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Data Governance Senior Leader (Risk PMO Organization)

Job Req ID 22573174 Location(s) New York, New York Job Category Project and Program Management
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We are looking for an enthusiastic, inspirational, and engaging Data Governance senior professional who leads by example. As a transformation leader, you stay abreast of developments within the industry and frequently contribute to directional strategy by considering the application of technology and data architecture to the needs of the Risk organization around Trade, Valuation and Risk Data. The right candidate has tremendous experience in establishing the process of managing the availability, usability, integrity and security of the data in enterprise systems, based on internal data standards and policies that also control data usage. The effective Data Governance Senior Leader ensures that data is consistent and trustworthy and doesn't get misused especially given the increased criticality of organizations facing new data privacy regulations and with growing reliance on data analytics to help optimize operations and drive business decision-making. The successful candidate has superb communication and diplomacy skills to guide, influence, and convince others.  In addition to serving in an advisory capacity, you are not afraid to roll-up your sleeves and be a hands on person.


  • Establish Data Governance goals and drive execution towards them, e.g. break down data silos by harmonizing data across systems, ensure proper data usage to prevent data errors and block potential misuse, improve data quality and thus stronger regulatory compliance.
  • Help design data governance program that consists of governance team, a steering committee that acts as the governing body, and a group of data stewards that will be embedded with programs, projects, and Agile teams to provide guidance and requirements around data sources, data consumers and data lineage.
  • Create the standards in alignment with existing data policies for governing data, as well as implementation and enforcement procedures that are primarily carried out by the data stewards.
  • Create a data governance knowledge repository to track data lineage and follow Data Governance best practices, enabling intelligent and accurate Global Risk Organization interactions with business functions in each region.
  • Align Data Governance solutions with Data Design authority strategic goals and objectives.


  • 10 + years working in the financial and/or banking industry.
  • Experience working in the Risk enable function.
  • Expert in building teams and work with customers to understand needs and describe solutions.
  • 10+ years of experience leading teams of data professionals.
  • Expert in identifying issues and problems, generate solutions and choose appropriate alternatives using basic root cause analysis.
  • Stays abreast of current industry trends and new technology through professional associations, trade journals, networking, and associated training and seminars.
  • 10+ years of hands-on experience with architecture and implementation of data warehouse, ETL solutions, and emerging design.
  • 7+ years of experience with big data platforms, Microsoft Azure technologies and server-less environment.
  • 7+ years of Agile practical experience.
  • 6+ years of experience with logical and physical data modeling.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, MS Teams, SharePoint, JIRA, Confluence, Collaborate, VISIO, Tableau and data analytics.
  • Scrum, Design Thinking, PMP certification preferred.

Leadership Qualities:

  • Self-starter, motivated to do what's right.
  • A team player and achiever who is not afraid of rolling-up sleeves to do the work.
  • Routinely leverages and practices Agile leadership to build your team.
  • Serves the team with the timely resolution of impediments.  Exploits empiricism.
  • Collaborator, influencer and consensus builder.
  • Public speaker that understands and engages the audience.
  • Can read the room and has a high Emotional IQ.


  • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Information Systems, Statistics, Computer Science, or related field
  • Master's degree, MBA preferred.


Job Family Group:

Project and Program Management


Job Family:

Program Management


Time Type:

Full time


Primary Location:

New York New York United States


Primary Location Salary Range:

$158,140.00 - $237,200.00


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