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Senior Data Governance Policy Analyst

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Synopsis of the role


The Data Governance Policy Analyst will support the ongoing development and implementation of Equifax’s Data Governance program.  The position will focus on policy development, support the data stewardship organization, reduce risk for Equifax’s mission critical data, and operate the ASK Data program.  This very important Data Governance role will ensure correct management and utilization of Equifax’s core data assets. This is an exciting opportunity to drive activities that will empower innovation, revenue growth, and increased efficiency through effective management of our data assets.

What You’ll Do 

  • Research and develop best in class policies and provide thought leadership to the organization

  • Development and maintenance of data policies and standards to support program objectives; Implement Data Governance processes/procedures and assume responsibility for them

  • Support management and operation of the Data Governance Office including the data stewardship organization and various committees and councils

  • Ensure appropriate and consistent practices are applied across data assets; Support requirements related to legal, security, privacy, and compliance aspects of data (PCI-DSS, data classification, contractual requirements, regulatory compliance, etc.)

  • Support the acceptable data usage program to assess applications, products, and processes (ASK DATA ) and provide options and alternatives for data use requests. Perform compliance audits for Data Governance policies, and support other audits including Data Governance components

  • Contribute to and support Data Governance training and awareness; Assist with program metrics and reporting

  • Serves as a subject matter Expert to presents complex business challenges and programs to senior managers and COE leadership

  • Accountable for CDO metrics programs.

  • Develops and implements enterprise/global governance and stewardship programs.

  • Accountable for developing and implementing audit/UAT programs.

  • May lead of small team (mentor and develop junior staff), Develops and executes long-term plans for complex projects

  • Represent D&A in large-scale projects to improve data quality or address strategic data changes.

What experience you need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer/Management Information Systems, Information Management, Business, Economics, or related field

  • 5+ years of experience in Data Governance within a Data Warehouse/Management environment focused on intensive data usage; In-depth understanding and application of Data Governance principles across the data lifecycle 

  • 5+ years of experience with Data Governance tools such as Informatica, Talend, Alteryx, etc.; Collibra preferred

  • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills with proven ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and manage multiple projects; Issue management experience with both internal teams and 3rd party partners/providers

What could set you apart

  • Consumer Credit or Financial Services industry experience

  • Experience with data security, regulatory compliance, data privacy, and contracts is highly valued

  • Data quality and metadata management experience 

  • Demonstrated partnering skills, plus excellent verbal and written communication skills with both technical and non-technical partners, with a focus on informing, influencing and relationship building

We offer comprehensive compensation and healthcare packages, paid time off, and organizational growth potential through our online learning platform with guided career tracks.

Are you ready to power your possible?  Apply today, and get started on a path toward an exciting new career at Equifax, where you can make a difference!
Equifax is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.



Who is Equifax? 

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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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