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Chief Data Officer

Synopsis of the role


The CDO will set the direction and vision for the Canadian data strategy. They will identify opportunities to acquire new information and will work with partners to get alignment. This will include the leading of industry groups in an effort to build new data exchanges. It is the CDO that will ensure our data assets are fully aligned with the long-term business plan that delivers new products and analytic innovation. With the right assets in place, the CDO will implement data governance practices that manage the overall data quality and ensure that the information is used consistently across the business.

The CDO will also play a significant role in our technical transformation. With a strong understanding of data use within a Cloud environment and Data Fabric concepts, the incumbent will lead the migration of all data assets and determine how to incorporate new data sources. This includes leading changes to our data operations processes and designing appropriate data structures. In addition, the CDO will leverage new Google tools to improve data quality processes and ensure continual improvement in our data assets. The incumbent will be responsible for deploying


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.

The Perks of being an Equifax Employee?

  • We offer excellent compensation packages with market competitive pay, comprehensive healthcare packages, schedule flexibility, work from home opportunities, paid time off, and organizational growth potential.

  • Grow at your own pace through online courses at Learning @ Equifax.

What You’ll Do

  • Align with Lines of Business leaders to identify new data sources that will support Product development and Work closely with Analytics to ensure appropriate data structures are available to support effective advanced analytics through efficient data use

  • Collaborate closely with Global teams to be aware of International learnings and identify opportunities to leverage cross-border relationships to get access to new data sources

  •  Lead the development of Keying & Linking strategies to optimize hit rates and incorporate new methodologies for continual improvement

  • Partner extensively with IT to ensure data requirements are well understood and ensure the Cloud technology is able to manage the long term needs of the business

  • Lead the Data Operations team to ensure all data is being loaded in a timely and efficient manner with a sound proactive data quality process in place

  • Ensure that an effective data quality program is in place with proactive health checks that ensure all data is being delivered properly

  •  Deploy an effective data governance process with associated Data Stewards that will manage the enterprise use of all data assets and assess requests for new use cases through a cross-functional oversight committee with Legal and Security


Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in a quantitative discipline such as Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Physics (essential)

  • Expert knowledge of Data Governance practices and principles with direct experience implementing an enterprise program and Expert knowledge of data management practices and principles through direct experience in a large, complex data environment

  •  Experience in effectively building and monetizing large data assets in a product-centric organization and Experience managing data in a highly regulated industry

  •  Strong working knowledge of Cloud-based computer environments including associated tools and methodologies for managing data in a public Cloud environment

  • A deep understanding of the Canadian marketplace to identify new data sources and the impact of regulations, including but not limited to Privacy


Extra Points for any of the Following

  •  Master’s level degree in a business-related field/MBA (preferred)

  •  Experience in Analytics or Technology with a strong use of data would be an asset


Success Attributes of an Equifax employee; does this describe you?

  •  Accountability

  • Curiosity

  • Collaboration

  • Think and act differently

  • Trust

  •  Ownership


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

If this sounds like somewhere you want to work, don’t delay, apply today - we’re looking for you!
 


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.

Equifax is an Equal Opportunity employer, and qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, age, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, service in the Armed Forces, protected veteran status, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, citizenship status or any other status protected by law.

For US Applicants

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