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Lead Information Governance Advisor

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Website USAA

Purpose of Job

We are currently seeking a talented Lead Information Governance Advisor for the San Antonio Home Office I.

The candidate selected for the positions will be working with the Chief Administrative Office (CAO) Information Governance team under USAA s Enterprise Data Office. This candidate will be involved with ensuring we are carrying out the standards and policies set by the Enterprise and Information Risk Office; working with assigned Information Stewards and Managing Information Stewards within CAO. This candidate will also be involved in leading the continued expansion of the Information Governance program across CAO.

Provides governance, quality, integrity and timeliness of operational data for the enterprise. Establishes and enforces enterprise data policies, standards, practices and processes according to best practices. Monitors the use of data to ensure careful control and effective use to achieve enterprise objectives. Leads, motivates and facilitates cross-functional teams in the development of information and data governance initiatives. Directs the development of strategies, policies, principles, procedures, standards and metrics. Serves as a coach and mentor; and provides guidance to cross-functional team members to ensure success in achieving business objectives.

Job Requirements

About USAA

USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.

In each of the past five years, we’ve been a top-40 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For , and we’ve ranked among Victory Media’s Top 10 Military Friendly Employers 13 years straight. We embrace a robust veteran workforce and encourage veterans and veteran spouses to apply.

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  • Identifies and manages existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and the job role.
  • Ensures risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled.
  • Follows written risk and compliance policies and procedures for business activities.
  • Uses advanced data management domain knowledge of people, process, technologies, audit and risk in the context of the business, to drive adherence to information/data management governance activities, projects and approaches that are compliant with established policies and standards. Influences/drives business awareness of information/data governance through work activities, consulting, and various communication methods for business, technology, security, legal, risk, and compliance partners.
  • Authors and/or is a key contributor to information governance guidelines, principles, policies, and standards for information / data stewards, technology execution teams, and stakeholders.
  • Leads the development of information governance oversight processes, measurement approach and enforces adherence to information management policies, standards and capabilities through audits, peer reviews, and monitoring of KRIs and KPIs.
  • Influences, drives and supports development of multi-year roadmap and implementation plans for information governance initiatives.
  • Applies expert knowledge of various lines of the business, channels, and their applications and processes to drive recommendations and satisfy regulatory and internal requirements related to information governance and data management.
  • Creates information governance training content derived from internal and regulatory requirements, industry best practices and establish learning objectives.
  • Prepares and presents formal findings and recommendations in various formats to all levels of the organization and across the enterprise.
  • Enables success of USAA information governance discipline best practices by ensuring their inclusion within recommendations for information governance solutions.
  • Sought as Information Governance expert to facilitate career path, best practices, and mentoring and grow of maturity of the Information Governance community.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Architecture, Information Management, Information Technology, Risk, Audit, Information Studies or a related technical field.
  • 4 years of work experience in information governance, Information Technology, Risk, Audit, information management or information architecture can be substituted in lieu of a degree in addition to the minimum years of work experience.

Minimum Experience:

  • 8 years of experience in Information or Data related practices to include: information governance, information management, risk, audit, information architecture, IT, analysis and reporting; or Advanced degree in Information Architecture, Information Management, Information Studies, Risk, Audit, Information Technology or a related technical field with 6 years of experience in Information or Data related practices as noted above.
  • 2 years of strong knowledge and demonstrated ability to create and evolve Data Development and Data Engineering processes.
  • 2 years operational knowledge of risk management and mitigation frameworks.
  • Experience in developing Data Governance and Data Management Strategy, road map(s).
  • Expert knowledge of industry information/data governance best practices.
  • At least one Industry certification such as: Certified Information Management Professional (CIMP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Information Governance Professional (IGP).

*Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level*

When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with metrics and high-level analysis of results
  • Experience in leading large projects or efforts
  • Be able to work autonomously and lead Junior IGAs toward set goals and objectives
  • Knowledge of working with IBM Governance tools
  • Knowledge of working with IT organization
  • Experience working in Agile environment
  • Knowledge of working with IT organization
  • Experience working in Agile environment

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.

USAA also offers a variety of on-site services and conveniences to help you manage your work and personal life, including seven cafeterias, two company stores and three fitness centers.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

For Internal Candidates:

Must complete 12 months in current position (from date of hire or date of placement) or must have manager s approval prior to posting.

Last day for internal candidates to apply to the opening is 10/13/20 by 11:59 pm CST time.

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