Data Specialist

  • 38900
  • Non-Life - Data Science
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  • Ontario, Canada
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  • Jan 20, 2021
  • Facilitate cross-functional data information gathering and work with others to implement Data Governance and Management initiatives
  • Execute the Data change & issue management processes ensuring the appropriate engagement of the required stakeholders; Work with stakeholders to develop practical strategies, plans, and solutions to identified issues and problems
  • Work with data stewards to develop data quality rules which highlight potential data errors and anomalies when the rule is triggered
  • Ensure prompt and thorough resolution or escalation of data related issues, decisions, and changes and track issue resolution lifecycle
  • Share regular updates with stakeholders regarding proposed solutions, timelines, progress, and issues
  • Support data governance roles in ensuring compliance with data governance standards and processes
  • Support business units and corporate functions in the assessment of data governance and management needs and help prioritize remediation activities
  • Develop and maintain education/communication tools and documents as well as to conduct knowledge sharing sessions on key data management topics to applicable audiences
  • 2-3 years of experience in Data Governance, Metadata Management, Business Intelligence, or Data Analysis in the insurance / financial services industry; Experience with Data Lineage, Data Cataloging, and/or Data Policy implementation
  • University degree required; Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, MIS, Computer Science, or other related disciplines; Understanding of privacy laws and regulations is an asset
  • 2-3 years of experience capturing and documenting complex business and functional requirements; Knowledge and understanding of Data Governance challenges and best practices for Metadata, Data Quality, and Data Stewardship
  • Exposure to Data Governance or Data Management tools (such as Collibra, IBM IIS, Informatica, etc.) and working knowledge of Big Data, Data Lakes, and the Insurance technology ecosystem
  • Experience with Data profiling or defining Data quality rules is an asset
  • Ability to identify problems/opportunities, analyze root cause, and present recommendations;
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify, quantify, and effectively raise business risks associated with Data governance or non-compliance
  • Experience working with multiple teams to drive alignment and results
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills, attention to detail, sense of urgency, and commitment to deadlines
  • Individual contributor who is a self-starter
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Previous experience with industry leading record management tools required