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Senior Analyst, Data Governance



O'Fallon, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.

Title and Summary

Senior Analyst, Data Governance

Mastercard Enterprise Data Governance is looking for a Senior Analyst, Data Governance to join a team leading the development and delivery of data governance strategy to drive best in class data management practices across the organization’s data ecosystem.
As a Senior Analyst, Data Governance you will be a key player in supporting and facilitating cross-functional coordination and collaboration with partners and data ecosystem stewardship to drive operationalizing and measuring adherence to data governance policy and standards. Your contributions will be instrumental in the Mastercard Data Governance vision to unlock and accelerate the value of data for our business and customers.

• Provide expertise to support operationalizing data governance strategy & policy across the Mastercard data ecosystem.
• Guide the development and documentation of standards & procedures, work instructions, process, & playbooks.
• Support and facilitate adherence and monitoring activities such as assessments, documentation, remediation planning, measuring, and monitoring for data governance strategy, data domains, data risk, and internal audit.
• Support the development and adoption of the data governance stewardship roles, model, and responsibilities.
• Support the identification and assignment of business, technical, and services related roles required for stewardship representation.
• Support cross-functional coordination & collaboration of global data ecosystem data management initiatives (cloud, data catalog, etc.) as needed.
• Facilitate guided data management implementation within or across specified domains of data (data lifecycle management, metadata management, data quality, master and reference data management, data integration & interoperability, and AI & analytics enablement)
• Support the development and delivery of education & training to data governance stakeholders and data ecosystem stewardship.
• Drive identification and documentation of continuous improvement efforts including but not limited to plan, do, check, act.

All About You:
• Proven experience in data governance, data management, or related roles, preferably in a large enterprise environment.
• Intermediate level proficiency in the comprehension and application of industry standard and best practice data governance and data management theories, principles, practices, and methodologies
• Experience in practicing or facilitating stewardship in data governance and data management technical platforms related to activities around data cataloging, business glossary development, lineage and other relationship properties, stewardship engagement, metadata enrichment (ex. Informatica, Collibra, Alation)
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex data issues and develop practical solutions.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with and facilitate activities across cross-functional teams and stakeholders.


Mastercard is an inclusive equal opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In the US or Canada, if you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process or during the recruitment process, please contact and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.

In line with Mastercard’s total compensation philosophy and assuming that the job will be performed in the US, the successful candidate will be offered a competitive base salary based on location, experience and other qualifications for the role and may be eligible for an annual bonus or commissions depending on the role. Mastercard benefits for full time (and certain part time) employees generally include: insurance (including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, disability, life insurance), flexible spending account and health savings account, paid leaves (including 16 weeks new parent leave, up to 20 paid days bereavement leave), 10 annual paid sick days, 10 or more annual paid vacation days based on level, 5 personal days, 10 annual paid U.S. observed holidays, 401k with a best-in-class company match, deferred compensation for eligible roles, fitness reimbursement or on-site fitness facilities, eligibility for tuition reimbursement, gender-inclusive benefits and many more.