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Data Architect - Governance



Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Job Description:

The Opportunity

Hi, we’re Workhuman! We help our customers build world-class cultures and it starts with our own. Ours is a culture of recognition, celebration, and conversations. Our people are our greatest assets. We celebrate them. We thank them. We support their growth and development. And, hey, we’re growing! Now is the perfect time to join us.

This is an extremely exciting and rewarding opportunity to work with like-minded Architects on designing innovative solutions for an expanding data platform. In this position you will join a growing team of Architecture/Platform specialists developing a world class data platform to support our customers, products, researchers, and back-office. You will be playing a hands-on role to establish, lead and evolve Workhuman’ s Data Governance vision.

What we can offer you:

An opportunity to

  • Lead & support the rolling out of data governance framework as a key enabler of our data transformation and drive the development of data quality framework, Business glossary, data quality, data lineage, and metadata and drive adoption across the enterprise for key data domains like recognition, finance, operations, sales & marketing.
  • Define scope and priorities for developing, deploying and/or improving data management standards, policies, and processes enhancing the quality and completeness of the Workhuman’ s data.
  • Establish, lead, and evolve Workhuman’ s Data Governance vision.
  • Develop/Drive Workhuman wide Data Governance strategy to manage the information life cycle effectively. Working closely with senior management and other stakeholders to ensure it aligns with overall data governance objectives.

The skills you bring:

  • Knowledge/Experience (Technical or professional information needed to perform role)
  • Strong understanding of data governance concepts, data quality principles, and regulatory compliance.
  • Experience in designing and implementing data governance frameworks and processes.
  • Experience with data governance/data catalog technology solutions including hands-on usage and configuration/setup best practices.
  • Proficiency in metadata management, data lineage, and data quality tools and techniques.
  • Understanding of Master Data Management technology landscape, processes, and design principles.
  • Operational familiarity in the use of meta-data management, data quality, and data stewardship tools and platforms.
  • Experience in a Data governance role, preferably in a SaaS (Software as a Service) company.
  • Knowledge of GDPR, SOX, PII (Personal Identifiable Information) and other data related government regulatory requirements and emerging trends and issues.
  • Strong understanding of B2B business model and data domains like customer, user, finance, operations, marketing & sales, etc.
  • Effective communication and proven experience in working with business & IT for requirement gathering sessions/workshops.
  • You have experience on business intelligence tools, data modelling and familiarity with data warehouse concepts such as star schema, data de-normalizing patterns.
  • A comprehensive understanding of data warehousing and data transformation (extract, transform and load) processes and the supporting AWS (Amazon Web Services) technologies such as S3, Glue, EMR, Redshift, Quicksight, other analytics products.
  • Excellent communication and presentational skills, confident and methodical approach, and able to work within a team environment.


  • 3 – 5+ years’ experience in data quality management, information architecture and governance design and implementation, with considerable influence on overall direction of data governance management
  • 10+ years of Software Development/Architecture experience

The Company:

At Workhuman® our mission is to bring more humanity to the workplace. We recognise and embrace individuals’ differences and believe that workforce diversity and inclusion are essential to our long-term growth and success. Even if you don’t think you “check every single box” above, please still consider applying. We’re looking for a human who is collaborative, innovative with a growth mindset

We love what we do because we’re shaping the future of work through our people and our technology. Our human cloud-based applications are helping some of the world’s leading global brands connect culture to shared purpose. The Workhuman Cloud empowers employees to thank, talk and celebrate each other, creating an environment that sparks gratitude and human connection while increasing employee engagement and productivity.

Did you know we have an award-winning culture across EMEA and North America:

  • We were named as #5 Best Workplace in the Great Place to Work Awards in Ireland in 2022 in the large-sized workplace category. We were also recognised as the Best Workplace for Women and the Best Workplace in Technology in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

  • In 2021 we were named as #2 Best Workplace in Europe in the medium-sized workplace category.

  • We were also recognised as #2 Best Large Places to Work in Boston by Built In for 2023 as well as the Best Place to Work in Boston, U.S. Best Large Places to Work, and U.S. Best Places to Work.

  • There are currently over 7.5 million users on the Workhuman® cloud across 180 countries.

  • Our core values are Respect, Determination, Innovation, and Imagination.

Workhuman is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees. We proudly provide a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions at Workhuman are based solely on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Workhuman believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.