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29 Nov 2021

Full-Time Data Governance Analyst I/II

Clyde & Co – Posted by clydeco Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Job Description

The Firm

Clyde & Co is a global law firm with 400 partners, 2000 legal professionals and 3600 staff in over 40 offices across six continents. Its core global sectors position it at the heart of global trade and commerce: insurance; marine, natural resources and energy; projects and construction; aviation. Our vision is to be our clients’ first choice for complex, multi-jurisdictional matters in our chosen sectors by investing in our core practice areas in chosen locations, serving an international client base and build a network of offices in key trading zones. Our key focus is also to become the “go to” firm in emerging markets, running ourselves professionally by attracting and developing the best people.

The Role

The Data Governance Analyst is a member of the Global Information Technology organization, serving in a leadership role. This individual will work across the department and other business functions to drive the strategy, data governance implementation roadmap and capabilities. They will act as a Data Custodian working closely with data owners and stewards to control data management, ensuring technical processes exist to rectify any data quality issues and agrees data usage within the organization.

The incumbent designs, builds and supports the implementation of Data Governance Framework, is responsible for on-going management of data governance applications and assist in the establishment of key operational data governance best practices, structures, policies, and standards. In addition, the incumbent ensures quality controls and processes are implemented and embedded within the organization to protect the use of company’s data, sensitive data, information assets and interoperability between systems.

The Data Governance Analyst will build strong relationships with key stakeholders across the company and support communications, including associated plans relating to data governance policy and activities e.g. formally through dashboards, metrics reporting and commentary in reports and informally throughout the organization. The successful candidate will work with the existing Data Architects, Data Engineers, Data Developers and Analysts to design and document policies and data solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working to improve the governance of one or more of the following areas: Data Quality, Metadata and Data Lineage, Policy Design, Data Lifecycle Management, Data Retention and Deletion, Reference, or Master Data Management
  • Embedding, evolving, and operating components of the data governance framework e.g. data quality monitoring and resolution, data catalogue and business glossary development, record retention and deletion etc.
  • Assisting and driving the development of the data governance controls, and their application across the business
  • Implementing of data management best practices and standards, designing, and creating data management policies and processes
  • Working with the existing Data Architects, Data Engineers, Data Developers and Analysts to design and document policies and data solutions
  • Proactively promote and manage data governance awareness through the business
  • Acting as a Data Governance SME, providing support and advice to the business by facilitating business processes associated with Data Governance
  • Leading in activities to ensure that the Data Quality deliverables are consistent with policy, standards, and processes
  • Assists in the creation of metrics to measure data quality issues, support appropriate and adequate reporting with key stakeholders by providing a view on all Data Quality metrics for Governance
  • Prepares presentations and produces reports to management or clients
  • Operating and administrating data governance tool and uses techniques to visualize data in an easy-to-understand formats
  • Drives enhancements in data quality and data governance by measuring, monitoring, and reporting data quality metrics and data quality improvements
  • Identifies and anticipates the need for changes to continuously improve quality and efficiency of outputs
  • Analyses data quality issues to determine what steps need to be put in place for successful resolution
  • Addresses the root cause of data inconsistencies and recommends improvements
  • Records and collates data incidents and associated action plans, in partnership with relevant stakeholders
  • Analyses data sources and data sets for overlaps, gaps or any areas that need attention and works with the business owners and data stewards to ensure these are addresses
  • Creates inventories of existing data sources and adds value by creating relationships between the data sets in preparation for them to be loaded into the data catalogue
  • Coordinates and supports manual-aided data cleaning, identifying bad data, managing, priorities and steering execution of data cleaning on source systems
  • Applies judgment to deliver outcomes, evaluating a range of potential solutions, considering the impact and data risk
  • Drives and supports the development and operation of the Data Risk Register and Incident Logs

Embodies Global IT Leadership Guiding Principles

  • Liaison between the Legal Delivery team and assigned business areas (“clients”) on specific change initiatives.
  • Comprises part of a larger leadership team that works collaboratively to deliver results that support the firm’s strategic plan and its clients. As a team member of the larger leadership collective, a manager will:
    • Be accountable for results of their specific team and of the larger global IT organization.
    • Engage with the business in a thoughtful, professional manner at all times – be a brand ambassador for IT’s capabilities, services, and principles.
    • Actively contribute as a part of the whole solution, not just their portion – engage with positive intentions and work collaboratively as a single, cohesive team.
    • Actively support the leadership team and its direction (verbally and in written form) and be a genuine advocate for the strategies and goals of the department and leadership team.
    • Exercise a “progress versus perfection” focus, with a mindset toward delivery and meeting client and customer needs proactively.
    • Exhibit productive candor.
    • Be innovative and set high standards for his/her team and self.
    • Take smart, calculated risks to accelerate achievement of the IT strategic plan, while managing and communicating overall risk to the firm and IT.
    • Follow through on commitments (team and individual).

Enterprise Data Governance, Data Quality and Interoperability Expertise

  • The Data Governance Analyst is an essential role to the transformation of the enterprise data environment with a focus to minimize data risks and making sure data is handled with care.
  • Team is responsible for designing, developing, deploying and managing data management solutions, such as data governance frameworks (MS Purview/Collibra), data quality controls and KPIs, data Interoperability between systems using ETL and ELT data transfer and modelling, SSIS, Data Factory, Azure Synapses, data management tools, and MI/BI analysis technologies.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Previous experience with Data Management, Data Governance and Data Quality
  • Demonstrating knowledge of DAMA Framework or equivalent Data Quality Management approaches
  • A deep understanding of the core capabilities and principles within data management and experience with at least one of the following: data strategy, data ownership, data regulation and meta-data management
  • Experience designing or implementing elements of a Data Governance framework or associated solutions
  • Familiarity with business process improvement techniques e.g. Six Sigma
  • Writing and/or enforcement of Policy, Principles, Standards or Controls
  • Knowledge of full data lifecycles form ingestion through to archiving or destruction
  • Strong understanding of data within a business context, including different data types, data flows, data relationships and cross-system data
  • Has proven experience in interpretation of data models and data modelling, conceptual, logical, and physical
  • A solid understanding of data sources, data organization, storage, and cleansing
  • Expose to Data Quality improvement products, applications, and techniques
  • Experience working with Data Governance tooling, such as Collibra, Alation or Axon
  • Knowledge of Data Risks and the impact on the organization
  • Wide-ranging awareness to structured and non-structured data, Data Lakes, cloud environments, documentation and management of data risks and the governance of change
  • Previous working experience with data interoperability between systems using ETL and ELT data transfer
  • Strong organizational skills and confident to chair workshops and meetings
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail with proactive problem-solving skills and innovative thinking capabilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical matters in non-technical business terms at various levels of an organisation
  • Talent to establishing trust, build collaborative relationships, facilitating, and bringing ideas together to solve problems
  • Influencing ability to drive change and manage stakeholder engagement to support different levels of data maturity and priorities
  • Self-motivated team player who works collaboratively, develops own potential, displays enthusiasm, encourages others, and shares requisite knowledge
  • Capable of providing coaching and support to transfer technical and data knowledge
  • Demonstrated success in managing multiple deliverables concurrently and prioritizing effectively
  • Finds a way forward and is resilient in the face of setbacks, uncertainty, or ambiguity
  • Takes responsibility and demonstrates commitment to deliver business outcomes and benefits
  • Has aptitude for technology, is inquisitive, self-motivated in learning and exploring applications
  • Takes the initiative to fix issues before being assigned them
  • Be known and regularly recognized for providing high standards of quality
  • Advanced MS Office Suite skills including Excel, Power Point and Visio

Business Services Competencies

Clyde & Co is committed to providing extensive, personal, and professional development opportunities for our people enabling them to be highly effective in their current role as well as assisting them to fulfil their career aspirations.

The competencies are used to inform all aspects of Business Services career development. They vary across levels and different business areas and fall under the following areas:

  • Technical Excellence
  • People and Team
  • Client/Stakeholder Relationships
  • Service Delivery and Commercial Awareness
  • Personal Effectiveness

Clyde & Co shifted to virtual work for the majority of our lawyers and business services team with the global outbreak of Covid-19. This precaution was taken to help protect our people, clients and communities. It is likely that this role will start virtually while the firm continues to evaluate the situation.

-Principals Only-

We offer a rewarding work environment that supports professional growth and opportunities. We value diversity in our work place and it is the policy of the Firm to recruit, hire, promote, reassign, compensate and train highly qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable law.


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