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Data Catalog and Lineage Central Governance Analyst

YesterdayMilwaukee, WI / Remote

A career in Products and Technology is an opportunity to bring PwC's strategy to life by driving products and technology into everything we deliver. Our clients expect us to bring the right people and the right technology to solve their biggest problems; Products and Technology is here to help PwC meet that challenge and accelerate the growth of our business. We have skilled technologists, data scientists, product managers and business strategists who are using technology to accelerate change. Our team is responsible for defining and upholding data governance plans. Efforts transform the way the firm manages and capitalizes on its data/maximizes the income potential of data which spans a variety of people, processes, policies, and technologies.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.
  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching them to deliver results.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.
  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends.
  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.
  • Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation and can explain the reasons for this choice.
  • Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives.
  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others.
  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Additional Responsibilities:

Supporting the identification and management of data domains, data elements, Business Glossary and Data Catalog, assesses and operationalizes the Technical Metadata harvesting and preparing the Data Lineage. Defines optimal Metadata model design as the Metadata owner and driver for optimal utilization of the data management tool - Azure Purview. Enhance and maintain the data catalog, policy and standards library, the End-to-End data lineage, as well as how to operationalize DG culture.

Custom Orgs:

Global LoS:
Internal Firm Services

Job Requirements and Preferences:

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:
High School Diploma

Minimum Years of Experience:
2 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree Preferred:
Bachelor Degree

Preferred Fields of Study:
Computer and Information Science, Data Processing/Analytics/Science

Additional Educational Preferences:

Other related fields of study with relevant experience may be considered.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader:

  • Possessing broad experience participating in data-related projects or programs and working knowledge and experience in Metadata Management and Data Governance Implementation Projects;
  • Displaying knowledge of data management and governance policies, standards, metrics, controls, and processes;
  • Having knowledge of the legal, compliance, and regulatory issues impacting data along with geographical restrictions on data storage and Data Centers;
  • Possessing knowledge and experience of data asset identification, defining data asset ownerships, usage and access control policies;
  • Showcasing knowledge and experience in data domain discovery, data classification, taxonomy and hierarchies that support data catalog architecture;
  • Exhibiting proven knowledge and working experience in Microsoft Purview;
  • Creating new or enhance the existing business glossaries, working with business analysts and other stakeholders to establish concise, understandable definitions that accurately reflect the business purpose and resonate with the various consumers;
  • Showcasing thorough understanding of, designing and developing data catalog in Purview that would be the inventory of collective data assets to help data owners, stewards and business users to find relevant data for analytics uses using unisense search;
  • Displaying knowledge and understanding of stitching and maintaining data dictionary, business glossary and data catalog;
  • Conducting periodic reviews of the data catalogue to corroborate compliance with the DG standards;
  • Facilitating the capture of metadata as core change and operational deliverables;
  • Demonstrating clarity, knowledge and experience in harvesting technical metadata either through OOTB or custom connectors of Purview while working with business analysts and solution designers;
  • Designing, developing and tracking data lineage from source to target including all intermediate transformations and curations layers using Purview;
  • Identifying, validating and attesting completeness of data lineage between the point of data element creation (system of record) and the point where it is consumed by business users (trusted data sources) and design processes for implementation to certify Tier 1 CDEs and Reports;
  • Possessing ability to create and maintain automated workflows for periodic metadata refresh;
  • Complete understanding of the process of sensitive data (PII, PHI, etc.) and making sure the data management standards in-sync with the regulations like GDPR/HIPPA/SPI (as applicable);
  • Helping manage the inventory of data-related controls on systems that support segment processes and customers;
  • Showcasing thorough understanding of data steward/data owner operating model;
  • Ability in designing and rolling out training programs to train the trainer/end-users;
  • Being a collaborative team player; and,
  • Having a business outcome focused problem-solving mindset.

Learn more about how we work:

PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

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Job ID: PricewaterhouseCoopers-483121WD
Employment Type: Other