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Sr. Consultant, Data Governance

Company: Forsythe Technology, Inc.
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Midwest/East Coast Location

Position Summary:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide advanced Data consulting solutions to clients. This position will primarily focus on data governance consulting and associated solutions. Data Governance areas of focus include data stewardship, metadata management, data security, data privacy, master data management, and information lifecycle management. This position will also handle client engagements requiring knowledge of multiple technologies and provide technical presales support.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of billable consulting activities in support of clients' objectives, which may include, but are not limited to:
  • Assessing data governance maturity and capabilities
  • Designing data governance programs and processes
  • Providing training and education on data governance best practices
  • Leading Data Governance Workshops
  • Implementation services for data governance areas of focus
  • Administration and Configuration
  • Application Integration Consulting
  • User Experience Design

  • Assist in oversee the data governance offerings and efforts for Sirius' data practice
  • Help build and maintain key data and analytics vendor-partner relationships for data governance solutions and sub-contractors
  • Present at conferences, events, webinars, podcasts to represent Sirius' data governance expertise and offerings
  • Participates in requirements gathering activities, examining the entire business application from the aspects of the workflow and the end user
  • Builds focused relationships with clients to identify business challenges
  • Makes recommendations to solve client problems
  • Directly interacts with clients, sales team, managers and other technical team members to identify, develop, and obtain complete information for solutions, and scope statement and level of effort for proposal/SOW development
  • Documents completed work for clients
  • Develops and maintains conceptual specifications in support of the overall solution throughout a project
  • Contributes and develop best practices, strategies, methodologies and documentation/templates suitable for reuse by other Consultants and Analysts
  • Achieve high level of Client Satisfaction on all consulting engagements by executing to achieve client project expectations
  • Develop strong client relationships and trust to secure future business
  • Reviews and understands all assigned Statement of Work (SOW) obligations prior to services delivery
  • Maintains accountability to work estimates and project financials
  • Assists with Digital and/or Data practice presales activities
  • Provides technical perspective to ensure a realistic estimation of scope, cost and level of effort for proposal generation
  • Serves as a point of contact to the client for technical issues and status
  • Mentors less senior personnel and serves as escalation point for their technical related project issues
  • As needed, steps into team leadership roles and empowers others to increase contribution and level of responsibility
  • Complies with all time compliance and time entry guidelines
  • Meets billable utilization targets
  • Training/Certifications - Engages in professional development, including obtaining industry related certifications as directed by management, to maintain continued growth in professional skills and knowledge
  • Administrative Overhead - Respond to email, phone calls, complete time cards in a timely manner, expense reports and status reports as required

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field
  • At least five (5) years of related Data and Analytics work experience, to include at least two (2) years of leading data governance programs and/or hands-on work in data governance functional areas

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Functional understanding of data governance principles and practices
  • Practical experience delivering data governance capabilities
  • Experience using or implementing data governance technologies, i.e., metadata management, data quality, master data management, data privacy, etc.
  • Understanding of ETL techniques and workflows as they impact and relate to analytic solutions
  • Exposure to cloud based analytic solutions and their role relative to traditional on-premise solutions
  • Experience in analytic solution design and data visualization techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with a wide variety of client and Sirius team members, including management and technical staff
  • Demonstrated ability to investigate complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in- depth evaluation of variable factors from multiple solutions and/or disciplines
  • Demonstrated understanding of core business functions of a typical company, and ability to employ step by step logic to solve business problems
  • Experience as a member of a technical project team, from design through delivery
  • Experience troubleshooting and identifying potential problems and making appropriate changes as necessary
  • Experience creating technical documentation and communicating effectively in various written formats
  • Demonstrated ability to provide guidance and leadership to less experienced technical team members, including delegating technical tasks, and at times resolving issues of poor technical execution without escalation
  • Demonstrated presentation and communication skills, including effectively communicating one-on-one, and in small and large groups, using a variety of presentation methods to sustain the audiences' engagement
  • Demonstrated time management and organizational skills; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships and conduct complex and important work critical to the organization in a team consulting environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Consulting experience, especially in an agency or global systems integrator environment
  • Certifications in relevant areas of specialty

Data Privacy and Security:

  • All Sirius employees are responsible to safeguard the information and information systems that they use or handle in the execution of their duties. Employees are obligated to know and perform their duties in accordance with Sirius policies, standards, and procedures related to security and report security violations to the appropriate Sirius authority.
  • Participate at hire and annually in the Information Security Awareness training as well as other required training identified by the Human Resources department. Other data privacy and data security related regulatory training may be required based on your role or assignment.

Essential Functions:

This position exists to provide technical consulting solutions to customers and as such requires the ability to travel to and from customer sites and interact with customers on an ongoing and regular basis.

The above primary duties, responsibilities, and position requirements are not all inclusive.

Sirius is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. As a government contractor, Sirius takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans; maintains a drug-free workplace; and participates in E-Verify.

Competencies:

Demonstrates competencies defined for the Analyst through Consultant levels, plus the following:

Customer Focus - Gains insight into customer needs. Identifies opportunities that benefit the customer. Builds and delivers solutions that meet customer expectations. Establishes and maintains effective customer relationships.

Financial Acumen - Understands the meaning and implications of key financial indicators. Uses financial analysis to generate, evaluate and act on strategic options and opportunities. Integrates quantitative and qualitative information to draw accurate conclusions.

Cultivates Innovation - Comes up with useful ideas that are new, better, or unique. Introduces new ways of looking at problems. Can take a creative idea and put into practice. Encourages diverse thinking to promote and nurture innovation.

Plans and Aligns - Sets objectives to align with broader organizational goals. Breaks down objectives into appropriate initiatives and actions. Stages activities with relevant milestones and schedules. Anticipates and adjusts effective contingency plans.

Optimizes Work Processes - Identifies and creates the processes necessary to get work done. Separates and combines activities into efficient workflow. Designs processes and procedures that allow managing from a distance. Seek ways to improve processes, from small tweaks to complete reengineering.

Keywords: Forsythe Technology, Inc., Atlanta , Sr. Consultant, Data Governance, Other , Atlanta, Georgia

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