Data Governance Lead

Darlington, Australia
Offering a competitive remuneration package including 17% superannuation
19 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time continuing opportunity
  • Overall responsibility for Enterprise Integration data Strategy, establishing data classification standards and driving the implementation of data governance policies and frameworks
  • Offering a competitive remuneration package including 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Data Governance Lead is responsible for overall Enterprise Integration data Strategy, establishing data classification standards and driving the implementation of data governance policies and frameworks. This position is focused on evaluating internal data governance practices, identifying data quality issues, integrating data both operationally and transactionally; and ensuring consistency of integration solutions across business functions.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • develop and maintain positive working relationships with cross-functional stakeholders, also review, develop and implement practices, processes, methods and procedures relevant to the maturity and effective operation of the integration data governance deliveries
  • oversee the work of the integration team by providing analysis leadership in with reported data problems, issues and requested changes
  • take ownership over data and application integration processes and drive continuous improvement and automation as required
  • define and roll out a wide data governance framework, with a focus on improvement of data quality and the protection of sensitive data through modifications to organisation behavior policies and standards, principles, governance metrics, processes, related tools and data architecture
  • implement data integrity, security and ease of use, in line with internal data standards and policies.
  • review, develop, implement and undertake continuous improvement of integration data processes, procedures and methods, in relation to system data quality
  • take responsibility and monitor Issues and Risks in accordance with IT Application Management risk and issue management process also ensure regular updates on work status, risks and issues.

About you

  • substantial experience in Data/information Architecture, Enterprise Data Management and Information Management (IM) roles in large and complex organisations. (Previous experience in higher education, awareness of tertiary sector issues, challenges, and dynamics preferable but not mandatory)
  • experience in working with data governance/data quality and data security teams in moving data pipelines into production with appropriate data quality, governance and security standards and certification
  • demonstrated experience with data quality processes and data security processes and practices
  • strong technical experience of integration design patterns, governance best practices, ETL, MDM & API
  • demonstrated experience in data requirements identification, data governance, data collection, classification, validation and quality assurance, analysis, interpretation, and reporting
  • demonstrated project management experience with the ability to maintain attention to detail and to meet deadlines, including a demonstrated ability to efficiently manage resources and improve the quality of work including coordinating activities, facilities and/or resources
  • demonstrated excellent communication and influencing experience across all levels of stakeholder internally and externally
  • ability to work independently or collaboratively to prioritize work and meet deadlines.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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Applications Close

Sunday 02 April 2023 11:59 PM

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