  • Experience driving data governance including: project/program management and change management
  • Experience with enterprise source systems and of systems that consume master and reference data, including CRM, ERP and Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence
  • Knowledge of business processes, technical practices impacting data quality is important
  • Knowledge of master data initiatives and core data management strategies and best practices
  • Knowledge of SaaS business preferred
  • Outstanding business engagement and communications skill to influence stakeholders in business decision making
  • Excellent problem-solving skills involving complex and ambiguous issues
  • Reliable, self-motivated, and self-disciplined individual capable of executing on multiple projects simultaneously within a fast-paced environment working with cross functional teams

$65-$70 per Hour       Pleasanton, CA 94588        6 Month Assignment