Data Governance Specialist
at Mariner Partners


Posted in Management
3 months ago

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Job Description


Mariner innovates always and everywhere, turning novel ideas into practical solutions. From products and services to venture creation, we build better futures powered by people.

Our purpose has always been to be a great, everlasting technology company for those who make an impact - elevating people, data, and technology in the best way to solve hard problems.  

We partner with people embracing change, leveraging data, cybersecurity, cloud, and change management to drive successful business outcomes that matter to our customers. 


Mariners build for change. Like SHIFT Energy, our energy management and decarbonization company. Or East Valley Ventures, created to scale social economic impact in our communities through investment and mentorship of emerging change-makers and their companies. 


Mariner's purpose has always been to be a great, everlasting technology company and the core values that guide us every day are: 



  • We care for our team.
  • We care about the impact we have on our community.
  • We serve by solving complex problems.
  • We grow because growth fuels opportunities.
  • We innovate always and everywhere.
  • We build a business that lasts.


We are looking for a Data Governance Specialist to champion and execute data governance initiatives, policies, and procedures within our organization. The Data Governance Specialist will work closely with cross-functional teams, including data engineering, data analytics, and compliance, to ensure the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of our data assets.


  • Data Governance Framework: Develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive data governance framework that outlines data policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Data Asset Management: Identify and document critical data assets, their lineage, and the associated data owners.
  • Data Quality Assurance: Monitor data quality and enforce data quality standards through data profiling, data cleansing, and validation processes.
  • Data Security: Collaborate with IT and security teams to define and enforce data security policies and access controls.
  • Data Privacy Compliance: Ensure compliance with data protection regulations such as GDPR, HIPAA, or other relevant industry-specific data privacy requirements.
  • Data Documentation: Create and maintain metadata catalogs, data dictionaries, and data lineage documentation to facilitate understanding and discoverability of data.
  • Data Stewardship: Appoint and train data stewards responsible for overseeing and maintaining data quality and integrity for specific data domains.
  • Data Governance Training: Conduct data governance training and awareness programs for employees to promote a culture of data stewardship.
  • Data Governance Reporting: Develop and maintain data governance performance metrics and KPIs to track the effectiveness of data governance initiatives.
  • Issue Resolution: Identify and address data-related issues, discrepancies, or anomalies, and implement corrective actions.
  • Data Governance Committee: Facilitate and participate in the data governance committee to review and approve data-related policies and decisions.



  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Data Management, Information Systems, or Business Administration).
  • Proven experience in data governance, data management, or related roles.
  • Strong understanding of data governance principles and best practices.
  • Knowledge of data privacy and compliance regulations.
  • Proficiency with data governance tools and metadata management systems.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail-oriented, with strong problem-solving and analytical abilities.
  • Familiarity with data quality tools and practices is a plus.

   …AND YOU ARE...

  • Always improving your skills and knowledge: you want to be the best at what you do  
  • Curious and creative; comfortable taking on new problems and challenges
  • A self-starter with the ability to recommend priorities to the project leader 
  • Comfortable working through problems and figuring things out with minimal supervision
  • Great problem-solving skills: thorough and reliable
  • Able to work in a team: share knowledge and assist other team members
  • A good communicator: able to explain your ideas and recommendations
  • Well organized and dependable under pressure: you manage your time effectively
  • Energized by our company values!  


  • A values-driven workplace where people really matter 
  • Flexible work location
  • Support for remote work/work from home
  • Competitive salary, retirement savings program, and rewards program
  • Comprehensive health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance plans and access to e-health care
  • Paid vacation, maternity/parental leave, paid sick leave and paid Mariner MyLife days
  • Unlimited training


We believe in making a positive impact in the communities where we live and work! Our team is in major cities across Canada, with most of our team residing in Atlantic Canada.

Not only are we passionate about nurturing a thriving technology sector here in Atlantic Canada, but we are also committed to solving technology challenges that will make an impact worldwide. Technology is everlasting, and we take pride in connecting world class talent to world class projects and business solutions!

To achieve this, we know we need to be all in on training and development of our team so we can continue to move the needle in the technology sector together. Of course, we offer competitive compensation and benefits packages to our team, but our competitive edge is the development and training that our team experiences every day.

We recognize that empowered employees are more innovative, more efficient, deliver better customer results and can flat out-perform conventional organizations.

If you are an IT Professional, Software Professional, or Management Consultant, that is passionate about career development, data, and problem solving, we want to hear from you! If this sounds like someone you know, share this with them so they do not miss the opportunity to experience Mariner!

Join our team and be a part of our vibrant community that values diversity and embraces inclusion at every level. We are committed to fostering a culture where individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life feel empowered to contribute their unique perspectives. Our collaborative environment celebrates the richness of ideas and experiences, and we believe that by embracing diversity, we can achieve greater innovation and excellence together. Come and help us create a workplace that reflects the beautiful tapestry of our global community.

Join our growing team!


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