Data Governance Engineer III

Job Location US-NC-Winston-Salem
Job Opening ID
Novant Health Frontis Plaza
DPS Enterprise Data Mgmt
Work Schedule
PRN Details
Monday - Friday
Job Status


The Data Governance Engineer III supports all organization-wide data governance activities and will be responsible for deploying key Data Governance processes that pertain to the sourcing, management, development and consumption of data assets across the enterprise. The position will focus on establishing and ensuring adherence to an enterprise data governance framework for data policies, standards and practices, both at the department and Business and Functional areas level, to achieve the required level of consistency, quality and protection to meet overall needs.


The Data Governance Engineer III will work closely with subject matter experts to improve the visibility and value of core data assets, respond to regulatory protection requirements as well as support the strategic requirements of DPS. Participates in the application and deployment of data policies and processes and their continued enforcement. Ensures that all data assets which are subject to the governance processes within the enterprise are catalogued. Supports the development and maintenance of an end to end data lifecycle management approach. Responsible for applying data governance framework including the management of data, operating model, data policies and standards as well as the application of clearly defined data management definitions for use across the enterprise. In addition, will have a role working with various stakeholders across the organization to achieve the goals defined in the data governance and data management strategies.


Primary responsibility and activity for the assessment, improvement, implementation, and support of the Novant Health Data Catalog and Business Glossary products. Works within and beyond area of control to implement improvement approaches recommended by DPS management, or various stakeholders. Analyzes business requirements and translates to technical requirements. Collaborates with Enterprise Architects, Data Platform Integration, other teams, and third-party vendors. Configures the Data Catalog and Business Glossary per requirement, following standards and design patterns, and extending the solution as needed. Applies problem-solving skills to address complex technical issues around the solution, and liaisons with vendors to diagnose and resolve potential defects. Works with Business Analysts and subject matter experts on processes to enable and ensure the Data Catalog and Business Glossary reflects accuracy and is a trusted resource. Validates the Data Catalog by comparing to the sources that are scanned and profiled, and the lineage reflects an accurate depiction of data flow. This may include accessing data sources and targets such as Azure Data Warehouse, Azure Data Lake Storage, SQL databases, Power BI reports, and Azure Analysis Services. Activates new and supports existing Data Catalog resources, enables profiling of data assets, and establishes data lineage and impact analysis. Develops custom resources when necessary to ingest data source metadata and an existing connector is not available. Applies and maintains tagging and classification of data assets to provide searchability and tracking of data, and to support data security workflows and the protection of sensitive data. Ensures best practices are implemented into the Data Governance architecture. Collaborates with Data Analytic team members and other Data Governance team members to support the development and maintenance of the Business Glossary, providing guidance and expertise. Expert knowledge of the integration between the Data Catalog, Business Glossary, and Data Quality systems and understands the impact that one has on the other. Implements best practices following policies, change management practices and procedures. Develops subject matter expertise of Novant Health Data Governance processes and how it impacts enterprise data development and consumption.


The following qualifications are the minimum necessary to adequately perform this job. However, an approved equivalent combination of experience, education and training which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities could be acceptable, subject to any licensure/certification/legal and/or regulatory requirements.


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At Novant Health, one of our core values is diversity and inclusion. By engaging the strengths and talents of each team member, we ensure a strong organization capable of providing remarkable healthcare to our patients, families and communities. Therefore, we invite applicants from all group dynamics to apply to our exciting career opportunities.


  • Education: High School Diploma or GED, required. 4 Year / Bachelors Degree, preferred. 
  • Experience: Minimum five years in a developer role. Experience with Microsft SQL Server and other data warehouse tools. Experience in the implementation, administration, development, and optimization of a Data Catalog, required. 
  • Additional Skills (required):
    • Ability to work under deadlines and heavy workloads with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to translate business needs into technical solutions.
    • Values and encourages team collaboration.
    • Expert knowledge of developing and maintaining a data catalog.
    • Run SQL queries to identify data issues, data fixes, and validate new and existing data.
    • Ability to follow data flows to derive data lineage.
    • Perform research, data collection, quality assurance, analysis and problem solving.
    • Utilization of change management processes and agile methodology.
    • Strong facilitation, communication, and team collaboration skills.
    • Should be comfortable working with senior technology and business stakeholders.
    • Ability to provide mentorship to others and willing to share knowledge.
    • Expert level of understanding Data Dictionary, Data Catalog, Data Lineage and Metadata concepts.
    • Prior experience in data analysis, data
    • Understand constructs of metrics and terms.
    • Metadata and data structures knowledge along with exposure to general application data flow
    • Prior experience with a large Data Warehouse
    • Experience in technical design with a strong background/track record of working in a high performance environment.
    • Experience in Agile and Waterfall delivery methodologies.
    • Strong SQL and Microsoft Excel experience.
    • Knowledge of Data Governance practices and data classification concepts.
  • Additional Skills (preferred):
    • Knowledge and experience with configuring and managing Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog (EDC), Informatica Axon, and Informatica Data Quality (IDQ).
    • Experience with Microsoft Azure tools. Knowledge of healthcare data is preferred.
    • Experience with Unix operating systems.
    • Other technical skills preferred, such as API, PowerShell, Dax and Power Query M, Python, Databricks, and Attunity.
    • Experience with electronic patient medical record systems, such as Epic.
    • Understanding of agile framework and methodology.


It is the responsibility of every Novant Health team member to deliver the most remarkable patient experience in every dimension, every time.

  • Our team members are part of an environment that fosters team work, team member engagement and community involvement.
  • The successful team member has a commitment to leveraging diversity and inclusion in support of quality care.
  • All Novant Health team members are responsible for fostering a safe patient environment driven by the principles of "First Do No Harm".


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