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Data Governance Specialist

Macquarie Group

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Are you passionate about working at the heart of a data strategy? Do you want to evolve your career in the growing field of data governance? As a Data Governance Specialist within the Macquarie Capital Data & Analytics team, you will join a growing team supporting a number of regulatory and strategic initiatives, aimed at bringing Macquarie Capital’s data under governance.

As the team continues to evolve, we will be looking to welcome both Manager and Analyst level Data Governance specialists who will play a key role in the management of the organisation’s data management and critical data, working with to deliver Macquarie capital requirements for enterprise and regulatory projects and ensure those requirements work into Macquarie Capital business projects.

What impact will you have?

As a Data Governance Specialist, you will support end to end data management, data best practice adoption and the identification and management of critical data elements. With a strong delivery focus, you will take lead in key regulatory streams of work, building deep understanding in specific business divisions data flows to ensure that documented understanding meets regulatory and audit requirements.

Other key responsibilities will include:

  • Working with stakeholder to support the execution of critical data element assessments and mapping across the organisation (data definitions, validating data provision, tracing lineage and assessing data controls and documenting the outcomes).
  • Enhance and embed processes, instructions and templates to facilitate data management processes
  • Oversee operation of the enterprise data quality tools to discover, define, assess and measure data quality rules to improve data quality
  • Drive the end to end Data Under Governance process – ensuring that data lineage is traced, business process and controls are understood, control gaps or data management risks are identified, and remediation plans are consulted and agreed
  • Contribute to the implementation of data management frameworks and processes
  • Manage business glossaries and data dictionaries for existing systems and new initiatives.
  • Act as the subject matter expert for data management within data projects to ensure metadata is managed, data is mastered, data meets quality requirements and data management processes are implemented, and projects are de-risked.

What skills will you use?

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated experience in a dedicated Data Governance role, ideally in the Financial Services sector. Oustanding stakeholder management and communication skills will be assumed. Other relevant skills and experience may include:

  • ability to communicate data concepts and technical information in simple business terms
  • experience with data mapping and tracing data lineage
  • experience defining data quality rules / business rules / data controls;
  • Experience in identifying data risks and mitigating controls
  • exposure to database management, data warehousing, or data lake technology
  • exposure to business glossary and data dictionaries;
  • familiarity with contemporary data quality technology (e.g. Informatica IDQ, Trillium, Information Analyzer) and meta data management technology (e.g. Collibra, EDC, Axon, Alex)
  • experience with writing SQL queries and understanding basic database modeling

If you are passionate about data governance and are seeking an engaging, challenging and high-visibility role please apply today or reach out to Maddy Wilson to learn more at

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A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 17,000+ employees and offices in 33 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment.

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Job no: MacCap-962414
Work type: Fixed term, Maximum term
Location: Sydney
Category: Mid-level, Junior, Data & Analytics
Group: Macquarie Capital
Recruiter: Maddy Wilson
Opening Date: 13/1/2022