This position is Remote. Candidates will be considered based on their qualifications and the candidate's ability to work from an approved work location. Although the location is flexible, AEP does not have a presence in all states and localities. The following locations are NOT currently approved for this position: AK, CO, CT, DE, HI, IA, ID, KS, MA, ME, MS, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, RI, SD, UT, VT, WY, US Territories or international work locations. AEP will consider qualified candidates who are willing to relocate to an approved work location, at the candidate's expense, provided the relocation can be completed within a timeframe that meets AEP's staffing needs.
NOTE: All remote work locations require vetting and final approval prior to offer and/or start date. Any work locations listed as preferred or unapproved relate specifically to the requirements for this position and are not necessarily applicable to other posted positions.
KEY WORDS: Data Governance, Data Steward, Data Stewardship, Curation, and Data Quality
The Lead Data Steward will work closely with IT and business stakeholders to develop and promote the adoption of data stewardship practices across AEP, championing efforts to improve users' ability to find, access, understand, and trust the data that they need.
Key functions and processes include defining critical data elements, data discovery, data profiling, metadata management, data lineage, business glossary, data quality, and related processes.
Develops strong partnerships with and acts as point of contact for governance related issues with Business Data Owners, Business Data Stewards, and Technical Data Stewards
Establishes and publishes enterprise-wide data management metrics
Establishes and leads enterprise data stewardship working groups and supports domain-focused data stewardship working groups
Assists in the development of data stewardship roadmaps, governance roadmaps, and data management platform roadmaps, including building related business cases, both at the enterprise and data domain level.
Supports the establishment of data management standards, best practices, and standard operating procedures for the enterprise, leveraging internal and external benchmarks and presenting and gaining approval from the Enterprise Data Governance Council (EDGC)
Develops and delivers formal and informal training for data stewards
Supports technical consulting on data standards regarding the implementation of business solutions/efficiencies efforts
Provides thoughtful leadership and work across all areas of the organization to build data stewardship processes, including end users, engineers, operations and support, and information security
Supports departmental projects and company-wide initiatives/projects
Collaborates with stakeholders to lead and influence the delivery of data stewardship services with high quality, efficiency, and agility
Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, business or related field of study;
Or Associate's degree in computer science or related field of study with 2 years of relevant work experience;
Or High school diploma/GED with 4 years of relevant work experience
Experience: In addition to any experience required above, 7 years of relevant work experience is required
Skills: Strong communication skills
Physical demand level is Sedentary
3+ years leading data stewardship and/or data governance practices at enterprise level
Demonstrated experience utilizing and/or managing data management, data quality, data catalog, data lineage, and/or data governance applications
Strong experience acting as a liaison and facilitator between technical and non-technical resources
Experience with IBM data management products (preferably Cloud Pack for Data (CP4D) for data stewardship and/or governance)
Experience in utilities or other highly regulated environment
Skills: Coding, SQL, and Analytical Skills