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Data Steward

  • Atlanta, United States of America
  • Data & Analytics
  • Full time
  • J00137523

The Data Governance and Steward position is a high-performing role in support of data management functions for a particular domain within USIS’s broader data library. This individual will work within a team of stewards who serve as experts for the data sources, to ensure the appropriate quality, metadata management and internal and external support are in accordance with our service level commitments. Candidates should be courageous, tenacious, creative, optimistic and curious, with an appetite for growth in business-minded leadership. This role is located in Atlanta (Georgia).

What you’ll do

Engage across the following functional areas:

  • Domain Expertise: Understand the lifecycle of the Equifax data sources across all stages from ingestion to production

  • Business Transformation: Drive the support of migration activities as we move our data sources into the cloud. This will include running validation routines, comparing data results between legacy and cloud systems and working across different USIS teams to coordinate and track project deliverables

  • Quality Monitoring: Own the development of automated, threshold-based reports that efficiently and reliably identify areas for further investigation and improvement. Act on the findings of these reports in a timely manner, prioritizing effort based on business impact.

  • Continuous Improvement: Work with an evergreen roadmap of initiatives, powered by work in Quality Monitoring and Customer Engagement, helping to drive these projects to completion.

  • Program Ownership for Metadata Management: In keeping with USIS Data program standards, and in line with the service level commitments for each data source, support the maintenance of our metadata management artifacts (e.g., schemas, business rules, data dictionaries) reposed in Collibra. 

  • Collibra Ownership: Project manage Collibra implementation including onboarding of various data asset metadata into Collibra, liaising and aligning with the Enterprise Data Office, and communicating updates, fixes, and enhancements to US data stewards. Provide or facilitate functional Collibra training for stewards and other data managers. 

  • Governance: Deliver on the consistent application of data custodianship, data usage and other internal control processes implemented across Equifax to ensure compliance and privacy policies and standards are met.

  • Be an ambassador for our data assets and encourage data awareness which can assist with new opportunities and points of synergy.

What experience you need

  • 5+ years of relevant experience with industry-leading lenders and/or data companies, with a working knowledge of data structure, data handling, the credit lifecycle and data management

  • 5+ years of analysis experience in credit risk, telecommunications, financial services, marketing, fraud, or insuranceStrong aptitude and proven ability to develop data-driven solutions to meet business objectives

  • 5+ years of experience with data handling/quality tools and Big Data ecosystems i.e. SQL, Google Cloud Platform, BigQuery

  • 5+ years of experience with data and business insights analysis which identify and drive ongoing excellence in data quality practices

  • 5+ years of Collibra experience with knowledge of data governance and stewardship, including data quality and end-to-end lineage


What could set you apart

  • A strong sense of governance protocols, the need to respect highly sensitive data and proactive attention to regulatory, security and compliance driven policies

  • Demonstrates leadership with cross-functional efforts; develops effective working relationships with peers, managers, and senior management within and across organizational lines 

  • The ability to manage multiple high-impact projects at the same time

  • Creativity and drive, coupled with a desire to grow in thought leadership, initiative and strategic thinking

  • Experience with Collibra, or similar metadata management tool

  • Experience with Spotfire, or similar data visualization tool

  • Experience with SQL, Google BigQuery, or equivalent database queries and views

We offer comprehensive compensation and healthcare packages, 401k matching, paid time off, andorganizational growth potential through our online learning platform with guided career tracks.

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

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?

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.

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