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Job Description: At Perkins Coie we look for individuals who are self-motivated, dedicated to providing value and superior services, and above all, have a high degree of integrity and enthusiasm for their work. We have created a company culture that is based on collaboration, devotion to serving our clients, and mutual respect. Perkins Coie is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion both within the firm and throughout our collective communities. Work for one of Fortune's 2022 "100 Best Companies to Work" , making the list for the 20th consecutive year. Get great health insurance, tuition reimbursement, and paid sabbaticals.
GENERAL PURPOSE The Metadata Management System Architect serves as the subject matter expert who will work with a broad array of stakeholders to implement and maintain a firm-wide metadata management system (data catalog), which consists of business glossaries, data dictionaries, policy repositories, and workflows to maintain the firm's valuable data. They will ensure that the data catalog enables end users to quickly find and understand data assets. The Metadata Management System Architect will train and mentor data stewards so they can effectively maintain and promote the data within their department or practice group. As part of their daily function, they will curate and maintain data descriptions and associated policies to ensure the data catalog accurately and effectively represents the firm's key data assets.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS These essential functions are primary job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation.
• Configure the firm-wide metadata management systems (Collibra) to accurately represent the firm's critical data assets and supporting policies • Implement and administer a metadata management system to operationalize firm-wide data governance • Build and curate an organizationally accepted and effective business glossary and data dictionaries • Design and implement operating, asset, and metamodels in Collibra while ensuring usability and understandability of the system to a non-technical audience • Oversee the implementations and validate outcomes with users • Construct and implement workflows, reference data, and data lineage harvesting • Create and curate asset types, domain types, attributes, and relations to accurately describe priority data • Validate completeness of data lineage between the system of record and point of consumption for key data • Translate business and technical requirements into Collibra designs • Assess, recommend, and implement capabilities related to business and technical metadata, data lineage, data profiling, data quality improvement efforts, and issue/request management in Collibra • Design automated and bulk metadata uploads • Build dashboards within Collibra that enables stakeholders to quickly find and understand data • Provide thought leadership, frameworks, best practices, and subject matter expertise in Collibra to deliver effective data solutions to the firm • Develop and deliver training and collateral, including tip sheets, documentation, specifications, guides, etc. • Maintain necessary processes, controls, and procedures to ensure data accuracy and integrity within the catalog
TRAVEL • This position may require periodic travel
SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Outstanding problem solving and analytical skills • Experience building enterprise data governance solutions • Experience gathering business requirements and translating into technical solutions • Solid understanding of data cataloging processes and principles, with the ability to effectively communicate and advocate those ideas to others • Strong collaboration and communications skills • Proficient in authoring, editing, and presenting technical documents • Strong interpersonal skills, with competence in interfacing with business users • Ability to summarize and present design alternatives • Significant experience and adept in gathering data requirements and building agreed-upon business definitions and vocabularies • Ability to explain the value of Collibra and data governance to both business and technical stakeholders • Ability to analyze complex environments, distill concepts, and present to clients • Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in a team environment
SPECIFIC SKILLS PREFERRED • Working knowledge of data processing technologies and patterns, such as using SQL Server Integration Services to perform Extract, Transform, and Load processes • Working knowledge of data visualization platforms, such as Power BI and Tableau
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE • Collibra Ranger certification, required • 3-5 years of progressive experience in metadata management roles, required • 3 years of experience working with Collibra, required • Bachelor's Degree in any field, required • In-depth knowledge of data governance and data management concepts, approaches, and tools and the role of data governance in the successful implementation of data strategy
This position may be filled in the following area(s). he compensation range in these area(s) is listed below and depends on qualification and experience. Perkins Coie may provide a discretionary bonus annually and information regarding benefits can be found here.
Bay Area compensation range: $127,810 to $201,220 annually Colorado compensation range: $100,140 to $157,650 annually Los Angeles compensation range: $116,620 to $183,600 annually New York compensation range: $97,180 to $153,000 annually San Diego compensation range: $115,140 to $181,270 annually Washington State compensation range: $105,630 to $166,300 annually
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