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Lead Data Governance Specialist

4 people in a boardroom

18month Fixed Term Contract

Flexible Location - Sydney OR Melbourne

Who is Equifax?
Equifax is a leading global data, analytic and technology company, supporting customers across 24 countries. We have been serving the Australian and New Zealand markets for over 60 years. Through continuously adapting to our
environment, not only have we remained a market leader, we drive and challenge ourselves to do better to help our customers live their financial best.

Our people are what makes us great at what we do - we see every member of our team as an integral piece of a jigsaw. We celebrate differences and recognize that each person brings with them unique talents and perspectives.
We provide our people the support and flexibility to manage their work-life balance. At Equifax we genuinely care about our people and our ability to come together as #OneEquifax.

The perks of being an Equifax employee within the Data & Analytics team?
There are lots of perks of being an Equifax employee – we offer additional leave days as we recognize the importance of taking time out, whether that’s to catch up on some rest, celebrate a birthday, or give back to our community by volunteering. We are committed to the wellbeing of our people and provide them with discounted health cover through BUPA, access to comprehensive hearing services and discounts, and offer 24/7 support through our employee assistance program. Our leadership team fosters a culture of ownership, they will lead, coach, mentor and listen. We support one another to feel confident to speak up and hold each other accountable to work with integrity.

Our success is our people, for we are truly united by our purpose and are encouraged and challenged every day to bring new ideas to help our customers make more informed decisions. Our outcomes focused culture encourages thought leadership and innovation to ensure our ongoing success.

We are supportive and revel in working together on exciting projects. We see ourselves making an impact by utilizing cutting edge/statistical modelling tools across hundreds of rich data assets and collaborating with some of the best data minds in Australia. Working within our diverse D&A team will provide you opportunities to gain exposure across all phases of the D&A lifecycle and work with some of our largest blue-chip customers.


What you’ll do:
The Lead Data Governance Specialist is responsible to provide data governance expertise to ensure that the way our data is protected, stored, managed and used, understood, is compliant with legislation, data policies. Lead Data Governance Specialist is also responsible for creating and executing data strategy activities within the company including; data exchange development, data acquisition, proactive data improvements, metadata creation and management, data stewardship and core data governance functions.


The Lead Data Governance Specialist will also provide thought leadership and mentorship on Data Governance and Metadata and will partner with legal, Compliance, Security and Risk teams to get specialist advice. The Lead Data Governance Specialist will also drive and contribute to change management process (including training and education programmes)


What are we looking for?
● 4-5 yrs of experience in data governance
● Must have people management experience in a previous role.
● Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
● Experience in Metadata creation and management
● Exposure to Metadata methodologies and tools e.g Collibra


Extra points for any of the following:
● Hands-on experience in Collibra
● Experience as Data Architect


Success attributes of an Equifax employee; does this describe you?
● Accountable
● Brave
● Curious
● Collaborative
● Individualist
● Trustworthy
● Dedicated


At Equifax, there is no such thing as the 'perfect candidate'
Seeing responsibilities and competencies laid out on paper can be confronting. At this stage of the application process, sometimes imposter syndrome can creep in and mess with our confidence. Please know, we list these items to give you an opportunity to show us your potential and how you can grow and transform with us.

Your ability to demonstrate that you possess/have the real potential to develop the required capabilities, knowledge, experience and qualifications to perform in our roles is what we would like to hear from you. Where possible, you
should support your claims with specific examples of what you have done and how you did it.


However you identify, and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come to work every day!

Who is Equifax? 

At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. ​​​​​​​ 

We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life’s pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best. 

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