Senior Data Steward - Southampton

Highly Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits Package
Ref: 151 Date Posted: Friday 14 Jan 2022
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Futures Recruitment Services are seeking a Senior Data Steward to join our client based on the South Coast. Our client credits their technology as one of the core ingredients to its award-winning outsourced solutions. We are currently looking for an Azure Data Steward to join our Data Platform team and help the company to deliver their exciting new technology strategy, leveraging Azure data platform services.

This role will centre on creating, performing, monitoring and enforcement of data governance standards and MDM processes for our Azure Data Platform. Providing technical expertise in managing the data life cycle and maintaining accurate technical and procedural documentation. Under the direction of an experienced Manager and with support for continuing professional development, the ideal candidate will become a key part of the Group’s Data Platform team.

Key responsibilities for the Senior Data Steward include:

  • Establish data governance definitions, standards and policies for master data, to ensure its accuracy, completeness, and validity
  • Maintain a comprehensive data catalogue of our principle data assets, documenting data quality standards, maintaining data dictionaries and compiling a central business glossary
  • Administer and optimise our MDM solution and related workflows to:
    • Monitor data quality and conformance to policies. Enforcing applicable standards, carrying out remediation actions or communicating issues as required
    • Perform key integration processes, matching and merging records ingested from multiple systems, in collaboration with business data owners
    • Curate and maintain master data Golden Records for downstream analytics and reporting
  • Deploy new or implement changes to existing MDM workflows in line with the company’s Change Management Framework
  • Document and adhere to data platform policies, procedures and standards
  • At all times, ensure compliance with the company’s Information Security standards
  • Collaborate with a range of internal or external stakeholders and contractors to develop data quality frameworks and MDM solutions
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge of the evolving MDM landscape through continual professional development
  • Operating within a Centre of Excellence, which includes advocating best practices, providing training, and sharing knowledge with peers

Skills required for the Senior Data Steward:

  • Proven experience working with MDM and data quality frameworks
  • Experience using Azure Purview and Profisee or similar applications
  • Exposure to Azure services such as DevOps, Data Factory, DataBricks or Power BI is an advantage
  • Some knowledge or exposure to SQL and RegEx is an advantage
  • Experience working with relational databases is beneficial
  • Ability to compile accurate and concise technical documentation
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Attainment of or ambition to complete relevant Azure certifications