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Data Governance Analyst

SEEK Limited

Job Description

Company Description

SEEK’s portfolio of diverse businesses make a positive impact on a truly global scale. Our purpose is to help people live more fulfilling and productive working lives and help organisations succeed. SEEK makes a positive impact on a global scale, with exposure to 2.9 billion people, more than 70 million students and learners and a global presence including Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, South-East Asia, Brazil, and Mexico.

At SEEK we create world-class products through ongoing investment into AI and technology and have a culture of innovation, empowerment, and collaboration. SEEK is Australian owned and operated, employs more than 1,000 people in Australia and over 10,000 people around the world. We have a culture of high-performance in our workplaces and celebrate the diversity of our employees who contribute to the success of our organisation. Find out more about us by visiting [link removed].

Job Description

The Role

This job will partner with key business, analytics, AI, and technology stakeholders to identify business challenges, contribute to the development of a SEEK data plan, drive the insights, and develop solutions to enable the business teams to perform at the highest levels. This role is part of the Data Practice which consists of experts and advisors with a specific focus on enabling exceptional data-driven products and decisions through a coordinated approach to shared data practices and culture at SEEK.

The Data Governance Analyst will develop Policies, Standards and Guidelines to support the:

  • central importance of data to everything we do
  • accountability through clear ownership and management
  • minimisation of harm to our data, and fostering trust with our customers by being compliant
  • maintaining the quality of our critical data
  • understanding of our data

The analyst will help maintain best practices regarding our SEEK Data Lifecycle, and support in establishing, operationalising and sustaining Data Governance, through the identification, definition, management and publishing of our Policies, Standards and Guidelines.

The analyst will track and report on the progress of adoption of our SEEK Data Lifecycle, performing audits with teams to validate compliance. In addition, this individual is responsible for identifying, defining and maintaining Data Governance workflows.  Partnering with Data Stewards to identify, define and maintain data definitions and corresponding metadata across business functions and data domains.

Key Responsibilities

  • Define, author and partner with Business, Risk and Technology stakeholders to operationalise data policies, standards and guidelines
  • Support training, education and awareness programs to improve our data capabilities
  • Support business transition and helping to establish change
  • Partner with data stewards to
    • drive the adoption of our data lifecycle, seek continuous feedback to drive improvements in our messaging and training
    • support cross functional data challenges, facilitating and documenting findings that require prioritisation and governance support
    • define use cases, and partner with engineers to implement data management technology
  • Create and monitor adoption metrics, dashboard reporting for review and presentation
  • Using our data framework, and adoption metrics, support the Practice Lead in the planning and prioritisation of initiatives to drive further adoption of our Data Responsibilities

The Team

The Data Practice teams exists within the SEEK Group and its purpose is to enable exceptional data-driven products and decisions through a coordinated approach to shared data practices and culture at SEEK.  The remit is across APAC, and the Data Practice works primarily with internal partners, to drive the adoption of our data practices. The team is part of our Technology organisation, reporting to the Chief of Data Services whose remit also extends to the provisioning of common data infrastructure to support our distributed teams in the creation of their data products.


Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Prior experience in a role requiring collaboration across multiple functions
  • Ability to distil complex concepts to easy-to-understand frameworks and presentations
  • Strong business acumen, ability to think strategically and build effective partnerships
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills, including communicating technical issues to non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to lead project teams in driving end to end activities to meet set milestones and provide necessary mentorship/ guidance for the team growth.
  • A self-starter that adapts well to change in a fast-paced, dynamic workplace and works well in cross-functional teams/projects.
  • Direct experience with defining and operationalising Policies, Standards, Guidelines and workflows
  • Experience with Data Governance tools
  • Strong functional understanding of data, ingestion, pipelines, modelling etc
  • Strong data analysis e.g., sql, and familiar with using dataframes, spark, python etc
  • Prior experience directly related to defining, designing, implementing and managing data governance and management is highly regarded

Additional Information

At SEEK we offer:

  • Support of flexible working
  • Casual dress – everyday
  • SEEKer Support, offering mental/physical wellbeing counselling
  • Year-round events, with something for everyone!

Here at SEEK we pride ourselves on harbouring a flexible and inclusive working environment. Should you require any specific supports or adjustments throughout the recruitment process and beyond, please advise us and we will be happy to assist.

For this role, only those candidates with the eligible right to work will be considered