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Information / Data Governance Lead

Requisition ID: R10100829

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • Location Location: Unknown City, VA, USA   |  Redondo Beach, CA, USA  |  Melbourne, FL, USA  |  Linthicum, MD, USA  |  Falls Church, VA, USA +4 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman's Chief Information Office is seeking an Information / Data Governance Lead for the growing Information and Data Governance program. The Information Data Governance professionals will be members of the Information Architecture and Governance (IAG) organization within the Chief Data Office and will handle managing the development of corporate level data standards, Principles and Operating Practices (PrOP) and data policies.  

This role will include regular engagement with leaders across the enterprise including executives and requires sound business judgment, team leadership and building capabilities, and strong interpersonal skills. The successful applicant will also have strong executive presence, strong attention to detail, organizational abilities, be a self-starter, and be an effective communicator while presenting to executive leaders.

We will consider fulltime, virtual telecommuting candidates for the role. Alternatively, these roles can be in Northern VA, Linthicum, MD, or other major Northrop Grumman sites.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Lead and support the Enterprise Information Governance Board operations:

  • Manage and support the intake, triage and backlog of use case requests that are enterprise value for review by the Enterprise Information Governance Board

  • Lead and support development of enterprise-wide information and data policies, procedures, and operating practices for case review by the Enterprise Information Governance Board

  • Develop overall recommendations for governance use cases to create business value by working with subject matter experts, business leaders, technical stakeholders and CDO leadership

  • Present enterprise use cases to Enterprise Information Governance Board and respond to Q&A from senior executives

  • Act with a sense of urgency to anticipate and manage the materials, data and presentation needs for upcoming executive meetings and events

  • Lead and support the implementation planning and execution of Enterprise Information Governance Board decisions across the enterprise

Lead and support the information and data governance strategy, framework, and architecture implementation:

  • Create, refresh, communicate and implement information and data governance strategy, frameworks, operating models, and concepts including a federated engagement model

  • Create, refresh, communicate and implement enterprise data management concepts such as data governance, data quality, reference/master data management, metadata management, data lifecycle operations, and data security

  • Create and implement enterprise data standards and data policies

  • Support and lead elements of the design, development, implementation and evolution of a long-term enterprise data management and governance program

  • Embed and automate data management concepts into the technology landscape, processes, and design principles

  • Implement data governance capabilities across data architecture tools and systems, including metadata, data quality, and metrics

  • Participate in the selection, gap analysis, configuration, and implementation for data governance standards and policies into technology solutions, including data catalog and lineage, dictionary, and business glossaries

Lead and support information and data governance enablement and engagement operations across the organization:

  • Create partnerships with data authorities and other stakeholders to build data governance advocacy

  • Triage and respond to requests for information governance guidance and support

  • Lead and support the execution of a federated model, data quality strategy, and metadata management strategy

  • Manage development of data knowledgebase (guidance, information, best practices, handbooks, guides, non-mandatory forms) for review through a standards process

  • Build productive working relationships with federated data governance groups within the company supplying tools, capabilities, and frameworks to evolve the maturity of those federated working groups

  • Lead engagement with sector and functional information governance organizations to flow down information standards, data policies and PrOP

  • Lead the setup of data domain groups formed to make enterprise-wide decisions on data

  • Work closely with business partners, process owners, and data stewards (producers/consumers) to ensure that enterprise governance processes are implemented for their respective domain/process

  • Supply input and deliver education and training on data governance concepts, standards, guidelines, and processes to scale enterprise data literacy

  • Ensure policies and controls are properly defined, communicated, and implemented to manage proper use of critical data assets

Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and at least 10 years of related experience; 8 years with a Master’s degree

  • Proven experience in data governance implementation, including data management, data governance, data quality, metadata management, master data management, and/or designing and implementing functional systems and data in a structured process

  • Proven experience leading the creation of information and data governance strategy, frameworks, operating models, and concepts

  • Demonstrated experience in the development of enterprise data standards and data policies

  • Proven experience leading and managing efforts across a team in a high visibility role

  • Demonstrated experience managing changing priorities and priorities from multiple stakeholders

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DOD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with some of these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Demonstrated experience framing, creating, and delivering executive presentations

  • Demonstrated experience in collaborative situations with diverse groups of stakeholders

  • Proven ability to lead through influence at all organizational levels

  • Proven strength navigating executive communications to recommend and make sound judgments on sensitive topics with broad implications

  • Experience in data mapping, data flow (lineage and transformation logic) documentation, data dictionary, and other data governance and master data management documentation.

  • Experience implementing data governance, data catalogs and data catalog platforms, and/or data privacy

  • Experience in meta-data management (data classifications, data tagging, glossary, and data lineage) 

  • Strong understanding of data, data analytics, and data systems

  • Understanding of Northrop Grumman policies, processes, and data sources

  • Experience with DoD & international customers and/or partners

  • Experience with Agile development and methodologies

  • Management consulting or client facing delivery experience

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

This position reports to Unknown City, VA, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 4 locations listed above.

Salary Range: $107,000 USD - $160,400 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.