Data Governance Program Manager - Hybrid: Remote/St. Paul, MN
St. Paul, MN 
Posted 28 days ago
Job Description

This position will be mostly remote, with occasional required organizational events in-person/on-site, typically held in St. Paul, MN.

Position Overview:

A Data Governance Program Manager is part of the Enterprise Digital Intelligence (Edi) team and is responsible for leading & coordinating the development and on-going adoption of our data governance framework. This role requires knowledge of governance policies, master data requirements, and both business & technical understanding of data and usage. The Data Governance Program Manager will partner closely with data engineers, business owners, data stewards & technical stewards to ensure uniformity, accuracy, stewardship, consistency and accountability of the organization's data assets.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of data governance framework with a focus on MDM, improving data quality, and protecting critical data
  • Provide operational oversight of the data management strategy including maintaining policies and procedures within our data governance framework
  • Assign data governance roles & responsibilities to others across the organization
  • Establish procedures & workflows to ensure quality control and consistency of data management
  • Collaborate with data governance business owners, data owners, technical stewards and data engineers on processes & policies
  • Serve as a liaison between functional & technical areas to ensure that data related business requirements for protecting sensitive data are clearly defined, communicated ,well understood and considered as part of operational prioritization and planning
  • Create high quality and detailed documentation related to data governance processes and policies
  • Define & report on key performance indicators of the program to leaders across the organization
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills:

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • 3+ years of experience working with a data governance platform (Informatica, Collibra; familiarity with Collibra essential)
  • 2+ years of experience in designing and developing data governance technology solutions that span data quality, data dictionary & business glossaries, data standards and policies; data lineage and catalogs, cloud data platforms, responsible AI and ML Ops processes
  • Bachelor's degree in technology or business related field preferred, and/or equivalent practical experience
  • High level of understanding of data governance operating model that includes designing a data governance organization, roles and responsibilities, success metrics
  • Advanced experience implementing enterprise data concepts such as Master Data Management and Enterprise Data Warehouse, experience with MDM standards
  • Understanding of one or more compliance areas is a big plus - CCPA, GDPR, data privacy and security standards;
  • Highly organized and able to prioritize and process multiple complex projects; deadlines; and processes with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong analytical abilities; both technical and functional - Ability to deal with complex functional specifications and determine how to best implement them technically
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of individuals

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience with Azure DevOps or AWS
  • Knowledge of or interest in data science & machine learning
  • Experience with backend infrastructure and how to architect data pipelines
  • Experience with data warehouses & cloud technologies

Workplace Environment:

  • Sitting 90-95% and standing 5-10%
  • Working at a computer 98% of the day, utilizing the phone 10-20%
  • Bending, twisting, kneeling, stooping, or crouching when appropriate, on occasion
  • Repetitive movements, including but not limited to typing, using a mouse, phones, etc.
  • Lift, carry, push or pull up to approximately 30 pounds

Required Work Schedule:

Standard Monday through Friday business hours with a willingness to work a flexible schedule as needed.

May be required to provide 24/7 on-call support.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Affinity Plus is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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