At AND, we accelerate the development of digital capabilities. In practice, that means helping ambitious leaders and organisations build the teams, products, processes and even operational structures they need to close the digital skills gap within their organisation today, so that they thrive tomorrow.
Clients rely on our experience, agility and craft skills across tech and business strategy, software development and product management to address some of the toughest challenges facing their businesses.
We bring aboard thinkers, tinkerers, passionate software craftspeople and inspiring technologists to help us solve these challenges. Together, we’re united by a sense of pragmatism, purpose and a deeply-held belief that digital products and technology alone won’t transform a business or save the world: it’s the people that count.
As a Data Steward, you will be responsible for setting up and then using processes to monitor data quality and data integrity, ensuring that the data is fit for purpose for business needs. You’ll audit existing business data and ensure it complies with policies and standards with a focus on cleansing and enriching it and helping remove inaccuracies and duplications. As a result, you will need to be able to:
Define Data Standards and business rules to ensure adherence
Run day-to-day management of data across the business platform - ensuring data definitions, descriptions, attributes, etc. (i.e. “metadata”) are comprehensive, fit-for-purpose and up to date and that data integrity is maintained
Define and implement data quality controls to ensure data is captured and maintained at required quality standards
Proactively manage data quality issues, identifying root of cause of data related issues as well as providing and implementing solutions to prevent similar issues in the future
Oversee the implementation of rules for data capture / creation / change / deletion
Control and management of data access requests
Support the implementation of data security and privacy controls and adherence with European and British data protection regulations
Work with user groups as necessary to drive improvements to data quality, processes and procedures
Bachelor's or higher degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science or related field
5 or more years working experience in a Data Steward role within a complex business setting
A good understanding of data management and associated business processes and tools
Knowledge of industry leading data quality, governance and data protection management practices, including experience of working with private and sensitive personal information
Experience in developing KPI rules and related data definitions
Passion and interest in data, particularly sources, nomenclature, and attention for detail and precision.
An ability to prioritise workload, complete milestones and work towards multiple deadlines simultaneously
Excellent multitasking skills and task management strategies
Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, which will be key to building strong relationships across the business
Excellent communication skills and the ability to convey information succinctly and concisely
Demonstrable experience of decision making, working under your own initiative and the ability to explain processes or choices as needed
Good knowledge of data architecture and data modelling, as well as tools used to support these processes
Experience working with relational and non-relational database technologies
Knowledge of data visualisation tools and methods
Exposure and understanding of big data technologies and AI / Machine Learning
A thirst for the latest technologies and automation coupled with a curiosity to research and innovate on new approaches
From the work we deliver, to the way we serve and support our people, we work hard to ensure that there’s nowhere quite like AND. But joining a company is a two-way street: the fit has to work on both sides. So before you apply, here’s three key things to understand about us:
We’re built for people - like, real humans. Not ‘resources’ or ‘staff’. That means happiness and wellbeing really do matter to us, and we hate unnecessary hierarchy and bureaucracy.
There’s no well-trodden path ahead: AND is growing fast and forging a new trail. That’s exciting, and gives us all the autonomy and opportunity we love - but bear in mind it also demands focus, patience and resilience.
Diversity is a priority. After all, to build great products that a wide variety of different people love to use, we need a wide variety of people to help us build them. So diversity is more than a policy or a word: it’s business critical for us.