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Entergy Data Governance Business Lead in Woodlands, Texas

Date: Oct 14, 2020

Location: Woodlands, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy

This position may be filled in Woodlands, TX; New Orleans, LA; Little Rock, AR; or Jackson, MS.

Job Summary/Purpose

The Data Governance Lead will help support the overall enterprise analytics initiative with a primary focus on leading the enterprise wide data governance program including data quality and data catalog at the point of integration into the data lake. Some of the key responsibilities include:

  • Enhance and govern an enterprise wide data governance, data quality and data management roadmap, including necessary IT solutions and/or external services

  • Serve as a liaison between the business and IT and ensure that data related requirements are clearly defined, prioritized, and well understood

  • Proactively champions the value of information (data) as a strategic business asset and revenue generator by providing the business and strategy teams with ideas and promoting those ideas into action; including developing and implementing communication, learning, change management and adoption plan

  • Create and maintain DG policies, playbook(s), processes, procedures for guiding various data management processes, including adoption of data security and privacy, data quality control and data dissemination activities

  • Assist in developing and communicating usage methods and the availability of the data assets built by the team which will impact Entergy’s generation assets, load resources, customer view, and product and services offered to the customer.

  • Align data management practices with regulatory requirements

The Data Governance Business Lead is a resource who understands various data ingestions/manipulation technologies and can work collaboratively with the technical teams including data engineers, data scientists and business units to help solve their analytical needs.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Play a lead role in the creation, maintenance and monitoring of the DG policies, processes, procedures and playbook(s) for guiding the data management aspects of the Enterprise Data Lake

  • Guide the business users in curating the data catalog, business glossary, identify opportunities for data quality improvements, and manage privacy and access control issues

  • Conduct data governance discussions at the working group level to onboard the data stewards and owners, resolve governance/process related issues and escalate as needed

  • Serve as a business lead to enable the data consumers in the adoption of the data catalog and business glossary and engage the data stewards to improve data quality

  • Create and track KPIs to track adoption, process improvements and data quality improvements

  • Be a champion for Entergy’s Analytics efforts both inside and outside of the organization, promoting collaboration and communication through business unit driven use cases whilst building the Entergy brand in the analytics space.


Education required of the position

  • B.S. Degree in a data-centric field (Economics, Computer Science or other science field), Information Systems, Information Processing or engineering.

  • Desired : M.S. in economics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, finance, engineering or other analytical field

Experience required of the position

  • 5+years of experience as a business analyst enabling business intelligence and analytics in a fortune 500 company

  • 2+ years of experience in project management using agile methodologies

  • 1+ years of experience as a data governance professional include data stewardship, data quality, data catalog, data privacy, access control and master data management

  • Desired : 2+ years’ experience working in the electric and/or gas utility sector

Skills and abilities required of the position

  • Advanced SQL skills for data manipulation/analysis

  • Expert using data governance technologies such as Collibra or Informatica Axon and EDC

  • Strong background and working knowledge of end-to-end data management principles

  • Strong background in developing and utilizing tools that prepare, extract and manipulate data to create Connected datasets (data warehousing) that can be utilized for analytics purposes.

  • Strong background and working knowledge of data quality improvements and/or master data management

  • Experience discussing complex and new topics in a simple, easy-to-understand manner

  • Demonstrated teamwork

  • Working knowledge of Data Lakes, and the Hadoop ecosystem

  • Strong, demonstrated written and presentation skills


Primary Location: Texas-Woodlands

Job Function :Professional

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: Level II

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 100607

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.


As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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