Data Governance Analyst Data Governance Analyst …

Sands Capital Management
in Arlington, VA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Competitive
Sands Capital Management
in Arlington, VA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Competitive
Sands Capital is an independent, employee-owned investment management firm based in Arlington, Virginia that manages multiple billions of dollars in client assets. Sands Capital’s strategies employ a fundamental, bottom-up research process to identify high-quality growth businesses that we can own for the long term in concentrated portfolios. We invest on a global basis across the life cycle from early-stage private businesses to leading public companies.

About the Firm

Sands Capital is an independent, employee-owned investment management firm based in Arlington, Virginia that manages multiple billions of dollars in client assets. Sands Capital’s strategies employ a fundamental, bottom-up research process to identify high-quality growth businesses that we can own for the long term in concentrated portfolios.  We invest on a global basis across the life cycle from early-stage private businesses to leading public companies.

Identified below are Core Values the firm holds in high regard and believes are critical for high-performing teams at Sands Capital:

  • Integrity & Trust: Do what is right, not what is popular. Deliver on commitments.
  • Client-Centered: Always act in the best interest of our clients.
  • Commitment to Excellence: Strive to learn and improve. Implement best practices.

Position Summary

Sands Capital is seeking a Data Governance Analyst to help build out the foundational elements of a data governance program by turning complex governance concepts into practical and applicable solutions that help our business partners understand the value of good data governance practice. You’ll be responsible for helping to drive adoption of governance practices in the form of metadata management, data transformation and validation, data ownership, and membership on working councils that will make you a trusted partner in stewardship of critical data for the organization.

Essential Functions

  • Work with business owners on data migration and governance challenges, providing analysis and expertise in business data to recommend strategic solutions
  • Help to identify and deploy enterprise data best practices such as data scoping, meta data standardization, lineage, data deduplication, mapping and transformation, and business validations
  • Own development and management of data glossaries and data owner matrices to establish enterprise data standards pertaining to the use of critical data
  • Assist with deploying data issue capture and resolution process
  • Engage with key business stakeholders to assist with establishing fundamental data governance processes and procedures both at project onset and on an ongoing basis
  • Create, prepare, and standardize data quality reports for internal analysis
  • Define key data quality metrics and indicators and facilitate development and implementation of supporting standards. Ensure adoption of required policies and standards across the enterprise
  • Ensure compliance with legal and information security standards
  • Ensure issues raised by business and functional data governance leaders are resolved and that data objectives are met
  • Grow, mature, and enforce modern data documentation standards

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with strong academic credentials
  • 8+ years of operational or consultant experience in a data management, data operations, or data governance role.
  • Experience working in financial services a plus
  • Excellent work ethic: Exhibits ability to self-manage, scope, prioritize and communicate operational work deliverables and deadlines on an ongoing basis
  • Experience working with IT project managers, architects, and developers translating business data needs into technical language and ensuring effective QA / UAT of data solution delivery
  • Experience with Agile project management principles and tools (JIRA, Confluence, Trello) a plus
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, responsive work environment
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Inquisitive and curious nature; committed problem-solver
  • Exhibit behavior consistent with Sands Capital’s mission, values, and culture

Additional Information

To be considered, candidates must submit a resume that specifically outlines your qualifications for the position.

If you wish to apply for this position, please do so via Sands Capital Management’s Careers page at http://sandscapital.com/careers/.

We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.

Sands Capital is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and staff members. For our staff members, equal opportunity includes access to the benefits and privileges that the firm provides to staff members generally. We appreciate the value diversity brings to Sands Capital and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all staff members.

We evaluate and select qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Discrimination of this kind is also strictly prohibited by a variety of federal, state, and local laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

View the “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster here and its supplement here.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to pregnant individuals, individuals with disabilities, and/or individuals needing accommodation for sincerely held religious beliefs. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to eciccarello@sandscap.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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