Chief Data Officer

Position summary:

The Chief Data Officer (CDO) will manage teams across Sentry to ensure Sentry Data Services are designed, implemented and operated as per defined policies, standards, as well as industry good practices.  The CDO will provide vision and strategy for all data management activities including creating partnerships, implementing data governance, and understanding the underlying technologies needed to enable data innovation across a large organization.

Position description:

  • Oversee high-level architectural specifications, ensuring feasibility, functionality, and integration with existing Data platforms
  • Responsible for developing and implementing a roadmap including the data management processes, policies, and principles etc.
  • Evaluate data requirements, developing data standards and integration approaches and alternatives
  • Manage, lead, and motivate cross-functional, interdisciplinary teams to achieve tactical and strategic business goals
  • Create a vision, define a strategy, and execute a plan to revolutionize the company’s data approach
  • Oversee how the company captures, maintains, and applies big data to support aligned business objectives
  • Help other leaders leverage data and predictive analytics to identify and pursue business opportunities
  • Determine and implement policies related to data management, including data storage requirements and data vendor relationships
  • Be responsible and accountable for the performance of predictive analytics and data architecture
  • Experience with definition of detailed data cleansing rules, quality scorecards and expert at engaging data experts as needed
  • Work closely with the following functional areas: cybersecurity, IT infrastructure, and business analysis
  • Develop and maintain consultative relationships with key stakeholders to effectively drive aligned business results
  • Demonstrate knowledge of business operations and stakeholder needs
  • Efficiently manages the personnel resources of the organization in a manner consistent with organizational policies and values
  • Develops and maintains a communication system which assures effective flow of information
  • This position will manage employees of their department and be responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees
  • This position requires up to 25% travel, outside the local area and overnight
  • Perform other duties as necessary to support company objectives

Qualifications / requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent combination of related experience
  • 10+ years of experience working in data management, including creating partnerships, implementing data governance, and understanding the underlying technologies needed to enable data innovation across a large organization
  • 10+ years of demonstrated management experience with strategic thinking with strong abilities in relationship management
  • Strong understanding of data warehouse design principles
  • Strong understanding of different technology architectures and frameworks
  • Familiar with relational databases-PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQLite, MySQL, SQL Server
  • Detail oriented with the ability to work with minimum/no supervision
  • Extensive experience leading large, complex technology projects, including strategic and tactical planning and implementation, analysis, design, package selection and deployment
  • Proven Data Governance track record with an emphasis on data policies, standards, and processes design, administration and compliance monitoring
  • Strong experience with data integration, data warehouse and business intelligence program development and implementation
  • Extensive experience with multiple data/technology platforms
  • Experience in developing and deploying a data movement strategy that includes: client agreement strategies, monitoring and reporting strategies
  • Must be passionate about the success of Sentry products
  • Must be able to motivate staff to deliver
  • Must be focused on continually delivering value to Sentry
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and strong work ethic, ability to get things done
  • Must possess high degree of integrity in working with others
  • Willing to take ownership of the success of the teams
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to be part of a team-unit and cooperate in the accomplishment of departmental goals and objectives
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with all levels of staff, clients and the public
  • Must be an articulate communicator, interpret and explain technical or complex information and comprehend written and verbal communication
  • Requires dynamic leadership ability that can develop and energize cross-functional multidiscipline, high-performance work teams to learn and apply new skills/techniques to business needs, as well as demonstrated ability to influence people at a variety of levels internally and externally
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, launch and deliver multiple IT projects/processes across the business division within budget, on time, and to meet quality and client satisfaction metrics

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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Sentry Data Systems, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.