IBM Watson Health - Data Governance Officer in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

Preferred work location would be Armonk, NY or Cambridge, MA

The IBM Watson Health business unit is looking for talented individuals destined to usher in the next era of healthcare. We live in a moment of remarkable change and opportunity. The convergence of data and technology is transforming healthcare and life sciences organizations in every way. New roles are being created that never existed before to meet the demands of this transformation.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Data Governance Officer

As a Data Governance Officer you will serve in conjunction with IBM Watson Health Data Governance Board to manage, prioritize and execute Watson Health’s Data Governance strategy. You will utilize your deep knowledge of data governance and data management principles to implement data analytics programs for numerous projects, as well as helping to craft and implement Watson Health’s data use and processing procedures and policies. You will orchestrate people, processes and technologies to enable IBM Watson Health to leverage data as an asset to improve the ability of doctors, researchers, insurers and other health related organizations to surface new insights from data to and deliver personalized healthcare.

As a Watson Health Data Governance Officer you will:

  • Serve in a leadership role for Data Governance activities in the central Data Governance team within IBM Watson Health.

  • Assist in creating, implementing and maintain Data Governance Board policies and procedures to enable the compliant and ethical execution of the Data Governance strategy.

  • Actively contribute in the development of data strategy, articulate value proposition and monetization of strategy.

  • In collaboration with stakeholders across the organization, identify and document enterprise wide data needs, and facilitate action plans to satisfy those needs.

  • Work with leadership to identify Data Stewards across the organization to develop and maintain data standards and quality thresholds.

  • Collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders to ensure IBM Watson Health policies and practices comply with applicable domestic and international data privacy laws and regulations including HIPAA, EU General Data Protection Directive/Regulation, EU-US Privacy Shield.

  • Formalize the accountability for the consistent management of definition, production and usage of data assets within IBM Watson Health and future acquisitions.

  • Spearhead the enterprise wide inventory and categorization of data and permitted uses for IBM Watson Health.

  • Continuously assess current inventory of data assets and make recommendations to maximize benefits and compliant secondary uses.

  • Build relationships across IBM Watson Health and with other internal/external key stakeholders to gain buy in and support for Data Governance initiatives.

  • Work in collaboration with a wide variety of stakeholders to drive innovative solutions to complex privacy and Data Governance challenges.

  • Contribute to the enterprise wide communication and training of Data Governance Board initiatives and principles.

  • Create and maintain scorecards or dashboards to objectively demonstrate progress and business benefits of Data Governance initiatives.

  • Work with cross functional data owners and stewards to document business process flows, including data mapping.

  • Identify training needs for data stewards, owners and other supporting roles and create and implement training programs.

  • Evaluate data gathered from clients or other sources and determine allowable scope of use based on contractual terms, regulatory requirements, and corporate policies.

  • Facilitate and lead data quality reviews and audits.

  • Assist in creating de-identification plans and procedures and the implementation of data de-identification using software tools.

Successful candidates will possess the following key attributes:

  • Deep understanding and experience with Data Governance and related principles (Policies/standards, privacy/security, lifecycle management, data architecture/integration, data analytics, data warehouses/business intelligence, de-identification).

  • Certification in Data Governance preferred (ARMA International, Data Management Association International, Information Systems Audit and Control Association or equivalent).

  • Knowledge of reporting (Cognos, Qlick View, etc.) and deidentfication tools and methodologies.

  • Experience with Infosphere or similar extract, transform and load (ETL) tools.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply Data Governance principles to a diverse and complex organization to deliver quality and timely results.

  • Proven ability to lead complex projects, working with professionals with a variety of skills and backgrounds.

  • Demonstrated organization, facilitation, communication, and presentation skills.

  • Expert ability to persuasively advocate a position and build momentum for change and action.

  • Maintains current knowledge of applicable federal and state privacy laws and accreditation standards, and monitors advancements in information privacy technologies to ensure organizational adaptation and compliance.

  • Knowledge of System and Software Development Processes and Lifecycles.

  • Expert Microsoft Office skills.

Discover what you can make of this moment. Embark on the journey with us at IBM Watson Health.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Minimum 5 years work experience in a Healthcare, Insurance, Life sciences pharmaceutical or Financial Services Industry

  • Minimum 1 year work experience in a SW development company preferably in the Cloud and Mobile platform industry segment

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Minimum 7 years work experience in a Healthcare, Insurance, Life sciences pharmaceutical or Financial Services Industry

  • Minimum 2 years work experience in a SW development company preferably in the Cloud and Mobile platform industry segment

  • B.S. in computer engineering or J.D

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.