Data Governance Specialist
Data Engineering function hiring in: Portugal | Malta | Bulgaria
Engagement Option(s): Full Time
Work Preference Option(s): Hybrid | In Office | Work From Home

Join Ascent and help us do extraordinary things for our customers!

**This position is only open to residents of Bulgaria, Malta or Portugal.

About us
Ascent is a design-led software, data, and cloud business that specializes in advanced analytics and AI.  We are an engineering business. We design, build, and manage cloud-native products, solutions, platforms & experiences on Azure.

Our pan-European community of engineers, architects, data scientists, and digital consultants helps customers take on challenges and opportunities, so they can do something new, or do existing things better.

From global insurance, pharma, healthcare, and retail to smart home devices, space exploration, and cricket - we get to work with some of the sharpest minds in the brightest businesses.

At Ascent, we also believe in fostering a vibrant office community where collaboration thrives and connections flourish. With our hybrid approach, we prioritize hiring individuals who reside in close proximity to our offices. Our aim is to cultivate a positive atmosphere and sense of belonging by facilitating easy access to the office. However, we welcome applicants from all other areas in the indicated countries, as we value diversity and recognize the unique perspectives each individual brings to our team. Join us in shaping a workplace where proximity enhances collaboration while inclusivity strengthens our community.

The Opportunity
We are looking for a highly organized and detail-oriented Data Governance Coordinator for the banking sector, to oversee the implementation and management of data governance strategies across the organization. You will play a crucial role in coordinating activities, ensuring alignment with shared objectives, and driving the effective governance of critical data elements.

Your Responsibilities
  • Operationalize data governance strategies and coordinate activities across the business to ensure effective implementation.
  • Ensure business data stewards complete assigned tasks and understand shared objectives with the Data Office.
  • Identify critical data elements governed by the data governance policy and prioritize them based on strategic objectives, regulatory requirements, and financial implications.
  • Oversee the management of the data domain on the data catalog, including the discovery and inputting of metadata such as data owners, data domain mapping, and data definitions.
  • Leverage a data catalog tool to support the business in identifying critical data usage, managing metadata input, and guiding data stewards in effectively utilizing the tool for task completion.
  • Identify and prioritize remediation actions to meet defined data quality standards set by data users.
  • Identify and manage training needs across different units within the organization, including training for data stewards and data management resources.
  • Allocate tasks to the branch network and monitor the progress of branches in data governance activities.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders from branches, risk, finance, and ITSD to develop strategic remediation plans to address data issues.
  • Work with data engineers in the data office to define data quality metrics, as agreed with data owners, and manage the presentation of metrics to enable effective data control by data owners.
Skills and Experience
  • Proven experience in a data management/governance environment for more than 4 years.
  • Experience in working with stakeholders across your organization.
  • Good knowledge of cloud-based data platforms (azure preferred).
  • Experience with Python and data-related libraries.
  • Good knowledge of CLI environments such as bash or PowerShell.

Working at Ascent
At Ascent we promote a healthy work-life balance by offering flexibility in where you work.  We also promote well-being and provide access to Well Being Coaches. 

Your development and learning will be taken seriously, and we'll support your professional development with training and certification, with regular feedback and review. It is a fun, supportive, and modern workplace where we really live by our company values of Empathy, Energy, and Audacity! Ascent also offers a variety of benefits in each of our countries.

Ascent is an equal opportunities employer. We take intentional steps to ensure inclusion and belonging are something real here, not just something we talk about. No person will be treated less favorably because of their gender, pregnancy, and maternity status, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, or disability status. If you require any reasonable accommodation, please let us know when you apply.



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Our customers.

Ascent works with over 150 businesses in the UK, Europe and North America. From global insurance, healthcare and retail to smart home devices, space exploration and cricket - we get to work with some of the sharpest minds in the brightest businesses.

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Why join Ascent?

We’re fast becoming a leading European digital transformation business.

Joining Ascent means you’ll be involved in delivering exciting technology projects for leading global brands. You’ll be part of a growing team of super-talented people who are actively choosing to join us on our journey rather than working in big corporates.

Your voice matters at Ascent. We are always keen to hear your opinions and those ideas that come to you at 3am (some of them are definitely as good as they seemed at the time). You’ll develop your talent through our internal Academy, providing a wide range of personal development, up-skilling and cross-skilling opportunities.

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