Data Strategy / Governance Specialist

Posted 11 October 2023
Salary 43-45K AED p/m and benefits
Job type Permanent
Discipline Data & Analytics
Contact NameShakira Caffoor

Job description

​ Are you passionate about data and ready to make a significant impact on our dynamic team?

We're looking for a Data Governance Specialist on behalf of our client, to join their ranks and lead the charge in shaping our client's data management practices. As a Data Governance Specialist, you'll be at the forefront of their data governance strategies, ensuring the accuracy, security and accessibility of their invaluable data assets. If you're an expert in data governance, a champion of data quality and proficient in data governance tools, we want to hear from you!

Your Role:

  • Collaborate with business stakeholders and IT teams to define and implement cutting-edge data governance policies, standards, and procedures.

  • Lead the charge to maintain and enhance data quality, using advanced data cleansing, enrichment, and validation techniques.

  • Manage metadata like a pro by capturing, documenting, and updating data lineage, definitions, and relationships.

  • Utilise your expertise in data governance tools (e.g., Collibra, Informatica Axon, IBM InfoSphere) to establish data governance workflows, data dictionaries, and data classification.

  • Provide your invaluable expertise and guidance on data governance, data quality, and metadata management practices.

  • Collaborate with data stewards and data owners to ensure compliance with data governance policies and regulations.

  • Work closely with IT teams to align data governance practices with technical implementations, data architecture, and data integration processes.

  • Monitor and measure the effectiveness of data governance initiatives, identifying areas for improvement and driving continuous enhancement.

  • Contribute to data governance education and training programs for business users to promote understanding and adoption.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience: A minimum of 4+ years in Data Governance, with a focus on Metadata management and data quality.

  • Education: Bachelor’s or master’s in computer science or a related field.

  • Hands-On Expertise: Proven hands-on experience in data governance, data quality, and metadata management.

  • Tool Proficiency: Proficiency in at least one data governance tool (e.g., Collibra, Informatica Axon, IBM InfoSphere, etc.).

  • Bonus Points: Familiarity with other areas of data management (e.g., data integration, master data management).

  • Regulatory Savvy: Strong understanding of data governance principles, data privacy, and regulatory compliance, including GDPR and PDPL.

  • Detail-Oriented: Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen attention to detail.

  • Team Player: Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate across teams and departments.

  • Initiative Taker: Self-motivated and proactive in identifying and resolving data governance issues.

  • Certifications: Relevant certifications in data governance or data management are a plus.

If you're ready to take on this dynamic role and lead the way in data governance, apply now! Join us in shaping the future of data management and governance.