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Data Steward

Job Category:
Technology Provider
Career Level:
Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
Company Name:
Santander Bank

Job Description 

Data Steward(

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Risk is present in all of Santander’s activities and effective Risk Management is a critical component of the Bank’s success.  Through application of the Bank’s Risk Framework and the continuous identification and assessment of risk, Santander seeks to ensure that all of our businesses operate inside of clearly established limits, are able to proactively quantify exposures, and take corrective action when required.  As a member of the Risk Management division, you’ll be part of a diverse team of talented professionals who interact with senior risk team personnel, business managers and other Bank disciplines in order to understand business operations and dynamics, and analyze, monitor, and manage related risks. 



 Analytics & Decision Sciences (ADS) at Santander is focused on leveraging all of our data assets to optimize profitability, grow customer relationships, improve experience and enhance data standards. 

Within ADS, there is the Data Strategy & Standards organization. This team is focused on: ensuring consistent data quality; establishing data standards and governance; integrating data both operationally and analytically; and certifying data used for remediation, external board reporting and policy and process decisions. 


  • Candidate should be an experienced and motivated individual to serve as a Risk Management Data Steward. 
  • Data Stewards at Santander are guardians and decision makers for specific Risk Management and Retail Bank data assets. 
  • This individual is responsible for gathering and documenting metadata, improving data quality, analyzing process controls, completing root cause analysis and coordinating activities related to problem resolution. 
  • Position Duties Engage with assigned areas within the business to develop and enhance knowledge and subject matter expertise 
  • Submit new data elements, change requests and certification requests to business owners and the CDO 
  • Develop and deliver status updates and presentations to senior management and stakeholders
  •  Lead working groups and manage routine projects related to data governance Develop a standardized approach to capture and document metadata and issues across all assigned data domains
  •  Develop and implement robust data quality monitoring and controls required to secure data certification within a complex data environment Identify data quality issues and causes through profiling reviews and root cause analysis. 
  • Work with the CDO/technology to prioritize and resolve. 
  • Using a process-driven approach, assume ownership for the identification of key data elements (KDEs) that drive critical business activities



  • Minimum of 5-8 years' experience in any of the following disciplines: data usage, process analysis, process improvement, technology development/support
  • SAS, SQL, or other comparable query language 
  • Education: F-Bachelors 
  • Advanced analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to understand business and technical functions, processes and information quickly
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to effectively engage with peers, stakeholders, and senior management
  •  Experience working with the data systems supporting our businesses, including experience writing queries and analyzing related queries is highly preferred 
  • Highly organized as this role requires succeeding in an ever-changing operating environment. 
  • Solid understanding of data governance, standards, and practices
  • Strong understanding of Financial Services/Banking and/or Risk Management data