Data Steward

  • Ascent
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Jan 13, 2021
Full time Other

Job Description

Req #: 20-07298
Title: Data Steward
Location: Remote- Denver, CO
Type: FTE/ Direct Hire

The Ascent Services Group is looking for several Data Stewards to join one of our financial services clients in Central Denver for a permanent opportunity. The ideal candidate will have working experience in the financial asset management industry and comprehensive knowledge of data governance practices and processes. Please reach out for the full details.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Functions as a subject matter expert across the enterprise on Operations, and lead efforts with stakeholders to resolve data-related issues
  • Partners with business and technology to drive data-driven decision for either Investment or Distribution Operations
  • Be client focused
  • Implement and manage data governance communities
  • Collaborate with technology, business units and risk to drive the definition, prioritization and implementation of data initiatives
  • Design documentation and deploy consistent enterprise-wide data definitions, processes and ownership
  • Define and report on key metrics related to quality of data
  • Lead efforts to ensure improving quality of data
  • Create and maintain core metadata on the governance platform
  • Develop effective relationships with business areas, data operations, technology and risk to oversee the delivery of data-related services to the organization
  • Partner in the development of data operations standards as needed to effectively manage data across the firm
  • Be the voice of data for incoming projects & changes impacting datasets
  • Consult on projects and providing data training and education to business and IT
  • Establish a culture of analytics and using new technologies to support business expansion
  • Carry out additional duties as assigned
Skills and Qualifications
  • Significant operational data management experience within the financial services sector (preferably in the buy side)
  • Extensive experience and detailed knowledge of Investment Operations (Reference Data, Position keeping & reconciliation, Pricing) and of Distribution Operations (AUM calculations, Client onboarding and flows)
  • Proven track record of execution, particularly in data-related domain
  • Comprehensive knowledge of data governance practices and processes
  • Strong analytics background
  • Experience working with business, operational data and technical teams to clearly document data governance and metadata requirements
  • Experienced in data governance approaches, practices and learnings in large financial organization(s)
  • Experience in contributing to business requirement documentation
  • Some project management experience
  • A credible thought leader able to inspire others through their knowledge and passion
  • Some experience of Informatica data governance tools would be beneficial
  • Bachelor's degree in mathematics, business administration, statistics or computer science (or similar)
Tom Gartland
Technical Recruiter

**If this is not a fit for you or you are not interested, Ascent Services Group offers an excellent Referral Bonus! We look forward to hearing from you!

About Ascent: The Ascent Services Group (ASG) is a nationally recognized technology staffing and consulting firm whose fundamental business is providing staffing services to Small, Medium, and Large Enterprise clients in our core market verticals: Financial Services, Healthcare, Technology and Life Sciences. As consultants for ASG, you will have access to many of the top clients within the industries we serve. Our goal is to deliver innovative talent through proven best practices and effective resource optimization. Become one of ASG's candidates and experience the difference!