IT Principal Data Governance
Edison, NJ 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description


Our team members are the heart of what makes us better.

At Hackensack Meridian Health we help our patients live better, healthier lives - and we help one another to succeed. With a culture rooted in connection and collaboration, our employees are team members. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It's also about how we support one another and how we show up for our community.

Together, we keep getting better - advancing our mission to transform healthcare and serve as a leader of positive change.

The Digital Technology Services (DTS) Principal Data Governance will work with clients to build out enterprise Data Governance solutions across the Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) network. Entails working with stakeholders, decision makers, managers, and technologists to build a solution to govern data. This solution will incorporate best practices, security, repeatable assets, data quality, matching strategies, workflows and write back to source systems. Will drive quality, consistent, auditable data that allows clients to become data driven, to manage their business, to increase sales, reduce costs, and streamline processes.

The ideal candidate will have experience in a variety of Data Governance activities in the Health Care Industry, including data catalog, glossary, lineage, classifications, policies, collections, scans and security.

  • Candidates should have experience with on-premises and cloud data sources.
  • Candidates should be experienced with writing complex queries using SQL, experience working in Agile environments, a strong attention to detail, and experiences navigating technical and business stakeholder engagements.
  • Familiarity with healthcare regulations like HIPAA and HITECH
  • Experience in maintaining high data quality standards, including accuracy, completeness, consistency, and reliability
  • Beyond general data security, specific experience with technologies and practices that protect patient privacy
  • Special consideration will be made for candidates who have experience with Google Cloud Platform and BI tools.

This is a hybrid role where you will be working 75% remote and 25% onsite in the Edison, NJ Office.


A day in the life of a Digital Technology Services (DTS) Principal Data Governance at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Design, develop, implement, and complete end to end Data Governance solutions.
  • Evangelize the Data Governance practice with our stakeholders and partners.
  • Add value to clients. Organize, clean, and structure their data.
  • Create custom Data Quality Rules, Matching Strategies, Golden Record selection, Workflows, flow data end to end using best practices.
  • Provide and support the implementation and operations of data catalogs, custom data lineage, data glossary, and documentation.
  • Gather requirements, design, and build out the Data Governance solutions.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
  • Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum of 3-7 years of lead (program & personnel) experience.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of experience working in a data governance role.
  • Experience with SQL (writing complex queries).
  • Experience with Data Governance, including Data Catalog, Data Glossary, Data Lineage, Data Classifications, Policies, Collections, Scans, Security, including both On-Premises and Cloud data sources.
  • Merge and transform datasets.
  • Attention to detail, critical thinking, desire to learn, and intellectually curious.
  • Ability to work with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience with requirements translation and the Agile work process.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office and Google Suite platforms.

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • Master's / PhD.
  • Minimum of 9+ years of experience in the Data Governance, Data Analysis, Statistics field.
  • Experience with BI tools (e.g., Tableau, PowerBI).

If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 to 7 years
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