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Data Governance Director

Resp & Qualifications

The Director of Enterprise Data Governance is responsible for establishing and enforcing standards for all practices and procedures regarding enterprise data management and utilization. Data Governance is a group which provides critical support for day to day operations and key corporate programs. This position requires prior experience in data architecture, data management, data integration, big data, analytics and/or business reporting preferably in a healthcare environment. The incumbent will spend the majority of their time managing a team of data modelers and working across multiple business units within the organization to ensure optimal data management practices across all levels of management in a variety of internal departments and external stakeholders. The incumbent should also have technical experience using programs to extract, analyze, and manage data from a variety of disparate data sources and systems. The incumbent should be able to work independently with minimal involvement from management and lead organization to improve the team’s quality and efficiency.

The incumbent should be able to supervise and oversee Data Governance Process and manage Analysts, Technicians, Interns and Contractors in data and business analysis, data modeling consulting, and system and data problem resolution related to information. This position will also be charged with coordinating with Lead Architects and other Data & Informatics staff to ensure enterprise governance and stewardship policies are enforced.


Under the general direction of a Sr. Director of Informatics, the incumbent’s accountabilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Develop and maintain standards for Enterprise Data Governance for existing and future data repositories and applications while ensuring the integrity of all data processes. Coordinate projects that involve multiple team members and oversee the gathering of analyses into a timely, accurate, comprehensive and understandable format. Lead Data & Informatics meetings and facilitate information exchange with people in other departments and/or external customers. Expand knowledge of the systems, methods, practices, procedures, policies, regulations followed at the Operations Center and develop technical skills including but not limited to Big Data, SQL and analytic software.
Lead development and management of business and technical metadata development and sharing tools and practices. Supervise and oversee Data Governance team. Regularly represent the department at inter departmental meetings as needs dictate.

2. Facilitate Data Governance process and ensure timely completion of all data governance related artifacts required for production, operations, and development projects. Ensure corporate systems contain quality data and are available according to SLR’s. This may include some or all of the specific skills and functions below:Independently work with business units and management to direct gathering and understanding of business requirements for new project requests.Ensure the accuracy and presentation of reports and analyses. Interpret data and provide analytical commentaries to explain defects or highlight significant findings. Create documentation and specifications for new production and be able to effectively communicate related methodologies to business users and internal staff.Participate in work groups to assist in sharing data business and technical knowledge to perform quality reviews, audits or supporting data in development or post-implementation.

3. Contribute to the continual improvement of the organization by developing efficient methods for automating data processes; maintaining data integrity, and expanding the use of new technologies as the need arises. Ensure clear and concise documentation for all projects. Excellent organizational skills and ability to set priorities and handle multiple projects concurrently.

4. Perform individual team administrative duties including status reporting, daily project time reporting, and self/peer/project assessments.


This position will require supervision of a team of full time direct reports and contingent workers


Required Experience/Skills/Abilities

  • A college degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or a related discipline OR equivalent experience. Experience must include 12 or more years of data management, data governance, data architecture, analytics and/or business reporting experience preferably in a healthcare or related environment.
  • Experience in establishing and managing data governance process and procedures across multiple business units.
  • Experience in developing tools in Big Data and traditional DW environments in support of Data Governance and master data management.
  • Additionally, this position requires demonstrated proficiency with multiple reporting applications and tools, including MS Excel, Access, Word, and SQL/database querying.
  • Excellent analytical skills. Must be able to not only extract and manipulate data but understand what the data represents; to review information critically and ensure that it is accurate and reasonable within the context that it is presented.
  • The ability to work independently and lead a team.
  • Excellent leadership and organizational skills. Must be flexible and willing to work additional hours as necessary to complete work during critical deadlines and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good oral and written communications abilities; strong interpersonal skills for customer interfacing.
  • Demonstrated high-level skills in at least one of the following: logical and physical applications design; technical documentation; full-cycle system development; big data design, networking; security; web and/or web application server administration; NT, UNIX, and/or mainframe systems administration. Strong knowledge and demonstrated ability to manage SDLC processes.

Preferred: Masters in Computer Science or Business Administration or related field.




Department:Informatics Data Governance

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

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Closing Date

Please apply before: 3/3/2019

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.


The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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