Technical Data Steward

Navy Federal Credit Union



Tallahassee, FL


Position summary


Technical Data Stewards are responsible for technical data management and coordination for Business Area data. Technical Data Stewards help ensure that the data is properly defined and used throughout the Business Area data. Provide technical advisory and support to data stewards and business stakeholders in the execution of data governance activities.


  • Empowered to make technical data decisions on behalf of the Business Data Owner (inform DO)
  • Partner with business data stewards to ensure business goals and drivers are supported
  • Ensure all data governance workstreams are implemented for their Business Area (Program management; Policies, Standards, and Procedures; Metadata Management; Data Quality; Data Lifecycle Management) to ensure a streamlined data governance model is in place
  • Build, manage, and curate a data catalog with metadata to enable the business to discover data assets
  • Partner with the Business Data Stewards to ensure definitions, business rules and standards are defined and adhered to
  • Partner with stakeholders to implement information security standards and controls (https://e.g., encryption, RBAC)
  • Help review materials created by stewards or the governance office to confirm their technical validity
  • Support the implementation of master data management and workflow solutions, define and maintain match rules, and establish "golden records" for their business area
  • Work with Business Data Steward to resolve issues and deploy data solutions
  • Serve as conduit with technical support team
  • Enforce technical data standards and monitor compliance
  • Drive root cause analysis on data quality issues identified and escalated from lines of business and IT. Lead the design and development of data audits and tools for the business data stewards. Train them in use of tools
  • Provide the technical expertise around source systems, extract, transform, and load (ETL) processes, data stores, data warehouses, and Business intelligence tools
  • Ensure technical data governance controls are effective
  • Ensure that data decisions are communicated, and technology groups understand impacts of the decisions
  • Responsible for capturing and maintaining data lineage (technical metadata attributes)
  • Support execution of Enterprise Data Governance policies, standards, and procedures through technology
  • Assist in identifying where business data elements are physically implemented in a system
  • Serve as an active member of data governance engagement and forums and provide expertise as needed for their business area
  • Drive compliance with established standards and metrics across the business area
  • Direct users to Change Management and Training resources when needed
  • Identify, plan, and coordinate mass data-cleansing/quality initiatives to streamline data


  • Experience in data cataloging, metadata collection, business glossary, data lineage, master data management, metadata quality monitoring
  • Experience developing or implementing data governance capabilities in either a local area or across an organization
  • Working knowledge of data governance industry best practices
  • Ability to understand and design platform rollouts for metadata management operationalization
  • Experience in building data integration processes across common platforms (https://e.g., Service Now, Pega, SharePoint Online, Microsoft Purview, PowerBI, Salesforce, etc.)
  • Advanced knowledge of standard ETL tools and techniques
  • Advanced knowledge of the process in sourcing raw data and cleansing techniques
  • Advanced knowledge of data warehousing, data cleaning, and other analytical techniques required for data usage
  • Ability to convey complex Data Management concepts in business-friendly terms to non-technical stakeholders
  • Understanding of data governance and metadata management principles such as Lineage, Business Glossary, Data Dictionary, etc.
  • Experience with large/ corporate-wide initiatives surrounding Taxonomy, Ontology, and Governance
  • Advanced experience in design, development, and monitoring of complex databases including relational databases, schemas, data structure, and the use of SQL and API concepts
  • Experience working with both structured and unstructured data paradigms
  • Experience troubleshooting data quality issues, analyzing data requirements and utilizing big data systems
  • Experience using the Agile methodology
  • Strong analytical skills in analyzing data movement between systems and transformation logics; high aptitude in understanding system capabilities
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Expert knowledge of banking/financial industry trends, products, and services
  • Expert knowledge of Navy Federal products, services, programs, policies, and procedures
  • Subject matter expert in developing or implementing data governance capabilities in either a local area or across an organization
  • Advanced understanding of data governance industry best practices
  • Relevant professional certifications

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Location: 820 Follin Lane, Vienna, VA 22180 | 5550 Heritage Oaks Dr. Pensacola, FL 32526 | 141 Security Dr. Winchester, VA 22602 I Remote

About Us

You have goals, dreams, hobbies, and things you're passionate about—what's important to you is important to us. We're looking for people who not only want to do meaningful, challenging work, keep their skills sharp and move ahead, but who also take time for the things that matter to them—friends, family, and passions. And we're looking for team members who are passionate about our mission—making a difference in military members' and their families' lives. Together, we can make it happen. Don't take our word for it:

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Disclaimers: Navy Federal reserves the right to fill this role at a higher/lower grade level based on business need. An assessment may be required to compete for this position. Job postings are subject to close early or extend out longer than the anticipated closing date at the hiring team’s discretion based on qualified applicant volume. Navy Federal Credit Union assesses market data to establish salary ranges that enable us to remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range, based on your experience, location and market position

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