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BMO Financial Group Data Governance Specialist - (Technology / Regulations/ Data Streaming / Cloud) in Toronto, Ontario


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The Data Governance Specialist is accountable for the analysis, design, development, implementation and support of various data governance and data quality initiatives in support of the Lines of Business strategies.

Some Specific Functions of this Role:

  • Establish, implement and manage data governance and data management standards, policies, procedures and processes for Metadata and Data Quality Management.

  • Monitor adherence to data policies across the organization to ensure availability of high-quality data, consultative and subject matter expertise, ensuring all users of data understand policies, procedures and standards.

  • Assesses the data quality and monitors data quality health

  • Interfaces with senior management and contributes towards ongoing data quality improvement initiatives

  • Collaborates with other technology stakeholders to ensure that the data policies, procedures, standards/processes are consistent where possible and align with enterprise standards.

  • Participates in project and team meetings interacting and collaborating with team members and other departments as appropriate

  • Contributes to successful completion of project deliverables

  • Provides support to team members and application

  • Provides some support for production and non-production environments

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in supporting enterprise wide data governance including measuring/monitoring data quality, recommending improvements in data

  • Experience and knowledge of data governance in a cross-functional environment of multiple data sources/repositories

  • Ability to recommend improvements in data management process and technology solutions to ensure user requirements are met.

  • Solid understanding of SDLC and QA requirements

  • Possesses solid analytical skills for complex problem solving. Is able to manage multiple priorities.

  • Self-starter, ability to adapt and quickly develop in-depth technical understanding of new/different applications.

  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills

  • Solid communication skills both written and verbal

  • Good understanding of emerging technologies

  • University degree or college diploma in Computer Science

  • Financial Services industry experience or related is an asset

  • Technical Skills:

  • Expertise in data governance and data quality experience using industry standard tools

  • Expertise in Event driven SOA and/or EAI applications and ability to translate business needs into technical requirements.

  • Expert knowledge in Kafka, Confluent platforms would be desirable

  • Experience of data streaming using AWS Kinesis and Kafka is nice to have

  • Thorough experience on Cloud platforms would be a strong asset

  • Solid knowledge JSON and modern integration frameworks

LOCATION: Yonge & Sheppard

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BMO Financial GroupServing customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $728 billion as of October 31, 2018, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.We serve Canadian clients through BMO Bank of Montreal®, our personal and commercial banking business, BMO Nesbitt Burns®*, one of Canada's leading wealth management firms, and BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.In the United States, clients are served through BMO Harris Bank, a major U.S. Midwest personal and commercial bank, and BMO Private Bank, with wealth management offices across the United States, as well as BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.We help our customers make money make sense by delivering the broadest range of financial services through a single point of contact. Our financial service professionals provide access to any services our customers require across the entire enterprise.