Vice President -Data Governance Reston,VA or Sacramento, CA in Reston, VA at Maximus

Date Posted: 11/27/2020

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Job Description

As head of the Data Governance function, reporting to the CIO, the Chief Data Officer is responsible for vision and execution of all corporate data governance functions to ensure data integrity, consistency, accessibility, privacy, retention and security of information across the enterprise. This position is responsible for setting the strategic technical and enterprise direction for broader integration across business systems and improving the availability of timely, accurate, and performant data and interfaces to operational, home office, and analytics teams throughout the organization.

• Develop and implement an appropriate Data Governance Strategy and Operating model
• Develop Data Governance Policies and Standards
• Implement tools and technology to support data governance strategic objectives with a focus on data integration
• Establish centralized data storage, delivery, modeling, and integration; create and maintain a corresponding corporate data catalog
• Implement Data Quality Benchmarks
• Drive Data Governance Office adoption and enterprise buy-in
• Establish and lead teams comprised of architects, systems analysts, data engineers, integration engineers, support engineers, quality assurance engineers, data security specialists, technical project managers, and data usage auditors

Specifically the position is responsible for all areas of Data Governance including:
• Data Governance: Planning, oversight, and control over management of data and the use of data and data-related sources
• Data Architecture: Overall structure of data and data-related resources as an integral part of the enterprise architecture
• Data Modeling & Systems Design: Analysis, design, building, testing, and maintenance
• Data Integration: Acquisition, extraction, transformation, movement, delivery, replication, federation, virtualization and operational support
• Data Storage: Structured physical data assets storage deployment and management
• Data Quality/Data Integrity: Defining, monitoring, maintaining data integrity, and improving data quality
• Data Security: Ensuring privacy, confidentiality and appropriate access
• Master Data Management: Managing shared data to reduce redundancy and ensure better data quality through standardized definition and use of data values

The position is also responsible for ensuring strategic data analysis and integration initiatives are supported, in cooperation with all key corporate stakeholders including Operations, Digital, Performance Analytics, HR and Finance.

• Bachelor’s Degree and/or advanced degree in Computer Science, Data Engineering, , Informatics, Information Systems, or other related fields
• 10+ years of leadership experience in IT, data management, data warehouse roles, and/or data infrastructure
• 10+ years of multi-layered management experience.
• Expertise in architectural considerations and commercially available approaches to software and technology for enterprise data warehouse, data lakes, and business intelligence
• Capable of working on the full range of data strategy, governance, and systems to create a consolidated road map that considers the people, processes, and technologies required to meet existing operational and evolving agency needs
• Highly collaborative, transparent, and oriented toward excellence in oneself and one’s teammates

• Experience implementing cloud solutions, specifically cloud data infrastructure, with transition experience from on-premise to cloud environment a plus
• Data as a Service (DaaS) strategy and implementation experience a plus
• Event stream and microservice architecture data strategy experience
• Working within a highly matrixed organization while focusing on the realization of key strategic objectives
• Advanced knowledge and experience with best in class data management tools and data strategy design
• Experience developing cloud-native data and usage pricing strategies, with on-premise conversation and ROI experience
• Extensive vendor management experience: procurement, contracting/negotiating, task order/deliverables management, etc.
• Ability to convert business strategy into action-oriented objectives and measurable results
• Ability to develop and manage a multi-million dollar budget


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Oversee all aspects of the IT group to include the operational performance, strategic planning, resource management, audit requests, human resources assignments, recruiting, hiring, financial management, budgeting, and business development.
- Work proactively and effectively with clients, and deliver high quality work products in a timely manner.
- Provide leadership in recommending, developing, and communicating approaches for resolving specific process issues.
- Provide leadership in obtaining data needed for specific analysis across the IT Office and related organizations, according to the business requirements.
- Perform complex tasks with minimal supervision and guidance. Manage across multiple tasks with differing priorities. Provide proactive attention to detail. Maintain contract growth, profit, and performance.
- Manage the compliance and delivery of security and audit response (HIPAA, HITRUST, SOC II, MARS- S, NIST, etc).
- Build a high performance team through effective hiring, coaching, and growth and development.
- Collaborate with executive leadership and other business groups to increase effectiveness of operations projects, programs and communications.
- Maintain the current level or better for project delivery.
- Continuously improve the Project Management process within MAXIMUS IT.
- Develop and support strong cross functional partnerships with Technical Support, Security & Compliance, Development, QA, Product, Customer Success, and Corporate IT- - Responsible for all projects meeting all timelines at or ahead of anticipated dates.
- Drive the use of effective tools and methodologies.

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field; equivalent work experience in management of IT will be considered.
- PMP Certification preferred but not required.
- 15+ years of experience building and leading a growing technical operations function for an enterprise IT operations organization.
- 5+ years of experience as a Project Manager.
- Highly motivated, methodical, organized and self- directed individual.
- Proven execution skills and ability to successfully execute against strategy in cooperation with other functions.
- Ability to apply both technical competence and interpersonal skills to achieve business outcomes.
- Proficient in all Microsoft Office products.
- Microsoft Project skills required.
- Must be an excellent communicator (Written and verbal).
- Must be able to travel 10- 20%.
- Work in regular office environment.
- The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience and ability to interact multiple support teams responsible for advanced technology design, development, integration, testing, training, deployment, operations and/or maintenance efforts.
- Have the organizational ability to direct multiple activities of an integrated team of technical, organizational, and business process improvement staff to execute the business plans, interface with other functions and outside personnel, investigate and resolve problems, and prepare capital and operating budget requests.

MAXIMUS Introduction
Since 1975, Maximus has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. Maximus delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, Maximus is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit
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