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Data Steward in Mountain View, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 10/29/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contractor
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 3 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    10/29/2018
  • Job ID:
    DATAS10360

Job Description

The data steward is responsible for maintaining comprehensive, clean company definitions (company aliases, company subsidiaries, hierarchy management etc). These company entities are then associated with master data generated by various internal source systems. Mastering these company entities and their relationships requires sophisticated MDM tools, coupled with dedicated data stewardship to maintain the quality of the inputs and outputs.

The data steward will not only manage the company master but also make recommendations on improvements to the MDM tooling and business rules, working closely with master data services, sales operations and finance teams. There will likely also be some interaction with frontline business users and consumers of the company data to assist in optimizing data quality.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage company lists for those business programs targeted for MDM support
  • Act as the primary steward of mastered company data
  • Validate / analyze / refine company relationships identified by the MDM tooling: duplicates, aliases, hierarchies etc
  • Resolve company data issues raised by business users
  • Provide improvement recommendations to MDM tools
  • Help define and refine MDM rules
  • Perform data analysis

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience with an emphasis on work of a quantitative nature (Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics).
  • Expertise in data analysis and data management
  • Strong excel skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous experience in data stewardship is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in a data stewardship role, particularly in the context of company master data management, would be highly regarded.
  • Excellent command of SQL
  • Experience working with large data sets
  • Proven ability to successfully work and partner across multiple functions in an organization.
  • Distinctive problem solving and analytic skills with a high degree of analytical rigor.